38:2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 38:3 “Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you 1 faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, 2 and how I have carried out your will.” 3 Then Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4
38:4 The Lord told Isaiah, 5 38:5 “Go and tell Hezekiah: ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor 6 David says: “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will add fifteen years to your life,
1 tn Heb “walked before you.” For a helpful discussion of the background and meaning of this Hebrew idiom, see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 254.
2 tn Heb “and with a complete heart”; KJV, ASV “with a perfect heart.”
3 tn Heb “and that which is good in your eyes I have done.”
4 tn Heb “wept with great weeping”; NCV “cried loudly”; TEV “began to cry bitterly.”
5 tn Heb “and the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying.”
6 tn Heb “father” (so KJV, NAB, NIV).