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Isaiah 38:2-5

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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).



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