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Chapter 38

1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death.

And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came unto him,
and said unto him,
"Thus said Jehovah/God,
Set your house in order:
for you shall die, and not live.

2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall,
and prayed unto Jehovah/God, 3
and said,
"Remember now, O Jehovah/God, I beseech you,
how I have Walked before You in Doctrine/Truth
and with a "perfected heart/'right lobe' ",
  {means that he has studied and become a spiritually mature
and have done that which is good in Your sight/viewpoint."
  {means he applied his divine viewpoint to his life's experiences}

And Hezekiah wept sore.

{God Gives Hezekiah 15 more years of Life}
4 Then came the word of Jehovah/God to Isaiah, saying, 5
"Go, and say to Hezekiah,
Thus said Jehovah/God,
the 'Elohiym/Godhead of David your father,
I have heard your prayer,
I have seen your tears.

Behold, I will add unto your days fifteen years."

{Note: Remember that God's timing is perfect. When He called Hezekiah home that was the perfect time. To add 15 years might just be a punishment instead of a reward!}

6 And I will deliver you and this city
out of the hand of the king of Assyria
and I will defend this city.

7 And this shall be a sign unto you from Jehovah/God,
that Jehovah/God will do this thing that he has spoken.

{God Turns the Sun back 10 Degrees}
8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees,
which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz,
ten degrees backward.

So the sun returned ten degrees,
by which degrees it was gone down.

9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah,
when he had been sick,
and was recovered of his sickness.

10 I said in the cutting off of my days,
I shall go to the gates of the grave.

I am deprived of the residue of my years.

11 I said, I shall not see Jehovah/God,
even Jehovah/God,
in the land of the living.

I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

12 My age is departed,
and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent.

I have cut off like a weaver my life.

He will cut me off with pining sickness . . .
from day even to night will you make an end of me.

13 I reckoned till morning, that,
as a lion,
so will he break all my bones . . .
from day even to night will you make an end of me.

14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter.

I did mourn as a dove . . .
my eyes fail with looking upward . . .
O Jehovah/God,
I am oppressed;
undertake for me.

15 What shall I say?

He has both spoken unto me,
and Himself has done it.

I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

16`` O Lord/'Adonay,
by these things men live,
and in all these things is the life of my spirit
so will You recover me, and make me to live.

17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness . . .
but You have
in love to my soul
delivered it from the pit of corruption
for You have cast all my sins behind your back.
  {idiom meaning God forgets your sin once you confess (I John 1:9)}

18 For the grave/sheol cannot praise You,
death can not celebrate You.

Those who go down into the pit
cannot hope for Your Doctrine/Truth {'emeth}.

19 The living, the living, he shall praise You,
as I do this day . . .
the father to the children
shall make known Your Doctrine/Truth.

20 Jehovah/God was ready to save me
therefore we will sing my songs
to the stringed instruments
all the days of our life in the house of Jehovah/God.

21 For Isaiah had said,
'Let them take a lump of figs,
and lay it for a plaster upon the boil,
and he shall recover.'

22 Hezekiah also had said,
'What is the sign
that I shall go up
to the house of Jehovah/God?'