2 Kings 20:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

New Living Translation
When Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

English Standard Version
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying,

New American Standard Bible
Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying,

King James Bible
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,"

International Standard Version
So Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD.

NET Bible
He turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hezekiah turned to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

American King James Version
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,

American Standard Version
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Jehovah, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to Jehovah saying,

English Revised Version
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,

World English Bible
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to Yahweh, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And he turneth round his face unto the wall, and prayeth unto Jehovah, saying,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:1-11 Hezekiah was sick unto death, in the same year in which the king of Assyria besieged Jerusalem. A warning to prepare for death was brought to Hezekiah by Isaiah. Prayer is one of the best preparations for death, because by it we fetch in strength and grace from God, to enable us to finish well. He wept sorely: some gather from hence that he was unwilling to die; it is in the nature of man to dread the separation of soul and body. There was also something peculiar in Hezekiah's case; he was now in the midst of his usefulness. Let Hezekiah's prayer, see Isa 38. interpret his tears; in that is nothing which is like his having been under that fear of death, which has bondage or torment. Hezekiah's piety made his sick-bed easy. O Lord, remember now; he does not speak as if God needed to be put in mind of any thing by us; nor, as if the reward might be demanded as due; it is Christ's righteousness only that is the purchase of mercy and grace. Hezekiah does not pray, Lord, spare me; but, Lord, remember me; whether I live or die, let me be thine. God always hears the prayers of the broken in heart, and will give health, length of days, and temporal deliverances, as much and as long as is truly good for them. Means were to be used for Hezekiah's recovery; yet, considering to what a height the disease was come, and how suddenly it was checked, the cure was miraculous. It is our duty, when sick, to use such means as are proper to help nature, else we do not trust God, but tempt him. For the confirmation of his faith, the shadow of the sun was carried back, and the light was continued longer than usual, in a miraculous manner. This work of wonder shows the power of God in heaven as well as on earth, the great notice he takes of prayer, and the great favour he bears to his chosen.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Then he turned his face to the wall - i.e., away from those who were standing beside his bed, and might have distracted his attention, to pray with more concentration and earnestness - and prayed unto the Lord, saying (comp. 2 Kings 19:15). It was natural to Hezekiah, in every kind of affliction and distress, to take his trouble direct to God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. he turned his face to the wall—not like Ahab (1Ki 21:4), in fretful discontent, but in order to secure a better opportunity for prayer.

2 Kings 20:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery
1In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.'" 2Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, 3"Remember now, O LORD, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.…
Cross References
2 Kings 20:1
In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover."

2 Kings 20:3
"Remember, LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
Treasury of Scripture

Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,

he turned.

1 Kings 8:30 And listen you to the supplication of your servant, and of your people …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Isaiah 38:2,3 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD…

Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have …

Jump to Previous
Face Hezekiah Hezeki'ah Prayed Prayer Prayeth Round Turned Turneth Turning Wall
Jump to Next
Face Hezekiah Hezeki'ah Prayed Prayer Prayeth Round Turned Turneth Turning Wall
Links
2 Kings 20:2 NIV
2 Kings 20:2 NLT
2 Kings 20:2 ESV
2 Kings 20:2 NASB
2 Kings 20:2 KJV

2 Kings 20:2 Bible Apps
2 Kings 20:2 Bible Suite
2 Kings 20:2 Biblia Paralela
2 Kings 20:2 Chinese Bible
2 Kings 20:2 French Bible
2 Kings 20:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: and face he Hezekiah his LORD prayed saying the Then to turned wall

OT History: 2 Kings 20:2 Then he turned his face to (2Ki iiKi ii ki 2 kg 2kg) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
2 Kings 20:1
Top of Page
Top of Page