Isaiah 38:5
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New International Version
"Go and tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.

New Living Translation
"Go back to Hezekiah and tell him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will add fifteen years to your life,

English Standard Version
“Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.

New American Standard Bible
"Go and say to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.

King James Bible
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the LORD God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life.

International Standard Version
"Go tell Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David has to say: "I've heard your prayer and I've seen your tears; so I will add fifteen years to your life.

NET Bible
"Go and tell Hezekiah: 'This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David says: "I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will add fifteen years to your life,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Go and say to Hezekiah, 'This is what the LORD God of your ancestor David says: I've heard your prayer. I've seen your tears. I'm going to give you 15 more years to live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer; I have seen thy tears behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

King James 2000 Bible
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add unto your days fifteen years.

American King James Version
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add to your days fifteen years.

American Standard Version
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go and say to Ezechias: Thus saith the Lord the God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, and I have seen thy tears: behold I will add to thy days fifteen years:

Darby Bible Translation
Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of David thy father: I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add to thy days fifteen years.

English Revised Version
Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add to thy days fifteen years.

World English Bible
"Go, and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.

Young's Literal Translation
Go, and thou hast said to Hezekiah, Thus said Jehovah, God of David thy father, 'I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tear, lo, I am adding to thy days fifteen years,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

38:1-8 When we pray in our sickness, though God send not to us such an answer as he here sent to Hezekiah, yet, if by his Spirit he bids us be of good cheer, assures us that our sins are forgiven, and that, whether we live or die, we shall be his, we do not pray in vain. See 2Ki 20:1-11.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Thus saith the Lord,... I have heard thy prayer. According to the author of Kings, the full message sent to Hezekiah was, "I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. And I will add unto thy clays fifteen years; and I will deliver time and this city out of the hand of the King of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake" (2 Kings 20:5, 6). The words in italics are additional to those here reported by Isaiah. Fifteen years. This was doubling, or rather more than doubling, the length of Hezekiah's reign, and allowing him a length of life exceeding that of the great majority of the kings of Judah, who seldom attained the age of fifty. Hezekiah lived to be fifty-four.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Go and say to Hezekiah,.... Turn again, and tell him, 2 Kings 20:5,

thus saith the Lord the God of David thy father; this is said, to show that he remembered the covenant he made with David his father, concerning the kingdom, and the succession of his children in it; and that he had a regard to him, as walking in his steps:

I have heard thy prayer; and therefore was not surely a foolish one, as Luther somewhere calls it, since it was heard and answered so quickly:

I have seen thy tears; which he shed in prayer, and so studiously concealed from others, when he turned his face to the wall:

behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years; that is, to the days he had lived already, and beyond which it was not probable, according to the nature of his disease, he could live; and besides, he had the sentence of death pronounced on him, and had it within himself, nor did he pray for his life; so that these fifteen years were over and above what he could or did expect to live; and because it was unusual in such a case, and after such a declaration made, that a man should live, and especially so long a time after, it is ushered in with a "behold", as a note of admiration; it being a thing unheard of, and unprecedented, and entirely the Lord's doing, and which, no doubt, was marvellous in the eyes of the king.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. God of David thy father—God remembers the covenant with the father to the children (Ex 20:5; Ps 89:28, 29).

tears—(Ps 56:8).

days … years—Man's years, however many, are but as so many days (Ge 5:27).

Isaiah 38:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery
4Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah, saying, 5"Go and say to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your life. 6"I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city."'…
Cross References
2 Kings 18:2
He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years. His mother's name was Abijah daughter of Zechariah.

2 Kings 18:13
In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah's reign, Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all the fortified cities of Judah and captured them.

Isaiah 38:4
Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah:
Treasury of Scripture

Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears: behold, I will add to your days fifteen years.

and say

2 Samuel 7:3-5 And Nathan said to the king, Go, do all that is in your heart; for …

1 Chronicles 17:2-4 Then Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart; for God is with you…

God

Isaiah 7:13,14 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing …

1 Kings 8:25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with your servant David my …

1 Kings 9:4,5 And if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, in integrity …

1 Kings 11:12,13 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's …

1 Kings 15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp …

2 Chronicles 34:3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began …

Psalm 89:3,4 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to David my servant…

Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? …

I have heard

2 Kings 19:20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus said the …

Psalm 34:5,6 They looked to him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed…

Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

I have seen

Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace …

Psalm 56:8 You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they …

Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted …

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the middle of the throne shall feed them, …

I will

Job 14:5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with …

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Acts 27:24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, see, …

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