2 Kings 20:2
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,

Berean Study Bible
Then Hezekiah 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,

New King James Version
Then he turned his face toward 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,

NASB 1995
Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying,

NASB 1977
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to the LORD, saying,

Amplified Bible
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying,

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and he prayed before LORD JEHOVAH and said:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Ezekias turned to the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying,

Contemporary English Version
Hezekiah turned toward the wall and prayed,

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

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

Good News Translation
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed:

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying:

Literal Standard Version
And he turns around his face to the wall, and prays to YHWH, saying,

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

New Heart English Bible
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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery
1In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him and said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Put your house in order, for you are about to die; you will not recover.’ ” 2Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, 3“Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and with wholehearted devotion; I have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.…

Cross References
2 Kings 20:1
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him and said, "This is what the LORD says: 'Put your house in order, for you are about to die; you will not recover.'"

2 Kings 20:3
"Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and with wholehearted devotion; I have done what was good in Your sight." 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 hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place: and when thou hearest, forgive.

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

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









(2) Then he turned his face.--And he turned his face round (1Kings 21:4). Hezekiah did so to avoid being disturbed in his prayer; and perhaps because grief instinctively seeks a hiding-place.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Hezekiah turned
וַיַּסֵּ֥ב (way·yas·sêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

his face
פָּנָ֖יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the wall
הַקִּ֑יר (haq·qîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7023: A wall

and prayed
וַיִּ֨תְפַּלֵּ֔ל (way·yiṯ·pal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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