Isaiah 38:7
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English Standard Version
“This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has promised:

King James Bible
And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;

American Standard Version
And this shall be the sign unto thee from Jehovah, that Jehovah will do this thing that he hath spoken:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this shall be a sign to thee from the Lord, that the Lord will do this word which he hath spoken:

English Revised Version
And this shall he the sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken:

Webster's Bible Translation
And this shall be a sign to thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;

Isaiah 38:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

There is nothing to surprise us in the fact that we are carried back to the time when Jerusalem was still threatened by the Assyrian, since the closing vv. of chapter 37 merely contain an anticipatory announcement, introduced for the purpose of completing the picture of the last Assyrian troubles, by adding the fulfilment of Isaiah's prediction of their termination. It is within this period, and indeed in the year of the Assyrian invasion (Isaiah 36:1), since Hezekiah reigned twenty-nine years, and fifteen of these are promised here, that the event described by Isaiah falls - an event not merely of private interest, but one of importance in connection with the history of the nation also. "In those days Hizkiyahu became dangerously ill. And Isaiah son of Amoz, the prophet, came to him, and said to him, Thus saith Jehovah, Set thine house in order: for thou wilt die, and not recover. Then Hizkiyahu turned (K. om.) his face to the wall, and prayed to Jehovah, and said (K. saying), O Jehovah, remember this, I pray, that I have walked before thee in truth, and with the whole heart, and have done what was good in Thine eyes! And Hizkiyahu wept with loud weeping." "Give command to thy house" (ל, cf., אל, 2 Samuel 17:23) is equivalent to, "Make known thy last will to thy family" (compare the rabbinical tsavvâ'âh, the last will and testament); for though tsivvâh is generally construed with the accusative of the person, it is also construed with Lamed (e.g., Exodus 1:22; cf., אל, Exodus 16:34). חיה in such a connection as this signifies to revive or recover. The announcement of his death is unconditional and absolute. As Vitringa observes, "the condition was not expressed, because God would draw it from him as a voluntary act." The sick man turned his face towards the wall (פּניו הסב, hence the usual fut. cons. ויּסּב as in 1 Kings 21:4, 1 Kings 21:8, 1 Kings 21:14), to retire into himself and to God. The supplicatory אנּה (here, as in Psalm 116:4, Psalm 116:16, and in all six times, with ה) always has the principal tone upon the last syllable before יהוה equals אדני (Nehemiah 1:11). The metheg has sometimes passed into a conjunctive accent (e.g., Genesis 50:17; Exodus 32:31). אשׁר את does not signify that which, but this, that, as in Deuteronomy 9:7; 2 Kings 8:12, etc. "In truth," i.e., without wavering or hypocrisy. שׁלם בלב, with a complete or whole heart, as in 1 Kings 8:61, etc. He wept aloud, because it was a dreadful thing to him to have to die without an heir to the throne, in the full strength of his manhood (in the thirty-ninth year of his age), and with the nation in so unsettled a state.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Isaiah 38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?

Isaiah 7:11-14 Ask you a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above...

Isaiah 37:30 And this shall be a sign to you, You shall eat this year such as grows of itself; and the second year that which springs of the same...

Genesis 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

Judges 6:17-22,37-39 And he said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, then show me a sign that you talk with me...

2 Kings 20:8 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me...

Cross References
Judges 6:17
And he said to him, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is you who speak with me.

Judges 6:21
Then the angel of the LORD reached out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes. And fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes. And the angel of the LORD vanished from his sight.

1 Kings 13:3
And he gave a sign the same day, saying, "This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: 'Behold, the altar shall be torn down, and the ashes that are on it shall be poured out.'"

2 Kings 20:9
And Isaiah said, "This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has promised: shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?"

2 Chronicles 32:31
And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.

Isaiah 7:11
"Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven."

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

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