Isaiah 38:2
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,

Berean Study Bible
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

King James Bible
Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

New King James Version
Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD,

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

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

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

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

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 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto Jehovah,

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Hezekiah turned toward the wall and prayed,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ezechias turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord,

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

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
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

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

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

New Heart English Bible
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Hezekiah turneth round his face unto the wall, and prayeth unto Jehovah,

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, 3saying, “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
Isaiah 38:1
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.'"

Isaiah 38:3
saying, "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 Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the LORD,

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.

Psalm 91:15
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.









(2) Turned his face toward the wall . . .--The royal couch was in the corner, as the Eastern place of honour, the face turned to it, as seeking privacy and avoiding the gaze of men. (Comp. Ahab in 1Kings 21:4.)

Verse 2. - Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall. The action resembles that of Ahab (1 Kings 21:4); but the spirit is wholly different. Ahab turned away in sullenness, Hezekiah that he might pray undisturbed Beds seem to have been placed in the corners of rooms, with the head against one wall of the room, and one side against another.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Hezekiah
חִזְקִיָּ֛הוּ (ḥiz·qî·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2396: Hezekiah -- 'Yah has strengthened', a king of Judah, also several other Israelites

turned
וַיַּסֵּ֧ב (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
וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֖ל (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,
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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