Isaiah 38:7
New International Version
"'This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised:

New Living Translation
“‘And this is the sign from the LORD to prove that he will do as he promised:

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

Berean Study Bible
This will be a sign to you from the LORD that He will do what He has promised:

New American Standard Bible
"This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He has spoken:

New King James Version
And this is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing which He has spoken:

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;

Christian Standard Bible
This is the sign to you from the LORD that he will do what he has promised:

Contemporary English Version
Now I will prove to you that I will keep my promise.

Good News Translation
Isaiah replied, "The LORD will give you a sign to prove that he will keep his promise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is the sign to you from the LORD that He will do what He has promised:

International Standard Version
This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will carry out this thing he has promised:

NET Bible
Isaiah replied, "This is your sign from the LORD confirming that the LORD will do what he has said:

New Heart English Bible
This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Isaiah said,] "This is your sign from the LORD that he will do what he promises.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And this shall be the sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He hath spoken:

New American Standard 1977
“And this shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that He has spoken:

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken:

King James 2000 Bible
And this shall be a sign unto you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken;

American King James Version
And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken;

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And this shall be a sign to thee from the Lord, that God will do this thing;

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:

Darby Bible Translation
And this [shall be] the sign to thee from Jehovah, that Jehovah will do this thing that 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;

World English Bible
This shall be the sign to you from Yahweh, that Yahweh will do this thing that he has spoken.

Young's Literal Translation
And this is to thee the sign from Jehovah, that Jehovah doth this thing that He hath spoken.
Study Bible
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery
6and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.’ 7This will be a sign to you from the LORD that He will do what He has promised: 8I will make the sun’s shadow that falls on the stairway of Ahaz go back ten steps.” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had descended.…
Cross References
Judges 6:17
Gideon answered, "If I have found favor in Your sight, give me a sign that it is You speaking with me.

Judges 6:21
Then the Angel of the LORD extended the tip of the staff that was in His hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread. And fire flared from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the Angel of the LORD vanished from his sight.

1 Kings 13:3
That day the man of God gave a sign, saying, "This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: 'Surely the altar will be split apart, and the ashes upon it will be poured out.'"

2 Kings 20:9
And Isaiah replied, "This will be a sign to you from the LORD that He will do what He has promised: Would you like the shadow to go forward ten steps, or back ten steps?"

2 Chronicles 32:31
And so when ambassadors of the rulers of Babylon were sent to him to inquire about the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone to test him, that He might know all that was in Hezekiah's heart.

Isaiah 7:11
"Ask for a sign from the LORD your God, whether from the depths of Sheol or the heights of heaven."

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and she will call Him Immanuel.

Isaiah 37:30
And this will be a sign to you, O Hezekiah: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what springs from the same. But in the third year you will sow and reap; you will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 38:22
And Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign that I will go up to the house of the LORD?"

Treasury of Scripture

And this shall be a sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he has spoken;

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 thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above…

Isaiah 37:30
And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.







Lexicon
This
וְזֶה־ (wə·zeh-)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

will be a sign
הָא֖וֹת (hā·’ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

to you
לְּךָ֥ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

from
מֵאֵ֣ת (mê·’êṯ)
Preposition-m | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

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

that
אֲשֶׁר֙ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

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

will do
יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

what
הַדָּבָ֥ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

He has promised:
דִּבֵּֽר׃ (dib·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue
(7) This shall be a sign unto thee . . .--The offer reminds us of that made to Ahaz; but it was received in a far different spirit. In 2Kings 20:8-11 the story is more fully told. Hezekiah asks for a sign, and is offered his choice. Shall the shadow go forward or backward? With something of a child-like simplicity he chooses the latter, as the more difficult of the two. The sun-dial of Ahaz, probably, like his altar (2Kings 16:10), copied from Syrian or Assyrian art [the mention of a sun-clock is ascribed by Herodotus (ii. 109) to the Chaldaeans], would seem to have been of the form of an obelisk standing on steps (the literal meaning of the Hebrew word for dial), and casting its shadow so as to indicate the time, each step representing an hour or half-hour. The nature of the phenomenon seems as curiously limited as that of the darkness of the crucifixion. There was no prolongation of the day in the rest of Palestine or Jerusalem, for the backward movement was limited to the step-dial. At Babylon no such phenomenon had been observed, and one ostensible purpose of Merodach-baladan's embassy was to investigate its nature (2Chronicles 32:31). An inquiry into the causation of a miracle is almost a contradiction in terms, but the most probable explanation of the fact recorded is that it was the effect of a supernatural, but exceedingly circumscribed, refraction. A prolonged after glow following on the sunset; and reviving for a time the brightness of the day, might produce an effect such as is described to one who gazed upon the step-dial.

Verse 7. - And this shall be a sign unto thee from the Lord. It was the day of the free offering of "signs" by God to those whom his providence had placed at the head of his people. Ahaz had been offered a sign (Isaiah 7:11), but had refused the offer made him (Isaiah 7:12); the Lord had then "himself" given him a sign." Hezekiah received a sign to assure him of the complete discomfiture of Sennacherib (Isaiah 37:30); an offer was here made him of a sign of a peculiar kind, and it was offered under peculiar conditions. We learn from 2 Kings that a choice was submitted to him - he was to determine whether time, as measured by a certain timepiece or clock, which was known as "the dial of Ahaz," should make a sudden leap forward - the shadow advancing ten degrees upon the dial (2 Kings 20:9), or whether it should retire backwards, the shadow upon the same dial receding ten degrees. Hezekiah determined in favour of the latter sign, from its appearing to him the more difficult of accomplishment; and on his declaring his decision, the shadow receded to the prescribed distance. Time was rolled backward, or at any rate appeared to be rolled backward; and the king, seeing so great a miracle, accepted without hesitation the further predictions that had been made to him. The Lord will do this thing that he hath spoken. By the nexus of this verse with the preceding, it would naturally be concluded that "the thing" to be done was the defence of Jerusalem; but ver. 22, which belongs properly to this part of the narrative, shows the contrary. Hezekiah had asked for a sign" that he should go up to the house of the Lord." 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.
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