0 SAB Isaiah 39

He shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips. 11:4

Trivia: In Isaiah 14, who is called the son of the morning?



A Babylonian visits Hezekiah
Interpretations 39:1-8, Cf. 2 Kg 20:12-19,

1At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.

The son of the king of Babylonia heard that Hezekiah was sick, so he sent letters and a present to him.

2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

Hezekiah invited him to visit.

When he arrived, Hezekiah showed him all the precious things in his kingdom.

3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon.

Isaiah said to Hezekiah,

Where did those guys come from and what did they want?

What did you show them?

4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.

Hezekiah said,

I showed them everything.

5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:

6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.

Isaiah said to Hezekiah,

Here is what God says,

Everything in your house will be carried to Babylon.

7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

And your sons will be eunuchs in the king's palace in Babylon.

8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.

Hezekiah said,

Okay. That's great.

Whatever God says is fine with me.


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