Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Outline of Isaiah 38

Hezekiah's sickness and recovery. (Verse 1-8.)

His thanksgiving. (Verse 9-22.)


Read Isaiah 38:1-8

Verse 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 2 Kings 20:1-11.

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Read Isaiah 38:9-22

Verse 9-22 — We have here Hezekiah's thanksgiving. It is well for us to remember the mercies we receive in sickness. Hezekiah records the condition he was in. He dwells upon this; I shall no more see the Lord. A good man wishes not to live for any other end than that he may serve God, and have communion with him. Our present residence is like that of a shepherd in his hut, a poor, mean, and cold lodging, and with a trust committed to our charge, as the shepherd has. Our days are compared to the weaver's shuttle, Job

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