SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:1 Â¶ En aquellos días cayó Ezequías enfermo de muerte, y vino a él Isaías profeta hijo de Amós, y le dijo: El SEÑOR dice así: Dispón de tu casa, porque has de morir, y no vivirás.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 20:1 Verse 1. Set thine house in order] It appears from the text that he was smitten with such a disorder as must terminate in death, without the miraculous interposition of God: and he is now commanded to set his house in order, or to give charge concerning his house; to dispose of his affairs, or in other words, to make his will; because his death was at hand.
"This sickness," says Jarchi, "took place three days before the defeat of Sennacherib." That it must have been before this defeat, is evident.
Hezekiah reigned only twenty-nine years, chap. xviii. 2. He had reigned fourteen years when the war with Sennacherib began, 2 Kings xviii. 13, and he reigned fifteen years after this sickness, 2 Kings xx. 6; therefore 14+15=29, the term of his reign. Nothing can be clearer than this, that Hezekiah had reigned fourteen years before this time; and that he did live the fifteen years here promised. That Hezekiah's sickness happened before the destruction of Sennacherib's army, is asserted by the text itself: see ver. 6.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1-3. In these days was Hezekiah sick unto death , etc.] Of this sickness of Hezekiah, the message of the prophet Isaiah to him, and his prayer upon it, (see Gill on “ Isaiah 38:1-3”).
Ver. 1-3. In these days was Hezekiah sick unto death , etc.] Of this sickness of Hezekiah, the message of the prophet Isaiah to him, and his prayer upon it, (see Gill on “ Isaiah 38:1-3”).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - Hezekiah was sick unto death, in the same year in which the king of Assyria besieged Jerusalem. A warning to prepare for death was brough to Hezekiah by Isaiah. Prayer is one of the best preparations for death, because by it we fetch in strength and grace from God, to enabl us to finish well. He wept sorely: some gather from hence that he wa unwilling to die; it is in the nature of man to dread the separation of soul and body. There was also something peculiar in Hezekiah's case; he was now in the midst of his usefulness. Let Hezekiah's prayer, see Is 38. interpret his tears; in that is nothing which is like his havin been under that fear of death, which has bondage or torment. Hezekiah' piety made his sick-bed easy. "O Lord, remember now;" he does not spea as if God needed to be put in mind of any thing by us; nor, as if the reward might be demanded as due; it is Christ's righteousness only tha is the purchase of mercy and grace. Hezekiah does not pray, Lord, spar me; but, Lord, remember me; whether I live or die, let me be thine. God always hears the prayers of the broken in heart, and will give health length of days, and temporal deliverances, as much and as long as it is truly good for them. Means were to be used for Hezekiah's recovery yet, considering to what a height the disease was come, and ho suddenly it was checked, the cure was miraculous. It is our duty, when sick, to use such means as are proper to help nature, else we do no trust God, but tempt him. For the confirmation of his faith, the shado of the sun was carried back, and the light was continued longer tha usual, in a miraculous manner. This work of wonder shows the power of God in heaven as well as on earth, the great notice he takes of prayer and the great favour he bears to his chosen.
Original Hebrew בימים 3117 ההם 1992 חלה 2470 חזקיהו 2396 למות 4191 ויבא 935 אליו 413 ישׁעיהו 3470 בן 1121 אמוץ 531 הנביא 5030 ויאמר 559 אליו 413 כה 3541 אמר 559 יהוה 3068 צו 6680 לביתך 1004 כי 3588 מת 4191 אתה 859 ולא 3808 תחיה׃ 2421