2Ki 20:2
20:2 Then he turned his face to the {a} wall, and prayed unto
     the LORD, saying,

     (a) That his mind might not be troubled.

2Ki 20:3
20:3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked
     before thee in truth and with a {b} perfect heart, and have
     done [that which is] good in thy sight. And Hezekiah {c}
     wept sore.

     (b) Meaning, without all hypocrisy.
     (c) Not so much for his own death, as for fear that
         idolatry would be restored which he had destroyed, and
         so God's Name be dishonoured.

2Ki 20:5
20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people,
     Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have
     heard thy {d} prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will
     heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the {e}
     house of the LORD.

     (d) Because of his true repentance and prayer, God turned
         away his wrath.
     (e) To give thanks for your deliverance.

2Ki 20:7
20:7 And Isaiah said, Take a {f} lump of figs. And they took and
     laid [it] on the boil, and he recovered.

     (f) He declares that though God can heal without other
         medicines, he will not have these inferior means

2Ki 20:10
20:10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow
      to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow {g} return
      backward ten degrees.

      (g) Let the sun go so many degrees back, that the hours
          may be fewer in the king's dial.

2Ki 20:11
20:11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought
      the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down
      in the {h} dial of Ahaz.

      (h) Which was set at the top of the stairs that Ahaz had

2Ki 20:12
20:12 At that time Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of
      Babylon, sent letters and a {i} present unto Hezekiah: for
      he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

      (i) Moved by the favour that God showed to Hezekiah, and
          also because he had declared himself an enemy of
          Sennacherib who was now destroyed.

2Ki 20:13
20:13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them all 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
      {k} dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

      (k) Being moved by ambition and vain glory, and also
          because he seemed to rejoice in the friendship of him
          who was God's enemy and an infidel.

2Ki 20:19
20:19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the
      LORD which thou hast {l} spoken. And he said, [Is it] not
      [good], if {m} peace and truth be in my days?

      (l) He acknowledges Isaiah to be the true prophet of God
          and therefore humbles himself to his word.
      (m) Seeing that God has shown me this favour to grant me
          quietness during my life: for he was afraid lest the
          enemies would have had opportunity to rejoice if the
          Church had decayed in his time, because he had
          restored religion.

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