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Isaiah 38 - NIV

Hezekiah’s Illness

1 In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord,

3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah:

5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.

6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.

7 “‘This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised:

8 I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.’” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.

9 A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:


I said, “In the prime of my life
must I go through the gates of death
and be robbed of the rest of my years?”

11 I said, “I will not again see the Lord himself
in the land of the living;
no longer will I look on my fellow man,
or be with those who now dwell in this world.

12 Like a shepherd’s tent my house
has been pulled down and taken from me.
Like a weaver I have rolled up my life,
and he has cut me off from the loom;
day and night you made an end of me.

13 I waited patiently till dawn,
but like a lion he broke all my bones;
day and night you made an end of me.

14 I cried like a swift or thrush,
I moaned like a mourning dove.
My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens.
I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!”


But what can I say?
He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this.
I will walk humbly all my years
because of this anguish of my soul.

16 Lord, by such things people live;
and my spirit finds life in them too.
You restored me to health
and let me live.

17 Surely it was for my benefit
that I suffered such anguish.
In your love you kept me
from the pit of destruction;
you have put all my sins
behind your back.

18 For the grave cannot praise you,
death cannot sing your praise;
those who go down to the pit
cannot hope for your faithfulness.

19 The living, the living—they praise you,
as I am doing today;
parents tell their children
about your faithfulness.


The Lord will save me,
and we will sing with stringed instruments
all the days of our lives
in the temple of the Lord.

21 Isaiah had said, “Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover.”

22 Hezekiah had asked, “What will be the sign that I will go up to the temple of the Lord?”

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Michael McCartney avatar
The art of Thank You Hezekiah
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2016
Summary: We must cultivate a grateful heart with the Lord and learn to say “Thank You” to Him and to others. Thank You has the power to change our heart and others hearts! It can even transform our outlook on life and death.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Set Thy House In Order
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jul, 2016
Summary: To establish that each of us must not only set our house in order, but keep it in good standings; seeing none of us known the time nor season the Lord may require an accounting of us and our work.
Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 38-39 God Save the King
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 38-39
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-39:8
Views: 381
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Death
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 377
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Only The Good Die Young?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Oct, 2015
Summary: Why do the good die young and the wicked live to an old age? Do the good always die because of sin or could there be a blessing in an early death??
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 944
Ronnie Floyd avatar
When Christians Get Sick
Shared by: Ronnie Floyd on Jun, 2013
Summary: Scripture does not minimize pursuing medical care, but it maximizes praying with faith.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,848
Thomas Swope avatar
Let’s Make A Deal
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Aug, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Isaiah 38: 1 – 22
Series: Isaiah
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,607
Prophetess Jodi Lynn avatar
Shared by: Prophetess Jodi Lynn on Sep, 2011
Summary: This is a message about the importance of a praise!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,950
Joseph Smith avatar
Feelings, Prayer and Victory
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Oct, 2009
Summary: September 1989: We can work through our feelings to victory if we are totally honest with God about what we feel, and then if we are able to praise Him joyfully when we are released.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,557
Hugh W.  Davidson avatar
Shared by: Hugh W. Davidson on May, 2009
Summary: The all-inclusive nature of death
Series: Death
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,354
Kirk DeVine avatar
Divine Deliverane: The Prize of Persistence
Shared by: Kirk DeVine on Dec, 2008
Summary: This was a prophetic message the Lord gave me as we prepared to close out 2008 (the outline was created after I preached the message). It examines how Hezekiah responded to the words of the prophet and how God was moved by his repsonse.
based on 56 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-6
Views: 6,669
Robert Higgins avatar
God Has Done Great Things
Shared by: Robert Higgins on May, 2008
Summary: What produces worship in your life?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:12-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,798
Darryl Klassen avatar
The Last Enemy
Shared by: Darryl Klassen on Jan, 2008
Summary: King Hezekiah is told he is going to die and he had better get ready. What does it mean for Christians to face death? What is our understanding of death in light of what Christ has done for us?
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-39:8
Denomination: Mennonite
Views: 5,267
Victor Yap avatar
Try and Try Again
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Prayer Warriors, Pt. 3
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,157
Davon Huss avatar
King Hezekiah and His Son Manasseh
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jun, 2007
Summary: A sermon for Father’s Day starting with the story of King Hezekiah and his son Manasseh!
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:19
Views: 3,344
Winson Butler avatar
"Set Thine House In Order" by Dr. Winson Butler
Shared by: Winson Butler on Jan, 2006
Summary: The purest metal comes out of the greatest heat! It’s amazing what we can discover about ourselves & others when life throws us a curve. We can see this in the life of Hezekiah. Let’s examine it together!
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,732
Randall Bates avatar
The Lord is Ready
Shared by: Randall Bates on Sep, 2005
Summary: God is ready and able to save all that would come to Him
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,468
Ed McNeely avatar
From Bitterness to Blessedness
Shared by: Ed McNeely on Dec, 2004
Summary: Christmas: The flip-side of life’s bitter experiences. Or God’s answer to our failures.
Series: Christmas
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:17-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,972
Roger Thomas avatar
A Case Study in Prayer
Shared by: Roger Thomas on Jun, 2004
Summary: Hezekiah’s experience provides a lasting example of what can happen when we claim God’s promise of prayer.
based on 67 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-39:8
Views: 10,776
Anthony Smith avatar
Set your House in Order
Shared by: Anthony Smith on Nov, 2003
Summary: Changeing attitudes toward who you are in God.A Look into the heart of man and God.
based on 67 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 20,307
Victor Yap avatar
Try And Try Again
Shared by: Victor Yap on Mar, 2003
Summary: Prayer Warriors, Part Three: Hezekiah’s Prayer
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,291
Ken Alford avatar
No Hope? No Thanks!
Shared by: Ken Alford on Nov, 2001
Summary: THANKSGIVING IS A PRIVILEGE OF THE LIVING. This message, taken from the near-death experience of Hezekiah, connects thanksgiving with hope in a mutually perpetuating cycle. It answers four questions of hope
based on 52 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,659
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Why Aren't We Healed?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar, 2001
Summary: A balanced approach to healing.
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,664