“Glory To The Lord Jesus/Isaiah 37, “Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold”

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“Open My Heart,” Yolanda Adams

“Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold,” Isaiah 37:1) And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into The House Of The Lord.  Romans 12:12.  2) And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the Prophet the son of Amoz.  3) And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.  Hosea 5:9.  4) It May Be The Lord Thy God Will Hear The Words of Rabshakah, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to Reproach The Living God, And Will Reprove The Words Which The Lord Thy God Hath Heard; wherefore lift up Thy Prayer for the Remnant that is left.  2 Kings 19:4;  James 5:14-18.  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, Sackcloth Was a sign of mourning, Repentance, and humiliation (20:2, 3; 1 Kings 20:31; Nehemiah 9:1; Daniel 9:3).   v2, Eliakim … Shebna:  One of Isaiah’s Prophecies condemns Shebna for his arrogance (see  22:15-23).  v4, v5  For references for the Remnant, see 1:9; 10:20.  v6-10, The Lord Commonly Assured His Servants With The Words:  Do Not Be Afraid.  

Quest Study Bible – v1, “Tore his clothes,”  See “Where did the ashes and torn clothing come from?”   (2 Samuel 13:19);  “Why did Mordecai tear his clothes?”  (Esther 4:1-2) and “Why shave beards, tear clothes and cut skin?”  (Jeremiah 41;5).    v2, “As a Prophet, what role did Isaiah play in government?”  Isaiah had no official role in the government.  Technically, he was merely a private citizen.  Nevertheless, King Hezekiah recognized Isaiah as a Prophet–One Who Spoke For God.  Hezekiah sought Isaiah’s help because he Hoped To Receive Direction From The Lord.      

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – This Chapter is the same as 2 Kings 19.

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