2 KINGS 20:5

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“Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.

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2 Kings 20:5 Translation & Meaning

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Turn again, שׁ֣וּב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again Turn again
and tell וְאָֽמַרְתָּ֞ To say (used with great latitude) tell
Hezekiah חִזְקִיָּ֣הוּ Chizkijah, a king of Judah, also the name of two other Israelites Hezekiah
the captain נְגִיד A commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural), honorable themes captain
of my people, עַמִּ֗י A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
Thus כֹּֽה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now Thus
saith אָמַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) saith
the Lord, יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
the God אֱלֹהֵי֙ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
of David דָּוִ֣ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
thy father, אָבִ֔יךָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
I have heard שָׁמַ֙עְתִּי֙ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) heard
thy prayer, תְּפִלָּתֶ֔ךָ Intercession, supplication; by implication, a hymn prayer
I have seen רָאִ֖יתִי To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seen
thy tears: דִּמְעָתֶ֑ךָ Weeping tears
behold, הִנְנִי֙ Lo!; also (as expressing surprise) if behold
I will heal רֹ֣פֶא Properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e., (figuratively) to cure heal
thee: on the third הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֔י Third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third (day, year or time); specifically, a third-story cell) third
day בַּיּוֹם֙ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
thou shalt go up תַּֽעֲלֶ֖ה To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative go up
unto the house בֵּ֥ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 3  I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

  • 4  And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying,

  • 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 prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.

  • 6  And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

  • 7  And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.




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