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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Kings 19:20-34

We have here the gracious copious answer which God gave to Hezekiah's prayer. The message which he sent him by the same hand (2 Kgs. 19:6, 7), one would think, was an answer sufficient to his prayer; but, that he might have strong consolation, he was encouraged by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, Heb. 6:18. In general, God assured him that his prayer was heard, his prayer against Sennacherib, 2 Kgs. 19:20. Note, The case of those that have the prayers of God's... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 19:1-37

And it came to pass, when King Hezekiah heard it ,.... The report of Rabshakeh's speech, recorded in the preceding chapter: that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth ; rent his clothes because of the blasphemy in the speech; and he put on sackcloth, in token of mourning, for the calamities he feared were coming on him and his people: and he went into the house of the Lord; the temple, to pray unto him. The message he sent to Isaiah, with his answer, and the threatening... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 19:33

By the way that he came - Though his army shall not return, yet he shall return to Assyria; for because of his blasphemy he is reserved for a more ignominious death. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 19:1-35

The wisdom of trust in God, and the foolishness of trust in self. The contrast between the devout, God-fearing, God-trusting Hezekiah, and the proud, self-trusting, self-asserting Sennacherib is one of the most striking and instructive in Scripture. The two are set one over against the other in the most graphic way. I. THE PICTURE OF HEZEKIAH shows him: 1. Jealous of God ' s honor. Sennacherib's words against God strike him with horror, appear to him such shocking... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 19:1-37

SECOND EXPEDITION OF SENNACHERIB AGAINST HEZEKIAH ( continued ). The chapter falls into four portions: read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 19:1-37

A nation's calamities, counselor, and God. "And it came to pass, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes," etc. Our purpose in our sketches on this book has not allowed us to inquire into all the minute particulars of the characters or events recorded, or into the authorship of the book, or into the right of the prophet or prophets so frequently to say, "Thus saith the Lord," but simply in the briefest way to develop for practical purposes the truths either expressed or... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 19:8-37

Our difficulties, and how to deal with them. We have seen that Hezekiah was a man distinguished by his trust in God. We have seen how his trust in God led him to act in times of peace. His trust in God led to personal religion , to practical effort , and to prosperity in life . We see here how he acted when troubles came. Depend upon it, the man who makes his peace with God when all is going well with him—he will have peace within his spirit when the time of trouble comes . ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 19:20-34

Isaiah's oracle. God is the Hearer of prayer. As in the case of Daniel ( Daniel 9:20 ), while Hezekiah was still speaking, an answer was sent to him through Isaiah the prophet (cf. 2 Kings 20:4 ). Thus also answers to prayer were sent in the cases of Paul ( Acts 9:10-18 ) and Cornelius ( Acts 10:1-8 ). Isaiah was the one person whose faith had remained unshaken through all this crisis. But it is not merely Isaiah's confidence which speaks in this composition. He brought to the king a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 19:33

By the way that he came, by the same shall he return (see 2 Kings 19:28 ). Not merely, "he shall fail of his object" (Bahr, Keil), "he shall return disappointed;" but, literally, he shall retrace his steps , he shall quit Palestine by the same route by which he entered it—the coast route along the maritime plain, which left Jerusalem on the right at a distance of forty miles. And shall not come into —rather, unto— this city, saith the Lord. An emphatic ending (comp. Isaiah 22:14... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Kings 19:33

By the way that he came - i. e., through the low country of the Shephelah, thus avoiding not only Jerusalem, but even Judaea. read more

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