SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:3 Te ruego, oh SEÑOR, te ruego que hagas memoria de que he andado delante de ti en verdad y en corazón perfecto; y que he hecho las cosas que te agradan. Y lloró Ezequías con gran lloro.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 20:3 Verse 3. I beseech thee, O Lord] Hezekiah knew that, although the words of Isaiah were delivered to him in an absolute form, yet they were to be conditionally understood, else he could not have prayed to God to reverse a purpose which he knew to be irrevocable. Even this passage is a key to many prophecies and Divine declarations: see chap. 18 of Jeremiah.
Hezekiah pleads his uprightness and holy conduct in his own behalf. Was it impious to do so? No; but it certainly did not savour much either of humility or of a due sense of his own weakness. If he had a perfect heart, who made it such?-God. If he did good in God's sights who enabled him to do so?-God. Could he therefore plead in his behalf dispositions and actions which he could neither have felt nor practiced but by the power of the grace of God? I trow not. But the times of this ignorance God winked at.
The Gospel teaches us a different lesson.
Wept sore.] How clouded must his prospects of another world have been! But it is said that, as he saw the nation in danger from the Assyrian army, which was then invading it, and threatened to destroy the religion of the true God, he was greatly affected at the news of his death, as he wished to live to see the enemies of God overthrown. And therefore God promises that he will deliver the city out of the hands of the king of Assyria, at the same time that he promises him a respite of fifteen years, ver. 6.
His lamentation on this occasion may be seen in Isaiah, Isaiah xxxviii. 9-22.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - Hezekiah was sick unto death, in the same year in which the king of Assyria besieged Jerusalem. A warning to prepare for death was brough to Hezekiah by Isaiah. Prayer is one of the best preparations for death, because by it we fetch in strength and grace from God, to enabl us to finish well. He wept sorely: some gather from hence that he wa unwilling to die; it is in the nature of man to dread the separation of soul and body. There was also something peculiar in Hezekiah's case; he was now in the midst of his usefulness. Let Hezekiah's prayer, see Is 38. interpret his tears; in that is nothing which is like his havin been under that fear of death, which has bondage or torment. Hezekiah' piety made his sick-bed easy. "O Lord, remember now;" he does not spea as if God needed to be put in mind of any thing by us; nor, as if the reward might be demanded as due; it is Christ's righteousness only tha is the purchase of mercy and grace. Hezekiah does not pray, Lord, spar me; but, Lord, remember me; whether I live or die, let me be thine. God always hears the prayers of the broken in heart, and will give health length of days, and temporal deliverances, as much and as long as it is truly good for them. Means were to be used for Hezekiah's recovery yet, considering to what a height the disease was come, and ho suddenly it was checked, the cure was miraculous. It is our duty, when sick, to use such means as are proper to help nature, else we do no trust God, but tempt him. For the confirmation of his faith, the shado of the sun was carried back, and the light was continued longer tha usual, in a miraculous manner. This work of wonder shows the power of God in heaven as well as on earth, the great notice he takes of prayer and the great favour he bears to his chosen.
Original Hebrew אנה 577 יהוה 3068 זכר 2142 נא 4994 את 853 אשׁר 834 התהלכתי 1980 לפניך 6440 באמת 571 ובלבב 3824 שׁלם 8003 והטוב 2896 בעיניך 5869 עשׂיתי 6213 ויבך 1058 חזקיהו 2396 בכי 1058 גדול׃ 1419