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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
1Merodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, has notice of his treasures.
3Isaiah, understanding thereof, foretells the Babylonian captivity.
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Chapter 40
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Chapter 39

Verse 1
At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.

A. M. cir. 3292. B.C. cir. 712. Merodach-baladan
2 Kings 20:12-19
13:1,19; 14:4; 23:13
sent letters
2 Samuel 8:10; 10:2; 2 Chronicles 32:23

Verse 2
And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
was glad
2 Chronicles 32:25,31; Job 31:25; Psalms 146:3,4; Proverbs 4:23; Jeremiah 17:9
2 Kings 20:13; 2 Chronicles 32:27
precious things
or, spicery.
1 Kings 10:2,10,15,25; 2 Chronicles 9:1,9
or, jewels. Heb. vessels, or instruments. there was.
Ecclesiastes 7:20; 2 Corinthians 12:7; 1 John 1:8

Verse 3
Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon.
came Isaiah
38:1,5; 2 Samuel 12:1; 2 Kings 20:14,15; 2 Chronicles 16:7; 19:2; 25:15; Jeremiah 22:1,2
They are
Deuteronomy 28:49; Joshua 9:6,9; Jeremiah 5:15

Verse 4
Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.
All that
Joshua 7:19; Job 31:33; Proverbs 23:5; 28:13; 1 John 1:9

Verse 5
Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:
1 Samuel 13:13,14; 15:16

Verse 6
Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
that all
2 Kings 20:17-19; 24:13; 25:13-15; 2 Chronicles 36:10,18; Jeremiah 20:5; 27:21,22; Jeremiah 52:17-19; Daniel 1:2

Verse 7
And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
of thy sons
2 Kings 24:12; 25:6,7; 2 Chronicles 33:11; 36:10,20; Jeremiah 39:7; Ezekiel 17:12-20
they shall be
Daniel 1:2-7

Verse 8
Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
Leviticus 10:3; 1 Samuel 3:18; 2 Samuel 15:26; Job 1:21; Psalms 39:9; Lamentations 3:22,39; 1 Peter 5:6
2 Chronicles 34:28; Zechariah 8:16,19

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 39". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <>.  


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