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2 Kings 20:7

Overview - 2 Kings 20
Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer has his life lengthened.
The sun goes ten degrees backward for a sign of that promise.
12 Berodach-baladan sending to visit Hezekiah, because of the wonder, has notice of his treasures.
14 Isaiah understanding thereof, foretells the Babylonian captivity.
20 Manasseh succeeds Hezekiah.
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2 Kings 20:7  (King James Version)
And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
 


Take a lump
2:20-22 4:41 Isaiah 38:21

the boil
The word {shechin,} from the Arabic {sachana,} to be hot, signifies an inflammatory tumour, or burning boil; and some think that Hezekiah's malady was a pleurisy; others, that it was the plague; and others, the elephantiasis, a species of leprosy, as one of the Hexapla versions renders in Job 2:7 . A poultice of figs might be very proper to maturate a boil, or dismiss any obstinate inflammatory swelling; but we need not discuss its propriety in this case, because it was as much the means which God chose to bless for his recovery, as the clay which Christ moistened to anoint the eyes of the blind man; for in both cases, without Divine interposition the cure could not have been effected.
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