Surely it was for my benefit1 that I suffered such anguish.2 In your love you kept me from the pit3 of destruction; you have put all my sins4 behind your back.5
References for Isaiah 38:17
For the grave6 cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise;7 those who go down to the pit8 cannot hope for your faithfulness.
References for Isaiah 38:18
The living, the living--they praise9 you, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children10 about your faithfulness.
References for Isaiah 38:19
The LORD will save me, and we will sing11 with stringed instruments12 all the days of our lives13 in the temple14 of the LORD.
References for Isaiah 38:20
Isaiah had said, "Prepare a poultice of figs and apply it to the boil, and he will recover."
Hezekiah had asked, "What will be the sign15 that I will go up to the temple of the LORD?"
References for Isaiah 38:22