Isaiah 38:20

20 The LORD will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, 1at the house of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:20 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 38:20

The Lord was ready to save me
Or, "the Lord to save me {y}"; he was at hand to save him; he was both able and willing to save him; he was a present help in time of need; he arose for his help, and that right early; he very quickly delivered him out of his distress; he, who one day expected death every moment, was the next day in the temple praising God: therefore will we sing my songs;
which were made by him, or concerning him, or which he ordered to be sung, as he did the Psalms of David, ( 2 Chronicles 29:30 ) : to the stringed instruments:
which were touched with the fingers, or struck with a quill or bow; which distinguishes them from wind instruments, which were blown with the mouth; each of these were used in the temple service: all the days of our life;
he had before said "we will sing", meaning his family and his friends with him, his courtiers, princes, and nobles, or he and the singers of Israel; and this he determined to do as long as he and they lived; signifying, that the mercy granted would never be forgotten by him, as well as there would be new mercies every day, which would call for praise and thankfulness: and this he proposed to do in the house of the Lord;
in the temple; not only privately, but publicly; not in his closet and family only, but in the congregation of the people; that the goodness of God to him might be more known, and the praise and glory given him be the greater.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (yneyvwhl hwhy) "Dominus ad servandum me", Montanus; "Jehova est ad salvandum me", Cocceius, Vitringa.

Isaiah 38:20 In-Context

18 For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness.
19 The living, the living, he thanks you, as I do this day; the father makes known to the children your faithfulness.
20 The LORD will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments all the days of our lives, at the house of the LORD.
21 Now Isaiah had said, "Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover."
22 Hezekiah also had said, "What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?"

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