Isaiah 37:14

Hezekiah’s Prayer

14 Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD.

Read Isaiah 37:14 Using Other Translations

And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
After Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it, he went up to the LORD ’s Temple and spread it out before the LORD .

What does Isaiah 37:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 37:14

And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the
messengers, and read it
Or books F11, in which the above things were written; and everyone of these he read, as Kimchi interprets it; though the Targum is,

``he took the letters from the hand of the messengers, and read one of them;''
that is, as Kimchi's father explains it, in which was the blasphemy against God; this he read over carefully to himself, observed the contents of it, and then did with it as follows: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of God;
the temple, the outward court of it, further than that he could not go: and spread it before the Lord;
not to read it, as he had done, or to acquaint him with the contents of it, which he fully knew; but, as it chiefly regarded him, and affected his honour and glory, he laid it before him, that he might take notice of it, and vindicate himself, and avenge his own cause; he brought it as a proof of what he had to say to him in prayer, and to support him in his allegations, and as a means to quicken himself in the discharge of that duty.
FOOTNOTES:

F11 (Myrpo ta) "libros", V. L.
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