Isaiah 37:5

5 When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah,

Isaiah 37:5 in Other Translations

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
5 When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah,
5 After King Hezekiah’s officials delivered the king’s message to Isaiah,
5 Then King Hezekiah's servants came to Isaiah.
5 When King Hezekiah's servants came to Isaiah,

Isaiah 37:5 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 37:5

So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
] And delivered the above message to him from the king: these servants are mentioned ( Isaiah 37:2 ) . Musculus thinks that the third and fourth verses are the words of the king to the messengers, and not of the messengers to the prophet; and that the first clause of the "third" verse should be rendered, "that they might say unto him"; and having received their instructions, here is an account of their going to the prophet with them, which they delivered to him, and which it was not necessary to repeat. The Arabic version reads this verse in connection with the following, thus, "when the servants of King Hezekiah, came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them"

Isaiah 37:5 In-Context

3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them.
4 It may be that the LORD your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the LORD your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.”
5 When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah,
6 Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
7 Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.’ ”
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