Isaiah 39:5-7

5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the LORD Almighty:
6 The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the LORD.
7 And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”

Isaiah 39:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:
ESV
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD of hosts:
NLT
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Listen to this message from the LORD of Heaven’s Armies:
MSG
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Now listen to this Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
CSB
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the Lord of Hosts:

Isaiah 39:5-7 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH 39

This chapter gives an account of Hezekiah's fall into sin after his recovery, and the correction he had for it. The king of Babylon sent messengers to him to congratulate him upon his recovery, Isa 39:1. Hezekiah received them with great joy, and in the pride of his heart showed them all his treasures, Isa 39:2. Isaiah the prophet examined him about it, which he readily owned, Isa 39:3,4 upon which the Babylonish captivity is foretold, when all his riches and his children too should be carried into that land, Isa 39:5-7, to which sentence he quietly and patiently submitted, Isa 39:8.

Isaiah 39:5-7 In-Context

3 Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah and asked, “What did those men say, and where did they come from?” “From a distant land,” Hezekiah replied. “They came to me from Babylon.”
4 The prophet asked, “What did they see in your palace?” “They saw everything in my palace,” Hezekiah said. “There is nothing among my treasures that I did not show them.”
5 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the LORD Almighty:
6 The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the LORD.
7 And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.”
8 “The word of the LORD you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah replied. For he thought, “There will be peace and security in my lifetime.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Isaiah 38:4
  • 2. S Judges 6:4; S 2 Kings 24:13; Jeremiah 20:5
  • 3. S 2 Kings 24:15; Daniel 1:1-7
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