“Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!”
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear the LORD, and besought the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Did he not fear the LORD and entreat the favor of the LORD, and did not the LORD relent of the disaster that he had pronounced against them? But we are about to bring great disaster upon ourselves."
But did King Hezekiah and the people kill him for saying this? No, they turned from their sins and worshiped the LORD . They begged him for mercy. Then the LORD changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had pronounced against them. So we are about to do ourselves great harm.”
Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all
&c.] No, they did not: neither the king, by his own
authority; nor the sanhedrim, the great court of judicature, for
the nation; they never sought to take away his life, nor sat in
council about it; they never arraigned him, and much less
condemned him: did he not fear the Lord, and besought the
that is, Hezekiah; he did, as knowing that Micah was a prophet of
the Lord, and sent by him; wherefore he received his prophecy
with great awe and reverence, as coming from the Lord, and made
his supplications to him that he would avert the judgments
threatened: and the Lord repented of the evil which he had
pronounced against them?
the king and his people, the city and the temple; and so the
threatened evil came not upon them in their days: thus
might we procure great evil against our souls;
should we put Jeremiah to death: it is therefore much more
advisable to do as Hezekiah did, pray unto the Lord to avert the
threatened evil, or otherwise it will be worse with us. This
precedent is urged to strengthen the decree of the council in
favour of Jeremiah.