7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing that he hath spoken;
7 " 'This is the Lord's sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised:
7 "This shall be the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing that he has promised:
7 "'And this is your confirming sign, confirming that I, God, will do exactly what I have promised.
7 And this is the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing which He has spoken:
7 "'And this is the sign from the Lord to prove that he will do as he promised:
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 38:7
Commentary on Isaiah 38:1-8
(Read Isaiah 38:1-8)
When we pray in our sickness, though God send not to us such an answer as he here sent to Hezekiah, yet, if by his Spirit he bids us be of good cheer, assures us that our sins are forgiven, and that, whether we live or die, we shall be his, we do not pray in vain. See 2 Kings 20:1-11.