Isaiah 38 :20

Isaiah 38 :20 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

American King James Version (AKJV)

The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Jehovah is ready to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house of Jehovah.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

O Lord, quickly be my saviour; so we will make my songs to corded instruments all the days of our lives in the house of the Lord.

Webster's Revision

The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

World English Bible

Yahweh will save me. Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of Yahweh.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The LORD is ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

Definitions for Isaiah 38 :20

Save - Except; besides.

Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 38 :20

Barnes's Commentary on Isaiah 38 :20

The Lord was ready to save me - He was prompt, quick to save me. He did not hesitate or delay.

Therefore we will sing my songs - That is, my family and nation. The song of Hezekiah was designed evidently not as a mere record, but to be used in celebrating the praises of God, and probably in a public manner in the temple. The restoration of the monarch was a fit occasion for public rejoicing; and it is probable that this ode was composed to be used by the company of singers that were employed constantly in the temple.

To the stringed instruments - We will set it to music, and will use it publicly (see the notes at Isaiah 5:12).

Wesley's Commentary on Isaiah 38 :20

38:20 Was ready - Was a present help.
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