Hezekiah's Isaiah 39

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Isaiah 39 is a narrative where Hezekiah trusts Babylon rather than God. This is an interesting chapter because it immediately follows a prayer by the king where he gives thanks to God for healing him of his illness and he recognizes that his sin was a divine punishment that required repentance (Chisholm 91). This contrast stands out to the reader because chapter 39 is an example of Hezekiah’s failure to trust God. Our text is even as bold to say that his actions were “evidence of his pride and self-sufficient attitude” (p. 92).
Evidence of this is found throughout this chapter. Verse 39:2 explains that Hezekiah’s response to the visit by the Babylonian envoy was to joyfully welcome his guests and present them his riches. Isaiah later
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