38:3 remember . . . good. This petition is a moving expression of loyalty to Yahweh (33:14–16).
in faithfulness . . . a whole heart. See 10:20 and note.
wept bitterly. Hezekiah was apparently without a male heir. He lived an additional fifteen years (v. 5). Manasseh, his successor to the throne, was twelve when Hezekiah died (2 Kin. 20:21–21:1).