Isa 39:8

39:8 word. See note on v. 5.

good . . . in my days. This response has a negative note, as the king shows little concern for his own descendants or for his people. Though an end did come to the Babylonian exile, the prophetic word is clear that there “is no peace . . . for the wicked” (48:22; 57:21). God’s peace will extend to the children of Zion (66:12, 13).