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In Psalm 118 v17 what does he mean?

"In Psalm 118 v17 states that I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the lord. What does that mean?



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This psalm was written by Hezekiah around the  time of his illness and the invasion of the Assyrians who had surrounded Jerusalem.

The phrase you are asking about is a reversal of the sentence pronounced on him by Isaiah: "You shall die and not live" - Isaiah 38:1. When Hezekiah prayed in response to Isaiah's pronouncement, God added 15 years to his life.

Here is a link to an online commentary on Psalm 118:

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