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Deeper understanding of Isaiah 50:10 “walks in darkness” phrasing?

Related Posting: Does Psalm 18:21 verse's use of term "Not wickedly" mean that he did Not intentionally,Not purposely or Not deliberately depart from God? Isaiah 50 New American ...
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(Isaiah 49:24-25) Questions of "prey be taken from the mighty man?" Or "captives of a tyrant be rescued?" Received switched answers

The (Isaiah 49:24-25) bible verses are interesting because of the nature of their artistic literature. In the grand scheme of things, I can understand that Isaiah 49’s message is that God will show ...
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Deeper contextual understanding of Isaiah 49:8 declaration that the Israelites will "inherit the desolate heritages"

Isaiah 49:7-9 NASB 1995 7 Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, To the despised One, To the One abhorred by the nation, To the Servant of rulers, “Kings will see and arise, ...
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Deeper understanding as to why Isaiah 49:3's reference to "My Servant, Israel" fits in the larger context of Isaiah 49's Messianic prophetic account

Related Posting: In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel? Isaiah 49 New American Standard Bible 1995 Salvation Reaches to the End of the Earth 49 Listen to Me, O islands, And pay ...
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Which translation of Isaiah 53:5 is most faithful to the original?

We read in Isaiah 53:5 (KJV). He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Many versions, ...
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Does Isaiah 66:21 contradict Jesus as High priest?

"And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the Lord, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, ...
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Why is Isaiah 9:6 translated in the future tense

In different translations of Isaiah 9:6 we see (emphasis mine): ESV: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called ...
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What is the "language of Canaan" in Isaiah 19:18?

Isaiah 19:18 says that בַּיּ֣וֹם הַה֡וּא יִהְיוּ֩ חָמֵ֨שׁ עָרִ֜ים בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֗יִם מְדַבְּרוֹת֙ שְׂפַ֣ת כְּנַ֔עַן In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt speaking the language ...
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Did Cyrus know that God spoke to him (Isaiah 44:28, 45:1), or did he think it was Marduk/Bel (Isaiah 46:1)?

Isaiah 44:28 28 I say of Cyrus, My shepherd! He carries out my every wish, Saying of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,” and of the temple, “Lay its foundations.” Isaiah 45:1 Thus says the Lord to his ...
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How is it possible for Israel to command Jehovah?

Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. How can the created command the ...
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Isaiah 29:18 about the Quran?

A few Muslims claim that Isaiah 29:18 is about the Quran what would you answer? Isa 29:18 - On that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of the deep darkness the eyes of the blind ...
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Isaiah 43:11 & 43:25 "I, even I" is a Duet in literature involving Father & Son persons of the Trinity/Triune God speaking in interleaving manner

Isaiah 43:11 New American Standard Bible 1995 11 “I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me. 43:11 The Westminster Leningrad Codex 11 אָנֹכִ֥י אָנֹכִ֖י יְהוָ֑ה וְאֵ֥ין מִבַּלְעָדַ֖י ...
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What does it mean "the earth is God's footstool"?

Footstool is used several times in scripture. Matthew 5:33-37 NKJV 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ ...
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Animal Death before the fall? [closed]

I hear so many different responses to this. Just wanted to see if anyone could clear up how I put this. We have old Earth vs New Earth Christians. I myself fall on the Old Earth View. John Lennox and ...
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Was the child in Isaiah 9:6 born during Isaiah's time? Were the victories in Isaiah 9:2-5 achieved militarily?

If the child in Isaiah 9:6 was not born during Isaiah's time, who achieved the victories mentioned in Isaiah 9:2-5? Were these victories achieved militarily? 2 The people walking in darkness have ...
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Luke 4 - how does he know that Jesus read the Isaiah scrolls?

How would Luke know about Jesus reading the Isaiah scrolls and confirming “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”? Why does Matthew 13 or Mark 16 not mention this when talking about the ...
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Is Matthew Correct When He Reports Jesus Reading from the Greek (LXX) Version of Isaiah? (Luke 4:18-19)

Answers to this question provide convincing evidence that Jesus reportedly read from the Septuagint (Greek) version of Isaiah in Luke 4:18-19, when he began his public ministry in Nazareth. My ...
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What does butter and honey represent scripturally?

Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. What is the symbolic meaning of eating butter and honey with respect to knowing and refusing evil?...
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Is forever literal in Isaiah 9:7?

Isaiah 9:7 (ESV) (emphasis mine): Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and ...
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Is Isaiah talking about the same person In Isaiah 42 and Isaiah 53

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Why God sent Isaiah to make people dull, deaf and blind lest they turn back and be healed?

I was surprised when in Isa 6:9-10, following the often cited passage about Isaiah's famous vision in Isa 6:1-4, his purification with coal in Isa 6:5--7, and Isaiah's famous offer in Isa 6:8 ...
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Can the nominative case justify the insertion of a definite article?

For example, In Isaiah 1:1 there is no definite article for the vision being spoken of. ὅρασις ἣν εἶδεν Ησαιας υἱὸς Αμως ἣν εἶδεν κατὰ τῆς Ιουδαίας καὶ κατὰ Ιερουσαλημ ἐν βασιλείᾳ Οζιου καὶ Ιωαθαμ καὶ ...
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Isaiah 41:1 use of the terms "coastlands" and "islands" a reference to heathen nations as in any nation Other Than the chosen nation of Israel

Isaiah 41:1 NASB 1995 “Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment. Isaiah 41:1 NKJV “...
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Deeper understanding of Isaiah 40:20 "..who is too impoverished for such an offering...seeks...a skillful craftsman...To prepare an idol..."

Isaiah 40:18-21 New American Standard Bible 1995 18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him? 19 As for the [a]idol, a craftsman casts it, A goldsmith plates it with ...
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Who is the Morning Star? [closed]

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and ...
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Isaiah 34:4a - How to Translate It, and When Did/Will it Happen?

Isaiah 34 begins with a general prophecy against the Gentile nations and proceeds to focus specifically on Edom. Come near, nations, and listen; be attentive, you peoples! Let the earth and what ...
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Isaiah 33:15(d) "He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed" modern 21st century English translation issue

In most of the English translations of Isaiah 33:15, when it comes to Isaiah 33:15 (d) Isaiah 33:15 (d) He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed it seems like there might have been a ...
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How do we know there should be commas in between the titles in Isaiah 9:6?

Isaiah 9:6 commonly reads: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, ...
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Isaiah 33:2 & Isaiah 33:6 deeper understanding as to why there is an strange choice when it comes to the possessive adjective & pronouns

I might be getting too nitty-gritty or nit-picky. However, I’m trying to get a deeper understanding as to why there is an strange choice in some translations when it comes to the possessive adjective ...
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In Isaiah 58:9, is "pointing the finger" referring to legal accusations?

In my analysis of the scroll of Jakob ("James" in English versions) I have recognized that James is dealing with people in his synagogue using the courts against one another: [Jas 4:1-4, 11-...
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Deeper understanding of Isaiah 29:14 's use of phrases like “deal marvelously” and “wondrously marvelous”

I’m probably being annoyingly nit-picky and nitty-gritty, and/or asking the obvious but here goes. Isaiah 29:13-16 NASB95 13 Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And ...
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What is the two-sided seven sealed scroll?

I’m seeing numerous answers regarding this, but not one of them includes Isaiah 28/29. What is on the seven-sealed two-sided scroll? What if not His own Word, would be in God’s Right Hand? A double-...
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Who mourns over Moab in Isaiah 15-16?

In Isaiah 15-16, Isaiah makes a pronouncement against Moab. Some parts make me think this is written in God's voice, and words like "I" refer to God: Isaiah 15:9 The Waters of Dibon are ...
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Why does, in Isaiah 45:1, the text changes from third to first person? What is the correct way to read it?

In Isaiah 45:1, the versicle begins in the third person, i.e., the prophet is going to speak the message from God about Cyrus. But suddenly it changes to the first person (God speaking). Isaiah 45:1 ...
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Dust will be the snake food..? [closed]

Is there a connection between Gensesis 3:14 & Isaiah 65:25?? What does it means by dust in Genesis and Isaiah?
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Was the Suffering Servant actually King Zedekiah? Isaiah 52:13-53:12

@Dick Harfield, in a article titled A New Look at a Servant Song suggests that Isaiah (or Second Isaiah) was speaking of King Zedekiah. This goes against both traditional Christian interpretations ...
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(Isaiah 28:13) (go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive) discouraging/cynical prophecy/prediction despite God's careful guidance

For the most part, Isaiah 28 begins with a declaration of judgment against Ephraim (i.e. the most predominant tribe in the Northern Israelite Kingdom which suggests a parlance that would consider ...
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Does Isaiah 30:6 confirm pre-existence of fire breathing dragons?

The book of Isaiah 30:6 talks about fiery, flying serpents. Could this be confirmation for existence of dragons in the ancient world? Isaiah 30:6 An oracle on the beasts of the Negeb. Through a land ...
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Isaiah 27:8 Use of the word "measure" in "Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them;" is missing in some bible translations

Within the larger context of the Isaiah 25-27 bible passage, the scriptures seem to declare God’s disciplinary actions against various groups of people. However, in the case of the Israelites, there ...
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Where should Isaiah 9:1 be and honor/afflict

I wanted to see the arguments for and against the placement of Isaiah 9:1 and the translation of "כָּבַד". [ie, 3513] So, What are the arguments for the placement of Isaiah 9:1 in Isaiah 9 ...
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Is there any sense of "work" in Isaiah 45:15?

Isaiah 45:15 in the NLT says: Truly, O God of Israel, our Savior, you work in mysterious ways. However in more traditional translations there is no sense of "work" in the translation. ...
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Does Isaiah 43:5 refer to the Philippines? Can you also provide details supporting that Isaiah 46:11 refer to Cyrus of Persia?

There are a number of religious groups here that say Isaiah 43:5 and 46:11 refer to the Philippines and a "filipino preacher". There are assumptions that mizrach and James Moffat's ...
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Isaiah 23:18 's “harlot’s wages” being “set apart to the Lord” an example of Proverbs 18:22 “the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous”

( Remotely Related: Isaiah's prophecy of 70 Years of Tyre ) I might be asking the obvious. Isaiah 23:17-18 New American Standard Bible 1995 17 It will come about at the end of seventy years that ...
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Why does King Ahaz not want to join the coalition formed by the King of Israel and the King of Syria?

In a lot of the summaries that I've seen centering around Isaiah 7 and 8, the general sentiment goes: The Assyrians are invading the Kingdom of Israel. The kings of Israel and Syria form a coalition ...
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Is the cup in Luke 22:42 God's wrath we see in other Scriptures or the cup of Redemption we see in Exodus?

Matthew 26:27-29 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins....
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Is "Seeing the Light" after "the suffering of His soul" a reference to the Resurrection of Jesus in Isaiah 53:11?

It is acknowledged by nearly all Christian denominations that Isaiah 53 is a prophetic reference to the crucifixion and substitutionary Death of none other than Jesus Christ. And verses 8-10 ...
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What is the best understanding of Isaiah 53:10 in Hebrew

I want to get the most accurate and non biased understanding of the verse of Isaiah 53:10 “ויהוה חפץ דכאו החלי—אם תשים אשם נפשו יראה זרע יאריך ימים וחפץ יהוה בידו יצלח” (ישעיהו 53:10, Aleppo) Does ...
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What is the best way to translate קָרָ֥אתִיבְשִׁמְךָ֖ in Isaiah 43:1?

קָרָ֥אתִי‬ בְשִׁמְךָ֖ The Holman Christian standard version translates it, "I have called you by your name" (also NKJV). Technically the "you" is not there in the Hebrew but ...
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Does the use of "El-Gibbor" in Isaiah 9:6 substantiate the Deity of Jesus (The Incarnation of God)?

Jesus is known to have said, He who has seen Me has seen the Father! An emphatic assertion of Divinity, if there ever was one! But was it backed up with a supernatural prophecy given hundreds of year ...
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Two conflicting readings/translations of Isaiah 44:28 [duplicate]

There are a lot of "who" statements explaining the actions of God in Isaiah 44 such as 24 “I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth ...
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