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The book of Isaiah, and the 8th C prophet Isaiah.

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Was Jerusalem fallen when Isaiah spoke in Isaiah 3:8?

Isaiah 3:8 English Standard Version For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the LORD, defying his glorious presence. Was Isaiah declaring a ...
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(Romans 8:38-39) Recipients are believers feeling guilty about sins Vs (Isaiah 59:1-3) Recipients are God's people who willingly sin

I'm trying compare and contrast Romans 8:38-39 to Isaiah 59:1-3 when it comes to what could separate us from God and/or Love of God. Please Correct me if my following evaluation/assessment is Wrong. ...
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What is the significance of the contrast between Joel 3:10 and Isaiah 2:4 on pruning hooks and spears?

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!" Joel prophesies war. Isaiah 2:4 Then He will judge between the nations ...
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Who are to be Priest and Levites in Isaiah 66:21?

Isaiah 66:21 NIV 21 And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites,” says the Lord. Who are to be selected as Priests and Levites?
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Will Rosh Chodesh be observed in Heaven as per Isaiah 66:22-23? [closed]

Isaiah 66:22-23 (NIV) reads: 22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. 23 From one New Moon to another ...
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Why do English translations interpret the Ivri imperative “SOS” (שׂוֹשׂ) / “Rejoice!” as the English adverb “greatly” in Isaiah 61:10?

In the Ivri (עִבְרִי) / Hebrew (ἑβραιου) text of [Isaiah 61:10] we read Rejoice twice as an imperative then in 1ps future tense : "SOS" (Rejoice!, שׂוֹשׂ), "ASIYS" (I-will Rejoice, ...
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What is the meaning behind Simeon’s words in Luke 2:29-32; 34-35?

I recently came across a Wikipedia article about the ‘Nunc Dimittis’, the Song or Canticle of Simeon. It is based on Luke 2:29-32. Here is a brief extract from the article: According to the ...
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Is Isaiah 63:9 and 64:10-11 a later insertion?

Isaiah 63:18 NIV For a little while your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary Isaiah 64:10-11 NIV Your sacred cities have become a wasteland; even ...
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Does Isaiah personify the Holy Spirit? [closed]

Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there.” And now the Lord GOD has sent me, and his Spirit. (Isaiah 48:16 ESV) The ...
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Which is the correct translation of Isaiah 63:11?

The MT for Isaiah 63:11 is: וַיִּזְכֹּר יְמֵי-עוֹלָם, מֹשֶׁה עַמּוֹ; אַיֵּה הַמַּעֲלֵם מִיָּם, אֵת רֹעֵי צֹאנוֹ--אַיֵּה הַשָּׂם בְּקִרְבּוֹ, אֶת-רוּחַ קָדְשׁוֹ Isaiah 63:11 NASB Then His people ...
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Isa 63:9 - Afflicted or not afflicted?

The NASB is fairly typical of Isa 63:9 which says: In all their affliction He was afflicted ... This is a good representation of the Hebrew according to the MT. However, I note that only a few ...
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Isaiah 33:6b-The fear of the LORD is His treasure - what entails “fear of the LORD,” and what “His treasure” specifically means?

And, how relevant is "fear of the LORD" to US? Text: Isaiah 33:6b (NKJV) "The fear of the LORD is His treasure."
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In Luke 4:19, what does “acceptable year of the Lord/LORD” mean and to what year does it refer?

Acceptable to whom? To God? To the Jews? To everyone? To what year does this refer? [Luk 4:19 YLT] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.' [Luk 4:19 MGNT] (19) κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου ...
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Isaiah 57:16 For the spirit (ruach) would grow faint before Me, And the breath (neshamah) of those whom I have made. What are ruach and neshamah?

There is a nice parallelism in Isaiah 57:16: For I will not contend forever, Neither will I always be angry; For the spirit (ruach) would grow faint before Me, And the breath (neshamah) of those whom ...
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In John 15:1, why did Jesus call himself “the [very] vine” rather than “the branch”?

Several times in the Old Testament, the Messiah is referred to as “the branch,” or Hebrew צֶמַח (tzemach): Isa. 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of ...
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Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD all the descendants of Israel Shall be justified, and shall glory. Really? ALL?

What is the meaning of "all" in Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD all the descendants of Israel Shall be justified, and shall glory. Is this an example of Isaiah hyperbole?
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What is the significance of the term “Ariel” in Isaiah 29:1?

Isaiah 29:1 Woe to you, Ariel, Ariel, the city where David settled! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on. I understood that it is poetic but are there other reasons that Isaiah is ...
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Jesus' baptism in Spirit and fire in the light of the Isaianic new exodus

Many today recognize that Luke follows the Isaianic new exodus for his Luke-Acts narrative. So, what it is the meaning of Jesus' baptism in Spirit/fire (Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8) in the light of this? (...
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(Isaiah 51:9) Feminine God in Exile

I previously asked and got great responses to an exploration of pronouns in psalm 139. There was a fascinating technical resolution to that one. This question is related but significantly different. ...
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Isaiah's prophecy of 70 Years of Tyre

There are several prophecies concerning 70 years: one of Jeremiah (Jer 25:11, 12, 29:10 and 2 Chron 36:21) about the desolation of Jerusalem; one of Zech 1:12, 7:5 about the desolation of the Temple. ...
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What is the translation of “whom I uphold” In Hebrew which it were montioned in Isaiah?

In Isaiah 42:1-4 there is an attractive testament which is : “Behold! My Servant, whom I uphold; My Elect One, in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to ...
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Why is Jesus called the “Father of eternity” at Isaiah 9:6 in the YLT?

Isaiah 9:6 YLT: For a Child hath been born to us, A Son hath been given to us, And the princely power is on his shoulder, And He doth call his name Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of ...
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Could The Mark of The Beast simply be what a Man is made of? [closed]

There's something I've been studying up on and was curious what this community might have to say about it. According to Revelation 13:18 the number of The Beast is 666 and when looking into certain ...
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Should Isaiah 55:10 by considered as Messianic or alluding to the Messianic age?

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, (...
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Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:27, what is the criterion of sainthood?

Isaiah 53:12 (KJV): ...and made intercession for the transgressors. Romans 8:27 (KJV): ...he maketh intercession for the saints according to {the will of} God. 1 John 2:1 (KJV): ...And if ...
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Meaning of Isaiah 65:16

What does “because he who is blessed in the earth will be blessed by the God of truth” mean? Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the ...
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Who are “my servants” in Isaiah 65: 13-15?

Isaiah 65:13-15 “Therefore, thus says the Lord God, “Behold, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry. Behold, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty. Behold, My servants will rejoice,...
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What does it mean Jesus was afflicted? [closed]

In Isa. 53:4 it says, "Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted." What does affliction here refer to? Could Jesus have fallen ...
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Has Isaiah 59:20 been changed in Roman 11:26?

Has the meaning of Isaiah 59:20-21 been changed? Roman 11:26: And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come from Zion; He will remove godlessness from Jacob. Isaiah 59:...
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Foreigners who join themselves to the Lord in the OT (Isaiah 56:6-8)

Isaiah 56:6-7 “Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath And ...
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Does μεγάλου θεοῦ, great God, in Titus come from Isaiah 9:6?

The letter to Titus has a much debated verse: waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13) [ESV] προσδεχόμενοι τὴν μακαρίαν ἐλπίδα ...
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How to understand Isaiah 44:1&2?

. Isaiah 44:1 NASB But now listen, O Jacob, My servant, And Israel, whom I have chosen: וְעַתָּה שְׁמַע, יַעֲקֹב עַבְדִּי; וְיִשְׂרָאֵל, בָּחַרְתִּי בוֹ. י Isaiah 44:2 NASB Thus says the ...
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In Isaiah 28:16 what does it mean that the cornerstone is “tested”?

[Isa 28:16 NIV] (16) So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken ...
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יְשׁוּעָ֑ה ( Yeshua) in Isaiah 52: 7 refer directly to the Messiah?

Does יְשׁוּעָ֑ה ( Yeshua) in Isaiah 52: 7 refer directly to the Messiah ? Is this a poetic play on words? ie, a proper noun to describe salvation, referring to the coming Saviour/ Messiah in cryptic ...
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Should there be a comma between “Wonderful” and “Counselor” in Isa. 9:6?

Isaiah 9:6 says: 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 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,...
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Is Isaiah 9:6-7 relating to Jesus the covenant promises of Abraham from Genesis 17:1-8?

I have often heard it suggested that by Isaiah referring to the Messiah as "Everlasting Father" as a name, or part of his name, Isaiah is saying that the Messiah was to be "fully God&...
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Isaiah 14:6 - KJV/NKJV disagrees with other translations?

Below are different English Bible translations of Isaiah 14:5-6. Verse 5 is included for context. KJV 5The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 6He who smote ...
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A male child is born to us

Is there a difference, even very small, in the meaning of: A male child is born to us. vs A male child has been born to us. The "is born" is rather unusual in English. What is the best ...
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In Matthew 8:17 is he saying that Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 53:4 by healing some people or by taking away all disease from his people?

Working only inductively from the text... In Matthew 8:17, is Matthew saying that as predicted Jesus healed some people in his ministry OR that Jesus dealt definitively with all human disease by "...
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Does God have fury or not?

Isa 27:4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. View more But in other places it says that God has fury Isa ...
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Other Lords besides God? Does this contradict the first commandment?

Kjv) Isa 26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. (H i s b) isa 26:13 אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ H430 'e·lo·Hei·nu, our God ...
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Is the reference to “a name that doesn't disappear” in Isaiah 66:22 an allusion, in contrast to Genesis 11:4?

Is the reference to "a name that doesn't disappear" in Isaiah 66:22 an allusion, in contrast to Genesis 11:4? What does it promise to new covenant believers?: [Gen 11:4 NIV] (4) Then they ...
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What is Isaiah 29:4 describing when he says “deep from the earth you shall speak”?

[Isa 29:3-5 NLT] (3) I will be your enemy, surrounding Jerusalem and attacking its walls. I will build siege towers and destroy it. (4) Then deep from the earth you will speak; from low in the dust ...
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Is Isaiah 27.9 in reference to the expiation of Jacob's iniquity by the altar's destruction in 70 CE?

Is Isaiah 27.9 in reference to the expiation of Jacob's iniquity by the altar's destruction in 70 CE? Isaiah 27.9: Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be expiated, And this is all ...
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Were Words omitted?

Isaiah 53:10 AKJV Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure ...
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Is “from the palace” an alternate understanding of מֵהֵיכָל in Isaiah 66:6?

מֵֽהֵיכָ֑ל is uniformly translated as "from the temple" in Isaiah 66:6. For example, the ESV: “The sound of an uproar from the city! A sound from the temple! The sound of the LORD, ...
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In Isaiah 1:3 LXX, what is “τὸν κτησάμενον”?

The word is not found in BDAG because it is only used in the OT, not in the NT.However, this is what the other Lexicons have: https://logeion.uchicago.edu/κτάομαι [Isa 1:3 LXX] (3) ἔγνω βοῦς τὸν ...
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In Isaiah 1:3, what is the “master's crib”?

[Isa 1:2-4 ESV] (2) Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: "Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. (3) The ox knows its owner, and the ...
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Was Isaiah loved 'from the pit', Isaiah 38:17?

I noticed that the KJV gives Isaiah 38:17 as : ... thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption ... [KJV] in which the addition, in italics, changes the meaning considerably. ...
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What mountains is Isaiah 52:7 referring to?

I have read through Isaiah 52:7 time and again. I don’t seem to be coming to terms with how the feet of him that brings the good news are beautiful upon the mountains. “How beautiful upon the ...

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