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

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Will the messiah save us from sin or will the messiah come to those who repent

I see in Matthew chapter 1, it talks about the messiah saving his people from their sins. But Tanakh talks about the messiah coming to those who repent. How do we reconcile these two? Matthew 1:20 ...
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Who were those "already gathered" in Isaiah 56:8?

Isaiah 56:8 New International Version The Sovereign LORD declares-- he who gathers the exiles of Israel: "I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered." Who were those ...
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Is there anything special about the "awake, awake" in Isaiah 51 & 52?

Isaiah 51: 9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD. Wake up as in days past, as in generations of old. 17 Awake, awake! Rise up, O Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the LORD ...
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What is the meaning of the word "sign" in Isaiah 37:30?

Isaiah 37: 30 “This will be the sign for you, Hezekiah: “This year you will eat what grows by itself, and the second year what springs from that. But in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards ...
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Has Isaiah 14:1-2 been fulfilled? [closed]

Berean Study Bible Isaiah 14: 1 For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob; once again He will choose Israel and settle them in their own land. The foreigner will join them and unite with the house ...
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What are the wells of salvation?

Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 1 Corinthians 10:4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that ...
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Isaiah 12:2 God is my salvation vs he has become my salvation

Isaiah 12:2 (NIV) Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” What is the significance between ...
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How many spirits are in view in Isaiah 11:2?

Isaiah 11:1-3 (ESV): A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the ...
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Is Lucifer a proper name of Satan according to Isaiah 14:12?

King James Bible Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Are Isaiah 55:11 and John 1:1,14 talking about the same "word"?

In the question Why would God fully become His Word if He could not return to Himself? the author assumes a firm link between the term 'word' in the following passages: Isaiah 55:10-11 (ESV): 10 “For ...
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In Isaiah 55:11 - Why would God fully become His Word if He could not return to Himself? [closed]

Does our God claim His-Word becomes fully Himself [before returning to Himself]? Yeshayahu יְשַׁעְיָ֣הוּ | “Isaiah” 55:11 “so shall be My-Word that emanates from My-mouth; it shall not return to Me ...
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What does Isaiah mean by "Wash you, make you clean"? (Isaiah 1:16)

Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; (KJV) The repentance motif is continued in the next few verses, including the great ...
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How should we understand Colossians 2:9 in contrast to [Isaiah 7:14-16, Matthew 1:22-23]?

How does a Human fully God not know how to reject bad and choose good? Colossians 2:9 [NASB] "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form" Yeshayahu יְשַׁעְיָהוּ֒ | "...
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Who anointed Jesus (and with what): the Spirit of the Lord or the Lord? Luke 4:18

Luke 4:16-21 (ESV): 16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the ...
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In what sense was the man of sorrow from Isaiah 53:3 acquainted with infirmity?

It is my view that חלי in verse 3 is most accurately translated as disease, sickness or infirmity. However the word translated ‘acquainted’ appears to be misleading given its connotation. The word ידע ...
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Isaiah 53:3 acquainted with חלי - grief, suffering or infirmity?

I noticed that in the English חלי is some times translated as grief e.g. KJV, ESV, NASB. The NRSV translates it as infirmity which personally I think is a better translation of חלי. The LXX likewise ...
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Who is the "Lilith" of Isaiah 34:14? [duplicate]

"Lilith" appears not to translate very well from Isaiah 34:14. What would the original language(s) indicate?
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Why did Hezekiah show the Babylonian foreign diplomatic envoys the wonders of the Israelite kingdom?Were Babylonian envoys spying?

I've always wondered why Hezekiah showed the Babylonian foreign diplomatic envoys all the wealth & power of the Israelite kingdom. Was Hezekiah just naive, and just talking too much(being loose ...
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What is meant by "seeking/doing one's own pleasure" in Isaiah 58?

Isaiah 58:3,13-14 (ESV) 3 ‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and ...
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How to know when to use Shihor or Nile?

In Joshua 13:3 (NASB) from the Shihor which is east of Egypt, even as far as the border of Ekron to the north (it is counted as Canaanite); the five governors of the Philistines: the Gazite, the ...
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Does Isaiah 64:4 speak of seeing God or seeing the greatest of God's blessings?

What hasn't been seen? There appears to be a substantial difference in meaning in Isaiah 64:4 depending on how a few words are translated--and how the sentence (in English) is punctuated: Case 1 (...
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Is the expression "I am the First and the Last" always about generations?

Motivated by an intriguing discussion I had in the comment section of an answer to a related question, I would like to know the meaning of the expression "I am the First and the Last" as ...
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Does the Holy Spirit have emotions?

Ephesians 4:30 (NRSV) says that the Holy Spirit can be grieved: And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption which is paralleled in the ...
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explain the meaning of the "menstrual cloth" in Isaiah 30:22

What is the meaning of Isaiah 30:22 from the Hebrew? Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say ...
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Isaiah 5:14 - Sheol/Hell personified as a woman?

In some English translations of Isaiah 5:14, Sheol/Hell is personified as a woman. Versions include: The King James Version: Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure.....
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How does the OT quote in Galatians 4:27 relate to the situation in Galatia at that time?

Paul cited Isaiah 54:1 in Galatians 4:27 For it is written: "Be glad, barren woman, you who never bore a child; shout for joy and cry aloud, you who were never in labor; because more are the ...
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Isaiah 21:7-9 relates to Whom?

7 And he saw a chariot with two horsemen, a rider upon an ass, and a rider upon a camel: and he beheld them diligently with much heed. 8 And a lion cried out: I am upon the watchtower of the Lord, ...
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What is this "full fruit"?

In Isaiah 27:9 (NIV) By this, then, will Jacob's guilt be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones to be like limestone crushed to ...
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What are the "briars and thorns" in Isaiah 27:4?

I have no wrath. Should someone give Me briars and thorns in battle, Then I would step on them, I would burn them completely. (NASB) Simply put, how should we understand this verse? Who are the ...
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Were the prophesies in Isaiah and Ezekiel about Tyre actually fulfilled?

Were the prophecies about Tyre in Isaiah 23 and Ezekiel 27, 28 actually fulfilled? i.e., that the City of Tyre was destroyed never to be rebuilt. What about the Island of Sur sometimes called Sur?
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Who is the King of Babylon referenced in Isaiah 14:4 and 14:17?

[Isa 14:4, 17 NLT] (4) you will taunt the king of Babylon. You will say, "The mighty man has been destroyed. Yes, your insolence is ended. ... (17) Is this the one who destroyed the world and ...
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Is Isaiah 7 and Isaiah 9 speaking of the same child?

In Isaiah 7:14-16 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will name Him Immanuel. 15 He will eat curds and honey at the ...
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Whose names are those listed in Isaiah 9:6?

The general translation of וַיִּקְרָ֨א שְׁמֹ֜ו פֶּ֠לֶא is his name will be called wonderful etc, but the form of the verb is simple pal not nifal... Who is the subject and who is the recipient of this ...
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Does Isaiah 56 mean Gentile Christians have to keep sabbath?

Isaiah 56:6 (NET): As for foreigners who become followers of the Lord and serve him, who love the name of the Lord and want to be his servants — all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it, and ...
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What is the meaning and significance of the name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14)?

This name is repeated many times in chapter 7 and 8 of Isaiah. What is the significance of this name, and what is Isaiah's trying to convey with it? Also how can Isaiah predict deliverance and doom at ...
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What is the brief period of abandonment referred to in Isaiah 54:7?:

What is the brief period, specifically? [Isa 54:7 NLT] (7) "For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back.
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Isaiah 40:12 and its meaning

What is the meaning of "knows the weight of earth" in Isaiah 40:12, or as some translations render it, "comprehended the dust of the earth"? I mean does that that we today know the ...
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What does "God with us' signify in Matt 1:23?

“Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means, “God with us”). Matt 1:23 Some consider this passage is a proof that Jesus is God. ...
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Do people seek God?

Romans 3:11 New International Version there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you ...
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Did Judah go to Babylon for captivity because of the error of Hezekiah or for the sins of Manasseh?

As I study the various accounts of the captivity of Judah, I have begun to encounter some difficulties over the remote cause of Judah's captivity in Babylon. Quite a number of commentators hold the ...
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What is the fruit of the lips?

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and his mourners, 19creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near,” says ...
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What would be good sources for the evidence for the change in language between Prot/Deutero/Trito Isaiah in the Bible?

I am very interested in understanding the biblical book of Isaiah. I have read in numerous places that virtually no modern scholars view the book as having been written only by the historical Isaiah ...
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Why did Abraham and Israel not recognize the Israelites?

Isaiah 63 15Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us. 16But you are our Father, ...
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In Isaiah 44, is Isaiah's polemic against idolaters a straw man?

[Isa 44:18-20 NLT] (18) Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are closed, and they cannot see. Their minds are shut, and they cannot think. (19) The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, ...
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In Acts 13:34, what are the "sure mercies of David" and how do they relate to the Messiah?

[Act 13:34 NASB] (34) "[As for the fact] that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: 'I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY [and] SURE [blessings] OF DAVID.' ...
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What is the imagery of "you shall nurse at the breast of kings"?

ESV Isaiah 60:16 You shall suck the milk of nations; you shall nurse at the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Shouldn't ...
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What does Isaiah 43:10 mean by there being no other gods before or after the Lord?

Isaiah 43:10 (KJV): Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither ...
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In Isaiah 40 vs 3 who is the road for?

In Isaiah 40 vs 3 is the road being made in the wilderness for God to use to go to his people (like the father in the Prodigal Son) or is it for the people to use to go back to Him? Commentaries seem ...
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What is the meaning of “Rahab who sits still.”?

Isaiah 30:7 English Standard Version Egypt’s help is worthless and empty; therefore I have called her “Rahab who sits still.” Is this an allusion to Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had ...
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Luke 4:18, Did Jesus utter the Tetragrammaton?

Luke 4:17-18 He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed ...

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