Isaiah 26:15
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New International Version
You have enlarged the nation, LORD; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for yourself; you have extended all the borders of the land.

New Living Translation
O LORD, you have made our nation great; yes, you have made us great. You have extended our borders, and we give you the glory!

English Standard Version
But you have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation; you are glorified; you have enlarged all the borders of the land.

New American Standard Bible
You have increased the nation, O LORD, You have increased the nation, You are glorified; You have extended all the borders of the land.

King James Bible
Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have added to the nation, LORD. You have added to the nation; You are honored. You have expanded all the borders of the land.

International Standard Version
"But you have enlarged the nation, LORD; you have enlarged the nation. You have gained honor; you have extended all the borders of the land.

NET Bible
You have made the nation larger, O LORD, you have made the nation larger and revealed your splendor, you have extended all the borders of the land.

New Heart English Bible
You have increased the nation, O LORD. You have increased the nation. You are glorified. You have enlarged all the borders of the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have expanded the nation, O LORD. You have expanded the nation. You are honored. You have extended all the land's boundaries.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast gotten Thee honour with the nations, O LORD, Yea, exceeding great honour with the nations; Thou art honoured unto the farthest ends of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD,
            Thou hast increased the nation, Thou art glorified;
            Thou hast extended all the borders of the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast added the Gentiles, O LORD, thou hast added the Gentiles: thou hast made thyself glorious: thou hast extended thyself unto all the ends of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you have enlarged all the borders of the land.

American King James Version
You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you had removed it far to all the ends of the earth.

American Standard Version
Thou hast increased the nation, O Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast been favourable to the nation, O Lord, thou hast been favourable to the nation: art thou glorified? thou hast removed all the ends of the earth far off.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast increased the nation, Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified. Thou hadst removed [it] far [unto] all the ends of the earth.

English Revised Version
Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified: thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far to all the ends of the earth.

World English Bible
You have increased the nation, O Yahweh. You have increased the nation! You are glorified! You have enlarged all the borders of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast added to the nation, O Jehovah, Thou hast added to the nation, Thou hast been honoured, Thou hast put far off all the ends of earth.
Study Bible
Song of Trust in God's Provision
14The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out all remembrance of them. 15You have increased the nation, O LORD, You have increased the nation, You are glorified; You have extended all the borders of the land. 16O LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them.…
Cross References
Job 12:23
"He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.

Isaiah 9:3
You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Isaiah 33:17
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will behold a far-distant land.

Isaiah 54:2
"Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs.

Isaiah 54:3
"For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.
Treasury of Scripture

You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you had removed it far to all the ends of the earth.

increased

Isaiah 9:3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy …

Isaiah 10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant …

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 13:16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a …

Numbers 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part …

Deuteronomy 10:22 Your fathers went down into Egypt with three score and ten persons…

Nehemiah 9:23 Their children also multiplied you as the stars of heaven, and brought …

Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them …

thou art

Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O you heavens; for the LORD has done it: shout, you lower parts …

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land …

Psalm 86:9,10 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, …

John 12:23-28 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of …

John 13:31,32 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man …

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall …

John 17:1 These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, …

Revelation 11:15-18 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying…

thou hadst

Isaiah 6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking …

Deuteronomy 4:27,28 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be …

Deuteronomy 28:25,64 The LORD shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shall …

Deuteronomy 32:26,27 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance …

1 Kings 8:46 If they sin against you, (for there is no man that sins not,) and …

2 Kings 17:6,23 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and …

2 Kings 23:27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I …

Jeremiah 32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven …

Ezekiel 5:12 A third part of you shall die with the pestilence, and with famine …

Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of …

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away …

(15) Thou hast increased the nation . . .--The nation is, if we follow this rendering, Israel, whose prosperity the prophet contrasts with the downfall of its oppressors (comp. Isaiah 9:3). The LXX., however, gives, "Add thou evils to all the glorious ones," as if referring to the "chastening" of exile in the next verse, and the use of the word "nation" (i.e., heathen) instead of "people," is, perhaps, in favour of this rendering. "Nation," however, is used for Israel in Isaiah 9:3, which is partly parallel to this passage.

Thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earths--Better, Thou hast moved far off the borders of the land. The English Version seems to speak of the exile and dispersion of the people. "What is really meant is, probably, that Jehovah will restore it to its old remoter boundaries, as in the days of David and Solomon. This belongs, of course, to the ideal, and not the historical, restoration.

Verse 15. - Thou hast increased the nation; i.e. the "righteous nation" of ver. 2 - not the Jewish people merely, but "the Israel of God" - who are to be "a great multitude, that no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues" (Revelation 7:9). Thou hadst removed it. This rendering gives a very good sense. It makes the redeemed pass in thought from their present state of happiness and glory to that former time of tribulation and affliction when they were a remnant, scattered over the face of the earth (Isaiah 24:13-15), driven into its uttermost corners (Isaiah 24:16), oppressed and down-trodden by their enemies. But it is doubtful whether the Hebrew will bear the rendering. Most modern commentators translate, "Thou hast extended far all the borders of the land," which is certainly the more natural meaning of the words. If we accept this view, we must regard the clause as continuing the idea contained in the former part of the verse - the nation is increased in number, and its borders are advanced - it is "a multitude that no man can number," and it has no narrower limits than the "new earth," which has been given to it for its habitation (Revelation 21:1). Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation,.... The righteous nation, Isaiah 26:2 the church of God, by the numerous conversions of Jews and Gentiles; when the nation of the Jews shall be born at once, and the fulness and forces of the Gentiles are brought in; when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ: this increase is repeated, to denote the certainty of it, and because a matter of great moment and importance:

thou art glorified; as by the destruction of the antichristian powers, so by the enlargement of the church and kingdom of Christ; for now will the voices be heard in heaven, giving praise and glory to God: even those that are frightened with his judgments, as well as those that are affected with his goodness, will give glory to the God of heaven, Revelation 11:13,

thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth: not the Jewish people now scattered throughout the world, but the righteous nation increased and enlarged, which now will be spread to the ends of the world; for Christ's kingdom will be from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth, Psalm 72:8 it may be rendered, "thou hast removed afar off all the ends of the earth": so De Dieu, who interprets it of the great men of the earth, the excellent in it, the cornerstones of it; but perhaps it may be better to understand hereby every island and mountain fleeing away at the destruction of antichrist, and the enlargement of Christ's kingdom, Revelation 16:20. 15. hast—prophetical preterite (Isa 9:3).

hast removed … far … ends of … earth—rather, "Thou hast extended far all the borders of the land" [Vitringa].26:12-19 Every creature, every business, any way serviceable to our comfort, God makes to be so; he makes that work for us which seemed to make against us. They had been slaves of sin and Satan; but by the Divine grace they were taught to look to be set free from all former masters. The cause opposed to God and his kingdom will sink at last. See our need of afflictions. Before, prayer came drop by drop; now they pour it out, it comes now like water from a fountain. Afflictions bring us to secret prayer. Consider Christ as the Speaker addressing his church. His resurrection from the dead was an earnest of all the deliverance foretold. The power of his grace, like the dew or rain, which causes the herbs that seem dead to revive, would raise his church from the lowest state. But we may refer to the resurrection of the dead, especially of those united to Christ.
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