Isaiah 27:5
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New International Version
Or else let them come to me for refuge; let them make peace with me, yes, let them make peace with me."

New Living Translation
unless they turn to me for help. Let them make peace with me; yes, let them make peace with me."

English Standard Version
Or let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me, let them make peace with me.”

New American Standard Bible
"Or let him rely on My protection, Let him make peace with Me, Let him make peace with Me."

King James Bible
Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or let it take hold of My strength; let it make peace with Me-- make peace with Me.

International Standard Version
Or else let it lay claim to my protection; let it make peace with me, yes, let it make peace with me."

NET Bible
unless they became my subjects and made peace with me; let them make peace with me.

New Heart English Bible
Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. Let him make peace with me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Or else let them come to me for protection. Let them make peace with me. Yes, let them make peace with me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or else let him take hold of My strength, That he may make peace with Me; yea, let him make peace with Me.

New American Standard 1977
“Or let him rely on My protection,
            Let him make peace with Me,
            Let him make peace with Me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or who shall take hold of my strength? Make peace with me, yea, make peace with me.

King James 2000 Bible
Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

American King James Version
Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

American Standard Version
Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea , let him make peace with me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or rather shall it take hold of my strength, shall it make peace with me, shall it make peace with me?

Darby Bible Translation
Or let him take hold of my strength; let him make peace with me: [yea,] let him make peace with me.

English Revised Version
Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea, let him make peace with me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me, and he shall make peace with me.

World English Bible
Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. Let him make peace with me."

Young's Literal Translation
Or -- he doth take hold on My strength, He doth make peace with Me, Peace he doth make with Me.
Study Bible
The Deliverance of Israel
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. 5"Or let him rely on My protection, Let him make peace with Me, Let him make peace with Me." 6In the days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will blossom and sprout, And they will fill the whole world with fruit.…
Cross References
Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.

Job 22:21
"Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you.

Isaiah 12:2
"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless Is like a rain storm against a wall.

Isaiah 26:3
"The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:12
LORD, You will establish peace for us, Since You have also performed for us all our works.

Isaiah 42:19
Who is blind but My servant, Or so deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is so blind as he that is at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?
Treasury of Scripture

Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

let him

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy …

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: …

Isaiah 56:2 Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold …

Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calls on your name, that stirs up himself …

Joshua 9:24,25 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told …

Joshua 10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, …

Job 22:21 Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you.

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that …

Luke 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, …

Luke 19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day…

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

and he

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Ezekiel 34:25,26 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the …

Hosea 2:18-20 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of …

Romans 5:1-10 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, …

Ephesians 2:16,17 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, …

Colossians 1:20,21 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to …

(5) Or let him take hold of my strength.--Or, Let him lay hold on my fortress: let him make peace with Me. The thought implied is that even the enemies of Jehovah, if repentant, may find in Him "their castle and deliverer." To them, too, there is the gracious invitation to make peace.

Verse 5. - Or let him take hold of my strength. There is another alternative. If the "thorns and the briars" are not prepared to contend in battle against God, let them adopt a different course. Let them "lay hold of God's strength," place themselves under his protection, and make their appeal to him, and see if they cannot "make their peace with him." A truly evangelical invitation! The enemies of God are entreated to cease from striving against him, and are taught that the door of repentance is still open to them. God is willing to be reconciled even to his enemies. Let them make peace with him, make peace with him. The reiteration constitutes an appeal of extreme earnestness and tenderness, which none could reject but the utterly impenitent. Or let him take hold of my strength,.... Not on the law, as the Targum and Kimchi; but on Christ, as Jerom rightly interprets it; who is the strength and power of God, the man of his right hand he has made strong for himself; a strong tower, as the word signifies, a rock of defence, to whom saints may betake themselves, and be safe; in him they have righteousness and strength; in him is everlasting strength. The sense is, let the people of God, any and everyone of them, when afflicted and chastised by him particularly, and are ready to conclude that he is wroth with them, and is dealing with them in hot displeasure; let such look to Christ, and lay hold, and a strong hold, on him by faith, which will be greatly to their advantage and support. The Targum and Jarchi render translated "or", by "if"; and then the words are to be read thus, "if he will", or "should, take hold of my strength", or fortress (s); or, as some render them, "O that he would (t)", &c.; it follows,

that he may make peace with me, and he shall make peace with me; or rather, "he shall make peace with me, peace shall he make with me". The phrase is doubled for the certainty of it; and the meaning is, not that the believer who lays hold by faith on Christ, Jehovah's strength, shall make peace with him; which is not in the power of any person to do, no, not the believer by his faith, repentance, or good works; but Christ the power of God, on whom he lays hold, he shall make peace, as he has, by the blood of his cross, and as the only peacemaker; and hereby the believer may see himself reconciled to God, and at peace with him; and therefore may comfortably conclude, under every providence, that there is no fury in God towards him.

(s) "si prehenderit munitionem meam", Noldius. (t) "Utiuam, O si apprehenderit munitionem meam", Forerius. 5. Or—Else; the only alternative, if Israel's enemies wish to escape being "burnt together."

strength—rather, "the refuge which I afford" [Maurer]. "Take hold," refers to the horns of the altar which fugitives often laid hold of as an asylum (1Ki 1:50; 2:28). Jesus is God's "strength," or "refuge" which sinners must repair to and take hold of, if they are to have "peace" with God (Isa 45:24; Ro 5:1; Eph 2:14; compare Job 22:21).27:1-5 The Lord Jesus with his strong sword, the virtue of his death, and the preaching of his gospel, does and will destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, that old serpent. The world is a fruitless, worthless wilderness; but the church is a vineyard, a place that has great care taken of it, and from which precious fruits are gathered. God will keep it in the night of affliction and persecution, and in the day of peace and prosperity, the temptations of which are not less dangerous. God also takes care of the fruitfulness of this vineyard. We need the continual waterings of Divine grace; if these be at any time withdrawn, we wither, and come to nothing. Though God sometimes contends with his people, yet he graciously waits to be reconciled unto them. It is true, when he finds briers and thorns instead of vines, and they are set in array against him, he will tread them down and burn them. Here is a summary of the doctrine of the gospel, with which the church is to be watered every moment. Ever since sin first entered, there has been, on God's part, a righteous quarrel, but, on man's part, most unrighteous. Here is a gracious invitation given. Pardoning mercy is called the power of our Lord; let us take hold on that. Christ crucified is the power of God. Let us by lively faith take hold on his strength who is a strength to the needy, believing there is no other name by which we can be saved, as a man that is sinking catches hold of a bough, or cord, or plank, that is in his reach. This is the only way, and it is a sure way, to be saved. God is willing to be reconciled to us.
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