Isaiah 33:6
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New International Version
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.

New Living Translation
In that day he will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD will be your treasure.

English Standard Version
and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.

New American Standard Bible
And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.

King James Bible
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There will be times of security for you-- a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure.

International Standard Version
He will be a sure foundation for your times, abundance and salvation, wisdom and knowledge — the fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure."

NET Bible
He is your constant source of stability; he abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; he gives all this to those who fear him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will be the foundation of your future. The riches of salvation are wisdom and knowledge. The fear of the LORD is [your] treasure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in thy times wisdom and knowledge, and the strength of salvation shall reign: the fear of the LORD shall be his treasure.

King James 2000 Bible
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

American King James Version
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

American Standard Version
And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah is thy treasure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there shall be faith in thy times: riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

Darby Bible Translation
and he shall be the stability of thy times, the riches of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of Jehovah shall be your treasure.

English Revised Version
And there shall be stability in thy times, abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Webster's Bible Translation
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

World English Bible
There will be stability in your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of Yahweh is your treasure.

Young's Literal Translation
And hath been the stedfastness of thy times, The strength of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge, Fear of Jehovah -- it is His treasure.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

33:1-14 Here we have the proud and false destroyer justly reckoned with for all his fraud and violence. The righteous God often pays sinners in their own coin. Those who by faith humbly wait for God, shall find him gracious to them; as the day, so let the strength be. If God leaves us to ourselves any morning, we are undone; we must every morning commit ourselves to him, and go forth in his strength to do the work of the day. When God arises, his enemies are scattered. True wisdom and knowledge lead to strength of salvation, which renders us stedfast in the ways of God; and true piety is the only treasure which can never be plundered or spent. The distress Jerusalem was brought into, is described. God's time to appear for his people, is, when all other helpers fail. Let all who hear what God has done, acknowledge that he can do every thing. Sinners in Zion will have much to answer for, above other sinners. And those that rebel against the commands of the word, cannot take its comforts in time of need. His wrath will burn those everlastingly who make themselves fuel for it. It is a fire that shall never be quenched, nor ever go out of itself; it is the wrath of an ever-living God preying on the conscience of a never-dying soul.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times; literally, and the stability of thy times shall be (i.e. consist in) a rich store of salvations, wisdom, and knowledge. The prophet here addresses the people of Judah in the second person, though in the next clause he reverts to the third. Such transitions are common in ancient compositions, and especially characterize the writings of Isaiah. The fear of the Lord is his treasure; i.e. the wisdom intended is that which is based upon "the fear of the Lord" (Psalm 111:10). This will be at once Judah's "treasure," and a guarantee of stability to her government and institutions (compare the Homiletics on Isaiah 32:15-17).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times,.... Some take these words to be directed to Hezekiah; but rather they are an apostrophe to the Messiah, and respect the later times of Christ, when many shall run to and fro, and the knowledge of him shall be increased, and the earth shall be covered with it, as the waters cover the sea; and which, as it will make these times comfortable and pleasant, so firm, durable, and lasting: or else they are the words of believers in those times, addressed to Zion the church, before spoken of, observing the great increase of spiritual wisdom and knowledge after the destruction of antichrist; by means of which there would be settled times of peace, joy, and comfort to the church:

and strength of salvation; or "salvations" (x); or strong and lasting salvations; eternal salvation by Jesus Christ, and complete salvation from antichrist, and from every other enemy; which, together with spiritual wisdom, and experimental knowledge of Christ, and his Gospel, will be the stability of those happy times, which will make the spiritual reign of Christ. The whole may be rendered, according to the accents (y), and "he" (that is, the Lord, before spoken of) "shall be the stability of thy times; the strength of salvations shall be wisdom and knowledge":

the fear of the Lord is his treasure; either Hezekiah's, as some, who esteemed the fear of the Lord above all his treasure; and was more zealous in settling and establishing the true worship of God than in amassing treasures to himself: or rather the Lord's treasure, from which he receives a tribute of honour, of more value than the greatest treasure: or, best of all, the church's treasure, and every true believer's; this being the beginning of wisdom, or true grace, the best of riches, and which secures the saints' final perseverance to glory, the better and more enduring substance.

(x) "fortitudo salutum", Pagninus, Montanus; "rebur ominis, vel multiplicis salutis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. (y) Vid. Reinbeck de Accent. Heb. p. 405.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. wisdom—sacred; that is, piety.

thy—Hezekiah's; or rather, "Judea's." "His" refers to the same; such changes from the pronoun possessive of the second person to that of the third are common in Hebrew poetry.

treasure—Not so much material wealth as piety shall constitute the riches of the nation (Pr 10:22; 15:16).

Isaiah 33:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is Exalted
5The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. 6And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure. 7Behold, their brave men cry in the streets, The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

2 Kings 18:7
And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.

Psalm 112:1
Praise the LORD. Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

Proverbs 14:26
Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.

Isaiah 11:3
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;

Isaiah 11:9
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 26:1
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.

Isaiah 33:20
Look on Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.

Isaiah 45:17
But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting.

Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.

Isaiah 51:14
The cowering prisoners will soon be set free; they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread.
Treasury of Scripture

And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

wisdom

Isaiah 11:2-5 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom …

Isaiah 38:5,6 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your …

2 Chronicles 32:27-29 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honor: and he made himself …

Psalm 45:4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness …

Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 24:3-7 Through wisdom is an house built; and by understanding it is established…

Proverbs 28:2,15,16 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof…

Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establishes the land: but he that receives gifts …

Ecclesiastes 7:12,19 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency …

Ecclesiastes 9:14-18 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a …

Jeremiah 22:15-17 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your …

strength

Psalm 27:1,2 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD …

Psalm 28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Psalm 140:7 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my …

salvation. Heb. salvations
fear

2 Chronicles 32:20,21 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the …

Psalm 112:1-3 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and …

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide …

Matthew 6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and …

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; …

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to …

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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