Isaiah 5:16
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New International Version
But the LORD Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.

New Living Translation
But the LORD of Heaven's Armies will be exalted by his justice. The holiness of God will be displayed by his righteousness.

English Standard Version
But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

King James Bible
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the LORD of Hosts is exalted by His justice, and the holy God is distinguished by righteousness.

International Standard Version
But the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is exalted in justice, and the Holy God proves himself to be righteously holy.

NET Bible
The LORD who commands armies will be exalted when he punishes, the sovereign God's authority will be recognized when he judges.

New Heart English Bible
but the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD of Armies will be honored when he judges. The holy God will show himself to be holy when he does what is right.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the LORD of hosts is exalted through justice, And God the Holy One is sanctified through righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment,
            And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the LORD of the hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God, that is holy, shall be sanctified with righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in justice, and God who is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

American King James Version
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

American Standard Version
but Jehovah of hosts is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God shall be sanctified in justice.

Darby Bible Translation
and Jehovah of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God hallowed in righteousness.

English Revised Version
but the LORD of hosts is exalted in judgment, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

World English Bible
but Yahweh of Armies is exalted in justice, and God the Holy One is sanctified in righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah of Hosts is high in judgment, And the Holy God sanctified in righteousness,
Study Bible
Woes to the Wicked
15So the common man will be humbled and the man of importance abased, The eyes of the proud also will be abased. 16But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness. 17Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, And strangers will eat in the waste places of the wealthy.…
Cross References
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to articulate a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect,

Isaiah 2:11
The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 2:17
The pride of man will be humbled And the loftiness of men will be abased; And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,

Isaiah 8:13
"It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.

Isaiah 28:17
"I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.

Isaiah 29:23
But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, They will sanctify My name; Indeed, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Isaiah 33:10
"Now I will arise," says the LORD, "Now I will be exalted, now I will be lifted up.

Isaiah 61:8
For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense And make an everlasting covenant with them.
Treasury of Scripture

But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

the Lord

Isaiah 12:4 And in that day shall you say, Praise the LORD, call on his name, …

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and …

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is …

Psalm 21:13 Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so will we sing and praise …

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, …

Ezekiel 28:22 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, O Zidon; …

Ezekiel 38:23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

Revelation 19:1-5 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, …

God that is holy. or, the holy God. Heb. the God the holy

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

Revelation 15:3,4 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

sanctified

Isaiah 8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and …

Isaiah 29:23 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the middle …

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, …

Ezekiel 36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, …

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence …

(16) Shall be sanctified.--Men had not recognised the holiness of Jehovah, and therefore He must manifest that holiness (in that sense "be sanctified") in acts of righteous severity. The "Holy One of Israel" was, we must remember, the name, of all Divine names, in which Israel most delighted, the ever-recurring burden of all the prophet's utterances.

Verse 16. - God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness; rather, the holy God shows himself holy by righteousness; i.e. by executing this righteous judgment on Jerusalem the holy God shows his holiness. But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment,.... By the "Lord of hosts" is meant Christ, the Lord of the armies, and of the inhabitants of the earth, of angels, and of men; who, though in our nature, in his state of humiliation, was brought very low, yet is now highly exalted; and which exaltation of his is seen and known, as it is here foretold it should be, by his judgments inflicted on the Jewish nation, for their contempt and rejection of him; see Psalm 9:16 so Kimchi interprets judgment of the judgment which the Lord would inflict on the ungodly of Israel: thus Christ's exaltation is seen in their humiliation, and his kingdom and power in their destruction:

and God that is holy; Christ is truly and properly God, God over all, blessed for ever; and he is holy, both as God and man; as God he is essentially and perfectly holy; and, as man, without sin original or actual; he is the Holy One of God, and the Holy One of Israel; and of him it is said, he

shall be sanctified in righteousness, or be declared to be holy; by the obedience and righteousness of his life, wrought out for his people, whereby he becomes their sanctification and righteousness; and by his justice, in punishing his and his people's enemies. Were all this to be understood of Jehovah the Father, it might very well be interpreted, as it is by Cocceius, of his being exalted and honoured by the condemnation of sin in the flesh of Christ; and of his being "glorified", as the Arabic version renders it, by the obedience and righteousness of his son, whereby his justice is satisfied, and his law magnified, and made honourable; and by the faith of his people, laying hold on that righteousness, and receiving it to the glory of God; in all which the purity, holiness, and justice of God appears. 16. God shall be "exalted" in man's view, because of His manifestation of His "justice" in punishing the guilty.

sanctified—regarded as holy by reason of His "righteous" dealings.5:8-23 Here is a woe to those who set their hearts on the wealth of the world. Not that it is sinful for those who have a house and a field to purchase another; but the fault is, that they never know when they have enough. Covetousness is idolatry; and while many envy the prosperous, wretched man, the Lord denounces awful woes upon him. How applicable to many among us! God has many ways to empty the most populous cities. Those who set their hearts upon the world, will justly be disappointed. Here is woe to those who dote upon the pleasures and the delights of sense. The use of music is lawful; but when it draws away the heart from God, then it becomes a sin to us. God's judgments have seized them, but they will not disturb themselves in their pleasures. The judgments are declared. Let a man be ever so high, death will bring him low; ever so mean, death will bring him lower. The fruit of these judgments shall be, that God will be glorified as a God of power. Also, as a God that is holy; he shall be owned and declared to be so, in the righteous punishment of proud men. Those are in a woful condition who set up sin, and who exert themselves to gratify their base lusts. They are daring in sin, and walk after their own lusts; it is in scorn that they call God the Holy One of Israel. They confound and overthrow distinctions between good and evil. They prefer their own reasonings to Divine revelations; their own devices to the counsels and commands of God. They deem it prudent and politic to continue profitable sins, and to neglect self-denying duties. Also, how light soever men make of drunkenness, it is a sin which lays open to the wrath and curse of God. Their judges perverted justice. Every sin needs some other to conceal it.
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