Isaiah 66:18
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New International Version
"And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

New Living Translation
"I can see what they are doing, and I know what they are thinking. So I will gather all nations and peoples together, and they will see my glory.

English Standard Version
“For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory,

New American Standard Bible
"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.

King James Bible
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Knowing their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.

International Standard Version
"But as for me, I know their actions and their thoughts. Come and gather all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

NET Bible
"I hate their deeds and thoughts! So I am coming to gather all the nations and ethnic groups; they will come and witness my splendor.

New Heart English Bible
"For I know their works and their thoughts: the time comes, that I will gather all nations and languages; and they shall come, and shall see my glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because of their actions and their thoughts, I am coming to gather the nations of every language. They will come and see my glory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I [know] their works and their thoughts; [the time] cometh, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and shall see My glory.

New American Standard 1977
“For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I understand their works and their thoughts. The time shall come to gather all the Gentiles and tongues; and they shall come and see my glory.

King James 2000 Bible
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

American King James Version
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

American Standard Version
For I know their works and their thoughts: the time cometh, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and shall see my glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I know their works, and their thoughts: I come that I may gather them together with all nations and tongues: and they shall come and shall see my glory.

Darby Bible Translation
And I, -- their works and their thoughts [are before me]. ... [The time] cometh for the gathering of all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

English Revised Version
For I know their works and their thoughts: the time cometh, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and shall see my glory.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

World English Bible
"For I [know] their works and their thoughts: [the time] comes, that I will gather all nations and languages; and they shall come, and shall see my glory.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- their works and their thoughts, I come to gather all the nations and tongues, And they have come and seen My honour.
Study Bible
God's Final Judgments against the Wicked
17"Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether," declares the LORD. 18"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory. 19"I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Rosh, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations.…
Cross References
Psalm 97:6
The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.

Psalm 139:2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.

Isaiah 11:9
They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 45:22
"Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.

Isaiah 52:10
The LORD has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.

Isaiah 55:8
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 56:8
The Lord GOD, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, "Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered."

Isaiah 57:12
"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.

Isaiah 59:7
Their feet run to evil, And they hasten to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Isaiah 65:2
"I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts,
Treasury of Scripture

For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

I know

Isaiah 37:28 But I know your stayed, and your going out, and your coming in, and …

Deuteronomy 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen …

Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they …

John 5:42 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you.

Revelation 2:2,9,13 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you …

their thoughts

Job 42:2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld …

Ezekiel 38:10 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same …

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided …

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said to them, …

1 Corinthians 3:20 And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

that I

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of …

Psalm 67:2 That your way may be known on earth, your saving health among all nations.

Psalm 72:11,17 Yes, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him…

Psalm 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.

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

Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the …

Romans 15:8-12 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for …

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, …

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

and see

Isaiah 65:10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place …

Ezekiel 39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall …

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me …

2 Corinthians 4:4-6 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which …

(18) For I know their works . . .--The Hebrew has no verb, either--as in the Quos ego . . . of Virgil, n., 1:139--for the sake of emphasis, or through an accidental omission in transcription. I know is supplied by many versions and commentators; I will punish or I have seen by others. The thought, in any case, is that the eye of Jehovah sees the evil things that are done in the secret places, caves or groves, in which the heathen rites were celebrated.

All nations and tongues . . .--The phrase, though not incompatible with Isaiah's authorship, is specially characteristic of the prophets of the Exile (Daniel 3:4; Daniel 3:7; Daniel 3:29; Daniel 4:1; Zechariah 8:23).

They shall come, and see my glory.--The "glory" in the prophet's thoughts is that of Jehovah manifested in His righteous judgments on open enemies and concealed apostates.

Verse 18. - For I know their works. There is no verb in the Hebrew text, from which something has evidently fallen out. Mr. Cheyne supplies, "I will punish;" Gratz, "I have seen." "I know" is supported by the Targums, the Syriac Version, several manuscripts of the Septuagint, and the authorities of Saadiya, Vitringa, and Gesenius. And their thoughts; i.e. I know, not only their works, but even the thoughts from which the works proceeded. It shall some; i.e. "the time shall come." (For the full phrase, see Jeremiah 51:33; Ezekiel 7:7, 12.) All nations and tongues. This expression has been corn-pared with Daniel's "kindreds and nations and languages" (Daniel 3:4, 7, 29; Daniel 4:1; Daniel 5:19, etc.), and has been regarded as a sign of late authorship. But "nations' and "tongues" are coupled together in Scripture as early as Genesis (Genesis 10:5, 20). They shall come, and see my glory; i.e. "see the glory that I shall get me upon my enemies" (vers. 15-17). For I know their works, and their thoughts,.... That is, of the persons before described; their evil works and thoughts, which are known to Christ the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, whose eyes are as a flame of fire to pierce and penetrate into them, Revelation 2:18 or, "as for me (l), their works and their thoughts"; as I know them, and abhor them, I will take vengeance on them for them, for what they have devised and done against me and mine: "and it shall come"; that is, it shall come to pass, or the time shall come:

that I will gather all nations and tongues; not against Jerusalem in the war of Gog and Magog, as the Jewish commentators, Aben Ezra, Jarchi, and Kimchi, interpret it, illustrating it by Zechariah 14:2 but to Christ and his church, by the preaching of the Gospel; which in the latter day will be published to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, and that immediately upon the destruction of both the western and eastern antichrists; and particularly, by the means of the latter, way will be made for it into the kingdoms of the east, which thereby will become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ, Revelation 14:6,

and they shall come and see my glory; the glory of Christ's person, offices, and grace; the glory of his Gospel, worship, and ordinances; the glory that will be upon Zion the church, and on all which there will be a defence, and a glorious sight it will be; see Isaiah 4:5.

(l) "ad me vero quod attinet", Piscator, De Dieu, Cocceius, Vitringa. 18. know—not in the Hebrew. Rather, understand the words by aposiopesis; it is usual in threats to leave the persons threatened to supply the hiatus from their own fears, owing to conscious guilt: "For I … their works and thoughts," etc.; namely, will punish [Maurer].

it shall come—the time is come that I will, etc. [Maurer].

gather … nations—against Jerusalem, where the ungodly Jews shall perish; and then the Lord at last shall fight for Jerusalem against those nations: and the survivors (Isa 66:19) shall "see God's glory" (Zec 12:8, 9; 14:1-3, 9).

tongues—which have been many owing to sin, being confounded at Babel, but which shall again be one in Christ (Da 7:14; Zep 3:9; Re 7:9, 10).66:15-24 A prophetic declaration is given of the Lord's vengeance on all enemies of his church, especially that of all antichristian opposers of the gospel in the latter days. Ver.
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