Isaiah 9:11
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New International Version
But the LORD has strengthened Rezin's foes against them and has spurred their enemies on.

New Living Translation
But the LORD will bring Rezin's enemies against Israel and stir up all their foes.

English Standard Version
But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from Rezin And spurs their enemies on,

King James Bible
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD has raised up Rezin's adversaries against him and stirred up his enemies.

International Standard Version
But the LORD has raised adversaries from Rezin against him, and he stirs up his enemies—

NET Bible
Then the LORD provoked their adversaries to attack them, he stirred up their enemies--

New Heart English Bible
Therefore the LORD will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will set Rezin's oppressors against Israel and will stir up its enemies-

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore the LORD doth set upon high the adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies;

New American Standard 1977
Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from Rezin,
            And spurs their enemies on,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him and join his enemies together,

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

American King James Version
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

American Standard Version
Therefore Jehovah will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord shall set up the enemies of Rasin over him, and shall bring on his enemies in a crowd:

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah will set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and arm his enemies,

English Revised Version
Therefore the LORD shall set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and shall stir up his enemies;

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore the LORD will set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

World English Bible
Therefore Yahweh will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah setteth the adversaries of Rezin on high above him, And his enemies he joineth together,
Study Bible
Judgment against Israel's Pride
10"The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with smooth stones; The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars." 11Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from Rezin And spurs their enemies on, 12The Arameans on the east and the Philistines on the west; And they devour Israel with gaping jaws. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.…
Cross References
Isaiah 7:1
Now it came about in the days of Ahaz, the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Aram and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not conquer it.

Isaiah 7:8
"For the head of Aram is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin (now within another 65 years Ephraim will be shattered, so that it is no longer a people),
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Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

set up

Isaiah 8:4-7 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother…

Isaiah 10:9-11 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria …

Isaiah 17:1-5 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being …

2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, …

2 Kings 16:9 And the king of Assyria listened to him: for the king of Assyria …

join. Heb. mingle

(11) Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries . . .--The Hebrew tenses are in the past (has set up), but probably as representing the prophet's visions of an accomplished future. The "adversaries" of the text can hardly be any other than the Assyrians; yet the context that follows clearly points to an attack on Ephraim in which the armies of Rezin were to be conspicuous. The natural explanation is that Syria, after the conquest by the Assyrian king (2Kings 16:9), was compelled to take part in a campaign against Samaria. The reading of the text may be retained with this explanation, and the sentence paraphrased thus, "Jehovah will stir up the adversaries of Rezin (the Assyrians who have conquered Syria) against him (Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria), and shall join his enemies against him, and those enemies shall include the very nations on whose support he had counted, the Syrians and the Philistines" (Psalm 83:7-8). The latter people were, it is true, enemies to Judah (2Chronicles 28:18), but their hostilities extended to the northern kingdom also.

Verse 11. - Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him. "Against him" means "against Ephraim," or the kingdom of Israel. "The adversaries of Rezin" could only be the Assyrians; but these seem precluded by the next verse, which mentions only "Syrians" and Philistines." Hence many critics accept the variant reading of several manuscripts sarey for tsarey - which gives the sense of "the princes of Rezin" (so Lowth, Ewald, Houbigant, Weir, Cheyne). Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him,.... Set them up on high, as the word (a) signifies; exalt them above him, and make them superior to him, and conquerors of him, meaning the Assyrians; who, being sent for by Ahab, went up against Damascus, took it, and carried the people captive, and slew Rezin the king of Syria, the head of which was Damascus, 2 Kings 16:7 this is mentioned, because the Israelites put great trust and confidence in this prince, with whom they were in alliance; and this is said to abate their pride, arrogance, and haughtiness, before expressed:

and join his enemies together; or mix them; the Assyrian army, consisting of a mixture of various nations; or "stir" them "up", as the Targum; instigate them against him. Some understand the whole of Israel, against whom the adversaries of Rezin, namely, the Assyrians, would come, as they did, and invade their land, and carry them captive; with whom were various other people, as follows.

(a) "elevabit, sive extollet", Forerius. 11. adversaries of Rezin—the Assyrians, who shall first attack Damascus, shall next advance "against him" (Ephraim). This is the punishment of Ephraim's pride in making light (Isa 9:10) of the judgment already inflicted by God through Tiglath-pileser (2Ki 15:29). A second Assyrian invasion (see on [699]Isa 7:1) shall follow. The reading "princes" for "adversaries" in uncalled for.

join—rather, "arm"; cover with armor [Maurer].

his—Rezin's.9:8-21 Those are ripening apace for ruin, whose hearts are unhumbled under humbling providences. For that which God designs, in smiting us, is, to turn us to himself; and if this point be not gained by lesser judgments, greater may be expected. The leaders of the people misled them. We have reason to be afraid of those that speak well of us, when we do ill. Wickedness was universal, all were infected with it. They shall be in trouble, and see no way out; and when men's ways displease the Lord, he makes even their friends to be at war with them. God would take away those they thought to have help from. Their rulers were the head. Their false prophets were the tail and the rush, the most despicable. In these civil contests, men preyed on near relations who were as their own flesh. The people turn not to Him who smites them, therefore he continues to smite: for when God judges, he will overcome; and the proudest, stoutest sinner shall either bend or break.
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