Isaiah 9:9
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English Standard Version
and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:

King James Bible
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,

American Standard Version
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and in stoutness of heart,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the people of Ephraim shall know, and the inhabitants of Samaria that say in the pride and haughtiness of their heart:

English Revised Version
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and in stoutness of heart,

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,

Isaiah 9:9 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In Isaiah 9:3 he says, in words of thanksgiving and praise: "Thou multipliest the nation, preparest it great joy; they rejoice before Thee like the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they share the spoil." "The nation" (haggoi) is undoubtedly Israel, reduced to a small remnant. That God would make this again into a numerous people, was a leading feature in the pictures drawn of the time of glory (Isaiah 26:15; Isaiah 66:8; Zechariah 14:10-11), which would be in this respect the counterpart of that of Solomon (1 Kings 4:20). If our explanation is the correct one so far, the only way to give an intelligible meaning to the chethib לא, taking it in a negative sense, is to render it, as Hengstenberg, Hitzig, and others have done, "Thou multipliest the nation to which Thou hadst formerly not given great joy," which must signify, per litoten, "the nation which Thou hadst plunged into deep sorrow." But it is unnatural to take any one of the prophetic preterites, commencing with hicbı̄d in Isaiah 9:1, in any other than a future sense. We must therefore give the preference to the Keri לו, and render it, "Thou makest of the nation a great multitude, and preparest it great joy." The pronoun loo is written first, as in Leviticus 7:7-9; Job 41:4 (keri), probably with the emphasis assumed by Drechsler: "to it, in which there was not the smallest indication of such an issue as this." The verbs "multiplied" (higdaltâ) and "increased" (hirbithâ) are intentionally written together, to put the intensity of the joy on a level with the extensiveness of the multitude. This joy would be a holy joy, as the expression "before Thee" implies: the expression itself recals the sacrificial meals in the courts of the temple (Deuteronomy 12:7; Deuteronomy 14:26). It would be a joy over blessings received, as the figure of the harvest indicates; and joy over evil averted, as the figure of dividing the spoil presupposes: for the division of booty is the business of conquerors. This second figure is not merely a figure: the people that are so joyous are really victorious and triumphant.

(Note: On the passages in which לא chethib is לו keri, see at Psalm 100:3 and Job 13:15.)

Isaiah 9:9 Parallel Commentaries

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and all

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

1 Kings 22:25 And Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see in that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide yourself.

Job 21:19,20 God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him, and he shall know it...

Jeremiah 32:24 Behold the mounts, they are come to the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it...

Jeremiah 44:28,29 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah...

Ezekiel 7:9,27 And my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity...

Ezekiel 30:19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 33:33 And when this comes to pass, (see, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet has been among them.

even Ephraim

Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If you will not believe...

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

in the pride

Isaiah 46:12 Listen to me, you stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Malachi 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, said the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?

Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly...

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility...

Cross References
Isaiah 7:2
When the house of David was told, "Syria is in league with Ephraim," the heart of Ahaz and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.

Isaiah 7:8
For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. And within sixty-five years Ephraim will be shattered from being a people.

Isaiah 7:9
And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.'"

Isaiah 9:8
The Lord has sent a word against Jacob, and it will fall on Israel;

Isaiah 28:1
Ah, the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley of those overcome with wine!

Isaiah 28:3
The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim will be trodden underfoot;

Isaiah 46:12
"Listen to me, you stubborn of heart, you who are far from righteousness:

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