Isaiah 26:20
New International Version
Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.

New Living Translation
Go home, my people, and lock your doors! Hide yourselves for a little while until the LORD's anger has passed.

English Standard Version
Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

Berean Study Bible
Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves a little while until the wrath has passed.

New American Standard Bible
Come, my people, enter into your rooms And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while Until indignation runs its course.

King James Bible
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Christian Standard Bible
Go, my people, enter your rooms and close your doors behind you. Hide for a little while until the wrath has passed.

Contemporary English Version
Go inside and lock the doors, my people. Hide there for a little while, until the LORD is no longer angry.

Good News Translation
Go into your houses, my people, and shut the door behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until God's anger is over.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Go, my people, enter your rooms and close your doors behind you. Hide for a little while until the wrath has passed.

International Standard Version
Come, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

NET Bible
Go, my people! Enter your inner rooms! Close your doors behind you! Hide for a little while, until his angry judgment is over!

New Heart English Bible
Come, my people, enter into your chambers, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My people, go to your rooms, and shut the doors behind you. Hide for a little while until his fury has ended.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, And shut thy doors about thee; Hide thyself for a little moment, Until the indignation be overpast.

New American Standard 1977
Come, my people, enter into your rooms, And close your doors behind you; Hide for a little while, Until indignation runs its course.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself, as it were, for a little moment until the indignation is overpast.

King James 2000 Bible
Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

American King James Version
Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over.

American Standard Version
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Go, my people, enter into thy closets, shut thy door, hide thyself for a little season, until the anger of the Lord have passed away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away.

Darby Bible Translation
Come, my people, enter into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself just for a little moment, until the indignation be past.

English Revised Version
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation shall be overpast.

World English Bible
Come, my people, enter into your rooms, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

Young's Literal Translation
Come, My people, enter into thy inner chambers, And shut thy doors behind thee, Hide thyself shortly a moment till the indignation pass over.
Study Bible
A Song of Trust in God's Provision
19Your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust! For your dew is like the dew of the morning, and the earth will bring forth her dead. 20Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves a little while until the wrath has passed. 21For behold, the LORD is coming out of His dwelling to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will reveal her bloodshed and no longer conceal her slain.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles.

Exodus 12:22
Take a cluster of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin, and brush the top and the two sideposts of the doorframe with some of the blood. None of you shall go out the door of his house until morning.

Exodus 12:23
When the LORD passes through to strike down the Egyptians, He will see the blood on the top and the two sideposts and pass over the door; so He will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

Job 14:13
If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger passes. If only You would appoint a time for me and then remember me.

Psalm 30:5
For His anger is fleeting, but His favor lasts a lifetime. Weeping may stay the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 57:1
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of Your wings I will take shelter until the danger has passed.

Psalm 91:1
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.

Proverbs 22:3
The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.

Isaiah 10:5
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger; the staff in their hands is My wrath.

Isaiah 10:25
For in just a very little while My wrath will be spent and My anger will turn to their destruction."

Isaiah 13:5
They are coming from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens--the LORD and the weapons of His wrath--to destroy the whole country.

Isaiah 34:2
The LORD is angry with all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will set them apart for destruction; He will give them over to slaughter.

Isaiah 54:7
For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will bring you back.

Isaiah 54:8
In a surge of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.

Isaiah 66:14
When you see, you will rejoice, and you will flourish like grass; then the hand of the LORD will be revealed to His servants, but His wrath will be shown to His enemies.

Daniel 11:36
Then the king will do as he pleases and will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will speak monstrous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must be accomplished.

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth, who carry out His justice. Seek righteousness; seek humility. Perhaps you will be sheltered on the Day of the LORD's anger.

Treasury of Scripture

Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over.

my

Isaiah 51:4,16
Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people…

Jeremiah 7:23
But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

Jeremiah 31:14
And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.

enter

Isaiah 32:18,19
And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places; …

Genesis 7:1,16
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation…

Exodus 12:22,23
And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning…

shut

Matthew 6:6
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

hide

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Psalm 27:5
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Psalm 31:20
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

for a

Isaiah 54:7,8
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee…

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 57:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.







Lexicon
Go,
לֵ֤ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

my people,
עַמִּי֙ (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

enter
בֹּ֣א (bō)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

your rooms
בַחֲדָרֶ֔יךָ (ḇa·ḥă·ḏā·re·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2315: A chamber, room

and shut
וּֽסְגֹ֥ר (ū·sə·ḡōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5462: To shut up, to surrender

your doors
דְּלָתְךָ֖ (də·lā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1817: Something swinging, the valve of a, door

behind you.
בַּעֲדֶ֑ךָ (ba·‘ă·ḏe·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

Hide yourselves
חֲבִ֥י (ḥă·ḇî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2247: To withdraw, hide

a little
כִמְעַט־ (ḵim·‘aṭ-)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

while
רֶ֖גַע (re·ḡa‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7281: A wink, a very short space of time

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the wrath
יַעֲבָר־ (ya·‘ă·ḇār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

has passed.
זָֽעַם׃ (zā·‘am)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on
(20) Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers.--The vision of the judgments and the glory of the future leads the prophet to his work as a preacher of repentance in the present. His people also need the preparation of silent and solitary prayer (Matthew 6:6; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 31:21). As men seek the innermost recesses of their homes while the thunderstorm sweeps over the city, so should they seek God in that solitude till the great tempest of His indignation has passed by.

Verse 20. - Come, my people... into thy chambers. As when a storm comes, prudence counsels men to seek shelter (Exodus 9:19), so now the prophet advises his people to put themselves under cover during the coming tempest. His meaning, probably, is that they should retire into the privacy of communion with God, withdrawing from public affairs and the distractions of a worldly life. Shut thy doors about thee (comp. 2 Kings 4:33; Matthew 6:6). For a little moment (so in Isaiah 10:25; and again in Isaiah 54:7, 8). God's estimate of time, we must remember, is not as man's (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:8). 26:20,21 When dangers threaten, it is good to retire and lie hid; when we commend ourselves to God to hide us, he will hide us either under heaven or in heaven. Thus we shall be safe and happy in the midst of tribulations. It is but for a short time, as it were for a little moment; when over, it will seem as nothing. God's place is the mercy-seat; there he delights to be: when he punishes, he comes out of his place, for he has no pleasure in the death of sinners. But there is hardly any truth more frequently repeated in Scripture, than God's determined purpose to punish the workers of iniquity. Let us keep close to the Lord, and separate from the world; and let us seek comfort in secret prayer. A day of vengeance is coming on the world, and before it comes we are to expect tribulation and suffering. But because the Christian looks for these things, shall he be restless and dismayed? No, let him repose himself in his God. Abiding in him, the believer is safe. And let us wait patiently the fulfilling of God's promises.
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