Isaiah 27:8
New International Version
By warfare and exile you contend with her-- with his fierce blast he drives her out, as on a day the east wind blows.

New Living Translation
No, but he exiled Israel to call her to account. She was exiled from her land as though blown away in a storm from the east.

English Standard Version
Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them; he removed them with his fierce breath in the day of the east wind.

Berean Study Bible
By warfare and exile You contended with her and removed her with a fierce wind like the day of the east wind.

New American Standard Bible
You contended with them by banishing them, by driving them away. With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.

King James Bible
In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

Christian Standard Bible
You disputed with Israel by banishing and driving her away. He removed her with his severe storm on the day of the east wind.

Contemporary English Version
I carefully measured out Israel's punishment and sent the scorching heat to chase them far away.

Good News Translation
The LORD punished his people by sending them into exile. He took them away with a cruel wind from the east.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You disputed with her by banishing and driving her away. He removed her with His severe storm on the day of the east wind.

International Standard Version
Measure by measure, in their exile you contended with them; with his fierce blast he removed them, as on a day when the east wind blows.

NET Bible
When you summon her for divorce, you prosecute her; he drives her away with his strong wind in the day of the east wind.

New Heart English Bible
In measure, when you send them away, you contend with them. He has removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He punished Israel by sending it away. He removed it with a fierce blast from the east winds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In full measure, when Thou sendest her away, Thou dost contend with her; He hath removed her with His rough blast in the day of the east wind.

New American Standard 1977
Thou didst contend with them by banishing them, by driving them away. With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In measure, she shall be chastised in her stalks: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

King James 2000 Bible
In measure, by sending it away, you will contend with it: he removes it with his fierce blast in the day of the east wind.

American King James Version
In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

American Standard Version
In measure, when thou sendest them away, thou dost content with them; he hath removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Fighting and reproaching he will dismiss them; didst thou not meditate with a harsh spirit, to slay them with a wrathful spirit?

Douay-Rheims Bible
In measure against measure, when it shall be cast off, thou shalt judge it. He hath meditated with his severe spirit in the day of heat.

Darby Bible Translation
In measure, when sending her away, didst thou contend with her: he hath taken [her] away with his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

English Revised Version
In measure, when thou sendest her away, thou dost contend with her; he hath removed her with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

Webster's Bible Translation
In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

World English Bible
In measure, when you send them away, you contend with them. He has removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

Young's Literal Translation
In measure, in sending it forth, thou strivest with it, He hath taken away by His sharp wind, In the day of an east wind,
Study Bible
The LORD's Vineyard
7Has the LORD struck Israel as He struck her oppressors? Was she killed like those who slayed her? 8By warfare and exile You contended with her and removed her with a fierce wind like the day of the east wind. 9Therefore Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for, and the fruit of the removal of his sin will be this: When he makes all the altar stones like crushed bits of chalk, no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain standing.…
Cross References
Isaiah 50:1
This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of My creditors did I sell you? Look, you were sold for your iniquities, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

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

Jeremiah 4:11
At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A searing wind from the barren heights in the desert blows toward the daughter of My people, but not to winnow or to sift;

Ezekiel 19:12
But it was uprooted in fury, cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit. Its strong branches were stripped off and they withered; the fire consumed them.

Hosea 13:15
Although he flourishes among his brothers, an east wind will come--a wind from the LORD rising up from the desert. His fountain will fail, and his spring will run dry. The wind will plunder his treasury of every precious article.

Treasury of Scripture

In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

measure

Isaiah 57:16
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Job 23:6
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

Psalm 6:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

it shooteth forth.

Isaiah 1:5,18-20
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint…

Isaiah 5:3,4
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard…

Judges 10:10-16
And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim…

he stayeth, etc.

Isaiah 10:5,6,12
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation…

Psalm 76:10
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Psalm 78:38
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.







Lexicon
By warfare
בְּסַּאסְּאָ֖ה (bə·sas·sə·’āh)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5432: Measurement, moderation

and exile
בְּשַׁלְחָ֣הּ (bə·šal·ḥāh)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

You contended with her
תְּרִיבֶ֑נָּה (tə·rî·ḇen·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

and removed her
הָגָ֛ה (hā·ḡāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1898: To remove

with a fierce
הַקָּשָׁ֖ה (haq·qā·šāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7186: Hard, severe

wind
בְּרוּח֥וֹ (bə·rū·ḥōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

like the day
בְּי֥וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of the east wind.
קָדִֽים׃ (qā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6921: The fore, front part, the East
(8) In measure . . .--Literally, with the force of iteration, with measure and measure. The verse continues the thought of the preceding. The word for "measure" is strictly definite: the seah, or third part of an ephah (comp. Isaiah 5:10), and therefore used as proverbial for its smallness, to express the extreme moderation of God's chastisements.

When it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate With it.--Better, When thou didst put her away, thou didst plead with her. The prophet falls back upon the thought of Hosea 1-3, that Israel was the adulterous wife to whom Jehovah had given, as it were, a bill of divorcement, but against whom He did not carry the pleadings to the furthest point that the rigour of the law allowed. Comp. for this meaning Isaiah 1:1; Deuteronomy 24:1; Malachi 2:16.

He stayeth his rough wind . . .--The words have become familiar, as expressing the loving-kindness which will not heap chastisement on chastisement, lest a man should be swallowed up of overmuch sorrow, which keeps the "rough wind" from completing the devastation already wrought by the scorching "east wind." That rendering, however, can scarcely be maintained. The word translated "stay" is found elsewhere in Proverbs 25:4-5, and there has the sense of "separating," or "sifting." And this is its sense here also, the thought expressed asserting, though in another form than the traditional rendering, the compassion of Jehovah, in that He sifts with his rough wind in the day of east wind; though punishment come on punishment, it is reformatory, and not simply penal, to sift, and not to destroy. A rendering accepted by some critics gives, He sigheth with His rough wind, as though with a sorrowing pity mingled with the chastisement.

Verse 8. - Our translators have entirely mistaken the meaning of this verse. The proper rendering is, In measure, when thou puttest her away, thou wilt contend with her; he sighed with his keen breath in the day of the east wind. "In measure" means "with forbearance and moderation" - the punishment being carefully adjusted to the degree of the offence. God was about to "put Judah away" - to banish her into a far country; but still he would refrain himself - he would "not suffer his whole displeasure to arise," or give her over wholly to destruction. In the day of the east wind, or of the national catastrophe, when his breath was fierce and hard against his people, he would "sigh" at the needful chastisement. As Dr. Kay well says, "Amid the rough and stern severity which he breathed into the tempest, there was an undertone of sadness and grief." 27:6-13 In the days of the gospel, the latter days, the gospel church shall be more firmly fixed than the Jewish church, and shall spread further. May our souls be continually watered and kept, that we may abound in the fruits of the Spirit, in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. The Jews yet are kept a separate and a numerous people; they have not been rooted out as those who slew them. The condition of that nation, through so many ages, forms a certain proof of the Divine origin of the Scriptures; and the Jews live amongst us, a continued warning against sin. But though winds are ever so rough, ever so high, God can say to them, Peace, be still. And though God will afflict his people, yet he will make their afflictions to work for the good of their souls. According to this promise, since the captivity in Babylon, no people have shown such hatred to idols and idolatry as the Jews. And to all God's people, the design of affliction is to part between them and sin. The affliction has done us good, when we keep at a distance from the occasions of sin, and use care that we may not be tempted to it. Jerusalem had been defended by grace and the Divine protection; but when God withdrew, she was left like a wilderness. This has awfully come to pass. And this is a figure of the deplorable state of the vineyard, the church, when it brought forth wild grapes. Sinners flatter themselves they shall not be dealt with severely, because God is merciful, and is their Maker. We see how weak those pleas will be. Verses 12,13, seem to predict the restoration of the Jews after the Babylonish captivity, and their recovery from their present dispersion. This is further applicable to the preaching of the gospel, by which sinners are gathered into the grace of God; the gospel proclaims the acceptable year of the Lord. Those gathered by the sounding of the gospel trumpet, are brought in to worship God, and added to the church; and the last trumpet will gather the saints together.
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