Isaiah 28:6
New International Version
He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

New Living Translation
He will give a longing for justice to their judges. He will give great courage to their warriors who stand at the gates.

English Standard Version
and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Berean Study Bible
a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and a strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.

New American Standard Bible
A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.

King James Bible
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

Christian Standard Bible
a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, and strength to those who repel attacks at the city gate.

Contemporary English Version
He will see that justice rules and that his people are able to defend their cities.

Good News Translation
He will give a sense of justice to those who serve as judges, and courage to those who defend the city gates from attack.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

International Standard Version
and a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

NET Bible
He will give discernment to the one who makes judicial decisions, and strength to those who defend the city from attackers.

New Heart English Bible
and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He will give a spirit of justice to those who judge. He will give strength to those who defend the city gates in battle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, And for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

New American Standard 1977
A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, A strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits upon the throne of judgment, and for strength to those that turn the battle to the gate.

King James 2000 Bible
And for a spirit of justice to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

American King James Version
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

American Standard Version
and a spirit of justice to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They shall be left in the spirit of judgment for judgment, and for the strength of them that hinder slaying.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that return out of the battle to the gate.

Darby Bible Translation
and for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

English Revised Version
and for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

Webster's Bible Translation
And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

World English Bible
and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Young's Literal Translation
And for a spirit of judgment To him who is sitting in the judgment, And for might to those turning back the battle to the gate.
Study Bible
Judgment on Ephraim
5On that day the LORD of Hosts will be a crown of glory, a diadem of splendor to the remnant of His people, 6a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and a strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate. 7These also stagger from wine and stumble from strong drink: Priests and prophets reel from strong drink and are befuddled by wine. They stumble because of strong drink, muddled in their visions and stumbling in their judgments.…
Cross References
John 5:30
I can do nothing by Myself; I judge only as I hear. And My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment the king had given, they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

2 Chronicles 32:6
Hezekiah appointed military commanders over the people and gathered the people in the square of the city gate. Then he encouraged them, saying,

Isaiah 4:4
when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.

Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a refuge for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like rain against a wall,

Isaiah 32:15
until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high. Then the desert will be an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest.

Isaiah 32:16
Then justice will inhabit the wilderness, and righteousness will dwell in the fertile field.

Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Treasury of Scripture

And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

for a spirit

Isaiah 11:2-4
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; …

Isaiah 32:15,16
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest…

Genesis 41:38,39
And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? …

and for strength

Deuteronomy 20:4
For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

Joshua 1:9
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Psalm 18:32-34
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect…







Lexicon
a spirit
וּלְר֖וּחַ (ū·lə·rū·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

of justice
מִשְׁפָּ֑ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

to him who sits
לַיּוֹשֵׁב֙ (lay·yō·wō·šêḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

judgment,
הַמִּשְׁפָּ֔ט (ham·miš·pāṭ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and a strength
וְלִ֨גְבוּרָ֔ה (wə·liḡ·ḇū·rāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1369: Force, valor, victory

to those who repel
מְשִׁיבֵ֥י (mə·šî·ḇê)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the onslaught
מִלְחָמָ֖ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

at the gate.
שָֽׁעְרָה׃ (šā·‘ə·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate
(6) And for a spirit of judgment . . .--The words remind us of the list of spiritual gifts in Isaiah 11:2. The injustice of corrupt judges was the crying evil of both Samaria and Jerusalem, and their place was to be taken by those who should be just and faithful. And brave warriors, able to drive back the enemy to the gate of the city from which they had issued forth (2Samuel 11:23)--or, perhaps, to defeat them at the gate of that which they attacked--should be the companions of the upright judges.

Verse 6. - For a spirit of judgment. How far Judah had departed from the spirit of just judgment was made apparent in the very opening chapter of Isaiah's prophecy (vers. 15-27). To him that sitteth in judgment; rather, that sitteth on the judgment-seat (Cheyne). For strength to them that turn the battle to the gate; i.e. "to those who repulse an enemy, and drive him back to his own city's gate" (comp. 2 Kings 18:8, "He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza "). 28:5-15 The prophet next turns to Judah, whom he calls the residue of his people. Happy are those alone, who glory in the Lord of hosts himself. Hence his people get wisdom and strength for every service and every conflict. But it is only in Christ Jesus that the holy God communicates with sinful man. And whether those that teach are drunk with wine, or intoxicated with false doctrines and notions concerning the kingdom and salvation of the Messiah, they not only err themselves, but lead multitudes astray. All places where such persons have taught are filled with errors. For our instruction in the things of God, it is needful that the same precept and the same line should be often repeated to us, that we may the better understand them. God, by his word, calls us to what is really for our advantage; the service of God is the only true rest for those weary of the service of sin, and there is no refreshment but under the easy yoke of the Lord Jesus. All this had little effect upon the people. Those who will not understand what is plain, but scorn and despise it as mean and trifling, are justly punished. If we are at peace with God, we have, in effect, made a covenant with death; whenever it comes, it cannot do us any real damage, if we are Christ's. But to think of making death our friend, while by sin we are making God our enemy, is absurd. And do not they make lies their refuge who trust in their own righteousness, or to a death-bed repentance? which is a resolution to sin no more, when it is no longer in their power to do so.
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