Isaiah 41:1
New International Version
"Be silent before me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgment.

New Living Translation
“Listen in silence before me, you lands beyond the sea. Bring your strongest arguments. Come now and speak. The court is ready for your case.

English Standard Version
Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.

Berean Study Bible
“Be silent before Me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come forward and testify; let us together draw near for judgment.

King James Bible
Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

New King James Version
“Keep silence before Me, O coastlands, And let the people renew their strength! Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come near together for judgment.

New American Standard Bible
“Listen to Me in silence, you coastlands, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let’s come together for judgment.

NASB 1995
"Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment.

NASB 1977
“Coastlands, listen to Me in silence, And let the peoples gain new strength; Let them come forward, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment.

Amplified Bible
“Listen to Me in silence, you islands and coastlands, And let the nations gain their strength; Let them come near, then let them speak; Let us come together for judgment [and decide the issue between us concerning the enemy from the east].

Christian Standard Bible
“Be silent before me, coasts and islands! And let peoples renew their strength. Let them approach; let them testify; let’s come together for the trial.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be silent before Me, islands! And let peoples renew their strength. Let them approach, then let them testify; let us come together for the trial.

American Standard Version
Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near together to judgment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be silent, oh islands, and the peoples shall renew power. They shall come near and then they shall speak and they shall come near together for judgment

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hold a feast to me, ye islands: for the princes shall renew their strength: let them draw nigh and speak together: then let them declare judgement.

Contemporary English Version
Be silent and listen, every island in the sea. Have courage and come near, every one of you nations. Let's settle this matter!

Douay-Rheims Bible
LET the islands keep silence before me, and the nations take new strength: let them come near, and then speak, let us come near to judgment together.

English Revised Version
Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

Good News Translation
God says, "Be silent and listen to me, you distant lands! Get ready to present your case in court; you will have your chance to speak. Let us come together to decide who is right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Be silent and listen to me, you coastlands. Let the people gain new strength. Let them come near and speak. Let us come together for judgment.

International Standard Version
"Be silent before me, you coastlands, and let the people renew their strength! Let them come forward, then let them speak together— let's draw near for a ruling.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Keep silence before Me, O islands, And let the peoples renew their strength; Let them draw near, then let them speak; Let us come near together to judgment.

Literal Standard Version
Keep silent toward Me, O islands, "" And the peoples pass on [to] power, "" They come near, then they speak, “Together we draw near to judgment.”

NET Bible
"Listen to me in silence, you coastlands! Let the nations find renewed strength! Let them approach and then speak; let us come together for debate!

New Heart English Bible
"Keep silent before me, islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come near, then let them speak. Let's meet together for judgment.

World English Bible
"Keep silent before me, islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come near, then let them speak. Let's meet together for judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep silent towards Me, O isles, And the peoples pass on to power, They come nigh, then they speak, 'Together -- to judgment we draw near.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Help to Israel
1“Be silent before Me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come forward and testify; let us together draw near for judgment. 2Who has aroused one from the east and called him to his feet in righteousness? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust with his sword, to windblown chaff with his bow.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will become like wool.

Isaiah 11:11
On that day the Lord will extend His hand a second time to recover the remnant of His people from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

Isaiah 34:1
Come near, O nations, to listen; pay attention, O peoples. Let the earth hear, and all that fills it, the world and all that springs from it.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 41:5
The islands see and fear; the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward.

Isaiah 43:9
All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Who among them can declare this, and proclaim to us the former things? Let them present their witnesses to vindicate them, so that others may hear and say, "It is true."

Isaiah 43:26
Remind Me, let us argue the matter together. State your case, so that you may be vindicated.

Isaiah 48:16
Come near to Me and listen to this: From the beginning I have not spoken in secret; from the time it happened, I was there." And now the Lord GOD has sent me, accompanied by His Spirit.

Isaiah 50:8
The One who vindicates Me is near. Who will dare to contend with Me? Let us confront each other! Who has a case against Me? Let him approach Me!

Habakkuk 2:20
But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.

Zechariah 2:13
Be silent before the LORD, all people, for He has roused Himself from His holy dwelling."


Treasury of Scripture

Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

silence

Isaiah 49:1
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Habakkuk 2:20
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

let the people

Isaiah 41:6,7,21,22
They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage…

Isaiah 8:9,10
Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces…

Job 38:3
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

let us

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Job 23:3-7
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! …

Job 31:35,36
Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book…









XLI.

(1) O islands.--See Note on Isaiah 40:15.

Let the people renew their strength . . .--The same phrase as in Isaiah 40:31, but here, perhaps, with a touch of irony. The heathen are challenged to the great controversy, and will need all their "strength" and "strong reasons" if they accept the challenge. In what follows we have to think of the prophet as having, like Balaam, a vision of what shall come to pass in the "latter days" (Numbers 24:20), and seeing not only the forms of the old empires on their way to Hades, as in Isaiah 14:9-12, but the appearance on the scene of the new conqueror.

Verses 1-7. - ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DELIVERER, AND EFFECT ON THE SURROUNDING NATIONS. Isaiah returns to the standpoint of Isaiah 40:9-11. A deliverer of Israel is about to appear. The nations are therefore summoned to attend, and consider the facts (ver. 1). He will carry all before him (vers 2, 3), being raised up by God (ver. 4). The nations will tremble, and seek the protection of their idol-deities (vers. 5-7). Verse 1. - Keep silence before me, O islands. God is the speaker. The "islands," or maritime lands of Western Asia, are to be silent before him, pondering the facts with a view to future argument. "Then let them speak" (see vers. 21-29). Let the people renew their strength; rather, the peoples or the nations; i.e. the inhabitants of the maritime tracts. To judgment; i.e. to a discussion,, which shall terminate in a right verdict.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Be silent
הַחֲרִ֤ישׁוּ (ha·ḥă·rî·šū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2790: To cut in, engrave, plow, devise

before Me,
אֵלַי֙ (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

O islands,
אִיִּ֔ים (’î·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

and let the peoples
וּלְאֻמִּ֖ים (ū·lə·’um·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3816: A community

renew
יַחֲלִ֣יפוּ (ya·ḥă·lî·p̄ū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2498: To slide by, to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce, change

their strength.
כֹ֑חַ (ḵō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

Let them come forward
יִגְּשׁוּ֙ (yig·gə·šū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach

and
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

testify;
יְדַבֵּ֔רוּ (yə·ḏab·bê·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

let us together
יַחְדָּ֖ו (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

draw near
נִקְרָֽבָה׃ (niq·rā·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

for judgment.
לַמִּשְׁפָּ֥ט (lam·miš·pāṭ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style


Jump to Previous
Approach Coastlands Forward Gain Islands Isles Judgment Let's Meet Nations New Peoples Quietly Renew Silence Silent Speak Strength Together
Jump to Next
Approach Coastlands Forward Gain Islands Isles Judgment Let's Meet Nations New Peoples Quietly Renew Silence Silent Speak Strength Together
Links
Isaiah 41:1 NIV
Isaiah 41:1 NLT
Isaiah 41:1 ESV
Isaiah 41:1 NASB
Isaiah 41:1 KJV

Isaiah 41:1 BibleApps.com
Isaiah 41:1 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 41:1 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 41:1 French Bible
Isaiah 41:1 Clyx Quotations

OT Prophets: Isaiah 41:1 Keep silent before me islands and let (Isa Isi Is)
Isaiah 40:31
Top of Page
Top of Page