Isaiah 50:8
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New International Version
He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me!

New Living Translation
He who gives me justice is near. Who will dare to bring charges against me now? Where are my accusers? Let them appear!

English Standard Version
He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.

Berean Study Bible
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!

New American Standard Bible
He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me.

King James Bible
He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who vindicates me is near; who will contend with me? Let us confront each other. Who has a case against me? Let him come near me!

Contemporary English Version
My protector is nearby; no one can stand here to accuse me of wrong.

Good News Translation
for God is near, and he will prove me innocent. Does anyone dare bring charges against me? Let us go to court together! Let him bring his accusation!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The One who vindicates Me is near; who will contend with Me? Let us confront each other. Who has a case against Me? Let him come near Me!

International Standard Version
The one who vindicates me is near. Who, then, will bring a charge against me? Let's face each other! Who has a case against me? Let him confront me!

NET Bible
The one who vindicates me is close by. Who dares to argue with me? Let us confront each other! Who is my accuser? Let him challenge me!

New Heart English Bible
He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who pronounces me innocent is near. Who will bring a case against me? Let us confront each other! Who accuses me? Let him confront me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
He is near that justifieth me; Who will contend with me? let us stand up together; Who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

New American Standard 1977
He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

King James 2000 Bible
He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

American King James Version
He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

American Standard Version
He is near that justifieth me; who will content with me? let us stand up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is near that justifieth me, who will contend with me? let us stand together, who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

Darby Bible Translation
He is near that justifieth me: who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is mine adverse party? let him draw near unto me.

English Revised Version
He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

Webster's Bible Translation
He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together; who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

World English Bible
He is near who justifies me; who will bring charges against me? Let us stand up together: who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.

Young's Literal Translation
Near is He who is justifying me, Who doth contend with me? We stand together, who is mine opponent? Let him come nigh unto me.
Study Bible
The Servant's Obedience
7Because the Lord GOD helps Me, I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set My face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. 8The 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! 9Surely the Lord GOD helps Me. Who is there to condemn Me? See, they will all wear out like a garment; the moths will devour them.…
Cross References
Romans 8:33
Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

Romans 8:34
Who is there to condemn us? For Christ Jesus, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God--and He is interceding for us.

Job 13:19
Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die.

Psalm 119:151
You are near, O LORD, and all Your commandments are true.

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 41:1
"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.

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

Isaiah 45:25
In the LORD all descendants of Israel will find justification and glory.

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the LORD's servants, and their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

near that

Romans 8:32-34 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

let us

Isaiah 41:1,21 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their …

Exodus 22:9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for …

Deuteronomy 19:17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before …

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

Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, whiles you are in the way with …

mine adversary. Heb. the master of my cause

Zechariah 3:1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel …

Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, …







(8) He is near that justifieth--i.e., declares innocent and righteous. Appealing from the unrighteous judges of the earth, the Servant commits himself to Him who judges righteously (Luke 23:46). With that Judge to declare his innocence, what does he care for the accuser? (Comp. Romans 8:33-34.)

Who is mine adversary?--Literally, the master of a law-suit, i.e., the prosecutor.

Verses 8, 9. - He is near that justifieth me. God, who knows his innocence, is near at hand, and will shortly "make his righteousness clear as the noonday." This was done when God raised up from the dead "the Holy One and the Just" (Acts 3:14). whom cruel men "by wicked hands had crucified and slain" (Acts 2:23). By the resurrection God acquitted Christ of the charge of blasphemy on which he had been condemned, and proclaimed him "holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners" (Hebrews 7:26). Who will contend with me? (compare St. Paul's words in Romans 8:33, 34, "It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth?"). God is the sole Judge of all men - of the "Servant" in his human capacity, no less than of others. If he acquits, it is idle for any accuser to stand forth and "contend" or "condemn" (ver. 9). God will help the innocent, whom he has acquitted, and will destroy the accuser by a secret but most sure destruction. The moth shall eat them up (comp. Psalm 39:11, and infra, Isaiah 51:8). He is near that justifieth me,.... His Father was "near" him in his whole state of humiliation; he left him not alone; he was at his right hand, and therefore he was not moved; and "justified" him from all the calumnies of his enemies, or the false charges they brought against him, and from all the sins of his people that were upon him; these he took upon him, and bore them, and made satisfaction for them, upon which he was acquitted; and which is evident by his resurrection from the dead, by his ascension to heaven, and session at the right hand of God; and by the gifts of the Spirit, extraordinary and ordinary, he received for men, and gave unto them; see 1 Timothy 3:16.

Who will contend with me? being thus acquitted; will the law and justice of God litigate the point with him? they are both satisfied; will Satan dispute the matter with him? he is foiled, conquered, and destroyed; or will the wicked Jews enter the argument with him? wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Let us stand together; face to face, if they dare; let them face me, if they can:

who is mine adversary? let him appear, that he may be known:

let him come near to me: and engage with me, if he has courage or skill. This is bidding defiance to all his enemies, and triumphing over them. 8. (Isa 49:4). The believer, by virtue of his oneness with Christ, uses the same language (Ps 138:8; Ro 8:32-34). But "justify" in His case, is God's judicial acceptance and vindication of Him on the ground of His own righteousness (Lu 23:44-47; Ro 1:4; 1Ti 3:16, with which compare 1Pe 3:18); in their case, on the ground of His righteousness and meritorious death imputed to them (Ro 5:19).

stand together—in judgment, to try the issue.

adversary—literally, "master of my cause," that is, who has real ground of accusation against me, so that he can demand judgment to be given in his favor (compare Zec 3:1, etc. Re 12:10).50:4-9 As Jesus was God and man in one person, we find him sometimes speaking, or spoken of, as the Lord God; at other times, as man and the servant of Jehovah. He was to declare the truths which comfort the broken, contrite heart, those weary of sin, harassed with afflictions. And as the Holy Spirit was upon him, that he might speak as never man spake; so the same Divine influence daily wakened him to pray, to preach the gospel, and to receive and deliver the whole will of the Father. The Father justified the Son when he accepted the satisfaction he made for the sin of man. Christ speaks in the name of all believers. Who dares to be an enemy to those unto whom he is a Friend? or who will contend with those whom he is an Advocate? Thus St. Paul applies it, Ro 8:33.
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