Isaiah 8:11
New International Version
This is what the LORD says to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people:

New Living Translation
The LORD has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said,

English Standard Version
For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying:

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the LORD spoke to me with a strong hand, instructing me not to walk in the way of this people:

New American Standard Bible
For thus the LORD spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

King James Bible
For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD said to me with great power, to keep me from going the way of this people:

Contemporary English Version
The LORD took hold of me with his powerful hand and said: I'm warning you! Don't act like these people.

Good News Translation
With his great power the LORD warned me not to follow the road which the people were following. He said,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD said to me with great power, to keep me from going the way of this people:

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD spoke to me, as his forceful hand was resting on me, and as he was warning me not to live the way this people were living:

NET Bible
Indeed this is what the LORD told me. He took hold of me firmly and warned me not to act like these people:

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD said with his powerful hand on me. He warned me not to follow the ways of these people:

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, admonishing me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

New American Standard 1977
For thus the LORD spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

American King James Version
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

American Standard Version
For Jehovah spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord, With a strong hand they revolt from the course of the way of this people, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord to me: As he hath taught me, with a strong arm, that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and he instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

English Revised Version
For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

World English Bible
For Yahweh spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
For thus hath Jehovah spoken unto me with strength of hand, and instructeth me against walking in the way of this people, saying,
Study Bible
A Call to Fear God
11For this is what the LORD spoke to me with a strong hand, instructing me not to walk in the way of this people: 12“Do not call conspiracy everything these people regard as conspiracy. Do not fear what they fear; do not live in dread.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:46
And the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah, and he tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

Isaiah 30:1
Woe to the rebellious children, declares the LORD, to those who carry out a plan, but not Mine, who form an alliance, but against My will, heaping up sin upon sin.

Ezekiel 2:8
But you, son of man, listen to what I tell you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I give you."

Ezekiel 3:14
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD upon me.

Treasury of Scripture

For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

with a strong hand.

Jeremiah 20:7,9
O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me…

Ezekiel 3:14
So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.

Acts 4:20
For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

instructed

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Proverbs 1:15
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

Jeremiah 15:19
Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.







Lexicon
For
כִּי֩ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

this is what
כֹ֨ה (ḵōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֛ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

spoke
אָמַ֧ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to me
אֵלַ֖י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

with a strong
כְּחֶזְקַ֣ת (kə·ḥez·qaṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2393: Prevailing power

hand,
הַיָּ֑ד (hay·yāḏ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

instructing me
וְיִסְּרֵ֕נִי (wə·yis·sə·rê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish

not to walk
מִלֶּ֛כֶת (mil·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in the way
בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of this
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

people:
הָֽעָם־ (hā·‘ām-)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
(11) For the Lord spake thus to me.--We enter on a new section, separated, probably, by a short interval of time, but dealing with the same subject. In the "strong hand" we have an anthropomorphic phrase, implying a specially high degree of the intensity of inspiration (1Kings 18:46; 2Kings 3:15; Ezekiel 1:3; Ezekiel 3:14; Ezekiel 3:22; Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 37:1). Something had occurred which brought the prophet into a state like that of St. Paul in Acts 17:16; Acts 18:5. Indignation and zeal were roused to their highest point, and were able to resist all human pressure from without. The result was a lesson which was to be specially impressed on the disciples who gathered round the prophet.

Verses 11-16. - THE GROUNDS OF ISAIAH'S CONFIDENCE. Having declared his absolute confidence, not only that the attack of Pekah and Rezin will fail (vers. 1-4), but that Assyria also (ver. 8), nay, that all the nations of the earth (ver. 9) will fail, and bring destruction upon themselves, if they "devise devices" against God's true people, the prophet explains the ground of his confidence by relating a special "instruction" which he had received from God some time previously, he had been bidden to separate himself from the mass of his countrymen in thought and feeling, and to cling only to Jehovah, who would "be for a Sanctuary" (ver. 14) to his own, but "for a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence" to all others. Verse 11. - For the Lord. Mr. Cheyne regards this passage as "a short oracle, complete in itself," and entirely unconnected with what has preceded. But the initial ki, "for," is in that case inexplicable. Spake thus to me with a strong hand; literally, with strength of hand - i.e. laying a strong grasp upon him; and, as it were, constraining him to attend (comp. Ezekiel 1:3; Ezekiel 3:14, 22, etc.). That I should not walk in the way of this people. Isaiah was bidden not to "follow a multitude to evil" (Exodus 23:2). It was not merely idolatry against which he was warned, but the whole spirit and tone of the society of his day. He was not to entertain their suspicions, or to hope their hopes, or to fear their fears. He was to take a line of his own, to fear God and him only; then God would be "for a Sanctuary" to him. 8:9-16 The prophet challenges the enemies of the Jews. Their efforts would be vain, and themselves broken to pieces. It concerns us, in time of trouble, to watch against all such fears as put us upon crooked courses for our own security. The believing fear of God preserves against the disquieting fear of man. If we thought rightly of the greatness and glory of God, we should see all the power of our enemies restrained. The Lord, who will be a Sanctuary to those who trust in him, will be a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence, to those who make the creature their fear and their hope. If the things of God be an offence to us, they will undo us. The apostle quotes this as to all who persisted in unbelief of the gospel of Christ, 1Pe 2:8. The crucified Emmanuel, who was and is a Stumbling-stone and Rock of offence to unbelieving Jews, is no less so to thousands who are called Christians. The preaching of the cross is foolishness in their esteem; his doctrines and precepts offend them.
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