Isaiah 9:11
New International Version
But the LORD has strengthened Rezin’s foes against them and has spurred their enemies on.

New Living Translation
But the LORD will bring Rezin’s enemies against Israel and stir up all their foes.

English Standard Version
But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD has raised up the foes of Rezin against him and joined his enemies together.

King James Bible
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

New King James Version
Therefore the LORD shall set up The adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies on,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the LORD raises superior adversaries against them from Rezin And provokes their enemies,

NASB 1995
Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from Rezin And spurs their enemies on,

NASB 1977
Therefore the LORD raises against them adversaries from Rezin, And spurs their enemies on,

Amplified Bible
Therefore the LORD raises against Ephraim adversaries from Rezin [king of Aram] And spurs their enemies on,

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD has raised up Rezin’s adversaries against him and stirred up his enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD has raised up Rezin’s adversaries against him and stirred up his enemies.

American Standard Version
Therefore Jehovah will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH shall strengthen the oppressors of Retsan against him, and he shall provoke his enemies

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And God shall dash down them that rise up against him on mount Sion, and shall scatter his enemies;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD made their enemies attack them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord shall set up the enemies of Rasin over him, and shall bring on his enemies in a crowd:

English Revised Version
Therefore the LORD shall set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and shall stir up his enemies;

Good News Translation
The LORD has stirred up their enemies to attack them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will set Rezin's oppressors against Israel and will stir up its enemies-

International Standard Version
But the LORD has raised adversaries from Rezin against him, and he stirs up his enemies—

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore the LORD doth set upon high the adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies;

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH sets the adversaries of Rezin on high above him, And he joins his enemies together,

NET Bible
Then the LORD provoked their adversaries to attack them, he stirred up their enemies--

New Heart English Bible
Therefore the LORD will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

World English Bible
Therefore Yahweh will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah setteth the adversaries of Rezin on high above him, And his enemies he joineth together,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment Against Israel's Pride
10“The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with finished stone; the sycamores have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.” 11The LORD has raised up the foes of Rezin against him and joined his enemies together. 12Aram from the east and Philistia from the west have devoured Israel with open mouths. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.…

Cross References
Isaiah 7:1
Now in the days that Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, Rezin king of Aram marched up to wage war against Jerusalem. He was accompanied by Pekah son of Remaliah the king of Israel, but he could not overpower the city.

Isaiah 7:8
For the head of Aram is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be shattered as a people.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

set up

Isaiah 8:4-7
For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria…

Isaiah 10:9-11
Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? …

Isaiah 17:1-5
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap…

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(11) Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries . . .--The Hebrew tenses are in the past (has set up), but probably as representing the prophet's visions of an accomplished future. The "adversaries" of the text can hardly be any other than the Assyrians; yet the context that follows clearly points to an attack on Ephraim in which the armies of Rezin were to be conspicuous. The natural explanation is that Syria, after the conquest by the Assyrian king (2Kings 16:9), was compelled to take part in a campaign against Samaria. The reading of the text may be retained with this explanation, and the sentence paraphrased thus, "Jehovah will stir up the adversaries of Rezin (the Assyrians who have conquered Syria) against him (Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria), and shall join his enemies against him, and those enemies shall include the very nations on whose support he had counted, the Syrians and the Philistines" (Psalm 83:7-8). The latter people were, it is true, enemies to Judah (2Chronicles 28:18), but their hostilities extended to the northern kingdom also.

Verse 11. - Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him. "Against him" means "against Ephraim," or the kingdom of Israel. "The adversaries of Rezin" could only be the Assyrians; but these seem precluded by the next verse, which mentions only "Syrians" and Philistines." Hence many critics accept the variant reading of several manuscripts sarey for tsarey - which gives the sense of "the princes of Rezin" (so Lowth, Ewald, Houbigant, Weir, Cheyne).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

has raised up
וַיְשַׂגֵּ֧ב (way·śag·gêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong

the foes
צָרֵ֥י (ṣā·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

of Rezin
רְצִ֖ין (rə·ṣîn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7526: Rezin -- a king of Aram (Syria), also an Israelite

against him
עָלָ֑יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and joined
יְסַכְסֵֽךְ׃ (yə·saḵ·sêḵ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5526: To entwine as a, screen, to fence in, cover over, protect

his enemies {together}.
אֹיְבָ֖יו (’ō·yə·ḇāw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary


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