New International Version
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.
King James Bible
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
Darby Bible Translation
Settle a plan, and it shall come to nought; speak a word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
World English Bible
Take counsel together, and it will be brought to nothing; speak the word, and it will not stand: for God is with us."
Young's Literal Translation
Take counsel, and it is broken, Speak a word, and it doth not stand, Because of Emmanu-El!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Associate yourselves "Know ye this" - God by his prophet plainly declares to the confederate adversaries of Judah, and bids them regard and attend to his declaration, that all their efforts shall be in vain.
The present reading, רעו rou, is subject to many difficulties; I follow that of the Septuagint, דעו deu, γνωτε. Archbishop Secker approves this reading. דעו deu know ye this, is parallel and synonymous to האזינו haazinu, give ear to It, in the next line. The Septuagint have likewise very well paraphrased the conclusion of this verse: "When ye have strengthened yourselves, ye shall be broken; and though ye again strengthen yourselves, again shall ye be broken;" taking חתו chottu as meaning the same with נשברו, shall be broken.
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LibraryShiloah and Euphrates
Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly ... the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many.' ISAIAH viii. 6, 7. The kingdom of Judah was threatened with a great danger in an alliance between Israel and Damascus. The cowardly King Ahaz, instead of listening to Isaiah's strong assurances and relying on the help of God, made what he thought a master-stroke of policy in invoking the help of the formidable Assyrian power. That ambitious military …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Prefatory Scripture Passages.
The Universality of Actual Grace
Jesus' Temporary Residence at Capernaum.
"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us").
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, "God is with you in everything you do.
He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.
The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
Yet this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'It will not take place, it will not happen,
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
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