New International Version
He will be a holy place; for both Israel and Judah he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.
King James Bible
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
And he will be for a sanctuary; and for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
World English Bible
He will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel, he will be a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
And He hath been for a sanctuary, And for a stone of stumbling, and for a rock of falling, To the two houses of Israel, For a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Isaiah 8:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he shall be for a sanctuary "And he shall be unto you a sanctuary" - The word לכם lachem, unto you, absolutely necessary, as I conceive, to the sense, is lost in this place: it is preserved by the Vulgate, "et erit vobis in sanctificationem." The Septuagint have it in the singular number: εσται σοι εις ἁγιασμον, it shall be to Thee. Or else, instead of מקדש mikdash, a sanctuary, we must read מוקש mokesh, a snare, which would then be repeated without any propriety or elegance, at the end of the verse. The Chaldee reads instead of it משפט mishpat, judgment; for he renders it by פורען purean, which word frequently answers to משפט mishpat in his paraphrase. One MS. has in stead of מקדש ולאבן mikdash uleeben, להם לאבן lahem leeben, which clears the sense and construction. But the reading of the Vulgate is, I think, the best remedy to this difficulty; and is in some degree authorized by להם lahem, the reading of the MS. above mentioned.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he shall be
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.
Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed."
Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.
As it is written: "See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame."
1 Peter 2:8
and, "A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall." They stumble because they disobey the message--which is also what they were destined for.
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.
It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.
Jump to PreviousCauses Fall Falling Gin Holy Houses Inhabitants Israel Jerusalem Makes Net Offence Offense Rock Sanctuary Snare Stone Strike Stumble Stumbling Trap Trouble
Jump to NextCauses Fall Falling Gin Holy Houses Inhabitants Israel Jerusalem Makes Net Offence Offense Rock Sanctuary Snare Stone Strike Stumble Stumbling Trap Trouble
LinksIsaiah 8:14 NIV
Isaiah 8:14 NLT
Isaiah 8:14 ESV
Isaiah 8:14 NASB
Isaiah 8:14 KJV
Isaiah 8:14 Bible Apps
Isaiah 8:14 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 8:14 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 8:14 French Bible
Isaiah 8:14 German Bible
Isaiah 8:14 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.