Isaiah 9:16
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New International Version
Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray.

King James Bible
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.

Darby Bible Translation
For the guides of this people mislead [them]; and they that are guided by them are swallowed up.

World English Bible
For those who lead this people lead them astray; and those who are led by them are destroyed.

Young's Literal Translation
And the eulogists of this people are causing to err, And its eulogised ones are consumed.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In one day - Thirteen MSS. of Kennicott and De Rossi read ביום beyond in a day; and another has a rasure in the place of the letter ב beth.

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the leaders, etc. or, they that call them blessed

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead you cause you to err...

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Matthew 23:16 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

led of them. or, called blessed of them

Numbers 6:23-26 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...

1 Kings 8:55,56 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying...

2 Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard...

Hebrews 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

destroyed. Heb. swallowed up

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May 27. "The Government Shall be Upon his Shoulder" (Isa. Ix. 6).
"The government shall be upon His shoulder" (Isa. ix. 6). You cannot make the heart restful by stopping its beating. Belladonna will do that, but that is not rest. Let the breath of life come--God's life and strength--and there will be sweet rest. Home ties and family affection will not bring it. Deliverance from trouble will not bring it. Many a tried heart has said: "If this great trouble was only gone, I should have rest." But as soon as one goes another comes. The poor, wounded deer on the mountain
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Sun Rising Upon a Dark World
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon then hath the light shined. C ontrasts are suited to illustrate and strengthen the impression of each other. The happiness of those, who by faith in MESSIAH, are brought into a state of peace, liberty, and comfort, is greatly enhanced and heightened by the consideration of that previous state of misery in which they once lived, and of the greater misery to which they were justly exposed.
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

The Same Text Further Explained.
For His Only-begotten Son might, ye Arians, be called Father' by His Father, yet not in the sense in which you in your error might perhaps understand it, but (while Son of the Father that begat Him) Father of the coming age' (Isa. ix. 6, LXX). For it is necessary not to leave any of your surmises open to you. Well then, He says by the prophet, A Son is born and given to us, whose government is upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Angel of Great Counsel, mighty God, Ruler, Father of the
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Two Famous Versions of the Scriptures
[Illustration: (drop cap B) Samaritan Book of the Law] By the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, on the coast of Egypt, lies Alexandria, a busy and prosperous city of to-day. You remember the great conqueror, Alexander, and how nation after nation had been forced to submit to him, until all the then-known world owned him for its emperor? He built this city, and called it after his own name. About a hundred years before the days of Antiochus (of whom we read in our last chapter) a company of Jews
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

Cross References
Matthew 15:14
Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Matthew 23:16
"Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.'

Matthew 23:24
You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

Isaiah 3:12
Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.

Jeremiah 23:13
"Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray.

Amos 2:4
This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not relent. Because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods, the gods their ancestors followed,

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