Isaiah 9:15
Strong's Lexicon
The head
הָרֹ֑אשׁ (hā·rōš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: 1) head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning 1a) head (of man, animals) 1b) top, tip (of mountain) 1c) height (of stars) 1d) chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest) 1e) head, front, beginning 1f) chief, choicest, best 1g) head, division, company, band 1h) sum

is the elder
זָקֵ֥ן (zā·qên)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2205: 1) old 1a) old (of humans) 1b) elder (of those having authority)

and the honorable
וּנְשׂוּא־ (ū·nə·śū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: 1) to lift, bear up, carry, take 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to lift, lift up 1a2) to bear, carry, support, sustain, endure 1a3) to take, take away, carry off, forgive 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be lifted up, be exalted 1b2) to lift oneself up, rise up 1b3) to be borne, be carried 1b4) to be taken away, be carried off, be swept away 1c) (Piel) 1c1) to lift up, exalt, support, aid, assist 1c2) to desire, long (fig.) 1c3) to carry, bear continuously 1c4) to take, take away 1d) (Hithpael) to lift oneself up, exalt oneself 1e) (Hiphil) 1e1) to cause one to bear (iniquity) 1e2) to cause to bring, have brought

man
ה֣וּא ()
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: pron 3p s 1) he, she, it 1a) himself (with emphasis) 1b) resuming subj with emphasis 1c) (with minimum emphasis following predicate) 1d) (anticipating subj) 1e) (emphasising predicate) 1f) that, it (neuter) demons pron 2) that (with article)

and the tail
הַזָּנָֽב׃ (haz·zā·nāḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2180: 1) tail, end, stump

is the prophet
וְנָבִ֥יא (wə·nā·ḇî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5030: 1) spokesman, speaker, prophet 1a) prophet 1b) false prophet 1c) heathen prophet

who teaches
מֽוֹרֶה־ (mō·w·reh-)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3384: 1) to throw, shoot, cast, pour 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to throw, cast 1a2) to cast, lay, set 1a3) to shoot arrows 1a4) to throw water, rain 1b) (Niphal) to be shot 1c) (Hiphil) 1c1) to throw, cast 1c2) to shoot 1c3) to point out, show 1c4) to direct, teach, instruct 1c5) to throw water, rain

lies.
שֶּׁ֖קֶר (še·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8267: 1) lie, deception, disappointment, falsehood 1a) deception (what deceives or disappoints or betrays one) 1b) deceit, fraud, wrong 1b1) fraudulently, wrongfully (as adverb) 1c) falsehood (injurious in testimony) 1c1) testify falsehood, false oath, swear falsely 1d) falsity (of false or self-deceived prophets) 1e) lie, falsehood (in general) 1e1) false tongue 1f) in vain

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
The head is the elder, the honored one; the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.

New American Standard Bible
The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.

King James Bible
The ancient and honourable, he [is] the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he [is] the tail.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
the elders and dignitaries are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail.

New Living Translation
The leaders of Israel are the head, and the lying prophets are the tail.

English Standard Version
the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;

New American Standard Bible
The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.

King James Bible
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The head is the elder, the honored one; the tail is the prophet, the lying teacher.

International Standard Version
the elder and the dignitary is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.

NET Bible
The leaders and the highly respected people are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail.

American Standard Version
The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

English Revised Version
The ancient and the honourable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Young's Literal Translation
Elder, and accepted of face, he is the head, Prophet, teacher of falsehood, he is the tail.






Cross References
Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Job 22:8
But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

Isaiah 3:2
The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

Isaiah 3:3
The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

Isaiah 19:15
Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

Isaiah 23:9
The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.

Isaiah 28:7
But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Isaiah 28:15
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

Isaiah 43:27
Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

Isaiah 59:4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
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