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Isaiah 26:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth faith may enter in.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Open ye the gates,—That there may enter in—a righteous nation preserving fidelity.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Open ye the gates, that enter may a righteous nation, Preserving stedfastness.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Open ye the gates, and let the just nation, that keepeth the truth, enter in.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the trueth may enter in.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Open ye the gates, let the nation enter that keeps righteousness, and keeps truth,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Open 6605
{6605} Prime
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
ye the gates, 8179
{8179} Prime
From H8176 in its original sense; an opening, that is, door or gate.
that the righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
From H6663; just.
nation 1471
{1471} Prime
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
which keepeth 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the truth 529
{0529} Prime
From H0539; established, that is, (figuratively) trusty; also (abstractly) trustworthiness.
may enter in. 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 26:2

_ _ Address of the returning people to the gates of Jerusalem (type of the heavenly city, Hebrews 12:22); (Psalms 24:7, Psalms 24:9; Psalms 118:19). Antitypically (Revelation 22:14; Revelation 21:25, Revelation 21:27).

_ _ righteous nation — that had not apostatized during the captivity. Horsley translates, “The nation of the Just One,” namely, the Jews.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 26:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 26:2

The gates — Of the city, mentioned Isaiah 26:1. The nation — The whole body of righteous men, whether Jews or Gentiles. For he seems to speak here, as he apparently did in the foregoing chapter, of the times of the gospel. Keepeth truth — Which is sincere in the true religion.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 26:2

(c) Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

(c) He assures the godly to return after the captivity to Jerusalem.

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Isaiah 60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that [men] may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and [that] their kings [may be] brought.
Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
Psalms 118:20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
Ezekiel 48:31-34 And the gates of the city [shall be] after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. ... At the west side four thousand and five hundred, [with] their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali.
Zechariah 8:20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; [It shall] yet [come to pass], that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Revelation 21:24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.


Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also [shall be] all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 4:6-8 Keep therefore and do [them]; for this [is] your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation [is] a wise and understanding people. ... And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Psalms 106:5 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Heb. truths,
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
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Ex 19:6. Dt 4:6. Ps 106:5; 118:20. Is 60:11, 21; 62:10. Ezk 48:31. Zc 8:20. Ac 2:47. 1P 2:9. 2P 3:13. Jde 1:3. Rv 5:9; 21:24.

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