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Isaiah 26:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial [name], is the desire of our soul.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Indeed, [while following] the way of Your judgments, O LORD, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of [our] souls.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yes, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul is to thy name, and to thy memorial.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Surely, in the path of thy regulations, O Yahweh, we waited for thee,—Unto thy Name and unto thy Memorial, was there a longing of soul:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Also, [in] the path of Thy judgments, O Jehovah, we have waited [for] Thee, To Thy name and to Thy remembrance [Is] the desire of the soul.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yea in the way of thy Iudgements, O LORD, haue we waited for thee; the desire of our soule [is] to thy Name, and to the remembrance of thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For the way of the Lord is judgement: we have hoped in thy name, and on the remembrance [of thee],
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Yahweh, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yea, x637
(0637) Complement
אַף
'aph
{af}
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
in the way 734
{0734} Prime
אֹרַח
'orach
{o'-rakh}
From H0732; a well trodden road (literally or figuratively); also a caravan.
of thy judgments, 4941
{4941} Prime
מִשְׁפָּט
mishpat
{mish-pawt'}
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
have we waited 6960
{6960} Prime
קָוָה
qavah
{kaw-vaw'}
A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
for thee; the desire 8378
{8378} Prime
תַּאֲוָה
ta'avah
{tah-av-aw'}
From H0183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm).
of [our] soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
[is] to thy name, 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
and to the remembrance 2143
{2143} Prime
זֵכֶר
zeker
{zay'-ker}
From H2142; a memento, abstractly recollection (rarely if ever); by implication commemoration.
of thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 26:8

_ _ way of thy judgments — We have waited for Thy proceeding to punish the enemy (Isaiah 26:9, Isaiah 26:10) [Maurer]. Horsley translates Isaiah 26:7, Isaiah 26:8, “The path of the Just One is perfectly even; an even road Thou wilt level for the Just One, even the path of Thy laws, O Jehovah. We have expected Thee.”

_ _ name ... remembrance — the manifested character of God by which He would be remembered (Isaiah 64:5; Exodus 3:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 26:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 26:8

Yea, in the way of thy (g) judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

(g) We have constantly abode in the adversities with which you had afflicted us.

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in:

Isaiah 64:4-5 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what] he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. ... Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, [those that] remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
Numbers 36:13 These [are] the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho.
Job 23:10-12 But he knoweth the way that I take: [when] he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. ... Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
Psalms 18:23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
Psalms 44:17-18 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. ... Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;
Psalms 65:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; [being] girded with power:
Psalms 106:3 Blessed [are] they that keep judgment, [and] he that doeth righteousness at all times.
Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the statutes and judgments.
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

we:

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a God of judgment: blessed [are] all they that wait for him.
Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
Psalms 37:3-7 Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. ... Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psalms 63:1 [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with [them], commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me.
Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].
2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. ... Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

desire:

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house [be] not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all [things], and sure: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although he make [it] not to grow.
Psalms 13:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? ... How long shall I take counsel in my soul, [having] sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Psalms 63:1-3 [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ... Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalms 73:25 Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? and [there is] none upon earth [that] I desire beside thee.
Psalms 77:10-12 And I said, This [is] my infirmity: [but I will remember] the years of the right hand of the most High. ... I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Psalms 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Psalms 143:5-6 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands. ... I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul [thirsteth] after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
Song of Songs 1:2-4 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love [is] better than wine. ... Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Song of Songs 2:3-5 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. ... Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I [am] sick of love.
Song of Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick of love.
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Nu 36:13. 2S 23:5. Jb 23:10. Ps 13:1; 18:23; 37:3; 44:17; 63:1; 65:6; 73:25; 77:10; 84:2; 106:3; 143:5. So 1:2; 2:3; 5:8. Is 25:9; 30:18; 33:2; 64:4. Mi 7:7. Mal 4:4. Lk 1:6. Ac 1:4. Ro 8:25. 2Th 3:5. Jm 5:7.

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