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Isaiah 45:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Distil, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, that it may bring forth salvation, and let it cause righteousness to spring up together; I, Jehovah, have created it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Drip down, O heavens, from above, And let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, And righteousness spring up with it. I, the LORD, have created it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Drop down, [ye] heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and with it let righteousness spring up. I, Jehovah, have created it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let the drops fall, ye heavens, from above, Yea, let, the skies, pour down righteousness,—Let the earth open, and let them bear as their fruit-deliverance, And let, justice, spring forth therewith, I—Yahweh, have created it.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Drop, ye heavens, from above, And clouds do cause righteousness to flow, Earth openeth, and they are fruitful, Salvation and righteousness spring up together, I, Jehovah, have prepared it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened, and bud forth a saviour: and let justice spring up together: I the Lord have created him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Drop downe, ye heauens, from aboue, and let the skies powre downe righteousnesse: let the earth open, and let them bring forth saluation, and let righteousnesse spring vp together: I the LORD haue created it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let the heaven rejoice from above, and let the clouds rain righteousness: let the earth bring forth, and blossom [with] mercy, and bring forth righteousness likewise: I am the Lord that created thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I Yahweh have created it.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Drop down, 7491
{7491} Prime
רָעַף
ra`aph
{raw-af'}
A primitive root; to drip.
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
ye heavens, 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
from above, 4605
{4605} Prime
מַעַל
ma`al
{mah'-al}
From H5927; properly the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and let the skies 7834
{7834} Prime
שַׁחַק
shachaq
{shakh'-ak}
From H7833; a powder (as beaten small); by analogy a thin vapor; by extension the firmament.
pour down 5140
{5140} Prime
נזל
nazal
{naw-zal'}
A primitive root; to drip, or shed by trickling.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
righteousness: 6664
{6664} Prime
צֶדֶק
tsedeq
{tseh'-dek}
From H6663; the right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity.
let the earth 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
open, 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and let them bring forth 6509
{6509} Prime
פָּרָה
parah
{paw-raw'}
A primitive root; to bear fruit (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
salvation, 3468
{3468} Prime
יֶשַׁע
yesha`
{yeh'-shah}
From H3467; liberty, deliverance, prosperity.
and let righteousness 6666
{6666} Prime
צְדָקָה
ts@daqah
{tsed-aw-kaw'}
From H6663; rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity).
spring up 6779
{6779} Prime
צָמַח
tsamach
{tsaw-makh'}
A primitive root; to sprout (transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
together; 3162
{3162} Prime
יַחַד
yachad
{yakh'-ad}
From H3161; properly a unit, that is, (adverbially) unitedly.
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
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 created 1254
{1254} Prime
בּרא
bara'
{baw-raw'}
A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 45:8

_ _ Drop — namely, the fertilizing rain (Psalms 65:12).

_ _ skies — clouds; lower than the “heavens.”

_ _ righteousness — that is, the dews of the Holy Spirit, whereby “righteousness” shall “spring up.” (See latter end of the verse).

_ _ earth — figuratively for the hearts of men on it, opened for receiving the truth by the Holy Ghost (Acts 16:14).

_ _ them — the earth and the heavens. Horsley prefers: “Let the earth open, and let salvation and justice grow forth; let it bring them forth together; I the Lord have created him” (Isaiah 45:13). Maurer translates, “Let all kinds of salvation (prosperity) be fruitful” (Psalms 72:3, Psalms 72:6, Psalms 72:7). The revival of religion after the return from Babylon suggests to the prophet the diffusion of Messiah’s Gospel, especially in days still future; hence the elevation of the language to a pitch above what is applicable to the state of religion after the return.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 45:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 45:8

Drop — The righteous and gracious acts of God for his people, shall be so many, as if God rained showers of righteousness out of heaven. Open — Open itself to bring forth those fruits which may be expected from such showers. Them — The heavens and the earth conspiring together. Together — Together with salvation. It — This great work of salvation and righteousness; whereof, tho' Cyrus is the instrument, I am the author.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 45:8

Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down (i) righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have (k) created it.

(i) He comforts the Jews as if he would say, "Though when you look to the heavens and earth for comfort you see nothing now but signs of God's wrath, yet will cause them to bring forth certain tokens of your deliverance, and of the performance of my promise": which is meant by righteousness.

(k) I have appointed Cyrus to this use and purpose.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Drop down:

Isaiah 32:15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
Psalms 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
Psalms 72:6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers [that] water the earth.
Psalms 85:9-12 Surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. ... Yea, the LORD shall give [that which is] good; and our land shall yield her increase.
Ezekiel 34:26 And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for [it is] time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Hosea 14:5-8 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. ... Ephraim [shall say], What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard [him], and observed him: I [am] like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: ... And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
Titus 3:3-6 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another. ... Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

let the earth:

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. ... For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, [ye are] God's building.

I the LORD[YHWH]:

Isaiah 65:17-18 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. ... But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
Jeremiah 31:22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
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Ps 72:3, 6; 85:9. Is 4:2; 11:1; 32:15; 44:3; 53:2; 61:3, 11; 65:17; 66:22. Jr 31:22. Ezk 34:26. Ho 10:12; 14:5. Jol 2:28; 3:18. Ac 2:33. 1Co 3:6. Ep 2:10; 4:24. Tit 3:3.

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