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Isaiah 8:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Yahweh of hosts, him, shall ye hallow,—And let, him, be your fear, and let, him, inspire you with awe;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Jehovah of Hosts—Him ye do sanctify, And He [is] your Fear, and He your Dread,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself: and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Sanctifie the LORD of hostes himselfe, and [let] him [bee] your feare, and [let] him [be] your dread.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Sanctify ye the Lord himself; and he shall be thy fear.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Sanctify Yahweh Tzevaoth himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Sanctify 6942
{6942} Prime
קָדַשׁ
qadash
{kaw-dash'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Xv צְבָאוֹת 6635
{6635} Prime
צָבָא
tsaba'
{tsaw-baw'}
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship).
himself; and [let] him x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[be] your fear, 4172
{4172} Prime
מוֹרָא
mowra'
{mo-raw'}
From H3372; fear; by implication a fearful thing or deed.
and [let] him x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[be] your dread. 6206
{6206} Prime
עָרַץ
`arats
{aw-rats'}
A primitive root; to awe or (intransitively) to dread; hence to harass.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 8:12-16.


Isaiah 8:13

_ _ SanctifyHonor His holy name by regarding Him as your only hope of safety (Isaiah 29:23; Numbers 20:12).

_ _ him ... fear — “fear” lest you provoke His wrath by your fear of man and distrust of Him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 8:9-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 8:13

Sanctify — Give him the glory of his power, and goodness, and faithfulness, by trusting to his promises. Let him — Let God, and not the kings of Syria and Israel be the object of your fear.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 8:13

(p) Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and [let] him [be] your fear, and [let] him [be] your dread.

(p) In putting your trust only in him, in calling on him in adversity, patiently looking for his help, and fearing to do anything contrary to his will.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Sanctify:

Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee. ... Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength:
Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Numbers 20:12-13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. ... This [is] the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.
Numbers 27:14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that [is] the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

and let him:

Genesis 31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
Psalms 76:7 Thou, [even] thou, [art] to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?
Malachi 2:5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him [for] the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
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Gn 31:53. Lv 10:3. Nu 20:12; 27:14. Ps 76:7. Is 26:3. Mal 2:5. Mt 10:28. Lk 12:5. Ro 4:20. Rv 15:4.

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