Isaiah 8:13

“Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sanctifie the Lord of hostes himselfe, and let him bee your feare, and let him be your dread.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let the Lord of armies be holy to you, and go in fear of him, giving honour to him.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
- Darby Bible

Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh of Armies is who you must respect as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread.
- World English Bible

Jehovah of Hosts -- Him ye do sanctify, And He [is] your Fear, and He your Dread,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD of hosts, Him shall ye sanctify; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 8:13


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.


Discussion for Isaiah 8

  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows that it is Jehovah God that we should fear. We may have a measure of fear of men, but God is all powerful and we should have more fear of Him and displeasing Him than any man.
  • Astone Kandro
    Trust in God is vital for any true success to be released in our lives.
  • Enwerem Gabriel
    This chapter 8v17 to 20 is to let the whole world and especially Christians know that God is in control of all situations and anyone who seeks, believes and calls on Him shall be a winner all the time. "Shall people not seek their God?" I pray for our brethren in Arab nations, may our God strengthen them in this time of tribulation in Jesus name Amen.
  • Harycollins
    Verses 9 10 of this chapter has clearly made us the children of to know that no matter how many or powerful our enemies can be, as long as GOD is with us they can do but nothing.These are verses that should boost our moral.
  • Femi Ogunbekun for verse 10
    We need God 's approval expressly for any action to be activated
  • When I had a dialog with an Islamic mullah for a long time, he was trying to prove that their book was the final word from God, my argument was your book is from your god, but our God Jehovah has nothing to do with your book. Later when I was going through the Bible, Holy Spirit pointed the word in Isaiah 8 16 to me, and when I had discussions later I pointed out to the Islamic mullah the Isaiah 8 16 I clearly told him the last disciple of John fulfilled the prophesy in Isaiah 8 16 at the book of Revelation 22 18 19 and clearly convince him that no more written prophecy from God after Revelation 22 18 19 so there for I persuaded to him that their book is not from God, it is only from an another god.

Bible Options