Isaiah 8:16

“Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Binde vp the Testimonie, seale the Law among my disciples.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bind thou up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let my teaching be kept secret: and my words be given to my disciples only.
- Basic English Bible

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
- Darby Bible

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
- Webster's Bible

Wrap up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples.
- World English Bible

Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among My disciples.
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Bind up the testimony, seal the instruction among My disciples.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 8:16


8:16 The testimony - By the testimony and the law or doctrine, he understands one and the same thing, as he doth also, ver.#20|, the word of God, and especially that which is the main scope thereof, the doctrine of the Messiah, which, though now professed by all the Israelites, shall be disowned by the generality of them, when the Messiah shall come. Bind up and seal are to be understood prophetically, declare and prophesy, that it shall be bound up and sealed. Moreover, bind up and seal, design the same thing. Security and secrecy, signifying, that it should certainly be fulfilled, yet withal kept secret from the unbelieving Jews. By the disciples he means those who were taught of God.


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.

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