Isaiah 3:7

“In that day shall he sweare, saying, I will not be an healer: for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.”

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In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house [is] neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
- King James Version

He will protest on that day, saying, "I will not be {your} healer, For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; You should not appoint me ruler of the people."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in that day shall he lift up `his voice', saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: ye shall not make me ruler of the people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then he will say with an oath, I will not be a helper, for in my house there is no bread or clothing: I will not let you make me a ruler of the people.
- Basic English Bible

he will lift up [his hand] in that day, saying, I cannot be a healer, and in my house there is neither bread nor clothing; ye shall not make me a chief of the people.
- Darby Bible

In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
- Webster's Bible

In that day he will cry out, saying, "I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people."
- World English Bible

He lifteth up, in that day, saying: `I am not a binder up, And in my house is neither bread nor garment, Ye do not make me a ruler of the people.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

In that day shall he swear, saying: 'I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor a mantle; ye shall not make me ruler of a people.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 3:7


3:7 An healer - A repairer of the ruins of the state.


Discussion for Isaiah 3

  • Maria Morales
    Isaiah is warning both the northern and southern kingdom Jerusalem is referring to northern kingdom. He is warning their leaders who are devouring his vineyard. In other words they are not judging the people, Israel , with the knowledge of the word of God.
  • Patricia Jackson
    Isaiah speaks of past, present and future things to come, what I have read, I see going on today. I cry as I read, for it speaks of truth
  • A disciple
    "And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable." In Jeremiah 25:28-30 is the Word of wrath upon the Nations of the world, and that as judgment begins at the house of God (Israel), so it must follow upon all the rest of the world who are under God's Elect People.
  • Lu2677
    Insight 777 You say "Jesus was not born with the Holy Spirit from the whom as John was." Definitely read John 1. Verse 33,34. John witness the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus, and stayed, (a dove) so John would see what was to come for all that believed in Jesus. Jesus is God, Jesus is the Holy Spirit, how could He be absent from himself? John says Jesus was before me. May the Lord give you wisdom.
  • I AM
    The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
    Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor says the Lord GOD of hosts?
  • Insight777
    Lord does not always mean God in the Bible. Lord is a word used for a human landowner, ruler, a king or prince or respected teacher or husband. Jesus was not born with Holy Spirit from the womb as John was. He received Holy Spirit from God when baptized by John. Then Jesus received the term Lord as, Son of God, respected teacher of God's word. Lord of hosts= nations military leader, not Jesus.

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