Isaiah 9:12

“The Syrians before, and the Philistines behinde, and they shall deuoure Israel with open mouth: for all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.”

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The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still.
- King James Version

The Arameans on the east and the Philistines on the west; And they devour Israel with gaping jaws. In {spite of} all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

the Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Aram on the east, and the Philistines on the west, who have come against Israel with open mouths. For all this his wrath is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
- Basic English Bible

the Syrians on the east, and the Philistines on the west; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
- Darby Bible

The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
- Webster's Bible

The Syrians in front, and the Philistines behind; and they will devour Israel with open mouth. For all this, his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
- World English Bible

Aram from before, and Philistia from behind, And they devour Israel with the whole mouth. With all this not turned back hath His anger, And still His hand is stretched out.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:11) The Arameans on the east, and the Philistines on the west; and they devour Israel with open mouth. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:12


9:12 Syrians - For though Rezin, king of Syria was destroyed, yet the body of the nation survived, and submitted themselves to the king of Assyria, and upon his command invaded Israel afterwards. Before - Heb. on the east: for Syria stood eastward from Israel. Behind - On the western side of the land of Israel. Devour - Like wild beasts.


Discussion for Isaiah 9

  • Rose
    Because of the vicious cycle of disobedience and turning from God we find ourselves repeating the same test over and over again but when sin and Satan is done away with we no loner will have these issues. A son is born that will not only redeem us but will also set up a perfect government and we will be at peace forever! Hallelujah always and eternality.
  • Ashanda
    Vs 21 -- Ephraim and Manasseh are both of Israel and both will work against Judah....Which explains when Christ said a man's enemies will be those of his own household. Judah is encamped on all sides, by enemies AND so called family and friends (who made themselves also to be enemies)...The remnant of GOD, surely identify in the sufferings of Christ because He suffered the same thing (betrayal)
  • Cynthia
    Thank you Holy Spirit for leading me to Isaiah 9; I want to know you so much more, my Lord and God. I am a mere human, that your thoughts towards me i cannot even begin to fathom. You alone are God most High, the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Continue to open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you more and more.
  • Alwin Manohar david
    Verse9: The scripture talks of a ruler from the roots of David who will rule for ever. In his kingdom there will be peace, righteousness and justice for ever and ever.The present day Jews teach that messiah the king will be ruling physically upon the throne of David. If physical then how can it be eternal. Only Jesus is qualified for fulfilment of this prophecy,He lives for evermore to govern.
  • Alex
    OH this Isaiah 9 is so Precious,When Isaiah saw the kingdom coming he says unto us a Child is born,unto US a Son is given which is prophetic of th 2 nd coming,US is plural meaning WE are gonna birth a baby Christ THATS Y HE ALWAYS REFERS TO HIMSELF AS THE SON OF MAN.MANKIND IS GONNA BIRTH CHRIST,WHO IS MY MOTHER THEM THAT HEAR THE WORD AND KEEPS IT. unless you receive the kingdom as a lil CHILD.
  • A disciple
    "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones..For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. For the people turns not unto him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts." How many times have we seen someone facing the grave proclaiming, Never surrender! They pride themselves in stubbornness and will die unprepared to meet the LORD.

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