Isaiah 25:4

“For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thou hast bene a strength to the poore, a strength to the needy in his distresse, a refuge from the storme, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storme against the wall.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless Is like a {rain} storm {against} a wall.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you have been a strong place for the poor and the crushed in their trouble, a safe place from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the wrath of the cruel ones is like a winter storm.
- Basic English Bible

For thou hast been a fortress to the poor, a fortress for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat: for the blast of the terrible ones [has been] as the storm [against] a wall.
- Darby Bible

For thou hast been a defense to the poor, a defense to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
- Webster's Bible

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall.
- World English Bible

For Thou hast been a stronghold for the poor, A stronghold for the needy in his distress, A refuge from storm, a shadow from heat, When the spirit of the terrible [is] as a storm -- a wall.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For Thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones was as a storm against the wall.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 25:4


25:4 For - For thou hast defended thy poor and helpless people. As a storm - Makes a great noise, but without any effect.


Discussion for Isaiah 25

  • Kurt Chappell
    To imagine Old Testament Isaiah would be a foreshadowing of Jesus walking on earth is awesome. This prophet was sawed in half according to history. Such purity of mind and speech he even died agonized like Jesus. Fighting our dark adversaries, bathed in the hope of redemption, giving it all to God's ways and words. Pray for me me going to evangelize at a 3000 person jail in voodo ridden Haiti.
  • Lilian
    We must be Still and know that He is God. Jesus is the only Hope of the World. We are saved by his Grace coz He loves all of us and no one can separate us from the love of Jesus. Our Faith comes only by hearing the word of God. Our Faith is a gift from God. Blessed are those who hear his voice and obey his words until rapture. For they are the one who loves Jesus the most. Without our obedience to Christ we cant recieve any blessings, healing and life in abundance. What a promising Father and a loving Father to all of us. Thanks be to God and praised Jesus forever for he is worthy to be praised. Amen
  • Eric anagha
    a word of hope and restoration to all people.
  • Tonia Praise
    This chapter was sent to me by someone to read. The person never had an idea of what i was passing thru at that moment. I just feel that God used that person to speak thru his WORD of PEACE to me. After reading this i said to my soul " remain calm and do not fear because God has something to give me ". Let all that call on the name of the lord keep reading this chapter.
  • I think it is referring to the spirit of religion that has veiled the whole world, to see the end of the law like 2 Corinthians 3 says happened to Moses and Israel.
  • Roy Summers
    This verse is fortelling jesus christ going to hell and defeating death has father god gave him the power to do only he could do the savior of this world with the power of the holy spirit

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