Isaiah 52:8

“Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy watchmen shall lift vp the voice, with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord shall bring againe Zion.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Listen! Your watchmen lift up {their} voices, They shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes When the LORD restores Zion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The voice of thy watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah returneth to Zion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The voice of your watchmen! their voices are loud in song together; for they will see him, eye to eye, when the Lord comes back to Zion.
- Basic English Bible

-- The voice of thy watchmen, they lift up the voice, they sing aloud together; for they shall see eye to eye, when Jehovah shall bring again Zion.
- Darby Bible

Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
- Webster's Bible

The voice of your watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh returns to Zion.
- World English Bible

The voice of thy watchmen! They have lifted up the voice, together they cry aloud, Because eye to eye they see, in Jehovah's turning back [to] Zion.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Hark, thy watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for they shall see, eye to eye, the LORD returning to Zion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 52:8


52:8 Thy watchmen - Thy ministers, who descry the approach of this heavenly king. Lift up thy voice - To give notice to all people of these glad tidings; and by way of exultation, to sing forth the praises of God for this glorious day. Eye - Distinctly and familiarly, their eyes beholding the eyes of this king of glory. They shall be eye and ear - witnesses of the words and works of Christ, and therefore their testimony shall be more certain and valuable. Bring again - When God shall complete the work of bringing his church out of captivity.


Discussion for Isaiah 52:8

  • Frances hall for verse 8
    The multiplicity of traditions in Judaism and Christianity reveal Christ. As individuals draw nearer to the heart of their own traditions they view the other traditions more clearly and begin to see Christ in one another 's traditions. For some this is a fearful or an awesome experience. For some this is a jubilant realization. These traditions sing together at their highest points. From these high places of Zion lovers of truth and divine judgment are able to see eye to eye. They get a foretaste of the jubilance that will soon fill the whole earth.

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