Isaiah 8:13

“Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sanctifie the Lord of hostes himselfe, and let him bee your feare, and let him be your dread.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, And He shall be your dread.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let the Lord of armies be holy to you, and go in fear of him, giving honour to him.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah of hosts, him shall ye sanctify; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
- Darby Bible

Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh of Armies is who you must respect as holy. He is the one you must fear. He is the one you must dread.
- World English Bible

Jehovah of Hosts -- Him ye do sanctify, And He [is] your Fear, and He your Dread,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD of hosts, Him shall ye sanctify; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 8:13


8:13 Sanctify - Give him the glory of his power, and goodness, and faithfulness, by trusting to his promises. Let him - Let God, and not the kings of Syria and Israel be the object of your fear.


Discussion for Isaiah 8:13

  • Rev. Autrey for verse 13
    Verses 13 14 "Don 't fear anything except the Lord of the armies of heaven! If you fear him, you need fear nothing else. He will be your safety, but Israel and Judah have refused his care and thereby stumbled against the Rock of their salvation and lie fallen and crushed beneath it. " Paul in 1 Corinthians 10 4 identified the Lord, the Rock of their salvation, with Jesus "For they all drank from the miraculous Rock that traveled with them, and that Rock was Christ. " Was Paul wrong? I don 't thinks so. He was simply stating the amazing truth that was revealed to him the God of the Old Testament was Jesus. When we understand this truth, it opens up the Gospel to us as we never before understood it. It explains to us why Paul erndorsed the name Christians for us. And it also explains to us why Jesus came to us as a Jew, the son of Abraham and David. He is the same God they worshiped and loved, and the same God they put their faith in. Jesus caused people to stumble and fall because they don 't know who he is. What I am saying is, if they knew him as their God, and the Rock of their salvation, they wouldn 't wouldn 't be so easliy led astray from him as the Jews of old were. Yes, God has two other personalities, the Father and the Holy Spirit, but they are not the way God saves us. You must address God as Jesus to be saved. As it says in Romans 10 "13 "For 'Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. " Let 's pray to Jesus!

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