Isaiah 8:17

“And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I wil wait vpon the Lord that hideth his face from the house of Iacob, and I will looke for him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I will be waiting for the Lord, whose face is veiled from the house of Jacob, and I will be looking for him.
- Basic English Bible

And I will wait for Jehovah, who hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will look for him.
- Darby Bible

And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
- Webster's Bible

I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
- World English Bible

And I have waited for Jehovah, Who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob, And I have looked for Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I will wait for the LORD, that hideth His face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 8:17


8:17 Yet - Yet, notwithstanding this dreadful prophecy concerning the rejection of Israel. Wait - I will cast my care upon him, and expect the accomplishment of his promise, in sending the Messiah, and in conferring upon me and all believing Israelites all his mercies and blessings. Hideth - That now withdraws his favour and blessings, from the people of Israel.


Discussion for Isaiah 8

  • Brianna Vs. 19
    Spiritism comes in many forms. Jehovah warns us that this is not harmless fun, but contact with demons. He urges not to turn to fortune tellers, palm readers, or tarot cards. Though we ourselves may not perform these acts we do not want to associate ourselves with those who do. This includes our music and entertainment. This may be a struggle, but if we fight it we can be blessed.
  • Steve morrow
    Isaiah 8:20 to the law and to the testimony if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows that it is Jehovah God that we should fear. We may have a measure of fear of men, but God is all powerful and we should have more fear of Him and displeasing Him than any man.
  • Astone Kandro
    Trust in God is vital for any true success to be released in our lives.
  • Enwerem Gabriel
    This chapter 8v17 to 20 is to let the whole world and especially Christians know that God is in control of all situations and anyone who seeks, believes and calls on Him shall be a winner all the time. "Shall people not seek their God?" I pray for our brethren in Arab nations, may our God strengthen them in this time of tribulation in Jesus name Amen.
  • Harycollins
    Verses 9 10 of this chapter has clearly made us the children of to know that no matter how many or powerful our enemies can be, as long as GOD is with us they can do but nothing.These are verses that should boost our moral.

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