Isaiah 8:18

“Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I, and the children whom the Lord hath giuen me, are for signes, and for wonders in Israel: from the Lord of hostes, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I and the children whom Jehovah hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Jehovah of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I and the children whom the Lord has given me, are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of armies, whose resting-place is in Mount Zion.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I and the children that Jehovah hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel, from Jehovah of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of Armies, who dwells in Mount Zion.
- World English Bible

Lo, I, and the children whom Jehovah hath given to me, [Are] for signs and for wonders in Israel, From Jehovah of Hosts, who is dwelling in Mount Zion.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me shall be for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 8:18


8:18 Behold - These words are literally spoken by Isaiah concerning himself, but mystically concerning Christ; and therefore they are fitly ascribed to Christ, #Heb 2:13|. The children - His spiritual children, whom he had either begotten or brought up by his ministry. Wonders - Are a gazing flock, for our folly in believing God's promises. From the Lord - Which comes to pass by the wise providence of God. Zion - Where the temple now was, and where the Messiah was to set up his kingdom.


Discussion for Isaiah 8

  • 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.
  • Femi Ogunbekun for verse 10
    We need God 's approval expressly for any action to be activated

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