Isaiah 9:15

“The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The ancient and honourable, hee is the head: and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the taile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The head is the elder and honorable man, And the prophet who teaches falsehood is the tail.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man who is honoured and responsible is the head, and the prophet who gives false teaching is the tail.
- Basic English Bible

the ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
- Darby Bible

The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
- Webster's Bible

The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.
- World English Bible

Elder, and accepted of face, he [is] the head, Prophet, teacher of falsehood, he [is] the tail.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:14) The elder and the man of rank, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:15


9:15 The prophet - Whose destruction he mentions, not as if it were a punishment to them to be deprived of such persons, but partly to shew the extent of the calamity, that it should reach all sorts of persons; and partly to beat down their vain presumptions of peace and prosperity, by shewing that those false prophets, which had fed their vain hopes, should perish, and their false prophecies with them. Tail - The basest part of the whole people.


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