Compare Translations for Isaiah 4:5

Isaiah 4:5 ASV
And Jehovah will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory [shall be spread] a covering.
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Isaiah 4:5 BBE
And over every living-place on Mount Zion, all over all her meetings, the Lord will make a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for over all, the glory of the Lord will be a cover and a tent;
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Isaiah 4:5 CEB
then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the light of a blazing fire by night. Over all the glory there will be a canopy,
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Isaiah 4:5 CJB
ADONAI will create over the whole site of Mount Tziyon and over those who assemble there a smoking cloud by day and a shining, flaming fire by night; for the Glory will be over everything like a hupah.
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Isaiah 4:5 RHE
And the Lord will create upon every place of mount Sion, and where he is called upon, a cloud by day, and a smoke and the brightness of a flaming fire in the night: for over all the glory shall be a protection.
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Isaiah 4:5 ESV
Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 GW
The LORD will create a cloud of smoke during the day and a glowing flame of fire during the night over the whole area of Mount Zion and over the assembly. His glory will cover everything.
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Isaiah 4:5 GNT
Then over Mount Zion and over all who are gathered there, the Lord will send a cloud in the daytime and smoke and a bright flame at night. God's glory will cover and protect the whole city.
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Isaiah 4:5 HNV
The LORD will create over the whole habitation of Mount Tziyon, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 CSB
Then the Lord will create a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night over the entire site of Mount Zion and over its assemblies. For there will be a canopy over all the glory,
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Isaiah 4:5 KJV
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
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Isaiah 4:5 LEB
Then Yahweh will create over all of the site of {Mount Zion} and over her assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the brightness of flaming fire [by] night. Indeed, over all [the] glory [there will be] a canopy,
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Isaiah 4:5 NAS
then the LORD will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 NCV
Then the Lord will cover Mount Zion and the people who meet there with a cloud of smoke during the day and with a bright, flaming fire at night. There will be a covering over every person.
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Isaiah 4:5 NIRV
Then the LORD will create over Jerusalem a cloud of smoke by day. He will also create a glow of flaming fire at night. They will appear over all of Mount Zion and those who gather together there. The LORD's glory will be like a tent over them.
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Isaiah 4:5 NIV
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over all the glory will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 NKJV
then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.
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Isaiah 4:5 NLT
Then the LORD will provide shade for Jerusalem and all who assemble there. There will be a canopy of smoke and cloud throughout the day and clouds of fire at night, covering the glorious land.
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Isaiah 4:5 NRS
Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. Indeed over all the glory there will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 RSV
Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy and a pavilion.
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Isaiah 4:5 DBY
And Jehovah will create over every dwelling-place of mount Zion, and over its convocations, a cloud by day and a smoke, and the brightness of a flame of fire by night: for over all the glory shall be a covering.
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Isaiah 4:5 MSG
Then God will bring back the ancient pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night and mark Mount Zion and everyone in it with his glorious presence, his immense, protective presence,
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Isaiah 4:5 WBT
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory [shall be] a defense.
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Isaiah 4:5 TMB
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for upon all the glory shall be a defense.
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Isaiah 4:5 TNIV
Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 WEB
Yahweh will create over the whole habitation of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
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Isaiah 4:5 WYC
And the Lord made on each place of the hill of Zion, and where he was called to help, a cloud by day, and smoke, and brightness of fire flaming in the night; for why covering, either defending, shall be above all glory. (And the Lord shall make on each place of Mount Zion, where he was called on for help, a cloud by day, and smoke, and the brightness of flaming fire in the night; for his glory shall be a covering, or a defence, for all.)
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Isaiah 4:5 YLT
Then hath Jehovah prepared Over every fixed place of Mount Zion, And over her convocations, A cloud by day, and smoke, And the shining of a flaming fire by night, That, over all honour a safe-guard,
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Isaiah 4 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 4

The havoc occasioned by war. (1) The times of the Messiah. (2-6)

Verse 1 This first verse belongs to the third chapter. When the troubles should come upon the land, as the unmarried state was deemed reproachful among the Jews, these women would act contrary to common usage, and seek husbands for themselves.

Verses 2-6 Not only the setting forth Christ's kingdom in the times of the apostles, but its enlargement by gathering the dispersed Jews into the church, is foretold. Christ is called the Branch of the Lord, being planted by his power, and flourishing to his praise. The gospel is the fruit of the Branch of the Lord; all the graces and comforts of the gospel spring from Christ. It is called the fruit of the earth, because it sprang up in this world, and was suited for the present state. It will be good evidence that we are distinguished from those merely called Israel, if we are brought to see all beauty in Christ, and holiness. As a type of this blessed day, Jerusalem should again flourish as a branch, and be blessed with the fruits of the earth. God will keep for himself a holy seed. When most of those that have a place and a name in Zion, and in Jerusalem, shall be cut off by their unbelief, some shall be left. Those only that are holy shall be left, when the Son of man shall gather out of his kingdom every thing which offends. By the judgment of God's providence, sinners were destroyed and consumed; but by the Spirit of grace they are reformed and converted. The Spirit herein acts as a Spirit of judgment, enlightening the mind, convincing the conscience; also as a Spirit of burning, quickening and strengthening the affections, and making men zealously affected in a good work. An ardent love to Christ and souls, and zeal against sin, will carry men on with resolution in endeavours to turn away ungodliness from Jacob. Every affliction serves believers as a furnace, to purify them from dross; and the convincing, enlightening, and powerful influences of the Holy Spirit, gradually root out their lusts, and render them holy as He is holy. God will protect his church, and all that belong to it. Gospel truths and ordinances are the glory of the church. Grace in the soul is the glory of it; and those that have it are kept by the power of God. But only those who are weary will seek rest; only those who are convinced that a storm is approaching, will look for shelter. Affected with a deep sense of the Divine displeasure, to which we are exposed by sin, let us at once have recourse to Jesus Christ, and thankfully accept the refuge he affords.

Isaiah 4 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 4

Isaiah 4:1-6 .

that day--the calamitous period described in previous chapter.
seven--indefinite number among the Jews. So many men would be slain, that there would be very many more women than men; for example, seven women, contrary to their natural bashfulness, would sue to (equivalent to "take hold of," Isaiah 3:6 ) one man to marry them.
eat . . . own bread--foregoing the privileges, which the law ( Exodus 21:10 ) gives to wives, when a man has more than one.
reproach--of being unwedded and childless; especially felt among the Jews, who were looking for "the seed of the woman," Jesus Christ, described in Isaiah 4:2 , Isaiah 54:1 Isaiah 54:4 , Luke 1:25 .

2. In contrast to those on whom vengeance falls, there is a manifestation of Jesus Christ to the "escaped of Israel" in His characteristic attributes, beauty and glory, typified in Aaron's garments ( Exodus 28:2 ). Their sanctification is promised as the fruit of their being "written" in the book of life by sovereign love ( Isaiah 4:3 ); the means of it are the "spirit of judgment" and that of "burning" ( Isaiah 4:4 ). Their "defense" by the special presence of Jesus Christ is promised ( Isaiah 4:5 Isaiah 4:6 ).
branch--the sprout of JEHOVAH. Messiah ( Jeremiah 23:5 , 33:15 , Zechariah 3:8 , 6:12 , Luke 1:78 , Margin). The parallel clause does not, as MAURER objects, oppose this; for "fruit of the earth" answers to "branch"; He shall not be a dry, but a fruit-bearing branch ( Isaiah 27:6 Ezekiel 34:23-27 ). He is "of the earth" in His birth and death, while He is also "of the Lord" (Jehovah) ( John 12:24 ). His name, "the Branch," chiefly regards His descent from David, when the family was low and reduced ( Luke 2:4 Luke 2:7 Luke 2:24 ); a sprout with more than David's glory, springing as from a decayed tree ( Isaiah 11:1 , 53:2 , Revelation 22:16 ).
excellent--( Hebrews 1:4 , 8:6 ).
comely--( Song of Solomon 5:15 Song of Solomon 5:16 , Ezekiel 16:14 ).
escaped of Israel--the elect remnant ( Romans 11:5 ); (1) in the return from Babylon; (2) in the escape from Jerusalem's destruction under Titus; (3) in the still future assault on Jerusalem, and deliverance of "the third part"; events mutually analogous, like concentric circles ( Zechariah 12:2-10 , Zechariah 13:8 Zechariah 13:9 , &c. Zechariah 14:2 , Ezekiel 39:23-29 , Joel 3:1-21 ).

3. left in Zion--equivalent to the "escaped of Israel" ( Isaiah 4:2 ).
shall be called--shall be ( Isaiah 9:6 ).
holy--( Isaiah 52:1 , 60:21 , Revelation 21:27 ).
written--in the book of life, antitypically ( Philippians 4:3 , Revelation 3:5 , 17:8 ). Primarily, in the register kept of Israel's families and tribes.
living--not "blotted out" from the registry, as dead; but written there as among the "escaped of Israel" ( Daniel 12:1 , Ezekiel 13:9 ). To the elect of Israel, rather than the saved in general, the special reference is here ( Joel 3:17 ).

4. When--that is, After.
washed--( Zechariah 13:1 ).
filth--moral ( Isaiah 1:21-25 ).
daughters of Zion--same as in Isaiah 3:16 .
purged--purified by judgments; destroying the ungodly, correcting and refining the godly.
blood--( Isaiah 1:15 ).
spirit--Whatever God does in the universe, He does by His Spirit, "without the hand" of man ( Job 34:20 , Psalms 104:30 ). Here He is represented using His power as Judge.
burning--( Matthew 3:11 Matthew 3:12 ). The same Holy Ghost, who sanctifies believers by the fire of affliction ( Malachi 3:2 Malachi 3:3 ), dooms unbelievers to the fire of perdition ( 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 ).

5. create--The "new creation" needs as much God's creative omnipotence, as the material creation ( 2 Corinthians 4:6 , Ephesians 2:10 ). So it shall be in the case of the Holy Jerusalem to come ( Isaiah 65:17 Isaiah 65:18 ).
upon--The pillar of cloud stood over the tabernacle, as symbol of God's favor and presence ( Exodus 13:21 Exodus 13:22 , Psalms 91:1 ). Both on individual families ("every dwelling") and on the general sacred "assemblies" ( Leviticus 23:2 ). The "cloud" became a "fire" by night in order to be seen by the Lord's people.
upon all the glory--"upon the glorious whole"; namely, the Lord's people and sanctuary [MAURER]. May it not mean, "Upon whatever the glory (the Shekinah spoken of in the previous clause) shall rest, there shall be a defense." The symbol of His presence shall ensure also safety. So it was to Israel against the Egyptians at the Red Sea ( Exodus 14:19 Exodus 14:20 ). So it shall be to literal Jerusalem hereafter ( Zechariah 2:5 ). Also to the Church, the spiritual "Zion" ( Isaiah 32:18 , 33:15-17 , Hebrews 12:22 ).
tabernacle--Christ's body ( John 1:14 ). "The Word 'tabernacled' (Greek for 'dwelt') among us" ( John 2:21 , Hebrews 8:2 ). It is a "shadow from the heat" and "refuge from the storm" of divine wrath against man's sins ( Isaiah 25:4 ). Heat and storms are violent in the East; so that a portable tent is a needful part of a traveller's outfit. Such shall be God's wrath hereafter, from which the "escaped of Israel" shall be sheltered by Jesus Christ ( Isaiah 26:20 Isaiah 26:21 , 32:2 ).
covert--answering to "defense" ( Isaiah 4:5 ). The Hebrew for defense in Isaiah 4:5 , is "covering"; the lid of the ark or mercy seat was named from the same Hebrew word, caphar; the propitiatory; for it, being sprinkled with blood by the high priest once a year, on the day of atonement, covered the people typically from wrath. Jesus Christ is the true Mercy Seat, on whom the Shekinah rested, the propitiatory, or atonement, beneath whom the law is kept, as it was literally within the ark, and man is covered from the storm. The redeemed Israel shall also be, by union with Him, a tabernacle for God's glory, which, unlike that in the wilderness, shall not be taken down ( Isaiah 38:20 ).