Isaiah 26:8

8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,[a]we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

Isaiah 26:8 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
English Standard Version (ESV)
8 In the path of your judgments, O LORD, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.
New Living Translation (NLT)
8 LORD, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.
The Message Bible (MSG)
8 We're in no hurry, God. We're content to linger in the path sign-posted with your decisions. Who you are and what you've done are all we'll ever want.
American Standard Version (ASV)
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial [name], is the desire of our soul.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
8 Certainly, we wait with hope for you, O LORD, [as we follow] the path of your guiding principles. We want to remember you and your name.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
8 Yes, Lord, we wait for You in the path of Your judgments. Our desire is for Your name and renown.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
8 Lord, we are living the way your laws command us to live. We are waiting for you to act. Our hearts long for you to be true to your name. That's what you are known for.

Isaiah 26:8 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 26:8

Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited
for thee
Meaning by "judgments" either the ministration of the word and ordinances, called statutes and judgments, ( Psalms 147:19 Psalms 147:20 ) ( Psalms 19:9 Psalms 19:10 ) an attendance on which is the right way of waiting upon God, and where it may be expected he will be found and manifest himself, and favour with his gracious presence; or else the corrections and chastisements, which are done in wisdom and with judgment, in measure and in mercy, and in a fatherly way, and for good; and so the sense is, that they had not only followed the Lord in a plain and even way, but even in the more rugged paths of afflictive dispensations; nor did these things at all move them from their duty to him, and worship of him: the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance
of thee;
to God himself, and to a remembrance of his nature, perfections, and works; to Christ, whose name is as ointment poured forth, and whose person is desirable, because of his glory, beauty, and fulness, because of his offices, and blessings of grace; and to his Gospel, which publishes and proclaims him, his grace, and salvation; and to his ordinances, which refresh the memory of his people concerning him, and his love to them shown in what he has done and suffered for them.

Isaiah 26:8 In-Context

6 Feet trample it down— the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.
7 The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.
8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
9 My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
10 But when grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and do not regard the majesty of the LORD.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 18:18; Psalms 1:2; Isaiah 56:1; Isaiah 64:5
  • 2. S Psalms 37:9; S Psalms 130:5
  • 3. S Psalms 145:2; S Isaiah 12:4

Footnotes 1

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