Isaiah 28:6

6 He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Isaiah 28:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
ESV
6 and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
NLT
6 He will give a longing for justice to their judges. He will give great courage to their warriors who stand at the gates.
MSG
6 Energy and insights of justice to those who guide and decide, strength and prowess to those who guard and protect.
CSB
6 a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Isaiah 28:6 In-Context

4 That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like figs ripe before harvest— as soon as people see them and take them in hand, they swallow them.
5 In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people.
6 He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
7 And these also stagger from wine and reel from beer: Priests and prophets stagger from beer and are befuddled with wine; they reel from beer, they stagger when seeing visions, they stumble when rendering decisions.
8 All the tables are covered with vomit and there is not a spot without filth.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 14:20; Isaiah 11:2-4; Isaiah 32:1,16; Isaiah 33:5
  • 2. Isaiah 4:4; John 5:30
  • 3. Judges 9:44-45; S 2 Chronicles 32:8
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