Isaiah 41:6

6 they help each other and say to their companions, “Be strong!”

Isaiah 41:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 Everyone helps his neighbor and says to his brother, "Be strong!"
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 The idol makers encourage one another, saying to each other, “Be strong!”
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 They try to help each other out, making up stories in the dark.
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 They help every one his neighbor; and [every one] saith to his brother, Be of good courage.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 People help their neighbors and say to their relatives, "Be brave!"
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 Each one helps the other, and says to another, "Take courage!"
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 They help each other. They say to one another, "Be strong!"

Isaiah 41:6 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 41:6

They helped everyone his neighbour
By advice and counsel, by the best arguments they could make use of, to withstand the new religion, and defend the old one; to prevent the embracing the one, and relinquishing the other: and everyone said to his brother, be of good courage:
or, "be strong" {m}; they strengthened one another's hands in their idolatrous worship, encouraged each other to oppose the prevailing doctrine; urging, that the craft of some was in danger, and the religion of them all at stake, and their gods like to fall into contempt. An instance of this may be seen in Demetrius the craftsman at Ephesus, when the Gospel mightily prevailed there, who stirred up the workmen of the same craft with himself and the like, suggesting the loss of their business, and the dishonour reflected on their goddess Diana, should the apostle go on as he did; by which we may judge how it was, more or less, in other parts of the world; see ( Acts 19:20 Acts 19:23-28 ) .


F13 (qzx) "fortis esto, vel sis strenuus", Vatablus.

Isaiah 41:6 In-Context

4 Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD—with the first of them and with the last—I am he.”
5 The islands have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward;
6 they help each other and say to their companions, “Be strong!”
7 The metalworker encourages the goldsmith, and the one who smooths with the hammer spurs on the one who strikes the anvil. One says of the welding, “It is good.” The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.
8 “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend,

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