Isaiah 8:11

11 This is what the LORD says to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people:

Read Isaiah 8:11 Using Other Translations

For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying:
The LORD has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said,

What does Isaiah 8:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 8:11

For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand
In the strength of prophecy, as the Targum explains it; and so all the Jews' interpreters understand it of prophecy, as in ( Ezekiel 1:3 ) ( 3:14 ) : or, "the Lord spake thus to me, when he took (me) by the hand" F20; as parents or masters take hold of the hands of children, while they are advising and instructing them, as expressive of their great affection for them; and when they would retain them with them, or restrain them from doing amiss: and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people:
or join with them in desiring and seeking for the help of the king of Assyria, against Rezin and Remaliah's son; or in being willing to surrender up into their hands: saying;
as follows:


FOOTNOTES:

F20 (dyh tqzxb) "apprehensione manus", Piscator; "cum manu me apprehenderit", Tigurine version.
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