Isaiah 8:15

15 Many of them will stumble; they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured.”

Isaiah 8:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
ESV
15 And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken."
NLT
15 Many will stumble and fall, never to rise again. They will be snared and captured.”
MSG
15 Many of them are going to run into that Rock and get their bones broken, Get tangled up in that barbed wire and not get free of it."
CSB
15 Many will stumble over these; they will fall and be broken; they will be snared and captured.

Isaiah 8:15 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 8:15

And many among them
Not all, though the greater part; for Christ was set for the falling and rising of many in Israel, ( Luke 2:34 ) : shall stumble, and fall, and be broken:
stumble at Christ, the stumbling stone; fall by unbelief into other sins and punishment, and be broken in pieces by this stone, ( Matthew 21:44 ) : and be snared, and be taken;
and so die in their sins, and perish eternally. The allusion is to birds being taken in a snare or trap, or with bird lime, and therein or thereby held and detained.

Isaiah 8:15 In-Context

13 The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.
14 He will be a holy place; for both Israel and Judah he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.
15 Many of them will stumble; they will fall and be broken, they will be snared and captured.”
16 Bind up this testimony of warning and seal up God’s instruction among my disciples.
17 I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob. I will put my trust in him.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 4:19; Isaiah 28:13; Isaiah 59:10; Luke 20:18; Romans 9:32