Isaiah 9:11

11 But the LORD has strengthened Rezin’s foes against them and has spurred their enemies on.

Isaiah 9:11 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 But the LORD raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 But the LORD will bring Rezin’s enemies against Israel and stir up all their foes.
The Message Bible (MSG)
11 So God incited their adversaries against them, stirred up their enemies to attack:
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 Therefore Jehovah will set up on high against him the adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
11 The LORD will set Rezin's oppressors against Israel and will stir up its enemies--
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
11 The Lord has raised up Rezin's adversaries against him and stirred up his enemies.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
11 In spite of that, the LORD has made Rezin's enemies stronger. He has stirred up Assyria to fight against Israel.

Isaiah 9:11 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 9:11

Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him
Set them up on high, as the word F1 signifies; exalt them above him, and make them superior to him, and conquerors of him, meaning the Assyrians; who, being sent for by Ahab, went up against Damascus, took it, and carried the people captive, and slew Rezin the king of Syria, the head of which was Damascus, ( 2 Kings 16:7-9 ) this is mentioned, because the Israelites put great trust and confidence in this prince, with whom they were in alliance; and this is said to abate their pride, arrogance, and haughtiness, before expressed: and join his enemies together;
or mix them; the Assyrian army, consisting of a mixture of various nations; or "stir" them "up", as the Targum; instigate them against him. Some understand the whole of Israel, against whom the adversaries of Rezin, namely, the Assyrians, would come, as they did, and invade their land, and carry them captive; with whom were various other people, as follows.


F1 (bgvy) "elevabit, sive extollet", Forerius.

Isaiah 9:11 In-Context

9 All the people will know it— Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria— who say with pride and arrogance of heart,
10 “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.”
11 But the LORD has strengthened Rezin’s foes against them and has spurred their enemies on.
12 Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west have devoured Israel with open mouth. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
13 But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have they sought the LORD Almighty.

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