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Isaiah 26:13

    Isaiah 26:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: but by you only will we make mention of your name.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jehovah our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord, our God, other lords than you have had rule over us; but in you only is our salvation, and no other name will we take on our lips.

    Webster's Revision

    O Jehovah our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh our God, other lords besides you have had dominion over us, but by you only will we make mention of your name.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 26:13

    Other lords beside thee have had dominion - The allusion here is to the kings of Babylon who had subdued and oppressed them, and who in their long captivity had held them in subjection to their laws.

    But by thee only will we make mention of thy name - This may be better rendered, 'but only thee, thy name will we henceforward commemorate.' The words 'by thee,' and 'thy name,' are put in apposition, and denote the same thing. The word 'make mention' (נזכיר nazekiyr) means literally to cause to be remembered; to commemorate; to celebrate. The idea is, that during their long captivity they had been subject to the dominion of other lords than Yahweh; but now that they were restored to their own land, they would acknowledge only Yahweh as their Lord, and would henceforward celebrate only his name.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 26:13

    26:13 Other lords - Others besides thee, and besides those governors who have been set up by thee, even foreign and heathen lords. By thee - By thy favour and help. Will we - Celebrate thy praise.