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Isaiah 27:5

    Isaiah 27:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea , let him make peace with me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Or let him put himself under my power, and make peace with me.

    Webster's Revision

    Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea , let him make peace with me.

    World English Bible

    Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. Let him make peace with me."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea, let him make peace with me.

    Definitions for Isaiah 27:5

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 27:5

    Or "Ah" - For או o I read אוי oi, as it was at first in a MS. The י yod was easily lost, being followed by another י yod.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 27:5

    Or let him - The Hebrew word rendered here or (או 'ô) means "unless;" and the sense is, the enemies of the Jewish people shall be completely destroyed as briers are by fire, "unless" they flee to God for a refuge.

    Take hold of my strength - That is, let the enemy take hold of me to become reconciled to me. The figure here is taken probably from the act of fleeing to take hold of the horns of the altar for refuge when one was pursued (compare 1 Kings 1:50; 1 Kings 2:28).

    That he may make peace with me - With me as the guardian of the vineyard. If this were done they would be safe.

    And he shall make peace with me - That is, even the enemy of me and of my vineyard "may" be permitted to make peace with me. Learn,

    (1) That God is willing to be reconciled to his enemies.

    (2) That peace must be obtained by seeking his protection; by submitting to him, and laying hold of his strength.

    (3) That if this is not done, his enemies must be inevitably destroyed.

    (4) He will defend his people, and no weapon that is formed against them shall prosper.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 27:5

    27:5 Or - Or if at any time fury seem to be in me against my people. Let him - My people. Take hold - Which he may by humble prayer not only restrain from doing him hurt, but engage to do him good.