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Isaiah 28:6

    Isaiah 28:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and a spirit of justice to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And a spirit of wisdom to the judge, and strength to those who keep back the attackers at the door of the town.

    Webster's Revision

    and a spirit of justice to him that sitteth in judgment, and strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

    World English Bible

    and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 28:6

    The battle to the gate "The war to the gate of the enemy" - That is, who pursue the fleeing enemy even to the very gates of their own city. "But we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate," 2 Samuel 11:23; that is, we drove the enemy back to their own gates. See also 1 Samuel 17:52. The Targum says, The Messiah shall give the victory to those who go out to battle, that he may bring them back to their own houses in peace.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 28:6

    And for a spirit of judgment - (compare the note at Isaiah 1:26; Isaiah 11:2). The sense of this passage is, that Jehovah would enlighten the judges of the land, so that they should understand what was right, and be disposed to do it.

    To him that sitteth in judgment - This is to be understood collectively, and means those who sat upon the bench of justice; that is, the magistracy in general.

    And for strength to to them that turn the battle to the gate - That is, to the very gate of their enemies; who not only repel their foes from their own city, but who drive them even to the gates of their own cities, and besiege them there. Thus 2 Samuel 11:23 : 'And we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate;' that is, we drove them back unto their own gates.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 28:6

    28:6 To them - Who not only drive their enemies from their land, but pursue them into their own lands, and besiege them in their own cities.