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Isaiah 8:17

    Isaiah 8:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will be waiting for the Lord, whose face is veiled from the house of Jacob, and I will be looking for him.

    Webster's Revision

    And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    World English Bible

    I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I will wait for the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 8:17

    And I will wait upon the Lord - This is the commencement of a new subject. The prophet had closed his former message; but had seen that in regard to the great mass of the nation, his exhortation had been in vain. He now says, that having delivered his message, he would patiently look to God alone. His hope was in him, though the nation looked elsewhere; and though calamities were coming, yet he would still trust in God only.

    That hideth his face - This is a figurative expression, denoting the withdrawing of his favor and protection. He would leave them, and give them to deserved punishment; compare Job 23:9; Job 13:24; Psalm 44:24; Psalm 10:1; Psalm 104:29.

    And I will look for him - I will expect aid from him, and will believe that his promises of final protection will yet be fulfilled; compare Habakkuk 2:3 :

    For the vision is yet for an appointed time,

    But at the end it shall speak, and not lie:

    Though it tarry, wait for it;

    Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 8:17

    8:17 Yet - Yet, notwithstanding this dreadful prophecy concerning the rejection of Israel. Wait - I will cast my care upon him, and expect the accomplishment of his promise, in sending the Messiah, and in conferring upon me and all believing Israelites all his mercies and blessings. Hideth - That now withdraws his favour and blessings, from the people of Israel.