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Isaiah 9:15

    Isaiah 9:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The man who is honoured and responsible is the head, and the prophet who gives false teaching is the tail.

    Webster's Revision

    The elder and the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

    World English Bible

    The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The ancient and the honourable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 9:15

    The ancient - The elder; the old man.

    And honorable - Hebrew, 'The man of elevated countenance.' The man of rank and office.

    The prophet that teacheth lies - The false prophet. Of those there were many; and probably at this time many in Samaria.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 9:15

    9:15 The prophet - Whose destruction he mentions, not as if it were a punishment to them to be deprived of such persons, but partly to shew the extent of the calamity, that it should reach all sorts of persons; and partly to beat down their vain presumptions of peace and prosperity, by shewing that those false prophets, which had fed their vain hopes, should perish, and their false prophecies with them. Tail - The basest part of the whole people.