Isaiah 26:20
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English Standard Version
Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

King James Bible
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

American Standard Version
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away.

English Revised Version
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself as it were for a little moment until the indignation shall be overpast.

Isaiah 26:20 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The tyrants who usurped the rule over Israel have now utterly disappeared. "Dead men live not again, shades do not rise again: so hast Thou visited and destroyed them, and caused all their memory to perish." The meaning is not that Jehovah had put them to death because there was no resurrection at all after death; for, as we shall see further on, the prophet was acquainted with such a resurrection. In mēthim (dead men) and rephâ'im (shades) he had directly in mind the oppressors of Israel, who had been thrust down into the region of the shades (like the king of Babylon in chapter 14), so that there was no possibility of their being raised up or setting themselves up again. The לכן is not argumentative (which would be very freezing in this highly lyrical connection), but introduces what must have occurred eo ipso when the other had taken place (it corresponds to the Greek ἄρα, and is used here in the same way as in Isaiah 61:7; Jeremiah 5:2; Jeremiah 2:33; Zechariah 11:7; Job 34:25; Job 42:3). They had fallen irrevocably into Sheol (Psalm 49:15), and consequently God had swept them away, so that not even their name was perpetuated.

Isaiah 26:20 Parallel Commentaries

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Isaiah 51:4,16 Listen to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me...

Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people...

Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said the LORD.

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Isaiah 32:18,19 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places...

Genesis 7:1,16 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation...

Exodus 12:22,23 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin...

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Ezekiel 11:15 Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, the men of your kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly...

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

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Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret...

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Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me...

Psalm 31:20 You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man...

Psalm 143:9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies: I flee to you to hide me.

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Isaiah 54:7,8 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you...

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Cross References
Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

2 Corinthians 4:17
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,

Exodus 12:22
Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.

Exodus 12:23
For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.

Job 14:13
Oh that you would hide me in Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Psalm 30:5
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 57:1
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.

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