Isaiah 8:16
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English Standard Version
Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching among my disciples.

King James Bible
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

American Standard Version
Bind thou up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

English Revised Version
Bind thou up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prophet's imploring look at Immanuel does not remain unanswered. We may see this from the fact, that what was almost a silent prayer is changed at once into the jubilate of holy defiance. "Exasperate yourselves, O nations, and go to pieces; and see it, all who are far off in the earth! Gird yourselves, and go to pieces; gird yourselves, and go to pieces! Consult counsel, and it comes to nought; speak the word, and it is not realized: for with us is God." The second imperatives in Isaiah 8:9 are threatening words of authority, having a future signification, which change into futures in Isaiah 8:19 (Ges. 130, 2): Go on exasperating yourselves רעוּ( with the tone upon the penultimate, and therefore not the pual of רעה, consociari, which is the rendering adopted in the Targum, but the kal of רעע, malum esse; not vociferari, for which רוּע, a different verb from the same root, is commonly employed), go on arming; ye will nevertheless fall to pieces (Chōttu, from Châthath, related to Câthath, Confringi, Consternari). The prophet classes together all the nations that are warring against the people of God, pronounces upon them the sentence of destruction, and calls upon all distant lands to hear this ultimate fate of the kingdom of the world, i.e., of the imperial power. The world-kingdom must be wrecked on the land of Immanuel; "for with us," as the watchword of believers runs, pointing to the person of the Savour, "with us is God."

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bind up

Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying...

Daniel 12:4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro...

the testimony

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Deuteronomy 4:45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel...

2 Kings 11:12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him...

John 3:32,33 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony...

Hebrews 3:5 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

1 John 5:9-12 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son...

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant...


Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins...

Revelation 5:1,5 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals...

Revelation 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me...


Isaiah 54:13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of your children.

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

Proverbs 8:8,9 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing fraudulent or perverse in them...

Daniel 12:9,10 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Mark 4:10,11,34 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable...

Mark 10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna...

Cross References
Isaiah 8:1
Then the LORD said to me, "Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters, 'Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.'

Isaiah 8:2
And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me."

Isaiah 8:20
To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Isaiah 29:11
And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, "Read this," he says, "I cannot, for it is sealed."

Isaiah 29:12
And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, "Read this," he says, "I cannot read."

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

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