New International Version
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.
King James Bible
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I have given him [for] a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.
World English Bible
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, a witness to peoples I have given him, A leader and commander to peoples.
Isaiah 55:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will make an everlasting covenant - Hebrews אכרתה לכם ברית עולם echrethah lachem berith olam, "I will cut the old or everlasting covenant sacrifice with you." That covenant sacrifice which was pointed out of old from the very beginning; and which is to last to the consummation of ages; viz., the Lamb of God that was slain from the foundation of the world.
The sure mercies of David - That is, says Kimchi, "The Messiah," called here David; as it is written, "David my servant shall be a prince over you."
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You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it-- one from the house of David-- one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.
Instead, they will serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the LORD have spoken.
"'My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees.
They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their children and their children's children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever.
"Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
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