Isaiah 55:4
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New Living Translation
See how I used him to display my power among the peoples. I made him a leader among the nations.

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
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

55:4 Behold - I have appointed, and will in due time actually give. Him - The David last mentioned, even Christ. A witness - To declare the will of God concerning the duty and salvation of men, to bear witness to truth, to confirm God's promises, and, among others, those which respect the calling of the Gentiles: to be a witness of both parties of that covenant made between God and men. The people - To all people.

Isaiah 55:4 Parallel Commentaries

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A God-Given Field (1894-1900)
"Lord, there is none beside thee to help, between the mighty and him that hath no strength; help us, O Lord our God; for we rely on thee, and in thy name are come against this multitude" (2 Chron. 14:11). THE story of the opening of Changte is so connected by a chain of prayer that to give isolated instances of prayer would be to break the chain. * * * * * A few months after our arrival in China an old, experienced missionary kindly volunteered to conduct Mr. Goforth and
Rosalind Goforth—How I Know God Answers Prayer

Faith and Acceptance
As your conscience has been quickened by the Holy Spirit, you have seen something of the evil of sin, of its power, its guilt, its woe; and you look upon it with abhorrence. You feel that sin has separated you from God, that you are in bondage to the power of evil. The more you struggle to escape, the more you realize your helplessness. Your motives are impure; your heart is unclean. You see that your life has been filled with selfishness and sin. You long to be forgiven, to be cleansed, to be set
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

The Covenant of Grace
Q-20: DID GOD LEAVE ALL MANKIND TO PERISH 1N THE ESTATE OF SIN AND MISERY? A: No! He entered into a covenant of grace to deliver the elect out of that state, and to bring them into a state of grace by a Redeemer. 'I will make an everlasting covenant with you.' Isa 55:5. Man being by his fall plunged into a labyrinth of misery, and having no way left to recover himself, God was pleased to enter into a new covenant with him, and to restore him to life by a Redeemer. The great proposition I shall go
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

A New Agency Needed
"My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."[3] How true are these words! When the LORD is bringing in great blessing in the best possible way, how oftentimes our unbelieving hearts are feeling, if not saying, like Jacob of old, "All these things are against me." Or we are filled with fear, as were the disciples when the LORD, walking on the
James Hudson Taylor—A Retrospect

Cross References
Psalm 18:43
You gave me victory over my accusers. You appointed me ruler over nations; people I don't even know now serve me.

Isaiah 16:5
then God will establish one of David's descendants as king. He will rule with mercy and truth. He will always do what is just and be eager to do what is right.

Jeremiah 30:9
For my people will serve the LORD their God and their king descended from David--the king I will raise up for them.

Ezekiel 34:24
And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David will be a prince among my people. I, the LORD, have spoken!

Ezekiel 37:24
"My servant David will be their king, and they will have only one shepherd. They will obey my regulations and be careful to keep my decrees.

Ezekiel 37:25
They will live in the land I gave my servant Jacob, the land where their ancestors lived. They and their children and their grandchildren after them will live there forever, generation after generation. And my servant David will be their prince forever.

Daniel 9:25
Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem until a ruler--the Anointed One--comes. Jerusalem will be rebuilt with streets and strong defenses, despite the perilous times.

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