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Isaiah 8

Isa. 8:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

Bind up
tsarar (Hebrew #6887)
to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (as follows)
KJV usage: adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.
Pronounce: tsaw-rar'
Origin: a primitive root
the testimony
t`uwdah (Hebrew #8584)
attestation, i.e. a precept, usage
KJV usage: testimony.
Pronounce: teh-oo-daw'
Origin: from 5749
, seal
chatham (Hebrew #2856)
to close up; especially to seal
KJV usage: make an end, mark, seal (up), stop.
Pronounce: khaw-tham'
Origin: a primitive root
w the law
towrah (Hebrew #8451)
from 3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch
KJV usage: law.
Pronounce: to-raw'
Origin: or torah {to-raw'}
amongx my disciples
limmuwd (Hebrew #3928)
from 3925; instructed
KJV usage: accustomed, disciple, learned, taught, used.
Pronounce: lim-mood'
Origin: or limmud {lim-mood'}

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Ministry on This Verse

Bind up.
the testimony.
Isa. 8:20• 20To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isa. 8:20)
Deut. 4:45• 45These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt, (Deut. 4:45)
2 Kings 11:12• 12And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king. (2 Kings 11:12)
John 3:32‑33• 32And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
33He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
(John 3:32‑33)
Heb. 3:5• 5And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; (Heb. 3:5)
1 John 5:9‑12• 9If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
11And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
(1 John 5:9‑12)
Rev. 19:10• 10And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev. 19:10)
Isa. 54:13• 13And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. (Isa. 54:13)
Psa. 25:14• 14The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant. (Psa. 25:14)
Prov. 8:8‑9• 8All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
(Prov. 8:8‑9)
Dan. 12:9‑10• 9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
(Dan. 12:9‑10)
Matt. 13:11• 11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. (Matt. 13:11)
Mark 4:10‑11,34• 10And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
11And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
34But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
(Mark 4:10‑11,34)
Mark 10:10• 10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. (Mark 10:10)
1 Cor. 2:14• 14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Cor. 2:14)
Rev. 2:17• 17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. (Rev. 2:17)
 {v.16-17} Though the mass of the people fall and are broken, as the Lord said in Matthew 21:44, the testimony and the law will not fail, but will be bound up among those who really fear the Lord. Such will wait upon the Lord instead of turning to confederacies with men, and they will look for the appearing of Immanuel. (Isaiah 8 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.