ISAIAH 29:23



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“But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.”

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Isaiah 29:23 Translation & Meaning

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But when כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed But when
he seeth בִ֠רְאֹתוֹ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seeth
his children, יְלָדָ֞יו Something born, i.e., a lad or offspring children
the work מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה An action (good or bad); generally, a transaction; abstractly, activity; by implication, a product (specifically, a poem) or (generally) property work
of mine hands, יָדַ֛י A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hands
in the midst בְּקִרְבּ֖וֹ Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) midst
of him, they shall sanctify יַקְדִּ֣ישֽׁוּ To be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally) sanctify
my name, שְׁמִ֑י An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
and sanctify וְהִקְדִּ֙ישׁוּ֙ To be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally) sanctify
the Holy One קְד֣וֹשׁ Sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary Holy One
of Jacob, יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
and shall fear יַעֲרִֽיצוּ׃ To awe or (intransitive) to dread; hence, to harass fear
the God אֱלֹהֵ֥י Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
of Israel. יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 21  That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

  • 22  Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.

  • 23  But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

  • 24  They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.


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