ISAIAH 33:15



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“He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;”

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Isaiah 33:15 Translation & Meaning

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He that walketh הֹלֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walketh
righteously, צְדָק֔וֹת Rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity) righteously
and speaketh וְדֹבֵ֖ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speaketh
uprightly; מֵֽישָׁרִ֑ים Evenness, i.e., (figuratively) prosperity or concord; also straightness, i.e., (figuratively) rectitude (only in plural with singular sense; often adverbially) uprightly
he that despiseth מֹאֵ֞ס To spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear despiseth
the gain בְּבֶ֣צַע Plunder; by extension, gain (usually unjust) gain
of oppressions, מַעֲשַׁקּ֗וֹת Oppression oppressions
that shaketh נֹעֵ֤ר To tumble about shaketh
his hands כַּפָּיו֙ The hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power hands
from holding מִתְּמֹ֣ךְ To sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close holding
of bribes, בַּשֹּׁ֔חַד A donation (venal or redemptive) bribes
that stoppeth אֹטֵ֤ם To close (the lips or ears); by analology to contract (a window by bevelled jambs) stoppeth
his ears אָזְנוֹ֙ Broadness. i.e., (concrete) the ear (from its form in man) ears
from hearing מִשְּׁמֹ֣עַ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearing
of blood, דָּמִ֔ים Blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy, the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (i.e., drops of blood) blood
and shutteth וְעֹצֵ֥ם To bind fast, i.e., close (the eyes); intransitively, to be (causatively, make) powerful or numerous; to crunch the bones shutteth
his eyes עֵינָ֖יו An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
from seeing מֵרְא֥וֹת To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seeing
evil; בְּרָֽע׃ Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil

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  • 13  Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.

  • 14  The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

  • 15  He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

  • 16  He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

  • 17  Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.


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