Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Isaiah 8:2

Context
NETBible

Then I will summon 1  as my reliable witnesses Uriah the priest and Zechariah son of Jeberekiah.”

XREF

Ru 4:2,10,11; 2Ki 16:10,11; 2Ki 18:2; 2Co 13:1

NET © Notes

tn The form in the text is a cohortative with prefixed vav (ו), suggesting that the Lord is announcing what he will do. Some prefer to change the verb to an imperative, “and summon as witnesses,” a reading that finds support from the Qumran scroll 1QIsaa. Another option is to point the prefixed conjunction as a vav consecutive and translate, “So I summoned as witnesses.” In this case Isaiah is recalling his response to the Lord’s commission. In any case, the reference to witnesses suggests that the name and the child who bears it will function as signs.



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