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Isaiah 8:12


“Do not say, ‘Conspiracy,’ every time these people say the word. 1  Don’t be afraid of what scares them; don’t be terrified.


2Ki 16:5-7; Ps 53:5; Isa 7:2-6; Isa 7:4; Isa 51:12,13; Isa 57:9-11; Mt 28:2-5; Lu 12:4,5; Lu 21:9; 1Pe 3:14,15

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Do not say, ‘Conspiracy,’ with respect to all which these people say, ‘Conspiracy.’” The verb translated “do not say” is second masculine plural, indicating that this exhortation is directed to Isaiah and other followers of the Lord (see v. 16).

sn The background of this command is uncertain. Perhaps the “conspiracy” in view is the alliance between Israel and Syria. Some of the people may even have thought that individuals in Judah were plotting with Israel and Syria to overthrow the king.

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