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Isaiah 8:18-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

18 Behold, I and the [a]children whom the Lord hath given me, are as signs and as wonders in Israel, [b]by the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion.

19 And when they shall say unto you, Inquire at them that have a spirit of divination, and at the soothsayers which whisper and murmur, [c]Should not a people inquire at their God? from the [d]living to the dead?

20 To the [e]Law, and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word: it is because there is no [f]light in them.


  1. Isaiah 8:18 Meaning, them that were willing to hear and obey the word of God, whom the world hated, as though they were monsters and not worthy to live.
  2. Isaiah 8:18 This was a consolation in their troubles, knowing that nothing could come unto them, but by the will of the Lord.
  3. Isaiah 8:19 Answer the wicked thus, Should not God’s people seek succor only at him?
  4. Isaiah 8:19 This is, will they refuse to be taught of the Prophet, who is the mouth of God, and seek help at the dead, which is the illusion of Satan?
  5. Isaiah 8:20 Seek remedy in the word of God, where his will is declared.
  6. Isaiah 8:20 They have no knowledge, but are blind leaders of the blind.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Isaiah 8:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.

The Darkness Turns to Light

19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Consult God’s instruction and the testimony of warning. If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.

New International Version (NIV)

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