11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join [1] his enemies together;

Other Translations of Isaiah 9:11

New International Version

11 But the Lord has strengthened Rezin's foes against them and has spurred their enemies on.

English Standard Version

11 But the Lord raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.

The Message

11 So God incited their adversaries against them, stirred up their enemies to attack:

New King James Version

11 Therefore the Lord shall set up The adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies on,

New Living Translation

11 But the Lord will bring Rezin's enemies against Israel and stir up all their foes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 9:11

Commentary on Isaiah 9:8-21

(Read Isaiah 9:8-21)

Those are ripening apace for ruin, whose hearts are unhumbled under humbling providences. For that which God designs, in smiting us, is, to turn us to himself; and if this point be not gained by lesser judgments, greater may be expected. The leaders of the people misled them. We have reason to be afraid of those that speak well of us, when we do ill. Wickedness was universal, all were infected with it. They shall be in trouble, and see no way out; and when men's ways displease the Lord, he makes even their friends to be at war with them. God would take away those they thought to have help from. Their rulers were the head. Their false prophets were the tail and the rush, the most despicable. In these civil contests, men preyed on near relations who were as their own flesh. The people turn not to Him who smites them, therefore he continues to smite: for when God judges, he will overcome; and the proudest, stoutest sinner shall either bend or break.