8 But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.

Other Translations of Isaiah 32:8

King James Version

8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. stand: or, be established

English Standard Version

8 But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.

The Message

8 But those who are noble make noble plans, and stand for what is noble.

New King James Version

8 But a generous man devises generous things, And by generosity he shall stand.

New Living Translation

8 But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 32:8

Commentary on Isaiah 32:1-8

(Read Isaiah 32:1-8)

Christ our righteous King, and his true disciples, are evidently here intended. The consolations and graces of his Spirit are as rivers of water in this dry land; and as the overhanging rock affords refreshing shade and shelter to the weary traveller in the desert, so his power, truth, and love, yield the believer the only real protection and refreshment in the weary land through which he journeys to heaven. Christ bore the storm himself, to keep it off from us. To him let the trembling sinner flee for refuge; for he alone can protect and refresh us in every trial. See what pains sinners take in sin; they labour at it, their hearts are intent upon it, and with art they work iniquity; but this is our comfort, that they can do no more mischief than God permits. Let us seek to have our hearts more freed from selfishness. The liberal soul devises liberal things concerning God, and desires that He will grant wisdom and prudence, the comforts of his presence, the influence of his Spirit, and in due time the enjoyment of his glory.