Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For thou have been a stronghold to a poor man, a stronghold to a needy man in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the oppressors is as a storm against the wall.

New American Standard Bible

For You have been a defense for the helpless,
A defense for the needy in his distress,
A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of the ruthless
Is like a rain storm against a wall.

King James Version

For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Holman Bible

For You have been a stronghold for the poor,
a stronghold for the needy person in his distress,
a refuge from the rain, a shade from the heat.
When the breath of the violent
is like rain against a wall,

International Standard Version

For you have been a stronghold for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat for the blistering attack from the ruthless is like a rainstorm beating against a wall,

American Standard Version

For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Amplified


For You have been a stronghold for the helpless,
A stronghold for the poor in his distress,
A shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of tyrants
Is like a rainstorm against a wall.

Bible in Basic English

For you have been a strong place for the poor and the crushed in their trouble, a safe place from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the wrath of the cruel ones is like a winter storm.

Darby Translation

For thou hast been a fortress to the poor, a fortress for the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat: for the blast of the terrible ones has been as the storm against a wall.

Julia Smith Translation

For thou wert a fortress to the poor, a fortress to the needy in straits; to him a refuge from the inundation, a shadow from the heat when the wind of the terrible ones as the inundation of the wall.

King James 2000

For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in his distress, a shelter from [the] rainstorm, a shade from [the] heat. For [the] breath of [the] ruthless [was] like a rainstorm against a wall,

Modern King James verseion

For You are a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the fearful ones is like a storm against the wall.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For thou art the poor man's help, and strength for the needful in his necessity. Thou art a defense against evil weather and a shadow against the heat, when the blast of the raging men is like a storm that casteth down a wall.

NET Bible

For you are a protector for the poor, a protector for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm, a shade from the heat. Though the breath of tyrants is like a winter rainstorm,

New Heart English Bible

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall.

The Emphasized Bible

For thou didst become A refuge to the weak. A refuge to the needy, when distress was upon him, - A shelter from the storm. A shade from the heat, When the blast of tyrants was like a storm against a wall.

Webster

For thou hast been a defense to the poor, a defense to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

World English Bible

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall.

Youngs Literal Translation

For Thou hast been a stronghold for the poor, A stronghold for the needy in his distress, A refuge from storm, a shadow from heat, When the spirit of the terrible is as a storm -- a wall.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מעז מעז מעוּז מעוז 
Ma`owz 
Usage: 36

to the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

מעז מעז מעוּז מעוז 
Ma`owz 
Usage: 36

to the needy
H34
אביון 
'ebyown 
Usage: 61

צר צר 
Tsar 
Usage: 109

a refuge
מחסה מחסה 
Machaceh 
Usage: 20

from the storm
זרם 
Zerem 
Usage: 9

a shadow
צל 
Tsel 
Usage: 49

from the heat
חרב 
Choreb 
Usage: 16

when the blast
רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

of the terrible ones
עריץ 
`ariyts 
Usage: 20

is as a storm
זרם 
Zerem 
Usage: 9

References

Fausets

Hastings

Prayers for Isaiah 25:4

Context Readings

Praise For Salvation

3 Therefore a strong people shall glorify thee, a city of oppressive nations shall fear thee. 4 For thou have been a stronghold to a poor man, a stronghold to a needy man in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the oppressors is as a storm against the wall. 5 As the heat in a dry place thou will bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the oppressors shall be brought low.


Cross References

Isaiah 14:32

What then shall [a man] answer the messengers of the nation? That LORD has founded Zion, and in her shall the afflicted of his people take refuge.

Isaiah 32:2

And a man shall be as a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a great rock in a weary land.

Job 5:15-16

But he saves from the sword of their mouth, even the needy from the hand of the mighty.

Psalm 12:5

Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, says LORD. I will set him in the safety he gasps for.

Psalm 35:10

All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like thee, who delivers a poor man from him who is too strong for him, yea, a poor and needy man from him who robs him?

Psalm 72:4

He will judge the poor of the people. He will save the sons of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.

Psalm 72:13

He will have pity on a poor and needy man, and he will save the souls of the needy.

Psalm 107:41

Yet he sets a needy man on high from affliction, and makes [him] families like a flock.

Psalm 119:31

I cling to thy testimonies. O LORD, put me not to shame.

Isaiah 4:5-6

And LORD will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for over all the glory, a covering.

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

Isaiah 17:10

For thou have forgotten the God of thy salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of thy strength. Therefore thou plant pleasant plants, and set it with foreign slips.

Isaiah 27:5

Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. [Yea], let him make peace with me.

Isaiah 29:5

But the multitude of thy foes shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passes away. Yea, it shall be in an instant suddenly.

Isaiah 29:19

The meek also shall increase their joy in LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 32:18-19

And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.

Isaiah 33:2

O LORD, be gracious to us, we have waited for thee. Be thou our arm every morning, also our salvation in the time of trouble.

Isaiah 33:16

He shall dwell on high. His place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks. His bread shall be given. His waters shall be sure.

Isaiah 37:3-4

And they said to him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy, for the sons have come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

Isaiah 37:36

And the agent of LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand. And when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.

Isaiah 49:25

But thus says LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered. For I will contend with him who contends with thee, and I will save thy sons.

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things my hand has made, and all these things came to be, says LORD. But to this man I will look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Ezekiel 13:11-13

say to those who daub it with untempered [mortar], that it shall fall. There shall be an overflowing shower, and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall, and a stormy wind shall rend it.

Zephaniah 3:12

But I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall take refuge in the name of LORD.

Matthew 7:25-27

And the rain descended, and the torrents came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it had been founded upon the rock.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

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