Parallel Verses

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,

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 humble 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,

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.

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 poor, a stronghold for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the ruthless ones 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For thou hast been strength to the poor, strength to the needy in his distress, refuge from the storm, shadow from the heat, for the force of the violent is as a storm against the 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 strong nations will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you. 4 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, 5 and the noise of foreigners is like the heat of the desert. Just as you subdue heat by the shade of clouds, so the victory songs of violent men will be stilled.


Cross References

Isaiah 14:32

How will they answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in it the afflicted among his people will find refuge."

Isaiah 32:2

Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from storms, like streams of water in the desert, in the shadow of a great rock in an exhausted land.

Job 5:15-16

So he delivers from the sword of their mouth the poor from the power of the mighty.

Psalm 12:5

"Because the poor are being oppressed, because the needy are sighing, I will now arise," says the LORD, "I will establish in safety those who yearn for it."

Psalm 35:10

All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like you? Who delivers the weak from the one who is stronger than he, and the weak and the needy from the one who wants to rob him?"

Psalm 72:4

May he defend the afflicted of the people and deliver the children of the poor, but crush the oppressor.

Psalm 72:13

He will have compassion on the poor and the needy, and he will save the lives of the needy.

Psalm 107:41

Yet he lifted the needy from affliction and made them families like a flock.

Psalm 119:31

I cling to your decrees; LORD, do not put me to shame.

Isaiah 4:5-6

Then the LORD will create over the entire site of Mount Zion including over those who assemble there a cloud by day

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth's poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the Rock that is your strength. Therefore even though you plant delightful plants, sowing them with imported vine-seedlings,

Isaiah 27:5

Or else let it lay claim to my protection; let it make peace with me, yes, let it make peace with me."

Isaiah 29:5

"But the hordes of your enemies will become like fine dust, and the hordes of tyrants like flying chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant,

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will again experience joy in the LORD, and the poorest people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 32:18-19

My people will live in peaceful dwellings, in secure homes and in undisturbed resting places.

Isaiah 33:2

"LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you; and be our strength every morning, our salvation in times of trouble.

Isaiah 33:16

this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.

Isaiah 37:3-4

"Here is what Hezekiah says," they told him. "This day is a day of trouble, rebuke, and disgrace, as when children come to the point of birth and there is no energy to deliver them.

Isaiah 37:36

After this, the angel of the LORD went out and put to death 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp. When Hezekiah's army awakened in the morning there were all the dead bodies!

Isaiah 49:25

But this is what the LORD says: "He will seize even the warriors' plunder, and the captives of tyrants will be rescued. I myself will quarrel with those who have a quarrel with you, and I myself will save your children.

Isaiah 66:2

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message.

Ezekiel 13:11-13

"When someone builds a wall, they coat it with whitewash. Tell those who coat it with whitewash that it will fall. It will be washed off by the rain. Great hailstones will fall and a stormy wind will strip it off.

Zephaniah 3:12

I will keep a humble and gentle people among you, and they will trust in the name of the LORD.

Matthew 7:25-27

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation was on the rock.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?

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