Isaiah 32:2 "And A MAN shall be as an hiding place from the wind" = the Lord Jesus Christ
Modern Versions Remove The Glory of Christ.
Isaiah 32:1-2 KJB - "Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. V.2 And A MAN shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."
ESV (RSV, NRSV, NIV, NASB, Holman, NET, ISV, Catholic St. Joseph NAB, Jehovah Witness NWT) - "EACH ONE will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place."
Then the ESV gives a false footnote saying: "Hebrew 'they'"
The Voice 2012 says: "FOR THE PEOPLE they'll be like cover from the storm, a wall against the wind."
Names of God Bible 2011 - “Then EACH RULER will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from the rain.”
The New International Reader’s Version 2014 - “EACH OFFICIAL will be like a place to get out of the wind.”
The Hebrew word in question here is #376 eesh (masculine). It has many different meanings, but one of the main meanings is "MAN". The first time it occurs in the entire Old Testament is in Genesis 2:23 ' "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of MAN." (eesh # 376).
The second time this word is used is in the very next verse - Genesis 2:24 "Therefore shall A MAN leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
The first MAN Adam was a type of the second MAN Christ. In 1 Corinthians 15:47 we read: "The first man Adam is of the earth, earthy: the second MAN is the Lord from heaven."
The ESV is wrong and its footnote is both wrong and misleading. The word eesh is translated in a wide variety of ways including "man (which is the most common meaning), husband, men, any (of us), every man, fellow, persons, goodman, every one, either of them and another (all referring to men in the contexts)
In fact the same Hebrew word is used in that great Isaiah 53 passage about Christ - "He is despised and rejected of men; A MAN of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not."
The NASB complete concordance shows that they have translated this Hebrew word eesh as "man" 753 times and as "men" 673 times and as "they" ZERO times!
Dan Wallace and company's goofy NET version reads: "EACH OF THEM (3) will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from a rainstorm; like streams of water in a dry region and like the shade of a large cliff in a parched land."
And then he has the chutzpah to footnote: Hebrew “a man,” but אִישׁ (’ish) probably refers here to “each” of the officials mentioned in the previous verse."
None so blind as an educated bible agnostic, huh, Dan?
The Catholic Connection
Both the earlier Douay-Rheims 1610 and the 1950 Douay Version read: “And A MAN shall be as when one is hid from the wind”.
BUT then the 1968 Jerusalem bible, the 1970 St. Joseph New American Bible and the 1985 New Jerusalem all changed this to read - “EACH OF THEM shall be a shelter from the wind”.
The Jehovah Witness New World Translation also reads this way - “AND EACH ONE one will be like a hiding place from the wind”
Although the so called Greek Septuagint is totally messed up and reads: "And a man SHALL HIDE HIS WORDS, AND BE HIDDEN, as from rushing water, AND SHALL APPEAR IN SION as a rushing river, GLORIOUS in a thirsty land." (Say what?)
yet the Modern Greek Bible reads far more like the KJB with - "Και ο ανθρωπος θελει εισθαι ως σκεπη απο του ανεμου και ως καταφυγιον απο της τρικυμιας· ως ποταμοι υδατος εν ξηρα γη, ως σκια μεγαλου βραχου εν γη διψωση."= “And THE MAN shall be as shelter from wind and a refuge from the tempest; as river water in a dry land, as a shadow large rock in dry earth.”
Isaiah 32:2 KJB - "And A MAN shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as a river of water in a dry land, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."
This obviously refers ultimately to the Lord Jesus Christ, the only righteous king and the MAN who is our hiding place.
A MAN (or even "that man" - the Great Bible 1540, Bishops' bible 1568, Geneva Bible 1587 - referring back to the king who shall reign in righteousness in verse 1.) is the reading of the Wycliffe 1395, the Longman Version 1841, the Boothroyd Bible 1853, Julia Smith translation 1855, The Jewish Family Bible 1864, The Smith Bible 1876, The Revised English Bible 1877, the Revised Version 1885, the ASV 1901 "And A MAN shall be as a hiding place", Darby 1890, The Ancient Hebrew Bible 1907, the 1917 JPS (Jewish Publication Society), 1936 Hebrew Publishing Company Bible, the Judaica Press Complete Tanach 2004, Lamsa's 1933 translation of the Syriac Peshitta - "And A MAN shall be as an hiding place from the wind", World English Bible 2000, the NKJV 1982, Green's interlinear, KJV 21st Century 1994, the Third Millennium Bible 1998, the 2010 New Heart English Bible and the 2012 Natural Israelite Bible - "A MAN will be as a hiding place from the wind, And a cover from the tempest"
Other Bibles that read: "A MAN shall be as an hiding place" are The Word of Yah 1993, The Complete Jewish Bible 1998, The Sacred Scriptures Family of Yah 2001, Green's literal 2005, The Revised Geneva Bible 2005, the Context Group Version 2006, the Bond Slave Version 2009, The New European Version 2010, the Online Interlinear 2010 (André de Mol), The Holy Scriptures VW Edition 2010, the Hebraic Transliteration Scripture 2010, the Jubilee Bible 2010, The New European Version 2010, the Biblos Interlinear Bible 2011, The Work of God's Children Illustrated Bible 2011, The Orthodox Jewish Bible 2011, The Concordant Version 2012, The Hebrew Names Version 2014 and The Modern English Version 2014 - "A MAN shall be as a hiding place from the wind"
The Bible Commentators
John Gill - Verse 2. And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest,... THE KING MESSIAH before mentioned; who had agreed to become man, was promised and prophesied of as such, "as a hiding place, and covert from the wind and tempest," of his Father's wrath, raised by sin; and which all men are deserving of, and on whom it must fall, unless secured from it by CHRIST."
Jamieson, Faussett and Brown - 2. a man--rather, THE MAN CHRIST, it is as "the Son of man" He is to reign, as it was as Son of man He suffered . NOT as MAURER explains, "every one of the princes shall be"
Adam Clarke - “It is evident, however, that in the fullest sense these words cannot be applied to any man; God alone can do all that is promised here.”
John Calvin - "And that man shall be a hiding place from the wind. If this was said with truth concerning Hezekiah, MUCH MORE MAY IT BE SAID CONCERNING CHRIST, in whom we have our best, or rather, our only refuge in those storms by which we must be tossed about as long as we dwell in this world."
Whedon’s Commentary - “A MAN…hiding place — One greater and every way more competent as a protector than a merely human person. JEHOVAH IN THE PERSON OF THE MESSIAH."
Coffman’s Commentary - “A MAN shall be a hiding place” - “There is much difference of opinion about the identity of that "King who shall reign in righteousness," which is the prominent feature of this paragraph…There are serious reasons why the theory of this "king's" being Hezekiah cannot be accepted. (1) Neither Hezekiah nor the conditions during his reign fulfill the conditions of justice, righteousness, and proper understanding and discernment by the people in all the land. "The evidence does not seem to warrant this interpretation.”…Objections to the refusal to see this as A MESSIANIC PASSAGE are weak and ineffective.”
Thomas Coke Commentary - “as a type of JESUS CHRIST, the most perfect king, who was to spring from him; such as he should shew himself in his kingdom, after having avenged his church by the rulers of the Roman empire, from the tyranny of Satan, opposing and endeavouring to extirpate it: and in Isaiah 32:3-8 he sets forth the repentance and conversion of many. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THESE WORDS HAVE THEIR MOST COMPLETE AND FULL VERIFICATION IN THE MESSIAH."
Matthew Henry - “All this, and much more, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS is to all the willing faithful subjects of his kingdom. When the greatest evils befal us, not only the wind, but the tempest, when storms of guilt and wrath beset us and beat upon us, they drive us to CHRIST, and in him we are not only safe, but satisfied that we are so in him we find rivers of water for those that hunger and thirst after righteousness, all the refreshment and comfort that a needy soul can desire, and the shadow, not of a tree, which sun or rain may beat through, but of a rock, of a great rock, which reaches a great way for the shelter of the traveller. Some observe here that as the covert, and the hiding-place, and the rock, do themselves receive the battering of the wind and storm, to save those from it that take shelter in them, so CHRIST bore the storm himself to keep it off from us."
Paul Kretzmann's Popular Commentary - "And a Man, or the Man, NAMELY, THE GREAT SON OF MAN, JESUS CHRIST, shall be as an hiding-place from the wind, a Shelter against wind-storms, and a Covert from the tempest, a Protector against oppression; as rivers of water in a dry place, giving refreshment to the souls of the poor and wretched, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land, where dense shade brings welcome relief to the heated traveler. This sounds the merciful invitation of the Savior, extended to all those that are heavy laden, to come unto Him and find rest for their souls, Mat.11:28-30."
However instead of A MAN, referring to Christ the God-Man, the NASB, RSV, ESV, Holman, NET says: "And EACH will be like a refuge from the wind..." and the NIV has: "EACH MAN will be like a shelter", thus removing all reference to Christ and making this apply to many different men.
Fake bible versions detract from the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
"I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another" Isaiah 42:8
The King James Bible is God's infallible Book. Don't settle for a perverted version that nobody believes is the inerrant words of God.
For many more examples of how the modern versions degrade the Person of Christ see
Matthew 27:24; Matthew 28:6; Luke 23:42; John 7:8-10; Matthew 5:22; Mark 9:24; Philippians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 10:9, 1 Corinthians 15:47; Micah 5:2; 1 Timothy 3:16 and "Worship" or "Kneel before"? Romans 14:10-12; Isaiah 32:2 "a MAN shall be as an hiding place"