Isaiah 10:3
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New International Version
What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches?

New Living Translation
What will you do when I punish you, when I send disaster upon you from a distant land? To whom will you turn for help? Where will your treasures be safe?

English Standard Version
What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth?

New American Standard Bible
Now what will you do in the day of punishment, And in the devastation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your wealth?

King James Bible
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What will you do on the day of punishment when devastation comes from far away? Who will you run to for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

International Standard Version
What will you do on the day of Judgment, in the calamity that will come from far away? To whom will you run for help, and where will you leave your wealth,

NET Bible
What will you do on judgment day, when destruction arrives from a distant place? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

New Heart English Bible
What will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What will you do on the day you are called to account [for these things], when the disaster comes from far away? Where will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, And in the ruin which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help? And where will ye leave your glory?

New American Standard 1977
Now what will you do in the day of punishment,
            And in the devastation which will come from afar?
            To whom will you flee for help?
            And where will you leave your wealth?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And what will ye do in the day of visitation and in the desolation which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help and where will ye leave your glory?

King James 2000 Bible
And what will you do in the day of punishment, and in the desolation which shall come from afar? to whom will you flee for help? and where will you leave your riches?

American King James Version
And what will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you flee for help? and where will you leave your glory?

American Standard Version
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What will you do in the day of visitation, and of the calamity which cometh from afar? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

Darby Bible Translation
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the sudden destruction [which] shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help, and where will ye leave your glory?

English Revised Version
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

Webster's Bible Translation
And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

World English Bible
What will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

Young's Literal Translation
And what do ye at a day of inspection? And at desolation? -- from afar it cometh. Near whom do ye flee for help? And where do ye leave your honour?
Study Bible
Woe to Tyrants
2So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans. 3Now what will you do in the day of punishment, And in the devastation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your wealth? 4Nothing remains but to crouch among the captives Or fall among the slain. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.…
Cross References
Luke 19:44
They will level you to the ground--you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God."

1 Peter 2:12
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

Job 31:14
What then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?

Isaiah 5:26
He will also lift up a standard to the distant nation, And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth; And behold, it will come with speed swiftly.

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 17:4
Now in that day the glory of Jacob will fade, And the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

Isaiah 20:6
"So the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, 'Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria; and we, how shall we escape?'"

Isaiah 26:14
The dead will not live, the departed spirits will not rise; Therefore You have punished and destroyed them, And You have wiped out all remembrance of them.

Isaiah 26:21
For behold, the LORD is about to come out from His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; And the earth will reveal her bloodshed And will no longer cover her slain.

Isaiah 29:6
From the LORD of hosts you will be punished with thunder and earthquake and loud noise, With whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a consuming fire.
Treasury of Scripture

And what will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you flee for help? and where will you leave your glory?

and what

Isaiah 20:6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such …

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. …

Job 31:14 What then shall I do when God rises up? and when he visits, what …

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Ezekiel 24:13,14 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you …

Revelation 6:15,16 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

the day

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants …

Hosea 9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; …

Luke 19:44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

in the desolation

Isaiah 5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss …

Isaiah 30:27,28 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, …

Isaiah 39:3,6,7 Then came Isaiah the prophet to king Hezekiah, and said to him, What …

Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end …

to whom

Isaiah 30:1-3,16 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …

Isaiah 31:1-3 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and …

Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went …

where

Isaiah 2:20,21 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of …

Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without …

Genesis 31:1 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away …

2 Kings 7:6-8,15 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of …

Psalm 49:16,17 Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house …

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them …

(3) And what will ye do in the day of visitation . . .?--The question was not without a certain touch of irony. Had those corrupt judges asked themselves what they would do when the Supreme Judge should call them to account? Had they an ally who could protect them against Jehovah? Or had they found a hiding-place for the treasures which they had made their "glory"? Had they made a covenant with Hades and with death? (Isaiah 28:18).

Verse 3. - What will ye do in the day of visitation? "The day of visitation" is the day when God reckons with his servants, and demands an account from each of the work done in his vineyard, being prepared to recompense the good and punish the bad (comp. Hosea 9:7). It is oftenest used in a bad sense because, unhappily, so many more are found to deserve punishment than reward. The desolation which shall come from far; rather, the crashing ruin (Cheyne). It is sudden, and complete destruction, rather than mere desolateness, that is threatened. Previous prophecies, especially Isaiah 7:17-20, had informed the Jews that it was to "come from far," "by them that were beyond the river." To whom will ye flee? The prophet speaks in bitter irony. Is there any one to whom ye can flee? any one who can protect you from the wrath of God? Ye well know there is no one. Where will ye leave your glory? With whom will ye deposit your riches, your magnificence, your jewels, your grand apparel? You cannot save them. They will all make to themselves wings, and "fly away like a bird" (Hosea 9:11). And what will ye do in the day of visitation,.... Not in a way of grace and mercy, but of wrath and anger, as the following clause explains it, when God should come and punish them for their sins; and so the Targum,

"what will ye do in the day that your sins shall be visited upon you?''

it designs the Babylonish captivity, as the next words show; the same phrase is used of the destruction of the Jews by the Romans, Luke 19:44,

and in the desolation which shall come from far? from Assyria, which was distant from the land of Judea: the word (h) for "desolation" signifies a storm, tumult, noise, and confusion; referring to what would be made by the Assyrian army, when it came upon them:

to whom will ye flee for help? Rezin king of Syria, their confederate, being destroyed; and Syria, with whom they were in alliance, now become their enemy, see Isaiah 9:11,

and where will ye leave your glory? either their high titles, and ensigns of honour, as princes, judges, and civil magistrates, which they should be stripped of; or rather their mammon, as Aben Ezra interprets it, their unrighteous mammon, which they got by perverting the judgment of the poor and needy, the widow and the fatherless, of which they gloried; and which now would be taken away from them, when they should go into captivity.

(h) "sub procella, quae a longinquo veniet", Cocceius; so the Targum renders it, "in tumult of tribulation". 3. what will ye do—what way of escape will there be for you?

visitation—of God's wrath (Isa 26:14; Job 35:15; Ho 9:7).

from far—from Assyria.

leave … glory—rather, "deposit (for safekeeping) your wealth" [Lowth]. So Ps 49:17.10:1-4 These verses are to be joined with the foregoing chapter. Woe to the superior powers that devise and decree unrighteous decrees! And woe to the inferior officers that draw them up, and enter them on record! But what will sinners do? Whither will they flee?
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