Isaiah 22:6
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New International Version
Elam takes up the quiver, with her charioteers and horses; Kir uncovers the shield.

New Living Translation
Elamites are the archers, with their chariots and charioteers. The men of Kir hold up the shields.

English Standard Version
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

New American Standard Bible
Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

King James Bible
And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elam took up a quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

International Standard Version
Elam takes up the quiver with chariots and cavalry, while Kir unsheathes the shield.

NET Bible
The Elamites picked up the quiver, and came with chariots and horsemen; the men of Kir prepared the shield.

New Heart English Bible
Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elam takes its quiver of arrows, manned chariots, and horsemen. Kir uncovers its shields.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elam bore the quiver, with troops of men, even horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

New American Standard 1977
And Elam took up the quiver
            With the chariots, infantry, and horsemen;
            And Kir uncovered the shield.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also Elam bore the quiver in a chariot of men and of horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

King James 2000 Bible
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

American King James Version
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

American Standard Version
And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elam took the quiver, the chariot of the horseman, and the shield was taken down from the wall.

Darby Bible Translation
-- Elam beareth the quiver with chariots of men [and] horsemen; and Kir uncovereth the shield.

English Revised Version
And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

World English Bible
Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elam hath borne a quiver, In a chariot of men -- horsemen, And Kir hath exposed a shield.
Study Bible
The Valley of Vision
5For the Lord GOD of hosts has a day of panic, subjugation and confusion In the valley of vision, A breaking down of walls And a crying to the mountain. 6Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield. 7Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.…
Cross References
2 Kings 16:9
So the king of Assyria listened to him; and the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and captured it, and carried the people of it away into exile to Kir, and put Rezin to death.

Isaiah 21:2
A harsh vision has been shown to me; The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys. Go up, Elam, lay siege, Media; I have made an end of all the groaning she has caused.

Isaiah 22:7
Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.

Jeremiah 49:35
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.

Amos 1:5
"I will also break the gate bar of Damascus, And cut off the inhabitant from the valley of Aven, And him who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden; So the people of Aram will go exiled to Kir," Says the LORD.

Amos 9:7
"Are you not as the sons of Ethiopia to Me, O sons of Israel?" declares the LORD. "Have I not brought up Israel from the land of Egypt, And the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir?
Treasury of Scripture

And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Elam

Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals …

Genesis 10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

Jeremiah 49:35-39 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, …

Kir

Isaiah 15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, …

2 Kings 16:9 And the king of Assyria listened to him: for the king of Assyria …

Amos 1:5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant …

Amos 9:7 Are you not as children of the Ethiopians to me, O children of Israel? …

uncovered. Heb. made naked

(6) Elam . . . Kir . . .--The two nations are named as the chief elements of the Assyrian army then invading Juda. Elam, previously named as the destroyer of Babylon (Isaiah 21:2), was at this time, as the inscriptions of Sargon show, subject to Assyria (Records of the Past, vii. 29). As in later history (Herod. i. 73, iii. 21; Jeremiah 49:35), it was conspicuous chiefly for its archers. "Kir," named in 2Kings 16:11 as the region to which Tiglath-pileser carried off the people of Damascus, has been identified with the region near the river Kyros, the modern Georgia. There are, however, both linguistic and historical grounds against this identification, and we must be content to look on it as an otherwise unknown region of Mesopotamia. To "uncover the shield" was to draw it out of its leather case (comp. "Scutis tegumenta detrahere"; Cs. Bell. Gall. 2:21), and so to be prepared for battle.

Verse 6. - Elam bare the quiver. Elam, the country extending from the Zagros range to the Lower Tigris, and watered by the Choaspes, Eulaeus, Pasitigris, and other rivers, was an independent kingdom from a very early date (Genesis 14:1, 9), and in Isaiah's time was generally hostile to Assyria. Sargon, however, relates that he conquered a portion of the country, planted colonies in it from the more western parts of his empire, and placed both colonists and natives under the governor of Babylon ('Records of the Past,' vol. 9. p. 16). It is thus quite possible that both Sargon and Sennacherib may have had a contingent of Elamites in their armies. With chariots of men and horsemen; rather, with troops of men (who were) horsemen (comp. Isaiah 21:7). Kir uncovered the shield. "Kir" is mentioned in 2 Kings as the place to which Tiglath-Pileser transported the inhabitants of Damascus (2 Kings 16:9), and by Amos (Amos 9:7) as the original country from which the Syrians were derived. It has been recently identified with Kirkhi, near Diarbekr, or with Kirruri, in the Urumiyah country (Cheyne); but neither identification is marc than possible. (On uncovering shields as a preliminary to engaging in battle, see Caesar, 'Do Bell. Gall.,' 2:21.) And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen,.... Or the Elamites, as the Targum and Septuagint, that is, the Persians, who were at this time subject to the Assyrians, and served in Sennacherib's army, which consisted of many nations; see Isaiah 29:7 these bore the quiver, a case for arrows, being expert in the use of the bow, which was the chief of their might, Jeremiah 49:35 and so Strabo (o) reports, that the Elamites had many archers among them; and along with them went

chariots of men, full of men, of military men; these were chariots for war, and brought men to fight against Jerusalem;

and horsemen also, these were the cavalry, as those that carried bows and arrows seem to be the foot soldiers. The Targum is,

"and the Elamites bore arms in the chariot of a man, and with it a couple of horsemen;''

as in the vision or prophecy concerning Babylon, Isaiah 21:7,

and Kir uncovered the shield; this was a city in Media, and signifies the Medes, who were in subjection to the Assyrians, and fought under them; see 2 Kings 16:9 though Ben Melech says it was a city belonging to the king of Assyria; these prepared for battle, uncased their shields, which before were covered to keep them clean, and preserve them from rust and dirt; or they polished them, made them bright, as the word in the Ethiopic language signifies, as De Dieu has observed; see Isaiah 21:5 these might be most expert in the use of the shield and sword, as the others were at the bow and arrow. Some render "Kir" a "wall": so the Targum,

"and to the wall the shields stuck;''

and the Vulgate Latin version, "the shield made bare the wall": but it is best to understand it as the proper name of a place.

(o) Geograph. l. 16. p. 512. 6. Elam—the country stretching east from the Lower Tigris, answering to what was afterwards called Persia (see on [725]Isa 21:2). Later, Elam was a province of Persia (Ezr 4:9). In Sennacherib's time, Elam was subject to Assyria (2Ki 18:11), and so furnished a contingent to its invading armies. Famed for the bow (Isa 13:18; Jer 49:35), in which the Ethiopians alone excelled them.

with chariots of men and horsemen—that is, they used the bow both in chariots and on horseback. "Chariots of men," that is, chariots in which men are borne, war chariots (compare see on [726]Isa 21:7; [727]Isa 21:9).

Kir—another people subject to Assyria (2Ki 16:9); the region about the river Kur, between the Caspian and Black Seas.

uncovered—took off for the battle the leather covering of the shield, intended to protect the embossed figures on it from dust or injury during the march. "The quiver" and "the shield" express two classes—light and heavy armed troops.22:1-7 Why is Jerusalem in such terror? Her slain men are not slain with the sword, but with famine; or, slain with fear, disheartened. Their rulers fled, but were overtaken. The servants of God, who foresee and warn sinners of coming miseries, are affected by the prospect. But all the horrors of a city taken by storm, faintly shadow forth the terrors of the day of wrath.
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