Isaiah 22:8
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New International Version
The Lord stripped away the defenses of Judah, and you looked in that day to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest.

New Living Translation
Judah's defenses have been stripped away. You run to the armory for your weapons.

English Standard Version
He has taken away the covering of Judah. In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest,

New American Standard Bible
And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,

King James Bible
And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He removed the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.

International Standard Version
He has uncovered the defenses of Judah." At that time, you looked at the arsenal of the Palace of the Forest,

NET Bible
They removed the defenses of Judah. At that time you looked for the weapons in the House of the Forest.

New Heart English Bible
He took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day the LORD will remove the defenses of Judah. You will look for weapons in the House of the Forest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the covering of Judah was laid bare, that thou didst look in that day to the armour in the house of the forest.

New American Standard 1977
And He removed the defense of Judah.
            In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the house of weapons of the forest.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took away the covering of Judah, and you did look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

American King James Version
And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

American Standard Version
And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the covering of Juda shall be discovered, and thou shalt see in that day the armoury of the house of the forest.

Darby Bible Translation
And he uncovereth the covering of Judah: and thou didst look in that day to the armour in the house of the forest;

English Revised Version
And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armour in the house of the forest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he uncovered the coverings of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

World English Bible
He took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

Young's Literal Translation
And one removeth the covering of Judah, And thou lookest in that day Unto the armour of the house of the forest,
Study Bible
The Valley of Vision
7Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate. 8And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest, 9And you saw that the breaches In the wall of the city of David were many; And you collected the waters of the lower pool.…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:2
He built the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length was 100 cubits and its width 50 cubits and its height 30 cubits, on four rows of cedar pillars with cedar beams on the pillars.

1 Kings 10:17
He made 300 shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

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

And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

he discovered

Isaiah 36:1-3 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah…

the armour

1 Kings 7:2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof …

1 Kings 10:17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of …

1 Kings 14:27,28 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brazen shields, and committed …

Songs 4:4 Your neck is like the tower of David built for an armory, where on …

(8) And he discovered the covering of Judah--i.e., Jehovah removed the veil which till then had hidden the approaching danger from the eyes of the inhabitants, and laid bare their weakness to those of the invaders. The verbs which in the English version are in the past tense are really in a kind of prophetic present, painting the future as if actually passing before the prophet's gaze.

The armour of the house of the forest.--More fully (as in 1Kings 7:2; 1Kings 10:17), "the house of the forest of Lebanon," which appears to have been used as an arsenal, and to which the people now turn as their chief resource.

Verse 8. - The covering of Judah was that which hid their weakness either from themselves or from the enemy - probably the former. God drew this aside, and they suddenly saw their danger, and began to think how they could best defend themselves. Arms were the first things needed. The armor of the house of the forest. "The house of the forest" was probably that portion of the palace of Solomon which he had called "the house of the forest of Lebanon" (1 Kings 7:2-5). This was, it would seem, used as an armor (1 Kings 10:17; 1 Kings 14:27; Isaiah 39:2). And he discovered the covering of Judah,.... Either God himself, who uncloaked them of their hypocrisy, as Dr. Lightfoot; or took away his power and presence from them, and his protection of them, and discovered their weakness; or rather the enemy Sennacherib: and then by the covering is meant, not Jerusalem, nor the temple, as Jarchi and Kimchi, for neither of them came into his hands; but the fenced cities of Judah, which were the strength and protection of the country; these he took and dismantled, 2 Kings 18:13 and when this was done, it was high time for the Jews at Jerusalem to look about them, and provide for their defence and safety:

and thou, didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest; to see what store of armour they had, in what condition it was, and to take from hence, and furnish themselves and soldiers with it, to annoy the enemy, and defend themselves. This house of the forest is the same with the house of the forest of Lebanon; so called, not because built in it, for it was in Jerusalem, but because it was built of the wood of Lebanon; or because it was surrounded with trees, and had walks and groves belonging to it, resembling that forest. This was an armoury; here Solomon put his two hundred targets, and three hundred shields of beaten gold, 1 Kings 7:2 see also Sol 4:4. 8. he discovered the covering—rather, "the veil of Judah shall be taken off" [Horsley]: figuratively for, exposing to shame as a captive (Isa 47:3; Na 3:5). Sennacherib dismantled all "the defensed cities of Judah" (Isa 36:1).

thou didst look—rather, "thou shalt look."

house of … forest—The house of armory built of cedar from the forest of Lebanon by Solomon, on a slope of Zion called Ophel (1Ki 7:2; 10:17; Ne 3:19). Isaiah says (Isa 22:8-13) his countrymen will look to their own strength to defend themselves, while others of them will drown their sorrows as to their country in feasting, but none will look to Jehovah.22:8-14 The weakness of Judah now appeared more than ever. Now also they discovered their carnal confidence and their carnal security. They looked to the fortifications. They made sure of water for the city. But they were regardless of God in all these preparations. They did not care for his glory in what they did. They did not depend upon him for a blessing on their endeavours. For every creature is to us what God makes it to be; and we must bless him for it, and use it for him. There was great contempt of God's wrath and justice, in contending with them. God's design was to humble them, and bring them to repentance. They walked contrary to this. Actual disbelief of another life after this, is at the bottom of the carnal security and brutish sensuality, which are the sin, the shame, and ruin of so great a part of mankind. God was displeased at this. It is a sin against the remedy, and it is not likely they should ever repent of it. Whether this unbelief works by presumption or despair, it produces the same contempt of God, and is a token that a man will perish wilfully.
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