Isaiah 33:7
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New International Version
Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

New Living Translation
But now your brave warriors weep in public. Your ambassadors of peace cry in bitter disappointment.

English Standard Version
Behold, their heroes cry in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, their brave men cry in the streets, The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

King James Bible
Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen! Their warriors cry loudly in the streets; the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

International Standard Version
"Listen! Their brave men cry out in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

NET Bible
Look, ambassadors cry out in the streets; messengers sent to make peace weep bitterly.

New Heart English Bible
Look, their valiant ones cry outside; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Heroes cry in the streets. Messengers of peace cry bitterly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, their valiant ones cry without; The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

New American Standard 1977
Behold, their brave men cry in the streets,
            The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, their ambassadors shall cry without: the messengers of peace shall weep bitterly.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, their valiant ones shall cry outside: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

American King James Version
Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

American Standard Version
Behold, their valiant ones cry without; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold they that see shall cry without, the angels of peace shall weep bitterly.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, their valiant ones cry without; the messengers of peace weep bitterly.

English Revised Version
Behold, their valiant ones cry without: the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the embassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

World English Bible
Behold, their valiant ones cry outside; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, 'Their Ariel,' they have cried without, Messengers of peace do weep bitterly.
Study Bible
The Lord is Exalted
6And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure. 7Behold, their brave men cry in the streets, The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly. 8The highways are desolate, the traveler has ceased, He has broken the covenant, he has despised the cities, He has no regard for man.…
Cross References
2 Kings 18:18
When they called to the king, Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, came out to them.

2 Kings 18:37
Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
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Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

valiant ones. or, messengers. the ambassadors

Isaiah 36:3,22 Then came forth to him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the …

2 Kings 18:18,37 And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim …

2 Kings 19:1-3 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his …

(7) Behold, their valiant ones.--Literally, their lions of God. Heb., Arielam, probably with a reference to the "Ariel" of Isaiah 29:1, the lion-like heroes of the lion-like city. (Comp. 2Samuel 23:20; 1Chronicles 11:22.) The whole passage paints the panic caused by the approach of Sennacherib.

The ambassadors of peace.--The envoys sent by Hezekiah to Sennacherib at Lachish. They "weep bitterly" at the hard conditions imposed on them, which may be either those of 2Kings 18:14, or some yet harder terms, demanding the surrender of the city.

Verses 7-12. - THE PROPHET ENTERS FURTHER INTO PARTICULARS. Having "sketched the main outlines of his revelation," Isaiah proceeds to "fill in and apply the details" (Cheyne). He first describes the despair and low condition of Judah: the men of war wailing aloud; the ambassadors just returned kern Laehish weeping at the ill success of their embassy; all travelling stopped; the land wasted and made a desert; the Assyrians still ravaging and destroying, despite the peace which had been made (2 Kings 18:14-16). Then suddenly he sees Jehovah rousing himself (ver. 10), and the Assyrians con-stoned, as if with a fire (vers. 11, 12). Verse 7. - Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without. "Their lion-hearts "(Cheyne); "heroes" (Delitzsch). Literally, lions of God (comp. Isaiah 29:1). They raise a cry of mourning in the streets, with child-like effusiveness (comp. Herod., 8:99; 9:24). The ambassadors of peace. Hezekiah probably sent several embassies to Sennacherib in the course of the war. One went to Lachish, offering submission, in B.C. 701 (2 Kings 18:14); another to Nineveh, with tribute and presents, in the same or the following year (2 Kings 18:15; comp. 'Eponym Canon,' p. 135). A third probably sought to deprecate Sennacherib's auger, when he made his second invasion (2 Kings 18:17) in B.C. 699 (?). These last would seem to be the "ambassadors" of this verse. Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without,.... Or, "in the street": this, and the two following verses Isaiah 33:8, describe the sad and desolate condition of the people of God, before the above happy times take place; "their valiant ones", such who have been valiant for the truth on earth; or "their angels", as Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech interpret the word; these are the angels and pastors of the churches, the two witnesses that prophesy in sackcloth openly and publicly, and who will be slain, and their bodies lie unburied in the street of the great city, Revelation 11:3,

the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly; most interpreters understand this of the ambassadors which Hezekiah sent to the king of Assyria to obtain peace, but could not succeed, on account of which they are said to weep bitterly; but the character of "ambassadors of peace" well agrees with the ministers of the Gospel, who are "ambassadors" in Christ's stead, and whose work it is to exhort men to "be reconciled to God", and to preach the Gospel of peace to sinful men; these now will "weep bitterly", when they are removed into corners, and are silenced, and not suffered to deliver their messages of peace, to the comfort of the Lord's people, and the glory of his name; which will be the case at the time of the slaying of the witnesses. 7-9. From the vision of future glory Isaiah returns to the disastrous present; the grief of "the valiant ones" (parallel to, and identical with, "the ambassadors of peace"), men of rank, sent with presents to sue for peace, but standing "without" the enemy's camp, their suit being rejected (2Ki 18:14, 18, 37). The highways deserted through fear, the cities insulted, the lands devastated.

cry—(Isa 15:4).33:1-14 Here we have the proud and false destroyer justly reckoned with for all his fraud and violence. The righteous God often pays sinners in their own coin. Those who by faith humbly wait for God, shall find him gracious to them; as the day, so let the strength be. If God leaves us to ourselves any morning, we are undone; we must every morning commit ourselves to him, and go forth in his strength to do the work of the day. When God arises, his enemies are scattered. True wisdom and knowledge lead to strength of salvation, which renders us stedfast in the ways of God; and true piety is the only treasure which can never be plundered or spent. The distress Jerusalem was brought into, is described. God's time to appear for his people, is, when all other helpers fail. Let all who hear what God has done, acknowledge that he can do every thing. Sinners in Zion will have much to answer for, above other sinners. And those that rebel against the commands of the word, cannot take its comforts in time of need. His wrath will burn those everlastingly who make themselves fuel for it. It is a fire that shall never be quenched, nor ever go out of itself; it is the wrath of an ever-living God preying on the conscience of a never-dying soul.
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