Isaiah 21:14
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New International Version
bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema, bring food for the fugitives.

King James Bible
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Darby Bible Translation
Bring ye water to meet the thirsty! The inhabitants of the land of Tema come forth with their bread for him that fleeth.

World English Bible
They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread.

Young's Literal Translation
To meet the thirsty brought water have Inhabitants of the land of Tema, With his bread they came before a fugitive.

Isaiah 21:14 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The land of Tema "The southern country" - Θαιμαν, Sept.; Austri, Vulg. They read תימן teiman, which seems to be right; for probably the inhabitants of Tema might be involved in the same calamity with their brethren and neighbors of Kedar, and not in a condition to give them assistance, and to relieve them, in their flight before the enemy, with bread and water. To bring forth bread and water is an instance of common humanity in such cases of distress; especially in those desert countries in which the common necessaries of life, more particularly water, are not easily to be met with or procured. Moses forbids the Ammonite and Moabite to be admitted into the congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation. One reason which he gives for this reprobation is their omission of the common offices of humanity towards the Israelites; "because they met them not with bread and water in the way, when they came forth out of Egypt," Deuteronomy 23:4.

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Tema

Genesis 25:15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

1 Chronicles 1:30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

Job 6:19 The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

brought. or, bring ye

Isaiah 16:3,4 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night in the middle of the noonday; hide the outcasts...

Judges 8:4-8 And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them...

Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Romans 12:20 Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

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The Morning Breaketh
TEXT: "Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night."--Isaiah 21:11-12. It is very interesting to note that, whether we study the Old Testament or the New, nights are always associated with God's mornings. In other words, he does not leave us in despair without sending to us his messengers of hope and cheer. The Prophet Isaiah in this particular part of his prophecy seems to be almost broken-hearted because of the sin of the people. As one of the Scotch
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Isaiah
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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