|New International Version (© 2011)|
But your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant,
King James Bible
Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
American Standard Version
But the multitude of thy foes shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be in an instant suddenly.
Young's Literal Translation
And as small dust hath been The multitude of those scattering thee, And as chaff passing on the multitude of the terrible, And it hath been at an instant -- suddenly.
Isaiah 29:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The multitude of thy strangers "The multitude of the proud" - For זריך zarayich, thy strangers, read זדים zedim, the proud, according to the Septuagint; parallel to and synonymous with עריצים aritsim, the terrible, in the next line: the ר resh was at first ד daleth in a MS. See note on Isaiah 25:2.
The fifth, sixth, and seventh verses contain an admirable description of the destruction of Sennacherib's army, with a beautiful variety of the most expressive and sublime images: perhaps more adapted to show the greatness, the suddenness, and horror of the event, than the means and manner by which it was effected. Compare Isaiah 30:30-33.
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Isaiah 10:16-19 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness...
Isaiah 25:5 You shall bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud...
Isaiah 31:3,8 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand...
Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand...
Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off...
Job 21:18 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carries away.
Psalm 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall...
Psalm 46:5,6 God is in the middle of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early...
Psalm 76:5,6 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands...
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...
Isaiah 29:5 Parallel CommentariesArmy Attackers Blown Blows Chaff Cruel Dry Dust Enemies Fine Foes Hordes Instant Moreover Multitude Ones Passeth Passing Ruthless Scattering Small Stems Strangers Suddenly Terrible WindArmy Attackers Blown Blows Chaff Cruel Dry Dust Enemies Fine Foes Hordes Instant Moreover Multitude Ones Passeth Passing Ruthless Scattering Small Stems Strangers Suddenly Terrible WindTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Psalm 35:5 May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
Isaiah 13:11 I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
Isaiah 17:13 Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale.
Isaiah 17:14 In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.
Isaiah 25:3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.
Isaiah 25:4 You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall