|New International Version (© 2011)|
Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.
King James Bible
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
American Standard Version
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
Young's Literal Translation
My people -- its exactors are sucklings, And women have ruled over it. My people -- thy eulogists are causing to err, And the way of thy paths swallowed up.
Isaiah 3:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Err "Pervert" - בלעו billeu, "swallow." Among many unsatisfactory methods of accounting for the unusual meaning of this word in this place, I choose Jarchi's explication, as making the best sense. "Read בללו billalu, 'confound.' Syriac." - Dr. Judd. "Read בהלו beholu, 'disturb or trouble.'" - Secker. So Septuagint. This verse might be read, "The collectors of grapes shall be their oppressors; and usurers (noshim, instead of nashim, women) shall rule over them."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
2 Kings 11:1 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
Nahum 3:13 Behold, your people in the middle of you are women: the gates of your land shall be set wide open to your enemies...
lead thee. or, which call thee blessed
Isaiah 9:15 The ancient and honorable, he is the head; and the prophet that teaches lies, he is the tail.
Numbers 6:23-27 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them...
Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so...
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
destroy. Heb. swallow p
Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...
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Job 30:13 They break up my road; they succeed in destroying me. 'No one can help him,' they say.
Proverbs 28:16 A tyrannical ruler practices extortion, but one who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long reign.
Ecclesiastes 10:16 Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning.
Isaiah 3:4 "I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them."
Isaiah 9:16 Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray.
Isaiah 19:14 The LORD has poured into them a spirit of dizziness; they make Egypt stagger in all that she does, as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
Isaiah 28:14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers who rule this people in Jerusalem.