|New International Version (© 2011)|
The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever, the delight of donkeys, a pasture for flocks,
King James Bible
Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
American Standard Version
For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Young's Literal Translation
Surely the palace hath been left, The multitude of the city forsaken, Fort and watch-tower hath been for dens unto the age, A joy of wild asses -- a pasture of herds;
Isaiah 32:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The palaces shall be forsaken - The house of the sanctuary (the temple) shall be destroyed. - Targum.
The forts "Ophel" - It was a part of Mount Zion, rising higher than the rest, at the eastern extremity, near to the temple, a little to the south of it; called by Micah, Micah 4:8, "Ophel of the daughter of Zion. "It was naturally strong by its situation; and had a wall of its own, by which it was separated from the rest of Zion.
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Isaiah 5:9 In my ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
Isaiah 24:1-3,10,12 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof...
Isaiah 25:2 For you have made of a city an heap; of a defended city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed...
2 Kings 25:9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem...
Luke 21:20,24 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near...
forts and towers. or, clifts and watch-towers
Isaiah 13:19-22 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah...
Isaiah 34:11-17 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it...
Revelation 18:2,3 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...
Isaiah 32:14 Parallel CommentariesAbandoned Asses Caves Citadel City Delight Dens Deserted Donkeys Fair Flocks Food Forever Forsaken Fortress Forts Full Hill Houses Joy Mound Multitude Noise Noisy Palace Palaces Pasture Populated Populous Stir Tower Towers Unpeopled Waste Wasteland Watchtower Watch-Tower Wild WoodsAbandoned Asses Caves Citadel City Delight Dens Deserted Donkeys Fair Flocks Food Forever Forsaken Fortress Forts Full Hill Houses Joy Mound Multitude Noise Noisy Palace Palaces Pasture Populated Populous Stir Tower Towers Unpeopled Waste Wasteland Watchtower Watch-Tower Wild WoodsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Psalm 104:11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Isaiah 6:11 Then I said, "For how long, Lord?" And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,
Isaiah 7:23 In that day, in every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, there will be only briers and thorns.
Isaiah 13:21 But desert creatures will lie there, jackals will fill her houses; there the owls will dwell, and there the wild goats will leap about.
Isaiah 13:22 Hyenas will inhabit her strongholds, jackals her luxurious palaces. Her time is at hand, and her days will not be prolonged.
Isaiah 22:2 you town so full of commotion, you city of tumult and revelry? Your slain were not killed by the sword, nor did they die in battle.
Isaiah 24:10 The ruined city lies desolate; the entrance to every house is barred.