And come in on thee hath evil, Thou knowest not its rising, And fall on thee doth mischief, Thou art not able to pacify it, And come on thee suddenly doth desolation, Thou knowest not.
Isaiah 47:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt not know from whence it riseth "Thou shalt not know how to deprecate" - שחרה shachrah; so the Chaldee renders it, which is approved by Jarchi on the place; and Michaelis Epim. in Praelect. xix.; see Psalm 78:34.
Videtur in fine hujus commatis deese verbum, ut hoc membrum prioribus respondeat. "A word appears to be wanting at the end of this clause to connect it properly with the two preceding." - Secker.
In order to set in a proper light this judicious remark, it is necessary to give the reader an exact verbal translation of the whole verse: -
"And evil shall come upon thee, thou shalt not know how to deprecate it;
And mischief shall fall upon thee, thou shalt not be able to expiate it;
And destruction shall come suddenly upon thee, thou shalt not know" -
What? how to escape, to avoid it, to be delivered from it? perhaps צאת ממנה tseth mimmennah, "they could not go out from it, "Jer 11:11. I am persuaded that a phrase is here lost out of the text. But as the ancient versions retain no traces of it, and a wide field lies open to uncertain conjecture, I have not attempted to fill up the chasm, but have in the translation, as others have done before me, palliated and disguised the defect, which I cannot with any assurance pretend to supply. - L.
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thou shalt not know
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...
Exodus 12:29,30 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt...
Nehemiah 4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the middle among them, and slay them...
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch...
from whence it riseth. Heb. the morning thereof.
thou shalt not be
Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
Jeremiah 51:39-42 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake...
Daniel 5:25-30 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN...
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...
Revelation 18:9,10 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall mourn her, and lament for her...
put it off. Heb. expiate
Matthew 18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him.
Luke 12:59 I tell you, you shall not depart there, till you have paid the very last mite.
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