Isaiah 10:19
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few that a child can write them down.

King James Bible
And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.

American Standard Version
And the remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child may write them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that remain of the trees of his forest shall be so few, that they shall easily be numbered, and a child shall write them down.

English Revised Version
And the remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.

Isaiah 10:19 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Jehovah had punished to such an extent that He could not go any further without destroying Israel - a result which would be opposed to His mercy and truth - His punishing would turn against the instrument of punishment, which would fall under the curse of all ungodly selfishness. "For he hath said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my own wisdom; for I am prudent: and I removed the bounds of the nations, and I plundered their stores, and threw down rulers

(Note: Thronende, lit., those who sat (on thrones).)

like a bull. And my hand extracted the wealth of the nations like a nest: and as men sweep up forsaken eggs, have I swept the whole earth; there was none that moved the wing, and opened the mouth, and chirped." The futures may be taken most safely as regulated by the preterites, and used, like German imperfects, to express that which occurs not once merely, but several times. The second of these preterites, שׁושׂיתי, is the only example of a poel of verbs ל ה; possibly a mixed form from שׁסס (poel of שסס) and שהסה (piel of שסה). The object to this, viz., ‛athidoth (chethib) or ‛athudoth (keri), is sometimes used in the sense of τὰ μέλλοντα ; sometimes, as in this instance, in the sense of τὰ ὑπάρχοντα . According to the keri, the passage is to be rendered, "And I, a mighty one, threw down kings" (those sitting on thrones), cabbir being taken in the same sense as in Job 34:17, Job 34:24; Job 36:5. But the chethib câ'abbı̄r is to be preferred as more significant, and not to be rendered "as a hero" (to which the Caph similitudinis is so little suitable, that it would be necessary to take it, as in Isaiah 13:6, as Caph veritatis), but "as a bull," 'abbı̄r as in Psalm 68:31; Psalm 22:13; Psalm 50:13. A bull, as the excavations show, was an emblem of royalty among the Assyrians. In Isaiah 10:14, the more stringent Vav conv. is introduced before the third pers. fem. The Kingdoms of the nations are compared here to birds' nests, which the Assyrian took for himself ('âsaph, as in Habakkuk 2:5); and their possessions to single eggs. The mother bird was away, so that there was not even a sign of resistance; and in the nest itself not one of the young birds moved a wing to defend itself, or opened its beak to scare the intruder away. Seb. Schmid has interpreted to correctly, "nulla alam movet ad defendendum aut os aperit ad terrendum." Thus proudly did Asshur look back upon its course of victory, and thus contemptuously did it look down upon the conquered kingdoms.

Isaiah 10:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

few. Heb. number

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...

Cross References
Isaiah 21:17
And the remainder of the archers of the mighty men of the sons of Kedar will be few, for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken."

Isaiah 32:19
And it will hail when the forest falls down, and the city will be utterly laid low.

Jeremiah 44:28
And those who escape the sword shall return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, few in number; and all the remnant of Judah, who came to the land of Egypt to live, shall know whose word will stand, mine or theirs.

Jump to Previous
Child Few Forest Forests Remainder Remaining Remnant Rest Small Trees Wood Write Writing Youth
Jump to Next
Child Few Forest Forests Remainder Remaining Remnant Rest Small Trees Wood Write Writing Youth
Links
Isaiah 10:19 NIV
Isaiah 10:19 NLT
Isaiah 10:19 ESV
Isaiah 10:19 NASB
Isaiah 10:19 KJV

Isaiah 10:19 Bible Apps
Isaiah 10:19 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 10:19 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 10:19 French Bible
Isaiah 10:19 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Isaiah 10:18
Top of Page
Top of Page