Isaiah 13:15
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English Standard Version
Whoever is found will be thrust through, and whoever is caught will fall by the sword.

King James Bible
Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

American Standard Version
Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is taken shall fall by the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every one that shall be found, shall be slain: and every one that shall come to their aid, shall fall by the sword.

English Revised Version
Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is taken shall fall by the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined to them shall fall by the sword.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The day of Jehovah's wrath is coming - a starless night - a nightlike, sunless day. "Behold, the day of Jehovah cometh, a cruel one, and wrath and fierce anger, to turn the earth into a wilderness: and its sinners He destroys out of it. For the stars of heaven, and its Orions, will not let their light shine: the sun darkens itself at its rising, and the moon does not let its light shine." The day of Jehovah cometh as one cruelly severe ('aczâri, an adj. rel. from 'aczâr, chosh, kosh, to be dry, hard, unfelling), as purely an overflowing of inward excitement, and as burning anger; lâsūm is carried on by the finite verb, according to a well-known alteration of style ( equals ūlehashmı̄d). It is not indeed the general judgment which the prophet is depicting here, but a certain historical catastrophe falling upon the nations, which draws the whole world into sympathetic suffering. 'Eretz, therefore (inasmuch as the notions of land generally, and some particular land or portion of the earth, are blended together - a very elastic term, with vanishing boundaries), is not merely the land of Babylon here, as Knobel supposes, but the earth. Verse 10 shows in what way the day of Jehovah is a day of wrath. Even nature clothes itself in the colour of wrath, which is the very opposite to light. The heavenly lights above the earth go out; the moon does not shine; and the sun, which is about to rise, alters its mind. "The Orions" are Orion itself and other constellations like it, just as the morning stars in Job 38:7 are Hesperus and other similar stars. It is more probable that the term cesiil is used for Orion in the sense of "the fool" ( equals foolhardy),

(Note: When R. Samuel of Nehardea, the astronomer, says in his b. Berachoth 58b, "If it were not for the heat of the cesil, the world would perish from the cold of the Scorpion, and vice versa," - he means by the cesil Orion; and the true meaning of the passage is, that the constellations of Orion and the Scorpion, one of which appears in the hot season, and the other in the cold, preserve the temperature in equilibrium.)

according to the older translators (lxx ὁ ̓Ωρίων, Targum nephilehon from nephila', Syr. gaboro, Arab. gebbâr, the giant), than that it refers to Suhêl, i.e., Canopus (see the notes on Job 9:9; Job 38:31), although the Arabic suhêl does occur as a generic name for stars of surpassing splendour (see at Job 38:7). The comprehensive term employed is similar to the figure of speech met with in Arabic (called taglı̄b, i.e., the preponderance of the pars potior), in such expressions as "the two late evenings" for the evening and late evening, "the two Omars" for Omar and Abubekr, though the resemblance is still greater to the Latin Scipiones, i.e., men of Scipio's greatness. Even the Orions, i.e., those stars which are at other times the most conspicuous, withhold their light; for when God is angry, the principle of anger is set in motion even in the natural world, and primarily in the stars that were created "for signs (compare Genesis 1:14 with Jeremiah 10:2).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Isaiah 14:19-22 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword...

Isaiah 47:9-14 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood...

Jeremiah 50:27,35-42 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation...

Jeremiah 51:3 Against him that bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifts himself up in his brigandine...

Cross References
Isaiah 14:19
but you are cast out, away from your grave, like a loathed branch, clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword, who go down to the stones of the pit, like a dead body trampled underfoot.

Isaiah 21:15
For they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, from the bent bow, and from the press of battle.

Jeremiah 50:25
The LORD has opened his armory and brought out the weapons of his wrath, for the Lord GOD of hosts has a work to do in the land of the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 51:3
Let not the archer bend his bow, and let him not stand up in his armor. Spare not her young men; devote to destruction all her army.

Jeremiah 51:4
They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, and wounded in her streets.

Jeremiah 51:22
with you I break in pieces man and woman; with you I break in pieces the old man and the youth; with you I break in pieces the young man and the young woman;

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