English Standard Version
Behold, I am stirring up the Medes against them, who have no regard for silver and do not delight in gold.
King James Bible
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
American Standard Version
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Behold I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not seek silver, nor desire gold:
English Revised Version
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver, and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Isaiah 13:17 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The prophet now hears again the voice of Jehovah revealing to him what His purpose is - namely, a visitation punishing the wicked, humbling the proud, and depopulating the countries. "And I visit the evil upon the world, and upon sinners their guilt, and sink into silence the pomp of the proud; and the boasting of tyrants I throw to the ground. I make men more precious than fine gold, and people than a jewel of Ophir." The verb pâkad is construed, as in Jeremiah 23:2, with the accusative of the thing punished, and with על of the person punished. Instead of 'eretz we have here tēbel, which is always used like a proper name (never with the article), to denote the earth in its entire circumference. We have also ‛ârı̄tzı̄m instead of nedı̄bı̄m: the latter signifies merely princes, and it is only occasionally that it has the subordinate sense of despots; the former signifies men naturally cruel, or tyrants (it occurs very frequently in Isaiah). Everything here breathes the spirit of Isaiah both in thought and form. "The lofty is thrown down:" this is one of the leading themes of Isaiah's proclamation; and the fact that the judgment will only leave a remnant is a fundamental thought of his, which also runs through the oracles concerning the heathen (Isaiah 16:14; Isaiah 21:17; Isaiah 24:6), and is depicted by the prophet in various ways (Isaiah 10:16-19; Isaiah 17:4-6; Isaiah 24:13; Isaiah 30:17). There it is expressed under the figure that men become as scarce as the finest kinds of gold. Word-painting is Isaiah's delight and strength. 'Ophir, which resembles 'okir in sound, was the gold country of India, that lay nearest to the Phoenicians, the coast-land of Abhira on the northern shore of the Runn (Irina), i.e., the salt lake to the east of the mouths of the Indus (see at Genesis 10:29 and Job 22:24; and for the Egypticized Souphir of the lxx, Job 28:16).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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2 Kings 17:6
In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.
He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.
all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media;
"For out of the north a nation has come up against her, which shall make her land a desolation, and none shall dwell in it; both man and beast shall flee away.
Therefore her young men shall fall in her squares, and all her soldiers shall be destroyed on that day, declares the LORD.
They lay hold of bow and spear; they are cruel and have no mercy. The sound of them is like the roaring of the sea; they ride on horses, arrayed as a man for battle against you, O daughter of Babylon!
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