Isaiah 22:7
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English Standard Version
Your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen took their stand at the gates.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thy choice valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horseman shall place themselves in the gate.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prophet exposes the nature and worthlessness of their confidence in Isaiah 22:1-3 : "What aileth thee, then, that thou art wholly ascended upon the house-tops? O full of tumult, thou noisy city, shouting castle, thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor slaughtered in battle. All thy rulers departing together are fettered without bow; all thy captured ones are fettered together, fleeing far away." From the flat house-tops they all look out together at the approaching army of the foe, longing for battle, and sure of victory (cullâk is for cullēk, Isaiah 14:29, Isaiah 14:31). They have no suspicion of what is threatening them; therefore are they so sure, so contented, and so defiant. מלאה תּשׂאות is inverted, and stands for תּשׁאות מלאת, like מנדּח אפלה in Isaiah 8:22. עלּיזה is used to denote self-confident rejoicing, as in Zephaniah 2:15. How terribly they deceive themselves! Not even the honour of falling upon the battle-field is allowed them. Their rulers (kâtzin, a judge, and then any person of rank) depart one and all out of the city, and are fettered outside "without bow" (mikkesheth), i.e., without there being any necessity for the bow to be drawn (min, as in Job 21:9; 2 Samuel 1:22; cf., Ewald, 217, b). All, without exception, of those who are attacked in Jerusalem by the advancing foe (nimzâ'aik, thy captured ones, as in Isaiah 13:15), fall helplessly into captivity, as they are attempting to flee far away (see at Isaiah 17:13; the perf. de conatu answers to the classical praesens de conatu). Hence (what is here affirmed indirectly) the city is besieged, and in consequence of the long siege hunger and pestilence destroy the inhabitants, and every one who attempts to get away falls into the hands of the enemy, without venturing to defend himself, on account of his emaciation and exhaustion from hunger. Whilst the prophet thus pictures to himself the fate of Jerusalem and Judah, through their infatuation, he is seized with inconsolable anguish.

Isaiah 22:7 Parallel Commentaries

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thy choicest valleys. Heb. the choice of thy valleys
full

Isaiah 8:7,8 Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up on them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory...

Isaiah 10:28-32 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his carriages...

Isaiah 37:34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 39:1-3 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem...

at, or, toward

Cross References
Isaiah 22:6
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Isaiah 22:8
He has taken away the covering of Judah. In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest,

Jeremiah 1:15
For behold, I am calling all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north, declares the LORD, and they shall come, and every one shall set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its walls all around and against all the cities of Judah.

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