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

King James Bible
And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.

American Standard Version
And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the covering of Juda shall be discovered, and thou shalt see in that day the armoury of the house of the forest.

English Revised Version
And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armour in the house of the forest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he uncovered the coverings of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

Isaiah 22:8 Parallel
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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.

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he discovered

Isaiah 36:1-3 Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah...

the armour

1 Kings 7:2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits...

1 Kings 10:17 And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield...

1 Kings 14:27,28 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brazen shields, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard...

Songs 4:4 Your neck is like the tower of David built for an armory, where on there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.

Cross References
1 Kings 7:2
He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. Its length was a hundred cubits and its breadth fifty cubits and its height thirty cubits, and it was built on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars.

1 Kings 10:17
And he made 300 shields of beaten gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. And the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

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

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