Isaiah 10:10
New International Version
As my hand seized the kingdoms of the idols, kingdoms whose images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria--

New Living Translation
Yes, we have finished off many a kingdom whose gods were greater than those in Jerusalem and Samaria.

English Standard Version
As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

Berean Study Bible
As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose images surpassed those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

New American Standard Bible
"As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

King James Bible
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

Christian Standard Bible
As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose idols exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

Good News Translation
I reached out to punish those kingdoms that worship idols, idols more numerous than those of Jerusalem and Samaria.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose idols exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

International Standard Version
As my hand has reached to the idolatrous kingdoms whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

NET Bible
I overpowered kingdoms ruled by idols, whose carved images were more impressive than Jerusalem's or Samaria's.

New Heart English Bible
As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose engraved images exceeded those of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My power has reached kingdoms which have idols. They had more carved statues than Jerusalem or Samaria.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As my hand hath reached the kingdoms of the idols, Whose graven images did exceed them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

New American Standard 1977
“As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

Jubilee Bible 2000
As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel those of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

King James 2000 Bible
As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria:

American King James Version
As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

American Standard Version
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As I have taken them, I will also take all the kingdoms: howl, ye idols in Jerusalem, and in Samaria.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As my hand hath found the king- dome of the idol, so also their idols of Jerusalem, and of Samaria.

Darby Bible Translation
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, -- and their graven images exceeded those of Jerusalem and Samaria,

English Revised Version
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

Webster's Bible Translation
As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images excelled them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

World English Bible
As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, whose engraved images exceeded those of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

Young's Literal Translation
As my hand hath got to the kingdoms of a worthless thing, and their graven images, Greater than Jerusalem and than Samaria,
Study Bible
Judgment on Assyria
9“Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus? 10As my hand seized the idolatrous kingdoms, whose images surpassed those of Jerusalem and Samaria, 11and as I have done to Samaria and its idols, will I not also do to Jerusalem and her idols?”…
Cross References
2 Kings 18:33
Has the god of any nation ever delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria?

2 Kings 19:17
Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste these nations and their lands.

2 Kings 19:18
They have cast their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone--the work of human hands.

Psalm 21:8
Your hand will apprehend all your enemies; Your right hand will seize those who hate you.

Treasury of Scripture

As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

the kingdoms

Isaiah 10:14
And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

2 Kings 18:33-35
Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? …

2 Kings 19:12,13,17-19
Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar? …







Lexicon
As
כַּאֲשֶׁר֙ (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

my hand
יָדִ֔י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

seized
מָצְאָ֣ה (mā·ṣə·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

the idolatrous
הָאֱלִ֑יל (hā·’ĕ·lîl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 457: Good for, nothing, by anal, vain, vanity, an idol

kingdoms,
לְמַמְלְכֹ֖ת (lə·mam·lə·ḵōṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

whose images [surpassed]
וּפְסִ֣ילֵיהֶ֔ם (ū·p̄ə·sî·lê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6456: An idol, image

those of Jerusalem
מִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (mî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and Samaria,
וּמִשֹּׁמְרֽוֹן׃ (ū·miš·šō·mə·rō·wn)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8111: Samaria -- capital of northern kingdom of Israel
(10) As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols.--The word "idols" seems hardly appropriate as a word of scorn in the mouth of an idolatrous king; but Isaiah probably puts into his lips the words which he himself would have used. It is, however, quite in character with the Assyrian inscriptions that Sargon should ascribe his victories to Asshur as the Supreme God, before whose sovereignty all local deities were compelled to bow. To the Assyrian king the name of Jehovah would represent a deity whose power was to be measured by the greatness of the nation that worshipped Him, and inferior, therefore, to the gods of Carchemish or Hamath. The worship of Baal, Moloch, and other deities, in both Israel and Judah, had of course tended to strengthen this estimate. (Comp. Rabshakeh's language in Isaiah 36:18-19.)

Verse 10. - As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols. "Found" here means "reached," "punished... subjugated." It is quite in accordance with Assyrian ideas that the conquered countries should be called "kingdoms of the idols" (literally, "no gods"). The Assyrian monarchs regarded their own gods as alone really deserving of the name, and made war very much with the object of proving the superiority of their deities over those of their neighbors. Hence their practice of carrying off the idols from the various cities which they conquered, or else of inscribing on them "the praises of Asshur." And whose graven images; rather, and their graven images. Did excel. In preciousness of material or in workmanship, or both. The Assyrians went near to identifying the idols with the gods themselves. Those of Jerusalem and of Samaria. The chief Samaritan idols were the golden calves at Dan and Bethel; but, in addition to these, "images and groves were set up in every high hill and under every green tree" (2 Kings 17:10), images of Baal, and Ashtoreth, and perhaps Beltis, and Chemosh, and Moloch. Even in Judah and in Jerusalem itself there were idols. Ahaz "made molten images for Baalim" (2 Chronicles 28:2). The brazen serpent was worshipped as an idol at Jerusalem until Hezekiah destroyed it; and probably, even after the reformation of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:4), many Jews retained privately the images, which he required them to destroy (2 Chronicles 31:1). Isaiah had already declared, speaking of Judah rather than of Israel, "Their land is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made" (Isaiah 2:8). 10:5-19 See what a change sin made. The king of Assyria, in his pride, thought to act by his own will. The tyrants of the world are tools of Providence. God designs to correct his people for their hypocrisy, and bring them nearer to him; but is that Sennacherib's design? No; he designs to gratify his own covetousness and ambition. The Assyrian boasts what great things he has done to other nations, by his own policy and power. He knows not that it is God who makes him what he is, and puts the staff into his hand. He had done all this with ease; none moved the wing, or cried as birds do when their nests are rifled. Because he conquered Samaria, he thinks Jerusalem would fall of course. It was lamentable that Jerusalem should have set up graven images, and we cannot wonder that she was excelled in them by the heathen. But is it not equally foolish for Christians to emulate the people of the world in vanities, instead of keeping to things which are their special honour? For a tool to boast, or to strive against him that formed it, would not be more out of the way, than for Sennacherib to vaunt himself against Jehovah. When God brings his people into trouble, it is to bring sin to their remembrance, and humble them, and to awaken them to a sense of their duty; this must be the fruit, even the taking away of sin. When these points are gained by the affliction, it shall be removed in mercy. This attempt upon Zion and Jerusalem should come to nothing. God will be as a fire to consume the workers of iniquity, both soul and body. The desolation should be as when a standard-bearer fainteth, and those who follow are put to confusion. Who is able to stand before this great and holy Lord God?
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