Isaiah 10:7
New International Version
But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind; his purpose is to destroy, to put an end to many nations.

New Living Translation
But the king of Assyria will not understand that he is my tool; his mind does not work that way. His plan is simply to destroy, to cut down nation after nation.

English Standard Version
But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few;

Berean Study Bible
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. His purpose is to destroy and cut off many nations.

New American Standard Bible
Yet it does not so intend, Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy And to cut off many nations.

King James Bible
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

Christian Standard Bible
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. It is his intent to destroy and to cut off many nations.

Contemporary English Version
He has even bigger plans in mind, because he wants to destroy many nations.

Good News Translation
But the Assyrian emperor has his own violent plans in mind. He is determined to destroy many nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. It is his intent to destroy and to cut off many nations.

International Standard Version
But this is not what he intends, and this is not what he thinks in his mind; but it is in his mind to destroy, and to cut down many nations.

NET Bible
But he does not agree with this, his mind does not reason this way, for his goal is to destroy, and to eliminate many nations.

New Heart English Bible
However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But that's not what they intend to do. Their minds don't work that way. Their purpose is to destroy and put an end to many nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit he meaneth not so, Neither doth his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And to cut off nations not a few.

New American Standard 1977
Yet it does not so intend Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy, And to cut off many nations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Howbeit he shall not think like this; not even in his heart shall he imagine this way of doing things, but his thought shall be to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations, not a few.

American King James Version
However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

American Standard Version
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he meant not thus, neither did he devise thus in his soul: but his mind shall change, and that to destroy nations not a few.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Darby Bible Translation
But he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; for it is in his heart to extirpate and cut off nations not a few.

English Revised Version
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Webster's Bible Translation
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

World English Bible
However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations.

Young's Literal Translation
And he -- he thinketh not so, And his heart reckoneth not so, For -- to destroy is in his heart, And to cut off nations not a few.
Study Bible
Judgment on Assyria
6I will send him against a godless nation; I will dispatch him against a people destined for My rage, to take spoils and seize plunder, and to trample them down like clay in the streets. 7But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. His purpose is to destroy and cut off many nations. 8“Are not all my commanders kings?” he says.…
Cross References
Acts 2:23
He was handed over by God's set plan and foreknowledge, and you, by the hands of the lawless, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross.

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Genesis 50:20
As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this--to preserve the lives of many people.

Isaiah 10:8
"Are not all my commanders kings?" he says.

Isaiah 23:13
Look at the land of the Chaldeans--a people now of no account. The Assyrians destined it for the desert creatures; they set up their siege towers and stripped its palaces. They brought it to ruin.

Ezekiel 29:20
I have given him the land of Egypt as the reward for his labor, because it was done for Me, declares the Lord GOD.'

Micah 4:11
But now many nations have assembled against you, saying, "Let her be defiled, and let us feast our eyes on Zion."

Micah 4:12
But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD or understand His plan: that He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.

Nahum 1:11
From you, O Nineveh, comes forth a plotter of evil against the LORD, a counselor of wickedness.

Treasury of Scripture

However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

he meaneth

Genesis 50:20
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Micah 4:11,12
Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion…

Acts 2:23
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

in his heart

Isaiah 36:18-20
Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? …

Isaiah 37:11-13
Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered? …







Lexicon
But this
וְהוּא֙ (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

what
כֵ֣ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

he intends;
יְדַמֶּ֔ה (yə·ḏam·meh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

this is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

what
כֵ֣ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

he plans.
יַחְשֹׁ֑ב (yaḥ·šōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

His purpose
וּלְבָב֖וֹ (ū·lə·ḇā·ḇōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

is to destroy
לְהַשְׁמִ֣יד (lə·haš·mîḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

and cut off
וּלְהַכְרִ֥ית (ū·lə·haḵ·rîṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

many
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

nations.
גּוֹיִ֖ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts
(7) Howbeit he meaneth not so.--The thoughts which Isaiah puts into the mouth of the Assyrian are exactly in accord with the supreme egotism of the Sargon inscription, "I conquered," "I besieged," "I burnt," "I killed," "I destroyed"; this is the ever-recurring burden, mingled here and there with the boast that he is the champion of the great deities of Assyria, of Ishtar and of Nebo.

Verse 7. - Howbeit he meaneth not so. "Assyria," i.e., "does not view the matter in this light - is not aware that she is merely God's instrument in working out his will. On the contrary, it is in her heart to destroy the nations for her own advantage, and she imagines that she is doing it by her own strength." 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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