Isaiah 10:8
New International Version
Are not my commanders all kings?' he says.

New Living Translation
He will say, 'Each of my princes will soon be a king.

English Standard Version
for he says: “Are not my commanders all kings?

Berean Study Bible
“Are not all my commanders kings?” he says.

New American Standard Bible
For it says, "Are not my princes all kings?

King James Bible
For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Christian Standard Bible
For he says, "Aren't all my commanders kings?

Contemporary English Version
The king of Assyria says: My army commanders are kings!

Good News Translation
He boasts, "Every one of my commanders is a king!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he says," Aren't all my commanders kings?

International Standard Version
"Because this is what he is saying: 'My commanders are all kings, are they not?

NET Bible
Indeed, he says: "Are not my officials all kings?

New Heart English Bible
For he says, "Aren't all of my officials kings?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They ask, 'Aren't all our commanders kings?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For he saith: 'Are not my princes all of them kings?

New American Standard 1977
For it says, “Are not my princes all kings?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he shall say, Are not my princes altogether kings?

King James 2000 Bible
For he says, Are not my princes altogether kings?

American King James Version
For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?

American Standard Version
For he saith, Are not my princes all of them kings?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if they should say to him, Thou alone art ruler;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall say:

Darby Bible Translation
For he saith, Are not my princes all kings?

English Revised Version
For he saith, Are not my princes all of them kings?

Webster's Bible Translation
For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?

World English Bible
For he says, "Aren't all of my princes kings?

Young's Literal Translation
For he saith, 'Are not my princes altogether kings?
Study Bible
Judgment on Assyria
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. 9“Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus?…
Cross References
Isaiah 10:7
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. His purpose is to destroy and cut off many nations.

Isaiah 10:9
"Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus?

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.

Ezekiel 26:7
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, king of kings, with horses and chariots, with cavalry and a great company of troops.

Hosea 8:10
Though they hire allies among the nations, I will now round them up, and they will begin to diminish under the oppression of the king of princes.

Treasury of Scripture

For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Isaiah 36:8
Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

2 Kings 18:24
How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

2 Kings 19:10
Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.







Lexicon
“Are not
הֲלֹ֥א (hă·lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

all
יַחְדָּ֖ו (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3162: A unit, unitedly

my commanders
שָׂרַ֛י (śā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

kings?”
מְלָכִֽים׃ (mə·lā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

he says.
יֹאמַ֑ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say
(8) Are not my princes altogether kings?--So Tiglath-pileser names the twenty-three kings (Ahaz and Pekah among them) who came to do homage and pay tribute at Damascus (Records of the Past, v. 5-26).

Verse 8. - Are not my princes altogether kings? One mark of the superiority of Assyria to other countries was to be seen in the fact that her king had not mere officers, but vassal kings under him. Hence the title "king of kings" assumed by so many Assyrian monarchs. While conquered territories were by degrees and to a certain extent absorbed into the empire and placed under prefects (see the 'Eponym Canon'), an outer zone of more loosely organized dependencies was always maintained by the Assyrians; and these dependencies continued ordinarily to be administered by their native monarchs (see 'Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 2. pp. 524-526). These are the "princes" who were "altogether kings." 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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