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.

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

New King James Version
For he says, ‘Are not my princes altogether kings?

New American Standard Bible
For it says, “Are not my officers all kings?

NASB 1995
For it says, “Are not my princes all kings?

NASB 1977
For it says, “Are not my princes all kings?

Amplified Bible
For Assyria says, “Are not my princes all kings?

Christian Standard Bible
For he says, “Aren’t all my commanders kings?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he says,” Aren’t all my commanders kings?

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he said: “Behold, the Princes are Kings together

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall say:

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For he says, Are my princes not altogether kings?

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?

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment on Assyria
7But this is not his intention; this is not his plan. For it is in his heart 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 his intention; this is not his plan. For it is in his heart 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 Nebuchadnezzar king 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.









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

he says.
יֹאמַ֑ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say


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