Isaiah 13:5
New International Version
They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens-- the LORD and the weapons of his wrath-- to destroy the whole country.

New Living Translation
They come from distant countries, from beyond the farthest horizons. They are the LORD's weapons to carry out his anger. With them he will destroy the whole land.

English Standard Version
They come from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, the LORD and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Berean Study Bible
They are coming from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens—the LORD and the weapons of His wrath—to destroy the whole country.

New American Standard Bible
They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.

King James Bible
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Christian Standard Bible
They are coming from a distant land, from the farthest horizon--the LORD and the weapons of his wrath--to destroy the whole country.

Contemporary English Version
From a distant land the LORD is coming fierce and furious--he brings his weapons to destroy the whole earth.

Good News Translation
They are coming from far-off countries at the ends of the earth. In his anger the LORD is coming to devastate the whole country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are coming from a far land, from the distant horizon-- the LORD and the weapons of His wrath-- to destroy the whole country.

International Standard Version
They're coming from a faraway land, from the distant horizon— the LORD and the weapons of his anger— to destroy the entire land."

NET Bible
They come from a distant land, from the horizon. It is the LORD with his instruments of judgment, coming to destroy the whole earth.

New Heart English Bible
They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His army is coming from a distant land, from the ends of heaven. The LORD is coming with the weapons of his fury to destroy the whole world.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They come from a far country, From the end of heaven, Even the LORD, and the weapons of His indignation, To destroy the whole earth.

New American Standard 1977
They are coming from a far country From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They come from a far land, from the end of the heavens, even the LORD, and the instruments of his indignation, to destroy the whole earth.

King James 2000 Bible
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

American King James Version
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

American Standard Version
They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even Jehovah, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to come from a land afar off, from the utmost foundation of heaven; the Lord and his warriors are coming to destroy all the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To them that come from a country afar off, from the end of heaven: tile Lord and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy the whole land.

Darby Bible Translation
They come from a far country, from the end of the heavens -- Jehovah, and the weapons of his indignation -- to destroy the whole land.

English Revised Version
They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Webster's Bible Translation
They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

World English Bible
They come from a far country, from the uttermost part of heaven, even Yahweh, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

Young's Literal Translation
They are coming in from a land afar off, From the end of the heavens, Jehovah and the instruments of His indignation, To destroy all the land.
Study Bible
An Oracle Concerning Babylon
4Listen, a tumult on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations gathered together! The LORD of Hosts musters an army for war. 5They are coming from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens— the LORD and the weapons of His wrath— to destroy the whole country. 6Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:27
How the mighty have fallen and the weapons of war have perished!"

Isaiah 5:26
He lifts a banner for the distant nations and whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Behold--how speedily and swiftly they come!

Isaiah 7:18
On that day the LORD will whistle to the flies at the farthest streams of the Nile and to the bees in the land of Assyria.

Isaiah 10:5
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger; the staff in their hands is My wrath.

Isaiah 24:1
Behold, the LORD lays waste to the earth and leaves it in ruins. He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants--

Isaiah 26:20
Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves a little while until the wrath has passed.

Isaiah 30:27
Behold, the Name of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger and dense smoke. His lips are full of fury, and His tongue is like a consuming fire.

Isaiah 34:2
The LORD is angry with all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will set them apart for destruction; He will give them over to slaughter.

Isaiah 48:14
Come together, all of you, and listen: Which of the idols has foretold these things? The LORD's chosen ally will carry out His desire against Babylon, and His arm will be against the Chaldeans.

Isaiah 66:14
When you see, you will rejoice, and you will flourish like grass; then the hand of the LORD will be revealed to His servants, but His wrath will be shown to His enemies.

Jeremiah 8:19
Listen to the cry of the daughter of my people from a land far away, "Is the LORD no longer in Zion? Is her King no longer there?" "Why have they provoked Me to anger with their carved images, with their worthless foreign idols?"

Jeremiah 50:25
The LORD has opened His armory and brought out His weapons of wrath, for it is the work of the Lord GOD of Hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

Ezekiel 22:31
So I have poured out My indignation upon them and consumed them with the fire of My fury. I have brought their ways down upon their own heads, declares the Lord GOD."

Treasury of Scripture

They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

from a far

Isaiah 13:17
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

Jeremiah 50:3,9
For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast…

Jeremiah 51:11,27,28
Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple…

and the weapons

Jeremiah 51:20
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;







Lexicon
They are coming
בָּאִ֛ים (bā·’îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from faraway
מֶרְחָ֖ק (mer·ḥāq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4801: Remoteness, a distant place, from afar

lands,
מֵאֶ֥רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

from the ends
מִקְצֵ֣ה (miq·ṣêh)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7097: End, extremity

of the heavens—
הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם (haš·šā·mā·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and the weapons
וּכְלֵ֣י (ū·ḵə·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of His wrath—
זַעְמ֔וֹ (za‘·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2195: Froth at the mouth, fury

to destroy
לְחַבֵּ֖ל (lə·ḥab·bêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2254: To wind tightly, to bind, a pledge, to pervert, destroy, to writhe in pain

the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

country.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(5) They come from a far country . . .--The same phrase is used of Cyrus in Isaiah 46:11, and in Isaiah 39:3 of Babylon itself in relation to Jerusalem. The "end of heaven" represents the thoughts of Isaiah's time, the earth as an extended plain, and the skies rising like a great vault above. The phrase represents (Deuteronomy 4:32; Psalm 19:6), as it were, the ultima Thule of discovery. For the "whole land," the Hebrew noun hovers, as often elsewhere, between the meanings of "earth," or "country." The LXX. favours the former meaning.

Verse 5. - They come from a far country (comp. Isaiah 46:11). Both Media and Persia were "far countries" to the Hebrews, Persia especially. There is no indication that they knew of any countries more remote towards the East. Hence the expression which follows, "from the end of heaven" - the heaven being supposed to end where the earth ended. Isaiah, like the other sacred writers, conforms his language on cosmical subjects to the opinions of his day. Even the Lord. With a most effective anthropomorphism, Jehovah is made to march with the army that he has mustered (ver. 4) against the land that has provoked his wrath - i.e. Babylonia. The weapons (comp. Isaiah 10:15; Jeremiah 1:25; 51:20). To destroy the whole land. Many critics would render ha-arets by "the earth" here. It may be granted that the language of the prophecy goes beyond the occasion in places (especially vers. 11 and 13), and passes from Babylon to that wicked world of which Babylon is a type; but, where the context permits, it seems better to restrict than to expand the meaning of the words employed. 13:1-5 The threatenings of God's word press heavily upon the wicked, and are a sore burden, too heavy for them to bear. The persons brought together to lay Babylon waste, are called God's sanctified or appointed ones; designed for this service, and made able to do it. They are called God's mighty ones, because they had their might from God, and were now to use it for him. They come from afar. God can make those a scourge and ruin to his enemies, who are farthest off, and therefore least dreaded.
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