Isaiah 14:16
New International Version
Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

New Living Translation
Everyone there will stare at you and ask, ‘Can this be the one who shook the earth and made the kingdoms of the world tremble?

English Standard Version
Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,

Berean Study Bible
Those who see you will stare; they will ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made the kingdoms tremble,

King James Bible
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

New King James Version
“Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying:Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,

New American Standard Bible
“Those who see you will stare at you, They will closely examine you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,

NASB 1995
"Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,

NASB 1977
“Those who see you will gaze at you, They will ponder over you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,

Amplified Bible
“Those who see you will gaze at you, They will consider you, saying, ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,

Christian Standard Bible
Those who see you will stare at you; they will look closely at you: “Is this the man who caused the earth to tremble, who shook the kingdoms,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who see you will stare at you; they will look closely at you:" Is this the man who caused the earth to tremble, who shook the kingdoms,

American Standard Version
They that see thee shall gaze at thee, they shall consider thee,'saying , Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that see thee shall wonder at thee, and say, This is the man that troubled the earth, that made kings to shake;

Contemporary English Version
Those who see you will stare and wonder, "Is this the man who made the world tremble and shook up kingdoms?

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that shall see thee, shall turn toward thee, and behold thee. Is this the man that troubled the earth, that shook kingdoms,

English Revised Version
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, they shall consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

Good News Translation
The dead will stare and gape at you. They will ask, "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who see you stare at you; they look at you closely and say, "Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook the kingdoms,

International Standard Version
"Those who see you will stare at you. They will wonder about you: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who made kingdoms quake,

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that saw thee do narrowly look upon thee, They gaze earnestly at thee: 'Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, That did shake kingdoms;

Literal Standard Version
Your beholders look to you, they attend to you, "" Is this the man causing the earth to tremble, "" Shaking kingdoms?

NET Bible
Those who see you stare at you, they look at you carefully, thinking: "Is this the man who shook the earth, the one who made kingdoms tremble?

New Heart English Bible
who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who did not release his prisoners to their home?"

World English Bible
Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms;

Young's Literal Translation
Thy beholders look to thee, to thee they attend, Is this the man causing the earth to tremble, Shaking kingdoms?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Downfall of the King of Babylon
15But you will be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. 16Those who see you will stare; they will ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made the kingdoms tremble, 17who turned the world into a desert and destroyed its cities, who refused to let the captives return to their homes?”…

Cross References
Isaiah 14:15
But you will be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.

Isaiah 14:17
who turned the world into a desert and destroyed its cities, who refused to let the captives return to their homes?"

Nahum 3:6
I will pelt you with filth and treat you with contempt; I will make a spectacle of you.

Habakkuk 1:10
They scoff at kings and make rulers an object of scorn. They laugh at every fortress and build up siege ramps to seize it.


Treasury of Scripture

They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

shall narrowly

Psalm 58:10,11
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked…

Psalm 64:9
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

is this

Isaiah 14:4,5
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! …

Psalm 52:7
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!









(16) They that see thee . . .--The context shows that the picture before the prophet's eye is no longer the shadow-world of Hades, but the field of battle, Men look at the corpse of the mighty conqueror as it lies dishonoured, bloody, and unburied.

Verse 16. - They that see thee. Dr. Kay well observes that "here the scene of the parable is changed back to earth. The corpse of the mighty conqueror is lying unburied." Shall narrowly look upon thee. Like the inhabitants of hell (ver. 10), those of earth also shall scarcely believe their eyes. They shall look close to see if it is indeed the great king that is slain.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Those who see you
רֹאֶ֙יךָ֙ (rō·’e·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

will stare;
יַשְׁגִּ֔יחוּ (yaš·gî·ḥū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7688: To peep, glance sharply at

they will ponder
יִתְבּוֹנָ֑נוּ (yiṯ·bō·w·nā·nū)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

your fate:
אֵלֶ֖יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“Is this
הֲזֶ֤ה (hă·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

the man
הָאִישׁ֙ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who shook
מַרְגִּ֣יז (mar·gîz)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7264: To be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited, perturbed

the earth
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

[and] made the kingdoms
מַמְלָכֽוֹת׃ (mam·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign

tremble,
מַרְעִ֖ישׁ (mar·‘îš)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7493: To undulate, through fear, to spring


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