Isaiah 16:1
New International Version
Send lambs as tribute to the ruler of the land, from Sela, across the desert, to the mount of Daughter Zion.

New Living Translation
Send lambs from Sela as tribute to the ruler of the land. Send them through the desert to the mountain of beautiful Zion.

English Standard Version
Send the lamb to the ruler of the land, from Sela, by way of the desert, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

Berean Study Bible
Send the tribute lambs to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the desert to the mount of the Daughter of Zion.

New American Standard Bible
Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land, From Sela by way of the wilderness to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

King James Bible
Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

Christian Standard Bible
Send lambs to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the desert to the mountain of Daughter Zion.

Contemporary English Version
Send lambs as gifts to the ruler of the land. Send them across the desert from Sela to Mount Zion.

Good News Translation
From the city of Sela in the desert the people of Moab send a lamb as a present to the one who rules in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Send lambs to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the desert to the mountain of Daughter Zion.

International Standard Version
"Send a lamb to the ruler of the land, from Selah, by way of the desert, to the mountain of the Daughter of Zion.

NET Bible
Send rams as tribute to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the desert to the hill of Daughter Zion.

New Heart English Bible
Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Send lambs to the ruler of the land. Send lambs from Sela through the desert to my people at Mount Zion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land From the crags that are toward the wilderness, Unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

New American Standard 1977
Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land, From Sela by way of the wilderness to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land, from the rock of the wilderness unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

King James 2000 Bible
Send the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

American King James Version
Send you the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

American Standard Version
Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will send as it were reptiles on the land: is not the mount of the daughter of Sion a desolate rock?

Douay-Rheims Bible
SEND forth, O Lord, the lamb, the ruler of the earth, from Petra of the desert, to the mount of the daughter of Sion.

Darby Bible Translation
Send the lamb of the ruler of the land from the rock to the wilderness, -- unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

English Revised Version
Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from Sela which is toward the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

Webster's Bible Translation
Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

World English Bible
Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.

Young's Literal Translation
Send ye a lamb to the ruler of the land, From Selah in the wilderness, Unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Study Bible
A Prophecy of Moab's Devastation
1Send the tribute lambs to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the desert to the mount of the Daughter of Zion. 2Like fluttering birds pushed out of the nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon:…
Cross References
2 Kings 3:4
Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he would render to the king of Israel a hundred thousand lambs and the wool of a hundred thousand rams.

2 Kings 14:7
Amaziah struck down ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. He took Sela in battle and called it Joktheel, its name to this very day.

Ezra 7:17
With this money, therefore, you are to buy as many bulls, rams, and lambs as needed, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar at the house of your God in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 10:32
Yet today they will halt at Nob, shaking a fist at the mount of the Daughter of Zion, at the hill of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 42:11
Let the desert and its cities raise their voices; let the villages of Kedar cry aloud. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them cry out from the mountaintops.

Ezekiel 45:16
All the people of the land must participate in this contribution for the prince in Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

Send you the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

the lamb

2 Samuel 8:2
And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

2 Kings 3:4
And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool.

Ezra 7:17
That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem.

from

2 Kings 14:7
He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

Sela.

Isaiah 10:32
As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

Micah 4:8
And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.







Lexicon
Send
שִׁלְחוּ־ (šil·ḥū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

the [tribute] lambs
כַ֥ר (ḵar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3733: A ram, a, battering-ram, a meadow, a pad, camel's saddle

to the ruler
מֹשֵֽׁל־ (mō·šêl-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

of the land,
אֶ֖רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

from Sela
מִסֶּ֣לַע (mis·se·la‘)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5554: Sela -- a city in Edom

in the desert
מִדְבָּ֑רָה (miḏ·bā·rāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the mount
הַ֖ר (har)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of the Daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of Zion.
צִיּֽוֹן׃ (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem
XVI.

(1) Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land.--In the days of Ahab, Mesha, the then king of Moab, had paid a tribute of sheep and lambs to the king of Israel (2Kings 3:4). On his revolt (as recorded in the Moabite Inscription) that tribute had ceased. The prophet now calls on the Moabites to renew it, not to the northern kingdom, which was on the point of extinction, but to the king of Judah as the true "ruler of the land." The name Sela ("a rock") may refer either to the city so-called (better known by its Greek name of Petra), 2Kings 14:7, or to the rock-district of Edom and the confines of Moab generally. In either case the special direction implies that the presence of the invaders described in Isaiah 15 would make it impossible to send the tribute across the fords of the Jordan, and that it must accordingly be sent by the southern route, which passed through Sela and the desert country to the south of the Dead Sea (Cheyne). Possibly the words are a summons to Edom, which had attacked Judah in the reign of Ahaz (2Chronicles 28:17), to join in a like submission.

Verses 1-14. - THE BURDEN OF MOAB (CONTINUED). This portion of the "burden" is divided into three sections. In section 1 (from ver. 1 to the end of ver. 5) an offer of mercy is made to Moab on certain conditions, viz. that she return to her allegiance to the house of David, and show kindness to fugitive Israelites. In section 2 (vers. 6-12) she is supposed to have rejected this offer, and is threatened (as in Isaiah 15.) with severe punishment. In section 3 (which consists of vers. 13 and 14) the time is fixed for the main visitation to fall upon her. Verse 1. - Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land; rather, the lamb of the ruler of the land - the lamb (or lambs, kar being used collectively) due to the ruler as a mark of subjection. In the time of Ahab Mesha had paid a tribute to Israel of a hundred thousand lambs and a hundred thousand rams annually (2 Kings 3:4). The prophet recommends that this, or some similar, tribute should now be paid to the King of Judah instead. Israel having been absorbed into Assyria. From Sela. Either Moab is regarded as having taken refuge in Edom, and is therefore bidden to send her tribute from the Edomite capital, Sela (equivalent to "Petra"), or "Sela," here is not a proper name, but a collective used to designate the rocky parts of Moab, to which she had betaken herself (as in Jeremiah 48:28). The latter supposition is, on the whole, the more probable. To the wilderness; literally, wildernesswards; i.e. by the way of the wilderness. The enemy being regarded as in possession of the northern end of the Dead Sea, Moab is recommended to send her tribute round the southern end, and so by way of "the wilderness of Judah," to Jerusalem. 16:1-5 God tells sinners what they may do to prevent ruin; so he does to Moab. Let them send the tribute they formerly engaged to pay to Judah. Take it as good advice. Break off thy sins by righteousness, it may lengthen thy quiet. And this may be applied to the great gospel duty of submission to Christ. Send him the lamb, the best you have, yourselves a living sacrifice. When you come to God, the great Ruler, come in the name of the Lamb, the Lamb of God. Those who will not submit to Christ, shall be as a bird that wanders from her nest, which shall be snatched up by the next bird of prey. Those who will not yield to the fear of God, shall be made to yield to the fear of every thing else. He advises them to be kind to the seed of Israel. Those that expect to find favour when in trouble themselves, must show favour to those in trouble. What is here said concerning the throne of Hezekiah, also belongs, in a much higher sense, to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Though by subjection to Him we may not enjoy worldly riches or honours, but may be exposed to poverty and contempt, we shall have peace of conscience and eternal life.
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