Isaiah 17:4
New International Version
"In that day the glory of Jacob will fade; the fat of his body will waste away.

New Living Translation
"In that day Israel's glory will grow dim; its robust body will waste away.

English Standard Version
And in that day the glory of Jacob will be brought low, and the fat of his flesh will grow lean.

Berean Study Bible
“In that day the splendor of Jacob will fade, and the fat of his body will waste away,

New American Standard Bible
Now in that day the glory of Jacob will fade, And the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

King James Bible
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

Christian Standard Bible
On that day the splendor of Jacob will fade, and his healthy body will become emaciated.

Contemporary English Version
When that time comes, the glorious nation of Israel will be brought down; its prosperous people will be skin and bones.

Good News Translation
The LORD said, "A day is coming when Israel's greatness will come to an end, and its wealth will be replaced by poverty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day the splendor of Jacob will fade, and his healthy body will become emaciated.

International Standard Version
"At that time, Jacob's glory will have become weakened, and his strong flesh will turn gaunt;

NET Bible
"At that time Jacob's splendor will be greatly diminished, and he will become skin and bones.

New Heart English Bible
"It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When that day comes, the honor of Jacob's people will fade away, and they will become skin and bones.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall come to pass in that day, That the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, And the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

New American Standard 1977
Now it will come about in that day that the glory of Jacob will fade, And the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in that day it shall come to pass that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

King James 2000 Bible
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall fade, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean.

American King James Version
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There shall be in that day a failure of the glory of Jacob, and the riches of his glory shall be shaken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean.

Darby Bible Translation
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean.

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be diminished, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean.

World English Bible
"It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, in that day, Wax poor doth the honour of Jacob, And the fatness of his flesh doth wax lean.
Study Bible
An Oracle Concerning Damascus
3The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and the sovereignty from Damascus. The remnant of Aram will be like the splendor of the Israelites,” declares the LORD of Hosts. 4“In that day the splendor of Jacob will fade, and the fat of his body will waste away, 5as the reaper gathers the standing grain and harvests the ears with his arm, as one gleans heads of grain in the Valley of Rephaim.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:3
After them, seven other cows, sickly and thin, came up from the Nile and stood beside the other cows on the bank of the river.

Isaiah 10:3
What will you do on the day of reckoning when devastation comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore the Lord GOD of Hosts will send a wasting disease among Assyria's stout warriors, and under his pomp will be kindled a fire like a burning flame.

Isaiah 17:3
The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and the sovereignty from Damascus. The remnant of Aram will be like the splendor of the Israelites," declares the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

the glory

Isaiah 9:8,21
The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel…

Isaiah 10:4
Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

the fatness

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

Isaiah 24:13,16
When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done…

Deuteronomy 32:15-27
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation…







Lexicon
“In
וְהָיָה֙ (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

that
הַה֔וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

the splendor
כְּב֣וֹד (kə·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֑ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

will fade,
יִדַּ֖ל (yid·dal)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1809: To slacken, be feeble, to be oppressed

and the fat
וּמִשְׁמַ֥ן (ū·miš·man)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4924: Fat, fatness, a rich dish, a fertile field, a robust man

of his body
בְּשָׂר֖וֹ (bə·śā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

will waste away,
יֵרָזֶֽה׃ (yê·rā·zeh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7329: To emaciate, make, thin
(4) The glory of Jacob shall be made thin.--The word is the same as that rendered "impoverished" in Judges 6:8. "Jacob" stands as commonly in the prophets, like Israel, for the northern kingdom, and the words point, therefore, to the downfall, or, adopting the prophet's figurative language, the emaciation, of that kingdom.

Verses 4-11. - A DENUNCIATION OF WOE ON ISRAEL, COMBINED WITH THE PROMISE OF A REMNANT. Israel, having united herself with Syria to resist the Assyrians, will incur a similar fate. Her glory will decay, her population dwindle and almost disappear. Still there will be a few left, who, under the circumstances, will turn to God (ver. 7). But it will be too late for anything like a national recovery; the laud will remain "a desolation" on account of the past sins of its inhabitants (vers. 9-11). Verse 4. - The glory of Jacob shall be made thin. There is reason to believe that the deportation of the Israelites was gradual. Sargon, on taking Samaria for the first time, in B.C. 722, carried off no more than 27, 290 of the inhabitants (G. Smith, 'Eponym Canon,' p. 125). Over the remainder he appointed governors, and required them to pay the same taxation as before. About B.C. 715 he placed a number of Arabs in Samaria, probably deporting natives to make room for them (ibid., p. 128). The continuant of a remnant of Israelites in the land down to B.C. 625 is indicated by 2 Chronicles 34:9. The fatness of his flesh shall wax lean (comp. Isaiah 10:16). Depopulation is primarily intended; but there is, perhaps, also a more general reference to depression, wasting, and misery. 17:1-11 Sin desolates cities. It is strange that great conquerors should take pride in being enemies to mankind; but it is better that flocks should lie down there, than that they should harbour any in open rebellion against God and holiness. The strong holds of Israel, the kingdom of the ten tribes, will be brought to ruin. Those who are partakers in sin, are justly made partakers in ruin. The people had, by sins, made themselves ripe for ruin; and their glory was as quickly cut down and taken away by the enemy, as the corn is out of the field by the husbandman. Mercy is reserved in the midst of judgment, for a remnant. But very few shall be marked to be saved. Only here and there one was left behind. But they shall be a remnant made holy. The few that are saved were awakened to return to God. They shall acknowledge his hand in all events; they shall give him the glory due to his name. To bring us to this, is the design of his providence, as he is our Maker; and the work of his grace, as he is the Holy One of Israel. They shall look off from their idols, the creatures of their own fancy. We have reason to account those afflictions happy, which part between us and our sins. The God of our salvation is the Rock of our strength; and our forgetfulness and unmindfulness of him are at the bottom of all sin. The pleasant plants, and shoots from a foreign soil, are expressions for strange and idolatrous worship, and the vile practices connected therewith. Diligence would be used to promote the growth of these strange slips, but all in vain. See the evil and danger of sin, and its certain consequences.
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