Isaiah 2:19
New International Version
People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.

New Living Translation
When the LORD rises to shake the earth, his enemies will crawl into holes in the ground. They will hide in caves in the rocks from the terror of the LORD and the glory of his majesty.

English Standard Version
And people shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.

Berean Study Bible
Men will flee to caves in the rocks and holes in the ground, away from the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty, when He rises to shake the earth.

New American Standard Bible
Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.

King James Bible
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
People will go into caves in the rocks and holes in the ground, away from the terror of the LORD and from his majestic splendor, when he rises to terrify the earth.

Contemporary English Version
You had better hide in caves and holes--the LORD will be fearsome, marvelous, and glorious when he comes to terrify people on earth.

Good News Translation
People will hide in caves in the rocky hills or dig holes in the ground to try to escape from the LORD's anger and to hide from his power and glory, when he comes to shake the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
People will go into caves in the rocks and holes in the ground, away from the terror of the LORD and from His majestic splendor, when He rises to terrify the earth.

International Standard Version
"They will enter caverns in the rocks and holes in the ground to escape the presence of the terror of the LORD, to escape the splendor of his majesty when he arises to terrify the earth.

NET Bible
They will go into caves in the rocky cliffs and into holes in the ground, trying to escape the dreadful judgment of the LORD and his royal splendor, when he rises up to terrify the earth.

New Heart English Bible
Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People will go into caves in the rocks and into holes in the ground because of the LORD's terrifying presence and the honor of his majesty when he rises to terrify the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, And into the holes of the earth, From before the terror of the LORD, And from the glory of His majesty, When He ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

New American Standard 1977
And men will go into caves of the rocks, And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD, And before the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, because of the terrible presence of the LORD and because of the glory of his majesty when he shall arise to smite the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake mightily the earth.

American King James Version
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he rises to shake terribly the earth.

American Standard Version
And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall go into the holes of rocks, and into the caves of the earth from the face of the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall rise up to strike the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall arise to terrify the earth.

English Revised Version
And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

World English Bible
Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily.

Young's Literal Translation
And men have entered into caverns of rocks, And into caves of dust, Because of the fear of Jehovah, And because of the honour of His excellency, In His rising to terrify the earth.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Day of Reckoning
18and the idols will vanish completely. 19Men will flee to caves in the rocks and holes in the ground, away from the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty, when He rises to shake the earth. 20In that day men will cast away their idols of silver and gold—the idols they made to worship—away to the moles and bats.…
Cross References
Luke 23:30
At that time 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"'

2 Thessalonians 1:9
They will suffer the penalty of eternal destruction, separated from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His might,

Hebrews 12:26
At that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, "Once more I will shake not only the earth, but heaven as well."

Revelation 6:15
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.

Job 9:6
He shakes the earth from its place, so that its foundations tremble.

Isaiah 2:10
Go into the rocks and hide in the dust from the terror of the LORD and the splendor of His majesty.

Isaiah 2:21
They will flee to caverns in the rocks and crevices in the cliffs, away from the terror of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty, when He rises to shake the earth.

Isaiah 7:19
And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines and clefts of the rocks, in all the thornbushes and watering holes.

Isaiah 13:13
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place at the wrath of the LORD of Hosts on the day of His burning anger.

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 24:18
Whoever flees the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a trap. For the windows of heaven are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Isaiah 24:19
The earth is utterly broken apart, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken violently.

Isaiah 33:10
"Now I will arise," says the LORD. "Now I will lift Myself up. Now I will be exalted.

Jeremiah 4:29
Every city flees at the sound of the horseman and archer. They enter the thickets and climb among the rocks. Every city is abandoned; no inhabitant is left.

Jeremiah 48:28
Abandon the towns and dwell among the rocks, O residents of Moab! Be like a dove that nests at the mouth of a cave.

Ezekiel 33:27
Tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'As surely as I live, those in the ruins will fall by the sword, those in the open field I will give to be devoured by wild animals, and those in the strongholds and caves will die by plague.

Hosea 10:8
The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; thorns and thistles will grow over their altars. Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall on us!"

Nahum 3:11
You too will become drunk; You will go into hiding and seek refuge from the enemy.

Haggai 2:6
For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.

Haggai 2:7
I will shake all the nations, and they will come with all their treasures, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he rises to shake terribly the earth.

and they

Isaiah 2:10,21 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, …

1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people …

1 Samuel 14:11 And both of them discovered themselves to the garrison of the Philistines: …

Jeremiah 16:16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, said the LORD, and they shall …

Hosea 10:8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: …

Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their …

Luke 23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to …

Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and …

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and …

earth. Heb. dust
for fear

Isaiah 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, …

2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence …

when he

Isaiah 30:32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the …

Psalm 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage …

Psalm 18:6-15 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard …

Psalm 76:7-9 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight …

Psalm 114:5-7 What ailed you, O you sea, that you fled? you Jordan, that you were …

Micah 1:3,4 For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come …

Nahum 1:3-6 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all …

Habakkuk 3:3-14 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His …

Haggai 2:6,21,22 For thus said the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, …

Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, …

2 Peter 3:10-13 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

Revelation 6:12-14 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was …

Revelation 11:13,19 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part …

Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was …

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …







Lexicon
Men will flee
וּבָ֙אוּ֙ (ū·ḇā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to caves
בִּמְעָר֣וֹת (bim·‘ā·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4631: A cavern

in the rocks
צֻרִ֔ים (ṣu·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

and holes
וּבִמְחִלּ֖וֹת (ū·ḇim·ḥil·lō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4247: A cavern

in the ground,
עָפָ֑ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

away from
מִפְּנֵ֞י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the terror
פַּ֤חַד (pa·ḥaḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6343: A, alarm

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

and from the splendor
וּמֵהֲדַ֣ר (ū·mê·hă·ḏar)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1926: Magnificence, ornament, splendor

of His majesty,
גְּאוֹנ֔וֹ (gə·’ō·w·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1347: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

when He rises
בְּקוּמ֖וֹ (bə·qū·mōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

to shake
לַעֲרֹ֥ץ (la·‘ă·rōṣ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6206: To cause to tremble, tremble

the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(19) And they shall go into the holes of the rocks.--The imagery of the earthquake in Uzziah's reign (see Note on Isaiah 2:10) is still present to Isaiah's thoughts. (See Revelation 6:15.)

When he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.--The Hebrew verb and noun have the emphasis of a paronomasia which cannot be reproduced in English, but of which the Latin "ut terreat terram" gives some idea.

Verse 19. - They shall go into the holes of the rooks, etc. (see ver. 10, which is an exhortation to do what this verse declares will be done). On the abundant caves of Palestine, see note on the former passage. To shake terribly the earth; literally, to affright the earth. It is not said in what way he will affright it. The cognate Arabic verb has the meaning "to shake;" but it is not clear that the Hebrew one has ever this sense. 2:10-22 The taking of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans seems first meant here, when idolatry among the Jews was done away; but our thoughts are led forward to the destruction of all the enemies of Christ. It is folly for those who are pursued by the wrath of God, to think to hide or shelter themselves from it. The shaking of the earth will be terrible to those who set their affections on things of the earth. Men's haughtiness will be brought down, either by the grace of God convincing them of the evil of pride, or by the providence of God depriving them of all the things they were proud of. The day of the Lord shall be upon those things in which they put their confidence. Those who will not be reasoned out of their sins, sooner or later shall be frightened out of them. Covetous men make money their god; but the time will come when they will feel it as much their burden. This whole passage may be applied to the case of an awakened sinner, ready to leave all that his soul may be saved. The Jews were prone to rely on their heathen neighbours; but they are here called upon to cease from depending on mortal man. We are all prone to the same sin. Then let not man be your fear, let not him be your hope; but let your hope be in the Lord your God. Let us make this our great concern.
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