Isaiah 21:14
New International Version
bring water for the thirsty; you who live in Tema, bring food for the fugitives.

New Living Translation
O people of Tema, bring water to these thirsty people, food to these weary refugees.

English Standard Version
To the thirsty bring water; meet the fugitive with bread, O inhabitants of the land of Tema.

Berean Study Bible
Bring water for the thirsty, O dwellers of Tema, meet the refugees with food.

New American Standard Bible
Bring water for the thirsty, O inhabitants of the land of Tema, Meet the fugitive with bread.

King James Bible
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Christian Standard Bible
Bring water for the thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema meet the refugees with food.

Contemporary English Version
to bring water for those who are thirsty. You people of Tema must bring food for the hungry refugees.

Good News Translation
give water to the thirsty people who come to you. You people of the land of Tema, give food to the refugees.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bring water for the thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema meet the refugees with food.

International Standard Version
Bring water for the thirsty, you who live in the land of Tema. Meet the fugitive with bread,

NET Bible
Bring out some water for the thirsty. You who live in the land of Tema, bring some food for the fugitives.

New Heart English Bible
They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bring water for the thirsty, you inhabitants of the land of Tema. Bring food to the fugitives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unto him that is thirsty bring ye water! The inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitive with his bread.

New American Standard 1977
Bring water for the thirsty, O inhabitants of the land of Tema, Meet the fugitive with bread.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Go ye out to meet them bringing water for the thirsty, O inhabitants of the land of Tema; succour those who are fleeing with your bread.

King James 2000 Bible
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they met with their bread him that fled.

American King James Version
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

American Standard Version
Unto him that was thirsty they brought water; the inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitives with their bread.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye that dwell in the country of Thaeman, bring water to meet him that is thirsty;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Meeting the thirsty bring him water, you that inhabit the land of the south, meet with bread him that fleeth.

Darby Bible Translation
Bring ye water to meet the thirsty! The inhabitants of the land of Tema come forth with their bread for him that fleeth.

English Revised Version
Unto him that was thirsty they brought water; the inhabitants of the land of Tema did meet the fugitives with their bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they met with their bread him that fled.

World English Bible
They brought water to him who was thirsty. The inhabitants of the land of Tema met the fugitives with their bread.

Young's Literal Translation
To meet the thirsty brought water have Inhabitants of the land of Tema, With his bread they came before a fugitive.
Study Bible
A Prophecy Against Arabia
13This is an oracle concerning Arabia: In the thickets of Arabia you must lodge, O caravans of Dedanites. 14Bring water for the thirsty, O dwellers of Tema, meet the refugees with food. 15For they flee from the sword, the sword that is drawn, from the bow that is bent, and from the stress of battle.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:15
Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Job 6:19
The caravans of Tema look for water; the travelers of Sheba hope to find it.

Treasury of Scripture

The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Tema

Genesis 25:15
Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

1 Chronicles 1:30
Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

Job 6:19
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

brought.

Isaiah 16:3,4
Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth…

Judges 8:4-8
And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing them

Proverbs 25:21
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:







Lexicon
Bring
הֵתָ֣יוּ (hê·ṯā·yū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 857: To arrive

water
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

for the thirsty,
צָמֵ֖א (ṣā·mê)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6771: Thirsty

O dwellers
יֹשְׁבֵי֙ (yō·šə·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

of Tema,
תֵּימָ֔א (tê·mā)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8485: Tema -- a son of Ishmael, also his descendants and the region settled by them

meet
קִדְּמ֥וּ (qid·də·mū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6923: To project, precede, to anticipate, hasten, meet

the refugees
נֹדֵֽד׃ (nō·ḏêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

with food.
בְּלַחְמ֖וֹ (bə·laḥ·mōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain
(14) The inhabitants of . . . Tema . . .--Another element of suffering comes into the picture. The Dedanites, driven out of their usual route into the desert, find their provisions fail them, and the men of Tema, fearing to invite them to their tents, lest they too should be smitten by the invader, are compelled to take out bread and water stealthily. The name of Tema (now Taima), is found on the pilgrim route from Damascus to Mecca, and again on that between Palmyra and Petra, on the east of the Hauran mountains.

They prevented with their bread--i.e., they went out to welcome him (the fugitive), without waiting till he came as a suppliant. Their very hospitality, in strange contrast with Arab usage, had to be practised in secret.

Verse 14. - The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water; rather, bring? water, O inhabitants. Tema is reasonably identified with the modern Taima, a village of the Hauran, on the caravan route between Palmyra and Peira. Its inhabitants are exhorted to bring water to the thirsty Dedanites, as they pass along this route with their "travelling companies." (For other mentions of Tome, which must not be confounded with Teman, see Job 6:19 and Jeremiah 25:23.) They prevented with their bread him that fled. Several commentators take this clause as imperative, like the last, and render, "With his bread meet the fugitive;" but the existing Hebrew text seems to require the rendering of the Authorized Version. Dr. Kay understands the prophet to mean that the men of Tema did not need exhortation; already of their own accord had they given of their bread to the fugitive Dedanites. 21:13-17 The Arabians lived in tents, and kept cattle. A destroying army shall be brought upon them, and make them an easy prey. We know not what straits we may be brought into before we die. Those may know the want of necessary food who now eat bread to the full. Neither the skill of archers, nor the courage of mighty men, can protect from the judgments of God. That is poor glory, which will thus quickly come to nothing. Thus hath the Lord said to me; and no word of his shall fall to the ground. We may be sure the Strength of Israel will not lie. Happy are those only whose riches and glory are out of the reach of invaders; all other prosperity will speedily pass away.
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