Isaiah 21:17
New International Version
The survivors of the archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.” The LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

New Living Translation
Only a few of its courageous archers will survive. I, the LORD, the God of Israel, have spoken!”

English Standard Version
And the remainder of the archers of the mighty men of the sons of Kedar will be few, for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.”

Berean Study Bible
The remaining archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.” For the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

King James Bible
And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.

New King James Version
and the remainder of the number of archers, the mighty men of the people of Kedar, will be diminished; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.

New American Standard Bible
and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the warriors of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken.”

NASB 1995
and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken.”

NASB 1977
and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken.”

Amplified Bible
and the remainder of the number of archers, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.”

Christian Standard Bible
The remaining Kedarite archers will be few in number.” For the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The remaining Kedarite archers will be few in number.” For the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

American Standard Version
and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be few; for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the remainder of the number of archers, the men of the sons of Qedar shall be diminished, because LORD JEHOVAH God of Israel has spoken

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and the remnant of the strong bows of the sons of Kedar shall be small: for the Lord God of Israel has spoken it.

Contemporary English Version
Only a few of their warriors will be left with bows and arrows. This is a promise that I, the Lord God of Israel, have made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the residue of the number of strong archers of the children of Cedar shall be diminished: for the Lord the God of Israel hath spoken it.

Good News Translation
The archers are the bravest warriors of Kedar, but few of them will be left. I, the Lord God of Israel, have spoken."

International Standard Version
And there will be few archers, those who are descendants of Kedar, who survive, because the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished; for the LORD, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.'

Literal Standard Version
And the remnant of the number of bow-men, The mighty of the sons of Kedar, are few, For YHWH, God of Israel, has spoken!”

New American Bible
Few of Kedar’s stalwart archers shall remain, for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

NET Bible
Just a handful of archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be left." Indeed, the LORD God of Israel has spoken.

New Revised Standard Version
and the remaining bows of Kedar’s warriors will be few; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

New Heart English Bible
and the residue of the number of the archers, the warriors of the people of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken it."

World English Bible
and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it."

Young's Literal Translation
And the remnant of the number of bow-men, The mighty of the sons of Kedar are few, For Jehovah, God of Israel, hath spoken!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prophecy Against Arabia
16For this is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a hired worker would count it, all the glory of Kedar will be gone. 17The remaining archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.” For the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

Isaiah 10:19
The remaining trees of its forests will be so few that a child could count them.

Jeremiah 49:28
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated, this is what the LORD says: "Rise up, advance against Kedar, and destroy the people of the east!

Zechariah 1:6
But did not My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, overtake your fathers? They repented and said, 'Just as the LORD of Hosts purposed to do to us according to our ways and deeds, so He has done to us.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.

archers.

Isaiah 10:18,19
And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth…

Isaiah 17:4,5
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…

Psalm 107:39
Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

for

Isaiah 1:20
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Jeremiah 44:29
And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil:











(17) And the residue . . .--The Hebrew word is the same as the characteristic "remnant" of Isaiah's earlier prophecies. The words point primarily to the subjugation of Arabia by Sargon and Sennacherib, who narrate their victories over the Arabian tribes (Records of the Past, vii. 34). In Jeremiah 49:28-29 we have an echo of the prediction, which, in that case, pointed to their conquest by Nebuchadnezzar.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The remaining
וּשְׁאָ֧ר (ū·šə·’ār)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7605: Rest, residue, remnant

archers,
קֶ֛שֶׁת (qe·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

the warriors
גִּבּוֹרֵ֥י (gib·bō·w·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

of Kedar,
קֵדָ֖ר (qê·ḏār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6938: Kedar -- perhaps 'swarthy', a son of Ishmael, also his desc

will be few.”
יִמְעָ֑טוּ (yim·‘ā·ṭū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4591: To pare off, lessen, in, to be, small, few

For
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

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

the God
אֱלֹהֵֽי־ (’ĕ·lō·hê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

has spoken.
דִּבֵּֽר׃ (dib·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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