Isaiah 21:4
New International Version
My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me.

New Living Translation
My mind reels and my heart races. I longed for evening to come, but now I am terrified of the dark.

English Standard Version
My heart staggers; horror has appalled me; the twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

Berean Study Bible
My heart staggers; fear makes me tremble. The twilight of my desire has turned to horror.

New American Standard Bible
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

King James Bible
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

Christian Standard Bible
My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror.

Contemporary English Version
My head spins; I'm horrified! Early evening, my favorite time, has become a nightmare.

Good News Translation
My head is spinning, and I am trembling with fear. I had been longing for evening to come, but it has brought me nothing but terror.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror.

International Standard Version
And as for my heart, horror has terrified me; the twilight I longed for has started to make me tremble.

NET Bible
My heart palpitates, I shake in fear; the twilight I desired has brought me terror.

New Heart English Bible
My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm confused. I'm shaking with terror. The twilight hours I longed for make me tremble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart is bewildered, terror hath overwhelmed me; The twilight that I longed for hath been turned for me into trembling.

New American Standard 1977
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My heart panted; the horror frightened me; the night of my pleasure he has turned into fear unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
My heart panted, fearfulness appalled me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear unto me.

American King James Version
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear to me.

American Standard Version
My heart fluttereth, horror hath affrighted me; the twilight that I desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My heart failed, darkness amazed me: Babylon my beloved is become a wonder to me.

Darby Bible Translation
My heart panteth, horror affrighteth me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into trembling unto me.

English Revised Version
My heart panteth, horror hath affrighted me: the twilight that I desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.

Webster's Bible Translation
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear to me.

World English Bible
My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me.

Young's Literal Translation
Wandered hath my heart, trembling hath terrified me, The twilight of my desire He hath made a fear to me,
Study Bible
Babylon is Fallen
3Therefore my body is filled with anguish. Pain grips me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am bewildered to hear, I am dismayed to see. 4My heart staggers; fear makes me tremble. The twilight of my desire has turned to horror. 5They prepare a table, they lay out a carpet, they eat, they drink! Rise up, O princes, oil the shields!…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:67
In the morning you will say, 'If only it were evening!' and in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!'--because of the dread in your hearts of the terrifying sights you will see.

Deuteronomy 32:11
As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, He spread His wings to catch them; He carried them on His pinions.

Psalm 55:5
Fear and trembling grip me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

Daniel 5:30
That very night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans was slain,

Treasury of Scripture

My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear to me.

heart panted. or, mind wandered
the night

Isaiah 5:11-14 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow …

1 Samuel 25:36-38 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, …

2 Samuel 13:28,29 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark you now when …

Esther 5:12 Haman said moreover, Yes, Esther the queen did let no man come in …

Esther 7:6-10 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then …

Job 21:11-13 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance…

Jeremiah 51:39,57 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, …

Daniel 5:1,5,30 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, …

Nahum 1:10 For while they be entwined together as thorns, and while they are …

Luke 21:34-36 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

turned. Heb. put







Lexicon
My heart
לְבָבִ֔י (lə·ḇā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

staggers;
תָּעָ֣ה (tā·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

fear
פַּלָּצ֖וּת (pal·lā·ṣūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6427: A shuddering

makes me tremble.
בִּֽעֲתָ֑תְנִי (bi·‘ă·ṯā·ṯə·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1204: To fall upon, startle, terrify

The twilight
נֶ֣שֶׁף (ne·šep̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5399: A breeze, dusk

of my desire
חִשְׁקִ֔י (ḥiš·qî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2837: Delight

has turned
שָׂ֥ם (śām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

to horror.
לַחֲרָדָֽה׃ (la·ḥă·rā·ḏāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2731: Trembling, fear, anxiety
(4) The night of my pleasure . . .--The words point to the prophet's longing for the darkness of night, either as a time of rest from his labour, or, more probably, for contemplation and prayer (Psalm 119:148), and to the invasion of that rest by the vision of terror. The suggestion that the prophet speaks as identifying himself with the Babylonians, and refers to the capture of their city during a night of revelry (Daniel 5:1; Daniel 5:30; Herod., i. 121; Xenoph. Cyrop., vii. 23), is hardly tenable.

Verse 4. - My heart panted; rather, my heart trembleth, or fluttereth. The night of my pleasure; i.e. "the night, wherein, I am wont to enjoy peaceful and pleasant slumbers." 21:1-10 Babylon was a flat country, abundantly watered. The destruction of Babylon, so often prophesied of by Isaiah, was typical of the destruction of the great foe of the New Testament church, foretold in the Revelation. To the poor oppressed captives it would be welcome news; to the proud oppressors it would be grievous. Let this check vain mirth and sensual pleasures, that we know not in what heaviness the mirth may end. Here is the alarm given to Babylon, when forced by Cyrus. An ass and a camel seem to be the symbols of the Medes and Persians. Babylon's idols shall be so far from protecting her, that they shall be broken down. True believers are the corn of God's floor; hypocrites are but as chaff and straw, with which the wheat is now mixed, but from which it shall be separated. The corn of God's floor must expect to be threshed by afflictions and persecutions. God's Israel of old was afflicted. Even then God owns it is his still. In all events concerning the church, past, present, and to come, we must look to God, who has power to do any thing for his church, and grace to do every thing that is for her good.
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