Isaiah 22:3
New International Version
All your leaders have fled together; they have been captured without using the bow. All you who were caught were taken prisoner together, having fled while the enemy was still far away.

New Living Translation
All your leaders have fled. They surrendered without resistance. The people tried to slip away, but they were captured, too.

English Standard Version
All your leaders have fled together; without the bow they were captured. All of you who were found were captured, though they had fled far away.

Berean Study Bible
All your rulers have fled together, captured without a bow. All your fugitives were captured together, having fled to a distant place.

King James Bible
All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.

New King James Version
All your rulers have fled together; They are captured by the archers. All who are found in you are bound together; They have fled from afar.

New American Standard Bible
All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.

NASB 1995
All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.

NASB 1977
All your rulers have fled together, And have been captured without the bow; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.

Amplified Bible
All your leaders have fled together [with your king], And have been captured without the bow [which they had thrown away]; All of you who were found were taken captive together, Though they had fled far away.

Christian Standard Bible
All your rulers have fled together, captured without a bow. All your fugitives were captured together; they had fled far away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All your rulers have fled together, captured without a bow. All your fugitives were captured together; they had fled far away.

American Standard Version
All thy rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers; all that were found of thee were bound together; they fled afar off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All your rulers broke away as one from the archers. They who were left with you were bound; they were bound as one and they fled afar off

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All thy princes have fled, and thy captives are tightly bound, and the mighty men in thee have fled far away.

Contemporary English Version
Your leaders ran away, but they were captured without a fight. No matter how far they ran, they were found and caught.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the princes are fled together, and are bound hard: all that were found, are bound together, they are fled far off.

English Revised Version
All thy rulers fled away together, they were bound by the archers: all that were found of thee were bound together, they fled afar off.

Good News Translation
All your leaders ran away and were captured before they shot a single arrow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All your leaders fled together and were captured without their bows and arrows. All those who were found were taken prisoner before any of them could get far away.

International Standard Version
All your leaders have fled together; she is captured without using bows. All of you who were caught were captured together, although they had fled while the enemy was still far away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All thy rulers are fled together, Without the bow they are bound; All that are found of thee are bound together, they are fled afar off.

Literal Standard Version
All your rulers fled from the bow together, "" All found of you have been bound, "" They have been kept bound together, "" They have fled far off.

NET Bible
All your leaders ran away together--they fled to a distant place; all your refugees were captured together--they were captured without a single arrow being shot.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Do not labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

World English Bible
All your rulers fled away together. They were bound by the archers. All who were found by you were bound together. They fled far away.

Young's Literal Translation
All thy rulers fled together from the bow, Bound have been all found of thee, They have been kept bound together, Afar off they have fled.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
2O city of commotion, O town of revelry? Your slain did not die by the sword, nor were they killed in battle. 3All your rulers have fled together, captured without a bow. All your fugitives were captured together, having fled to a distant place. 4Therefore I said, “Turn away from me, let me weep bitterly! Do not try to console me over the destruction of the daughter of my people.”…

Cross References
Isaiah 21:15
For they flee from the sword--the sword that is drawn--from the bow that is bent, and from the stress of battle.

Jeremiah 4:9
"In that day," declares the LORD, "the king and officials will lose their courage. The priests will tremble in fear, and the prophets will be astounded."


Treasury of Scripture

All your rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in you are bound together, which have fled from far.

thy rulers

Isaiah 3:1-8
For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, …

2 Kings 25:4-7,18-21
And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain…

Jeremiah 39:4-7
And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the plain…

by the archers.









(3) They are bound by the archers.--Better, fettered without the bow. The taunting charge of cowardice is carried farther. The rulers had ventured on a sortie, and had been captured without a struggle, not even drawing their bows in their defence.

Verse 3. - All thy rulers are fled together; rather, all thy chief men. We must make allowance for Oriental hyperbole. The meaning is that numbers of the principal men, regarding resistance as vain, had endeavored to make their escape from the doomed town, but had been captured and bound by the enemies' archers. All that are found in thee; rather, belonging to thee. The reference is to those who had made their escape and were fleeing far away. The archers seize them, and bind them all together. We often see a number of captives bound together by a single rope in the Egyptian bas-reliefs. Which have fled from far; rather, which were flying far away.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your rulers
קְצִינַ֥יִךְ (qə·ṣî·na·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7101: A magistrate, other leader

have fled
נָֽדְדוּ־ (nā·ḏə·ḏū-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

together,
יַ֖חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

captured
אֻסָּ֑רוּ (’us·sā·rū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

without a bow.
מִקֶּ֣שֶׁת (miq·qe·šeṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your fugitives
נִמְצָאַ֙יִךְ֙ (nim·ṣā·’a·yiḵ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

were captured
אֻסְּר֣וּ (’us·sə·rū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

together,
יַחְדָּ֔ו (yaḥ·dāw)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

having fled
בָּרָֽחוּ׃ (bā·rā·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1272: To bolt, to flee suddenly

to a distant place.
מֵרָח֖וֹק (mê·rā·ḥō·wq)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious


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