Isaiah 22:4
New International Version
Therefore I said, "Turn away from me; let me weep bitterly. Do not try to console me over the destruction of my people."

New Living Translation
That’s why I said, “Leave me alone to weep; do not try to comfort me. Let me cry for my people as I watch them being destroyed.”

English Standard Version
Therefore I said: “Look away from me; let me weep bitter tears; do not labor to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

Berean Study Bible
Therefore 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.”

King James Bible
Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

New King James Version
Therefore I said, “Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people.”

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I say, “Look away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

NASB 1995
Therefore I say, "Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people."

NASB 1977
Therefore I say, “Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

Amplified Bible
Therefore I say, “Look away from me; Let me weep bitterly. Do not try to comfort me over the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I said, “Look away from me! Let me weep bitterly! Do not try to comfort me about the destruction of my dear people.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I said," Look away from me! Let me weep bitterly! Do not try to comfort me about the destruction of my dear people."

American Standard Version
Therefore said I, Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; labor not to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, I said, “Leave me! I shall be bitter with weeping. Do not be urgent to comfort me about the ruin of the daughter of my people

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore I said, Let me alone, I will weep bitterly; labour not to comfort me for the breach of the daughter of my people.

Contemporary English Version
Then I said, "Leave me alone! Let me cry bitter tears. My people have been destroyed, so don't try to comfort me."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore have I said: Depart from me, I will weep bitterly: labour not to comfort me, for the devastation of the daughter of my people.

English Revised Version
Therefore said I, Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; labour not to comfort me, for the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

Good News Translation
Now leave me alone to weep bitterly over all those of my people who have died. Don't try to comfort me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why I say, "Turn away from me so that I can cry bitterly. Don't try to comfort me because of the destruction brought on my people."

International Standard Version
Therefore I said: "Look away from me; and let me weep bitter tears; don't try to console me over the destruction of the daughter of my people."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore said I: 'Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Strain not to comfort me, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.'

Literal Standard Version
Therefore I said, “Look [away] from me, "" I am bitter in my weeping, do not hurry to comfort me, "" For the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

NET Bible
So I say: "Don't look at me! I am weeping bitterly. Don't try to console me concerning the destruction of my defenseless people."

New Heart English Bible
For it is a day of confusion, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the LORD of hosts, in the Valley of Vision; a breaking down of the walls, and a crying to the mountains."

World English Bible
Therefore I said, "Look away from me. I will weep bitterly. Don't labor to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore I said, 'Look ye from me, I am bitter in my weeping, Haste not to comfort me, For the destruction of the daughter of my people.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
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.” 5For the Lord GOD of Hosts has set a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in the Valley of Vision—of breaking down the walls and crying to the mountains.…

Cross References
Luke 19:41
As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it

Isaiah 15:3
In its streets they wear sackcloth; on the rooftops and in the public squares they all wail, falling down weeping.

Jeremiah 4:19
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh, the pain in my chest! My heart pounds within me; I cannot be silent. For I have heard the sound of the horn, the alarm of battle.

Jeremiah 8:18
My sorrow is beyond healing; my heart is faint within me.

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh, that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night over the slain daughter of my people.

Jeremiah 9:18
Let them come quickly and take up a lament over us, that our eyes may overflow with tears, and our eyelids may gush with water.

Lamentations 2:11
My eyes fail from weeping; I am churning within. My heart is poured out in grief over the destruction of the daughter of my people, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.

Ezekiel 27:31
They will shave their heads for you and wrap themselves in sackcloth. They will weep over you with anguish of soul and bitter mourning.


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labor not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

look

Ruth 1:20,21
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me…

Jeremiah 4:19
My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

weep bitterly.

Isaiah 33:7
Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

Jeremiah 6:26
O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.

Micah 1:8
Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

labour

Psalm 77:2
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

Jeremiah 8:18
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Jeremiah 31:15
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.









(4) Therefore said I, Look away from me.--The tone is that of one who wishes to be alone in his sorrow. It is too deep for visits of consolation. He "refuses to be comforted." Isaiah bewails the destruction of "the daughter of his people" in much the same strain as that of Jeremiah over a later catastrophe (Lamentations 3:48).

Verse 4. - Therefore said I. The prophet turns from the description of the scene before him to an account of his own feelings. Look away from me, he says; "leave me free to vent my sorrow without restraint; I wish for no consolation - only leave me to myself." Because of the spoiling. The word used sometimes means" destruction;" but" spoiling" is a better rendering here. Sennacherib describes his "spoiling" of Jerusalem on this occasion as follows: "Thirty talents of gold, eight hundred talents of silver, precious carbuncles, great... stones, couches of ivory, lofty thrones of ivory, skins of buffaloes, horns of buffaloes, weapons, everything, a great treasure, and his daughters, the eunuchs of his palace, male musicians, and female musicians, to Nineveh, the city of my dominion, did Hezekiah send after me" (G. Smith, 'Eponym Canon,' p. 135, II. 29-37). To what straits Hezekiah was reduced in order to collect a sufficient amount of the precious metals we learn from 2 Kings 18:15, 16.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

I said,
אָמַ֛רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Turn away
שְׁע֥וּ (šə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8159: To gaze at, about, to inspect, consider, compassionate, be nonplussed, bewildered

from me,
מִנִּ֖י (min·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

let me weep
בַּבֶּ֑כִי (bab·be·ḵî)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1065: A weeping, a dripping

bitterly!
אֲמָרֵ֣ר (’ă·mā·rêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 4843: To be, bitter

Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

try
תָּאִ֣יצוּ (tā·’î·ṣū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 213: To press, to be close, hurry, withdraw

to console me
לְנַֽחֲמֵ֔נִי (lə·na·ḥă·mê·nî)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the destruction
שֹׁ֖ד (šōḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7701: Violence, havoc, devastation, ruin

of the daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of my people.”
עַמִּֽי׃ (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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