Isaiah 22:6
New International Version
Elam takes up the quiver, with her charioteers and horses; Kir uncovers the shield.

New Living Translation
Elamites are the archers, with their chariots and charioteers. The men of Kir hold up the shields.

English Standard Version
And Elam bore the quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Berean Study Bible
Elam takes up a quiver, with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovers the shield.

King James Bible
And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

New King James Version
Elam bore the quiver With chariots of men and horsemen, And Kir uncovered the shield.

New American Standard Bible
Elam picked up the quiver, With the chariots, infantry, and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

NASB 1995
Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

NASB 1977
And Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry, and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

Amplified Bible
Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

Christian Standard Bible
Elam took up a quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Elam took up a quiver with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

American Standard Version
And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Ilam carried a quiver with the riders of horsemen and the wall revealed the shields

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Elamites took their quivers, and there were men mounted on horses, and there was a gathering for battle.

Contemporary English Version
The people of Elam and Kir attacked with chariots and carried shields.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Elam took the quiver, the chariot of the horseman, and the shield was taken down from the wall.

English Revised Version
And Elam bare the quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

Good News Translation
The soldiers from the land of Elam came riding on horseback, armed with bows and arrows. Soldiers from the land of Kir had their shields ready.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elam takes its quiver of arrows, manned chariots, and horsemen. Kir uncovers its shields.

International Standard Version
Elam takes up the quiver with chariots and cavalry, while Kir unsheathes the shield.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Elam bore the quiver, with troops of men, even horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.

Literal Standard Version
And Elam has carried a quiver, "" In a chariot of men—horsemen, "" And Kir has exposed a shield.

NET Bible
The Elamites picked up the quiver, and came with chariots and horsemen; the men of Kir prepared the shield.

New Heart English Bible
It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

World English Bible
Elam carried his quiver, with chariots of men and horsemen; and Kir uncovered the shield.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elam hath borne a quiver, In a chariot of men -- horsemen, And Kir hath exposed a shield.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
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. 6Elam takes up a quiver, with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovers the shield. 7Your choicest valleys are full of chariots, and horsemen are posted at the gates.…

Cross References
2 Kings 16:9
So the king of Assyria responded to him, marched up to Damascus, and captured it. He took its people to Kir as captives and put Rezin to death.

Isaiah 21:2
A dire vision is declared to me: "The traitor still betrays, and the destroyer still destroys. Go up, O Elam! Lay siege, O Media! I will put an end to all her groaning."

Isaiah 22:7
Your choicest valleys are full of chariots, and horsemen are posted at the gates.

Jeremiah 49:35
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Behold, I will shatter Elam's bow, the mainstay of their might.

Amos 1:5
I will break down the gates of Damascus; I will cut off the ruler of the Valley of Aven and the one who wields the scepter in Beth-eden. The people of Aram will be exiled to Kir," says the LORD.

Amos 9:7
"Are you not like the Cushites to Me, O children of Israel?" declares the LORD. "Did I not bring Israel up from the land of Egypt, the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Arameans from Kir?


Treasury of Scripture

And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

Elam

Isaiah 21:2
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

Genesis 10:22
The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

Jeremiah 49:35-39
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might…

Kir

Isaiah 15:1
The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;

2 Kings 16:9
And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.

Amos 1:5
I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

uncovered.









(6) Elam . . . Kir . . .--The two nations are named as the chief elements of the Assyrian army then invading Judaea. Elam, previously named as the destroyer of Babylon (Isaiah 21:2), was at this time, as the inscriptions of Sargon show, subject to Assyria (Records of the Past, vii. 29). As in later history (Herod. i. 73, iii. 21; Jeremiah 49:35), it was conspicuous chiefly for its archers. "Kir," named in 2Kings 16:11 as the region to which Tiglath-pileser carried off the people of Damascus, has been identified with the region near the river Kyros, the modern Georgia. There are, however, both linguistic and historical grounds against this identification, and we must be content to look on it as an otherwise unknown region of Mesopotamia. To "uncover the shield" was to draw it out of its leather case (comp. "Scutis tegumenta detrahere"; Caes. Bell. Gall. 2:21), and so to be prepared for battle.

Verse 6. - Elam bare the quiver. Elam, the country extending from the Zagros range to the Lower Tigris, and watered by the Choaspes, Eulaeus, Pasitigris, and other rivers, was an independent kingdom from a very early date (Genesis 14:1, 9), and in Isaiah's time was generally hostile to Assyria. Sargon, however, relates that he conquered a portion of the country, planted colonies in it from the more western parts of his empire, and placed both colonists and natives under the governor of Babylon ('Records of the Past,' vol. 9. p. 16). It is thus quite possible that both Sargon and Sennacherib may have had a contingent of Elamites in their armies. With chariots of men and horsemen; rather, with troops of men (who were) horsemen (comp. Isaiah 21:7). Kir uncovered the shield. "Kir" is mentioned in 2 Kings as the place to which Tiglath-Pileser transported the inhabitants of Damascus (2 Kings 16:9), and by Amos (Amos 9:7) as the original country from which the Syrians were derived. It has been recently identified with Kirkhi, near Diarbekr, or with Kirruri, in the Urumiyah country (Cheyne); but neither identification is marc than possible. (On uncovering shields as a preliminary to engaging in battle, see Caesar, 'Do Bell. Gall.,' 2:21.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Elam
וְעֵילָם֙ (wə·‘ê·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5867: Elam -- a son of Shem, also his descendants and their country

takes up
נָשָׂ֣א (nā·śā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

a quiver,
אַשְׁפָּ֔ה (’aš·pāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 827: A quiver (for arrows)

with chariots
בְּרֶ֥כֶב (bə·re·ḵeḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7393: A vehicle, a team, cavalry, a rider, the upper millstone

and horsemen,
פָּֽרָשִׁ֑ים (pā·rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6571: A steed, a driver, cavalry

and Kir
וְקִ֥יר (wə·qîr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7024: Kir -- 'wall', a city in Moab

uncovers
עֵרָ֖ה (‘ê·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6168: To be, bare, to empty, pour out, demolish

the shield.
מָגֵֽן׃ (mā·ḡên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile


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