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

New Living Translation
Chariots fill your beautiful valleys, and charioteers storm your gates.

English Standard Version
Your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen took their stand at the gates.

Berean Study Bible
Your choicest valleys are full of chariots, and horsemen are posted at the gates.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

New King James Version
It shall come to pass that your choicest valleys Shall be full of chariots, And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

New American Standard Bible
Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took positions at the gate.

NASB 1995
Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.

NASB 1977
Then your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took up fixed positions at the gate.

Amplified Bible
And it came to pass that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen took their fixed positions [in an offensive array] at the gate [of Jerusalem].

Christian Standard Bible
Your best valleys were full of chariots, and horsemen were positioned at the city gates.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your best valleys were full of chariots, and horsemen were positioned at the gates.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your chosen valleys shall be filled with chariots, and horsemen shall be arrayed at the gates

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it shall be that thy choice valleys shall be filled with chariots, and horsemen shall block up thy gates.

Contemporary English Version
Your most beautiful valleys were covered with chariots; your cities were surrounded by cavalry troops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thy choice valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horseman shall place themselves in the gate.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

Good News Translation
The fertile valleys of Judah were filled with chariots; soldiers on horseback stood in front of Jerusalem's gates.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then your fertile valleys will be filled with chariots, and horsemen will stand ready in front of the gate.

International Standard Version
And it will come about that your choicest valleys will be filled with chariots, and horsemen will take their positions at the gates.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, And the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate,

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, "" The choice of your valleys have been full of chariots, "" And the horsemen diligently place themselves at the gate.

NET Bible
Your very best valleys were full of chariots; horsemen confidently took their positions at the gate.

New Heart English Bible
He took away the covering of Judah; and you looked in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, The choice of thy valleys have been full of chariots, And the horsemen place themselves diligently at the gate.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
6Elam takes up a quiver, with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovers the shield. 7 Your choicest valleys are full of chariots, and horsemen are posted at the gates. 8He has uncovered the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.…

Cross References
Isaiah 22:6
Elam takes up a quiver, with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovers the shield.

Isaiah 22:8
He has uncovered the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.

Jeremiah 1:15
For I am about to summon all the clans and kingdoms of the north," declares the LORD. "Their kings will come and set up their thrones at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem. They will attack all her surrounding walls and all the other cities of Judah.


Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass, that your choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

thy choicest valleys.

Isaiah 8:7,8
Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks: …

Isaiah 10:28-32
He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages: …

Isaiah 37:34
By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.

at, or, toward









(7) That thy choicest valleys . . .--These were the valleys of Gibeon, Rephaim, Hinnom, and Jehoshaphat, which encircled Jerusalem on the west and south. They are painted as filled with the chariots and cavalry of the Assyrian army, ready to make their attack on the very gate of the city, the "great gate" named in Sennacherib's inscription (Records of the Past, i. 39).

Verse 7. - And it shall come to pass, etc. This verse and the next are closely connected, and introduce the new subject of the preparations which the Jews made for their defense. Translate, And it came to pass, when thy choicest valleys were full of chariots (or, troops), and the horsemen had set themselves in array toward the gate, that then did he draw off the cavorting of Judah, etc.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your choicest
מִבְחַר־ (miḇ·ḥar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4005: Choicest, best

valleys
עֲמָקַ֖יִךְ (‘ă·mā·qa·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 6010: A vale

are full of
מָ֣לְאוּ (mā·lə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

chariots,
רָ֑כֶב (rā·ḵeḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7393: A vehicle, a team, cavalry, a rider, the upper millstone

and horsemen
וְהַפָּ֣רָשִׁ֔ים (wə·hap·pā·rā·šîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6571: A steed, a driver, cavalry

are posted
שֹׁ֖ת (šōṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7896: To put, set

at the gates.
הַשָּֽׁעְרָה׃ (haš·šā·‘ə·rāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate


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