Isaiah 22:8
New International Version
The Lord stripped away the defenses of Judah, and you looked in that day to the weapons in the Palace of the Forest.

New Living Translation
Judah’s defenses have been stripped away. You run to the armory for your weapons.

English Standard Version
He has taken away the covering of Judah. In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest,

Berean Study Bible
He has uncovered the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.

King James Bible
And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.

New King James Version
He removed the protection of Judah. You looked in that day to the armor of the House of the Forest;

New American Standard Bible
And He removed the defense of Judah. On that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,

NASB 1995
And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,

NASB 1977
And He removed the defense of Judah. In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest,

Amplified Bible
Then God removed the [protective] covering of Judah; And in that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest (Solomon’s armory).

Christian Standard Bible
He removed the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He removed the defenses of Judah. On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest.

American Standard Version
And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armor in the house of the forest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yehuda shall lay open the ranks and you shall see a supply of arms within the forest in that day

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall uncover the gates of Juda, and they shall look in that day on the choice houses of the city.

Contemporary English Version
Judah was left defenseless. At that time you trusted in the weapons you had stored in Forest Palace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the covering of Juda shall be discovered, and thou shalt see in that day the armoury of the house of the forest.

English Revised Version
And he took away the covering of Judah; and thou didst look in that day to the armour in the house of the forest.

Good News Translation
All of Judah's defenses crumbled. When that happened, you brought weapons out of the arsenal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day the LORD will remove the defenses of Judah. You will look for weapons in the House of the Forest.

International Standard Version
He has uncovered the defenses of Judah." At that time, you looked at the arsenal of the Palace of the Forest,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the covering of Judah was laid bare, that thou didst look in that day to the armour in the house of the forest.

Literal Standard Version
And one removes the covering of Judah, "" And in that day you look "" To the armor of the house of the forest,

NET Bible
They removed the defenses of Judah. At that time you looked for the weapons in the House of the Forest.

New Heart English Bible
You saw the breaches of the City of David, that they were many; and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And one removeth the covering of Judah, And thou lookest in that day Unto the armour of the house of the forest,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Valley of Vision
7Your 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. 9You saw that there were many breaches in the walls of the City of David. You collected water from the lower pool.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:2
He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon a hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high, with four rows of cedar pillars supporting the cedar beams.

1 Kings 10:17
He also made three hundred small shields of hammered gold; three minas of gold went into each shield. And the king put them in the House of the Forest of Lebanon.

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


Treasury of Scripture

And he discovered the covering of Judah, and you did look in that day to the armor of the house of the forest.

he discovered

Isaiah 36:1-3
Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them…

the armour

1 Kings 7:2
He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars.

1 Kings 10:17
And he made three hundred shields of beaten gold; three pound of gold went to one shield: and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon.

1 Kings 14:27,28
And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house…









(8) And he discovered the covering of Judah--i.e., Jehovah removed the veil which till then had hidden the approaching danger from the eyes of the inhabitants, and laid bare their weakness to those of the invaders. The verbs which in the English version are in the past tense are really in a kind of prophetic present, painting the future as if actually passing before the prophet's gaze.

The armour of the house of the forest.--More fully (as in 1Kings 7:2; 1Kings 10:17), "the house of the forest of Lebanon," which appears to have been used as an arsenal, and to which the people now turn as their chief resource.

Verse 8. - The covering of Judah was that which hid their weakness either from themselves or from the enemy - probably the former. God drew this aside, and they suddenly saw their danger, and began to think how they could best defend themselves. Arms were the first things needed. The armor of the house of the forest. "The house of the forest" was probably that portion of the palace of Solomon which he had called "the house of the forest of Lebanon" (1 Kings 7:2-5). This was, it would seem, used as an armor (1 Kings 10:17; 1 Kings 14:27; Isaiah 39:2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has uncovered
וַיְגַ֕ל (way·ḡal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal

the defenses
מָסַ֣ךְ (mā·saḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4539: A covering, screen

of Judah.
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

On that
הַה֔וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

you looked
וַתַּבֵּט֙ (wat·tab·bêṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the weapons
נֶ֖שֶׁק (ne·šeq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5402: Military equipment, arms, an arsenal

in the House
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the Forest.
הַיָּֽעַר׃ (hay·yā·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3293: A copse of bushes, a forest, honey in the comb


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