Isaiah 27:10
New International Version
The fortified city stands desolate, an abandoned settlement, forsaken like the wilderness; there the calves graze, there they lie down; they strip its branches bare.

New Living Translation
The fortified towns will be silent and empty, the houses abandoned, the streets overgrown with weeds. Calves will graze there, chewing on twigs and branches.

English Standard Version
For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness; there the calf grazes; there it lies down and strips its branches.

Berean Study Bible
For the fortified city will be deserted, a homestead abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness. There the calves will graze, and there they will lie down and strip its branches bare.

New American Standard Bible
For the fortified city is isolated, A homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert; There the calf will graze, And there it will lie down and feed on its branches.

King James Bible
Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
For the fortified city will be desolate, pastures deserted and abandoned like a wilderness. Calves will graze there, and there they will spread out and strip its branches.

Contemporary English Version
Fortress cities are left like a desert where no one lives. Cattle walk through the ruins, stripping the trees bare.

Good News Translation
The fortified city lies in ruins. It is deserted like an empty wilderness. It has become a pasture for cattle, where they can rest and graze.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the fortified city will be deserted, pastures abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness. Calves will graze there, and there they will spread out and strip its branches.

International Standard Version
For the fortified city stands desolate, a settlement abandoned and forsaken like the desert; calves graze there, and there they lie down and strip bare its branches.

NET Bible
For the fortified city is left alone; it is a deserted settlement and abandoned like the desert. Calves graze there; they lie down there and eat its branches bare.

New Heart English Bible
For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness. The calf will feed there, and there he will lie down, and consume its branches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fortified city is isolated. The homestead is left deserted, abandoned like the desert. Calves will graze there. They will lie down. They will feed on the branches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the fortified city is solitary, A habitation abandoned and forsaken, like the wilderness; There shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, And consume the branches thereof

New American Standard 1977
For the fortified city is isolated, A homestead forlorn and forsaken like the desert; There the calf will graze, And there it will lie down and feed on its branches.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Otherwise the defenced city shall be made desolate, and the habitation shall be forsaken and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down and consume the branches thereof.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet the fortified city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and strip its branches.

American King James Version
Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

American Standard Version
For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The flock that dwelt there shall be left, as a deserted flock; and the ground shall be for a long time for pasture, and there shall flocks lie down to rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the strong city shall be desolate, the beautiful city shall be forsaken, and shall be left as a wilderness : there the calf shall feed, and there shall he lie down, and shall consume its branches.

Darby Bible Translation
For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness; there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume its boughs.

English Revised Version
For the defenced city is solitary, an habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet the fortified city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume its branches.

World English Bible
For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness. The calf will feed there, and there he will lie down, and consume its branches.

Young's Literal Translation
For the fenced city is alone, A habitation cast out and forsaken as a wilderness, There doth the calf delight, And there it lieth down, And hath consumed its branches.
Study Bible
The LORD's Vineyard
9Therefore Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for, and the fruit of the removal of his sin will be this: When he makes all the altar stones like crushed bits of chalk, no Asherah poles or incense altars will remain standing. 10For the fortified city will be deserted, a homestead abandoned and forsaken like a wilderness. There the calves will graze, and there they will lie down and strip its branches bare. 11When its limbs are dry, they will be broken off. Women will come and use them for kindling, for they are a people without understanding. Therefore their Maker will have no compassion on them, and their Creator will show them no grace.…
Cross References
Isaiah 7:21
On that day a man will raise a young cow and two sheep,

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be left to the flocks, which will lie down with no one to fear.

Isaiah 25:2
Indeed, You have turned the city into a heap of rubble, a fortified town into ruins; the fortress of strangers is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.

Isaiah 32:13
and for the land of my people, overgrown with thorns and briers--even for every house of merriment in this city of revelry.

Isaiah 32:14
For the palace will be forsaken, the busy city abandoned. The hill and the watchtower will become caves forever--the delight of wild donkeys and a pasture for flocks--

Isaiah 32:19
But hail will level the forest, and the city will sink to the depths.

Isaiah 35:1
The wilderness and the land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.

Isaiah 49:21
Then you will say in your heart, 'Who has begotten these for me? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. So who has reared them? Look, I was left all alone, so where did they come from?'"

Jeremiah 25:37
The peaceful meadows will become lifeless because of the LORD's burning anger.

Jeremiah 52:27
There at Riblah in the land of Hamath, The king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death. So Judah was taken into exile, away from her land.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

the defenced

Isaiah 5:9,10
In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant…

Isaiah 6:11,12
Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, …

Isaiah 17:9
In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.

there shall the

Isaiah 7:25
And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

Isaiah 17:2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Isaiah 32:13,14
Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: …







Lexicon
For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the fortified
בְּצוּרָה֙ (bə·ṣū·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1219: To cut off, make inaccessible, enclose

city
עִ֤יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

will be deserted,
בָּדָ֔ד (bā·ḏāḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 910: Isolation, separation

a homestead
נָוֶ֕ה (nā·weh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5116: Abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation

abandoned
מְשֻׁלָּ֥ח (mə·šul·lāḥ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

and forsaken
וְנֶעֱזָ֖ב (wə·ne·‘ĕ·zāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

like a wilderness.
כַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר (kam·miḏ·bār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

There
שָׁ֣ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

the calves
עֵ֛גֶל (‘ê·ḡel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5695: A, calf, one nearly grown

will graze,
יִרְעֶ֥ה (yir·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

and there
וְשָׁ֥ם (wə·šām)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

they will lie down
יִרְבָּ֖ץ (yir·bāṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7257: To crouch, be implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed

and strip
וְכִלָּ֥ה (wə·ḵil·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

its branches {bare}.
סְעִפֶֽיהָ׃ (sə·‘i·p̄e·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5585: A fissure, a bough
(10) The defenced city shall be desolate . . .--The key to this prediction is found in Isaiah 25:2, where the same words occur. The "defenced city" is that of the strangers, who are the enemies of God's people, and its destruction is contrasted with the restoration of the purified Jerusalem of the preceding verse. To see in the "defenced city" which is to be laid low Jerusalem itself is at variance with the natural sequence of thought. The picture of desolation--calves feeding in what had been the busy streets of a populous city--is analogous to that of the "wild beasts of the desert," roaring among the ruins of Babylon, in Isaiah 13:21-22.

Verse 10. - Yet the defensed city shall be desolate. Though her punishment is in mercy, as a chastisement which is to purge away her sin, yet Jerusalem shall for a time be desolate, void, without inhabitant, left like a wilderness. Forsaken; or, put away; the same word that is used in ver. 8 of Jerusalem. There shall the calf feed. A familiar image of desolation (comp. Isaiah 5:17; Isaiah 17:2; Isaiah 32:14, etc.). 27:6-13 In the days of the gospel, the latter days, the gospel church shall be more firmly fixed than the Jewish church, and shall spread further. May our souls be continually watered and kept, that we may abound in the fruits of the Spirit, in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. The Jews yet are kept a separate and a numerous people; they have not been rooted out as those who slew them. The condition of that nation, through so many ages, forms a certain proof of the Divine origin of the Scriptures; and the Jews live amongst us, a continued warning against sin. But though winds are ever so rough, ever so high, God can say to them, Peace, be still. And though God will afflict his people, yet he will make their afflictions to work for the good of their souls. According to this promise, since the captivity in Babylon, no people have shown such hatred to idols and idolatry as the Jews. And to all God's people, the design of affliction is to part between them and sin. The affliction has done us good, when we keep at a distance from the occasions of sin, and use care that we may not be tempted to it. Jerusalem had been defended by grace and the Divine protection; but when God withdrew, she was left like a wilderness. This has awfully come to pass. And this is a figure of the deplorable state of the vineyard, the church, when it brought forth wild grapes. Sinners flatter themselves they shall not be dealt with severely, because God is merciful, and is their Maker. We see how weak those pleas will be. Verses 12,13, seem to predict the restoration of the Jews after the Babylonish captivity, and their recovery from their present dispersion. This is further applicable to the preaching of the gospel, by which sinners are gathered into the grace of God; the gospel proclaims the acceptable year of the Lord. Those gathered by the sounding of the gospel trumpet, are brought in to worship God, and added to the church; and the last trumpet will gather the saints together.
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