Isaiah 33:17
New International Version
Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar.

New Living Translation
Your eyes will see the king in all his splendor, and you will see a land that stretches into the distance.

English Standard Version
Your eyes will behold the king in his beauty; they will see a land that stretches afar.

Berean Study Bible
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty and behold a land that stretches afar.

King James Bible
Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

New King James Version
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will see the land that is very far off.

New American Standard Bible
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will see a distant land.

NASB 1995
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will behold a far-distant land.

NASB 1977
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will behold a far-distant land.

Amplified Bible
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; They will see a far-distant land.

Christian Standard Bible
Your eyes will see the King in his beauty; you will see a vast land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; you will see a vast land.

American Standard Version
Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold a land that reacheth afar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Our eyes shall see The King in his beauty; your eyes in distant lands!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall see a king with glory: your eyes shall behold a land from afar.

Contemporary English Version
With your own eyes you will see the glorious King; you will see his kingdom reaching far and wide.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His eyes shall see the king in his beauty, they shall see the land far off.

English Revised Version
Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold a far stretching land.

Good News Translation
Once again you will see a king ruling in splendor over a land that stretches in all directions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your eyes will see how handsome the king is. You will see a land that stretches into the distance.

International Standard Version
"Your eyes will see the king in his elegance, and will view a land that stretches afar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty; They shall behold a land stretching afar.

Literal Standard Version
Your eyes see a king in his beauty, They see a far-off land.

NET Bible
You will see a king in his splendor; you will see a wide land.

New Heart English Bible
Your eyes will see the king in his beauty. They will see a distant land.

World English Bible
Your eyes will see the king in his beauty. They will see a distant land.

Young's Literal Translation
A king in his beauty, see do thine eyes, They see a land afar off.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is Exalted
16he will dwell on the heights; the mountain fortress will be his refuge; his food will be provided and his water assured. 17Your eyes will see the King in His beauty and behold a land that stretches afar. 18Your mind will ponder the former terror: “Where is he who tallies? Where is he who weighs? Where is he who counts the towers?”…

Cross References
Isaiah 6:5
Then I said: "Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts."

Isaiah 24:23
The moon will be confounded and the sun will be ashamed; for the LORD of Hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before His elders with great glory.

Isaiah 26:15
You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; You have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for Yourself; You have extended all the borders of the land.

Isaiah 33:21
But there the Majestic One, our LORD, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals, where no galley with oars will row, and no majestic vessel will pass.

Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our King. It is He who will save us.

Zechariah 9:17
How lovely they will be, and how beautiful! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine, the young women.


Treasury of Scripture

Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

eyes

Isaiah 32:1,2
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment…

Isaiah 37:1
And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 32:23
And many brought gifts unto the LORD to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

that is very far off.

Psalm 31:8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Hebrews 11:13-15
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…









(17) Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty . . .--Torn from their context, the words have been not unfitly used to describe the beatific vision of the saints of God in the far-off land of heaven. So the Targum gives "Thine eyes shall see the Shekinah of the King of Ages." Their primary meaning is, however, obviously historical. The "king" is Hezekiah, who shall be seen no longer in sackcloth and ashes, and with downcast eyes (Isaiah 37:1), but in all the "beauty" of triumph and of majesty, of a youth and health renewed like the eagle; and the "land that is very far off" is the whole land of Israel, all prosperous and peaceful, as contrasted with the narrow range of view which the people had had during the siege, pent up within the walls of Jerusalem. (Comp. Genesis 13:14-15.) Comp. as to form, Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 30:20.

Verse 17. - Thine eyes. Another transition. Here from the third person to the second, the prophet now addressing those righteous ones of whom he has been speaking in the two preceding verses. Shall see the King in his beauty. The Messianic King, whoever he might be, and whenever he might make his appearance. It has been said that beauty is not predicated of the heavenly King (Cheyne); but Zechariah 9:17; Psalm 45:2; and Canticles, passim, contradict this assertion. "How great is his beauty;" "Thou art fairer than the children of men;" "His mouth is most sweet; yea, he is altogether lovely." The land that is very far off; literally, the land of far distances. Bishop Lowth renders, "Thine own land far extended," and so Delitzsch and Mr. Cheyne. But if "the King" is Messianic, so doubtless is "the land" - the world-wide tract over which Messiah will reign (Revelation 21:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your eyes
עֵינֶ֑יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

will see
תֶּחֱזֶ֣ינָה (te·ḥĕ·ze·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

the King
מֶ֥לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

in His beauty
בְּיָפְי֖וֹ (bə·yā·p̄ə·yōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3308: Beauty

and behold
תִּרְאֶ֖ינָה (tir·’e·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

a land
אֶ֥רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 776: Earth, land

that stretches afar.
מַרְחַקִּֽים׃ (mar·ḥaq·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4801: Remoteness, a distant place, from afar


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