Isaiah 34:12
New International Version
Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes will vanish away.

New Living Translation
It will be called the Land of Nothing, and all its nobles will soon be gone.

English Standard Version
Its nobles—there is no one there to call it a kingdom, and all its princes shall be nothing.

Berean Study Bible
No nobles will be left to proclaim a king, and all her princes will come to nothing.

King James Bible
They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

New King James Version
They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, But none shall be there, and all its princes shall be nothing.

New American Standard Bible
Its nobles—there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king— And all its officials will be nothing.

NASB 1995
Its nobles-- there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king-- And all its princes will be nothing.

NASB 1977
Its nobles—there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king— And all its princes shall be nothing.

Amplified Bible
Its nobles—there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king— And all its princes will be nothing.

Christian Standard Bible
No nobles will be left to proclaim a king, and all her princes will come to nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No nobles will be left to proclaim a king, and all her princes will come to nothing.

American Standard Version
They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes shall be nothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also they shall not call the Kingdom there, and all its great ones shall be for destruction

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Her princes shall be no more; for her kings and her great men shall be destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
Edom will be called "Kingdom of Nothing." Its rulers will also be nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The nobles thereof shall not be there: they shall call rather upon the king, and all the princes thereof shall be nothing.

English Revised Version
They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all her princes shall be nothing.

Good News Translation
There will be no king to rule the country, and the leaders will all be gone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are no nobles to rule a kingdom. All of its princes have disappeared.

International Standard Version
They will name it "No Kingdom There," and all its princes will come to nothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for her nobles, none shall be there to be called to the kingdom; And all her princes shall be nothing.

Literal Standard Version
They call her nobles [to] the kingdom, "" But there are none there, "" And all her princes are at an end.

NET Bible
Her nobles will have nothing left to call a kingdom and all her officials will disappear.

New Heart English Bible
They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes shall be nothing.

World English Bible
They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes shall be nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
To the kingdom her freemen they call, But there are none there, And all her princes are at an end.

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Judgments on the Nations
11The desert owl and screech owl will possess it, and the great owl and raven will dwell in it. The LORD will stretch out over Edom a measuring line of chaos and a plumb line of destruction. 12No nobles will be left to proclaim a king, and all her princes will come to nothing. 13Her towers will be overgrown with thorns, her fortresses with thistles and briers. She will become a haunt for jackals, an abode for ostriches.…

Cross References
Isaiah 40:23
He brings the princes to nothing and makes the rulers of the earth meaningless.

Isaiah 41:11
Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.

Isaiah 41:12
You will seek them but will not find them. Those who wage war against you will come to nothing.

Jeremiah 27:20
which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take when he carried Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 39:6
There at Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and he also killed all the nobles of Judah.


Treasury of Scripture

They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

call

Isaiah 3:6-8
When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: …

Ecclesiastes 10:16,17
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! …

nothing

Isaiah 41:24
Behold, ye are of nothing, and your work of nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you.

1 Corinthians 8:4
As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.

1 Corinthians 13:2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.









(12) They shall call the nobles thereof . . .--The monarchy of Edom seems to have been elective, its rulers being known, not as kings, but by the title which the English version renders by "dukes" (Genesis 36:15-43). It will be noticed that no chief in the list of dukes is the son of his predecessor. Isaiah fore tells as part of the utter collapse of Edom that there shall be neither electors nor any to elect.

Verse 12. - They shall call the nobles, etc.; rather, as for her nobles, there shall be none there for them to call to the kingdom. The nobles are termed horim, probably because the right of succession to the kingdom was vested in the descendants of the Horites, from whom the Edomites took their territory (Genesis 36:20, 29, 30). These having died out, there would be no one to appoint as king.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
No
וְאֵֽין־ (wə·’ên-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

nobles
חֹרֶ֥יהָ (ḥō·re·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2715: White, pure, noble

will be left to proclaim
יִקְרָ֑אוּ (yiq·rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

a king,
מְלוּכָ֣ה (mə·lū·ḵāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4410: Something ruled, a realm

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

her princes
שָׂרֶ֖יהָ (śā·re·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

will come
יִ֥הְיוּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to nothing.
אָֽפֶס׃ (’ā·p̄es)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 657: Cessation, an end, no further, the ankle, foot


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