Isaiah 37:29
New International Version
Because you rage against me and because your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will make you return by the way you came.

New Living Translation
And because of your raging against me and your arrogance, which I have heard for myself, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth. I will make you return by the same road on which you came.”

English Standard Version
Because you have raged against me and your complacency has come to my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I will turn you back on the way by which you came.’

Berean Study Bible
Because your rage and arrogance against Me have reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will send you back the way you came.’

King James Bible
Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

New King James Version
Because your rage against Me and your tumult Have come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back By the way which you came.” ’

New American Standard Bible
“Because of your raging against Me And because your complacency has come up to My ears, I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way that you came.

NASB 1995
“Because of your raging against Me And because your arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way which you came.

NASB 1977
“Because of your raging against Me, And because your arrogance has come up to My ears, Therefore I will put My hook in your nose, And My bridle in your lips, And I will turn you back by the way which you came.

Amplified Bible
“Because your raging against Me And your arrogance has come up to My ears, I will put My hook in your nose And My bridle in your mouth, And I will turn you back by the way you came.

Christian Standard Bible
Because your raging against me and your arrogance have reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth; I will make you go back the way you came.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because your raging against Me and your arrogance have reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will make you go back the way you came.”

American Standard Version
Because of thy raging against me, and because thine arrogancy is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have been presumptuous before me and your blasphemy came up into my ears, I shall put a ring in your nose and a bridle in your lips and I shall return you on the road by which you entered

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thy wrath wherewith thou hast been enraged, and thy rancour has come up to me; therefore I will put a hook in thy nose, and a bit in thy lips, and will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

Contemporary English Version
I have seen your pride and the tremendous hatred you have for me. Now I will put a hook in your nose, a bit in your mouth, then I will send you back to where you came from.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou wast mad against me, thy pride came up to my ears: therefore I will put a ring in thy nose, and a bit between thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

English Revised Version
Because of thy raging against me, and for that thine arrogancy is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

Good News Translation
I have received the report of that rage and that pride of yours, and now I will put a hook through your nose and a bit in your mouth and will take you back by the same road you came."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since you rage against me and your boasting has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose and my bridle in your mouth. I will make you go back the way you came.

International Standard Version
Your insolence has reached my ears, so I'll put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I'll make you turn back on the road by which you came.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because of thy raging against Me, And for that thine uproar is come up into Mine ears, Therefore will I put My hook in thy nose, And My bridle in thy lips, And I will turn thee back by the way By which thou camest.

Literal Standard Version
Because of your anger toward Me, And your noise—it came up into My ears, I have put My hook in your nose, And My bridle in your lips, And I have caused you to turn back In the way in which you came.

NET Bible
Because you rage against me and the uproar you create has reached my ears, I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle between your lips, and I will lead you back the way you came."

New Heart English Bible
Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance has come up into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.

World English Bible
Because of your raging against me, and because your arrogance has come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of thy anger towards Me, And thy noise -- it came up into Mine ears, I have put My hook in thy nose, And My bridle in thy lips, And I have caused thee to turn back In the way in which thou camest.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fall of Sennacherib Prophesied
28But I know your sitting down, your going out and coming in, and your raging against Me. 29Because your rage and arrogance against Me have reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will send you back the way you came.’ 30And this will be a sign to you, O Hezekiah: This year you will eat what grows on its own, and in the second year what springs from the same. But in the third year you will sow and reap; you will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.…

Cross References
Job 41:2
Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?

Isaiah 10:12
So when the Lord has completed all His work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, He will say, "I will punish the king of Assyria for the fruit of his arrogant heart and the proud look in his eyes.

Isaiah 30:28
His breath is like a rushing torrent that rises to the neck. He comes to sift the nations in a sieve of destruction; He bridles the jaws of the peoples to lead them astray.

Isaiah 37:34
He will go back the way he came, and he will not enter this city,' declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 29:4
But I will put hooks in your jaws and cause the fish of your streams to cling to your scales. I will haul you up out of your rivers, and all the fish of your streams will cling to your scales.

Ezekiel 38:4
I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and bring you out with all your army--your horses, your horsemen in full armor, and a great company armed with shields and bucklers, all brandishing their swords.

Amos 4:2
The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness: "Behold, the days are coming when you will be taken away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.


Treasury of Scripture

Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into my ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.

rage

Isaiah 37:10
Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

Isaiah 36:4,10
And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? …

2 Kings 19:27,28
But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me…

tumult

Psalm 74:4
Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

Psalm 83:2
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

Matthew 27:24
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

will I

Isaiah 30:28
And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

Job 41:2
Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

Psalm 32:9
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.









(29) Therefore will I put my hook in thy nose . . .--The Assyrian sculptures represent both beasts and men as dragged in this way (Ezekiel 38:4). (Comp. the same image in Isaiah 30:28.)

Verse 29. - Therefore will I put my hook in thy nose (comp. Ezekiel 29:4; Ezekiel 38:4; 2 Chronicles 33:11). The Assyrians were in the habit of passing "hooks" or "rings" through the noses or lips of their more distinguished prisoners, and attaching a thong to the hook or ring, by which they led the prisoners into the royal presence ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 1. p. 304; vol. 3. p. 436). The expressions used derive their force from these practices, but are not in the present place to be understood literally. God "turned Sennacherib back" and reconducted him to Nineveh. not with an actual "hook" or "thong," but by the "bridle" of necessity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
יַ֚עַן (ya·‘an)
Adverb
Strong's 3282: Heed, purpose, to indicate the reason, cause

your rage
הִתְרַגֶּזְךָ֣ (hiṯ·rag·gez·ḵā)
Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7264: To be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited, perturbed

and arrogance
וְשַׁאֲנַנְךָ֖ (wə·ša·’ă·nan·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7600: Secure, haughty

against Me
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

have reached
עָלָ֣ה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

My ears,
בְאָזְנָ֑י (ḇə·’ā·zə·nāy)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

I will put
וְשַׂמְתִּ֨י (wə·śam·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

My hook
חַחִ֜י (ḥa·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2397: A ring for, the nose

in your nose
בְּאַפֶּ֗ךָ (bə·’ap·pe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

and My bit
וּמִתְגִּי֙ (ū·miṯ·gî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4964: A bridle

in your mouth;
בִּשְׂפָתֶ֔יךָ (biś·p̄ā·ṯe·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

I will send you back
וַהֲשִׁ֣יבֹתִ֔יךָ (wa·hă·šî·ḇō·ṯî·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the way
בַּדֶּ֖רֶךְ (bad·de·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

you came.’
בָּ֥אתָ (bā·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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