Isaiah 41:5
New International Version
The islands have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward;

New Living Translation
The lands beyond the sea watch in fear. Remote lands tremble and mobilize for war.

English Standard Version
The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come.

Berean Study Bible
The islands see and fear, the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward.

New American Standard Bible
The coastlands have seen and are afraid; The ends of the earth tremble; They have drawn near and have come.

King James Bible
The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

Christian Standard Bible
The coasts and islands see and are afraid, the whole earth trembles. They approach and arrive.

Contemporary English Version
Islands and foreign nations saw what I did and trembled as they came near.

Good News Translation
"The people of distant lands have seen what I have done; they are frightened and tremble with fear. So they all assemble and come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The islands see and are afraid, the whole earth trembles. They approach and arrive.

International Standard Version
"The coastlands have looked and are afraid; the ends of the earth have drawn near together and come forward.

NET Bible
The coastlands see and are afraid; the whole earth trembles; they approach and come.

New Heart English Bible
The islands have seen, and fear. The farthest parts of the earth tremble. They approach, and come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The coastlands have seen him and are afraid. The ends of the earth tremble. They have come near and gathered together.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The isles saw, and feared; The ends of the earth trembled; They drew near, and came.

New American Standard 1977
The coastlands have seen and are afraid; The ends of the earth tremble; They have drawn near and have come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The isles saw it and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid; they congregated and came.

King James 2000 Bible
The coastlands saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

American King James Version
The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

American Standard Version
The isles have seen, and fear; the ends of the earth tremble; they draw near, and come.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The nations saw, and feared; the ends of the earth drew nigh, and came together,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The islands saw it, and feared, the ends of the earth were astonished, they drew near, and came.

Darby Bible Translation
The isles saw [it], and feared; the ends of the earth trembled: they drew near, and came.

English Revised Version
The isles saw, and feared; the ends of the earth trembled: they drew near, and came.

Webster's Bible Translation
The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

World English Bible
The islands have seen, and fear. The ends of the earth tremble. They approach, and come.

Young's Literal Translation
Seen have isles and fear, ends of the earth tremble, They have drawn near, yea, they come.
Study Bible
God's Help to Israel
4Who has performed this and carried it out, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD—the first and the last—I am He.” 5The islands see and fear, the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward. 6Each one helps the other, and says to his brother, “Be strong!”…
Cross References
Joshua 5:1
Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, their hearts melted and their spirit failed for fear of the Israelites.

Psalm 67:7
God blesses us, that all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

Isaiah 41:1
"Be silent before Me, O islands, and let the peoples renew their strength. Let them come forward and testify; let us together draw near for judgment.

Isaiah 41:6
Each one helps the other, and says to his brother, "Be strong!"

Ezekiel 26:15
This is what the Lord GOD says to Tyre: 'Will not the coasts and islands quake at the sound of your downfall, when the wounded groan at the slaughter in your midst?

Ezekiel 26:16
All the princes of the sea will descend from their thrones, remove their robes, and strip off their embroidered garments. Clothed with terror, they will sit on the ground, trembling every moment, appalled over you.

Ezekiel 26:18
Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your downfall; the islands in the sea are dismayed by your demise."'

Treasury of Scripture

The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

isles

Genesis 10:5
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Ezekiel 26:15,16
Thus saith the Lord GOD to Tyrus; Shall not the isles shake at the sound of thy fall, when the wounded cry, when the slaughter is made in the midst of thee? …

the ends

Exodus 15:14
The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

Joshua 2:10
For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

Joshua 5:1
And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.







Lexicon
The islands
אִיִּים֙ (’î·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

see
רָא֤וּ (rā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and fear,
וְיִירָ֔אוּ (wə·yî·rā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

the ends
קְצ֥וֹת (qə·ṣō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7098: A termination

of the earth
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

tremble.
יֶחֱרָ֑דוּ (ye·ḥĕ·rā·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2729: To shudder with terror, to fear, to hasten

They approach
קָרְב֖וּ (qā·rə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

and come forward.
וַיֶּאֱתָיֽוּן׃ (way·ye·’ĕ·ṯā·yūn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 857: To arrive
(5) The isles saw it, and feared . . .--The words paint the terror caused by the rapid conquests of Cyrus, but the terror led, as the following verses show, to something very different from the acknowledgment of the Eternal. As the sailors in the ship of Tarshish called each man on his God (Jonah 1:5), so each nation turned to its oracles and its shrines. The gods had to be propitiated by new statues, and a fresh impetus was given to the manufacture of idols, probably for the purpose of being carried forth to battle as a protection. (Comp. 1Samuel 4:5-7; Herod. i. 26.)

Verse 5. - The isles saw it, and feared. A general terror seized the nations on the conquest of the Medes by Cyrus. Croesus of Lydia, Nabonidus of Babylon, and Amasis of Egypt, were at once drawn together by the common danger, and made alliance offensive and defensive (Herod., 1:77). The weaker tribes and peoples gave themselves up for lost. Scarcely any resistance seems to have been offered to the Persian arms by the tribes between the Halys and Indus, the Jaxartes and the Indian Ocean. Lydia and Babylon alone made a stout fight; but even these were conquered without very much difficulty. The ends of the earth... drew near; i.e. distant nations held (will hold) consultation together on the danger which threatens them. The league of Lydia, Babylon, and Egypt is the only known instance of such "drawing near" (see the preceding note). Isaiah anticipates marked consultations and exhortations with respect to the idol-gods, in which trust should be put; but perhaps he is scarcely serious in vers. 6, 7. Rather he is indulging his sarcastic humour at the expense of the idols and of those who put their trust in them. (For instances, however, of actual trust in particular idols, see 'Records of the Past,' vol. 4. p. 58; Herod., 5:67; 8:64,) 41:1-9 Can any heathen god raise up one in righteousness, make what use of him he pleases, and make him victorious over the nations? The Lord did so with Abraham, or rather, he would do so with Cyrus. Sinners encourage one another in the ways of sin; shall not the servants of the living God stir up one another in his service? God's people are the seed of Abraham his friend. This is certainly the highest title ever given to a mortal. It means that Abraham, by Divine grace, was made like to God, and that he was admitted to communion with Him. Happy are the servants of the Lord, whom he has called to be his friends, and to walk with him in faith and holy obedience. Let not such as have thus been favoured yield to fear; for the contest may be sharp, but the victory shall be sure.
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