Isaiah 42:15
New International Version
I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools.

New Living Translation
I will level the mountains and hills and blight all their greenery. I will turn the rivers into dry land and will dry up all the pools.

English Standard Version
I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools.

Berean Study Bible
I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation. I will turn the rivers into islands and dry up the marshes.

New American Standard Bible
"I will lay waste the mountains and hills And wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands And dry up the ponds.

King James Bible
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

Christian Standard Bible
I will lay waste mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation. I will turn rivers into islands and dry up marshes.

Contemporary English Version
I will destroy the mountains and what grows on them; I will dry up rivers and ponds.

Good News Translation
I will destroy the hills and mountains and dry up the grass and trees. I will turn the river valleys into deserts and dry up the pools of water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will lay waste mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation. I will turn rivers into islands and dry up marshes.

International Standard Version
I'll devastate the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I'll turn rivers into islands, and dry up the ponds.

NET Bible
I will make the trees on the mountains and hills wither up; I will dry up all their vegetation. I will turn streams into islands, and dry up pools of water.

New Heart English Bible
I will destroy mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs. I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will lay waste to mountains and hills. I will dry up all their vegetation. I will turn rivers into islands. I will dry up ponds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will make waste mountains and hills, And dry up all their herbs; And I will make the rivers islands, And will dry up the pools.

New American Standard 1977
“I will lay waste the mountains and hills, And wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands, And dry up the ponds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will make waste mountains and hills and dry up all their grass, and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

King James 2000 Bible
I will lay waste the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; and I will turn the rivers into islands, and I will dry up the pools.

American King James Version
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

American Standard Version
I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will lay waste the mountains and hills, and will make all their grass to wither: and I will turn rivers into islands, and will dry up the standing pools.

Darby Bible Translation
I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

English Revised Version
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers to be islands, and I will dry up the pools.

World English Bible
I will destroy mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs. I will make the rivers islands, and will dry up the pools.

Young's Literal Translation
I make waste mountains and hills, And all their herbs I dry up, And I have made rivers become isles, And ponds I dry up.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
A New Song of Praise
14I have kept silent from ages past; I have kept quiet and restrained. But now I will groan like a woman in labor; I will at once gasp and pant. 15I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation. I will turn the rivers into islands and dry up the marshes. 16I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them.…
Cross References
Psalm 107:33
He turns rivers into deserts, springs of water into thirsty ground,

Isaiah 2:12
For the Day of the LORD of Hosts will come against all the proud and lofty, against all that is exalted--it will be humbled--

Isaiah 41:15
Behold, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.

Isaiah 44:27
who says to the depths of the sea, 'Be dry, and I will dry up your currents,'

Isaiah 50:2
Why was no one there when I arrived? Why did no one answer when I called? Is My hand too short to redeem you? Or do I lack the strength to deliver you? Behold, My rebuke dries up the sea; I turn the rivers into a desert; the fish rot for lack of water and they die of thirst.

Ezekiel 38:19
In My zeal and fiery rage I proclaim that on that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

Ezekiel 38:20
The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that crawls upon the ground, and all mankind on the face of the earth will tremble at My presence. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Nahum 1:4
He rebukes the sea and dries it up; He makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts.

Treasury of Scripture

I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

Isaiah 2:12-16 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be on every one that is proud …

Isaiah 11:15,16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; …

Isaiah 44:27 That said to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:

Isaiah 49:11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none …

Psalm 18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills …

Psalm 107:33,34 He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the springs into dry ground…

Psalm 114:3-7 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back…

Jeremiah 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, see, they trembled, and all the hills …

Nahum 1:4-6 He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers: …

Habakkuk 3:6-10 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the …

Haggai 2:6 For thus said the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, …

Zechariah 10:11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite …

Revelation 6:12-17 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was …

Revelation 8:7-12 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled …

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part …

Revelation 16:12,18 And the sixth angel poured out his vial on the great river Euphrates; …

Revelation 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose …







Lexicon
I will lay waste
אַחֲרִ֤יב (’a·ḥă·rîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2717: To parch, to desolate, destroy, kill

the mountains
הָרִים֙ (hā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

and hills
וּגְבָע֔וֹת (ū·ḡə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock

and dry up
אוֹבִ֑ישׁ (’ō·w·ḇîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

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

their vegetation.
עֶשְׂבָּ֖ם (‘eś·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6212: Herb, herbage

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

the rivers
נְהָרוֹת֙ (nə·hā·rō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5104: A stream, prosperity

into islands
לָֽאִיִּ֔ים (lā·’î·yîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 339: A habitable spot, dry land, a coast, an island

and dry up
אוֹבִֽישׁ׃ (’ō·w·ḇîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

the marshes.
וַאֲגַמִּ֖ים (wa·’ă·ḡam·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 98: A marsh, a rush, a stockade of reeds
(15) I will make waste mountains . . .--The whole description is symbolic, and points to the subjugation of the heathen nations, the "rivers" and "pools" probably representing the kingdoms of the Tigris and Euphrates (Isaiah 8:7). All this seems a purely destructive work, but through it all mercy and truth are working, and a way is being opened for the return of Israel, in painting which, as elsewhere, the literal melts into the spiritual, as in a dissolving view. (See Note on Isaiah 40:4.) "These things" include the whole work of judgment and of mercy.

Verse 15. - I will make waste mountains and hills. The result of God's "stirring up his jealousy," and giving a free vent to his feelings, will be the destruction of the great and mighty ones of the earth (comp. Isaiah 2:14). These are probably, in this place, the Babylonian kings and nobles. Dry up all their herbs; i.e. turn Babylonia, temporarily, into a desert. Make the rivers islands, and dry up the pools. Invert the established order of things - turn the rivers into dry land, and empty the reservoirs. There is, perhaps, some allusion to those dealings with the river-beds, which the Greek historians ascribe to Cyrus (Herod., 1:189, 191; Xen., 'Cyrop.,' 7:5, § 10), and which are not disproved by the fact that the one native account of the capture of Babylon by Cyrus, which has come down to us, makes no mention of them. 42:13-17 The Lord will appear in his power and glory. He shall cry, in the preaching of his word. He shall cry aloud in the gospel woes, which must be preached with gospel blessings, to awaken a sleeping world. He shall conquer by the power of his Spirit. And those that contradict and blaspheme his gospel, he shall put to silence and shame; and that which hinders its progress shall be taken out of the way. To those who by nature were blind, God will show the way to life and happiness by Jesus Christ. They are weak in knowledge, but He will make darkness light. They are weak in duty, but their way shall be plain. Those whom God brings into the right way, he will guide in it. This passage is a prophecy, and is also applicable to every believer; for the Lord will never leave nor forsake them.
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