KJV LexiconAnd thorns
a pot; also a thorn (as springing up rapidly); by implication, a hook -- caldron, fishhook, pan, (wash-)pot, thorn.
shall come up
to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow)
in her palaces
a citadel (from its height) -- castle, palace.
from an unused root meaning to sting; a prickly plant -- nettle.
a thorn; by analogy, a ring for the nose -- bramble, thistle, thorn.
in the fortresses
a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively, a defender -- (de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold).
thereof and it shall be an habitation
comely, dwelling (place), fold, habitation, pleasant place, sheepcote, stable, tarried.
a marine or land monster, i.e. sea-serpent or jackal -- dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.
and a court
a court or abode -- court.
apple (of the eye), branch, company, daughter, first, old, owl, town, village.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches.
King James Bible
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns; her fortified cities, with thistles and briers. She will become a dwelling for jackals, an abode for ostriches.
International Standard Version
Thorns will grow over its palaces, nettles and brambles its fortresses. It will become a haunt for jackals, a home for ostriches.
Her fortresses will be overgrown with thorns; thickets and weeds will grow in her fortified cities. Jackals will settle there; ostriches will live there.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Its palaces are covered with thorns. Its fortresses have nettles and thistles. It will become a home for jackals and a place for ostriches.
King James 2000 Bible
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in its fortresses: and it shall be a habitation of jackals, and a court for ostriches.
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