Isaiah 34:3
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New American Standard Bible
So their slain will be thrown out, And their corpses will give off their stench, And the mountains will be drenched with their blood.

King James Bible
Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

Darby Bible Translation
And their slain shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up from their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

World English Bible
Their slain will also be cast out, and the stench of their dead bodies will come up; and the mountains will melt in their blood.

Young's Literal Translation
And their wounded are cast out, And their carcases cause their stench to ascend, And melted have been mountains from their blood.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Their slain also shall be cast out - They would lie unburied. The slaughter Would be so extensive, and the desolation would be so entire, that there would not remain enough to bury the dead (compare the notes at Isaiah 14:19).

And the mountains shall be melted with their blood - The expression here is evidently hyperbolical, and means that as mountains and hills are wasted away by descending showers and impetuous torrents, so the hills would be washed away by the vast quantity of blood that would be shed by the anger of Yahweh.

Isaiah 34:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Isaiah
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Isaiah 10:4
Nothing remains but to crouch among the captives Or fall among the slain. In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out.

Isaiah 14:19
"But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit Like a trampled corpse.

Isaiah 66:24
"Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind."

Jeremiah 25:33
"Those slain by the LORD on that day will be from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be lamented, gathered or buried; they will be like dung on the face of the ground.

Ezekiel 14:19
"Or if I should send a plague against that country and pour out My wrath in blood on it to cut off man and beast from it,

Ezekiel 32:6
"I will also make the land drink the discharge of your blood As far as the mountains, And the ravines will be full of you.

Ezekiel 35:6
therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.

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