Isaiah 10:34
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New International Version
He will cut down the forest thickets with an ax; Lebanon will fall before the Mighty One.

King James Bible
And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

Darby Bible Translation
and he shall make clearings in the thickets of the forest with iron; and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

World English Bible
He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

Young's Literal Translation
And He hath gone round the thickets of the forest with iron, And Lebanon by a mighty one falleth!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one - באדיר beaddir, the angel of the Lord, who smote them, Kimchi. And so Vitringa understands it. Others translate, "The high cedars of Lebanon shall fall:" but the king of Assyria is the person who shall be overthrown.

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Isaiah 10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body...

Isaiah 37:24 By your servants have you reproached the Lord, and have said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains...

Jeremiah 22:7 And I will prepare destroyers against you, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down your choice cedars...

Jeremiah 46:22,23 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood...

Jeremiah 48:2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation...

Nahum 1:12 Thus said the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through...

Lebanon

Zechariah 11:1,2 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars...

by a mighty one. or, mightily

Isaiah 31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him...

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand...

Psalm 103:20 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening to the voice of his word.

Daniel 4:13,14,23 I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven...

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was on his head...

Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying...

Library
Light or Fire?
'And the Light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.'--ISAIAH x. 17. With grand poetry the prophet pictures the Assyrian power as a forest consumed like thistles and briers by the fire of God. The text suggests solemn truths about the divine Nature and its manifestations. I. The Essential Character of God. Light and Holiness are substantially parallel. Light symbolises purity, but also knowledge and joy. Holiness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

If Then the Prophets Prophesied that the Son of God was to Appear Upon The...
If then the prophets prophesied that the Son of God was to appear upon the earth, and prophesied also where on the earth and how and in what manner He should make known His appearance, and all these prophecies the Lord took upon Himself; our faith in Him was well-founded, and the tradition of the preaching (is) true: that is to say, the testimony of the apostles, who being sent forth by the Lord preached in all the world the Son of God, who came to suffer, and endured to the destruction of death
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

"Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge"
God's favor toward Israel had always been conditional on their obedience. At the foot of Sinai they had entered into covenant relationship with Him as His "peculiar treasure. . . above all people." Solemnly they had promised to follow in the path of obedience. "All that the Lord hath spoken we will do," they had said. Exodus 19:5, 8. And when, a few days afterward, God's law was spoken from Sinai, and additional instruction in the form of statutes and judgments was communicated through Moses, the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Isaiah 2:13
for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan,

Isaiah 10:18
The splendor of his forests and fertile fields it will completely destroy, as when a sick person wastes away.

Isaiah 33:9
The land dries up and wastes away, Lebanon is ashamed and withers; Sharon is like the Arabah, and Bashan and Carmel drop their leaves.

Isaiah 37:24
By your messengers you have ridiculed the Lord. And you have said, 'With my many chariots I have ascended the heights of the mountains, the utmost heights of Lebanon. I have cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its junipers. I have reached its remotest heights, the finest of its forests.

Jeremiah 22:7
I will send destroyers against you, each man with his weapons, and they will cut up your fine cedar beams and throw them into the fire.

Ezekiel 31:3
Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.

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