Isaiah 17:14
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New International Version
In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.

King James Bible
And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

Darby Bible Translation
behold, at eventide, trouble; before the morning they are not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

World English Bible
At evening, behold, terror! Before the morning, they are no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us.

Young's Literal Translation
At even-time, lo, terror, before morning it is not, This is the portion of our spoilers, And the lot of our plunderers!

Isaiah 17:14 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He is not "He is no more" - For איננו einennu ten MSS. of Dr. Kennicott's, (three ancient), ten of De Rossi's, and two editions, and the Septuagint, Syriac, Chaldee, Vulgate, and Arabic, have ואיננו veeinenno. This particle, authenticated by so many good vouchers, restores the sentence to its true poetical form, implying a repetition of some part of the parallel line preceding, thus: -

"At the season of evening, behold terror!

Before the morning, and [behold] he is no more!"

That spoil us - For שוסינו shoseynu, them that spoil us, fifteen MSS., one edition, and the Syriac have שוסנו shosenu, him that spoileth us. And for לבזזינו lebozezeynu, them that rob us, six MSS. and the Syriac have לבוזזנו lebozzeno, him that robbeth us: and these readings make the place answer better to Sennacherib, according to Lowth's conjecture. Though God may permit the wicked to prevail for a time against his people, yet in the end those shall be overthrown, and the glory of the Lord shall shine brightly on them that fear him; for the earth shall be subdued, and the universe filled with his glory. Amen, and Amen!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

at evening-tide

Isaiah 10:28-32 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he has laid up his carriages...

2 Kings 19:3,35 And they said to him, Thus said Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy...

Psalm 37:36 Yet he passed away, and, see, he was not: yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.

the portion

Isaiah 33:1 Woe to you that spoil, and you were not spoiled; and deal treacherously...

Judges 5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him be as the sun when he goes forth in his might...

Job 20:29 This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.

Proverbs 22:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Jeremiah 2:3 Israel was holiness to the LORD, and the first fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come on them...

Jeremiah 13:25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from me, said the LORD; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.

Ezekiel 39:10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire...

Habakkuk 2:16,17 You are filled with shame for glory: drink you also, and let your foreskin be uncovered...

Zephaniah 2:9,10 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah...

Library
The Harvest of a Godless Life
'Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.'--ISAIAH xvii. 10, 11. The original application of these words is to Judah's alliance with Damascus, which Isaiah was dead against.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Kings 19:35
That night the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning--there were all the dead bodies!

Isaiah 10:25
Very soon my anger against you will end and my wrath will be directed to their destruction."

Isaiah 29:5
But your many enemies will become like fine dust, the ruthless hordes like blown chaff. Suddenly, in an instant,

Isaiah 29:7
Then the hordes of all the nations that fight against Ariel, that attack her and her fortress and besiege her, will be as it is with a dream, with a vision in the night--

Isaiah 33:18
In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror: "Where is that chief officer? Where is the one who took the revenue? Where is the officer in charge of the towers?"

Isaiah 34:17
He allots their portions; his hand distributes them by measure. They will possess it forever and dwell there from generation to generation.

Isaiah 41:12
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.

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