New International Version
Has the LORD struck her as he struck down those who struck her? Has she been killed as those were killed who killed her?
King James Bible
Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
Darby Bible Translation
Hath he smitten him according to the smiting of those that smote him? Is he slain according to the slaughter of those slain by him?
World English Bible
Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? Or are they killed like those who killed them were killed?
Young's Literal Translation
As the smiting of his smiter hath He smitten him? As the slaying of his slain doth He slay?
Isaiah 27:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To take root "From the root" - For ישרש yashresh, I read, with the Syriac, משרש mishshoresh. And for יציץ ופרח yatsits uparach, יציצו פרח yatsitsu parach, joining the ו vau to the first word, and taking that into construction with the first part of the sentence, Israel shall bud forth. I suppose the dialogue to be continued in this verse, which pursues the same image of the allegory, but in the way of metaphor.
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as he smote. Heb. according to the stroke of
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'Let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; yea, let him make peace with Me.'--ISAIAH xxvii. 5. Lyrical emotion makes the prophet's language obscure by reason of its swift transitions from one mood of feeling to another. But the main drift here is discernible. God is guarding Israel, His vineyard, and before Him its foes are weak as 'thorns and briers,' whose end is to be burned. With daring anthropomorphism, the prophet puts into God's mouth a longing for the enemies to measure …
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When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, "I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.
The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers.
The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria; with his rod he will strike them down.
"Assyria will fall by no human sword; a sword, not of mortals, will devour them. They will flee before the sword and their young men will be put to forced labor.
Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
Then 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!
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