Isaiah 36:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
You say you have counsel and might for war--but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel against me?

King James Bible
I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?

Darby Bible Translation
Thou sayest, but it is a word of the lips, [There is] counsel and strength for war. Now on whom dost thou rely, that thou hast revolted against me?

World English Bible
I say that your counsel and strength for the war are only vain words. Now in whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me?

Young's Literal Translation
I have said: Only, a word of the lips! counsel and might are for battle: now, on whom hast thou trusted, that thou hast rebelled against me?

Isaiah 36:5 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I say "Thou hast said" - Fourteen MSS. (three ancient) of Kennicott's and De Rossi's have it in the second person, אמרת amarta; and so the other copy, 2 Kings 18:20.

But they are but vain words - דבר שפתים debar sephathayim, a word of the lips. Thou dost talk about counsels, but thou hast none; about strength, but there is none with thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

vain words. Heb. a word of lips. I have counsel and strength for war. or, but counsel and strength are for the war

Proverbs 21:30,31 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD...

Proverbs 24:5,6 A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength...

that

2 Kings 18:7 And the LORD was with him; and he prospered wherever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

2 Kings 24:1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years...

Nehemiah 2:19,20 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn...

Jeremiah 52:3 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence...

Ezekiel 17:15 But he rebelled against him in sending his ambassadors into Egypt, that they might give him horses and much people. Shall he prosper?...

Library
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
[In the Prospectus of our Publication it was stated, that one discourse, at least, would be given in each number. A strict adherence to this arrangement, however, it is found, would exclude from our pages some of the most talented discourses of our early Divines; and it is therefore deemed expedient to depart from it as occasion may require. The following Sermon will occupy two numbers, and we hope, that from its intrinsic value, its historical interest, and the illustrious name of its author, it
John Knox—The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

Sennacherib (705-681 B. C. )
The struggle of Sennacherib with Judaea and Egypt--Destruction of Babylon. Sennacherib either failed to inherit his father's good fortune, or lacked his ability.* He was not deficient in military genius, nor in the energy necessary to withstand the various enemies who rose against him at widely removed points of his frontier, but he had neither the adaptability of character nor the delicate tact required to manage successfully the heterogeneous elements combined under his sway. * The two principal
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

Cross References
2 Kings 18:7
And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.

2 Kings 18:20
You say you have the counsel and the might for war--but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel against me?

Jump to Previous
Authority Battle Counsel Depending Design Empty Lips Mere Military Power Rebelled Rebellest Rely Revolted Speak Strategy Strength Support Think Trust Trusted Vain War Word Words
Jump to Next
Authority Battle Counsel Depending Design Empty Lips Mere Military Power Rebelled Rebellest Rely Revolted Speak Strategy Strength Support Think Trust Trusted Vain War Word Words
Links
Isaiah 36:5 NIV
Isaiah 36:5 NLT
Isaiah 36:5 ESV
Isaiah 36:5 NASB
Isaiah 36:5 KJV

Isaiah 36:5 Bible Apps
Isaiah 36:5 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 36:5 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 36:5 French Bible
Isaiah 36:5 German Bible

Isaiah 36:5 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Isaiah 36:4
Top of Page
Top of Page