New Living Translation
All the nations of the world will stand amazed at what the LORD will do for you. They will be embarrassed at their feeble power. They will cover their mouths in silent awe, deaf to everything around them.
King James Bible
The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
Darby Bible Translation
The nations shall see, and be ashamed for all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
World English Bible
The nations will see and be ashamed of all their might. They will lay their hand on their mouth. Their ears will be deaf.
Young's Literal Translation
See do nations, and they are ashamed of all their might, They lay a hand on the mouth, their ears are deaf.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:16 Shall be deaf - They shall neither care to hear, nor to speak of it.
In sharp contrast with the reckless rule of Ahaz was the reformation wrought during the prosperous reign of his son. Hezekiah came to the throne determined to do all in his power to save Judah from the fate that was overtaking the northern kingdom. The messages of the prophets offered no encouragement to halfway measures. Only by most decided reformation could be threatened judgments be averted. In the crisis, Hezekiah proved to be a man of opportunity. No sooner had he ascended the throne than he …
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If you have been a fool by being proud or plotting evil, cover your mouth in shame.
O LORD, they pay no attention to your upraised fist. Show them your eagerness to defend your people. Then they will be ashamed. Let your fire consume your enemies.
Then you seers will be put to shame, and you fortune-tellers will be disgraced. And you will cover your faces because there is no answer from God."
I will overthrow royal thrones and destroy the power of foreign kingdoms. I will overturn their chariots and riders. The horses will fall, and their riders will kill each other.
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