Isaiah 17 DBY

1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks; and they shall lie down and there shall be none to make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith Jehovah of hosts.
4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall become lean.
5 And it shall be as when the reaper a gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; yea, it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.

References for Isaiah 17:5

    • é 17:5 - Lit. 'harvest.'
      6 And a gleaning shall be left in it, as at the shaking of an olive-tree: two, three berries above, in the tree-top; four, five in its fruitful boughs, saith Jehovah, the God of Israel.
      7 In that day shall man b look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have regard to the Holy One of Israel.

      References for Isaiah 17:7

        • ê 17:7 - The Adam, i.e. 'mankind.'
          8 And he will not look to the altars, the work of his hands, nor have regard to what his fingers have made, neither the Asherahs nor the sun-images.
          9 In that day shall his strong cities be as the forsaken tract in the woodland, c and the mountain-top which they forsook before the children of Israel; and there shall be desolation.

          References for Isaiah 17:9

            • ë 17:9 - Or 'as a bare place in a thick wood.'
              10 For thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength; therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plantations, and shalt set them with foreign slips:
              11 in the day of thy planting wilt thou make [them] to grow, d and on the morrow e wilt thou make thy seed to flourish; [but] the harvest will flee in the day of taking possession, and the sorrow will be incurable. f

              References for Isaiah 17:11

                • ì 17:11 - Or 'wilt thou hedge them round.'
                • í 17:11 - Or 'in the morning.'
                • î 17:11 - Or 'the harvest will be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.'
                  12 Ha! a tumult of many peoples! they make a noise as the noise of the seas; -- and the rushing of nations! they rush as the rushing of mighty waters.
                  13 The nations g rush as the rushing of many waters; but he h will rebuke them, and they shall flee far away, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a whirling [of dust] before the whirlwind:

                  References for Isaiah 17:13

                    • ï 17:13 - Leummim, races of mankind: see Ps. 2.1.
                    • ð 17:13 - i.e. God.
                      14 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.