Compare Translations for Isaiah 39:7

Isaiah 39:7 ASV
And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 BBE
And your sons, even your offspring, will they take away to be unsexed servants in the house of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 CEB
Some of your sons, your own descendants whom you fathered, will be taken to become eunuchs in the king of Babylon's palace."
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Isaiah 39:7 CJB
'They will carry off some of your descendants, your own offspring; and they will be made eunuchs serving in the palace of the king of Bavel."
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Isaiah 39:7 RHE
And of thy children, that shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget, they shall take away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 ESV
And some of your own sons, who will come from you, whom you will father, shall be taken away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 GW
Some of your own descendants will be taken away. They will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
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Isaiah 39:7 GNT
Some of your own direct descendants will be taken away and made eunuchs to serve in the palace of the king of Babylonia."
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Isaiah 39:7 HNV
Of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you shall father, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Bavel.
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Isaiah 39:7 CSB
'Some of your descendants who come from you will be taken away, and they will be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
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Isaiah 39:7 KJV
And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget , shall they take away ; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 LEB
'And some of your sons who go out from you, whom you fathered, shall be taken, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
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Isaiah 39:7 NAS
'And some of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away, and they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.' "
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Isaiah 39:7 NCV
Some of your own children, those who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become servants in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 NIRV
" 'Some of the members of your family line will be taken away. They will be your own flesh and blood. They will include the children who will be born into your family line in years to come. And they will serve the king of Babylonia in his palace.' "
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Isaiah 39:7 NIV
And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 NKJV
'And they shall take away some of your sons who will descend from you, whom you will beget; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.' "
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Isaiah 39:7 NLT
Some of your own descendants will be taken away into exile. They will become eunuchs who will serve in the palace of Babylon's king."
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Isaiah 39:7 NRS
Some of your own sons who are born to you shall be taken away; they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 RSV
And some of your own sons, who are born to you, shall be taken away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 DBY
And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 MSG
And not only your things but your sons. Some of your sons will be taken into exile, ending up as eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 WBT
And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 TMB
`And of thy sons who shall issue from thee, whom thou shalt beget, they shall take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.'"
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Isaiah 39:7 TNIV
And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."
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Isaiah 39:7 WEB
Of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you shall father, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
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Isaiah 39:7 WYC
And they shall take [away] of thy sons, that shall go out of thee, which thou shalt engender; and they shall be honest servants and chaste in the palace of the king of Babylon. (And they shall take away some of thy sons, who shall go out of thee, whom thou shalt beget; and they shall be made honest and chaste servants, that is, they shall be made eunuchs, to serve in the palace of the king of Babylon.)
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Isaiah 39:7 YLT
and of thy sons who come forth from thee, whom thou begettest, they take, and they have been eunuchs in a palace of the king of Babylon.'
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Isaiah 39 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 39

( 2 Kings. 20:12-19 )

Isaiah 39 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 39

Isaiah 39:1-8 . HEZEKIAH'S ERROR IN THE DISPLAY OF HIS RICHES TO THE BABYLONIAN AMBASSADOR.

1. Merodach-baladan--For a hundred fifty years before the overthrow of Nineveh by Cyaxares the Mede, a succession of rulers, mostly viceroys of Assyria, ruled Babylon, from the time of Nabonassar, 747 B.C. That date is called "the Era of Nabonassar." Pul or Phallukha was then expelled, and a new dynasty set up at Nineveh, under Tiglath-pileser. Semiramis, Pul's wife, then retired to Babylon, with Nabonassar, her son, whose advent to the throne of Babylon, after the overthrow of the old line at Nineveh, marked a new era. Sometimes the viceroys of Babylon made themselves, for a time, independent of Assyria; thus Merodach-baladan at this time did so, encouraged by the Assyrian disaster in the Jewish campaign. He had done so before, and was defeated in the first year of Sennacherib's reign, as is recorded in cuneiform characters in that monarchs palace of Koyunjik. Nabopolassar was the first who established, permanently, his independence; his son, Nebuchadnezzar, raised Babylon to the position which Nineveh once occupied; but from the want of stone near the Lower Euphrates, the buildings of Babylon, formed of sun-dried brick, have not stood the wear of ages as Nineveh has.
Merodach--an idol, the same as the god of war and planet Mars ( Jeremiah 50:2 ). Often kings took their names from their gods, as if peculiarly under their tutelage. So Belshazzar from Bel.
Baladan--means "Bel is his lord." The chronicle of EUSEBIUS contains a fragment of BEROSUS, stating that Acises, an Assyrian viceroy, usurped the supreme command at Babylon. Merodach- (or Berodach-) baladan murdered him and succeeded to the throne. Sennacherib conquered Merodach-baladan and left Esar-haddon, his son, as governor of Babylon. Merodach-baladan would naturally court the alliance of Hezekiah, who, like himself, had thrown off the yoke of the Assyrian king, and who would be equally glad of the Babylonian alliance against Assyria; hence arose the excessive attention which he paid to the usurper.
sick--An additional reason is given ( 2 Chronicles 32:31 ). "The princes of Babylon sent to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land"; namely, the recession of the shadow on Ahaz' sundial; to the Chaldean astronomers, such a fact would be especially interesting, the dial having been invented at Babylon.

2. glad--It was not the mere act, but the spirit of it, which provoked God ( 2 Chronicles 32:25 ), "Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him, for his heart was lifted up"; also compare 2 Chronicles 32:31 . God "tries" His people at different times by different ways, bringing out "all that is in their heart," to show them its varied corruptions. Compare David in a similar case ( 1 Chronicles 21:1-8 ).
precious things--rather, "the house of his (aromatic) spices"; from a Hebrew root, to "break to pieces," as is done to aromatics.
silver . . . gold--partly obtained from the Assyrian camp ( Isaiah 33:4 ); partly from presents ( 2 Chronicles 32:23 2 Chronicles 32:27-29 ).
precious ointment--used for anointing kings and priests.
armour--or else vessels in general; the parallel passage ( 2 Chronicles 32:27 ), "treasuries . . . for shields," favors English Version. His arsenal.

3. What . . . whence--implying that any proposition coming from the idolatrous enemies of God, with whom Israel was forbidden to form alliance, should have been received with anything but gladness. Reliance on Babylon, rather than on God, was a similar sin to the previous reliance on Egypt (Isaiah 30:1-31:9').
far country--implying that he had done nothing more than was proper in showing attention to strangers "from a far country."

4. All--a frank confession of his whole fault; the king submits his conduct to the scrutiny of a subject, because that subject was accredited by God. Contrast Asa ( 2 Chronicles 16:7-10 ).

5. Lord of hosts--who has all thy goods at His disposal.

6. days come--one hundred twenty years afterwards. This is the first intimation that the Jews would be carried to Babylon--the first designation of their place of punishment. The general prophecy of Moses ( Leviticus 26:33 , Deuteronomy 28:64 ); the more particular one of Ahijah in Jeroboam's time ( 1 Kings 14:15 ), "beyond the river"; and of Amos 5:27 , "captivity beyond Damascus"; are now concentrated in this specific one as to "Babylon" ( Micah 4:10 ). It was an exact retribution in kind, that as Babylon had been the instrument of Hezekiah and Judah's sin, so also it should be the instrument of their punishment.

7. sons . . . from thee--The sons which Hezekiah (as JOSEPHUS tells us) on "wept sore") will be among the foremost in suffering.
eunuchs--fulfilled ( Daniel 1:2 Daniel 1:3 Daniel 1:7 ).

8. peace . . . in my days--The punishment was not, as in David's case ( 2 Samuel 24:13-15 ), sent in his time. True repentance acquiesces in all God's ways and finds cause of thanksgiving in any mitigation.