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Isaiah 47:15 ASV
Thus shall the things be unto thee wherein thou hast labored: they that have trafficked with thee from thy youth shall wander every one to his quarter; there shall be none to save thee.
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Isaiah 47:15 BBE
Small profit have you had from those who, from your earliest days, got great profit out of you; they have gone in flight, every one straight before him, and you have no saviour.
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Isaiah 47:15 CEB
Those with whom you have wearied yourself are like this, those with whom you were in business from your youth: each has wandered off on their own way; none will save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 CJB
So much for your [wizards], with whom you have worked all your life! Each will wander off in his own direction, and nobody will save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 RHE
Such are all the things become to thee, in which thou hast laboured: thy merchants from thy youth, every one hath erred in his own way, there is none that can save thee.
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Isaiah 47:15 ESV
Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have done business with you from your youth; they wander about, each in his own direction; there is no one to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 GW
This is how it will be for those who have worked with you, for those who have been with you ever since you were young. They will go their own ways, and there will be no one to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 GNT
That is all the good they will do you - those astrologers you've consulted all your life. They all will leave you and go their own way, and none will be left to save you."
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Isaiah 47:15 HNV
Thus shall the things be to you in which you have labored: those who have trafficked with you from your youth shall wander everyone to his quarter; there shall be none to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 CSB
This is what they are to you- those who have wearied you and have traded with you from your youth- each wanders on his own way; no one can save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 KJV
Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured , even thy merchants , from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
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Isaiah 47:15 LEB
So are to you [those with] whom you have labored, your traders from your youth. They wander, each to his side; there is no one who can save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 NAS
"So have those become to you with whom you have labored, Who have trafficked with you from your youth; Each has wandered in his own way; There is none to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 NCV
You have worked with these people, and they have been with you since you were young, but they will not be able to help you. Everyone will go his own way, and there will be no one left to save you."
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Isaiah 47:15 NIRV
They can't do you any good. You have done business with them ever since you were a child. You have always asked them for advice. All of them are bewildered and continue in their own ways. None of them can save you."
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Isaiah 47:15 NIV
That is all they can do for you-- these you have labored with and trafficked with since childhood. Each of them goes on in his error; there is not one that can save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 NKJV
Thus shall they be to you With whom you have labored, Your merchants from your youth; They shall wander each one to his quarter. No one shall save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 NLT
And all your friends, those with whom you have done business since childhood, will slip away and disappear, unable to help."
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Isaiah 47:15 NRS
Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have trafficked with you from your youth; they all wander about in their own paths; there is no one to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 RSV
Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have trafficked with you from your youth; they wander about each in his own direction; there is no one to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 DBY
Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, they that trafficked with thee from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his own quarter; there is none to save thee.
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Isaiah 47:15 MSG
That's the fate of your friends in sorcery, your magician buddies you've been in cahoots with all your life. They reel, confused, bumping into one another. None of them bother to help you.
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Isaiah 47:15 WBT
Thus shall they be to thee with whom thou hast labored, [even] thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
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Isaiah 47:15 TMB
Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast labored, even thy merchants, from thy youth; they shall wander every one to his quarter. None shall save thee.
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Isaiah 47:15 TNIV
That is all they can do for you-- these you have dealt with and labored with since childhood. All of them go on in their error; there is not one that can save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 WEB
Thus shall the things be to you in which you have labored: those who have trafficked with you from your youth shall wander everyone to his quarter; there shall be none to save you.
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Isaiah 47:15 WYC
So those things be made to thee in which ever thou travailedest; thy merchants from thy youth erred, each man in his way; none is, that shall save thee. (So shall these enchanters be to thee, they with whom thou hast laboured all thy life; they have wandered off, each in his own way, and there is no one, who can save thee.)
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Isaiah 47:15 YLT
So have they been to thee with whom thou hast laboured, Thy merchants from thy youth, Each to his passage they have wandered, Thy saviour is not!
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Isaiah 47 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 47

God's judgments on Babylon. (1-6) Carelessness and confidence shall not prevent the evil. (7-15)

Verses 1-6 Babylon is represented under the emblem of a female in deep distress. She was to be degraded and endure sufferings; and is represented sitting on the ground, grinding at the handmill, the lowest and most laborious service. God was righteous in his vengeance, and none should interpose. The prophet exults in the Lord of hosts, as the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel. God often permits wicked men to prevail against his people; but those who cruelly oppress them will be punished.

Verses 7-15 Let us beware of acting and speaking as Babylon did; of trusting in tyranny and oppression; of boasting as to our abilities, relying on ourselves, and ascribing success to our own prudence and wisdom; lest we partake of her plagues. Those in the height of prosperity, are apt to fancy themselves out of the reach of adversity. It is also common for sinners to think they shall be safe, because they think to be secret in wicked ways. But their security shall be their ruin. Let us draw from such passages as the foregoing, those lessons of humility and trust in God which they convey. If we believe the word of God, we may know how it will be with the righteous and the wicked to all eternity. We may learn how to escape the wrath to come, to glorify God, to have peace through life, hope in death, and everlasting happiness. Let us then stand aloof from all delusions.

Isaiah 47 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 47

Isaiah 47:1-15 . THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON IS REPRESENTED UNDER THE IMAGE OF A ROYAL VIRGIN BROUGHT DOWN IN A MOMENT FROM HER MAGNIFICENT THRONE TO THE EXTREME OF DEGRADATION.

Job 2:13 , Lamentations 2:10 ).
virgin--that is, heretofore uncaptured [HERODOTUS, 1.191].
daughter of Babylon--Babylon and its inhabitants
no throne--The seat of empire was transferred to Shushan. Alexander intended to have made Babylon his seat of empire, but Providence defeated his design. He soon died; and Seleucia, being built near, robbed it of its inhabitants, and even of its name, which was applied to Seleucia.
delicate--alluding to the effeminate debauchery and prostitution of all classes at banquets and religious rites [CURTIUS, 5.1; HERODOTUS, 1.199; BARUCH, 6.43].

2. millstones--like the querns or hand-mills, found in this country, before the invention of water mills and windmills: a convex stone, made by the hand to turn in a concave stone, fitted to receive it, the corn being ground between them: the office of a female slave in the East; most degrading ( Job 31:10 , Matthew 24:41 ).
uncover thy locks--rather, "take off thy veil" [HORSLEY]: perhaps the removal of the plaited hair worn round the women's temples is included; it, too, is a covering ( 1 Corinthians 11:15 ); to remove it and the veil is the badge of the lowest female degradation; in the East the head is the seat of female modesty; the face of a woman is seldom, the whole head almost never, seen bare
make bare the leg--rather "lift up (literally, 'uncover'; as in lifting up the train the leg is uncovered) thy flowing train." In Mesopotamia, women of low rank, as occasion requires, wade across the rivers with stript legs, or else entirely put off their garments and swim across. "Exchange thy rich, loose, queenly robe, for the most abject condition, that of one going to and fro through rivers as a slave, to draw water," &c.
uncover . . . thigh--gather up the robe, so as to wade across.

3. not meet . . . as a man--rather, "I will not meet a man," that is, suffer man to intercede with me--give man an audience [HORSLEY]. Or, "I will not make peace with any man," before all are destroyed. Literally, "strike a league with"; a phrase arising from the custom of striking hands together in making a compact [MAURER], Proverbs 22:26 , 11:15 , Margin). Or else from striking the victims sacrificed in making treaties.

4. As for--rather supply, "Thus saith our Redeemer" [MAURER]. LOWTH supposes this verse to be the exclamation of a chorus breaking in with praises, "Our Redeemer! Jehovah of hosts," &c. ( Jeremiah 50:34 ).

5. Sit--the posture of mourning ( Ezra 9:4 , Job 2:13 , Lamentations 2:10 ).
darkness--mourning and misery ( Lamentations 3:2 , Micah 7:8 ).
lady of kingdoms--mistress of the world ( Isaiah 13:19 ).

6. reason for God's vengeance on Babylon: in executing God's will against His people, she had done so with wanton cruelty ( Isaiah 10:5 , &c.; Jeremiah 50:17 , 51:33 , Zechariah 1:15 ).
polluted my inheritance--( Isaiah 43:28 ).
the ancient--Even old age was disregarded by the Chaldeans, who treated all alike with cruelty ( Lamentations 4:16 , 5:12 ) [ROSENMULLER]. Or, "the ancient" means Israel, worn out with calamities in the latter period of its history ( Isaiah 46:4 ), as its earlier stage of history is called its "youth" ( Isaiah 54:6 , Ezekiel 16:60 ).

7. so that--Through thy vain expectation of being a queen for ever, thou didst advance to such a pitch of insolence as not to believe "these things" (namely, as to thy overthrow, Isaiah 47:1-5 ) possible.
end of it--namely, of thy insolence, implied in her words, "I shall be a lady for ever."

there so many incentives to licentiousness.
I am . . . none . . . beside me--( Isaiah 47:10 ). Language of arrogance in man's mouth; fitting for God alone ( Isaiah 45:6 ). See Isaiah 5:8 , latter part.
widow . . . loss of children--A state, represented as a female, when it has fallen is called a widow, because its king is no more; and childless, because it has no inhabitants; they having been carried off as captives ( Isaiah 23:4 , Isaiah 54:1 Isaiah 54:4 Isaiah 54:5 , Revelation 18:7 Revelation 18:8 ).

9. in a moment--It should not decay slowly, but be suddenly and unexpectedly destroyed; in a single night it was taken by Cyrus. The prophecy was again literally fulfilled when Babylon revolted against Darius; and, in order to hold out to the last, each man chose one woman of his family, and strangled the rest, to save provisions. Darius impaled three thousand of the revolters.
in . . . perfection--that is, "in full measure."
for . . . for--rather, "notwithstanding the . . . notwithstanding"; "in spite of" [LOWTH]. So "for" ( Numbers 14:11 ). Babylon was famous for "expiations or sacrifices, and other incantations, whereby they tried to avert evil and obtain good" [DIODORUS SICULUS].

10. wickedness--as in Isaiah 13:11 , the cruelty with which Babylon treated its subject states.
None seeth me--( Psalms 10:11 , 94:7 ). "There is none to exact punishment from me." Sinners are not safe, though seeming secret.
Thy wisdom--astrological and political ( Isaiah 19:11 , &c., as to Egypt).
perverted--turns thee aside from the right and safe path.

11. from whence it riseth--Hebrew, "the dawn thereof," that is, its first rising. Evil shall come on thee without the least previous intimation [ROSENMULLER]. But dawn is not applied to "evil," but to prosperity shining out after misery ( Isaiah 21:12 ). Translate, "Thou shall not see any dawn" (of alleviation) [MAURER].
put . . . off--rather, as Margin, "remove by expiation"; it shall be never ending.
not know--unawares: which thou dost not apprehend. Proving the fallacy of thy divinations and astrology ( Job 9:5 , Psalms 35:8 ).

12. Stand--forth: a scornful challenge to Babylon's magicians to show whether they can defend their city.
laboured--The devil's service is a laborious yet fruitless one ( Isaiah 55:2 ).

13. wearied--(compare Isaiah 57:10 , Ezekiel 24:12 ).
astrologers--literally, those who form combinations of the heavens; who watch conjunctions and oppositions of the stars. "Casters of the configurations of the sky" [HORSLEY]. GESENIUS explains it: the dividers of the heavens. In casting a nativity they observed four signs:--the horoscope, or sign which arose at the time one was born; the mid-heaven; the sign opposite the horoscope towards the west; and the hypogee.
monthly prognosticators--those who at each new moon profess to tell thereby what is about to happen. Join, not as English Version, "save . . . from those things," &c.; but, "They that at new moons make known from (by means of) them the things that shall come upon thee" [MAURER].

14. ( Isaiah 29:6 , 30:30 ).
not . . . a coal--Like stubble, they shall burn to a dead ash, without leaving a live coal or cinder (compare Isaiah 30:14 ), so utterly shall they be destroyed.

15. Thus, &c.--Such shall be the fate of those astrologers who cost thee such an amount of trouble and money.
thy merchants, from thy youth--that is, with whom thou hast trafficked from thy earliest history, the foreigners sojourning in Babylon for the sake of commerce ( Isaiah 13:14 , Jeremiah 51:6 Jeremiah 51:9 , Nahum 3:16 Nahum 3:17 ) [BARNES]. Rather, the astrologers, with whom Babylon had so many dealings ( Isaiah 47:12-14 ) [HORSLEY].
to his quarter--literally, "straight before him" ( Ezekiel 1:9 Ezekiel 1:12 ). The foreigners, whether soothsayers or merchants, shall flee home out of Babylon ( Jeremiah 50:16 ).