Isaiah 10:31

31 Madmenah is in flight; the people of Gebim take cover.

Read Isaiah 10:31 Using Other Translations

Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
Madmenah is in flight; the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety.
There go the people of Madmenah, all fleeing. The citizens of Gebim are trying to hide.

What does Isaiah 10:31 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 10:31

Madmenah is removed
That is, the inhabitants of it, who removed from thence upon hearing that the Assyrian army had invaded the land, and was coming up to Jerusalem. There was a place called Madmannah, which lay in the southern part of the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:31 ) which, Jerom F9 says, was then called Memris, and was near the city of Gaza; but whether the same with this is not certain.

The inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee;
of this place we have no account any where. Hillerus F11 thinks the whole name of the city was Joshebehaggebim, which we render "the inhabitants of Gebim"; and supposes it had its name from the ditches that were in it, or about it.


F9 De Iocis Hebraicis, fol. 93. E.
F11 Onomast. Sacr. p. 310.
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