Isaiah 13:16

16 Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.

Read Isaiah 13:16 Using Other Translations

Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished.
Their little children will be dashed to death before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked, and their wives will be raped.

What does Isaiah 13:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 13:16

Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their
eyes
Upon the ground, or against the wall, as was foretold should be, ( Psalms 137:8 Psalms 137:9 ) and in way of retaliation for what they did to the Jews, ( 2 Chronicles 36:17 ) and this was to be done "before their eyes", in the sight of the inhabitants, which must make it the more distressing and afflicting; and, as Kimchi observes, this phrase is to be applied to the following clauses: their houses shall be spoiled;
plundered of the substance, wealth, and riches in them, by the Persian soldiers: and their wives ravished;
by the same, and both before their eyes, and after that slain, in like manner as they had ravished the women in Zion, ( Lamentations 5:11 ) .

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