Isaiah 5:26

26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations, he whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Here they come, swiftly and speedily!

Isaiah 5:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
ESV
26 He will raise a signal for nations far away, and whistle for them from the ends of the earth; and behold, quickly, speedily they come!
NLT
26 He will send a signal to distant nations far away and whistle to those at the ends of the earth. They will come racing toward Jerusalem.
MSG
26 He raises a flag, signaling a distant nation, whistles for people at the ends of the earth. And here they come - on the run!
CSB
26 He raises a signal flag for the distant nations and whistles for them from the ends of the earth. Look-how quickly and swiftly they come!

Isaiah 5:26 In-Context

24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore the LORD’s anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations, he whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Here they come, swiftly and speedily!
27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal strap is broken.
28 Their arrows are sharp, all their bows are strung; their horses’ hooves seem like flint, their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Psalms 20:5
  • 2. Isaiah 7:18; Zechariah 10:8
  • 3. Deuteronomy 28:49; Isaiah 13:5; Isaiah 18:3
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