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2 Kings 19:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as grain blasted before it is grown up.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the housetops, and [as corn] blasted before it be grown up.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Therefore their inhabitants were short of strength, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were as the vegetation of the field and as the green herb, As grass on the housetops is scorched before it is grown up.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the house-tops, and [as corn] blasted before it is grown up.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And their inhabitants were powerless, They were dismayed and put to shame; They were [as] the growing grass, and [as] the green herb, [As] the grass on the housetops, and grain blighted before it be grown up.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, their inhabitants, being powerless, were overthrown and put to shame,—they became grass of the field, and young herbage, grass on housetops, and seed withered before it came up.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And their inhabitants [are] feeble-handed, They were broken down, and are dried up, They have been the herb of the field, And the greenness of the tender grass, Grass of the roofs, And blasted corn—before it hath risen up!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the inhabitants of them were weak of hand, they trembled and were confounded, they became like the grass of the field, and the green herb on the tops of houses, which withered before it came to maturity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Therefore their Inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded, they were [as] the grasse of the field, and [as] the greene herbe, [as] the grasse on the house tops, and as [corne] blasted before it be growen vp.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they that dwelt in them were weak in hand, they quaked and were confounded, they became [as] grass of the field, or [as] the green herb, the grass [growing on] houses, and that which is trodden down by him that stands [upon it].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the housetops, and [as corn] blasted before it be grown up.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Therefore their inhabitants 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
were of small 7116
{7116} Prime
קָצָר
qatser
{kaw-tsare'}
From H7114; short (whether in size, number, life, strength or temper).
power, 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
they were dismayed 2865
{2865} Prime
חָתַת
chathath
{khaw-thath'}
A primitive root; properly to prostrate; hence to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and confounded; 954
{0954} Prime
בּושׁ
buwsh
{boosh}
A primitive root; properly to pale, that is, by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed, or delayed.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
they were x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
[as] the grass 6212
{6212} Prime
עֵשֶׂב
`eseb
{eh'-seb}
From an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green); grass (or any tender shoot).
of the field, 7704
{7704} Prime
שָׂדֶה
sadeh
{saw-deh'}
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
and [as] the green 3419
{3419} Prime
יָרָק
yaraq
{yaw-rawk'}
From the same as H3418; properly green; concretely a vegetable.
herb, 1877
{1877} Prime
דֶּשֶׁא
deshe'
{deh'-sheh}
From H1876; a sprout; by analogy grass.
[as] the grass 2682
{2682} Prime
חָצִיר
chatsiyr
{khaw-tseer'}
Perhaps originally the same as H2681, from the greenness of a courtyard; grass; also a leek (collectively).
on the housetops, 1406
{1406} Prime
גָּג
gag
{gawg}
Probably by reduplication from H1342; a roof; by analogy the top of an altar.
and [as corn] blasted 7711
{7711} Prime
שְׁדֵּפָה
sh@dephah
{shed-ay-faw'}
From H7710; blight.
before 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
it be grown up. 7054
{7054} Prime
קָמָה
qamah
{kuw-maw'}
Feminine of active participle of H6965; something that rises, that is, a stalk of grain.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 19:20-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Kings 19:26

Therefore — Because I had armed thee with my commission and strength, and taken away their spirit and courage.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Kings 19:26

Therefore their (r) inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were [as] the grass of the field, and [as] the green herb, [as] the grass on the housetops, and [as corn] blasted before it be grown up.

(r) Thus he describes the wicked, who flourish for a time, and later fade and decay like flowers.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
of small power:
Heb. short of hand,
Numbers 11:23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they [are] bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD [is] with us: fear them not.
Psalms 48:4-7 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. ... Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
Psalms 127:1 [[A Song of degrees for Solomon.]] Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.
Jeremiah 37:10 For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained [but] wounded men among them, [yet] should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.
Jeremiah 50:36-37 A sword [is] upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword [is] upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. ... A sword [is] upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that [are] in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword [is] upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
Jeremiah 51:30 The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in [their] holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.
Jeremiah 51:32 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

they were:

Psalms 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; [it is] that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Psalms 102:11 My days [are] like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
Isaiah 40:6-8 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh [is] grass, and all the goodliness thereof [is] as the flower of the field: ... The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
James 1:10-11 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. ... For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

the grass:

Psalms 129:6-8 Let them be as the grass [upon] the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: ... Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD [be] upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.
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Nu 11:23; 14:9. Ps 48:4; 92:7; 102:11; 127:1; 129:6. Is 40:6. Jr 37:10; 50:36; 51:30, 32. Jm 1:10. 1P 1:24.

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