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Isaiah 10:34 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an iron [axe], And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he shall cut down the thickets of the forests with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and he shall make clearings in the thickets of the forest with iron; and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then will he fell the thickets of the forest, with iron,—And, Lebanon, by a majestic one, shall fall.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And He hath gone round the thickets of the forest with iron, And Lebanon by a mighty one falleth!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the thickets of the forest shall be cut down with iron, and Libanus with its high ones shall fall.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he shall cut downe the thickets of the forrests with yron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mightie one.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and the lofty ones shall fall by the sword, and the Lebanon{gr.Libanus} shall fall with his lofty ones.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Levanon shall fall by a mighty one.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he shall cut down 5362
{5362} Prime
נָקַף
naqaph
{naw-kaf'}
A primitive root; to strike with more or less violence (beat, fell, corrode); by implication (of attack) to knock together, that is, surround or circulate.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
the thickets 5442
{5442} Prime
סְבַךְ
c@bak
{seb-awk'}
From H5440; a copse.
of the forest 3293
{3293} Prime
יָעַר
ya`ar
{yah'-ar}
From an unused root probably meaning to thicken with verdure; a copse of bushes; hence a forest; hence honey in the comb (as hived in trees).
with iron, 1270
{1270} Prime
בַּרְזֶל
barzel
{bar-zel'}
Perhaps from the root of H1269; iron (as cutting); by extension an iron implement.
and Lvnn לְבָנוֹן 3844
{3844} Prime
לְבָנוֹן
L@banown
{leb-aw-nohn'}
From H3825; (the) white mountain (from its snow); Lebanon, a mountain range in Palestine.
shall fall 5307
{5307} Prime
נָפַל
naphal
{naw-fal'}
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
by a mighty one. 117
{0117} Prime
אַדִּיר
'addiyr
{ad-deer'}
From H0142; wide or (generally) large; figuratively powerful.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 10:34

_ _ This verse and Isaiah 10:33 describe the sudden arrest and overthrow of Sennacherib in the height of his success; Isaiah 10:18, Isaiah 10:19; Ezekiel 31:3, Ezekiel 31:14, etc., contain the same image; “Lebanon” and its forest are the Assyrian army; the “iron” axe that fells the forest refers to the stroke which destroyed the one hundred and eighty-five thousand Assyrians (2 Kings 19:35). The “Mighty One” is Jehovah (Isaiah 10:21; Isaiah 9:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 10:24-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 10:34

Iron — Or, as with iron, as the trees of the forest are cut down with instruments of iron. Lebanon — Or, his Lebanon, the Assyrian army, which being before compared to a forest, and being called his Carmel in the Hebrew text, Isaiah 10:18, may very fitly upon the same ground, be called his Lebanon here.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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cut down:

Isaiah 10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.
Isaiah 37:24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, [and] the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, [and] the forest of his Carmel.
Jeremiah 22:7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast [them] into the fire.
Jeremiah 46:22-23 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood. ... They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and [are] innumerable.
Jeremiah 48:2 [There shall be] no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from [being] a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.
Nahum 1:12 Thus saith the LORD; Though [they be] quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

Lebanon:

Zechariah 11:1-2 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. ... Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.

by a mighty one:
or, mightily,
Isaiah 31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.
Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Daniel 4:13-14 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; ... He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:
Daniel 4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and [let] his portion [be] with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast [it] into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
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Ps 103:20. Is 10:18; 31:8; 37:24, 36. Jr 22:7; 46:22; 48:2. Dn 4:13, 23. Na 1:12. Zc 11:1. 2Th 1:7. 2P 2:11. Rv 10:1; 18:21.

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