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Isaiah 13:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I will make a man more rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure gold of Ophir.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I will make a man more precious than fine gold, even man than the gold of Ophir.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I will cause, a man, to be more precious than, fine gold,—Even, a son of earth, than, the finest gold of Ophir.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I make man more rare than fine gold, And a common man than pure gold of Ophir.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A man shall be more precious than gold, yea a man than the finest of gold.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I will make a man more pretious then fine gold; euen a man then the golden wedge of Ophir.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they that are left shall be more precious than gold tried in the fire; and a man shall be more precious than the stone that is in Suphir.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ofir.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I will make a man 582
{0582} Prime
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
more precious 3365
{3365} Prime
יָקַר
yaqar
{yaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly apparently to be heavy, that is, (figuratively) valuable; causatively to make rare (figuratively to inhibit).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
than fine gold; 6337
{6337} Prime
פַּז
paz
{pawz}
From H6388; pure (gold); hence gold itself (as refined).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
even a man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
than the golden wedge 3800
{3800} Prime
כֶּתֶם
kethem
{keh'-them}
From H3799; properly something carved out, that is, ore; hence gold (pure as originally mined).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of fr אוֹפִיר. 211
{0211} Prime
אוֹפִיר
'Owphiyr
{o-feer'}
Of uncertain derivation; Ophir, the name of a son of Joktan, and of a gold region in the East.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 13:12

_ _ man ... precious — I will so cut off Babylon’s defenders, that a single man shall be as rare and precious as the finest gold.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 13:6-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 13:12

More precious — The city and nation shall be so depopulated.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 13:12

I will make a (l) man more rare than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

(l) He notes the great slaughter that will be, seeing the enemy will neither for gold or silver spare a man's life as in (Isaiah 13:17).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 13:15-18 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined [unto them] shall fall by the sword. ... [Their] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
Isaiah 24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Psalms 137:9 Happy [shall he be], that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
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Ps 137:9. Is 4:1; 13:15; 24:6.

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