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Isaiah 14:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to [go] home?’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [that] made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; [that] dismissed not his prisoners homewards?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who made the world like a desert? And, its cities, brake down? Its prisoners, he loosed not, Each one to his home?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He hath made the world as a wilderness, And his cities he hath broken down, Of his bound ones he opened not the house.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— That made the world as a wildernesse, and destroyed the cities thereof that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— that made the whole world desolate, and destroyed its cities; he loosed not those who were in captivity.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[That] made 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the world 8398
{8398} Prime
תֵּבֵל
tebel
{tay-bale'}
From H2986; the earth (as moist and therefore inhabited); by extension the globe; by implication its inhabitants; specifically a particular land, as Babylonia or Palestine.
as a wilderness, 4057
{4057} Prime
מִדְבָּר
midbar
{mid-bawr'}
From H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (that is, open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication a desert; also speech (including its organs).
and destroyed 2040
{2040} Prime
הָרַס
harac
{haw-ras'}
A primitive root; to pull down or in pieces, break, destroy.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the cities 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
thereof; [that] opened 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of his prisoners? 615
{0615} Prime
אָסִיר
'aciyr
{aw-sere'}
From H0631; bound, that is, a captive.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 14:17

_ _ opened not ... house ... prisoners — But Maurer, as Margin, “Did not let his captives loose homewards.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 14:4-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 14:17

Cried not — Whereby he signifies both his irresistible power, and his continued cruelty.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 14:17

[That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; [that] opened not (l) the house of his prisoners?

(l) To set them free, noting his cruelty.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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Isaiah 13:19-22 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. ... And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in [their] pleasant palaces: and her time [is] near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Isaiah 64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
Ezekiel 6:14 So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Joel 2:3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land [is] as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Zephaniah 2:13-14 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, [and] dry like a wilderness. ... And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; [their] voice shall sing in the windows; desolation [shall be] in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.

opened not the house of his prisoners:
or, did not let his prisoners loose homewards,
Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 58:6 [Is] not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
2 Chronicles 28:8-15 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria. ... And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.
Ezra 1:2-4 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which [is] in Judah. ... And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that [is] in Jerusalem.
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2Ch 28:8. Ezr 1:2. Is 13:19; 45:13; 58:6; 64:10. Ezk 6:14. Jol 2:3. Zp 2:13.

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