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Isaiah 21:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be few; for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, shall be diminished: for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath spoken.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, the remnant of the record of bowmen, The heroes of the sons of Kedar, Shall become few; For, Yahweh, God of Israel, hath spoken.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the remnant of the number of bow-men, The mighty of the sons of Kedar are few, For Jehovah, God of Israel, hath spoken!'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the residue of the number of strong archers of the children of Cedar shall be diminished: for the Lord the God of Israel hath spoken it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar shalbe diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and the remnant of the strong bows of the sons of Kedar shall be small: for the Lord God of Israel has spoken [it].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Qedar, shall be diminished: for Yahweh Elohim of Yisrael hath spoken [it].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the residue 7605
{7605} Prime
שְׁאָר
sh@'ar
{sheh-awr'}
From H7604; a remainder.
of the number 4557
{4557} Prime
מִסְפָּר
micpar
{mis-pawr'}
From H5608; a number, definitely (arithmetical) or indefinitely (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration.
of archers, 7198
{7198} Prime
קֶשֶׁת
qesheth
{keh'-sheth}
From H7185 in the original sense (of H6983) of bending; a bow, for shooting (hence figuratively strength) or the iris.
the mighty men 1368
{1368} Prime
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
of the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Kr קֵדָר, 6938
{6938} Prime
קֵדָר
Qedar
{kay-dawr'}
From H6937; dusky (of the skin or the tent); Kedar, a son of Ishmael; also (collectively) bedawin (as his descendants or representatives).
shall be diminished: 4591
{4591} Prime
מָעַט
ma`at
{maw-at'}
A primitive root; properly to pare off, that is, lessen; intransitively to be (or causatively to make) small or few (or figuratively ineffective).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
hath spoken 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
[it].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 21:17

_ _ residue ... diminished — The remnant of Arab warriors, famous in the bow, left after the invasion, shall be small.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 21:13-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 21:17

And the remainder of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of (x) Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken [it].

(x) Which was the name of a people of Arabia: and by the horrible destruction of all these nations, he teaches the Jews that there is no place for refuge or to escape God's wrath, but only to remain in his Church, and to live in his fear.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
archers:
Heb. bows

the mighty:

Isaiah 10:18-19 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. ... And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
Isaiah 17:4-5 And in that day it shall come to pass, [that] the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. ... And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
Psalms 107:39 Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

for:

Isaiah 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].
Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Jeremiah 44:29 And this [shall be] a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil:
Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
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Nu 23:19. Ps 107:39. Is 1:20; 10:18; 17:4. Jr 44:29. Zc 1:6. Mt 24:35.

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