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Isaiah 34:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and thistles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of jackals, a court for ostriches.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals [And] an abode of ostriches.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in her fortresses, and it shall be a habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in her fortresses; and it shall be a dwelling-place of wild dogs, a court for ostriches.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then shall come up, in her palaces, thorns, Nettles and thistles, in her fortresses,—And she shall become, A home for wild dogs, An enclosure for ostriches;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And gone up her palaces have thorns, Nettle and bramble [are] in her fortresses, And it hath been a habitation of dragons, A court for daughters of an ostrich.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And thorns and nettles shall grow up in its houses, and the thistle in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be the habitation of dragons, and the pasture of ostriches.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And thornes shall come vp in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shalbe an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owles.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And thorns shall spring up in their cities, and in her strong holds: and they shall be habitations of monsters, and a court of ostriches.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And thorns 5518
{5518} Prime
סִיר
ciyr
{seer}
From a primitive root meaning to boil up; a pot; also a thorn (as springing up rapidly); by implication a hook.
shall come up 5927
{5927} Prime
עָלָה
`alah
{aw-law'}
A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in her palaces, 759
{0759} Prime
אַרְמוֹן
'armown
{ar-mone'}
From an unused root (meaning to be elevated); a citadel (from its height).
nettles 7057
{7057} Prime
קִמּוֹשׂ
qimmowsh
{kim-moshe'}
From an unused root meaning to sting; a prickly plant.
and brambles 2336
{2336} Prime
חוֹחַ
chowach
{kho'-akh}
From an unused root apparently meaning to pierce; a thorn; by analogy a ring for the nose.
in the fortresses 4013
{4013} Prime
מִבְצָר
mibtsar
{mib-tsawr'}
From H1219; a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively a defender.
thereof: and it shall be 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).
an habitation 5116
{5116} Prime
נָוֶה
naveh
{naw-veh'}
From H5115; (adjective) at home; hence (by implication of satisfaction) lovely; also (noun) a home, of God (temple), men (residence), flocks (pasture), or wild animals (den).
of dragons, y8577
[8577] Standard
תַּנִּין
tanniyn
{tan-neen'}
(The second form used in Ezekiel 29:3); intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, that is, sea serpent or jackal.
x8565
(8565) Complement
תַּן
tan
{tan}
From an unused root probably meaning to elongate; a monster (as preternaturally formed), that is, a sea serpent (or other huge marine animal); also a jackal (or other hideous land animal).
[and] a court 2681
{2681} Prime
חָצִיר
chatsiyr
{khaw-tseer'}
A collateral form of H2691; a court or abode.
for owls. 1323
{1323} Prime
בַּת
bath
{bath}
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively).
3284
{3284} Prime
יַעֲנָה
ya`anah
{yah-an-aw'}
Feminine of H3283, and meaning the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 34:13

_ _ dragons — (See on Isaiah 13:21; see on Isaiah 13:22).

_ _ court for owls — rather, “a dwelling for ostriches.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 34:9-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thorns:

Isaiah 32:13-14 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns [and] briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy [in] the joyous city: ... Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Hosea 9:6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant [places] for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns [shall be] in their tabernacles.
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore [as] I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, [even] the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

an habitation:

Isaiah 13:21-22 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. ... 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 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shall be] grass with reeds and rushes.
Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, [and] a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Jeremiah 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, [and] a den of dragons.
Jeremiah 49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, [and] a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor [any] son of man dwell in it.
Jeremiah 50:39-40 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell [there], and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. ... As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour [cities] thereof, saith the LORD; [so] shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Revelation 18:20-24 Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. ... And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

owls:
or, ostriches, Heb. daughters of the owl
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Is 13:21; 32:13; 35:7. Jr 9:11; 10:22; 49:33; 50:39; 51:37. Ho 9:6. Zp 2:9. Mal 1:3. Rv 18:2, 20.

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