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Isaiah 34:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There shall the dart-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shade; yea, there shall the kites be gathered, every one with her mate.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The tree snake will make its nest and lay [eggs] there, And it will hatch and gather [them] under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There, shall, the arrow-snake, Make her nest and lay, And hatch, and gather under her shadow,—Only, there, shall be gathered the falcons, every one with her mate.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— There made her nest hath the bittern, Yea, she layeth, and hath hatched, And hath gathered under her shadow, Only there gathered have been vultures, Each with its companion.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— There hath the ericius had its hole, and brought up its young ones, and hath dug round about, and cherished them in the shadow thereof: thither are the kites gathered together one to another.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— There shall the great owle make her nest, and lay and hatch, and gather vnder her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, euery one with her mate.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— There has the hedgehog made its nest, and the earth has safely preserved its young: there have the deer met, and seen one another's faces.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
There x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
shall the great owl 7091
{7091} Prime
קִפּוֹז
qippowz
{kip-poze'}
From an unused root meaning to contract, that is, spring forward; an arrow snake (as darting on its prey).
make her nest, 7077
{7077} Prime
קָנַן
qanan
{kaw-nan'}
A primitive root; to erect; but used only as denominative from H7064; to nestle, that is, build or occupy as a nest.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
and lay, 4422
{4422} Prime
מָלַט
malat
{maw-lat'}
A primitive root; properly to be smooth, that is, (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively to release or rescue; specifically to bring forth young, emit sparks.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
and hatch, 1234
{1234} Prime
בּקע
baqa`
{baw-kah'}
A primitive root; to cleave; generally to rend, break, rip or open.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and gather 1716
{1716} Prime
דּגר
dagar
{daw-gar'}
A primitive root; to brood over eggs or young.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
under her shadow: 6738
{6738} Prime
צֵל
tsel
{tsale}
From H6751; shade, whether literally or figuratively.
there x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
shall the vultures 1772
{1772} Prime
דַּיָּה
dayah
{dah-yaw'}
Intensive from H1675; a falcon (from its rapid flight).
also x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
be gathered, 6908
{6908} Prime
קָבַץ
qabats
{kaw-bats'}
A primitive root; to grasp, that is, collect.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
every one 802
{0802} Prime
אִשָּׁה
'ishshah
{ish-shaw'}
The first form is the feminine of H0376 or H0582; the second form is an irregular plural; a woman (used in the same wide sense as H0582).
with her mate. 7468
{7468} Prime
רְעוּת
r@`uwth
{reh-ooth'}
From H7462 in the sense of H7453; a female associate; generally an additional one.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 34:15

_ _ great owl — rather, “the arrow snake,” so called from its darting on its prey [Gesenius].

_ _ lay — namely, eggs.

_ _ gather under her shadow — rather, “cherishes” her young under, etc. (Jeremiah 17:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 34:9-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 34:15

There (o) shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

(o) Signifying that Idumea would be a horrible desolation and barren wilderness.

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