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Isaiah 5:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In mine ears [saith] Jehovah of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In mine ears [said] the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, [even] great and fair, without inhabitant.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In my ears the LORD of hosts [has sworn], “Surely, many houses shall become desolate, [Even] great and fine ones, without occupants.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In my ears [said] the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, [even] great and fair, without inhabitant.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In mine ears Jehovah of hosts [hath said], Many houses shall assuredly become a desolation, great and excellent ones, without inhabitant.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In mine ears, [said] Yahweh of hosts,—Verily, houses in abundance, shall become, a desolation, Large and fair, without inhabitant;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— By the weapons of Jehovah of Hosts Do not many houses a desolation become? Great and good without inhabitant!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— These things are in my ears, saith the Lord of hosts: Unless many great and fair houses shall become desolate, without an inhabitant.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In mine eares [said] the LORD of hostes, Of a trueth many houses shall be desolate, [euen] great and faire without inhabitant.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For these things have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts: for though many houses should be built, many and fair houses shall be desolate, and there shall be no inhabitants in them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In mine ears [said] Yahweh Tzevaoth, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, [even] great and fair, without inhabitant.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In mine ears 241
{0241} Prime
From H0238; broadness, that is, (concretely) the ear (from its form in man).
[said] Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Xv צְבָאוֹת, 6635
{6635} Prime
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship).
Of a truth 3808
{3808} Prime
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
many 7227
{7227} Prime
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
houses 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
desolate, 8047
{8047} Prime
From H8074; ruin; by implication consternation.
[even] great 1419
{1419} Prime
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
and fair, 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
without x4480
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
inhabitant. 3427
{3427} Prime
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 5:9

_ _ In mine ears ... the Lord — namely, has revealed it, as in Isaiah 22:14.

_ _ desolate — literally, “a desolation,” namely, on account of the national sins.

_ _ great and fair — houses.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 5:8-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 5:9

In mine ears — I heard God speak what I am about to utter.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 5:9

In my (l) ears [said] the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, [even] great and fair, without inhabitant.

(l) I have heard the complaint and cry of the poor.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
In mine ears, said:
or, This is in mine ears, saith, etc.
Isaiah 22:14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Of a truth:
etc. Heb. If not many houses desolate, etc. desolate.
Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced city [shall be] desolate, [and] the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
2 Chronicles 36:21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: [for] as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
Amos 5:11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading [is] upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
Amos 6:11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
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