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Isaiah 13:7

    Isaiah 13:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore shall all hands be feeble, and every heart of man shall melt:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause all hands will be feeble, and every heart of man be turned to water;

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore shall all hands be feeble, and every heart of man shall melt:

    World English Bible

    Therefore all hands will be feeble, and everyone's heart will melt.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore shall all hands be feeble, and every heart of man shall melt:

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 13:7

    Therefore shall all hands be faint - This is designed to denote the consternation and alarm of the people. They would be so terrified and alarmed that they would have no courage, no hope, and no power to make resistance. They would abandon their plans of defense, and give themselves up to despair (compare Jeremiah 50:43 : 'The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble; anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a Women in travail;' Ezekiel 7:17; Zephaniah 3:16).

    And every man's heart shall melt - Or, shall faint, so that he shall have no courage or strength (compare Deuteronomy 20:8). The fact was, that the destruction of Babylon took place in the night. It came suddenly upon the city, while Belshazzar was at his impious feast; and the alarm was so unexpected and produced such consternation, that no defense was attempted (see Daniel 5:30; compare the notes at Isaiah 45:1).

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 13:7

    13:7 Amazed - To see so impregnable a city as Babylon, so easily and unexpectedly taken. Flames - Heb. faces of flame, inflamed with rage and torment.