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Isaiah 17:1

    Isaiah 17:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The word about Damascus. See, they have made Damascus a town no longer; it has become a waste place.

    Webster's Revision

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

    World English Bible

    The burden of Damascus: "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 17:1

    The burden of Damascus - Which is, according to the common version, The cities of Aroer are forsaken. It has already been observed by the learned prelate that the prophecy, as it relates to Damascus, was executed in the beginning of the reign of Ahaz, probably about the third year. If we credit Midrash, the Damascenes were the most extensive and flagrant of all idolaters. "There were in Damascus three hundred and sixty-five streets, in each of these was an idol, and each idol had his peculiar day of worship; so that the whole were worshipped in the course of the year." This, or any thing like this, was a sufficient reason for this city's destruction.

    A ruinous heap - For מעי mei, "a ruinous heap," the Septuagint reads לעי lei, "for a ruin," the Vulgate כעי kei, "as a ruin." I follow the former.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 17:1

    The burden of Damascus - The oracle indicating calamity or destruction to Damascus (see the note at Isaiah 13:1). "Damascus is taken away." That is, it shall be destroyed. It was represented to the prophet in vision as destroyed (see the note at Isaiah 1:1).

    And it shall be a ruinous heap - See Isaiah 35:2. This took place under the kings of Assyria, and particularly under Tiglath-pileser. This was in the fourth year of Ahaz 2 Kings 16:9.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 17:1

    17:1 Damascus - Both of that city and kingdom. A heap - This was fulfilled by Tiglath - pilneser, 2Kings 16:9, although afterwards it was re - edified.