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Isaiah 17:4

    Isaiah 17:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it will be in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made small, and the strength of his body will become feeble.

    Webster's Revision

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

    World English Bible

    "It will happen in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

    Definitions for Isaiah 17:4

    Wax - To grow; become; advance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 17:4

    In that day - That is, says Kimchi, the time when the ten tribes of Israel, which were the glory of Jacob, should be carried into captivity.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 17:4

    The glory of Jacob - "Jacob" is used here to denote the kingdom of Israel, or Samaria. The word 'glory' here denotes dignity, power; that on which they relied, and of which they boasted.

    Shall be made thin - Shall be diminished, as a body wastes away by disease, and becomes feeble. The prophet sets forth the calamities of Ephraim by two figures; the first is that of a "body" that becomes emaciated by sickness, the other that of the harvest when all the fruits are gathered except a few in the upper branches Isaiah 17:5-6.

    And the fatness his flesh shall wax lean - He shall become feeble, as a man does by wasting sickness. Chaldee, 'The riches of his glory shall be removed.'