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Isaiah 21:16

    Isaiah 21:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For thus has the LORD said to me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For so has the Lord said to me, In a year, by the years of a servant working for payment, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end:

    Webster's Revision

    For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

    World English Bible

    For the Lord said to me, "Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

    Definitions for Isaiah 21:16

    Hireling - A laborer employed on hire.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 21:16

    Within a year - What has been said before was figurative. Here the prophet speaks without a metaphor, and fixes the time when this should be accomplished. It is not usual for the prophets to designate the exact "time" of the fulfillment of their prophecies in this manner.

    According to the years of an hireling - Exactly; observing the precise time specified Job 7:1. See the phrase explained on Isaiah 16:14.

    All the glory - The beauty, pride, strength, wealth, etc.

    Of Kedar - Kedar was a son of Ishmael Genesis 25:15. He was the father of the Kedareneans or "Cedrai," mentioned by Pithy ("Nat. Hist." v. 11). They dwelt in the neighborhood of the Nabatheans, in Arabia Deserta. These people lived in tents, and were a wandering tribe, and it is not possible to fix the precise place of their habitation. They resided, it is supposed, in the south part of Arabia Deserts, and the north part of Arabia Petrea. The name 'Kedar' seems to be used sometimes to denote Arabia in general, or Arabia Deserts particularly (see Psalm 120:5; Sol 1:5; Isaiah 42:11; Isaiah 60:7; Jeremiah 2:10; Jeremiah 49:28; Ezekiel 26:21).

    Shall fail - Shall be consumed, destroyed (כלה kâlâh).

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 21:16

    21:16 A year - From the time of this prophecy: an exact year. Glory - Their power, and riches, and all things wherein they used to glory. This was executed by the Assyrians.