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Isaiah 22:7

    Isaiah 22:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it shall come to pass, that your choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And your most fertile valleys were full of war-carriages, and the horsemen took up their positions in front of the town.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

    World English Bible

    It happened that your choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass, that thy choicest valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array at the gate.

    Definitions for Isaiah 22:7

    Array - To put on; to clothe.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 22:7

    Thy choicest valleys - Hebrew, 'The choice of thy galleys;' meaning the most fertile and most valued lands in the vicinity of the city. The rich and fertile vales around Jerusalem would be occupied by the armies of the Assyrian monarch. What occurs in this verse and the following verses to Isaiah 22:14, is a prophetic description of what is presented historically in Isaiah 36, and 2 Chronicles 32. The coincidence is so exact, that it leaves no room to doubt that the invasion here described was that which took place under Sennacherib.

    Set themselves in array - Hebrew, 'Placing shall place themselves;' that is, they shall be drawn up for battle; they shall besiege the city, and guard it from all ingress or egress. Rabshakeh, sent by Sennacherib to besiege the city, took his station at the upper pool, and was so near the city that he could converse with the people on the walls Isaiah 36:11-13.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 22:7

    22:7 Valleys - Valleys were the most proper places for the use of chariots. Gate - To assist the footmen while they made their assault, and to prevent those who endeavoured to escape.