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Isaiah 3:4

    Isaiah 3:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will make children their chiefs, and foolish ones will have rule over them.

    Webster's Revision

    And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

    World English Bible

    I will give boys to be their princes, and children shall rule over them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 3:4

    I will give children to be their princes "I will make boys their princes" - This also was fully accomplished in the succession of weak and wicked princes, from the death of Josiah to the destruction of the city and temple, and the taking of Zedekiah, the last of them, by Nebuchadnezzar.

    Babes shall rule over them - Dymennysche men schul lordschopen to hem. - Old MS. Bible.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 3:4

    And I will give children - Not children in respect to age so much as in regard to talent for governing. I will commit the land to the government of weak and imbecile princes. This would naturally occur when the wise and great were removed; compare Ecclesiastes 10:16 : 'Wo to thee, O land, when thy king is a child;' compare Isaiah 3:12.

    And babes shall rule ... - That is, babes in experience and knowledge. This was fully accomplished in the succession of weak and wicked princes that succeeded Isaiah, until the time of Zedekiah, the last of them, when the temple was taken by Nebuchadnezzar. - "Lowth."