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Isaiah 33:16

    Isaiah 33:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks; his bread shall be given him ; his waters shall be sure.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He will have a place on high: he will be safely shut in by the high rocks: his bread will be given to him; his waters will be certain.

    Webster's Revision

    He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks; his bread shall be given him ; his waters shall be sure.

    World English Bible

    he will dwell on high. His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks. His bread will be supplied. His waters will be sure.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: his bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 33:16

    He shall dwell on high - See the margin. Heights, or high places, were usually places of safety, being, inaccessible to an enemy. The sense here is, that such a man as is described in Isaiah 33:15, should be preserved from alarm and danger, as if his habitation were on a lofty cliff or rock. The particular and special meaning is, that he should be safe from the anger, wrath, and consuming fire, which the sinner and the hypocrite dreaded Isaiah 33:14.

    The munitions of rocks - The literal translation of this place would be, 'The strongholds of the rocks shall be his lofty fortress' (compare the note at Isaiah 2:21).

    Bread shall be given him - He shall be sustained, and his life shall be preserved.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 33:16

    33:16 On high - Out of the reach of danger. His waters - God will furnish him with all necessaries.