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Isaiah 37:18

    Isaiah 37:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Of a truth, Jehovah, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the countries, and their land,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, O Lord, the kings of Assyria have made waste all the nations and their lands,

    Webster's Revision

    Of a truth, Jehovah, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the countries, and their land,

    World English Bible

    Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have destroyed all the countries and their land,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the countries, and their land,

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 37:18

    The nations - הארצות haratsoth, "the lands; "instead of this word, which destroys the sense, ten of Kennicott's and five of De Rossi's MSS. (one ancient) have here גוים goyim, "nations;" which is undoubtedly the true reading, being preserved also in the other copy; 2 Kings 19:17. Another MS. suggests another method of rectifying the sense in this place, by reading מלכם malcam, "their king, "instead of ארצם artsam, "their land;" but it ought to be מלכיהם malcheyhem, "all the countries and their kings."

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 37:18

    Of a truth - It is as he has said, that all the nations had been subjected to the arms of the Assyrian. He now intends to add Jerusalem to the number of vanquished cities and kingdoms, and to boast; that he has subdued the nation under the protection of Yahweh, as he had done the nations under the protection of idol-gods.

    Have laid waste all, the nations - Hebrew, as Margin, 'All the lands.' But this is evidently an elliptical form of expression, meaning all the inhabitants or people of the lands. In 2 Kings 19:17, it is thus expressed. 'The kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands.'