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Isaiah 5:9

    Isaiah 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In my ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In mine ears'saith Jehovah of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord of armies has said to me secretly, Truly, numbers of great and fair houses will be waste, with no one living in them.

    Webster's Revision

    In mine ears'saith Jehovah of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

    World English Bible

    In my ears, Yahweh of Armies says: "Surely many houses will be desolate, even great and beautiful, unoccupied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In mine ears saith the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

    Definitions for Isaiah 5:9

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 5:9

    In mine ears. "To mine ear" - The sentence in the Hebrew text seems to be imperfect in this place; as likewise in Isaiah 22:14 (note), where the very same sense seems to be required as here. See the note there; and compare 1 Samuel 9:15 (note). In this place the Septuagint supply the word ηκουσθη, and the Syriac אשתמע eshtama, auditus est Jehovah in auribus meis, i.e., נגלה niglah, as in Isaiah 22:14.

    Many houses - This has reference to what was said in the preceding verse: "In vain are ye so intent upon joining house to house, and field to field; your houses shall be left uninhabited, and your fields shall become desolate and barren; so that a vineyard of ten acres shall produce but one bath (not eight gallons) of wine, and the husbandman shall reap but a tenth part of the seed which he has sown." Kimchi says this means such an extent of vineyard as would require ten yoke of oxen to plough in one day.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 5:9

    In mine ears - This probably refers to the prophet. As if he had said, 'God has revealed it to me,' or 'God has said in my ears,' i. e, to me. The Septuagint reads it, 'These things are heard in the ears of the Lord of hosts,' that is, the wishes" of the man of avarice. The Chaldee, 'The prophet said, In my ears I have heard; a decree has gone from the Lord of hosts,' etc.

    Many houses shall be desolate - Referring to the calamities that should come upon the nation for its crimes.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 5:9

    5:9 In mine ears - I heard God speak what I am about to utter.