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Isaiah 7:24

    Isaiah 7:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    With arrows and with bow shall one come thither, because all the land shall be briers and thorns.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Men will come there with bows and arrows, because all the land will be full of blackberries and thorns.

    Webster's Revision

    With arrows and with bow shall one come thither, because all the land shall be briers and thorns.

    World English Bible

    People will go there with arrows and with bow, because all the land will be briers and thorns.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    With arrows and with bow shall one come thither; because all the land shall be briers and thorns.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 7:24

    With arrows and with bows ... - This is a continuation of the description of its desolation. So entirely would it be abandoned, so utterly desolate would it be, that it would become a vast hunting-ground. It would be covered with shrubs and trees that would afford a convenient covert for wild beasts; and would yield to its few inhabitants a subsistence, not by cultivation, but by the bow and the arrow. There can scarcely be a more striking description of utter desolation. But, perhaps, the long captivity of seventy years in Babylon literally fulfilled it. Judea was a land that, at all times, was subject to depredations from wild beasts. On the banks of the Jordan - in the marshes, and amid the reeds that sprung up in the lower bank or border of the river - the lion found a home, and the tiger a resting place; compare Jeremiah 49:19. When the land was for a little time vacated and forsaken, it would be, therefore, soon filled with wild beasts; and during the desolations of the seventy years' captivity, there can be no doubt that this was literally fulfilled.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 7:24

    7:24 With arrows - Either to hunt, or to defend themselves from wild beasts, which commonly abide in desolate grounds.