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Isaiah 9:14

    Isaiah 9:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause the Lord took away from Israel head and tail, high and low, in one day.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day.

    World English Bible

    Therefore Yahweh will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day.

    Definitions for Isaiah 9:14

    Rush - A reed growing in moist places.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 9:14

    In one day - Thirteen MSS. of Kennicott and De Rossi read ביום beyond in a day; and another has a rasure in the place of the letter ב beth.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 9:14

    Will cut off head and tail - This is a proverbial expression, which is explained in the following verse; see also Deuteronomy 28:13-14. The head is often used to denote those in honor and authority. The tail is an expression applicable to the lower ranks, and would commonly indicate more than simply the common people. It would imply contempt; a state of great abjectness and meanness.

    Branch and rush - This is also a proverbial expression, meaning the highest and lowest; see the note at Isaiah 19:15. The word here translated branch, means properly the bough or top of the palm tree. The palm grew to a great height before it gave out any branches, and hence, the image is a beautiful one to denote those high in office and authority. The word rush means the coarse, long-jointed reed, that grows in marshes - an apt emblem of the base and worthless classes of society.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 9:14

    9:14 Head - High and low. Branch - The goodly branches of tall trees, the mighty and noble. Rush - The bulrush, the weakest and meanest persons. One day - All together, one as well as another.