Isaiah 14:17
Good News Translation
Is this the man who destroyed cities and turned the world into a desert? Is this the man who never freed his prisoners or let them go home?"

Contemporary English Version
Did he capture every city and make earth a desert? Is he the one who refused to let prisoners go home?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?

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That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?

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Isaiah 13:19-22 And that Babylon, glorious among kingdoms, the famous pride of the Chaldeans, shall be even as the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha. . . .

Isaiah 64:10 The city of thy sanctuary is become a desert, Sion is made a desert, Jerusalem is desolate.

Ezekiel 6:14 And I will stretch forth my hand upon them: and I will make the land desolate, and abandoned from the desert of Deblatha in all their dwelling places: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Joel 2:3 Before the face thereof a devouring fire, and behind it a burning flame: the land is like a garden of pleasure before it, and behind it a desolate wilderness, neither is there any one that can escape it.

Zephaniah 2:13,14 And he will stretch out his hand upon the north, and will destroy Assyria: and he will make the beautiful city a wilderness, and as a place not passable, and as a desert. . . .

opened not the house of his prisoners.

Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up to justice, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and let go my captives, not for ransom, nor for presents, saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden.

2 Chronicles 28:8-15 And the children of Israel carried away of their brethren two hundred thousand women, boys, and girls, and an immense booty: and they brought it to Samaria. . . .

Ezra 1:2-4 Thus saith Cyrus king of the Persians: The Lord the God of heaven hath given to me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he hath charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judea. . . .

Context
Downfall of the King of Babylon
16They that shall see thee, shall turn toward thee, and behold thee. Is this the man that troubled the earth, that shook kingdoms, 17That made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the prison to his prisoners?18All the kings of the nations have all of them slept in glory, every one in his own house.…
Cross References
Isaiah 14:16
They that shall see thee, shall turn toward thee, and behold thee. Is this the man that troubled the earth, that shook kingdoms,

Isaiah 14:18
All the kings of the nations have all of them slept in glory, every one in his own house.

Isaiah 45:13
I have raised him up to justice, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and let go my captives, not for ransom, nor for presents, saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Jeremiah 50:33
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: The children of Israel, and the children of Juda are oppressed together: all that have taken them captives, hold them fast, they will not let them go.

Joel 2:3
Before the face thereof a devouring fire, and behind it a burning flame: the land is like a garden of pleasure before it, and behind it a desolate wilderness, neither is there any one that can escape it.

Additional Translations
who turned the world into a desert and destroyed its cities, who refused to let the captives return to their homes?”That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?

that made the whole world desolate, and destroyed its cities; he loosed not those who were in captivity.

[that] made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; [that] dismissed not his prisoners homewards?

that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?"

He hath made the world as a wilderness, And his cities he hath broken down, Of his bound ones he opened not the house.
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