Isaiah 21:17
Good News Translation
The archers are the bravest warriors of Kedar, but few of them will be left. I, the Lord God of Israel, have spoken."

Contemporary English Version
Only a few of their warriors will be left with bows and arrows. This is a promise that I, the Lord God of Israel, have made.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the residue of the number of strong archers of the children of Cedar shall be diminished: for the Lord the God of Israel hath spoken it.

New American Bible
Few of Kedar’s stalwart archers shall remain, for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the residue of the number of strong archers of the children of Cedar shall be diminished: for the Lord the God of Israel hath spoken it.

archers.

Isaiah 10:18,19 And the glory of his forest, and of his beautiful hill, shall be consumed from the soul even to the flesh, and he shall run away through fear. . . .

Isaiah 17:4,5 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean. . . .

Psalm 107:39 Then they were brought to be few: and they were afflicted through the trouble of evils and sorrow.

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Isaiah 1:20 But if you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you because the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor is the son of man, that he should be changed. Hath he said then, and will he not do? hath he spoken, and will he not fulfil?

Jeremiah 44:29 And this shall be a sign to you, saith the Lord, that I will punish you in this place: that you may know that my words shall be accomplished indeed against you for evil.

Zechariah 1:6 But yet my words, and my ordinances, which I gave in charge to my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers, and they returned, and said: As the Lord of hosts thought to do to us according to our ways, and according to our devices, so he hath done to us.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass: but my words shall not pass.

Context
A Prophecy Against Arabia
16For thus saith the Lord to me: Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Cedar shall be taken away. 17And the residue of the number of strong archers of the children of Cedar shall be diminished: for the Lord the God of Israel hath spoken it.
Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor is the son of man, that he should be changed. Hath he said then, and will he not do? hath he spoken, and will he not fulfil?

Isaiah 10:19
And they that remain of the trees of his forest shall be so few, that they shall easily be numbered, and a child shall write them down.

Jeremiah 49:28
Against Cedar and against the kingdoms of Asor, which Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon destroyed. Thus saith the Lord: Arise, and go ye up to Cedar, and waste the children of the east.

Zechariah 1:6
But yet my words, and my ordinances, which I gave in charge to my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers, and they returned, and said: As the Lord of hosts thought to do to us according to our ways, and according to our devices, so he hath done to us.

Additional Translations
The remaining archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.” For the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.

and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be few; for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.

and the remnant of the strong bows of the sons of Kedar shall be small: for the Lord God of Israel has spoken it.

and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the sons of Kedar, shall be diminished: for Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath spoken.

and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be few: for the LORD, the God of Israel, hath spoken it.

And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.

and the residue of the number of the archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, will be few; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has spoken it."

And the remnant of the number of bow-men, The mighty of the sons of Kedar are few, For Jehovah, God of Israel, hath spoken!'
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