ContextProphecy of Moabs Devastation
1Send the tribute lamb to the ruler of the land,
2Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings,
3Give us advice, make a decision;
4Let the outcasts of Moab stay with you;
5A throne will even be established in lovingkindness,
6We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride;
7Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail.
8For the fields of Heshbon have withered, the vines of Sibmah as well;
9Therefore I will weep bitterly for Jazer, for the vine of Sibmah;
10Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field;
11Therefore my heart intones like a harp for Moab
12So it will come about when Moab presents himself,
13This is the word which the LORD spoke earlier concerning Moab. 14But now the LORD speaks, saying, Within three years, as a hired man would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and impotent.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
SEND forth, O Lord, the lamb, the ruler of the earth, from Petra of the desert, to the mount of the daughter of Sion.
Darby Bible Translation
Send the lamb of the ruler of the land from the rock to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
English Revised Version
Send ye the lambs for the ruler of the land from Sela which is toward the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
Webster's Bible Translation
Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.
World English Bible
Send the lambs for the ruler of the land from Selah to the wilderness, to the mountain of the daughter of Zion.
Young's Literal Translation
Send ye a lamb to the ruler of the land, From Selah in the wilderness, Unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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