Isaiah 14:17
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English Standard Version
who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’

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

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

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

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Thy pomp is cast down to the region of the dead, the noise of thy harps: maggots are spread under thee, and they that cover thee are worms." From the book of Daniel we learn the character of the Babylonian music; it abounded in instruments, some of which were foreign. Maggots and worms (a bitter sarcasm) now take the place of the costly artistic Babylonian rugs, which once formed the pillow and counterpane of the distinguished corpse. יצּע might be a third pers. hophal (Ges. 71); but here, between perfects, it is a third pers. pual, like yullad in Isaiah 9:5. Rimmâh, which is preceded by the verb in a masculine and to a certain extent an indifferent form (Ges. 147, a), is a collective name for small worms, in any mass of which the individual is lost in the swarm. The passage is continued with איך (on which, as a catchword of the mashal, see at Isaiah 1:21).

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Isaiah 13:19-22 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah...

Isaiah 64:10 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Ezekiel 6:14 So will I stretch out my hand on them, and make the land desolate, yes, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath...

Joel 2:3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them...

Zephaniah 2:13,14 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness...

opened not the house of his prisoners. or, did not let his prisoners loose homewards

Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives...

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free...

2 Chronicles 28:8-15 And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brothers two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters...

Ezra 1:2-4 Thus said Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth...

Cross References
Isaiah 14:16
Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,

Isaiah 14:18
All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb;

Isaiah 45:13
I have stirred him up in righteousness, and I will make all his ways level; he shall build my city and set my exiles free, not for price or reward," says the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 50:33
"Thus says the LORD of hosts: The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah with them. All who took them captive have held them fast; they refuse to let them go.

Joel 2:3
Fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them, but behind them a desolate wilderness, and nothing escapes them.

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