Isaiah 3:3
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English Standard Version
the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms.

King James Bible
The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counseller, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

American Standard Version
the captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counsellor, and the expert artificer, and the skilful enchanter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The captain over fifty, and the honourable in countenance, and the counsellor, and the architect, and the skilful in eloquent speech.

English Revised Version
the captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the skilful enchanter.

Webster's Bible Translation
The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counselor, and the skillful artificer, and the eloquent orator.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

What the idolaters themselves will do when Jehovah has so completely deprived their idols of all their divinity, is then described in Isaiah 2:19 : "And they will creep into caves in the rocks, and cellars in the earth, before the terrible look of Jehovah, and before the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to put the earth in terror." Meârâh is a natural cave, and mechillah a subterraneous excavation: this is apparently the distinction between the two synonyms. "To put the earth in terror:" lârotz hâ-aretz, a significant paronomasia, which can be reproduced in Latin, thus: ut terreat terram. Thus the judgment would fall upon the earth without any limitation, upon men universally (compare the word hâ-âdâm in Isaiah 2:20, which is scarcely ever applied to a single individual (Joshua 14:15), excepting, of course, the first man, but generally to men, or to the human race) and upon the totality of nature as interwoven in the history of man - one complete whole, in which sin, and therefore wrath, had gained the upper hand. When Jehovah rose up, i.e., stood up from His heavenly throne, to reveal the glory manifested in heaven, and turn its judicial fiery side towards the sinful earth, the earth would receive such a shock as would throw it into a state resembling the chaos of the beginning. We may see very clearly from Revelation 6:15, where this description is borrowed, that the prophet is here describing the last judgment, although from a national point of view and bounded by a national horizon.

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captain

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness...

Deuteronomy 1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands...

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground...

the honourable man. Heb. a man eminent in countenance

Judges 8:18 Then said he to Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they whom you slew at Tabor? And they answered, As you are, so were they...

eloquent orator. or, skilful of speech

Exodus 4:10,14-16 And Moses said to the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken to your servant...

Cross References
Job 22:8
The man with power possessed the land, and the favored man lived in it.

Isaiah 3:2
the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder,

Isaiah 3:4
And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them.

Isaiah 5:13
Therefore my people go into exile for lack of knowledge; their honored men go hungry, and their multitude is parched with thirst.

Isaiah 9:15
the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;

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