Isaiah 10:18
New International Version
The splendor of his forests and fertile fields it will completely destroy, as when a sick person wastes away.

New Living Translation
The LORD will consume Assyria’s glory like a fire consumes a forest in a fruitful land; it will waste away like sick people in a plague.

English Standard Version
The glory of his forest and of his fruitful land the LORD will destroy, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.

Berean Study Bible
The splendor of its forests and orchards, both soul and body, it will completely destroy, as a sickness consumes a man.

King James Bible
And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.

New King James Version
And it will consume the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, Both soul and body; And they will be as when a sick man wastes away.

New American Standard Bible
And He will destroy the glory of his forest and of his fruitful garden, both soul and body, And it will be as when a sick person wastes away.

NASB 1995
And He will destroy the glory of his forest and of his fruitful garden, both soul and body, And it will be as when a sick man wastes away.

NASB 1977
And He will destroy the glory of his forest and of his fruitful garden, both soul and body; And it will be as when a sick man wastes away.

Amplified Bible
The Lord will consume the glory of Assyria’s forest and of its fruitful garden, both soul and body, And it will be as when a sick man wastes away.

Christian Standard Bible
He will completely destroy the glory of its forests and orchards as a sickness consumes a person.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will completely destroy the glory of its forests and orchards as a sickness consumes a person.

American Standard Version
And he will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and it shall be as when a standard-bearer fainteth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the glory of its forest and of its fruitful field, from the soul and unto the body, will end, and it will be as if it was not

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In that day the mountains shall be consumed, and the hills, and the forests, and fire shall devour both soul and body: and he that flees shall be as one fleeing from burning flame.

Contemporary English Version
The Lord will make your beautiful forests and fertile fields slowly rot.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
And he shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and it shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth.

Good News Translation
The rich forests and farmlands will be totally destroyed, in the same way that a fatal sickness destroys someone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The majestic forest and the orchard will destroy both body and soul. They will be like a sick person wasting away.

International Standard Version
The splendor of its forest and its fruitful land the LORD will destroy— both soul and body— and Assyria will be as when a dying man wastes away.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field, He will consume both soul and body; And it shall be as when a sick man wasteth away.

Literal Standard Version
And the glory of his forest, and his fruitful field, He consumes from soul even to flesh, And it has been as the fainting of a standard-bearer.

NET Bible
The splendor of his forest and his orchard will be completely destroyed, as when a sick man's life ebbs away.

New Heart English Bible
He will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body. It will be as when a standard bearer faints.

World English Bible
He will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body. It will be as when a standard bearer faints.

Young's Literal Translation
And the honour of his forest, and his fruitful field, From soul even unto flesh He doth consume, And it hath been as the fainting of a standard-bearer.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment on Assyria
17And the Light of Israel will become a fire, and its Holy One a flame. In a single day it will burn and devour Assyria’s thorns and thistles. 18The splendor of its forests and orchards, both soul and body, it will completely destroy, as a sickness consumes a man. 19The remaining trees of its forests will be so few that a child could count them.…

Cross References
2 Kings 19:23
Through your servants you have taunted the Lord, and you have said: "With my many chariots I have ascended to the heights of the mountains, to the remote peaks of Lebanon. I have cut down its tallest cedars, the finest of its cypresses. I have reached its farthest outposts, the densest of its forests.

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore the Lord GOD of Hosts will send a wasting disease among Assyria's stout warriors, and under his pomp will be kindled a fire like a burning flame.

Isaiah 10:33
Behold, the Lord GOD of Hosts will lop off the branches with terrifying power. The tall trees will be cut down, the lofty ones will be felled.

Isaiah 10:34
He will clear the forest thickets with an axe, and Lebanon will fall before the Mighty One.

Isaiah 32:19
But hail will level the forest, and the city will sink to the depths.

Isaiah 37:24
Through your servants you have taunted the Lord, and you have said: "With my many chariots I have ascended to the heights of the mountains, to the remote peaks of Lebanon. I have cut down its tallest cedars, the finest of its cypresses. I have reached its farthest heights, the densest of its forests.

Jeremiah 21:14
I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forest that will consume everything around you.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standard-bearer faints.

consume

Isaiah 10:33,34
Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled…

Isaiah 9:18
For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

2 Kings 19:23,28
By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel…

both soul and body.









(18) Both soul and body.--Literally, from the soul even to the flesh. The metaphor is for a moment dropped, and the reality is unveiled.

As when a standardbearer fainteth.--The Authorised version represents the extremity of misery and exhaustion. The "standard-bearer" was chosen for his heroic strength and stature. When he "fainted" and gave way, what hope was there that others would survive? A more correct rendering, however, gives As a sick man pineth away.

Verse 18. - Forest... fruitful field. "Forest" and "fruitful field" (carmel) are sometimes united together, sometimes contrasted. Literally, they denote wild and cultivated woodland. Used symbolically, as here, they are not so much intended to designate different parts of Assyria's glory, as to convey the idea that the destruction will be universal. Both soul and body. Here metaphor is suddenly dropped, and Isaiah shows that he is speaking of the Assyrian people, not of the land or its products. Their destruction, wicked as they were, would be one both of body and soul. As when a standard-bearer fainteth; rather, as when one that is faint fainteth. Utter prostration and exhaustion is indicated, whichever way the passage is translated.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The splendor
וּכְב֤וֹד (ū·ḵə·ḇō·wḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of its forests
יַעְרוֹ֙ (ya‘·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3293: A copse of bushes, a forest, honey in the comb

and orchards,
וְכַרְמִלּ֔וֹ (wə·ḵar·mil·lōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3759: A plantation, garden land, fruit, garden growth

both soul
מִנֶּ֥פֶשׁ (min·ne·p̄eš)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

and body,
בָּשָׂ֖ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

it will completely destroy,
יְכַלֶּ֑ה (yə·ḵal·leh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

as a sickness consumes a man.
כִּמְסֹ֥ס (kim·sōs)
Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4549: To liquefy, to waste, to faint


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