Isaiah 10:7
New International Version
But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind; his purpose is to destroy, to put an end to many nations.

New Living Translation
But the king of Assyria will not understand that he is my tool; his mind does not work that way. His plan is simply to destroy, to cut down nation after nation.

English Standard Version
But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few;

Berean Study Bible
But this is not his intention; this is not his plan. For it is in his heart to destroy and cut off many nations.

King James Bible
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

New King James Version
Yet he does not mean so, Nor does his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And cut off not a few nations.

New American Standard Bible
Yet it does not so intend, Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy And to eliminate many nations.

NASB 1995
Yet it does not so intend, Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy And to cut off many nations.

NASB 1977
Yet it does not so intend Nor does it plan so in its heart, But rather it is its purpose to destroy, And to cut off many nations.

Amplified Bible
Yet it is not Assyria’s intention [to do My will], Nor does it plan so in its heart, But instead it is its purpose to destroy And to cut off many nations.

Christian Standard Bible
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. It is his intent to destroy and to cut off many nations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But this is not what he intends; this is not what he plans. It is his intent to destroy and to cut off many nations.

American Standard Version
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has not so appeared, and in his heart he was not so considered, but that he will destroy in his heart and he shall consume many nations

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But he meant not thus, neither did he devise thus in his soul: but his mind shall change, and that to destroy nations not a few.

Contemporary English Version
He has even bigger plans in mind, because he wants to destroy many nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he shall not take it so, and his heart shall not think so: but his heart shall be set to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

English Revised Version
Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.

Good News Translation
But the Assyrian emperor has his own violent plans in mind. He is determined to destroy many nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But that's not what they intend to do. Their minds don't work that way. Their purpose is to destroy and put an end to many nations.

International Standard Version
But this is not what he intends, and this is not what he thinks in his mind; but it is in his mind to destroy, and to cut down many nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit he meaneth not so, Neither doth his heart think so; But it is in his heart to destroy, And to cut off nations not a few.

Literal Standard Version
And he does not think [it] so, And his heart does not reckon [it] so, For—to destroy [is] in his heart, And to cut off nations—not a few.

NET Bible
But he does not agree with this, his mind does not reason this way, for his goal is to destroy, and to eliminate many nations.

New Heart English Bible
However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations.

World English Bible
However he doesn't mean so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off not a few nations.

Young's Literal Translation
And he -- he thinketh not so, And his heart reckoneth not so, For -- to destroy is in his heart, And to cut off nations not a few.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment on Assyria
6I will send him against a godless nation; I will dispatch him against a people destined for My rage, to take spoils and seize plunder, and to trample them down like clay in the streets. 7But this is not his intention; this is not his plan. For it is in his heart to destroy and cut off many nations. 8“Are not all my commanders kings?” he says.…

Cross References
Acts 2:23
He was delivered up by God's set plan and foreknowledge, and you, by the hands of the lawless, put Him to death by nailing Him to the cross.

Acts 2:24
But God raised Him from the dead, releasing Him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held in its clutches.

Genesis 50:20
As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this--to preserve the lives of many people.

Isaiah 10:8
"Are not all my commanders kings?" he says.

Isaiah 23:13
Look at the land of the Chaldeans--a people now of no account. The Assyrians destined it for the desert creatures; they set up their siege towers and stripped its palaces. They brought it to ruin.

Ezekiel 29:20
I have given him the land of Egypt as the reward for his labor, because it was done for Me, declares the Lord GOD.

Micah 4:11
But now many nations have assembled against you, saying, "Let her be defiled, and let us feast our eyes on Zion."


Treasury of Scripture

However, he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

he meaneth

Genesis 50:20
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Micah 4:11,12
Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion…

Acts 2:23
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

in his heart

Isaiah 36:18-20
Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? …

Isaiah 37:11-13
Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered? …









(7) Howbeit he meaneth not so.--The thoughts which Isaiah puts into the mouth of the Assyrian are exactly in accord with the supreme egotism of the Sargon inscription, "I conquered," "I besieged," "I burnt," "I killed," "I destroyed"; this is the ever-recurring burden, mingled here and there with the boast that he is the champion of the great deities of Assyria, of Ishtar and of Nebo.

Verse 7. - Howbeit he meaneth not so. "Assyria," i.e., "does not view the matter in this light - is not aware that she is merely God's instrument in working out his will. On the contrary, it is in her heart to destroy the nations for her own advantage, and she imagines that she is doing it by her own strength."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But this
וְהוּא֙ (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

what
כֵ֣ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

he intends;
יְדַמֶּ֔ה (yə·ḏam·meh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1819: To compare, to resemble, liken, consider

this is not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

what
כֵ֣ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

he plans.
יַחְשֹׁ֑ב (yaḥ·šōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2803: To think, account

His purpose
וּלְבָב֖וֹ (ū·lə·ḇā·ḇōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

is to destroy
לְהַשְׁמִ֣יד (lə·haš·mîḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8045: To be exterminated or destroyed

and cut off
וּלְהַכְרִ֥ית (ū·lə·haḵ·rîṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

many
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

nations.
גּוֹיִ֖ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts


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