Isaiah 13:3
New International Version
I have commanded those I prepared for battle; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath-- those who rejoice in my triumph.

New Living Translation
I, the LORD, have dedicated these soldiers for this task. Yes, I have called mighty warriors to express my anger, and they will rejoice when I am exalted.”

English Standard Version
I myself have commanded my consecrated ones, and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger, my proudly exulting ones.

Berean Study Bible
I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have even summoned My warriors to execute My wrath and exult in My triumph.

King James Bible
I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

New King James Version
I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have also called My mighty ones for My anger— Those who rejoice in My exaltation.”

New American Standard Bible
I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have also called for My warriors Who boast in My eminence, To execute My anger.

NASB 1995
I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones, To execute My anger.

NASB 1977
I have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My mighty warriors, My proudly exulting ones, To execute My anger.

Amplified Bible
I [the LORD] have commanded My consecrated ones, I have even called My great warriors, My proudly exulting ones [the Medes and the Persians who triumph for My honor]— To execute My anger.

Christian Standard Bible
I have commanded my consecrated ones; yes, I have called my warriors, who celebrate my triumph, to execute my wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have commanded My chosen ones; I have also called My warriors, who exult in My triumph, to execute My wrath.

American Standard Version
I have commanded my consecrated ones, yea, I have called my mighty men for mine anger, even my proudly exulting ones.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have commanded my Holy Ones and I have called the warriors in my passion, and they grow strong in my excellency

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I give command, and I bring them: giants are coming to fulfil my wrath, rejoicing at the same time and insulting.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has commanded his very best warriors and his proud heroes to show how angry he is.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have commanded my sanctified ones, and have called my strong ones in my wrath, them that rejoice in my glory.

English Revised Version
I have commanded my consecrated ones, yea, I have called my mighty men for mine anger, even my proudly exulting ones.

Good News Translation
The LORD has called out his proud and confident soldiers to fight a holy war and punish those he is angry with.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've commanded my holy ones. I've called my mighty men to carry out my anger. They find joy in my triumphs.

International Standard Version
I myself have commanded my consecrated ones; I have also summoned my warriors, those who rejoice in my triumph, to carry out my angry judgments.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have commanded My consecrated ones, Yea, I have called My mighty ones for mine anger, Even My proudly exulting ones.

Literal Standard Version
I have given charge to My sanctified ones, "" Also I have called My mighty ones for My anger, "" Those rejoicing at My excellence.”

NET Bible
I have given orders to my chosen soldiers; I have summoned the warriors through whom I will vent my anger, my boasting, arrogant ones.

New Heart English Bible
The noise of a multitude is in the mountains, as of a great people; the noise of an uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together. The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for the battle.

World English Bible
I have commanded my consecrated ones; yes, I have called my mighty men for my anger, even my proudly exulting ones.

Young's Literal Translation
I have given charge to My sanctified ones, Also I have called My mighty ones for Mine anger, Those rejoicing at Mine excellency.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
An Oracle Concerning Babylon
2Raise a banner on a barren hilltop; call aloud to them. Wave your hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles. 3I have commanded My sanctified ones; I have even summoned My warriors to execute My wrath and exult in My triumph. 4Listen, a tumult on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations gathered together! The LORD of Hosts is mobilizing an army for war.…

Cross References
Isaiah 5:26
He lifts a banner for the distant nations and whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Behold--how speedily and swiftly they come!

Jeremiah 25:9
behold, I will summon all the families of the north, declares the LORD, and I will send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, whom I will bring against this land, against its residents, and against all the surrounding nations. So I will devote them to destruction and make them an object of horror and contempt, an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 51:46
Do not let your heart grow faint, and do not be afraid when the rumor is heard in the land; for a rumor will come one year--and then another the next year--of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.

Jeremiah 51:53
Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, the destroyers I send will come against her," declares the LORD.

Joel 3:11
Come quickly, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves. Bring down Your mighty ones, O LORD.

Zephaniah 1:7
Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD, for the Day of the LORD is near. Indeed, the LORD has prepared a sacrifice; He has consecrated His guests.


Treasury of Scripture

I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for my anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

commanded

Isaiah 23:11
He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.

Isaiah 44:27,28
That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers: …

Isaiah 45:4,5
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me…

mighty ones

Jeremiah 51:20-24
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; …

Joel 3:11
Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

Revelation 17:12-18
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast…

them that

Ezra 1:1
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

Ezra 6:1
Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

Ezra 7:12-26
Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time…









(3) I have commanded my sanctified ones . . .--The word is applied even to the fierce tribes of the future destroyers, as being appointed, or consecrated, by Jehovah for that special work. The thought and the words (there translated "prepare") appear in Jeremiah 6:4; Jeremiah 22:7; Jeremiah 51:27. So in the later prophecies Cyrus appears as "the anointed" of the Lord (Isaiah 45:1).

Even them that rejoice in my highness.--In Zephaniah 3:11 the same phrase occurs in a bad sense. Here, apparently, it denotes the proud consciousness of the invaders that they are doing God's work.

Verse 3. - I have commanded my sanctified ones. The pronoun "I" is emphatic - "I myself." Not only will an external summons go forth, but God will lay his own orders on them whom he chooses for his instruments, and bid them come to the muster. All who carry out his purposes are, in a certain sense, "sanctified ones" (comp. Jeremiah 22:7; Jeremiah 51:27; Zephaniah 1:7, etc.). Here the Modes and Persians are specially in. tended (see ver. 17). For mine anger; i.e. "for the purpose of executing my anger." Even them that rejoice in my highness; rather, my proudly exultant ones (Cheyne, Rosenmüller, Gesenius). AEschylus calls the Persians ὑπερκόμπους ('Persae,' 1. 827); Herodotus, ὑβριστάς (1. 41). The high spirits, however, natural to gallant soldiers on going out to war, rather than any special haughtiness or arrogancy, are intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

have commanded
צִוֵּ֖יתִי (ṣiw·wê·ṯî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

My sanctified ones;
לִמְקֻדָּשָׁ֑י (lim·qud·dā·šāy)
Preposition-l | Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6942: To be set apart or consecrated

I have even
גַּ֣ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

summoned
קָרָ֤אתִי (qā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

My warriors
גִבּוֹרַי֙ (ḡib·bō·w·ray)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

to execute My wrath
לְאַפִּ֔י (lə·’ap·pî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

[and] exult
עַלִּיזֵ֖י (‘al·lî·zê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5947: Exultant, jubilant

in My triumph.
גַּאֲוָתִֽי׃ (ga·’ă·wā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1346: Arrogance, majesty, ornament


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