Isaiah 14:32
New International Version
What answer shall be given to the envoys of that nation? "The LORD has established Zion, and in her his afflicted people will find refuge."

New Living Translation
What should we tell the Philistine messengers? Tell them, “The LORD has built Jerusalem; its walls will give refuge to his oppressed people.”

English Standard Version
What will one answer the messengers of the nation? “The LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.”

Berean Study Bible
What answer will be given to the envoys of that nation? “The LORD has founded Zion, where His afflicted people will find refuge.”

New American Standard Bible
"How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."

King James Bible
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

Christian Standard Bible
What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation? The LORD has founded Zion, and his oppressed people find refuge in her.

Contemporary English Version
If a messenger comes from a distant nation, you must say: "The LORD built Zion. Even the poorest of his people will find safety there."

Good News Translation
How shall we answer the messengers that come to us from Philistia? We will tell them that the LORD has established Zion and that his suffering people will find safety there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation? The LORD has founded Zion, and His afflicted people find refuge in her.

International Standard Version
How will they answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in it the afflicted among his people will find refuge."

NET Bible
How will they respond to the messengers of this nation? Indeed, the LORD has made Zion secure; the oppressed among his people will find safety in her.

New Heart English Bible
What will they say to the kings of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How should we answer the messengers from the nations? [Tell them that] the LORD has laid Zion's foundation, and his humble people will find refuge in it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
What then shall one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, And in her shall the afflicted of His people take refuge.

New American Standard 1977
“How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
What shall one then answer the messengers of the Gentiles? That the LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people shall have confidence.

King James 2000 Bible
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

American King James Version
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

American Standard Version
What then shall one answer the messengers of the nation? That Jehovah hath founded Zion, and in her shall the afflicted of his people take refuge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And what shall the kings of the nations answer? That the Lord has founded Sion, and by him the poor of the people shall be saved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nations? That the Lord hath founded Sion, and the poor of his people shall hope in him.

Darby Bible Translation
And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nation? That Jehovah hath founded Zion, and the afflicted of his people find refuge in it.

English Revised Version
What then shall one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and in her shall the afflicted of his people take refuge.

Webster's Bible Translation
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

World English Bible
What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That Yahweh has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge.

Young's Literal Translation
And what doth one answer the messengers of a nation? 'That Jehovah hath founded Zion, And in it do the poor of His people trust!'
Study Bible
Philistia will be Destroyed
31Wail, O gate! Cry out, O city! Melt away, all you Philistines! For a cloud of smoke comes from the north, and there are no stragglers in its ranks. 32What answer will be given to the envoys of that nation? “The LORD has founded Zion, where His afflicted people will find refuge.”
Cross References
Hebrews 11:10
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?

Psalm 87:1
His foundation is on the holy mountains.

Psalm 87:5
And it will be said of Zion: "This one and that one were born in her, and The Most High Himself will establish her."

Psalm 102:16
for the LORD will rebuild Zion; He has appeared in His glory.

Isaiah 4:6
a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and the rain.

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a refuge for the poor, a stronghold for the needy in distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like rain against a wall,

Isaiah 28:16
So this is what the Lord GOD says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will never be shaken.

Isaiah 29:19
The humble will increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 37:9
Now Sennacherib had been warned about Tirhakah king of Cush: "He has set out to fight against you." On hearing this, Sennacherib sent messengers to Hezekiah with the order:

Isaiah 44:28
who says of Cyrus, 'My shepherd will fulfill all that I desire,' who says of Jerusalem, 'She will be rebuilt,' and of the temple, 'Let its foundation be laid.'"

Isaiah 54:11
"O afflicted city, lashed by storms, without solace, surely I will set your stones in antimony and lay your foundations with sapphires.

Isaiah 57:13
When you cry out, let your companies of idols deliver you! Yet the wind will carry off all of them, a breath will take them away. But he who seeks refuge in Me will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain."

Ezekiel 48:35
The perimeter of the city will be 18,000 cubits, and the name of the city from that day on will be: THE LORD IS THERE."

Zephaniah 3:12
But I will leave within you a meek and humble people, and they will trust in the name of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.

shall one

Isaiah 39:1
At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.

2 Samuel 8:10
Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

2 Kings 20:12
At that time Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezekiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

the Lord

Isaiah 12:6
Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

Isaiah 37:32
For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

Psalm 87:1,6
A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah. His foundation is in the holy mountains…

and the

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 25:4
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Zephaniah 3:12
I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

trust in it.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Matthew 24:15,16
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) …

Hebrews 12:22
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,







Lexicon
What
וּמַֽה־ (ū·mah-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

answer will be given
יַּעֲנֶ֖ה (ya·‘ă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

to the envoys
מַלְאֲכֵי־ (mal·’ă·ḵê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4397: A messenger, of God, an angel

of that nation?
ג֑וֹי (ḡō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

“The LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has founded
יִסַּ֣ד (yis·saḏ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

Zion,
צִיּ֔וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

where His afflicted
עֲנִיֵּ֥י (‘ă·nî·yê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

people
עַמּֽוֹ׃ (‘am·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

will find refuge.”
יֶחֱס֖וּ (ye·ḥĕ·sū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in
(32) What shall one then answer . . .?--The words obviously imply that the prophet either had received, or expected to receive, a message of inquiry from the Philistines, and that this is his answer. It seems not improbable, indeed, that the series of prophecies that follow were delivered in answer to such inquiries. The fame of the prophet had spread beyond the confines of Israel, and men of different nations came to Jerusalem to consult him. So Jeremiah's oracles are delivered to the ambassadors who came to propose an alliance against Nebuchadnezzar in the time of Zedekiah (Jeremiah 27:3). Commonly, however, the words are referred to the embassies of congratulation, which came with plans of new alliances after the destruction of Sennacherib's army (2Chronicles 32:23).

That the Lord hath founded Zion.--This is the answer to all such inquiries. Zion stands firm and safe in the protection of Jehovah. The "poor" (obviously those of Isaiah 14:30) shall trust (better, shall find refuge) in it. (Comp. Isaiah 28:16.) They need no foreign alliances, no arm of flesh.

Verse 32. - What shall one then answer, etc.? What answer shall be made to the Philistine ambassadors, when they come to Jerusalem and entreat for aid? Simply this - that God has founded and will protect Zion, and that the poor and weak among God's people - whether Jews or Philistines - had better betake themselves to the shelter of the "city of the great King."



14:28-32 Assurance is given of the destruction of the Philistines and their power, by famine and war. Hezekiah would be more terrible to them than Uzziah had been. Instead of rejoicing, there would be lamentation, for the whole land would be ruined. Such destruction will come upon the proud and rebellious, but the Lord founded Zion for a refuge to poor sinners, who flee from the wrath to come, and trust in his mercy through Christ Jesus. Let us tell all around of our comforts and security, and exhort them to seek the same refuge and salvation.
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