Isaiah 21:16
New International Version
This is what the Lord says to me: "Within one year, as a servant bound by contract would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end.

New Living Translation
The Lord said to me, “Within a year, counting each day, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end.

English Standard Version
For thus the Lord said to me, “Within a year, according to the years of a hired worker, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end.

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a hired worker would count it, all the glory of Kedar will be gone.

King James Bible
For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

New King James Version
For thus the LORD has said to me: “Within a year, according to the year of a hired man, all the glory of Kedar will fail;

New American Standard Bible
For this is what the Lord said to me: “In a year, as a hired worker would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end;

NASB 1995
For thus the Lord said to me, "In a year, as a hired man would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will terminate;

NASB 1977
For thus the Lord said to me, “In a year, as a hired man would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will terminate;

Amplified Bible
For the Lord has said this to me, “Within a year, according to the years of a hired man [who will work no longer than was agreed], all the splendor of [the tribe of] Kedar will end;

Christian Standard Bible
For the Lord said this to me: “Within one year, as a hired worker counts years, all the glory of Kedar will be gone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Lord said this to me: "Within one year, as a hired worker counts years, all the glory of Kedar will be gone.

American Standard Version
For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because thus LORD JEHOVAH said to me: “In a whole year, like the years of a hired man, all the honor of Qedar will end

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thus said the Lord to me, Yet a year, as the year of an hireling, and the glory of the sons of Kedar shall fail:

Contemporary English Version
The Lord said to me: A year from now the glory of the people of Kedar will all come to an end, just as a worker's contract ends after a year.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord to me: Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Cedar shall be taken away.

English Revised Version
For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

Good News Translation
Then the Lord said to me, "In exactly one year the greatness of the tribes of Kedar will be at an end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the Lord says to me: All of Kedar's honor will be gone in another year. I will count it like workers count the years left on their contracts.

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD is saying to me: "Within three years, according to the years of a contract worker, the pomp of Kedar will come to an end.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus hath the Lord said unto me: 'Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

Literal Standard Version
For thus said the Lord to me: “Within a year, as years of a hired worker, "" All the glory of Kedar has been consumed.

NET Bible
For this is what the sovereign master has told me: "Within exactly one year all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end.

New Heart English Bible
and the residue of the number of the archers, the warriors of the people of Kedar, will be few; for the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken it."

World English Bible
For the Lord said to me, "Within a year, as a worker bound by contract would count it, all the glory of Kedar will fail,

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said the Lord unto me: 'Within a year, as years of a hireling, Consumed hath been all the honour of Kedar.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prophecy Against Arabia
15For they flee from the sword—the sword that is drawn—from the bow that is bent, and from the stress of battle. 16For this is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a hired worker would count it, all the glory of Kedar will be gone. 17The remaining archers, the warriors of Kedar, will be few.” For the LORD, the God of Israel, has spoken.…

Cross References
Psalm 120:5
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!

Song of Solomon 1:5
I am dark, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Isaiah 16:14
And now the LORD says, "In three years, as a hired worker counts the years, Moab's splendor will become an object of contempt, with all her many people. And those who are left will be few and feeble."

Isaiah 42:11
Let the desert and its cities raise their voices; let the villages of Kedar cry aloud. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them cry out from the mountaintops.

Isaiah 60:7
All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth will serve you and go up on My altar with acceptance; I will adorn My glorious house.

Jeremiah 2:10
Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and take a look; send to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this:

Jeremiah 49:28
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated, this is what the LORD says: "Rise up, advance against Kedar, and destroy the people of the east!

Ezekiel 27:21
Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your customers, trading in lambs, rams, and goats.


Treasury of Scripture

For thus has the LORD said to me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

according

Isaiah 16:14
But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

Job 7:1
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

Kedar

Isaiah 42:11
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

Isaiah 60:7
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

Genesis 25:13
And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,









(16) According to the years of an hireling . . . The prophet uses, as in Isaiah 16:14, the formula which expressed the most precise measurement, and so gives a test as to his forecast of the future.

And all the glory of Kedar shall fail.--Kedar is used, as in Psalm 120:5, Song of Solomon 1:5, generically for the nomadic tribes of Arabia, including Dedan.

Verse 16. - Within a year, according to the years of an hireling (see the comment on Isaiah 16:14). All the glory of Kedar shall fail. "Kedar" is a name of greater note than either Dedan or Tome. It seems to be used here as inclusive of Dedan, perhaps as a designation of the northern Arabians generally. The people of Kedar, like those of Dedan, carried on trade with Tyro (Ezekiel 27:21). They dwelt partly in tents (Psalm 120:5; Jeremiah 49:29), partly in villages (Isaiah 42:11), and were rich in flocks and herds and in camels. Though not mentioned in the inscriptions of Sargon, Sennacherib, or Esarhaddon, the contemporaries of Isaiah, they hold a prominent place in those of Esarhaddon's son and successor, Asshurbanipal, with whom they carried on a war of some considerable duration in conjunction with the Nabathaeans (G. Smith, 'History of Asshur-bani-pal,' pp. 261-290).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

this [is what]
כֹ֛ה (ḵōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֖י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

says
אָמַ֥ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to me:
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“Within one year,
שָׁנָה֙ (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

as a hired worker
שָׂכִ֔יר (śā·ḵîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7916: A man at wages

would count [it],
כִּשְׁנֵ֣י (kiš·nê)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 8141: A year

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the glory
כְּב֥וֹד (kə·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of Kedar
קֵדָֽר׃ (qê·ḏār)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6938: Kedar -- perhaps 'swarthy', a son of Ishmael, also his desc

will be gone.
וְכָלָ֖ה (wə·ḵā·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent


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