Isaiah 21:4
New International Version
My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me.

New Living Translation
My mind reels and my heart races. I longed for evening to come, but now I am terrified of the dark.

English Standard Version
My heart staggers; horror has appalled me; the twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

Berean Study Bible
My heart falters; fear makes me tremble. The twilight of my desire has turned to horror.

King James Bible
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

New King James Version
My heart wavered, fearfulness frightened me; The night for which I longed He turned into fear for me.

New American Standard Bible
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned into trembling for me.

NASB 1995
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

NASB 1977
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.

Amplified Bible
My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned into fear and trembling for me.

Christian Standard Bible
My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror.

American Standard Version
My heart fluttereth, horror hath affrighted me; the twilight that I desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart strayed and terrors made me shake, and the beauties of my desire put terror into me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My heart wanders, and transgression overwhelms me; my soul is occupied with fear.

Contemporary English Version
My head spins; I'm horrified! Early evening, my favorite time, has become a nightmare.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My heart failed, darkness amazed me: Babylon my beloved is become a wonder to me.

English Revised Version
My heart panteth, horror hath affrighted me: the twilight that I desired hath been turned into trembling unto me.

Good News Translation
My head is spinning, and I am trembling with fear. I had been longing for evening to come, but it has brought me nothing but terror.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'm confused. I'm shaking with terror. The twilight hours I longed for make me tremble.

International Standard Version
And as for my heart, horror has terrified me; the twilight I longed for has started to make me tremble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart is bewildered, terror hath overwhelmed me; The twilight that I longed for hath been turned for me into trembling.

Literal Standard Version
My heart has wandered, trembling has terrified me, "" He has made the twilight of my desire a fear to me,

NET Bible
My heart palpitates, I shake in fear; the twilight I desired has brought me terror.

New Heart English Bible
They prepare the table. They set the watch. They eat. They drink. Rise up, you princes, oil the shield.

World English Bible
My heart flutters. Horror has frightened me. The twilight that I desired has been turned into trembling for me.

Young's Literal Translation
Wandered hath my heart, trembling hath terrified me, The twilight of my desire He hath made a fear to me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Babylon is Fallen
3Therefore my body is filled with anguish. Pain grips me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am bewildered to hear, I am dismayed to see. 4My heart falters; fear makes me tremble. The twilight of my desire has turned to horror. 5They prepare a table, they lay out a carpet, they eat, they drink! Rise up, O princes, oil the shields!…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:67
In the morning you will say, 'If only it were evening!' and in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!'--because of the dread in your hearts of the terrifying sights you will see.

Deuteronomy 32:11
As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, He spread His wings to catch them and carried them on His pinions.

Psalm 55:5
Fear and trembling grip me, and horror has overwhelmed me.

Daniel 5:30
That very night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans was slain,


Treasury of Scripture

My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear to me.

heart panted.

Isaiah 5:11-14
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! …

1 Samuel 25:36-38
And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light…

2 Samuel 13:28,29
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant…

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(4) The night of my pleasure . . .--The words point to the prophet's longing for the darkness of night, either as a time of rest from his labour, or, more probably, for contemplation and prayer (Psalm 119:148), and to the invasion of that rest by the vision of terror. The suggestion that the prophet speaks as identifying himself with the Babylonians, and refers to the capture of their city during a night of revelry (Daniel 5:1; Daniel 5:30; Herod., i. 121; Xenoph. Cyrop., vii. 23), is hardly tenable.

Verse 4. - My heart panted; rather, my heart trembleth, or fluttereth. The night of my pleasure; i.e. "the night, wherein, I am wont to enjoy peaceful and pleasant slumbers."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My heart
לְבָבִ֔י (lə·ḇā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

staggers;
תָּעָ֣ה (tā·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

fear
פַּלָּצ֖וּת (pal·lā·ṣūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6427: A shuddering

makes me tremble.
בִּֽעֲתָ֑תְנִי (bi·‘ă·ṯā·ṯə·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 1204: To fall upon, startle, terrify

The twilight
נֶ֣שֶׁף (ne·šep̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5399: A breeze, dusk

of my desire
חִשְׁקִ֔י (ḥiš·qî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2837: Delight

has turned
שָׂ֥ם (śām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

to horror.
לַחֲרָדָֽה׃ (la·ḥă·rā·ḏāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2731: Trembling, fear, anxiety


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