New International Version
See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold.
King James Bible
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who do not regard silver, and as for gold, they have no delight in it.
World English Bible
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I am stirring up against them the Medes, Who silver esteem not, And gold -- they delight not in it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which shall not regard silver "Who shall hold silver of no account" - That is, who shall not be induced, by large offers of gold and silver for ransom, to spare the lives of those whom they have subdued in battle; their rage and cruelty will get the better of all such motives. We have many examples in the Iliad and in the Aeneid of addresses of the vanquished to the pity and avarice of the vanquishers, to induce them to spare their lives.
Est domus alta: jacent penitus defossa talenta
Caelati argenti: sunt auri ponders facti
Infectique mihi: non hic victoria Teucrum
Vertitur; aut anima una dalbit discrimina tanta.
Dixerat: Aeneas contra cui talia reddit:
Argenti atque auri memoras quae multa talenta
Gnatis parce tuis.
"High in my dome are silver talents rolled,
With piles of labored and unlaboured gold.
These, to procure my ransom, Iresign;
The war depends not on a life like mine:
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'I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.'--ISAIAH xiii. 16. The grand stormy verses before these words, with all their dread array of natural convulsions, have one object--the tender guidance promised in the text. So we have the combination of terror and love, the blending in the divine government of terrible …
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2 Kings 17:6
In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported the Israelites to Assyria. He settled them in Halah, in Gozan on the Habor River and in the towns of the Medes.
For jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.
all the kings of Zimri, Elam and Media;
A nation from the north will attack her and lay waste her land. No one will live in it; both people and animals will flee away.
Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD.
They are armed with bows and spears; they are cruel and without mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride on their horses; they come like men in battle formation to attack you, Daughter Babylon.
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