New International Version
The islands have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward;
King James Bible
The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.
Darby Bible Translation
The isles saw [it], and feared; the ends of the earth trembled: they drew near, and came.
World English Bible
The islands have seen, and fear. The ends of the earth tremble. They approach, and come.
Young's Literal Translation
Seen have isles and fear, ends of the earth tremble, They have drawn near, yea, they come.
Isaiah 41:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Were afraid "And they were terrified" - Three MSS. have ויחרדו vaiyecheridu, adding the conjunction ו vau, which restores the second member of the sentence to its true poetical form.
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Now when all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings along the coast heard how the LORD had dried up the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, their hearts melted in fear and they no longer had the courage to face the Israelites.
May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
"Be silent before me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgment.
they help each other and say to their companions, "Be strong!"
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Tyre: Will not the coastlands tremble at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan and the slaughter takes place in you?
Then all the princes of the coast will step down from their thrones and lay aside their robes and take off their embroidered garments. Clothed with terror, they will sit on the ground, trembling every moment, appalled at you.
Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your fall; the islands in the sea are terrified at your collapse.'
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