New International Version
Prepare the nations for battle against her-- the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule.
King James Bible
Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion.
Darby Bible Translation
Prepare nations against her, the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their rulers, yea, all the land of their dominion.
World English Bible
Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes, its governors, and all its deputies, and all the land of their dominion.
Young's Literal Translation
Sanctify against it the nations with the kings of Media, Its governors and all its prefects, And all the land of its dominion.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Set ye up a standard - Another summons to the Medes and Persians to attack Babylon.
Ararat, Minni - The Greater and Lesser Armenia.
And Ashchenaz - A part of Phrygia, near the Hellespont. So Bochart, Phaleg, lib. 1 Corinthians 3, lib. 3 c. 9. Concerning Ashchenaz Homer seems to speak, Il. 2:370, 371: -
Φορκυς αυ Φρυγας ηγε, και Ασκανιος θεοειδης,
Τηλ' εξ Ασκανιης.
"Ascanius, godlike youth, and Phorcys led
The Phrygians from Ascania's distant land."
Calmet thinks that the Ascantes, who dwelt in the vicinity of the Tanais, are meant.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam, …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8
The Last King of Judah
They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands."
all the kings of Zimri, Elam and Media;
"Look! An army is coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.
"Lift up a banner in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms: Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz. Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.
The land trembles and writhes, for the LORD's purposes against Babylon stand-- to lay waste the land of Babylon so that no one will live there.
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