New Living Translation
"Look, I will stir up the Medes against Babylon. They cannot be tempted by silver or bribed with 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.
Isaiah 13:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:17 Medes - Under whom he comprehends the Persians. Not delight - Which is to be understood comparatively. They shall more eagerly pursue the destruction of the people, than the getting of spoil.
CHAPTERS I-XXXIX Isaiah is the most regal of the prophets. His words and thoughts are those of a man whose eyes had seen the King, vi. 5. The times in which he lived were big with political problems, which he met as a statesman who saw the large meaning of events, and as a prophet who read a divine purpose in history. Unlike his younger contemporary Micah, he was, in all probability, an aristocrat; and during his long ministry (740-701 B.C., possibly, but not probably later) he bore testimony, as …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Kings 17:6
Finally, in the ninth year of King Hoshea's reign, Samaria fell, and the people of Israel were exiled to Assyria. They were settled in colonies in Halah, along the banks of the Habor River in Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
For the woman's jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
He will accept no compensation, nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size.
and to the kings of Zimri, Elam, and Media.
For a nation will attack her from the north and bring such destruction that no one will live there again. Everything will be gone; both people and animals will flee.
Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her soldiers will all be killed," says the LORD.
They are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. As they ride forward on horses, they sound like a roaring sea. They are coming in battle formation, planning to destroy you, Babylon.
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