Isaiah 13:16

“Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Their children also shalbe dashed to pieces before their eyes, their houses shalbe spoiled, & their wiues rauished.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Their little ones also will be dashed to pieces Before their eyes; Their houses will be plundered And their wives ravished.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Their infants also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be rifled, and their wives ravished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Their young children will be broken up before their eyes; their goods will be taken away, and their wives made the property of others.
- Basic English Bible

And their infants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes, their houses shall be rifled, and their women ravished.
- Darby Bible

Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be plundered, and their wives ravished.
- Webster's Bible

Their infants also will be dashed in pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be ransacked, and their wives raped.
- World English Bible

And their sucklings are dashed to pieces before their eyes, Spoiled are their houses, and their wives lain with.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Their babes also shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Isaiah 13

  • Lisa
    The chapter refers to the last days, looking at world events of the day makes this chapter pretty scary.
  • Bennie Martin for verse 5
    ISAIAH. 13:5 "They come from a far off country. " Far to the north of the state of Israel is Russia. Russia, I believe, is the far off country mentioned here. Some say Russia could represent the end of heaven " also in this scripture. On his second coming, others say that Christ will descend on a white cloud from the north bringing His "indignation " to "destroy the whole land from a far. " If you look on a global map far enough to the south of Israel you will come upon the United States of America the most powerful country in the world. Some say that Russia will step up and invade America, knocking out first its energy sources therefore rendering the US dysfunctional without electricity and the internet this country so much depend on. Confusion will run rampant among the armies and air forces of this nation and its allies which will allow Russia to literally walk in and take over this country. This idea may sound farfetched to some, maybe so, but I say to all disbelievers that the end is near. If we pay close attention to bible prophesies and understand them well, you too will see that the return of Christ is nearer than we think.
  • PEARL SANDOVAL for verse 12
    I think the scripture refers to the refinement and the purity of a human being in Jesus Christ. It is He who purifies us and refines us in mind, spirit and soul to be used for His honor and glory and to praise Him. He is God. He came to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and sin, iniquities and transgressions. Thus we become pure and refined through Him for Him, through Him
  • Gregory J.
    Couple this verse with Isiah 21, Jeremiah 50 51 and you get the whole picture of a future event. Babylon is Saudi Arabia more specific Mecca. Elam Iran will attack and destroy Mecca because of the two different sects of Islam, Shiite Muslims against Sunni Muslim.
  • Caro
    I am thinking this is possibly Babylon but the future Babylon and not the one that existed in Daniels Day....maybe even mystery Babylon that the book of Revelation speaks about...a city filled with sin, wealth and the Word calls her that grerat whore. She will be destroyed in one hour...maybe this is Mecca because the world did trade with her...but she shall fall in one hour....I don 't think America figures in this prophecy because we are not near the desert ..nor are we the center where man goes to worship...this is an Arabic Babylon
  • Lolita c bhatia for verse 8
    GOD gives us always a very clear view of all HIS messages to us. I'm a mother, who gave birth and a follower of Christ. It's always in my prayer that people around the world would come and understand the meaning of having the true RELATIONSHIP to our GOD THROUGH CHRIST JESUS our LORD and SAVIOUR.

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