Isaiah 17:5

“And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall be as when the haruest-man gathereth the corne, and reapeth the eares with his arme; and it shalbe as he that gathereth eares in the valley of Rephaim.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It will be even like the reaper gathering the standing grain, As his arm harvests the ears, Or it will be like one gleaning ears of grain In the valley of Rephaim.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the standing grain, and his arm reapeth the ears; yea, it shall be as when one gleaneth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it will be like a man cutting the growth of his grain, pulling together the heads of the grain with his arm; even as when they get in the grain in the valley of Rephaim.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be as when the reaper gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; yea, it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
- Darby Bible

And it shall be as when the harvest-man gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
- Webster's Bible

It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim.
- World English Bible

And it hath come to pass, As the gathering by the reaper of the standing corn, And his arm the ears reapeth, And it hath come to pass, As the gathering of the ears in the valley of Rephaim,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the standing corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; yea, it shall be as when one gleaneth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 17:5


17:5 Gathereth - Taking care, as far as may be, that all may be gathered in, and nothing left. So shall the whole body of the ten tribes be carried away captive, some few gleanings only being left. Rephaim - A very fruitful place near Jerusalem.


Discussion for Isaiah 17

  • Norm
    Thank You Father our Lord our Saviour, Christ Jesus, for Your Word. Amen. The prophecy of this chapter is happening today before our very eyes. Syria is destroyed, people are fleeing when allowed and the United Nations are rushing to the diplomacy table, appearing to seek peace. Arise LORD and have mercy on the people: all for Your glory. Let our days here be few. In Christ Jesus we live! Amen
  • This verse is related too this verse...are days on earth are like grass and wild flowers, we bloom then die.
  • Beverley johnson
    This chapter seems to be revealing what is happening in Syria today. ISIS is causing a massive exodus of Syrians see chapter one - Damascus capital of Syria is taken away from being a city.
  • Ar
    This prophetic chapter is coming true in our days
  • Barbara Baute
    I am for sure that this Chapter is about the woe upon this earth. That we to need listen to God so that we will know what is about to come to us so we can be ready for him that he will fight for us If we are for his Son Jesus and have his blood apply to our heart.
  • Joseph E. Broadaway
    It 's 3 30AM 04 11 14 The Holy Spirit spoke to me concerning Chapter 17 of Isaiah and to look at it from the standpoint of the Psalms 83 war. Chronology is a major problem when trying to line up the wars mentioned in Psalms, Isaiah and Ezekiel 38,39. The fact that Psalms 83 might trigger the Rapture and the 83 war along with the start of the Tribulation Period. It seems that the 83 war could be tied in with the facts of Isaiah 17...I am still praying about under standing the three places in Scripture of wars concerning eschatology. Any comments would be greatly appreciated...G d Bless....JEB

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