Isaiah 21:8

“And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he cryed; A lyon: my Lord, I stand continually vpon the watch-tower in the day time, and I am set in my ward whole nights.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the lookout called, "O Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower, And I am stationed every night at my guard post.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he cried as a lion: O Lord, I stand continually upon the watch-tower in the day-time, and am set in my ward whole nights;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the watchman gave a loud cry, O my lord, I am on the watchtower all day, and am placed in my watch every night:
- Basic English Bible

And he cried [as] a lion, Lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights.
- Darby Bible

And he cried, a lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watch-tower in the day time, and I am set in my ward whole nights.
- Webster's Bible

He cried like a lion: "Lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and every night I stay at my post.
- World English Bible

And he crieth -- a lion, `On a watch-tower my lord, I am standing continually by day, And on my ward I am stationed whole nights.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he cried as a lion: 'Upon the watch-tower, O Lord, I stand continually in the daytime, and I am set in my ward all the nights.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 21:8


21:8 A lion - The watchmen cried out, I see also a lion marching before the horsemen and chariots: which they suppose to represent Cyrus or Darius marching in the head of their armies. My lord - The watchman speaks to the prophet, who had set him in this station. Whole nights - According to thy command I have stood, and do yet stand continually, both day and night, upon my watch - tower.


Discussion for Isaiah 21

  • Ramon m. navalle
    verse 7: every student know who is this rider of *** (Jesus) but who is the rider of camel from the desert of Arabia? Mighty men of Kedar who broke the images made by hand worshipped by men? After Jesus, another prophet would have come.
  • Lalkiamlova for verse 11
    I believe that it is a kind of redicule by the descendants of Essau to the Israleites when they were in captivity - But the prophet - (Watchmen of Israel) replied - the morning is near for us -we are almost free - when the morning comes for us it will be a night for you - therefore repent and return from your hated heart to the God Almighty.
  • Micah korir
    Praise God, vs 11-12 is about the much awaited day for the saints when our Lord will appear in the rapture of the church lets prepare the way for messiah he is coming. Amen
  • April
    that it speaks of the fall of america

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