Isaiah 14:17

“That made the world as a wildernesse, and destroyed the cities thereof that opened not the house of his prisoners?”

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Other Translations

[That] made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; [that] opened not the house of his prisoners?
- King James Version

Who made the world like a wilderness And overthrew its cities, Who did not allow his prisoners to {go} home?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; that let not loose his prisoners to their home?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who made the world a waste, overturning its towns; who did not let his prisoners loose from the prison-house.
- Basic English Bible

[that] made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; [that] dismissed not his prisoners homewards?
- Darby Bible

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
- Webster's Bible

who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?"
- World English Bible

He hath made the world as a wilderness, And his cities he hath broken down, Of his bound ones he opened not the house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 14:17


14:17 Cried not - Whereby he signifies both his irresistible power, and his continued cruelty.


Discussion for Isaiah 14

  • Gary Olsen
    Verse 12 is about Babylon. Lucifer means light giver. Light means knowledge. So Lucifer means giver of knowledge. Son of the morning means first of the enlightened nations. It was obviously a place that welcomed and encouraged those who sought knowledge. The magi are thought to have come from there.
  • Scott forsmen
    This has already come to pass.
  • ISAIAH
    Im reading all of your comments. And I am wondering.... DO YOU ALL REALLY UNDERSTAND what versus 1-7 is actually saying??? Do you TRULY realize what it is telling you??? If not let me help you. Its saying that THE PEOPLE who are at the bottom of society, are going to put THE PEOPLE at the top..in bondage. Because they hated and enslaved. And conquered lands that didn't belong to them
  • John Mwarabu-Mombasa,Kenya
    This is my most inspiring book after the book of Psalm
  • Lane
    I am so grateful for Father GOD, and his Son Lord JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. I am grateful, that mankind can repent, and be redeemed by the blood of CHRIST. Satan, was once a beautiful Cherub with precious stones, who refuse to acknowledge, The one and only GREAT KING JEHOVAH! Who allowed one of the lower ranking Angels, to loosen up one of his screws! I AM who I AM.
  • Antoine Q.M.
    GOD WAS, GOD IS , AND GOD SHALL ALWAYS BE MOST HIGH AND POWERFUL. NONE MAN ON THIS EARTH SHALL FATHOM THE THINGS GOD CAN DO EXCEPT THROUGH HIM. TIME IS FOREVER REPEATING ITSELF IN ALL OF WHAT THIS NEW GENERATION FAILS TO RECOGNIZE, GOD IS LORD AND KING OF KINGS.

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