Isaiah 15:7

“Therefore the abundance they haue gotten, and that which they haue laide vp, shall they cary away to the brooke of the willowes.”

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Other Translations

Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
- King James Version

Therefore the abundance {which} they have acquired and stored up They carry off over the brook of Arabim.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away over the brook of the willows.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause they will take away their wealth, and the stores they have got together, over the stream of the water-plants.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, do they carry away to the torrent of the willows.
- Darby Bible

Therefore the abundance they have gained, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore they will carry away the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have stored up, over the brook of the willows.
- World English Bible

Therefore the abundance he made, and their store, Unto the brook of the willows they carry.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 15:7


15:7 They - Their enemies. Brook - Possibly he means some such river which ran into Euphrates, and so gave them opportunity of carrying their spoils by water unto Babylon.


Discussion for Isaiah 15

  • A disciple
    Israel was surrounded by enemies for neighbors: both of the first inhabitants, and of there own distant relatives. This is a portion of Isaiah's writings that is mostly obscured to us; because it has to do with Moab particularly; and is not easy to glean a Christian application out of. One thought however; that God has specific words specifically for every place; but not for everyone to meddle in.
  • Irene123
    Matthew Henry. He was an Englishman, a minister of a LARGE church, very honored and loved - and God used him to write his commentary. He was brilliant and loved God and people. But he only finished his commentary himself to the end of Acts; someone else did the rest - because God took him within a couple of yrs. after Acts. M.H. was a Trinitarian, and Acts 2:38 is oneness (Jesus name).
  • Suzanne
    Sharon, When I have trouble understanding a passage I click on the commentary below the page and usually get clarification from Matthew Henry. He seems to have had an understanding of many confusing things. Isaiah foretold this to the people of Moab (the ones who sacrificed their infants to Molech where Ruth lived). It happened 3yrs later. It could possibly be a prophecy for future events too.
  • Sharon Yeboah
    I really don't understand this passage please help me. Thank you
  • Bible fan
    something of great calamity must have happened in that area in Isaiah 's time - war, and possibly a drought severe famine that affected everyone in the area - it 's a big leap to say that this chapter fortells an upcoming nuclear war, so you wont hear that from me
  • Insight 777
    Verse 2 is talking about pilots putting on their helmets which look bald. They, the military, fly to high places to weep alerting governments to respond meaning dropping missiles and bombs. Hair grows through the passage of time, symbolically when beards are cut off so is the passage of time which means death. Isaiah is a prophet of the future world war 3. Also, nuclear radiation causes the human body to lose hair, people go bald.

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