Isaiah 13:12

“I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will make a man more pretious then fine gold; euen a man then the golden wedge of Ophir.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold And mankind than the gold of Ophir.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will make a man more rare than fine gold, even a man than the pure gold of Ophir.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will make men so small in number, that a man will be harder to get than gold, even the best gold of Ophir.
- Basic English Bible

I will make a man more precious than fine gold, even man than the gold of Ophir.
- Darby Bible

I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
- Webster's Bible

I will make people more rare than fine gold, even a person than the pure gold of Ophir.
- World English Bible

I make man more rare than fine gold, And a common man than pure gold of Ophir.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will make man more rare than fine gold, even man than the pure gold of Ophir.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 13:12


13:12 More precious - The city and nation shall be so depopulated.


Discussion for Isaiah 13:12

  • 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
  • Marietta Alexander for verse 12
    Have studied bible prophecy for years; never in my wildest imagine did I ever think this scripture applied to our generation (2013).The Lord is going to do these things to us! Comet ISON will hit the sun November 28th unleashing solar flares to earth.
  • Marietta Alexander for verse 12
    Have studied bible prophecy for years; never in my wildest imagine did I ever think this scripture applied to our generation (2013).The Lord is going to do these things to us! Comet ISON will hit the sun November 28th unleashing solar flares to earth.

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