Isaiah 13:14

“And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shalbe as the chased Roe, and as a sheepe that no man taketh vp: they shall euery man turne to his owne people, and flee euery one into his owne land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And it will be that like a hunted gazelle, Or like sheep with none to gather {them,} They will each turn to his own people, And each one flee to his own land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it shall come to pass, that as the chased roe, and as sheep that no man gathereth, they shall turn every man to his own people, and shall flee every man to his own land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it will be that, like a roe in flight, and like wandering sheep, they will go every man to his people and to his land.
- Basic English Bible

And it shall be as with a chased roe, and as with a flock that no man gathereth together; every one shall turn to his own people, and every one flee into his own land.
- Darby Bible

And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one to his own land.
- Webster's Bible

It will happen that like a hunted gazelle, and like sheep that no one gathers, they will each turn to their own people, and will each flee to their own land.
- World English Bible

And it hath been, as a roe driven away, And as a flock that hath no gatherer, Each unto his people -- they turn, And each unto his land -- they flee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall come to pass, that as the chased gazelle, and as sheep that no man gathereth, they shall turn every man to his own people, and shall flee every man to his own land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 13:14


13:14 It - Babylon. A roe - Fearful in itself, especially when it is pursued by the hunter. A sheep - In a most forlorn condition. Every man - Those soldiers of other nations, whom she had hired to assist her.


Discussion for Isaiah 13

  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 13:11 AND I WILL PUNISH THE WORLD FOR THEIR EVIL AND THE WICKED FOR THEIR INIQUITY AND I WILL CAUSE THE ARROGANCY OF THE PROUD TO CEASE AND WILL LAY LOW THE HAUGHTINESS OF THE TERRIBLE PROVERBS 16:5 EVERYONE THAT IS PROUD IN HEART IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD THOUGH HAND JOIN IN HAND HE SHALL NOT BE UNPUNISHED
  • A disciple
    "The noise of a multitude in the mountains (high places), like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the host of the battle." The heavens shall be rolled back like a scroll, and He shall call with a great shout to all His holy angels; first to gather up His Elect, and immediately after to utterly take away all the wicked.
  • Lisa
    The chapter refers to the last days, looking at world events of the day makes this chapter pretty scary.
  • 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
  • Gregory J.
    Couple this verse with Isiah 21, Jeremiah 50 51 and you get the whole picture of a future event. Babylon is Saudi Arabia more specific Mecca. Elam Iran will attack and destroy Mecca because of the two different sects of Islam, Shiite Muslims against Sunni Muslim.
  • Caro
    I am thinking this is possibly Babylon but the future Babylon and not the one that existed in Daniels Day....maybe even mystery Babylon that the book of Revelation speaks about...a city filled with sin, wealth and the Word calls her that grerat whore. She will be destroyed in one hour...maybe this is Mecca because the world did trade with her...but she shall fall in one hour....I don 't think America figures in this prophecy because we are not near the desert ..nor are we the center where man goes to worship...this is an Arabic Babylon

Bible Options