Isaiah 17:11

“In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seede to flourish: but the haruest shall be a heape in the day of griefe, and of desperate sorrow.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the day that you plant {it} you carefully fence {it} in, And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom; {But} the harvest will {be} a heap In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the day of thy planting thou hedgest it in, and in the morning thou makest thy seed to blossom; but the harvest fleeth away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the day of your planting you were watching its growth, and in the morning your seed was flowering: but its fruit is wasted away in the day of grief and bitter sorrow.
- Basic English Bible

in the day of thy planting wilt thou make [them] to grow, and on the morrow wilt thou make thy seed to flourish; [but] the harvest will flee in the day of taking possession, and the sorrow will be incurable.
- Darby Bible

In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
- Webster's Bible

In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
- World English Bible

In the day thy plant thou causest to become great, And in the morning thy seed makest to flourish, A heap [is] the harvest in a day of overflowing, And of mortal pain.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the day of thy planting thou didst make it to grow, and in the morning thou didst make thy seed to blossom--a heap of boughs in the day of grief and of desperate pain.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 17:11


17:11 In the day - Thou shalt from day to day, beginning early in the morning, use all diligence that what thou hast planted may thrive. But - When this grievous calamity shall come, all your harvest shall be but one heap.


Discussion for Isaiah 17

  • Carolyn
    We have removed ourselves from not only the bible but from God as well.
  • Anonymous
    The prophecy came true in Syria 😰
  • Norm
    Thank You Father our Lord our Saviour, Christ Jesus, for Your Word. Amen. The prophecy of this chapter is happening today before our very eyes. Syria is destroyed, people are fleeing when allowed and the United Nations are rushing to the diplomacy table, appearing to seek peace. Arise LORD and have mercy on the people: all for Your glory. Let our days here be few. In Christ Jesus we live! Amen
  • This verse is related too this verse...are days on earth are like grass and wild flowers, we bloom then die.
  • Beverley johnson
    This chapter seems to be revealing what is happening in Syria today. ISIS is causing a massive exodus of Syrians see chapter one - Damascus capital of Syria is taken away from being a city.
  • Ar
    This prophetic chapter is coming true in our days

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