Isaiah 18:1

“Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the riuers of Ethiopia:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Alas, oh land of whirring wings Which lies beyond the rivers of Cush,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Ho! land of the sounding of wings, on the other side of the rivers of Ethiopia:
- Basic English Bible

Ha! land shadowing with wings, which art beyond the rivers of Cush,
- Darby Bible

Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Cush:
- Webster's Bible

Ah, the land of the rustling of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;
- World English Bible

Ho, land shadowed [with] wings, That [is] beyond the rivers of Cush,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Ah, land of the buzzing of wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 18:1


18:1 The lord - Either Ethiopia beyond Egypt; or of Egypt. Wings - The title of wings is given, in scripture, to divers things which have some kind of resemblance to wings, as to the battlements of an house or temple, to an army, and to the sails of a ship, as this word is here commonly understood. And shadowing with wings is nothing else but overspread or filled with them. Which title may be given either to Ethiopia or Egypt, in regard of the great numbers either of their armies, or of their ships or vessels sailing upon the sea or rivers. Besides - Situated on both sides of the Nile. Rivers - Called rivers, in the plural number, either for its greatness, or for the many rivulets that run into it, or for the various streams into which it is divided.


Discussion for Isaiah 18

  • Titus mutua
    its well to share the word
  • Ray
    Syria capitivity. Scattered the tribes across the caucasus mountains to europe, america, canada Scattered and peeled. Divided by rivers
  • David Nyok
    I think Isaiah was meaning South Sudan not America as some people think it is America that Isaiah.18,talk about,truly America is the super power but it is not what Isaiah talk about,let think spiritually.
  • Sammy G Kirika
    The land is Kenya which is south of source of River Nile and with Mount Kenya which the Queen of Sheba told King Solomon that her empire extended to.The God of High Mountains and Forests is the real Heavenly Father who our ancestors prayed to, rendered acceptable sacrifices and who the world knew were worshiping true God who answered their prayers immediately after their worship.
  • David
    This chapter refers to America. The people scattered and peeled are Iraq. The ensign in the mountains is referring to mt. Rushmore. God is telling us to watch this nation and look at how wicked it I'd here today.
  • Greg Volk for verse 1
    Does Isaiah 18:1 refer to America?

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