Isaiah 21:1

“The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlewinds in the South passe thorough; so it commeth from the desert, from a terrible land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The oracle concerning the wilderness of the sea. As windstorms in the Negev sweep on, It comes from the wilderness, from a terrifying land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it cometh from the wilderness, from a terrible land.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The word about the waste land. As storm-winds in the South go rushing through, it comes from the waste land, from the land greatly to be feared.
- Basic English Bible

The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through, so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
- Darby Bible

The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
- Webster's Bible

The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweep through, it comes from the wilderness, from an awesome land.
- World English Bible

The burden of the wilderness of the sea. `Like hurricanes in the south for passing through, From the wilderness it hath come, From a fearful land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The burden of the wilderness of the sea. As whirlwinds in the South sweeping on, it cometh from the wilderness, from a dreadful land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 21:1


21:1 The plain - Of Babylon, which lay in a very plain country. And the title of the sea might well be given to the waters of Babylon, because of the great plenty and multitude of them. South - In those parts which lay southward from Judea, where there were many and great deserts. Pass through - As meeting with no opposition. It - The burden or judgment. Desert - From Media and Persia; a great desert lay between them and Chaldea. A terrible land - From the Medes, a warlike and formidable people.


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