Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The LORD will signal for nations far away, whistling for them to come from the ends of the earth. Look how quickly and how swiftly they come!

New American Standard Bible

He will also lift up a standard to the distant nation, And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth; And behold, it will come with speed swiftly.

King James Version

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

Holman Bible

He raises a signal flag for the distant nations
and whistles for them from the ends of the earth.
Look—how quickly and swiftly they come!

A Conservative Version

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will whistle for them from the end of the earth, and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.

American Standard Version

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss for them from the end of the earth; and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly.

Amplified

And He will lift up a signal to call together a hostile people from afar [to execute His judgment on Judea], and will hiss for them from the end of the earth [as bees are hissed from their hives], and behold, they shall come with speed, swiftly!

Bible in Basic English

And he will let a flag be lifted up as a sign to a far-off nation, whistling to them from the ends of the earth: and they will come quickly and suddenly.

Darby Translation

And he will lift up a banner to the nations afar off, and will hiss for one from the end of the earth; and behold, it will come rapidly and lightly.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he will lift up a banner as an example to Gentiles that are far and will hiss unto those that are in the end of the earth; and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

Julia Smith Translation

And he lifted up a signal to the nations from far off, and he hissed to them from the extremity of the earth; and behold, they shall come swift from haste.

King James 2000

And he will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and will whistle unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed, swiftly:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he will raise a signal for a nation from afar, and he will whistle for it from the end of the earth. And look! It comes quickly, swiftly!

Modern King James verseion

And He will lift up a banner to distant nations, and will hiss to them from the ends of the earth; and behold, they shall come with swift speed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he shall give a token unto a strange people, and call unto them in a far country: and behold, they shall come hastily with speed.

NET Bible

He lifts a signal flag for a distant nation, he whistles for it to come from the far regions of the earth. Look, they come quickly and swiftly.

New Heart English Bible

He will lift up a banner to the nations from far, and he will whistle for them from the end of the earth. Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore will he lift up an ensign to the nations afar off, And signal for him from the end of the earth, - And lo! with hot haste, will he come:

Webster

And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from afar, and will hiss to them from the end of the earth: and behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

World English Bible

He will lift up a banner to the nations from far, and he will whistle for them from the end of the earth. Behold, they will come speedily and swiftly.

Youngs Literal Translation

And He lifted up an ensign to nations afar off, And hissed to it from the end of the earth, And lo, with haste, swift it cometh.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And he will lift up
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

an ensign
נס 
Nec 
Usage: 20

to the nations
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

רחק רחוק 
Rachowq 
Usage: 85

and will hiss
שׁרק 
Sharaq 
Usage: 12

קצה קצה 
Qatseh 
Usage: 97

of the earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

with speed
מהרה 
M@herah 
Usage: 20

References

Context Readings

The Lord Will Use Another Nation To Punish His People

25 Therefore the anger of the LORD burned against his people, so he stretched out his hands against them and afflicted them. The mountains quaked, and their corpses were like refuse in the middle of the streets. Throughout all of this, his anger has not turned away, and his hands are still stretched out to attack. 26 The LORD will signal for nations far away, whistling for them to come from the ends of the earth. Look how quickly and how swiftly they come! 27 No one is weary, no one stumbles, and no one slumbers or sleeps. No belt around their waists will come undone, nor will their sandal straps be broken.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 28:49

"The LORD will raise a distant nation against you from the other side of the earth. Swooping down like a vulture,

Isaiah 7:18

"At that time, the LORD will call for flies that will come from far away from the headwaters of Egypt's rivers and for bees that are in the land of Assyria.

Zechariah 10:8

I will whistle for them, gathering them together, because I have redeemed them, and they will multiply as they were before.

Isaiah 18:3

All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you'll see it. When a trumpet sounds, you'll hear it!

Isaiah 11:12

He will raise a banner for the nations and will assemble the dispersed of Israel; he will gather the scattered people of Judah from the corners of the earth.

Psalm 72:8

May he rule from sea to sea, from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 13:2

"Raise a banner on a bare hilltop! Cry out loud to them! Give a wave of the hand, signaling for them to enter the gates of the nobles.

Isaiah 13:5

They're coming from a faraway land, from the distant horizon the LORD and the weapons of his anger to destroy the entire land."

Isaiah 30:16

Instead, you said, "No! We'll escape on horses!' Therefore, you'll flee away. And you said, "We'll ride off on swift steeds!' Therefore your pursuers will be swift.

Isaiah 39:3

Then the prophet Isaiah came to King Hezekiah and asked him, "What did these men have to say? And from where did they come to you?" Hezekiah replied, "From a distant land they came to me from Babylon."

Jeremiah 4:13

Look, he comes up like clouds, and his chariots are like a whirlwind. His horses are as swift as eagles. Woe to us we're destroyed!

Jeremiah 5:15

People of Israel, I'm now bringing a nation from far away to attack you," declares the LORD. "It is an enduring nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you don't know. And you won't understand what they say.

Jeremiah 51:27

Lift up a battle standard in the land. Blow a trumpet among the nations. Consecrate the nations against her. Summon the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz against her. Appoint a commander against her, bring up horses like bristling locusts.

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter than soaring eagles; they pursued us over the mountains, lying in wait for us in the wilderness.

Joel 2:7

They run like elite soldiers, climbing ramparts like men trained for war. Each man advances in proper order, never breaking rank.

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.

Malachi 1:11

Even so, from where the sun rises to where it sets my name will be great among the Gentiles. Incense will be brought to me everywhere, along with pure offerings, because my name will be great among the Gentiles," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

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