Isaiah 10:34

NET ©

The thickets of the forest will be chopped down with an ax, and mighty Lebanon will fall.

NIV ©

He will cut down the forest thickets with an axe; Lebanon will fall before the Mighty One.

NASB ©

He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an iron axe, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

NLT ©

The Mighty One will cut down the enemy as an ax cuts down the forest trees in Lebanon.

MSG ©

His ax will make toothpicks of that forest, that Lebanon-like army reduced to kindling.

BBE ©

And he is cutting down the thick places of the wood with an axe, and Lebanon with its tall trees is coming down.

NRSV ©

He will hack down the thickets of the forest with an ax, and Lebanon with its majestic trees will fall.

NKJV ©

He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

KJV
And he shall cut down
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the thickets
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of the forest
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with iron
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and Lebanon
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shall fall
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by a mighty one
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{by...: or, mightily}
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lzrbb
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reyh
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ykbo
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Pqnw (10:34)
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LXXM
kai
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CONJ
pesountai
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T-NPM
uqhloi
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A-NPM
macaira
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N-DSF
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T-NSM
de
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PRT
libanov
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N-NSM
sun
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PREP
toiv
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T-DPM
uqhloiv
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A-DPM
peseitai
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V-FMI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
The thickets
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of the forest
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will be chopped down
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with an ax
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, and mighty
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Lebanon
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will fall
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.
NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew text has, “and Lebanon, by/as [?] a mighty one, will fall.” The translation above takes the preposition בְּ (bet) prefixed to “mighty one” as indicating identity, “Lebanon, as a mighty one, will fall.” In this case “mighty one” describes Lebanon. (In Ezek 17:23 and Zech 11:2 the adjective is used of Lebanon’s cedars.) Another option is to take the preposition as indicating agency and interpret “mighty one” as a divine title (see Isa 33:21). One could then translate, “and Lebanon will fall by [the agency of] the Mighty One.”