Isaiah 44:14

NET ©

He cuts down cedars and acquires a cypress or an oak. He gets trees from the forest; he plants a cedar and the rain makes it grow.

NIV ©

He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.

NASB ©

Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a cypress or an oak and raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.

NLT ©

He cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress and the oak; he plants the cedar in the forest to be nourished by the rain.

MSG ©

He first cuts down a cedar, or maybe picks out a pine or oak, and lets it grow strong in the forest, nourished by the rain.

BBE ©

He has cedars cut down for himself, he takes an oak and lets it get strong among the trees of the wood; he has an ash-tree planted, and the rain gives it growth.

NRSV ©

He cuts down cedars or chooses a holm tree or an oak and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a cedar and the rain nourishes it.

NKJV ©

He cuts down cedars for himself, And takes the cypress and the oak; He secures it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a pine, and the rain nourishes it .

KJV
He heweth him down
<03772> (8800)
cedars
<0730>_,
and taketh
<03947> (8799)
the cypress
<08645>
and the oak
<0437>_,
which he strengtheneth
<0553> (8762)
for himself among the trees
<06086>
of the forest
<03293>_:
he planteth
<05193> (8804)
an ash
<0766>_,
and the rain
<01653>
doth nourish
<01431> (8762)
[it]. {strengtheneth: or, taketh courage}
HEBREW
ldgy
<01431>
Msgw
<01653>
Nra
<0766>
ejn
<05193>
rey
<03293>
yueb
<06086>
wl
<0>
Umayw
<0553>
Nwlaw
<0437>
hzrt
<08645>
xqyw
<03947>
Myzra
<0730>
wl
<0>
trkl (44:14)
<03772>
LXXM
o
<3739>  
R-NSM
ekoqen
<2875>  
V-AAI-3S
xulon
<3586>  
N-ASN
ek
<1537>  
PREP
tou
<3588>  
T-GSM
drumou
 
N-GSM
o
<3739>  
R-NSM
efuteusen
<5452>  
V-AAI-3S
kuriov
<2962>  
N-NSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
uetov
<5205>  
N-NSM
emhkunen
<3373>  
V-IAI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
He cuts down
<03772>
cedars
<0730>
and acquires
<03947>
a cypress
<08645>
or an oak
<0437>
. He gets
<0553>
trees
<06086>
from the forest
<03293>
; he plants
<05193>
a cedar
<0766>
and the rain
<01653>
makes it grow
<01431>
.
NET © Notes

tn It is not certain what type of tree this otherwise unattested noun refers to. Cf. ASV “a holm-tree” (NRSV similar).

tn Heb “strengthens for himself,” i.e., “secures for himself” (see BDB 55 s.v. אָמֵץ Pi.2).

tn Some prefer to emend אֹרֶן (’oren) to אֶרֶז (’erez, “cedar”), but the otherwise unattested noun appears to have an Akkadian cognate, meaning “cedar.” See H. R. Cohen, Biblical Hapax Legomena (SBLDS), 44-45. HALOT 90 s.v. I אֹרֶן offers the meaning “laurel.”