Elam takes up the quiver, with her charioteers and horses; Kir uncovers the shield.
Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.
Elamites are the archers; Arameans drive the chariots. The men of Kir hold up the shields.
Old enemies Elam and Kir arrive armed to the teeth--weapons and chariots and cavalry.
And Elam was armed with arrows, and Aram came on horseback; and the breastplate of Kir was uncovered.
Elam bore the quiver with chariots and cavalry, and Kir uncovered the shield.
Elam bore the quiver With chariots of men and horsemen, And Kir uncovered the shield.
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1 tn Heb “[with] the chariots of men, horsemen.”
2 sn A distant region in the direction of Mesopotamia; see Amos 1:5; 9:7.
3 tn Heb “Kir uncovers” (so NAB, NIV).
4 sn The Elamites and men of Kir may here symbolize a fierce army from a distant land. If this oracle anticipates a Babylonian conquest of the city (see 39:5-7), then the Elamites and men of Kir are perhaps viewed here as mercenaries in the Babylonian army. See J. N. Oswalt, Isaiah (NICOT), 1:410.