The Elamites picked up the quiver, and came with chariots and horsemen; 1 the men of Kir 2 prepared 3 the shield. 4
Ge 10:22; 2Ki 16:9; Isa 15:1; Isa 21:2; Jer 49:35-39; Am 1:5; Am 9:7
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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.