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Selected Verse: Isaiah 14:23 - Strong Concordance

Verse         Translation Text
Isa 14:23 Strong Concordance I will also make [07760] it a possession [04180] for the bittern [07090], and pools [098] of water [04325]: and I will sweep [02894] it with the besom [04292] of destruction [08045], saith [05002] the LORD [03068] of hosts [06635].
  King James I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882]
bittern--rather, "the hedgehog" [MAURER and GESENIUS]. STRABO (16:1) states that enormous hedgehogs were found in the islands of the Euphrates.

pools--owing to Cyrus turning the waters of the Euphrates over the country.

besom--sweep-net [MAURER], (Kg1 14:10; Kg2 21:13).

This would comfort the Jews when captives in Babylon, being a pledge that God, who had by that time fulfilled the promise concerning Sennacherib (though now still future), would also fulfil His promise as to destroying Babylon, Judah's enemy.
13 And I will stretch [05186] over Jerusalem [03389] the line [06957] of Samaria [08111], and the plummet [04949] of the house [01004] of Ahab [0256]: and I will wipe [04229] Jerusalem [03389] as a man wipeth [04229] a dish [06747], wiping [04229] it, and turning [02015] it upside down [06440].
10 Therefore, behold, I will bring [0935] evil [07451] upon the house [01004] of Jeroboam [03379], and will cut off [03772] from Jeroboam [03379] him that pisseth [08366] against the wall [07023], and him that is shut up [06113] and left [05800] in Israel [03478], and will take away [01197] the remnant [0310] of the house [01004] of Jeroboam [03379], as a man taketh away [01197] dung [01557], till it be all gone [08552].
14 And flocks [05739] shall lie down [07257] in the midst [08432] of her, all the beasts [02416] of the nations [01471]: both the cormorant [06893] and the bittern [07090] shall lodge [03885] in the upper lintels [03730] of it; their voice [06963] shall sing [07891] in the windows [02474]; desolation [02721] shall be in the thresholds [05592]: for he shall uncover [06168] the cedar work [0731].
11 But the cormorant [06893] and the bittern [07090] shall possess [03423] it; the owl [03244] also and the raven [06158] shall dwell [07931] in it: and he shall stretch out [05186] upon it the line [06957] of confusion [08414], and the stones [068] of emptiness [0922].
11 Thus [01836] shall ye say [0560] unto them, The gods [0426] that have not [03809] made [05648] the heavens [08065] and the earth [0778], even they shall perish [07] from the earth [0772], and from under [08460] these [0429] heavens [08065].