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Isaiah 16:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore my heart soundeth like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-heres.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore my heart intones like a harp for Moab And my inward feelings for Kir-hareseth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir-haresh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Therefore my bowels sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirheres.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For this cause, mine inward parts—for Moab, like a lyre, shall make a plaintive sound,—Yea, what is within me, for Kir-heres.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Therefore my bowels for Moab as a harp do sound, And mine inward parts for Kir-Haresh.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for the brick wall.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore my bowels shal sound like an harpe for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore my belly shall sound as a harp for Moab, and thou hast repaired my inward parts as a wall.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moav, and mine inward parts for Qir Chares.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore x921
(0921) Complement
(Chaldee); corresponding (by transposition) to H6504: to scatter.
(3651) Complement
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
my bowels 4578
{4578} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be soft; used only in plural the intestines, or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively sympathy; by implication a vest; by extension the stomach, the uterus (or of men, the seat of generation), the heart (figuratively).
shall sound 1993
{1993} Prime
A primitive root (compare H1949); to make a loud sound (like English 'hum'); by implication to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
like an harp 3658
{3658} Prime
From an unused root meaning to twang; a harp.
for Mv מוֹאָב, 4124
{4124} Prime
From a prolonged form of the prepositional prefix 'm-' and H0001; from (her (the mother's)) father; Moab, an incestuous son of Lot; also his territory and descendants.
and mine inward parts 7130
{7130} Prime
From H7126; properly the nearest part, that is, the centre, whether literally, figuratively or adverbially (especially with preposition).
for Kr re$ קִיר־חָרֶשׂ. 7025
{7025} Prime
קִּיר חֶרֶשׂ
Qiyr Cheres
{keer kheh'-res}
From H7023 and H2789; fortress of earthenware; Kir-Cheres or Kir-Chares-eth, a place in Moab.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 16:11

_ _ bowels — in Scripture the seat of yearning compassion. It means the inward seat of emotion, the heart, etc. (Isaiah 63:15; compare Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:36).

_ _ sound ... harp — as its strings vibrate when beaten with the plectrum or hand.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 16:6-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 16:11

My bowels — Thro' compassion. In excessive grief, the bowels are sometimes rolled together, so as to make an audible noise.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 16:11

Wherefore my (m) heart shall sound like an harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kirharesh.

(m) For sorrow and compassion.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives [shall flee] unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
Isaiah 63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where [is] thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Jeremiah 31:20 [Is] Ephraim my dear son? [is he] a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches [that] he hath gotten are perished.
Hosea 11:8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? [how] shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? [how] shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
Philippians 2:1 If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,


Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely [they are] stricken.
, Kir-hareseth
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Is 15:5; 16:7; 63:15. Jr 4:19; 31:20; 48:36. Ho 11:8. Php 2:1.

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