12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

Other Translations of Isaiah 34:12

New International Version

12 Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes will vanish away.

English Standard Version

12 Its nobles--there is no one there to call it a kingdom, and all its princes shall be nothing.

The Message

12 Leaders will have no one to lead. They'll name it No Kingdom There, A country where all kings and princes are unemployed.

New King James Version

12 They shall call its nobles to the kingdom, But none shall be there, and all its princes shall be nothing.

New Living Translation

12 It will be called the Land of Nothing, and all its nobles will soon be gone.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 34:12

Commentary on Isaiah 34:9-17

(Read Isaiah 34:9-17)

Those who aim to ruin the church, can never do that, but will ruin themselves. What dismal changes sin can make! It turns a fruitful land into barrenness, a crowded city into a wilderness. Let us compare all we discover in the book of the Lord, with the dealings of providence around us, that we may be more diligent in seeking the kingdom of God and his righteousness. What the mouth of the Lord has commanded, his Spirit will perform. And let us observe how the evidences of the truth continually increase, as one prophecy after another is fulfilled, until these awful scenes bring in more happy days. As Israel was a figure of the Christian church, so the Edomites, their bitter enemies, represent the enemies of the kingdom of Christ. God's Jerusalem may be laid in ruins for a time, but the enemies of the church shall be desolate for ever.