24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful [1] captive delivered?

Other Translations of Isaiah 49:24

New International Version

24 Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierceDead Sea Scrolls, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 25); Masoretic Text "righteous" ?

English Standard Version

24 Can the prey be taken from the mighty, or the captives of a tyrantDead Sea Scroll, Syriac, Vulgate (see also verse 25); Masoretic Text of a righteous man be rescued?

The Message

24 Can plunder be retrieved from a giant, prisoners of war gotten back from a tyrant?

New King James Version

24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, Or the captives of the righteous be delivered?

New Living Translation

24 Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 49:24

Commentary on Isaiah 49:24-26

(Read Isaiah 49:24-26)

We were lawful captives to the justice of God, yet delivered by a price of unspeakable value. Here is an express promise: Even the prey of the terrible shall be delivered. We may here view Satan deprived of his prey, bound and cast into the pit; and all the powers that have combined to enslave, persecute, or corrupt the church, are destroyed; that all the earth may know that our Saviour and Redeemer is Jehovah, the mighty One of Jacob. And every effort we make to rescue our fellow-sinners from the bondage of Satan, is, in some degree, helping forward that great change.