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Isaiah 29:19

    Isaiah 29:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The meek also shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the poor will have their joy in the Lord increased, and those in need will be glad in the Holy One of Israel.

    Webster's Revision

    The meek also shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

    World English Bible

    The humble also will increase their joy in Yahweh, and the poor among men will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

    Definitions for Isaiah 29:19

    Meek - Gentle; tender; free from pride.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 29:19

    The meek - The word 'meek' usually refers to those who are patient in the reception of injuries, but the Hebrew word used here (ענוים ‛ănâviym) means properly the oppressed, the afflicted, the unhappy Psalm 9:13; Psalm 10:12, Psalm 10:17; Proverbs 3:34; Isaiah 11:4. It involves usually the idea of humility or "virtuous suffering" (compare Psalm 25:9; Psalm 37:11; Psalm 69:33). Here it may denote the pious of the land who were oppressed, and subjected to trials.

    Shall increase - Margin, as in Hebrew, 'Add.' It means, that they should greatly rejoice in the Lord. They should see the evidence of the fulfillment of his predictions; they should see the oppressors punished Isaiah 29:20-21, and Yahweh coming forth to be their protector and defender Isaiah 29:22-24.

    And the poor among men - The poor people; or the needy. Doubtless the idea is that of the pious poor; those who feared God, and who had been subjected to the trials of oppression and poverty.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 29:19

    29:19 Meek - The humble and meek believers. Poor - Mean and despicable people, such as the Gentiles were in the opinion of the Jews, and such as the greatest part of the first Christians were.