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Isaiah 37:31

    Isaiah 37:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And those of Judah who are still living will again take root in the earth, and give fruit.

    Webster's Revision

    And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

    World English Bible

    The remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah will again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 37:31

    And the remnant that is escaped - (See the margin.) Those that are left of the Jews. The ten tribes had been carried away; and it is not improbable that the inhabitants of the kingdom of Judah had been reduced by want, and by the siege of Lachish, Libnah, etc. It is not to be supposed that Sennacherib could have invaded the land, and spread desolation for so long a time, without diminishing the number of the people. The promise in the passage is, that those who were left should flourish and increase. The land should be at rest; and under the administration of their wise and pious king their number would be augmented, and their happiness promoted.

    Shall again take root downward - Like a tree that had been prevented by any cause from growing or bearing fruit. A tree, to bear well, must be in a soil where it can strike its roots deep. The sense is, that all obstructions to their growth and prosperity would be removed.