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Isaiah 49:20

    Isaiah 49:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The children which you shall have, after you have lost the other, shall say again in your ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The children to whom you gave birth in other lands will say in your ears, The place is not wide enough for me: make room for me to have a resting-place.

    Webster's Revision

    The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

    World English Bible

    The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too small for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

    Definitions for Isaiah 49:20

    Strait - Narrow.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 49:20

    The children which thou shalt have - The increase of the population shall be so great.

    After thou hast lost the other - Hebrew, 'The sons of thy widowhood.' That is, after thou hast lost those that have been killed in the wars, and those that have died in captivity in a distant land, there shall be again a great increase as if they were given to a widowed mother. And perhaps the general truth is taught here, that the persecution of the people of God will be attended ultimately with a vast increase; and that all the attempts to obliterate the church will only tend finally to enlarge and strengthen it.

    Shall say again in thy ears - Or, shall say to thee.

    The place is too strait for me - There is not room for us all. The entire language here denotes a vast accession to the church of God. It is indicative of such an increase as took place when the gospel was proclaimed by the apostles to the Gentiles, and of such an increase as shall Yet more abundantly take place when the whole world shall become converted to God.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 49:20

    49:20 The children - Those Gentiles which shall be begotten by thee, when thou shalt be deprived of thine own natural children, when the generality of the Jews cut themselves off from God.