Isaiah 3:26

“And her gates shall lament and mourne; and she being desolate, shall sit vpon the ground.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she [being] desolate shall sit upon the ground.
- King James Version

And her gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will sit on the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit upon the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the public places of her towns will be sorrow and weeping; and she will be seated on the earth, waste and uncovered.
- Basic English Bible

and her gates shall lament and mourn; and, stripped, she shall sit upon the ground.
- Darby Bible

And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate, shall sit upon the ground.
- Webster's Bible

Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.
- World English Bible

And lamented and mourned have her openings, Yea, she hath been emptied, on the earth she sitteth!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And her gates shall lament and mourn; and utterly bereft she shall sit upon the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 3:26

3:26 Gates - The gates of Zion or Jerusalem, which, by a figure, are said to lament, to imply the great desolation of the place; that there would be no people to go out and come in by the gates, as they used to do. Shall sit - Like a mournful woman bewailing the loss of her husband and children.

Discussion for Isaiah 3

  • Maria Morales
    Isaiah is warning both the northern and southern kingdom Jerusalem is referring to northern kingdom. He is warning their leaders who are devouring his vineyard. In other words they are not judging the people, Israel , with the knowledge of the word of God.
  • Patricia Jackson
    Isaiah speaks of past, present and future things to come, what I have read, I see going on today. I cry as I read, for it speaks of truth
  • A disciple
    "And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honorable." In Jeremiah 25:28-30 is the Word of wrath upon the Nations of the world, and that as judgment begins at the house of God (Israel), so it must follow upon all the rest of the world who are under God's Elect People.
  • Lu2677
    Insight 777 You say "Jesus was not born with the Holy Spirit from the whom as John was." Definitely read John 1. Verse 33,34. John witness the Holy Spirit descend on Jesus, and stayed, (a dove) so John would see what was to come for all that believed in Jesus. Jesus is God, Jesus is the Holy Spirit, how could He be absent from himself? John says Jesus was before me. May the Lord give you wisdom.
  • I AM
    The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
    Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor says the Lord GOD of hosts?
  • Insight777
    Lord does not always mean God in the Bible. Lord is a word used for a human landowner, ruler, a king or prince or respected teacher or husband. Jesus was not born with Holy Spirit from the womb as John was. He received Holy Spirit from God when baptized by John. Then Jesus received the term Lord as, Son of God, respected teacher of God's word. Lord of hosts= nations military leader, not Jesus.

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