Isaiah 66:17

“They that sanctifie themselues, and purifie themselues in the gardens, behinde one tree in the midst, eating swines flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord.”

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They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one [tree] in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
- King James Version

"Those who sanctify and purify themselves {to go} to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves `to go' unto the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As for those who keep themselves separate, and make themselves clean in the gardens, going after one in the middle, taking pig's flesh for food, and other disgusting things, such as the mouse: their works and their thoughts will come to an end together, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one in the midst; that eat swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall perish together, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves [to go] to the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating pig's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Those sanctifying and cleansing themselves at the gardens, After Ahad in the midst, Eating flesh of the sow, And of the abomination, and of the mouse, Together are consumed, An affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves to go unto the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the detestable thing, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 66:17


66:17 Gardens - In which they worshipped idols. In the midst - Behind one of the trees, or one by one behind the trees. The abominations - All those beasts forbidden the Jews for meat. God will not only destroy gross idolaters, but all those who make no conscience of yielding obedience to the law of God in such things as seemed to them of a minute nature, and such as they easily might have obeyed.


Discussion for Isaiah 66

  • Stephen B.
    This is Israel (1948):

    Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
  • Alex
    This new heaven and new earth is not LITERAL, its a new Innerman and a new Spirit that we are gonna BIRTH via his SEED the WORD,I.E. ITS CHRIST IN US,THATS Y ISAIAH IS SAYING AS THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH SHALL REMAIN SO SHALL THY SEED AND NAME REMAIN,YA MEMBER JOHN SAYS HIS SEED IS GONNA REMAIN IN US,The FERVENT HEAT is his baptism of fire that is gonna desolve our EVIL ADAMIC NATURE,OLD EARTH
  • Sylvia
    Acts 10:28 Then he said to them "You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should NOT call any man common or unclean.

    Acts:10:15 And a voice spoke to him and again the second time, What God has cleansed you must not call common.
  • Sylvia
    Read Acts 10:12-14

    Acts 10:15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common.

    Acts 10:28, Then he said to them. "You know how unlawful it it for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But GOD has shown me that I should not call any man COMMON or UNCLEAN.
  • Wayne
    Diesel, matt. 15:11, Jesus states not that which goes in a man's mouth defiles the man but that which comes out of the mouth defiles the man. Following the law does not save the man. No ones justified by the law. Paul says he was perfect in the law but found wanting in the sight of Jesus Christ the Lord. Faith that worketh by Grace. Amen.
  • Wayne
    Diesel, Let no man judge you in meat or drink or in respect of a holy day the new moon or the sabbath days which are a shadow of things to come. But the body is of Christ.

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