Isaiah 55:13

“Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In stead of the thorne shall come vp the Firre tree, and in stead of the brier shall come vp the Myrtle tree, and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an euerlasting signe that shall not bee cut off.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In place of the thorn will come up the fir-tree, and in place of the blackberry the myrtle: and it will be to the Lord for a name, for an eternal sign which will not be cut off.
- Basic English Bible

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] shall not be cut off.
- Darby Bible

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
- Webster's Bible

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."
- World English Bible

Instead of the thorn come up doth fir, Instead of the brier come up doth myrtle, And it hath been to Jehovah for a name, For a sign age-during -- it is not cut off!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 55:13


55:13 Instead - Whereas your land was filled with thorns and briars, as was foretold, they shall be rooted out, and it shall be planted with fir - trees and myrtle - trees, and such other trees, as are useful either for fruit or for delight. The church shall be delivered from pernicious things, and replenished with all divine graces and blessings. It - This wonderful change shall bring much honour to God. A sign - For a monument, of God's infinite power, and faithfulness, and love to his people to all succeeding generations.


Discussion for Isaiah 55

  • BSP
    Verse 9: Our thoughts are on a lower and fleshly plane and we need to work to elevate our thinking to a higher spiritual plane.
  • Victorious
    Isaiah 55 v 6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near... For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither... v11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Our God is a faithful God
  • BSP
    Verses 1 and 2 are an invitation to everyone all over the world to come and partake of Jehovah God's provisions.
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 55:7 LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM AND TO OUR GOD FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON 55:8 FOR MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS NEITHER ARE YOUR WAYS MY WAYS SAITH THE LORD JOHN 14:6 JESUS SAITH UNTO HIM I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE NO MAN COMETH TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME
  • Irene123
    V. 11 - Something the Lord finally got thru to me about this verse is: if we have His spirit living in us, that before we witness scripture to anyone, if we will pray about it FIRST - then He will bless it even more so. But - His spirit in us is needed for Him to hear prayer for His word to others - Jn. 9:31. God hears the prayer of one truly seeking Him in repentance, Acts 2:38.
  • Brianna vs. 11
    In a world filled with political lies, it brings comfort to know that the true sovereign of the universe will act on his promises. Any word that comes from Jehovah God's mouth will have results. We don't have to fear God's words because he always makes laws that benefit us. He loves us and will never hurt us. We must put our trust in the only true ruler: Jehovah.

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