Isaiah 66:13
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New International Version
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem."

New Living Translation
I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child."

English Standard Version
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
"As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem."

King James Bible
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you, and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
Like a child whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.

NET Bible
As a mother consoles a child, so I will console you, and you will be consoled over Jerusalem."

New Heart English Bible
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. You will be comforted in Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As one whom his mother comforteth, So will I comfort you; And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

New American Standard 1977
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you;
            And you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
As a man child whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

American King James Version
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

American Standard Version
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As one whom the mother caresseth, so will I comfort you, and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

English Revised Version
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Webster's Bible Translation
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem."

Young's Literal Translation
As one whom his mother comforteth, so do I comfort you, Yea, in Jerusalem ye are comforted.
Study Bible
Rejoice with Jerusalem
12For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees. 13"As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem." 14Then you will see this, and your heart will be glad, And your bones will flourish like the new grass; And the hand of the LORD will be made known to His servants, But He will be indignant toward His enemies.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Psalm 94:19
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 40:1
"Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God.

Isaiah 40:2
"Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the LORD'S hand Double for all her sins."

Isaiah 49:13
Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted.

Isaiah 51:3
Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.
Treasury of Scripture

As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

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Isaiah 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; …

1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children:

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Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love …

Isaiah 65:18,19 But be you glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, …

Psalm 137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth; …

(13) One whom his mother comforteth . . .--The image of maternal love, with which the prophet's mind is full, is presented in yet another aspect. The love which Zion gives, the love which her children receive from the nations, are both but shadows of the infinite tenderness of Jehovah. In this instance the object of the mother's love that comforts is not the child at the breast, but the full-grown man, returning, like the prodigal, to his home after long years of exile. The words are characteristic at once of the special tie which unites the son to the mother, almost more than to the father, in most Eastern nations, and, perhaps also, of the prophet's personal memories of his own mother's love.

Verse 13. - As one; literally, as a man. Israel is now looked upon as grown up, and receiving comfort from God himself in Jerusalem. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you,.... Though ordinances are means, and ministers are instruments of comfort, God is the sole efficient cause of it; and very wonderful it is that he should condescend to administer it, since he is an immense and infinite Being, the high and lofty One, possessed of all perfections, and yet deigns to revive the spirit of the humble and contrite; since he is the Maker of heaven and earth, and all things, and those he comforts are dust and ashes; and especially since they have sinned against him, and rendered themselves abominable to him; and moreover, seeing he is so strictly just and righteous, and they also continually guilty of backslidings and revoltings from him: and yet there are many things which confirm that he will comfort them, as he here declares; since he has loved them with an everlasting love, insomuch as to give his Son for them, and to quicken them when dead in sin; and seeing he has taken them into covenant with himself, and is their covenant God and Father; and, besides, has promised to do it, who never fails, and who is able, being God all sufficient. The Targum is,

"my Word shall comfort you;''

his essential Word Christ, the consolation of Israel, from whom all true and solid comforts flow; or the written word, read or heard, and especially as applied by the Spirit of God, who is another Comforter, and whose consolations the people of God walk in, nor are they small. Now the manner in which the Lord comforts the saints, especially young converts, is the most kind, tender, and affectionate; as a tender hearted mother comforts her child; when it has fallen and hurt itself, and cries, she takes it up in her arms, hugs it in her bosom, and speaks comfortably to it, to still and quiet it. The children of God often fall into sin, and hurt themselves, their peace and joy, break their bones, and lose the enjoyment of God; when, being sensible of their evils, they roar as David did, and weep bitterly as Peter; then the Lord speaks comfortably unto them, and bids them be of good cheer, for their sins are forgiven them. Or as, when a mother has an afflicted child more so than the rest, her heart yearns most after it, and she does all she can to comfort it. The people of God are an afflicted people, and their afflictions are grievous and painful; and they cry to God in their distress, who pities them, visits them, looks upon their afflictions, grants them his presence, supplies them with his grace, supports with his everlasting arms, makes their bed for them, and comforts them in all their tribulations. Or as, when a child behaves ill, the mother looks shy at it, and carries herself at a distance; which being observed, the child takes it to heart, and then that affects her, and she returns to it, and comforts it: thus, for faults committed, the Lord hides himself from his people, which grieves and troubles them; and then he gathers them to himself with great mercies, and with lovingkindness has mercy on them; and having also chastised them for their sins; and hearing them bemoaning themselves, his heart is moved towards them, and he restores comforts to them, to their mourning souls; see Isaiah 49:14, it is in the original, "as a man whom his mother comforteth" (a); for mothers have a tender regard to their sons when grown up to men's estate; and all the things above mentioned may befall the people of God, when they are become young men, yea, fathers: and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem; nothing shall hinder comfort when God speaks it, or resolves to give it; not Satan, and all his temptations; the world, and all its afflictions; nor all their sins and transgressions, and the sense they have of them; nor all their unbelief, by reason of which sometimes they refuse to be comforted; but when it is the will of God they should, a tide of comfort flows in, that overpowers all: and this is often done in Jerusalem, in the church, where the Lord grants his presence, and commands his blessings; where his word is preached unto consolation, and the ordinances, those breasts of consolation, are ministered and held forth; though this is said not to the exclusion of other places, where the Lord may meet his people and comfort them, in their own houses, in their closets, in their shops, in rising up and lying down, in going out and coming in.

(a) "sicut vir quem mater sua consolatur", Pagninus; "consolabitur eum", Montanus. 13. mother—(Isa 49:15).

comforteth—(Isa 40:1, 2).66:5-14 The prophet turns to those that trembled at God's word, to comfort and encourage them. The Lord will appear, to the joy of the humble believer, and to the confusion of hypocrites and persecutors. When the Spirit was poured out, and the gospel went forth from Zion, multitudes were converted in a little time. The word of God, especially his promises, and ordinances, are the consolations of the church. The true happiness of all Christians is increased by every convert brought to Christ. The gospel brings with it, wherever it is received in its power, such a river of peace, as will carry us to the ocean of boundless and endless bliss. Divine comforts reach the inward man; the joy of the Lord will be the strength of the believer. Both God's mercy and justice shall be manifested, and for ever magnified.
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