New Living Translation
"Before the birth pains even begin, Jerusalem gives birth to a son.
King James Bible
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
Darby Bible Translation
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man-child.
World English Bible
"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she delivered a son.
Young's Literal Translation
Before she is pained she hath brought forth, Before a pang cometh to her, She hath delivered a male.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
66:7 Before - The whole verse is expressive of a great and sudden salvation, which God would work for his church, like the delivery of a woman, and that of a man - child, before her travail, and without pain. Doubtless it refers to the coming of Christ, and the sudden propagation of the gospel.
Grace unto you and peace be multiplied. I Pet 1:1. Having spoken of the first fruit of sanctification, assurance, I proceed to the second, viz., Peace, Peace be multiplied:' What are the several species or kinds of Peace? Peace, in Scripture, is compared to a river which parts itself into two silver streams. Isa 66:12. I. There is an external peace, and that is, (1.) (Economical, or peace in a family. (2.) Political, or peace in the state. Peace is the nurse of plenty. He maketh peace in thy borders, …
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Fifth Sunday in Lent
In the Dungeon of Giant Discourager
It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.
She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne.
They told him, "This is what King Hezekiah says: Today is a day of trouble, insults, and disgrace. It is like when a child is ready to be born, but the mother has no strength to deliver the baby.
"Sing, O childless woman, you who have never given birth! Break into loud and joyful song, O Jerusalem, you who have never been in labor. For the desolate woman now has more children than the woman who lives with her husband," says the LORD.
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