Isaiah 1:26
New International Version
I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."

New Living Translation
Then I will give you good judges again and wise counselors like you used to have. Then Jerusalem will again be called the Home of Justice and the Faithful City."

English Standard Version
And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”

Berean Study Bible
I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. After that you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.”

New American Standard Bible
"Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city."

King James Bible
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Christian Standard Bible
I will restore your judges to what they were at first, and your advisers to what they were at the start. Afterward you will be called the Righteous City, a Faithful Town."

Contemporary English Version
Jerusalem, I will choose judges and advisors like those you had before. Your new name will be "Justice and Faithfulness."

Good News Translation
I will give you rulers and advisers like those you had long ago. Then Jerusalem will be called the righteous, faithful city."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will restore your judges to what they once were, and your advisers to their former state. Afterward you will be called the Righteous City, a Faithful City."

International Standard Version
Let me restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you'll be called 'The Righteous City' and 'The Faithful City of Zion'.

NET Bible
I will reestablish honest judges as in former times, wise advisers as in earlier days. Then you will be called, 'The Just City, Faithful Town.'"

New Heart English Bible
I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called 'The city of righteousness, a faithful town.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will give you judges like you had long ago, advisers like you had in the beginning. After that you will be called the Righteous City, the Faithful Town."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as at the beginning; Afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, The faithful city.

New American Standard 1977
“Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I will restore thy judges as at the first and thy counsellors as at the beginning; afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

American King James Version
And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

American Standard Version
and I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, a faithful town.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will establish thy judges as before, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: and afterward thou shalt be called the city of righteousness, the faithful mother-city of Sion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will restore thy judges se they were before, and thy counsellors as of old. After this thou shalt be called the city of the just, a faithful city.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning. Afterwards thou shalt be called, Town of righteousness, Faithful city.

English Revised Version
and I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counselors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

World English Bible
I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called 'The city of righteousness, a faithful town.'

Young's Literal Translation
And I give back thy judges as at the first, And thy counsellors as in the beginning, After this thou art called, 'A city of righteousness -- a faithful city.'
Study Bible
The Corruption of Zion
25I will turn My hand against you; I will thoroughly purge your dross; I will remove all your impurities. 26I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. After that you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City.” 27Zion will be redeemed with justice, her repentant ones with righteousness.…
Cross References
Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Isaiah 54:14
In righteousness you will be established, far from oppression, for you will have no fear, and removed from terror, for it will not come near you.

Isaiah 60:14
The sons of your oppressors will come and bow down to you; all who reviled you will fall facedown at your feet and call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 60:17
Instead of bronze I will bring you gold; I will bring silver in place of iron, bronze instead of wood, and iron instead of stones. I will appoint peace as your governor and righteousness as your ruler.

Isaiah 62:1
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep still, until her righteousness shines like a bright light, her salvation like a blazing torch.

Isaiah 62:2
Nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.

Jeremiah 31:23
This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "When I restore them from captivity, they will once again speak this word in the land of Judah and in its cities: 'May the LORD bless you, O righteous dwelling place, O holy mountain.'

Jeremiah 33:7
I will restore Judah and Israel from captivity and will rebuild them as in former times.

Micah 4:8
And you, O watchtower of the flock, O Stronghold of the daughter of Zion--the former dominion will be restored to you; sovereignty will come to the Daughter of Jerusalem.

Zechariah 8:3
This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of Hosts will be called the Holy Mountain."

Treasury of Scripture

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

and I will

Isaiah 32:1,2
Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment…

Isaiah 60:17,18
For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness…

Numbers 12:3
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

thou shalt

Isaiah 1:21
How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

Isaiah 60:21
Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

Isaiah 62:1
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.







Lexicon
I will restore
וְאָשִׁ֤יבָה (wə·’ā·šî·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

your judges
שֹׁפְטַ֙יִךְ֙ (šō·p̄ə·ṭa·yiḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

as at the first,
כְּבָרִ֣אשֹׁנָ֔ה (kə·ḇā·ri·šō·nāh)
Preposition-k, Preposition-b, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7223: First, in place, time, rank

and your counselors
וְיֹעֲצַ֖יִךְ (wə·yō·‘ă·ṣa·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

as at the beginning.
כְּבַתְּחִלָּ֑ה (kə·ḇat·tə·ḥil·lāh)
Preposition-k, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8462: A commencement, rel, original

After that
אַחֲרֵי־ (’a·ḥă·rê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

you will be called
יִקָּ֤רֵא (yiq·qā·rê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the City
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of Righteousness,
הַצֶּ֔דֶק (haṣ·ṣe·ḏeq)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

the Faithful
נֶאֱמָנָֽה׃ (ne·’ĕ·mā·nāh)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

City.”
קִרְיָ֖ה (qir·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7151: A town, city
(26) I will restore thy judges as at the first.--The prophet looks back to the good old days, the time probably of David, or the early years of Solomon (1Kings 10:9)--as Englishmen look back to those of Elizabeth--when judges were faithful, and princes upright, and the people happy--to such an ideal polity as that of Psalms 15, 24.

The city of righteousness, the faithful city.--The two nouns are not the same, and the second has rather the meaning of "citadel," the acropolis of Jerusalem. There is possibly an allusive reference to the idea embodied in the names of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18; Hebrews 7:2) and Adonizedec (Joshua 10:3), as connected with Jerusalem. So in Jeremiah 33:16 the ideal city, no less than the ideal king, is to be called Jehovah Tsidkenu ("the Lord our righteousness").

Verse 26. - I will restore thy judges as at the first (see Exodus 19:25, 26). In the early times there was no bribery, no perversion of justice (Jeremiah 2:2, 3). God will bring back a time when the nation will renew its first love, and be as it was in the days of Moses and Joshua. Thy counselors (comp. 2 Samuel 15:12; 1 Chronicles 26:14; 1 Chronicles 27:32, 33, etc.). The city of righteousness; or, of justice. The prophecy may have been fulfilled in part by the earthly Jerusalem under Zerubhabel, Ezra, and the Maccabees. but is mainly fulfilled in the heavenly Jerusalem - the Church of God, the true Israel. The faithful city (comp. ver. 21). Certainly the post-Captivity Church was "faithful" to Jehovah, in the way of acknowledging him, and him only, to be God, to a very remarkable degree, and in strong contrast to its inclination during pro-Captivity times. 1:21-31 Neither holy cities nor royal ones are faithful to their trust, if religion does not dwell in them. Dross may shine like silver, and the wine that is mixed with water may still have the colour of wine. Those have a great deal to answer for, who do not help the oppressed, but oppress them. Men may do much by outward restraints; but only God works effectually by the influences of his Spirit, as a Spirit of Judgment. Sin is the worst captivity, the worst slavery. The redemption of the spiritual Zion, by the righteousness and death of Christ, and by his powerful grace, most fully accord with what is here meant. Utter ruin is threatened. The Jews should become as a tree when blasted by heat; as a garden without water, which in those hot countries would soon be burned up. Thus shall they be that trust in idols, or in an arm of flesh. Even the strong man shall be as tow; not only soon broken, and pulled to pieces, but easily catching fire. When the sinner has made himself as tow and stubble, and God makes himself as a consuming fire, what can prevent the utter ruin of the sinner?
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