Isaiah 32:20
New International Version
how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.

New Living Translation
the LORD will greatly bless his people. Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely.

English Standard Version
Happy are you who sow beside all waters, who let the feet of the ox and the donkey range free.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are those who sow beside abundant waters, who let the ox and donkey range freely.

New American Standard Bible
How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.

King James Bible
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

Christian Standard Bible
You will be happy as you sow seed beside abundant water, and as you let oxen and donkeys range freely.

Contemporary English Version
You will have God's blessing, as you plant your crops beside streams, while your donkeys and cattle roam freely about.

Good News Translation
How happy everyone will be with plenty of water for the crops and safe pasture everywhere for the donkeys and cattle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who sow seed are happy beside abundant waters; they let ox and donkey range freely.

International Standard Version
How happy you will be, sowing your seed beside every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range freely!"

NET Bible
you will be blessed, you who plant seed by all the banks of the streams, you who let your ox and donkey graze.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who set free the foot of the ox and the donkey.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who plant beside every stream and those who let oxen and donkeys roam freely.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Happy are ye that sow beside all waters, That send forth freely the feet of the ox and the ass.

New American Standard 1977
How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are ye that sow upon all waters, ye that plow with the ox and with the ass.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth freely the feet of the ox and the donkey.

American King James Version
Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

American Standard Version
Blessed are yet that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed are they that sow by every water, where the ox and ass tread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are ye that sow upon all waters, sending thither the foot of the ox and the ass.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.

English Revised Version
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth the feet of the ox and the ass.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

World English Bible
Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send out the feet of the ox and the donkey.

Young's Literal Translation
Happy are ye sowing by all waters, Sending forth the foot of the ox and the ass!
Study Bible
The Women of Jerusalem
19But hail will level the forest, and the city will sink to the depths. 20Blessed are those who sow beside abundant waters, who let the ox and donkey range freely.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 11:1
Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.

Isaiah 30:23
Then He will send rain for the seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food that comes from your land will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.

Isaiah 30:24
The oxen and donkeys that work the ground will eat salted fodder that has been winnowed with the shovel and pitchfork.

Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

blessed

Isaiah 19:5-7
And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up…

Isaiah 30:23
Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.

Isaiah 55:10,11
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: …

the ox

Isaiah 30:24
The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

1 Corinthians 9:9-11
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? …







Lexicon
Blessed
אַשְׁרֵיכֶ֕ם (’aš·rê·ḵem)
Interjection | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

[are] those who sow
זֹרְעֵ֖י (zō·rə·‘ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2232: To sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify

beside
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

abundant
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

waters,
מָ֑יִם (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

who let the ox
הַשּׁ֖וֹר (haš·šō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

and donkey
וְהַחֲמֽוֹר׃ (wə·ha·ḥă·mō·wr)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

range freely.
מְשַׁלְּחֵ֥י (mə·šal·lə·ḥê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out
(20) Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters.--The picture of a golden age of agriculture receives its final touch. The whole land should be irrigated by calmly flowing streams, and men should cast their seed broadcast, and the oxen and the asses should draw the plough over a rich and fertile land. The whole land should be under tillage, instead of being left to supply (as in Isaiah 7:21-22) a poor and meagre pasturage, or to bring forth nothing but the "thorns and briars" of Isaiah 32:13. It is obvious that here also a spiritual meaning underlies the literal.

Verse 20. - Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters. The idyllic picture, begun in ver. 15, terminates here. The people of the kingdom have a well-watered land (Isaiah 30:25), where they live peacefully, sowing their seed beside the water-courses, and having abundant pasture for their peaceful beasts - the ox and the ass (comp. Isaiah 30:24). A spiritual meaning doubtless underlies the literal sense.



32:9-20 When there was so much provocation given to the holy God, bad times might be expected. Alas! how many careless ones there are, who support self-indulgence by shameful stinginess! We deserve to be deprived of the supports of life, when we make them the food of lusts. Let such tremble and be troubled. Blessed times shall be brought in by the pouring out of the Spirit from on high; then, and not till then, there will be good times. The present state of the Jews shall continue until a more abundant pouring out of the Spirit from on high. Peace and quietness shall be found in the way and work of righteousness. True satisfaction is to be had only in true religion. And real holiness is real happiness now, and shall be perfect happiness, that is, perfect holiness for ever. The good seed of the word shall be sown in all places, and be watered by Divine grace; and laborious, patient labourers shall be sent forth into God's husbandry.
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