Isaiah 33:20
New International Version
Look on Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.

New Living Translation
Instead, you will see Zion as a place of holy festivals. You will see Jerusalem, a city quiet and secure. It will be like a tent whose ropes are taut and whose stakes are firmly fixed.

English Standard Version
Behold Zion, the city of our appointed feasts! Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an untroubled habitation, an immovable tent, whose stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken.

Berean Study Bible
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful pasture, a tent that does not wander; its tent pegs will not be pulled up, nor will any of its cords be broken.

King James Bible
Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

New King James Version
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet home, A tabernacle that will not be taken down; Not one of its stakes will ever be removed, Nor will any of its cords be broken.

New American Standard Bible
Look at Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed settlement, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its ropes be torn apart.

NASB 1995
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation, A tent which will not be folded; Its stakes will never be pulled up, Nor any of its cords be torn apart.

NASB 1977
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes shall see Jerusalem an undisturbed habitation, A tent which shall not be folded, Its stakes shall never be pulled up Nor any of its cords be torn apart.

Amplified Bible
Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts and observances; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a undisturbed settlement, A tent which will not be taken down; Not one of its stakes will ever be pulled up, Nor any of its ropes be severed.

Christian Standard Bible
Look at Zion, the city of our festival times. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful pasture, a tent that does not wander; its tent pegs will not be pulled up nor will any of its cords be loosened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at Zion, the city of our festival times. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful pasture, a tent that does not wander; its tent pegs will not be pulled up nor will any of its cords be loosened.

American Standard Version
Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
See Zion the city of our festivals, and your eyes shall behold in Jerusalem a bountiful pasture, a Tabernacle that does not move, and its poles are not uprooted for eternities, and none of its cords are cut off

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold the city of Sion, our refuge: thine eyes shall behold Jerusalem, a rich city, tabernacles which shall not be shaken, neither shall the pins of her tabernacle be moved for ever, neither shall her cords be at all broken:

Contemporary English Version
Look to Mount Zion where we celebrate our religious festivals. You will see Jerusalem, secure as a tent with pegs that cannot be pulled up and fastened with ropes that can never be broken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Look upon Sion the city of our solemnity: thy eyes shall see Jerusalem, a rich habitation, a tabernacle that cannot be removed: neither shall the nails thereof be taken away for ever, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken:

English Revised Version
Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

Good News Translation
Look at Zion, the city where we celebrate our religious festivals. Look at Jerusalem! What a safe place it will be to live in! It will be like a tent that is never moved, whose pegs are never pulled up and whose ropes never break.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look at Zion, the city of our festivals. Your eyes will see Jerusalem as a peaceful place. It is a tent that can't be moved. Its tent pegs will never be pulled out, and none of its ropes will be broken.

International Standard Version
"Look at Zion, city of our festivals! Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed abode, an immovable tent; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor will any of its ropes be broken.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Look upon Zion, the city of our solemn gatherings; Thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a peaceful habitation, A tent that shall not be removed, The stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, Neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

Literal Standard Version
See Zion, the city of our meetings, Your eyes see Jerusalem—a quiet habitation, A tent not taken down, its pins are not removed forever, And none of its cords are broken.

NET Bible
Look at Zion, the city where we hold religious festivals! You will see Jerusalem, a peaceful settlement, a tent that stays put; its stakes will never be pulled up; none of its ropes will snap in two.

New Heart English Bible
Look at Zion, the city of our appointed festivals. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tent that won't be removed. Its stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken.

World English Bible
Look at Zion, the city of our appointed festivals. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tent that won't be removed. Its stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken.

Young's Literal Translation
See Zion, the city of our meetings, Thine eyes see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, A tent not taken down, Not removed are its pins for ever, And none of its cords are broken.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is Exalted
19You will no longer see the insolent, a people whose speech is unintelligible, who stammer in a language you cannot understand. 20Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful pasture, a tent that does not wander; its tent pegs will not be pulled up, nor will any of its cords be broken. 21But there the Majestic One, our LORD, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals, where no galley with oars will row, and no majestic vessel will pass.…

Cross References
Psalm 46:5
God is within her; she will not be moved. God will help her when morning dawns.

Psalm 48:12
March around Zion, encircle her, count her towers,

Psalm 125:1
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be moved; it abides forever.

Psalm 125:2
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people, both now and forevermore.

Isaiah 32:18
Then my people will dwell in a peaceful place, in safe and secure places of rest.

Isaiah 33:6
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure.

Isaiah 54:2
"Enlarge the site of your tent, stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, do not hold back. Lengthen your ropes and drive your stakes in deep.


Treasury of Scripture

Look on Zion, the city of our solemnities: your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

look

Psalm 48:12,13
Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof…

the city

Deuteronomy 12:5
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:

Psalm 78:68,69
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

thine eyes

Psalm 46:5
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

Psalm 125:1
A Song of degrees. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

Psalm 128:5
The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

not one

Isaiah 37:33
Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.

Isaiah 54:2
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

Ezekiel 48:35
It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.









(20) Look upon Zion . . .--The words sound like an echo of Psalms 46, 48, which were probably written by the sons of Korah on the destruction of Sennacherib's army. Men had seen Zion desecrated by Ahaz, besieged by Sennacherib; now they should see it once again as it had been at the beginning of Hezekiah's reign, emphatically a "city of solemnities," a tent that shall not be removed, the latter words probably referring to Sennacherib's threat of deportation (Isaiah 36:17).

Verse 20. - Look upon Zion, etc.; i.e. turn thy thoughts, O Judah, from the past to the present - from the time of the siege to the time after the siege terminated. The city of our solemnities; or, of our festal meetings; the city where we celebrate our Passovers, our Feasts of Weeks, our Feasts of Ingathering, and the like. A tent that shall not be taken down. There is, perhaps, a reference to Sennacherib's threat to remove the entire population from Jerusalem to a far country (Isaiah 36:19). This threat should not take effect. Not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed. By "the stakes" are meant "the tent-pegs," to which the ropes are fastened which keep the tent firm (comp. Exodus 27:10; Exodus 38:18, 31; Judges 4:21). The promise that they shall "never" be removed must be understood either as conditional on the people's walking uprightly (ver. 15), or as a promise of a long continuance merely.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Look
חֲזֵ֣ה (ḥă·zêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 2372: To gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of

upon Zion,
צִיּ֔וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

the city
קִרְיַ֖ת (qir·yaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7151: A town, city

of our festivals.
מֽוֹעֲדֵ֑נוּ (mō·w·‘ă·ḏê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

Your eyes
עֵינֶיךָ֩ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

will see
תִרְאֶ֨ינָה (ṯir·’e·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

Jerusalem,
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֜ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

a peaceful
שַׁאֲנָ֗ן (ša·’ă·nān)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7600: Secure, haughty

pasture,
נָוֶ֣ה (nā·weh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5116: Abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation

a tent
אֹ֤הֶל (’ō·hel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

that does not
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

wander;
יִצְעָן֙ (yiṣ·‘ān)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6813: To load up, to migrate

its tent pegs
יְתֵֽדֹתָיו֙ (yə·ṯê·ḏō·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3489: A peg, pin

will not
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

be pulled up,
יִסַּ֤ע (yis·sa‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5265: To pull up, the tent-pins, start on a, journey

nor
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

will any
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of its cords
חֲבָלָ֖יו (ḥă·ḇā·lāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

be loosened.
יִנָּתֵֽקוּ׃ (yin·nā·ṯê·qū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5423: To pull, draw, or tear away, apart, or off


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