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 festivals. 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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt see 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 its stakes shall ever be removed, neither shall any of its cords be broken.

King James 2000 Bible
Look upon 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 its stakes shall ever be removed, neither shall any of its cords be broken.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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:

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:

Darby Bible Translation
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 pulled up, neither shall any of its cords 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thy eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of its stakes shall ever be removed, neither shall 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.
Study Bible
The LORD is Exalted
19You will no longer see the insolent, a people whose speech is unintelligible, who stammer in a language that is not understood. 20Look upon Zion, the city of our festivals. 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. 21But there the Majestic One, our LORD, will be for us a place of rivers and wide canals, where no galley with oars will go, and majestic vessels will not 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
There will be times of security for you--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 deep.

Isaiah 66:14
When you see, you will rejoice, and you will flourish like grass; then the hand of the LORD will be revealed to His servants, but His wrath will be shown to His enemies.

Ezekiel 48:8
Bordering the territory of Judah, from east to west, will be the portion you are to set apart. It will be 25,000 cubits wide, and the length of one of the tribal portions from the east side to the west. In the center will be the sanctuary.

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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of its cords
חֲבָלָ֖יו (ḥă·ḇā·lāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5423: To pull, draw, or tear away, apart, or off
(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. 33:15-24 The true believer watches against all occasions of sin. The Divine power will keep him safe, and his faith in that power will keep him easy. He shall want nothing needful for him. Every blessing of salvation is freely bestowed on all that ask with humble, believing prayer; and the believer is safe in time and for ever. Those that walk uprightly shall not only have bread given, and their water sure, but they shall, by faith, see the King of kings in his beauty, the beauty of holiness. The remembrance of the terror they were in, shall add to the pleasure of their deliverance. It is desirable to be quiet in our own houses, but much more so to be quiet in God's house; and in every age Christ will have a seed to serve him. Jerusalem had no large river running by it, but the presence and power of God make up all wants. We have all in God, all we need, or can desire. By faith we take Christ for our Prince and Saviour; he reigns over his redeemed people. All that refuse to have Him to reign over them, make shipwreck of their souls. Sickness is taken away in mercy, when the fruit of it is the taking away of sin. If iniquity be taken away, we have little reason to complain of outward affliction. This last verse leads our thoughts, not only to the most glorious state of the gospel church on earth, but to heaven, where no sickness or trouble can enter. He that blotteth out our transgressions, will heal our souls.
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