Isaiah 54:2
New International Version
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.

New Living Translation
“Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense!

English Standard Version
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.

Berean Study Bible
“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.

King James Bible
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;

New King James Version
“Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.

New American Standard Bible
“Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, do not spare them; Lengthen your ropes And strengthen your pegs.

NASB 1995
"Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs.

NASB 1977
“Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your pegs.

Amplified Bible
“Enlarge the site of your tent [to make room for more children]; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, do not spare them; Lengthen your tent ropes And make your pegs (stakes) firm [in the ground].

Christian Standard Bible
“Enlarge the site of your tent, and let your tent curtains be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your ropes, and drive your pegs deep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Enlarge the site of your tent, and let your tent curtains be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your ropes, and drive your pegs deep.

American Standard Version
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations; spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Enlarge the place of your tents and stretch the curtains of your tents, and you shall not spare; lengthen your ropes and set your pegs firmly

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Enlarge the placed of thy tent, and of thy curtains: fix the pins, spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy pins;

Contemporary English Version
Make your tents larger! Spread out the tent pegs; fasten them firmly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and stretch out the skins of thy tabernacles, spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
Make the tent you live in larger; lengthen its ropes and strengthen the pegs!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Expand the space of your tent. Stretch out the curtains of your tent, and don't hold back. Lengthen your tent ropes, and drive in the tent pegs.

International Standard Version
"Enlarge the location of your tent, let the curtains of your dwellings be stretched wide, and don't hold back. Lengthen your cords; strengthen your stakes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Enlarge the place of thy tent, And let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations, spare not; Lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

Literal Standard Version
“Enlarge the place of your tent, "" And they stretch out the curtains of your dwelling places, "" Do not restrain—lengthen your cords, "" And make your pins strong.

NET Bible
Make your tent larger, stretch your tent curtains farther out! Spare no effort, lengthen your ropes, and pound your stakes deep.

New Heart English Bible
"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; do not spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.

World English Bible
"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.

Young's Literal Translation
Enlarge the place of thy tent, And the curtains of thy tabernacles they stretch out, Restrain not -- lengthen thy cords, And thy pins make strong.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Future Blessings for Zion
1“Shout for joy, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth in song and cry aloud, you who have never travailed; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD. 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. 3For you will spread out to the right and left; your descendants will dispossess the nations and inhabit the desolate cities.…

Cross References
Genesis 26:22
He moved on from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Rehoboth and said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Exodus 35:18
the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for the courtyard, along with their ropes;

Exodus 39:40
the curtains of the courtyard with its posts and bases; the curtain for the gate of the courtyard, its ropes and tent pegs, and all the equipment for the service of the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting;

Isaiah 26:15
You have enlarged the nation, O LORD; You have enlarged the nation. You have gained glory for Yourself; You have extended all the borders of the land.

Isaiah 33:20
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.

Isaiah 49:19
For your ruined and desolate places and your ravaged land will now indeed be too small for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away.

Isaiah 49:20
Yet the children of your bereavement will say in your hearing, 'This place is too small for us; make room for us to live here.'


Treasury of Scripture

Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations: spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes;

Isaiah 33:20
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.

Isaiah 49:19,20
For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away…

Jeremiah 10:20
My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.









(2) Enlarge the place of thy tent.--Interesting parallels are found in Isaiah 33:20; Jeremiah 10:20.

Verse 2. - Enlarge the place of thy tent (comp. Isaiah 33:20 and Jeremiah 10:20). The memory of the old nomadic life caused the "tent" to be the symbol and representative of the dwelling-place (comp. 1 Kings 12:16). Israel will have so many more children that her "tent" will need enlarging. The curtains; i.e. the tent-cloth (comp. Exodus 26 and 36, where the word used occurs repeatedly). Thy cords... thy stakes (comp. Exodus 35:18; Exodus 39:40, etc.). The ropes and tent-pegs, which kept the tent-cloth in place, are intended. The enlargement of the tent would make longer ropes and larger pegs necessary.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Enlarge
הַרְחִ֣יבִי ׀ (har·ḥî·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 7337: To be or grow wide or large

the site
מְק֣וֹם (mə·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

of your tent,
אָהֳלֵ֗ךְ (’ā·ho·lêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 168: A tent

stretch out
יַטּ֖וּ (yaṭ·ṭū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

the curtains
וִירִיע֧וֹת (wî·rî·‘ō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 3407: A hanging

of your dwellings,
מִשְׁכְּנוֹתַ֛יִךְ (miš·kə·nō·w·ṯa·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4908: A residence, the Tabernacle

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

hold back.
תַּחְשֹׂ֑כִי (taḥ·śō·ḵî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 2820: To restrain, refrain, to refuse, spare, preserve, to observe

Lengthen
הַאֲרִ֙יכִי֙ (ha·’ă·rî·ḵî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 748: To be, long

your ropes
מֵֽיתָרַ֔יִךְ (mê·ṯā·ra·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4340: A cord, the string

and drive your stakes deep.
וִיתֵדֹתַ֖יִךְ (wî·ṯê·ḏō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3489: A peg, pin


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