Isaiah 55:13
New International Version
Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever."

New Living Translation
Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the LORD's name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love."

English Standard Version
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the LORD, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Berean Study Bible
Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will grow, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will spring up; they will make a name for the LORD as an everlasting sign, never to be destroyed.”

New American Standard Bible
"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."

King James Bible
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up; this will stand as a monument for the LORD, an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
Cypress and myrtle trees will grow in fields once covered by thorns. And then those trees will stand as a lasting witness to the glory of the LORD.

Good News Translation
Cypress trees will grow where now there are briers; myrtle trees will come up in place of thorns. This will be a sign that will last forever, a reminder of what I, the LORD, have done."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will come up, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will come up; it will make a name for Yahweh as an everlasting sign that will not be destroyed.

International Standard Version
Instead of thornbushes, pine trees will grow, and instead of briers, myrtles will grow; and they will be a sign for the LORD, and an everlasting name that will not be cut off."

NET Bible
Evergreens will grow in place of thorn bushes, firs will grow in place of nettles; they will be a monument to the LORD, a permanent reminder that will remain.

New Heart English Bible
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cypress trees will grow where thornbushes grew. Myrtle trees will grow where briars grew. This will be a reminder of the LORD's name and an everlasting sign that will never be destroyed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; And it shall be to the LORD for a memorial, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

New American Standard 1977
“Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up; And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up; And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an eternal sign that shall not be cut off.

King James 2000 Bible
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

American King James Version
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

American Standard Version
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instead of the shrub, shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the nettle, shall come up the myrtle tree: and the Lord shall be named for an everlasting sign, that shall not be taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress, and instead of the nettle shall come up the myrtle; and it shall be to Jehovah for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] shall not be cut off.

English Revised Version
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

World English Bible
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."

Young's Literal Translation
Instead of the thorn come up doth fir, Instead of the brier come up doth myrtle, And it hath been to Jehovah for a name, For a sign age-during -- it is not cut off!
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Invitation to the Needy
12You will indeed go out with joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13Instead of the thornbush, a cypress will grow, and instead of the brier, a myrtle will spring up; they will make a name for the LORD as an everlasting sign, never to be destroyed.”
Cross References
Psalm 96:12
Let the fields exult, and all that is in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy

Isaiah 5:6
I will make it a wasteland, neither pruned nor cultivated, and thorns and briers will grow up. I will command the clouds that rain shall not fall on it.

Isaiah 7:11
"Ask for a sign from the LORD your God, whether from the depths of Sheol or the heights of heaven."

Isaiah 7:19
And they will all come and settle in the steep ravines and clefts of the rocks, in all the thornbushes and watering holes.

Isaiah 7:24
Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with thorns and briers.

Isaiah 19:20
It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of Hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, He will send them a savior and defender to rescue them.

Isaiah 32:13
and for the land of my people, overgrown with thorns and briers--even for every house of merriment in this city of revelry.

Isaiah 35:1
The wilderness and the land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.

Isaiah 35:2
It will bloom abundantly and even rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon will be given it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 41:19
I will plant cedars in the desert, acacias, myrtles, and olive trees. I will set evergreens in the desert, elms and cypress trees together,

Isaiah 56:5
I will give them, in My house and within My walls, a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.

Isaiah 60:13
The glory of Lebanon will come to you--its pine, fir, and cypress together--to adorn the place of My sanctuary, and I will glorify the place of My feet.

Isaiah 63:12
who sent His glorious arm to lead them by the right hand of Moses, who divided the waters before them to gain for Himself everlasting renown,

Isaiah 63:14
Like cattle going down to the valley, the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest. You led Your people this way to make for Yourself a glorious name.

Jeremiah 33:9
So this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, who will hear of all the good I do for it. They will tremble in awe because of all the goodness and prosperity I will provide it.

Ezekiel 28:24
For the people of Israel will no longer face a pricking brier or a painful thorn from all around them who treat them with contempt. Then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.'

Zechariah 1:8
I looked out into the night and saw a man riding on a red horse that stood among the myrtle trees in the hollow. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Treasury of Scripture

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

of the thorn

Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie …

Isaiah 41:19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the …

Isaiah 60:13,21 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, …

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Micah 7:4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than …

Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh…

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things …

for a

Isaiah 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.

Jeremiah 13:11 For as the girdle sticks to the loins of a man, so have I caused …

Jeremiah 33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall …

Ephesians 3:20,21 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

an everlasting

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my …

Jeremiah 50:5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come…







Lexicon
Instead of
תַּ֤חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

the thornbush,
הַֽנַּעֲצוּץ֙ (han·na·‘ă·ṣūṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5285: A brier, a thicket of thorny bushes

a cypress
בְר֔וֹשׁ (ḇə·rō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1265: A cypress, tree, a lance, a musical instrument

will grow,
יַעֲלֶ֣ה (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

and instead of
וְתַ֥חַת (wə·ṯa·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

the brier,
הַסִּרְפַּ֖ד (has·sir·paḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5636: Nettle (a desert plant)

a myrtle
הֲדַ֑ס (hă·ḏas)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1918: Myrtle (tree)

will spring up;
יַעֲלֶ֣ה (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

they will make
וְהָיָ֤ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a name
לְשֵׁ֔ם (lə·šêm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

for the LORD
לַֽיהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

as an everlasting
עוֹלָ֖ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

sign,
לְא֥וֹת (lə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

never
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to be destroyed.”
יִכָּרֵֽת׃ (yik·kā·rêṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant
Verse 13. - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree. "Briars and thorns" were to overgrow the unfruitful vineyard, according to Isaiah 5:6; and to cover the land of God's people, according to Isaiah 32:13. This would be literally the case to a large extent, while the land was allowed to lie waste. The literal meaning is not, however, the whole meaning, or even the main meaning, here. "Briars and thorns" represent a general state of wretchedness and sin. The "fir" and "myrtle" represent a happy external condition of life, in which men "do righteously." It shall be to the Lord for a name. This "regenerated creation" will show forth the glory of God to mankind at large, and "get him a name" among them (comp. Isaiah 63:12; Jeremiah 13:11). For an everlasting sign. It will also he to God himself an enduring sign of the covenant of peace which he has made with his people, not to hide his face from them any more, but to have mercy on them "with everlasting kindness" (Isaiah 54:7-10).



55:6-13 Here is a gracious offer of pardon, and peace, and of all happiness. It shall not be in vain to seek God, now his word is calling to us, and his Spirit is striving with us. But there is a day coming when he will not be found. There may come such a time in this life; it is certain that at death and judgment the door will be shut. There must be not only a change of the way, but a change of the mind. We must alter our judgments about persons and things. It is not enough to break off from evil practices, we must strive against evil thoughts. To repent is to return to our Lord, against whom we have rebelled. If we do so, God will multiply to pardon, as we have multiplied to offend. But let none trifle with this plenteous mercy, or use it as an occasion to sin. Men's thoughts concerning sin, Christ, and holiness, concerning this world and the other, vastly differ from God's; but in nothing more than in the matter of pardon. We forgive, and cannot forget; but when God forgives sin, he remembers it no more. The power of his word in the kingdoms of providence and grace, is as certain as in that of nature. Sacred truth produces a spiritual change in the mind of men, which neither rain nor snow can make on the earth. It shall not return to the Lord without producing important effects. If we take a special view of the church, we shall find what great things God has done, and will do for it. The Jews shall come to their own land; this shall represent the blessings promised. Gospel grace will make a great change in men. Delivered from the wrath to come, the converted sinner finds peace in his conscience; and love constrains him to devote himself to the service of his Redeemer. Instead of being profane, contentious, selfish, or sensual, behold him patient, humble, kind, and peaceable. The hope of helping in such a work should urge us to spread the gospel of salvation. And do thou help us, O Spirit of all truth, to have such views of the fulness, freeness, and greatness of the rich mercy in Christ, as may remove from us all narrow views of sovereign grace.
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