Isaiah 64:10
New International Version
Your sacred cities have become a wasteland; even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.

New Living Translation
Your holy cities are destroyed. Zion is a wilderness; yes, Jerusalem is a desolate ruin.

English Standard Version
Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Berean Study Bible
Your holy cities have become a wilderness. Zion has become a wasteland and Jerusalem a desolation.

King James Bible
Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

New King James Version
Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

New American Standard Bible
Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

NASB 1995
Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

NASB 1977
Thy holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Amplified Bible
Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Christian Standard Bible
Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

American Standard Version
Thy holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The cities of your holiness have become a wilderness, and Zion has become a wilderness and Jerusalem a ruin

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The city of thy holiness has become desolate, Sion has become as a wilderness, Jerusalem a curse.

Contemporary English Version
Every one of your towns has turned into a desert, especially Jerusalem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The city of thy sanctuary is become a desert, Sion is made a desert, Jerusalem is desolate.

English Revised Version
Thy holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Good News Translation
Your sacred cities are like a desert; Jerusalem is a deserted ruin,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your holy cities have become a desert. Zion has become a desert. Jerusalem is a wasteland.

International Standard Version
Your holy cities have become a desert; Zion has become like a desert, Jerusalem a desolation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Literal Standard Version
Your holy cities have been a wilderness, "" Zion has been a wilderness, "" Jerusalem a desolation.

NET Bible
Your chosen cities have become a desert; Zion has become a desert, Jerusalem is a desolate ruin.

New Heart English Bible
Your holy cities have become a wilderness, Zion has become like a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

World English Bible
Your holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy holy cities have been a wilderness, Zion a wilderness hath been, Jerusalem a desolation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for God's Power
9Do not be angry, O LORD, beyond measure; do not remember our iniquity forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray; we are all Your people! 10Your holy cities have become a wilderness. Zion has become a wasteland and Jerusalem a desolation. 11Our holy and beautiful temple, where our fathers praised You, has been burned with fire, and all that was dear to us lies in ruins.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:7
Your land is desolate; your cities are burned with fire. Foreigners devour your fields before you--a desolation demolished by strangers.

Isaiah 6:11
Then I asked: "How long, O Lord?" And He replied: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left unoccupied and the land is desolate and ravaged,

Isaiah 48:2
who indeed call yourselves after the holy city and lean on the God of Israel; the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Isaiah 52:1
Awake, awake, clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, holy city! For the uncircumcised and unclean will no longer enter you.

Jeremiah 52:13
He burned down the house of the LORD, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem--every significant building.

Lamentations 1:10
The adversary has seized all her treasures. For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary--those You had forbidden to enter Your assembly.


Treasury of Scripture

Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Isaiah 1:7
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

2 Kings 25:9
And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.

2 Chronicles 36:19-21
And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof…









(10) Thy holy cities . . .--There is no other instance of the plural, and this probably led the LXX. and Vulg. to substitute the singular. It probably rests on the thought that the whole land was holy (Zechariah 2:12), and that this attribute extended, therefore, to all its cities, especially to those which were connected with historical memories. Possibly, however, Zion and Jerusalem--the former identified with the Temple, the latter with the people of Jehovah--are thought of as two distinct cities, locally united. The "wilderness" is, as elsewhere, rather open pasture-land than a sandy desert.

Verse 10. - Thy holy cities are a wilderness. Commonly Jerusalem stands alone as "the holy city" (Isaiah 48:2; Isaiah 56:1; Daniel 9:24; Nehemiah 11:1, 18); but here the epithet is applied to the cities of Judah generally. They were all in a certain sense "holy," as being comprised within the limits of "the holy land" (Zechariah 2:12) and "the holy border" (Psalm 78:54). Zion... Jerusalem (see the comment on Isaiah 62:1).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your holy
קָדְשְׁךָ֖ (qāḏ·šə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

cities
עָרֵ֥י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

have become
הָי֣וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a wilderness;
מִדְבָּ֑ר (miḏ·bār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

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

has become
הָיָ֔תָה (hā·yā·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a wasteland,
מִדְבָּ֣ר (miḏ·bār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

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

a desolation.
שְׁמָמָֽה׃ (šə·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8077: Devastation, astonishment


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