Isaiah 66:7
New International Version
"Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.

New Living Translation
“Before the birth pains even begin, Jerusalem gives birth to a son.

English Standard Version
“Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she delivered a son.

Berean Study Bible
“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; before she was in pain, she delivered a boy.

New American Standard Bible
"Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

King James Bible
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Christian Standard Bible
Before Zion was in labor, she gave birth; before she was in pain, she delivered a boy.

Contemporary English Version
Have you ever heard of a woman who gave birth to a child before having labor pains?

Good News Translation
"My holy city is like a woman who suddenly gives birth to a child without ever going into labor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before Zion was in labor, she gave birth; before she was in pain, she delivered a boy.

International Standard Version
"Before she goes into labor she gives birth; before her pains come upon her she has delivered a son.

NET Bible
Before she goes into labor, she gives birth! Before her contractions begin, she delivers a boy!

New Heart English Bible
"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she delivered a son.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Before a woman goes into labor, she gives birth. Before she has labor pains, she delivers a child.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, She was delivered of a man-child.

New American Standard 1977
“Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

King James 2000 Bible
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

American King James Version
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

American Standard Version
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man-child.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Before she that travailed brought forth, before the travail-pain came on, she escaped it and brought forth a male.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Before she was in labour, she brought forth; before her time came to be delivered, she brought forth a man child.

Darby Bible Translation
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man-child.

English Revised Version
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Webster's Bible Translation
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a male child.

World English Bible
"Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she delivered a son.

Young's Literal Translation
Before she is pained she hath brought forth, Before a pang cometh to her, She hath delivered a male.
Study Bible
Rejoice with Jerusalem
7Before she was in labor, she gave birth; before she was in pain, she delivered a boy. 8Who has heard of such as this? Who has seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be delivered in an instant? Yet as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.…
Cross References
John 16:21
A woman has pain in childbirth because her time has come; but when she brings forth her child, she forgets her anguish because of her joy that a child has been born into the world.

Revelation 12:5
And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was caught up to God and to His throne.

Isaiah 37:3
to tell him, "This is what Hezekiah says: Today is a day of distress, rebuke, and disgrace; for children have come to the point of birth, but there is no strength to deliver them.

Isaiah 54:1
"Shout for joy, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth into 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.

Treasury of Scripture

Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Isaiah 54:1
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

Galatians 4:26
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Revelation 12:1-5
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: …







Lexicon
Before
בְּטֶ֥רֶם (bə·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

she was in labor,
תָּחִ֖יל (tā·ḥîl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

she gave birth;
יָלָ֑דָה (yā·lā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

before
בְּטֶ֨רֶם (bə·ṭe·rem)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2962: Non-occurrence, not yet, before

she was in pain,
חֵ֛בֶל (ḥê·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

she delivered
וְהִמְלִ֥יטָה (wə·him·lî·ṭāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4422: To be smooth, to escape, to release, rescue, to bring forth young, emit sparks

a boy.
זָכָֽר׃ (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2145: Remembered, a male
(7) Before she travailed . . .--The mother, as the next verse shows, is Zion; the man-child, born at last without the travail-pangs of sorrow, is the new Israel, the true Israel of God. The same figure has met us in Isaiah 49:17-21; Isaiah 54:1, and is implied in Matthew 24:8. Its antithesis is found in Isaiah 37:3.

Verses 7, 8. - Before she travailed, etc. Without any long delay, without any labour pains, Zion will bring forth a man-child - a whole nation, which wilt be born at once, and not grow up by slow degrees. The occupation of Jerusalem by the great body of the returned exiles (Ezra 2:1; Ezra 3:1) is intended. Such a second birth of a nation was strange, and without precedent (comp. Isaiah 42:9; Isaiah 43:19). Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? rather, can a land be brought forth in one day? It is not only a people, but a country, that is born anew; not only the Jews, but Judaea. 66:5-14 The prophet turns to those that trembled at God's word, to comfort and encourage them. The Lord will appear, to the joy of the humble believer, and to the confusion of hypocrites and persecutors. When the Spirit was poured out, and the gospel went forth from Zion, multitudes were converted in a little time. The word of God, especially his promises, and ordinances, are the consolations of the church. The true happiness of all Christians is increased by every convert brought to Christ. The gospel brings with it, wherever it is received in its power, such a river of peace, as will carry us to the ocean of boundless and endless bliss. Divine comforts reach the inward man; the joy of the Lord will be the strength of the believer. Both God's mercy and justice shall be manifested, and for ever magnified.
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