Isaiah 61:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Then they will rebuildוּבָנוּ֙
(u·va·nu)
1129: to builda prim. root
the ancientעֹולָ֔ם
(o·v·lam,)
5769: long duration, antiquity, futurityfrom an unused word
ruins,חָרְבֹ֣ות
(cha·re·vo·vt)
2723: waste, desolation, ruinfrom chareb
They will raiseיְקֹומֵ֑מוּ
(ye·ko·v·me·mu;)
6965: to arise, stand up, standa prim. root
up the formerרִֽאשֹׁנִ֖ים
(ri·sho·nim)
7223: former, first, chieffrom rosh
devastations;שֹׁמְמֹ֥ות
(sho·me·mo·vt)
8074: to be desolated or appalleda prim. root
And they will repairוְחִדְּשׁוּ֙
(ve·chid·de·shu)
2318: to renew, repaira prim. root
the ruinedחֹ֔רֶב
(cho·rev,)
2721b: desolationfrom chareb
cities,עָ֣רֵי
(a·rei)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
The desolationsשֹׁמְמֹ֖ות
(sho·me·mo·vt)
8074: to be desolated or appalleda prim. root
of manyדֹּ֥ור
(do·vr)
1755: period, generation, dwellingfrom dur
generations.וָדֹֽור׃
(va·do·vr.)
1755: period, generation, dwellingfrom dur







KJV Lexicon
And they shall build
banah  (baw-naw')
to build (literally and figuratively) -- (begin to) build(-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), surely.
the old
`owlam  (o-lawm')
concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always
wastes
chorbah  (khor-baw')
drought, i.e. (by implication) a desolation -- decayed place, desolate (place, -tion), destruction, (laid) waste (place).
they shall raise up
quwm  (koom)
to rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative)
the former
ri'shown  (ree-shone')
first, in place, time or rank (as adjective or noun) -- ancestor, (that were) before(-time), beginning, eldest, first, fore(-father) (-most), former (thing), of old time, past.
desolations
shamem  (shaw-mame')
to stun (or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense)
and they shall repair
chadash  (khaw-dash')
to be new; causatively, to rebuild -- renew, repair.
the waste
choreb  (kho'-reb)
drought or desolation -- desolation, drought, dry, heat, utterly, waste.
cities
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
the desolations
shamem  (shaw-mame')
to stun (or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense)
of many
dowr  (dore)
a revolution of time, i.e. an age or generation; also a dwelling -- age, evermore, generation, (n-)ever, posterity.
generations
dowr  (dore)
a revolution of time, i.e. an age or generation; also a dwelling -- age, evermore, generation, (n-)ever, posterity.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up the former devastations; And they will repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.

King James Bible
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will rebuild the ancient ruins; they will restore the former devastations; they will renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.

International Standard Version
They will rebuild the ancient ruins; they will restore the places long devastated; they will build again the ruined cities, they will build again the places devastated for many generations.

NET Bible
They will rebuild the perpetual ruins and restore the places that were desolate; they will reestablish the ruined cities, the places that have been desolate since ancient times.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will rebuild the ancient ruins. They will restore the places destroyed long ago. They will renew the ruined cities, the places destroyed generations ago.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
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