New American Standard Bible
"I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,
King James Bible
I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Darby Bible Translation
I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the end of the earth,
World English Bible
I will tell the north, 'Give them up!' and tell the south, 'Don't hold them back! Bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth--
Young's Literal Translation
I am saying to the north, 'Give up,' And to the south, 'Restrain not.' Bring in My sons from afar, And My daughters from the end of the earth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will say to the north, Give up - Give up my people, or restore them to their own land.
Bring my sons ... - Bring all my people from the distant lands where they have been driven in their dispersion. This is a beautiful passage. As if all lands were under the control of God, and he could at once command and they would obey, he calls on them to yield up his people to their own country. He issues a commandment which is heard in all quarters of the globe, and the scattered people of God come flocking again to their own land.
LibraryFebruary the Fourth Spiritual Buoyancy
"When thou passeth through the waters they shall not overflow thee." --ISAIAH xliii. 1-7. When Mrs. Booth, the mother of the Salvation Army, was dying, she quietly said, "The waters are rising but I am not sinking." But then she had been saying that all through her life. Other floods besides the waters of death had gathered about her soul. Often had the floods been out and the roads were deep in affliction. But she had never sunk! The good Lord made her buoyant, and she rode upon the storm! This, …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
North and South
Epistle xxx. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
The Fiery Furnace
2 Corinthians 6:18
"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.
"If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back.
And gathered from the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south.
"Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.
"Behold, these will come from afar; And lo, these will come from the north and from the west, And these from the land of Sinim."
Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations And set up My standard to the peoples; And they will bring your sons in their bosom, And your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
"For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.
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