Isaiah 49:20
Good News Translation
Your people who were born in exile will one day say to you, 'This land is too small--we need more room to live in!'

Contemporary English Version
Jerusalem is a woman whose children were born while she was in deep sorrow over the loss of her husband. Now those children will come and seek room in the crowded city,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.

New American Bible
The children of whom you were bereft shall yet say in your hearing, “This place is too narrow for me, make room for me to live in.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.

children

Isaiah 60:4 Lift up thy eyes round about, and see: all these are gathered together, they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side.

Hosea 1:10 And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, that is without measure, and shall not be numbered. And it shall be in the place where it shall be said to them: You are not my people: it shall be said to them: Ye are the sons of the living God.

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

Galatians 4:26-28 But that Jerusalem which is above is free: which is our mother. . . .

the place

Isaiah 51:3 The Lord therefore will comfort Sion, and will comfort all the ruins thereof: and he will make her desert as a place of pleasure, and her wilderness as the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of praise.

Isaiah 54:1,2 Give praise, O thou barren, that bearest not: sing forth praise, and make a joyful noise, thou that didst not travail with child: for many are the children of the desolate, more than of her that hath a husband, saith the Lord. . . .

Joshua 17:14-16 And the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, and said: Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to possess, whereas I am of so great a multitude, and the Lord hath blessed me? . . .

2 Kings 6:1 And the sons of the prophets said to Eliseus: Behold, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

Context
You are My Servant
19For thy deserts, and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction shall now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be chased far away. 20The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.21And thou shalt say in thy heart: Who hath begotten these? I was barren and brought not forth, led away, and captive: and who hath brought up these? I was destitute and alone: and these, where were they?…
Cross References
Isaiah 29:23
But when he shall see his children, the work of my hands in the midst of him sanctifying my name, and they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall glorify the God of Israel:

Isaiah 54:1
Give praise, O thou barren, that bearest not: sing forth praise, and make a joyful noise, thou that didst not travail with child: for many are the children of the desolate, more than of her that hath a husband, saith the Lord.

Isaiah 54:2
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and stretch out the skins of thy tabernacles, spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.

Isaiah 60:4
Lift up thy eyes round about, and see: all these are gathered together, they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side.

Zechariah 2:4
And he said to him: Run, speak to this young man, saying: Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls, by reason of the multitude of men, and of the beasts in the midst thereof.

Zechariah 10:10
And I will bring them back out of the land of Egypt, and I will gather them from among the Assyrians: and will bring them to the land of Galaad, and Libanus, and place shall not be found for them.

Additional Translations
Yet the children of your bereavement will say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; make room for us to live here.’The children which you shall have, after you have lost the other, shall say again in your ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

For thy sons whom thou hast lost shall say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: make room for me that I may dwell.

The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too narrow for me: make room for me, that I may dwell.

The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears, The place is too strait for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thy ears, The place is too narrow for me: give place to me that I may dwell.

The children of your bereavement shall yet say in your ears, The place is too small for me; give place to me that I may dwell.

Again do the sons of thy bereavement say in thine ears: 'The place is too strait for me, Come nigh to me -- and I dwell.'
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