Isaiah 65:22
New International Version
No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.

New Living Translation
Unlike the past, invaders will not take their houses and confiscate their vineyards. For my people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will have time to enjoy their hard-won gains.

English Standard Version
They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Berean Study Bible
No longer will they build houses for others to inhabit, nor plant for others to eat. For as is the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, and My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands.

King James Bible
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

New King James Version
They shall not build and another inhabit; They shall not plant and another eat; For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, And My elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

New American Standard Bible
“They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands.

NASB 1995
“They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.

NASB 1977
“They shall not build, and another inhabit, They shall not plant, and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, And My chosen ones shall wear out the work of their hands.

Amplified Bible
“They will not build and another occupy; They will not plant and another eat [the fruit]. For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen [people] will fully enjoy [and long make use of] the work of their hands.

Christian Standard Bible
They will not build and others live in them; they will not plant and others eat. For my people’s lives will be like the lifetime of a tree. My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will not build and others live in them; they will not plant and others eat. For My people’s lives will be like the lifetime of a tree. My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands.

American Standard Version
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They shall not build and others inhabit, and they shall not plant and others eat, because the days of my people are as the days of trees, and my chosen ones shall eat the work of their hands

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They shall by no means build, and others inhabit; and they shall by no means plant, and others eat: for as the days of the tree of life shall be the days of my people, they shall long enjoy the fruits of their labours.

Contemporary English Version
No one will take away their homes or vineyards. My chosen people will live to be as old as trees, and they will enjoy what they have earned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of my people, and the works of their hands shall be of long continuance.

English Revised Version
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will not build homes and have others live there. They will not plant and have others eat from it. My people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will enjoy what they've done.

International Standard Version
They won't build for others to inhabit; they won't plant for others to eat— for like the lifetime of a tree, so will the lifetime of my people be, and my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They shall not build, and another inhabit, They shall not plant, and another eat; For as the days of a tree shall be the days of My people, And Mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Literal Standard Version
They do not build, and another inhabit, They do not plant, and another eat, For as the days of a tree [are] the days of My people, And My chosen wear out the work of their hands.

NET Bible
No longer will they build a house only to have another live in it, or plant a vineyard only to have another eat its fruit, for my people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will enjoy to the fullest what they have produced.

New Heart English Bible
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

World English Bible
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Young's Literal Translation
They do not build, and another inhabit, They do not plant, and another eat, For as the days of a tree are the days of My people, And the work of their hands wear out do My chosen ones.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A New Heavens and Earth
21They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22No longer will they build houses for others to inhabit, nor plant for others to eat. For as is the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, and My chosen ones will fully enjoy the work of their hands. 23They will not labor in vain or bear children doomed to disaster; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD—they and their descendants with them.…

Cross References
Psalm 21:4
He asked You for life, and You granted it--length of days, forever and ever.

Psalm 91:16
With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation."

Psalm 92:12
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Isaiah 62:8
The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His mighty arm: "Never again will I give your grain to your enemies for food, nor will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled.

Isaiah 62:9
For those who harvest grain will eat it and praise the LORD, and those who gather grapes will drink the wine in My holy courts."

Isaiah 66:22
"For just as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, will endure before Me," declares the LORD, "so your descendants and your name will endure.


Treasury of Scripture

They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

for as

Isaiah 65:9,15
And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there…

Genesis 5:5,27
And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died…

Leviticus 26:16
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

long enjoy.









(22) As the days of a tree . . .--We may think of the cedars of Lebanon or the oaks of Bashan as furnishing the prophet with the ideal standard of longevity. Commonly, as by Homer and other poets, the lives of men have been compared to that of the leaves of deciduous trees; here they are compared to the life of the tree itself. The prophet is still speaking, not of national, but of individual life.

Verse 22. - As the days of a tree are the days of my people. Trees endure for many hundreds, perhaps for thousands of years. The cedars of Lebanon, the oaks of Bashan, were known to have an antiquity of centuries. Isaiah may have had a knowledge of other trees to which attached the tradition of a yet longer existence. In our own day Brazil and California have furnished proofs of vegetable growths exceeding a millennium. Mine elect shall long enjoy; literally, shall wear out; i.e. have the full use and enjoyment of the work of their hands.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
No longer
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

will they build houses
יִבְנוּ֙ (yiḇ·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1129: To build

for others
וְאַחֵ֣ר (wə·’a·ḥêr)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

to inhabit,
יֵשֵׁ֔ב (yê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

nor
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

plant
יִטְּע֖וּ (yiṭ·ṭə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

for others
וְאַחֵ֣ר (wə·’a·ḥêr)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

to eat.
יֹאכֵ֑ל (yō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[as is] the lifetime
יְמֵ֣י (yə·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of a tree,
הָעֵץ֙ (hā·‘êṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6086: Tree, trees, wood

so will be the days
כִימֵ֤י (ḵî·mê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of My people,
עַמִּ֔י (‘am·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and My chosen ones
בְחִירָֽי׃ (ḇə·ḥî·rāy)
Adjective - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 972: Select

will fully enjoy
יְבַלּ֥וּ (yə·ḇal·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1086: To fail, to wear out, decay

the work
וּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה (ū·ma·‘ă·śêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of their hands.
יְדֵיהֶ֖ם (yə·ḏê·hem)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3027: A hand


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