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.

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

New King James Version
“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child.

New American Standard Bible
“Before she was in labor, she delivered; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

NASB 1995
“Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

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

Amplified Bible
“Before she (Zion) was in labor, she gave birth; Before her labor pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Before she shall be in labor she gives birth, and before her labor pains will arrive she shall bring forth a male

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
“Before she is pained she has brought forth, Before a pang comes to her, She has delivered a male.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Rejoice with Jerusalem
7“Before 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 in 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: …









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

she was in labor,
תָּחִ֖יל (tā·ḥîl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 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 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

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

she was in pain,
חֵ֛בֶל (ḥê·ḇel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 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 2145: Remembered, a male


Jump to Previous
Birth Boy Child Delivered Delivers Forth Gives Goes Labor Male Man-Child Pain Pained Pains Travailed
Jump to Next
Birth Boy Child Delivered Delivers Forth Gives Goes Labor Male Man-Child Pain Pained Pains Travailed
Links
Isaiah 66:7 NIV
Isaiah 66:7 NLT
Isaiah 66:7 ESV
Isaiah 66:7 NASB
Isaiah 66:7 KJV

Isaiah 66:7 BibleApps.com
Isaiah 66:7 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 66:7 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 66:7 French Bible
Isaiah 66:7 Clyx Quotations

OT Prophets: Isaiah 66:7 Before she travailed she brought forth (Isa Isi Is)
Isaiah 66:6
Top of Page
Top of Page