New American Standard Bible
"Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful.
King James Bible
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Darby Bible Translation
Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.
World English Bible
Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter: the one which keeps faith.
Young's Literal Translation
Open ye the gates, that enter may a righteous nation, Preserving stedfastness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Open ye the gates - This is probably the language of a chorus responding to the sentiment in Isaiah 26:1. The captive people are returning; and this cry is made that the gates of the city may be thrown open, and that they may be permitted to enter without obstruction (compare Psalm 24:7, Psalm 24:9; Psalm 118:19).
That the righteous nation which keepeth the truth - Who, during their long captivity and contact with pagan nations, have not apostatized from the true religion, but have adhered firmly to the worship of the true God. This was doubtless true of the great body of the captive Jews in Babylon.
LibraryThe Inhabitant of the Rock
'Thou wilt keep him In perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.'--ISAIAH xxvi. 3-4. There is an obvious parallel between these verses and the two preceding ones. The safety which was there set forth as the result of dwelling in the strong city is here presented as the consequence of trust. The emblem of the fortified place passes into that of the Rock of Ages. There is the further resemblance …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
His Journey to South Russia.
Of the Last Resurrection.
Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.
"In the LORD all the offspring of Israel Will be justified and will glory."
"In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you.
"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.
"Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
"Your gates will be open continually; They will not be closed day or night, So that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, With their kings led in procession.
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