New American Standard Bible
Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
King James Bible
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
Darby Bible Translation
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your ploughmen and your vinedressers.
World English Bible
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
Young's Literal Translation
And strangers have stood and fed your flock, Sons of a foreigner are your husbandmen, And your vine-dressers.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And feed your flocks - The keeping of flocks constituted a very considerable part of the husbandry of those who dwelt in Palestine. Of course, any considerable prosperity of a spiritual nature would be well represented by an accession of foreigners, who should come to relieve them in their toil. It is not necessary to suppose that this is to be taken literally, nor that it should be so spiritualized as to suppose that the prophet refers to churches and their pastors, and to the fact, that those churches would be put under the care of pastors from among the pagan. The idea is, that it would be a time of signal spiritual prosperity, and when the accession would be as great and important as if foreigners were to come in among a people, and take the whole labor of attending their flocks and cultivating their fields.
Your plowmen - Hebrew, אכר 'ikkâr, from which probably is derived the Greek ἀγρός agros; the Gothic akr; the German acker; and the English acre. It means properly a digger or cultivator of the soil, or farmer Jeremiah 51:26; Amos 5:16.
And vine-dressers - The sense here accords with that which has been so repeatedly said before, that the pagan world would yet become tributary to the church (see the notes at Isaiah 9:5-7, Isaiah 9:9-10).
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2 Kings 25:12
But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vinedressers and plowmen.
The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants; and they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
"Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath And holds fast My covenant;
"Foreigners will build up your walls, And their kings will minister to you; For in My wrath I struck you, And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
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