New American Standard Bible
So the seacoast will be pastures, With caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
King James Bible
And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
Darby Bible Translation
and the sea-coast shall be cave-dwellings for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
World English Bible
The sea coast will be pastures, with cottages for shepherds and folds for flocks.
Young's Literal Translation
And the sea-coast hath been habitations, Cottages for shepherds, and folds for a flock.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The seacoast shall be dwellings and cottages - o, literally, cuttings or diggings. This is the central meaning of the word; the place of the Cherethites (the cutters off) shall be "cheroth" of shepherds, places which they dug up that their flocks might be enclosed therein. The tracts once full of fighting men, the scourge of Judah, should be so desolate of its former people, as to become a sheep-walk. Men of peace should take the place of its warriors.
So the shepherds of the Gospel with their flocks have entered into possession of war-like nations, turning them to the Gospel. They are shepherds, the chief of whom is that Good Shepherd, who laid down His Life for the sheep. And these are the sheep of whom He speaks, "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear My Voice; and there shall be one fold and One Shepherd" John 10:16.
LibraryOf the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture, And strangers will eat in the waste places of the wealthy.
As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.
"The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, And there will be no one to frighten them.
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'There will again be in this place which is waste, without man or beast, and in all its cities, a habitation of shepherds who rest their flocks.
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