Isaiah 63:18
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New Living Translation
How briefly your holy people possessed your holy place, and now our enemies have destroyed it.

King James Bible
The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy holy people have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

World English Bible
Your holy people possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down your sanctuary.

Young's Literal Translation
For a little while did Thy holy people possess, Our adversaries have trodden down Thy sanctuary.

Isaiah 63:18 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

63:18 People - The people set apart for his servants. A little while - Comparatively to the promise, which was for ever. Sanctuary - The temple.

Isaiah 63:18 Parallel Commentaries

Organic and Individual.
"Where is He that put His Holy Spirit among them?" --Isa. lxiii. 11. The subsequent activity of the Holy Spirit lies in the realm of grace. In nature the Spirit of God appears as creating, in grace as re-creating. We call it re-creation, because God's grace creates not something inherently new, but a new life in an old and degraded nature. But this must not be understood as tho grace restored only what sin had destroyed. For then the child of God, born anew and sanctified, must be as Adam was in
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Temporary Hardening.
"Lord, why hast Thou hardened our heart? "--Isa. lxiii. 17. That there is a hardening of heart which culminates in the sin against the Holy Spirit can not be denied. When dealing with spiritual things we must take account of it; for it is one of the most fearful instruments of the divine wrath. For, whether we say that Satan or David or the Lord tempted the king, it amounts to the same thing. The cause is always in man's sin; and in each of these three cases the destructive fatality whereby sin poisons
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Additional Note.
(Passage not easy to identify, p. 390, note 14.) Easy enough, by the LXX. See Isaiah lxiii. 3. kai ton ethnon ouk estin aner met' emou. The first verse, referring to Edom, leads our author to accentuate this point of Gentile ignorance.
Tertullian—The Five Books Against Marcion

The First Thing Suggested at the Very Outset Is...
The first thing suggested at the very outset is, as we have already said (sec. 17-19), that all our prayers to God ought only to be presented in the name of Christ, as there is no other name which can recommend them. In calling God our Father, we certainly plead the name of Christ. For with what confidence could any man call God his Father? Who would have the presumption to arrogate to himself the honour of a son of God were we not gratuitously adopted as his sons in Christ? He being the true Son,
John Calvin—Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith

Cross References
Luke 21:24
They will be killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of the Gentiles comes to an end.

Leviticus 26:31
I will make your cities desolate and destroy your places of pagan worship. I will take no pleasure in your offerings that should be a pleasing aroma to me.

Psalm 74:3
Walk through the awful ruins of the city; see how the enemy has destroyed your sanctuary.

Isaiah 63:19
Sometimes it seems as though we never belonged to you, as though we had never been known as your people.

Isaiah 64:11
The holy and beautiful Temple where our ancestors praised you has been burned down, and all the things of beauty are destroyed.

Jeremiah 12:10
"Many rulers have ravaged my vineyard, trampling down the vines and turning all its beauty into a barren wilderness.

Daniel 8:13
Then I heard two holy ones talking to each other. One of them asked, "How long will the events of this vision last? How long will the rebellion that causes desecration stop the daily sacrifices? How long will the Temple and heaven's army be trampled on?"

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