Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.…
The predictive message of our prophet is now so far advanced that the future promised is at the door; the Church of the future is already like a child ripe for birth, and about to separate from the womb of Zion hitherto barren. The God, who has already prepared everything so far, will suddenly make Zion a mother; a man-child, i.e. a whole nation after Jehovah's heart, will suddenly lie in her lap; and this new-born Israel, not the corrupt mass, will build Jehovah a Temple.
(F. Delitzsch, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.