And [men] shall dwell in it
In great numbers, in much peace and safety, and from generation to generation: Aben Ezra says, Messiah the son of David will now come:
and there shall be no more utter destruction;
no wars, nor desolations by them, in a civil sense; there shall be no more killing, as the Targum, ( Isaiah 2:4 ) ( Isaiah 60:17 Isaiah 60:18 ) no "cherem", no anathema, in a religious sense; in the old translation it is, "and there shall be no more cursing"; there will be no curse in the Jerusalem state, ( Revelation 22:3 ) which words seem to be taken from hence; no cursed thing, nor cursed person, or any curse or anathema denounced against any; no Popish bulls and anathemas, nor any other:
but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited;
the inhabitants of it shall dwell securely, without any apprehension of danger, and having no enemies to fear; though, before this safe and happy state, there will be many enemies; and what will become of them is shown in the following verses.