Isaiah 65:19

19 "I will also 1rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; And there will no longer be heard in her The voice of 2weeping and the sound of crying.

Isaiah 65:19 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 65:19

And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people
God himself rejoices in his people, as they are considered in Christ; so he did from all eternity, and so he does at the conversion of them; which is the day of their espousals, and when he manifests his love to them, and rejoices over them to do them good, and continues to do so; and he rejoices in the exercise of his own grace in them, and will do so throughout the New Jerusalem state, and to all eternity. This seems chiefly to respect the time of the Jews' conversion, and the latter day glory; and will have its most complete accomplishment when the tabernacle of God shall be with men, and he shall dwell among them. ( Revelation 20:3 ) , and then what follows will be perfectly fulfilled, and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice
of crying;
either on account of outward afflictions and persecutions; or on account of inward darkness, desertion, and temptation, or the prevalence of corruptions, ( Revelation 21:4 ) .

Isaiah 65:19 In-Context

17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.
18 "But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing And her people for gladness.
19 "I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; And there will no longer be heard in her The voice of weeping and the sound of crying.
20 "No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be thought accursed.
21 "They will build houses and inhabit them; They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 62:4, 5; Jeremiah 32:41
  • 2. Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 30:19; Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 51:11; Revelation 7:17; Revelation 21:4
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