Isaiah 65:21

21 "They will 1build houses and inhabit them; They will also 2plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 65:21 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 65:21

And they shall build houses, and inhabit them
In Jerusalem, and other parts of Judea: though this need not be limited to the Jews, but be considered as reaching to all the Lord's people, the Gentiles also; who will be in no fear of enemies, or ever be disturbed by them, but shall dwell in their own houses peaceably and quietly; this is the reverse of what is threatened to the wicked, ( Deuteronomy 28:30 ) : and they shall plant vineyards,
and eat the fruit of them; they shall both live to dwell in their houses when built, and till their vineyards bring forth fruit, and then eat of them; and they shall be preserved from enemies breaking in upon them, and wasting their plantations.

Isaiah 65:21 In-Context

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.
22 "They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.
23 "They will not labor in vain, Or bear children for calamity; For they are the offspring of those blessed by the LORD , And their descendants with them.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 32:18; Amos 9:14
  • 2. Isaiah 30:23; Isaiah 37:30; Jeremiah 31:5