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Isaiah 35:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the glowing sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water: in the habitation of jackals, where they lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shall be] grass with reeds and rushes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground springs of water; In the haunt of jackals, its resting place, Grass [becomes] reeds and rushes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shall be] grass with reeds and rushes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of wild dogs, where they lay down, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then shall, the glowing sand, become, a lake, And, thirsty ground—springs of water,—In the home of the wild dog—its lair, Shall be an enclosure for cane and paper-reed.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the mirage hath become a pond, And the thirsty land fountains of waters, In the habitation of dragons, Its place of couching down, a court for reed and rush.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And that which was dry land, shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water. In the dens where dragons dwelt before, shall rise up the verdure of the reed and the bulrush.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the parched ground shall become a poole, and the thirstie land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shalbe] grasse with reeds and rushes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the dry land shall become pools, and a fountain of water shall [be poured] into the thirsty land; there shall there be a joy of birds, ready habitations and marshes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, [shall be] grass with reeds and rushes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the parched ground 8273
{8273} Prime
From an unused root meaning to glare; quivering glow (of the air), especially the mirage.
shall become x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a pool, 98
{0098} Prime
From an unused root (meaning to collect as water); a marsh; hence a rush (as growing in swamps); hence a stockade of reeds.
and the thirsty land 6774
{6774} Prime
From H6771; a thirsty place, that is, desert.
springs 4002
{4002} Prime
From H5042; a fountain.
of water: 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
in the habitation 5116
{5116} Prime
From H5115; (adjective) at home; hence (by implication of satisfaction) lovely; also (noun) a home, of God (temple), men (residence), flocks (pasture), or wild animals (den).
of dragons, y8577
[8577] Standard
(The second form used in Ezekiel 29:3); intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, that is, sea serpent or jackal.
(8565) Complement
From an unused root probably meaning to elongate; a monster (as preternaturally formed), that is, a sea serpent (or other huge marine animal); also a jackal (or other hideous land animal).
where each lay, 7258
{7258} Prime
From H7257; a couch or place of repose.
[shall be] grass 2682
{2682} Prime
Perhaps originally the same as H2681, from the greenness of a courtyard; grass; also a leek (collectively).
with reeds 7070
{7070} Prime
From H7069; a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard).
and rushes. 1573
{1573} Prime
From H1572; properly an absorbent, that is, the bulrush (from its porosity); specifically the papyrus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 35:7

_ _ parched ground — rather, “the mirage (Hebrew, Sharab, ‘the sun’s heat’) shall become a (real) lake.” The sun’s rays refracted on the glowing sands at midday give the appearance of a lake of water and often deceive the thirsty traveler (compare Jeremiah 2:13; Isaiah 41:18).

_ _ dragons — rather, “jackals.”

_ _ each — namely, jackal.

_ _ grass — rather, “a dwelling or receptacle (answering to the previous habitation) for reeds,” etc. (which only grow where there is water, Job 8:11). Where once there was no water, water shall abound.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 35:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 35:7

Streams — The most dry and barren places shall be made moist and fruitful; which is principally meant of the plentiful effusion of God's grace upon such persons and nations, as had been wholly destitute of it. Rushes — Those dry and parched deserts, in which dragons have their abode, shall yield abundance of grass, and reeds, and rushes, which grow only in moist ground.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the parched:

Isaiah 29:17 [Is] it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
Isaiah 44:3-4 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: ... And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Luke 13:29 And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west, and from the north, and [from] the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ... And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

in the:

Isaiah 34:13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, [and] a court for owls.
Hosea 1:10-11 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God. ... Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great [shall be] the day of Jezreel.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
1 John 5:19-20 [And] we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. ... And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Revelation 12:9-12 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. ... Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Revelation 20:2-3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, ... And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

grass with reeds:
or, a court for reeds, etc.
Isaiah 19:6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; [and] the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
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