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Isaiah 63:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thy holy people possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The people of thy holiness have possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary for a little while, Our adversaries have trodden [it] down.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The people of thy holiness have possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thy holy people have possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For a short time only, did thy holy, people hold possession,—Our adversaries, trod down thy sanctuary!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For a little while did Thy holy people possess, Our adversaries have trodden down Thy sanctuary.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They have possessed thy holy people as nothing: our enemies have trodden down thy sanctuary.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The people of thy holinesse haue possessed [it] but a little while: our aduersaries haue troden downe thy Sanctuarie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— that we may inherit a small part of thy holy mountain.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The people of thy holiness have possessed [it] but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
of thy holiness 6944
{6944} Prime
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
have possessed 3423
{3423} Prime
A primitive root; to occupy (be driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[it] but a little while: 4705
{4705} Prime
From H6819; petty (in size or number); adverbially a short (time).
our adversaries 6862
{6862} Prime
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding).
have trodden down 947
{0947} Prime
A primitive root; to trample (literally or figuratively).
<8790> Grammar
Stem - Polel (See H8847)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 41
thy sanctuary. 4720
{4720} Prime
From H6942; a consecrated thing or place, especially a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 63:18

_ _ people of ... holiness — Israel dedicated as holy unto God (Isaiah 62:12; Deuteronomy 7:6).

_ _ possessed — namely, the Holy Land, or Thy “sanctuary,” taken from the following clause, which is parallel to this (compare Isaiah 64:10, Isaiah 64:11; Psalms 74:6-8).

_ _ thy — an argument why God should help them; their cause is His cause.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 63:15-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 63:18

People — The people set apart for his servants. A little while — Comparatively to the promise, which was for ever. Sanctuary — The temple.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 63:18

The people of thy holiness have possessed [it] but a little (x) while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

(x) That is, in respect to the promise, which is perpetual: even though they had now possessed the land of Canaan for 1400 years: and thus they lament, to move God rather to remember his covenant, than to punish their sins.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Exodus 19:4-6 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. ... And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that [are] upon the face of the earth.
Deuteronomy 26:19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
Daniel 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:


Isaiah 64:11-12 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste. ... Wilt thou refrain thyself for these [things], O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
Psalms 74:3-7 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; [even] all [that] the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. ... They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled [by casting down] the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
Lamentations 1:10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen [that] the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command [that] they should not enter into thy congregation.
Lamentations 4:1 How is the gold become dim! [how] is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
Matthew 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.
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Ex 19:4. Dt 7:6; 26:19. Ps 74:3. Is 62:12; 64:11. Lm 1:10; 4:1. Dn 8:24. Mt 24:2. 1P 2:9. Rv 11:2.

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