Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Isaiah 54:4


Don’t be afraid, for you will not be put to shame! Don’t be intimidated, 1  for you will not be humiliated! You will forget about the shame you experienced in your youth; you will no longer remember the disgrace of your abandonment. 2 


Isa 41:10,14; Isa 45:16,17; Isa 61:7; Jer 31:19; Eze 16:22,43,60-63; Ho 3:1-5; 1Pe 2:6

NET © Notes

tn Or “embarrassed”; NASB “humiliated…disgraced.”

tn Another option is to translate, “the disgrace of our widowhood” (so NRSV). However, the following context (vv. 6-7) refers to Zion’s husband, the Lord, abandoning her, not dying. This suggests that an אַלְמָנָה (’almanah) was a woman who had lost her husband, whether by death or abandonment.

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