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Isaiah 29:17


In just a very short time 1  Lebanon will turn into an orchard, and the orchard will be considered a forest. 2 


Isa 5:6; Isa 32:15; Isa 35:1,2; Isa 41:19; Isa 49:5,6; Isa 55:13; Isa 63:18; Isa 65:12-16; Eze 20:46,47; Ho 1:9,10; Ho 3:4; Mic 3:12; Hab 2:3; Hag 2:6; Zec 11:1,2; Mt 19:30; Mt 21:18,19; Mt 21:43; Ro 11:11-17; Ro 11:19-27; Heb 10:37

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew text phrases this as a rhetorical question, “Is it not yet a little, a short [time]?”

sn The meaning of this verse is debated, but it seems to depict a reversal in fortunes. The mighty forest of Lebanon (symbolic of the proud and powerful, see 2:13; 10:34) will be changed into a common orchard, while the common orchard (symbolic of the oppressed and lowly) will grow into a great forest. See J. N. Oswalt, Isaiah (NICOT), 1:538.

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