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“He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.”

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Isaiah 57:2 Translation & Meaning

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He shall enter יָב֣וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) enter
into peace: שָׁל֔וֹם Safe, i.e., (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e., health, prosperity, peace peace
they shall rest יָנ֖וּחוּ To rest, i.e., settle down; used in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, intransitive, transitive and causative (to dwell, stay, let fall, place, let alone, withdraw, give comfort, etc.) rest
in עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications in
their beds, מִשְׁכְּבוֹתָ֑ם A bed (figuratively, a bier); abstractly, sleep; by euphemism, carnal intercourse beds
each one (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
walking הֹלֵ֖ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walking
in (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
his uprightness. נְכֹחֽוֹ׃ Straightforward, i.e., (figuratively), equitable, correct, or (abstractly), integrity uprightness

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  • 1  The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

  • 2  He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

  • 3  But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

  • 4  Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,


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