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Isaiah 54:2–3

“Enlarge your house; build an addition.

Spread out your home, and spare no expense!

For you will soon be bursting at the seams.

Your descendants will occupy other nations

and resettle the ruined cities.

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Isaiah 54:2–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

“Enlarge the place of your tent,

stretch your tent curtains wide,

do not hold back;

lengthen your cords,

strengthen your stakes.

For you will spread out to the right and to the left;

your descendants will dispossess nations

and settle in their desolate cities.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“Enlarge the place of your tent,

and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;

do not hold back; lengthen your cords

and strengthen your stakes.

For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,

and your offspring will possess the nations

and will people the desolate cities.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Enlarge the place of thy tent,

And let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations:

Spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left;

And thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles,

And make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“Enlarge the place of your tent,

And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;

Do not spare;

Lengthen your cords,

And strengthen your stakes.

For you shall expand to the right and to the left,

And your descendants will inherit the nations,

And make the desolate cities inhabited.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Make your tent bigger;

stretch it out and make it wider.

Do not hold back.

Make the ropes longer

and its stakes stronger,

because you will spread out to the right and to the left.

Your children will take over other nations,

and they will again live in cities that once were destroyed.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations; spare not: lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes. For thou shalt spread abroad on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes. For thou shalt spread abroad on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall possess nations, and they shall make desolate cities to be inhabited.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Expand the space of your tent. 

Stretch out the curtains of your tent, and don’t hold back. 

Lengthen your tent ropes, and drive in the tent pegs. 

You will spread out to the right and left. 

Your descendants will take over other nations, 

and they will resettle deserted cities. 

Isaiah 54:2–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Enlarge the site of your tent,

and let your tent curtains be stretched out;

do not hold back;

lengthen your ropes,

and drive your pegs deep.

For you will spread out to the right and to the left,

and your descendants will dispossess nations

and inhabit the desolate cities.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Enlarge the site of your tent,

and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;

do not hold back; lengthen your cords

and strengthen your stakes.

For you will spread out to the right and to the left,

and your descendants will possess the nations

and will settle the desolate towns.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“Enlarge the site of your tent,

and let them stretch out the tent curtains of your dwelling place.

You must not spare; make your tent cords long

and strengthen your pegs,

for you will spread out to the right and to the left.

And your descendants will be heir to the nations,

and they will inhabit desolate towns.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“Make a large area for your tent.

Spread out its curtains.

Go ahead and make your tent wider.

Make its ropes longer.

Drive the stakes down deeper.

You will spread out to the right and the left.

Your children after you will drive out the nations that are now living in your land.

They will settle down in the deserted cities of those nations.

Isaiah 54:2–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Enlarge the place of your tent;

Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not;

Lengthen your cords

And strengthen your pegs.

“For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left.

And your descendants will possess nations

And will resettle the desolate cities.


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