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They will not labor in vain,
nor bear children who will experience calamity;
for they are the seed of the blessed of Yahweh,
and their offspring along with them. Bible

“children who will experience calamity.” The Hebrew text is more literally, “children for calamity,” but the meaning is children who will experience calamity (or “ruin”). The natural people who are allowed into the Millennial Kingdom at the Sheep and Goat judgment will have never experienced death, and so they will marry, bear children, age and die just as people do on earth now (cp. Ezek. 47:22, see commentary on Isa. 65:20). It is some of those people who Satan will deceive when he is let out of the Abyss at the end of the 1,000-year Millennial Kingdom (Rev. 20:1-3, 7-10). Christ’s Millennial Kingdom on earth will be a time of unprecedented safety and health, and the children will grow up healthy and safe.

[For more on the Sheep and Goat Judgment, see commentary on Matt. 25:32. For more on the Millennial Kingdom and the future reign of Christ on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].


Commentary for: Isaiah 65:23