2 Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.

Other Translations of Isaiah 26:2

King James Version

2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth truth: Heb. truths may enter in.

English Standard Version

2 Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.

The Message

2 Throw wide the gates so good and true people can enter.

New King James Version

2 Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

New Living Translation

2 Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 26:2

Commentary on Isaiah 26:1-4

(Read Isaiah 26:1-4)

"That day," seems to mean when the New Testament Babylon shall be levelled with the ground. The unchangeable promise and covenant of the Lord are the walls of the church of God. The gates of this city shall be open. Let sinners then be encouraged to join to the Lord. Thou wilt keep him in peace; in perfect peace, inward peace, outward peace, peace with God, peace of conscience, peace at all times, in all events. Trust in the Lord for that peace, that portion, which will be for ever. Whatever we trust to the world for, it will last only for a moment; but those who trust in God shall not only find in him, but shall receive from him, strength that will carry them to that blessedness which is for ever. Let us then acknowledge him in all our ways, and rely on him in all trials.