Look on Zion, the city of our solemnities: your eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down…
(vers. 20-23): — As the existence of Jerusalem was imperilled, the first promise of Isaiah was that Jerusalem should still exist — "Thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation," and so on; but, further, inasmuch as during the siege many unbelieving persons had found fault with the position of Jerusalem, because it was not surrounded by a river, the promise is given that she shall have a glorious position — "There the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams"; nay, more than this, as a climax of blessing, she is promised perpetual triumph over all her enemies, since in her streams "shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby"; or, if they come they shall prove a wreck — "Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail."
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
WEB: Look at Zion, the city of our appointed festivals. Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, a tent that won't be removed. Its stakes will never be plucked up, nor will any of its cords be broken.