There shall be no more, etc. This verse shows, that those who will return to Zion will enjoy a long life. The old man will complete his days, that is, the days which the natural constitution of man permits him to live; he will live as long as the former generations from Adam to Noah lived; the same is the case with עולל═עול ימים infant of days.27The infant will likewise complete his days; the time of infancy will be prolonged in the same proportion. ימות וגו׳ כי הנער בן טאה שנה.28The Hebrew text has the words והמת מת, which do not seem to harmonise with the context; from the words which follow, והוא בן מאה שנה, it may be inferred that the word נער, or the whole phrase כי הנער בן מאה שנה, is to be explained, and that the words והמת מת have to be replaced by הנער, or by the whole phrase נער .כי הנער בן מאה שנה is the period of life next to עול ימים. For the young man29A. V., The child. shall die one hundred years old, etc. The sinner who dies a hundred years old, will be cursed; for if he lived less than that, his infancy will plead for him, his mental faculties not yet being fully developed; but being a hundred years old he is a young man, and being then a sinner, he is cursed.30According to Jewish law the age of responsibility of man for his actions begins with the completion of the thirteenth year. Comp. בן שלש עשרה למצות (Aboth. 5:24). We learn from this verse that the world will at last be again as it was at the beginning.31That the life of man will equal in length that of the first generations from Adam to Noah, that is, the length of about a thousand years.