Loading

Isaiah Twenty Five

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

(taken from the Defender's Study Bible)

Navigate to Verse

Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

Isaiah 25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

Isaiah 25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

Isaiah 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Isaiah 25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

covering cast over all people. This “covering” and “vail” probably refers to the death shroud, which eventually covers every face. This will be removed in the coming resurrection.

spread over all nations. Despite the widespread human opinion that every nation has its own religion and should be encouraged to practice it, the Bible clearly teaches—here and elsewhere—that all nations are blinded, cut off from God's truth by a deadly veil. Satan, the “god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Only when the true saving gospel of Christ reaches their minds and hearts, then that “vail is done away in Christ” (2 Corinthians 3:14).

Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

swallow up death. This event will be fulfilled in the promised resurrection. This verse is quoted in the classic resurrection passage (1 Corinthians 15:54).

wipe away tears. Note Revelation 7:17; 21:4.

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

waited for Him. “Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). See also 2 Timothy 4:8.

Isaiah 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

Isaiah 25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

Isaiah 25:12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.