Isaiah 25
Salvation and Judgment on That Day
1 Lord, you are my God;#Ex 15:2; Ps 118:28; Is 7:13; 44:17
I will exalt you. I will praise your name,
for you have accomplished wonders,
plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
2For you have turned the city into a pile of rocks,#Is 17:1; 26:5
a fortified city, into ruins;
the fortress of barbarians#Col 3:11 is no longer a city;
it will never be rebuilt.
3Therefore, a strong people will honor you.
The cities of violent nations will fear you.
4For you have been a stronghold for the poor person,
a stronghold for the needy#Mt 11:29 in his distress,
a refuge from storms and a shade from heat.#Is 4:6; 32:2
When the breath of the violent
is like a storm against a wall,
5like heat in a dry land,
you will subdue the uproar of barbarians.
As the shade of a cloud cools the heat of the day,
so he will silence the song of the violent.
6On this mountain,#25:6 = Mount Zion#Is 2:2-4
the Lord of Armies will prepare for all the peoples a feast of choice meat,#Is 24:23; Rv 19:9
a feast with aged wine, prime cuts of choice meat,#25:6 Lit wine, fat full of marrow fine vintage wine.
7On this mountain
he will destroy the burial shroud,
the shroud over all the peoples,
the sheet covering all the nations;#2Co 3:15-16; Eph 4:18
8he will destroy death forever.#Hs 13:14; 1Co 15:54; Rv 21:4
The Lord God will wipe away the tears
from every face#Is 30:19; 35:10; 51:11; 65:19; Rv 7:17; 21:4
and remove his people’s disgrace#Ps 89:50-51; Is 51:7; 54:4; Mt 5:11; 1Pt 4:14
from the whole earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9On that day it will be said,
“Look, this is our God;
we have waited for him, and he has saved us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him.
Let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”#Is 35:1-2,10; 66:10
10For the Lord’s power will rest on this mountain.
But Moab#Nm 24:17; Is 15:1 will be trampled in his place#25:10 Or trampled under him
as straw is trampled in a dung pile.
11He will spread out his arms in the middle of it,
as a swimmer spreads out his arms to swim.
His pride will be brought low,
along with the trickery of his hands.#Is 2:10-12,15-17; 16:6,14
12The high-walled fortress will be brought down,
thrown to the ground, to the dust.#Is 26:5-6

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