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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.
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.
25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
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.
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.
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.
25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Everything King James Bible:Isaiah
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Isaiah
Book: Isaiah
Chapter: 25

A song of praise. (1-5) A declaration of the Gospel blessings.
(6-8) The Destruction of the enemies of Christ's Church. (9-12)

1-5 However this might show the deliverance of the Jews out of
Captivity, it looked further, to the praises that should be
offered up to God for Christ's victories over our spiritual
enemies, and the comforts he has provided for all believers.
True Faith simply credits the Lord's Testimony, and relies On
his Truth to perform his promises. As God weakens the strong who
are proud and secure, So he strengthens the weak that are
humble, and stay themselves upon him. God protects his people in
all weathers. The Lord shelters those who trust in him from the
insolence of oppressors. Their insolence is but the noise of
strangers; it is like the heat of the Sun scorching in the
middle of the Day; but where is it when the Sun is set? The Lord
ever was, and ever will be, the Refuge of distressed believers.
Having provided them a shelter, he teaches them to flee unto it.

6-8 The kind reception of repentant sinners, is often in the
New Testament likened to a Feast. The guests invited are all
people, Gentiles as Well as Jews. There is that in the Gospel
which strengthens and makes glad the Heart, and is fit for those
who are under convictions of Sin, and mourning for it. There is
a Veil spread over all nations, for all sat in Darkness. But
this Veil the Lord will destroy, By the Light of his Gospel
shining in the world, and the power of his Spirit opening men's
eyes to receive it. He will raise those to spiritual Life who
were long dead in trespasses and sins. Christ will himself, in
his resurrection, triumph over Death. Grief shall be banished;
there shall be perfect and endless joy. Those that Mourn for Sin
shall be comforted. Those who suffer for Christ shall have
consolations. But in the joys of Heaven, and not short of them,
will fully be brought to pass this saying, God shall wipe away
all tears. The Hope of this should now do away over-sorrow, all
weeping that hinders sowing. Sometimes, in this world God takes
away the reproach of his people from among men; however, it will
be done fully at the great Day. Let us patiently Bear sorrow and
shame now; both will be done away shortly.

9-12 With joy and praise will those Entertain the glad tidings
of the Redeemer, who looked for him; and with a triumphant song
will glorified saints enter into the joy of their Lord. And it
is not in vain to wait for him; for the Mercy comes at last,
with abundant recompence for the delay. The hands once stretched
out upon the Cross, to make way for our Salvation, will at
length be stretched forth to destroy all impenitent sinners.
Moab is here Put for all adversaries of God's people; they shall
all be trodden down or threshed. God shall bring down the pride
of the enemies By one humbling Judgment after another. This
Destruction of Moab is typical of Christ's victory, and the
pulling down of Satan's strong holds. Therefore, beloved
brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord; for your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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