THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 25 ©
A thanksgiving of the people of God for the destruction of their enemies, v. 1. Especially of the city of Babel, 2. A prophecy concerning the calling of the Gentiles in the time of the Messiah, 6. And the deliverance of all believers, 7. As also the destruction of their enemies, 10.
O 1LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done 2wonderful things; thy counsels 3of old are 4faithfulness and truth.
5For thou hast 6made of a 7city an heap;a of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
Therefore shall 8the strong people glorify thee, the city 9of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
For thou hast been a strength 10to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge 11from the storm, a shadow from the heat, 12when 13the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, 14as the heat in a dry place; even the 15heat with the shadow of a cloud: the 16branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
¶ 17And in 18this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto 19all people 20a feast of fat things, a feast of 21wines on the lees,b22of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
And he will 23destroy in this mountain 24the face of the covering cast over all people, 25and the vail that is spread over all nations.
Hec will 26swallow up death 27in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off 28all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away 29from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
¶And it shall be said in that day, Lo, 30this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will 31save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice 32in his salvation.
For in this mountain shall 33the hand of the LORD rest, and 34Moab shall be trodden down 35under him, even as straw is trodden down 36for the dunghill.
And 37he shall spread forth 38his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and hed shall bring down 39their pride together 40with the spoils of their hands.
And 41the fortress of the high fort 42of thy walls shall 43he bring down, lay low, and bring 44to the ground, even to the dust.