(The previous post covered prophecies concerning Jerusalem, Tyre, the coming captivity, the Tribulation, and Millennium.)
1 O Jehovah, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things, even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth.
(Isaiah stated his will: He would exalt God and praise His Name. The reason: God does wonderful things, even the things He had already accomplished. This also referenced worship during the Millennium. Isaiah continued to give reasons for exalting and praising God...)
2 For thou hast made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3 Therefore shall a strong people glorify thee; a city of terrible nations shall fear thee.
4 For thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 As the heat in a dry place wilt thou bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
(…for God’s judgments and His blessings.)
6 And in this mountain will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples 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.
("Wine on the lees" meant wine that was protected and aged for a long time. This wine was refined by having been passed through a cloth.)
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that covereth all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He hath swallowed up death for ever; and the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken it.
(Millennial prophecy: Satan will be cast out and peace will be on earth. Tears will be wiped away at the end of the Millennium, once everything has been experienced and felt. God will help us deal with all of our negative feelings. Paul referenced this verse in 1 Corinthians 15:54.)
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 Jehovah; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
(This will be stated by the people during the Millennium.)
10 For in this mountain will the hand of Jehovah rest; and Moab shall be trodden down in his place, even as straw is trodden down in the water of the dung-hill.
(Christ will rest in "this mountain" (Jerusalem/Zion) during the Millennium. During this time, Moab (from Lot) will be defeated and will serve Israel.)
11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim; but Jehovah will lay low his pride together with the craft of his hands.
12 And the high fortress of thy walls hath he brought down, laid low, and brought to the ground, even to the dust.
(God's enemies will be judged.)
1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks.
(During the Millennium, Judah will sing a song of victory.)
2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth faith may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
(God kept those in "perfect peace" who kept their mind on Him. The cause being trusting/faith in God.)
4 Trust ye in Jehovah for ever; for in Jehovah, even Jehovah, is an everlasting rock.
(The reason and benefit for trusting in God: in God was everlasting strength.)
5 For he hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city: he layeth it low, he layeth it low even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down; even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
(The wicked will be judged.)
7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou that art upright dost direct the path of the just.
(God, who was the most upright, directed the path of the just. The just were those who lived uprightly by God.)
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Jehovah, have we waited for thee; to thy name, even to thy memorial name, is the desire of our soul.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
(God's judgments will teach us of His Righteousness. Those who see God's judgments will experience His Righteousness.)
10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.
11 Jehovah, thy hand is lifted up, yet they see not: but they shall see thy zeal for the people, and be put to shame; yea, fire shall devour thine adversaries.
(The wicked will not hear or see God's works, by their own accord. They will be judged for the actions that are an effect of their choices.)
12 Jehovah, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all our works for us.
(God will ordain peace for those who walk uprightly because God works through those who live uprightly.)
13 O Jehovah our God, other lords besides thee have had dominion over us; but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all remembrance of them to perish.
(The "lords" who had ruled over Israel will be judged and destroyed for their wickedness.)
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Jehovah, thou hast increased the nation; thou art glorified; thou hast enlarged all the borders of the land.
16 Jehovah, in trouble have they visited thee; they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so we have been before thee, O Jehovah.
(The Jews had cried out to God in their pain.)
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead shall live; my dead bodies shall arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast forth the dead.
(The just will be resurrected. They will have the ability to repair.)
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
(The just will be protected.)
21 For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
(The unjust will be destroyed. They will not have the ability to repair.)
1 In that day Jehovah with his hard and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the swift serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will slay the monster that is in the sea.
(Armageddon: Satan will be defeated. When the word leviathan was used in the Bible (e.g., Job 41), it referred to an enemy of God.)
2 In that day: A vineyard of wine, sing ye unto it.
(Another song that will be sung to God during the Millennium.)
3 I Jehovah am its keeper; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
(God will (and does) protect and feed His vineyard: Israel/believers.)
4 Wrath is not in me: would that the briers and thorns were against me in battle! I would march upon them, I would burn them together.
(During the Millennium, God's wrath will cease against His vineyard because the Israelites during the Millennium will be joined to Christ and no longer scattered.)
5 Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; yea, let him make peace with me.
6 In days to come shall Jacob take root; Israel shall blossom and bud; and they shall fill the face of the world with fruit.
(Israel will grow and be profitable.)
7 Hath he smitten them as he smote those that smote them? or are they slain according to the slaughter of them that were slain by them?
8 In measure, when thou sendest them away, thou dost content with them; he hath removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.
(An east wind in the Bible always brought a curse. The east wind was always violent and rough in Judea.)
9 Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be forgiven, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: that he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more.
(Israel will be forgiven their iniquities when they repent. This repentance would be not only turning to God but also destroying the idols they once worshipped. Paul referenced this verse in Romans 11:27.)
10 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
(This verse concerned Babylon. It will be destroyed.)
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off; the women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have compassion upon them, and he that formed them will show them no favor.
(Women often carried fuel and this was why Isaiah would reference women setting the boughs (harvest) on fire.)
(God, who created the Babylonians, will not have compassion on them because they had no understanding. God was not the reason they did not have understanding. They had many experiences with God and His people.)
12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will beat off his fruit from the flood of the River unto the brook of Egypt; and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.
(Again, the Millennium. Israel will be gathered in the Promised Land and will make an eternal nation under Christ.)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great trumpet shall be blown; and they shall come that were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and they that were outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship Jehovah in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
(The trumpet in this verse was the same as in Matthew 24:31.)
(This post covered prophecies concerning the Millennial reign of Christ.)