Praise for deliverance ( 25: 1-5 )
The set of chapters 25, 26 and 27 of Isaiah has been called "Book of Songs".Here the Israeli remnant restored praise the Lord for his release through the Great Tribulation. The enemy cities (not necessarily any particular city) were sprayed, causing the nations to recognize the power of the Lord. For his people God has given all that was needed.
People first praises God for his release, for three reasons:
Praise for the millennial blessings (25: 6-8)
Then the people praise God for two millennium of blessings: the wedding supper and the removal of the cover that covers all people:
The reason for the removal of the cover is given in verse 8. There are three factors:
The Lord gives his assurance as he himself said, and it certainly said will happen.
Praise for the judgment of Israel's enemies (25: 9-12)
The people will praise God for his expected salvation from the hands of enemies, and rejoice at trial that will bring on them. Israel's enemies will be shamefully humiliated.
Verses 10 to 12 are understood in different ways:
1 LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2 For You have made a city a ruin, a fortified city a ruin, a palace of foreigners to be a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore the strong people will glorify You; The city of the terrible nations will fear You.
4 For You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 You will reduce the noise of aliens, as heat in a dry place; as heat in the shadow of a cloud, the song of the terrible ones will be diminished.
6 And in this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of well-refined wines on the lees.
7 And He will destroy on this mountain the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.
9 And it will be said in that day: "Behold, 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."
10 For on this mountain the hand of the LORD will rest, And Moab shall be trampled down under Him, as straw is trampled down for the refuse heap.
11 And He will spread out His hands in their midst As a swimmer reaches out to swim, And He will bring down their pride Together with the trickery of their hands.
Isa 25:12 The fortress of the high fort of your walls He will bring down, lay low, And bring to the ground, down to the dust.
Chapter 25, verses 1 to 12