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Isaiah 25 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

25 A thanksgiving to God in that that he showeth himself judge of the world, by punishing the wicked, and maintaining the godly.

O Lord, thou [a]art my God: I will exalt thee, I will praise thy Name: for thou hast done wonderful things, according to the counsels of old, with a stable truth.

For thou hast made of a [b]city an heap, of a strong city, a ruin: even the place [c]of strangers of a city, it shall never be built.

Therefore shall the [d]mighty people give glory unto thee: the city of the strong nations shall fear thee.

For thou hast been a strength unto the poor, even a strength to the needy in his trouble, a refuge against the tempest, a shadow against the heat: for the blast [e]of the mighty is like a storm against the wall.

Thou shalt bring down the noise of the strangers, [f]as the heat in a dry place; he will bring down the song of the mighty, as [g]the heat in the shadow of a cloud.

And in this [h]mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, even a feast of fined wines, and of fat things full of marrow, of wines fined and purified.

And he will destroy in this mountain [i]the covering that covereth all people, and the veil that is spread upon all nations.

He will destroy death forever: and the Lord God will [j]wipe away the tears from all faces, and the rebuke of his people will he take away out of all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

And in that day shall men say, 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 rejoice and be joyful in salvation.

10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the Lord rest, and [k]Moab shall be threshed under him even as straw is threshed in [l]Madmenah.

11 And he shall stretch out his hand in the midst of them (as he that swimmeth stretcheth them out to swim) and with the strength of his hands shall he bring down their pride.

12 The defense also of the height of thy walls shall he bring down and lay low, and cast them to the ground, even unto the dust.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 25:1 Thus the Prophet giveth thanks to God because he will bring under subjection these nations by his corrections, and make them of his Church, which before were his enemies.
  2. Isaiah 25:2 Not only of Jerusalem, but also of these other cities which have been thine enemies.
  3. Isaiah 25:2 That is, a place whereas all vagabonds may live without danger, and as it were at ease, as in a palace.
  4. Isaiah 25:3 The arrogant and proud, which before would not know thee, shall by thy corrections fear and glorify thee.
  5. Isaiah 25:4 The rage of the wicked is furious, till God break the force thereof.
  6. Isaiah 25:5 Meaning, that as the heat is abated by the rain, so shall God bring down the rage of the wicked.
  7. Isaiah 25:5 As a cloud shadoweth from the heat of the sun, so shall God assuage the rejoicing of the wicked against the godly.
  8. Isaiah 25:6 To wit, in Zion, whereby he meaneth his Church, which should under Christ be assembled of the Jews and the Gentiles, and is here described under the figure of a costly banquet, as Matt. 22:2.
  9. Isaiah 25:7 Meaning, that ignorance and blindness, whereby we are kept back from Christ.
  10. Isaiah 25:8 He will take away all occasions of sorrow and fill his with perfect joy, Rev. 7:17 and 21:4.
  11. Isaiah 25:10 By Moab are meant all the enemies of his Church.
  12. Isaiah 25:10 There were two cities of this name: one in Judah, 1 Chron. 2:49, and another in the land of Moab, Jer. 48:2, which seemeth to have been a plentiful place of corn, Isa. 10:31.
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Isaiah 25 New International Version (NIV)

Praise to the Lord

25 Lord, you are my God;
    I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
    you have done wonderful things,
    things planned long ago.
You have made the city a heap of rubble,
    the fortified town a ruin,
the foreigners’ stronghold a city no more;
    it will never be rebuilt.
Therefore strong peoples will honor you;
    cities of ruthless nations will revere you.
You have been a refuge for the poor,
    a refuge for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the storm
    and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless
    is like a storm driving against a wall
    and like the heat of the desert.
You silence the uproar of foreigners;
    as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud,
    so the song of the ruthless is stilled.

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
    a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
    the best of meats and the finest of wines.
On this mountain he will destroy
    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
    he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
    from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
    from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.

In that day they will say,

“Surely this is our God;
    we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

10 The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain;
    but Moab will be trampled in their land
    as straw is trampled down in the manure.
11 They will stretch out their hands in it,
    as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim.
God will bring down their pride
    despite the cleverness[a] of their hands.
12 He will bring down your high fortified walls
    and lay them low;
he will bring them down to the ground,
    to the very dust.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 25:11 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
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