Isaiah 25

God Will Swallow Up Death Forever

1 O Lord, j you are my God;
k I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
for you have done wonderful things,
l plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
2 For you have made the city m a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the foreigners' palace is a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.
3 n Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
4 o For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
p a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
q for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
5 r like heat in a dry place.
You subdue the noise of the foreigners;
as heat by the shade of a cloud,
so the song of the ruthless is put down.

6 s On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
t of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7 And he will swallow up s on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
u the veil that is spread over all nations.
8 v He will swallow up death forever;
and w the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and x the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
y for the Lord has spoken.
9 It will be said on that day,
"Behold, this is our God; z we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
a let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation."
10 For the hand of the Lord will rest s on this mountain,
and b Moab shall be trampled down in his place,
as straw is trampled down in a dunghill. 1
11 c And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it
as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim,
but the Lord d will lay low his pompous pride together with the skill 2 of his hands.
12 And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down,
lay low, and cast to the ground, to the dust.

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 15:2
    The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 107:32
    Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
  3. Cross References
    2 Kings 19:25
    Have you not heard that I determined it long ago? I planned from days of old what now I bring to pass, that you should turn fortified cities into heaps of ruins.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 17:1
    An oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins.
    Jeremiah 51:37
    And Babylon shall become a heap of ruins, the haunt of jackals, a horror and a hissing, without inhabitant.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 18:7
    At that time tribute will be brought to the Lord of hosts from a people tall and smooth, from a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide, to Mount Zion, the place of the name of the Lord of hosts.
  6. Cross References
    Nahum 1:7
    The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 4:6
    There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.
  8. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 32:18
    And they shouted it with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify them, in order that they might take the city.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 32:2
    Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:2 - 3
    It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it.
    Isaiah 11:9
    They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
    Isaiah 24:23
    Then the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed, for the Lord of hosts reigns on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and his glory will be before his elders.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 63:5
    My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 25:6
    On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
  13. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 3:15
    Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts.
  14. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:54
    When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory.
    Hosea 13:14
    Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes.
  15. Cross References
    Revelation 7:17
    For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
    Isaiah 30:19
    For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.
  16. Cross References
    Isaiah 37:4
    It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the Lord your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.'
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:20
    But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
  18. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:8
    In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.
    Genesis 49:18
    I wait for your salvation, O Lord.
    Psalms 27:14
    Wait for the Lord ; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 9:14
    That I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 25:6
    On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 15:1
    An oracle concerning Moab. Because Ar of Moab is laid waste in a night, Moab is undone; because Kir of Moab is laid waste in a night, Moab is undone.
  22. Cross References
    Isaiah 16:12
    And when Moab presents himself, when he wearies himself on the high place, when he comes to his sanctuary to pray, he will not prevail.
  23. Cross References
    Isaiah 16:14
    But now the Lord has spoken, saying, "In three years, like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be very few and feeble.
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