ASV - 1 Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near together to judgment.
Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.
In my opinion, the word "isles" in the cited passage is being used in its usual geographic sense to indicate the inclusiveness of the lands or areas of the earth (along with their idolatrous Gentile inhabitants) to which the message spoken in the chapter is directed (that is, to even the most remote regions), and with whom God intends to debate His cause.
All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.
A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.