21:1 The burden of the desert of the [G omits] sea. As [G: +the] whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible [use to pass from the wilderenss, so shall it come from the horrible] land. [L 21:1 The vision of the desert. As though a whirlwind should pass through the desert, coming from a desert, even from such a land,]

21:2 A grievous vision is declared [G: was shewed] unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth [G: transgressor against a transgressor, and the destroyer against a destroyer]. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O [G: besiege] Media; all the sighing thereof have I made [G: I have caused all the mourning thereof] to cease. [L 21:2 so a fearful and a grievous vision was declared to me: he that is treacherous deals treacherously, the transgressor transgresses. The Elamites are upon me, and the ambassadors of the Persians come against me: now will I groan and comfort myself.]      qtext

21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain [G: sorrow; L: feebleness, and]: pangs [G: sorrows] have taken hold upon [G: taken; L: seized] me, as the pangs of [G: the sorrows of; L omits] a woman that travaileth [L: travailing woman]: I was bowed down [L: dealt wrongfully] at the hearing of it [G: when I heard it; L: that I might not hear]; I was dismayed [G: was amazed; L: hasted] at the seeing of it [G: when I saw it; L: that I might not see].      qtext

21:4 My heart panted [G: failed], fearfulness affrighted [G: troubled] me: the night of my pleasure [G: pleasures] hath he turned into fear unto me. [L 21:4 My heart wanders, and transgression overwhelms me; my soul is occupied with fear.]

21:5 Prepare [G: +thou] the table, watch in the watchtower [L omits], eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield [L: prepare your shields].      qtext

21:6 For thus hath the Lord said [L: said the Lord] unto me, Go, set [L: and station] a watchman, let him declare [G: to tell; L: and declare] what he seeth [L: whatever thou shalt see].

21:7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of [G: two] horsemen, a chariot of asses [G: an ass], and a chariot of camels [G: a camel]; and he hearkened diligently with much [G: and took diligent] heed: [L 21:7 And I saw two mounted horsemen, and a rider on an ass, and a rider on a camel.]

21:8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights [G: watch every night]: [L 21:8 Hearken with great attention, and call thou Urias to the watch-tower: the Lord has spoken. I stood continually during the day, and I stood in the camp all night:]      qtext

21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen [G: this man's chariot cometh with two horsemen; L: he comes riding in a chariot and pair]. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, [G: +it] is fallen; and all the graven [G: the; L: her] images of her gods he hath broken unto [L: and her idols have been crushed to] the ground.

[Isa 21:10-17 omitted]


(Isa 21:2) GF8: 58 [307]

(Isa 21:3) JN1: 531; JWJM 150

(Isa 21:5-8) DFR 93

(Isa 21:8) HPS 223; SIW 96, 131


(Isa 21:2)

GF8:58 (1674): Christ's kingdom stands not in word, but in power [1 Cor 4:20], and in righteousness, and in joy in the holy ghost [Rom 14:17]; whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom [Dan 4:3], and the riches in it are everlasting. Blessed are all they that are heirs and possessors of this, their minds and hearts are kept over all fading things, and the riches that have wings [Prov 23:5], that the spoiler may spoil [Isa 21:2].

(Isa 21:3)

JWJM 150 (1767): ...I was covered with sorrow and heaviness on account of the prevailing spirit of this world, introducing customs grievous and oppressive on one hand, and cherishing pride and wantonness on the other. In this lonely walk and state of abasement and humiliation, the state of the church in these parts was opened before me, and I may truly say with the prophet, "I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it [Isa 21:3]."

(Isa 21:5-8)

[Other texts citing Isa 21:5-8: DFR 93 (Mat 5:13f)]

(Isa 21:8)

[Other texts citing Isa 21:8: SIW 96 (John 12:36)]

SIW 131 (Mary Alexander, 18–): I was often too apt to cast away my confidence in holy help; and not enough careful to abide at all times on the watch-tower; nor always willing enough to stay in the ward this whole dark night [Isa 21:8]. Alas! How hardly does the creaturely part bend to suffering.


[Isa 22:1-11 omitted]

22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning , and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:      qtext

22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink [G: eating and drinking]; for to morrow we shall die.

[Isa 22:13: cf 1 Cor 15:32]

22:14 And it was revealed [G: declared] in mine [G: the] ears by the LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

22:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over [G: to that treasurer, to Shebna, the steward of] the house, and say,

22:16 What hast thou [G: +to do] here? and whom hast thou here< that thou hast hewed [G: shouldst here hew] thee out a sepulchre here [G omits] , as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and [G: in a high place, or] that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?

22:17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty [G: great] captivity, and will surely cover thee.

22:18 He will surely violently turn and toss [G: roll and turh] thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.

22:19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down [G: out of thy dwelling will he destroy thee].

22:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will [G: in that day will I] call my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah :

22:21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government [G: with thy garments will I clothe him, and with thy girdle will I strengthen him: thy power also will I commit] into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall [G: no man shall (2x)] shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.      qtext

[Isa 22:22 cf Rev 3:7]

22:23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne [G: the throne of glory] to his father's house.

22:24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity [G: even of the nephews and posterity, all small vessels], from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons [G: instruments of music].

22:25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down [G: depart and shall be broken], and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the Lord has spoken it.


(Isa 22:12) GF5: 441

(Isa 22:12f) JN1: 66; JN2: 248

(Isa 22:13) WPR 95 [cf 1 Cor 15:32]

(Isa 22:22) DGA 80; GF3: 236; GFT 114; MFU 93; IP2: 449; IP4: 354 [cf Rev 3:7]


(Isa 22:12)

GF5:441 (1678): Now, making baldness on the head was a judgment to some.... [cites Mic 1:16, Amos 8:10, Ezek 27:30f, Ezek 7:17f, Jer 48:37, Isa 22:12, Isa 15:2f, Isa 3:24, Job 1:20]. So this manner of shaving heads, was sometimes as a judgment, and sometimes through trials and troubles....

(Isa 22:22)

[Other texts citing Isa 22:22: GF3:236 (Luk 11:52), IP2:449 (Isa 25:7)]


[23:1-7 omitted]

23:8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city [G: decreed this against Tyrus (that crowneth men)], whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth [G: chapmen are the nobles of the world]?

23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it [G: decreed this], to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of [G: them that be glorious in] the earth.      qtext

[Isa 23:9: cf Jer 13:9]

23:10 Pass through thy land as a river, O [G: like a flood to the] daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.

23:11 He stretched out his hand over [G: upon] the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city [G: concerning the place of merchandise], to destroy the strong holds [G: power] thereof.

23:12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter [G: rejoice when thou art oppressed: O virgin daughter] of Zidon: arise, pass [G: rise up, go] over to Chittim; there also [G: yet there] shalt thou have no rest.

23:13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian [G: this was no people: Asshur] founded it for them that dwell in [G: by the inhabitants of] the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.

23:14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste .

23:15 And it shall come to pass [G omits] in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days[G: years] of one king ; after [G: at] the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

23:16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many [G: more] songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

23:17 And it shall come to pass [G omits] after [G: at] the end of seventy years, that the LORD will [G: shall the Lord] visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire [G: return to her wages], and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth [G: earth, that are in the world].

[Isa 23:17, cf Rev 17:2]

23:18 And her merchandise and her hire [G: Yet her occupying and her wages] shall be holiness to [G: holy unto] the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for [G: laid up nor kept in store; but] for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for [G: to have] durable clothing.


(Isa 23:9) GFJN 36, 242; GF3: 7 (EB), 71, 87, 138, 172, 410; GF4: 175, 315; GF7: 100 [92], 124 [130]; GF8: 257 [397]; MFU 320; JN2: 265 (A); IP2: 313; EQ 392, 393; WPR 366; [cf Jer 13:9]

(Isa 23:11) WPR 317; WPT 132

(Isa 23:17) GF2: 289


(Isa 23:9)

[Other texts citing Isa 23:9: GF4:315 (Heb 12:17), GF7:124 (John 5:41)]

GF3:410 [1659]: The honour of the hat, the putting of it off, is an earthly honour of the earthly Adam in the fall, in the transgression, which Christ the second Adam, the Lord from heaven, not of the earthly [1 Cor 15:47], comes to redeem man out of; he receives it not, he will have none of it, but the honour that comes from above [John 5:41,44], and cometh to stain the honour that is from below [Isa 23:9]....

JN2:265 (unsigned, 1655): A paper showing the glory of man that God will stain, and shows the glory of God that cannot be stained [Isa 23:9].... But God is staining the glory of man: they which dwell in the eternal, where the glory of it is not seeked for, seeth with the eternal light how God hath stained and doth it stain daily, and so bring his glory to himself, and brings man's honor and glory into contempt [Isa 23:9].

EQ 392 (George Fox "the Younger" to Charles II, 1660): He (the living God) did then appear in contemptible instruments (as to outward appearance), as tradesmen, ploughmen, servants and the like, with some others, which I know thy father's party made a mock at, and even scorned them as it were, and thought it too low and too base a thing to engage war against such a contemptible people. Yet in such, I say, did the Lord appear to carry on that work which he had determined, even to bring down the loftiness of Man [Isa 2:17] and to stain the pride and glory of flesh [Isa 23:9], and that thy father's party might have come to see that they were but men, made of the same earth and blood that others were.


24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and [G: +he] maketh it waste, and [G: he] turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

24:2 And it [G: there] the people shall be, as with the [G: like (5x)] people, so with the [G: like (5x)] priest; as with the servant, so with his master;as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him [G: like giver, like taker to usury.].      qtext

24:3 The land shall be utterly [G: clean] emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.

24:4 The earth mourneth [G: lamenteth] and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty [G: is feeble and decayed: the proud] people of the earth do languish [G: are weakened].

24:5 The earth also is defiled under [G: deceiveth because of] the inhabitants thereof; because [G: for] they have transgressed the laws, [G: +they] changed the ordinance, broken [G: ordinances, and brake] the everlasting covenant.      qtext

24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein [G: the inhabitants thereof] are desolate: therefore [G: wherefore] the inhabitants of the earth are burned [G: +up], and few men [G: are] left.


(Isa 24) IP3: 339

(Isa 24:1-6) GF6: 451

(Isa 24:2) GF7: 90 [79]

(Isa 24:3-13) GF5: 11

(Isa 24:4f) GF8: 265 [397]

(Isa 24:5) JN2: 265 (A)

(Isa 24:5f) GF5: 408; IP3: 274


(Isa 24:2)

GF7:90 (1654): And all who are servants, labour in love, as unto God, for "the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof [Psa 24:1];" and labour in singleness, as unto the Lord [Eph 6:5]. And all who have families, rule in the power and love of God, that that love may be head among you. For the time is coming, that it shall be, "as with the servant, so with the master; and as with the maid, so with her mistress. [Isa 24:2]" For it is one seed that hath raised them up with one power, out of one grave, one death, which seed all the promises of God are to; and as thou passest out of death, thou shalt witness the promises of God fulfilled, which are to the seed, destroying the one and raising up the other in thee.

(Isa 24:5f)

IP3:274 (1672): Do ye not read God's charge against the whole earth, Isa 24:5, that they had transgressed the law, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant? Why, then they all had the law, had the ordinance, had the everlasting covenant; and for this cause it is that the curse and judgment comes upon them, ver. 6. So that this was the condemnation from the beginning, and this is the condemnation still, "that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil [John 3:19]."


24:7 The new [G omits] wine mourneth [G: faileth], the vine languisheth [G: hath no might], all the merryhearted [G: that were of merry heart] do sigh [G: mourn].

24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

24:9 They shall not drink wine with a song [G: mirth];

24:10 The city of confusion [G: vanity] is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.      qtext

24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land [G: world] is gone [G: +away].

24:12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

24:13 When [G: Surely] thus it shall be in the midst of the land [G: earth] among the people, there shall be [G omits] as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning [G omits] grapes when the vintage is done [G: ended].

24:14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty [G: shout for the magnificence] of the LORD, they shall cry aloud [G: rejoice] from the sea.

24:15 Wherefore glorify [G: praise] ye the LORD in the fires [G: valleys], even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs [G: praises], even glory to the righteous. But [G: just, and] I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto [G: is] me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously [transgressors have offended: yea, the transgressors have grievously offended] .

24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

[Isa 25:17 LXX (Fear, and a pit, and a snare, are upon you that dwell on the earth): cf Luk 21:35]

24:18 And it shall come to pass, that [G omits] he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of [G omits] the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

24:19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

24:20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard [G: drunken mna], and shall be removed like a cottage [G: tent]; and the transgression [G: iniquity] thereof shall be heavy upon it; and [G: so that] it shall fall, and not rise again [G: rise no more].      qtext

24:21 And it shall come to pass [G omits] in that day, that the LORD shall punish [G: shall the Lord visit] the host of the high ones that are [G: above that is] on high, and [G: even] the kings of the earth [G: world that are] upon the earth.

24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered [G omits] in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded [G: abashed], and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously [G: glory shall be before his ancient men].      qtext


(Isa 24:10) GF6: 474; GF8: 184f [361]; IP3: 141, 291 [cf Gen 11:1-9]

(Isa 24:14) RBA 437; RBAF 396

(Isa 24:20) IP3: 122, 465

(Isa 24:23) IP3: 366


(Isa 24:10)

[Other texts citing Isa 24:10: GF8:184f (Gen 11:1- 9)]

IP3:291 (1674): By the light and power of his Spirit he [Christ] begets a child of light; which child of light he brings out of Egypt, the dark land [Exo 10:21f]; out of Sodom, the filthy, unclean land; out of Babylon, the land and city of confusion [Isa 24:10] (where the Spirit of the living God [2 Cor 3:3], and the holy order of life, and his precious government in the heart, is not so much as known), and brings him into the light, where he and his Father dwells.

(Isa 24:20)

[Other texts citing Isa 24:20: IP3:122 (Isa 2:12)]

(Isa 24:23)

IP3:366 (1675): Oh! glory to the Lord for what he hath done in and for a despised people (who were no people before the Lord made them one), who hath brought them to Zion, his holy mountain, where he dwells [Joel 3:17] and reigns.... The little, innocent babes taste somewhat of his holy dominion and power, and of his kingdom of peace and righteousness [Rom 14:17]; but in his ancients his light shines very brightly, and before them he reigneth gloriously [Isa 24:23]....


25:1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth [G: according to the counsels of old with a stable truth]      qtext

25:2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced [G: strong] city a ruin: a [G: even the] palace of strangers to be no [G: of a] city; it shall never be built.

25:3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify [G: mighty people give glory to] thee, the city of the terrible [G: strong] nations shall fear thee.

25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress [G: trouble], a refuge from the storm [G: against the tempest], a shadow from [G: against] the heat, when [G: for] the blast of the terrible ones is as [G: might is like] a storm against the wall.      qtext

25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low [G: he will bring down the song of the mighty, as the heat in the shadow of a cloud].

25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees [G: fined wines, and], of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined [G: fined and purified].      qtext

25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of [G omits] the covering cast over [G: that covereth] all people, and the vail that is spread over [G: upon] all nations.      qtext


(Isa 25:1) GF7: 22 [13]

(Isa 25:4) JWJM 174

(Isa 25:6) JN1: 50; IP3: 4, 280, 368, 380, 437, 462, 496; IP4: 82, 169, 188, 227, 249, 258, 355, 404; HPS 49, 147, 204; 341 (EB); WTG 128f, 268 (EH)

(Isa 25:6f) GF5: 412; GF8: 300 [410]; GFEJ 462; IP3: 330, 353, 417; IP4: 119 [cf 1 Cor 15:54, Rev 21:4]

(Isa 25:7) GF5: 408; IP2: 3, 449; EQ 361; JSS 2, 31


(Isa 25:1)

[Other texts citing Isa 25:1: GF7:22 (Rev 13:6)]

(Isa 25:4)

JWJM 174 (1772): This day we had a meeting in the cabin, in which I was favoured in some degree to experience the fulfilling of that saying of the prophet, "The Lord hath been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in their distress [Isa 25:4]," for which my heart is bowed in thankfulness before Him.

(Isa 25:6)

[Other texts citing Isa 25:6: IP3:368 (Luk 14:15), IP3:496 (Rev 3:20), HPS 49 (John 6:51), HPS 341f (Mat 22:4)]

JN1:50 (1653): [The second man] has an ear open to hear what the Spirit saith [Rev 2:7 etc.]; by which he is taught when and how to pray, to sing, to fast or feast, and he feasteth of fat things [Isa 25:6] whereby the soul is nourished, and feeds not the lust; he feasts the inward man and not the outward....

WTG 268 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1752): We had one [meeting] in the evening at T. Marriott's where was a large number of Friends in which the power of truth was in great domination. It might in truth be said to be a feast of fall [sic] things with wine well refined [Isa 25:6].

(Isa 25:6f)

IP4:119 (1671): Yea, in this day the feast of fat things is made on God's holy mountain, of fat things full of marrow, and of wines on the lees well refined [Isa 25:6]. And in this mountain the veil of the covering (spread over the heart [2 Cor 3:15]) is done away [Isa 25:7/2 Cor 3:14]: for in the seed there is no feigned covering, but an opening of the unveiled eye, to see the unveiled life and power, even the revealed arm [Isa 53:1] of the Redeemer.

(Isa 25:7)

IP2:449 (1666): It was promised of old, that God would take away the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil spread over all nations [Isa 25:7]. Dost thou witness the promise fulfilled to thee? Dost thou know the difference between reading the Scriptures with veil on thee, and with the veil off? Are the Scriptures opened and unlocked to thee by the key of David [Isa 22:22/Rev 3:7], so that thou readest and understands them in the light of God's Holy Spirit; or is it thy own understanding and will at work of itself, in searching into the Scriptures?

JSS 31: How the divine life so unites with humanity, as to be capable of suffering, is a question too high for human wisdom; but it is the truth, and the only true way to salvation, learnt only in the rending of the veil, and in removing the covering that, in the first state, is spread over all nations [Isa 25:7].


25:8 He will swallow up death in victory [G: destroy death for ever]; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off [G: the tears from] all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off [G: out of] all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.     qtext

[Isa 25:8: cf 1 Cor 15:54]

25:9 And it shall be said in that day [G: 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 be glad [G: rejoice] and rejoice [G: be joyful] in his salvation.      qtext

25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down [G: threshed] under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill [G: threshed in Madmenah].

25:11 And he shall spread forth his hands [G: stretch out his hand] in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands [stretcheth them out] to swim: and [G: +with the strength of his hands] he shall [G: shall he] bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands [G omits].

25:12 And the fortress of the high fort [G: The defence also of the height] of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring [G: cast them] to the ground, even to the dust.


(Isa 25:8) IP2: 217; IP4: 262; JSS 35, 46 [cf 1 Cor 15:54]

(Isa 25:8f) GF4: 121; IP4: 119

(Isa 25:9) GF3: 231; GF5: 408; IP3: 51, 211; IP4: 2, 124; HPS 383 (EB)

(Isa 25:11) GF8: 257 [397]


(Isa 25:8)

[Other texts citing Isa 25:8: IP4:262 (1 Cor 15:54), JSS 46 (1 Cor 15:24f)]

IP2:217 (1661): The Scriptures testify of such a day, where in the Lord "alone shall be exalted [Isa 2:11]," and "wherein he will take away the rebuke of his people from off all the earth [Isa 25:8]," and bring down "all that is high and lifted up [Isa 2:12]" above the fear and Spirit of the Lord: and in this our age the Lord hath chosen many messengers to run up and down, and proclaim this day. And as sure as the Lord liveth, what he hath spoken shall come to pass, and not a tittle of it fall to the ground [Mat 5:18 | Luk 16:17G].

(Isa 25:9)

GF3:231 (1659): The grace of God which brings salvation [Tit 2:11], that teacheth the saints, is in the heart, and stablisheth it [Heb 13:9]. That which brings salvation and is their teacher, dwells within them; which brings them to say, "this is the Lord whom I have waited for [Isa 25:9]," where the everlasting life runs, and flows.

IP4:2 (167-?] Lo! This is our God; this is he whom we have sought after, and waited for [Isa 25:9]; and now his power is made manifest, now his righteousness and salvation is revealed [Isa 56:1], how can our souls but be glad and rejoice therein [Isa 25:9]! Yea, how can we conceal the good tidings of the day of our God, and of the gospel of his salvation, which hath arisen and broke in upon us! How can we but desire to awaken the minds of men out of their sleep....


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