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FRAMEWORKS: Isaiah 27: Deliverance by Discipline of Israel



1.3 God's Outworking of the End Judgment Ch.24-27

Ch.24 The Lord's devastation of the earth

Ch.25 – Subsequent Praise to the Lord

Ch.26 An extension of the song of praise

Ch.27 Deliverance by Discipline of Israel


This Chapter:

v.1 Destruction of Satan

v.2-5 The Lord's Vineyard

v.6-9 Although strongly disciplined in the present she has a long-term future

v.10-13 When disciplined she looked terrible


[Introductory Comment: ‘In that day' signifies a continuation of the previous prophecies and songs that started in chapter



v.1 Destruction of Satan


v.1 (Continuing that end time – destruction of the serpent) In that day,

the Lord will punish with his sword –
    his fierce, great and powerful sword –
Leviathan the gliding serpent,
    Leviathan the coiling serpent;
he will slay the monster of the sea.



v.2-5 The Lord's Vineyard


v.2 (The vineyard is usually Israel) In that day  –

‘Sing about a fruitful vineyard:
v.3 (Lord watched over and blessed her)  I, the Lord, watch over it;
    I water it continually.
I guard it day and night
    so that no one may harm it.
v.4 (He would destroy wrong growth in the land) I am not angry.
If only there were briers and thorns confronting me!
    I would march against them in battle;
    I would set them all on fire.
v.5 (He would be open for them to turn back to Him) Or else let them come to me for refuge;
    let them make peace with me,
    yes, let them make peace with me.'



v.6-9 Although strongly disciplined in the present she has a long-term future


v.6 (Israel will yet ‘feed' the world) In days to come Jacob will take root,
    Israel will bud and blossom
    and fill all the world with fruit.

v.7 (Has judgment ended here? No [implied]) Has the Lord struck her
    as he struck down those who struck her?
Has she been killed
    as those were killed who killed her?
v.8 (Using war and exile he disciplines her) By warfare and exile you contend with her –
    with his fierce blast he drives her out,
    as on a day the east wind blows.
v.9 (This will change her and remove her sin) By this, then, will Jacob's guilt be atoned for,
    and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin:
when he makes all the altar stones
    to be like limestone crushed to pieces,
no Asherah poles or incense altars
    will be left standing.


v.10-13 When disciplined she looked terrible


v.10 (Jerusalem and its surroundings have known desolation) The fortified city stands desolate,
    an abandoned settlement, forsaken like the wilderness;
there the calves graze,
    there they lie down;
    they strip its branches bare.
v.11 (Nothing much is left of this people with little knowledge of God) When its twigs are dry, they are broken off
    and women come and make fires with them.
For this is a people without understanding;
    so their Maker has no compassion on them,
    and their Creator shows them no favour.

v.12 (The Lord will deal with the whole area…) In that day the Lord will thresh from the flowing Euphrates to the Wadi of Egypt, and you, Israel, will be gathered up one by one.

v.13 (… and the result will be all come to worship in Jerusalem) And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.



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