|1 ¶ The word that Isaiah the
son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
.2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
- Concerning Judah and Jerusalem Chapter
1 was about "Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and
Hezekiah, kings of Judah." These were the days of the divided kingdom,
Israel in the north apostatized long before Judah, in the south, did.
2 - Mountain of the Lord A kingdom. Here the nations would flow into the holy mountain. Mt. Zion was the location of Jerusalem. On top was the temple. This is a symbol for the time when all the kingdoms will be the kingdoms of God. That temple is in heaven he0911. See is1109, for example. compare mi0602.
Babylon was called a mountain. "Babylon is suddenly fallen. . . . Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD . . . and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain. . . . The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof." (Jer. 51:8, 25, 41).
Micah 4:1-3 are essentially the same as verses 2-4 here. We make more observations there mi04.
5 - Walk in the light Sincere plea.
¶ Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because
they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines,
and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
.7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
.9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
|8 - Also ... idols Idol worship. These are the professed people of God.|
¶ Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the
LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
.11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
|The rock here is apparently Christ. Rocks for the wicked are at v19.|
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud
and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
.15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
- Day of the Lord The term occurs often and may mean the
time of severe punishment for a nation or for the whole world at the end
of human probation. The time for nations in the OT may be seen as symbolic
representations of the final day of the Lord.
See am0518, and for Jerusalem la0222, ez1305, zp0107, zc1401. For the world, 1th0502, 2pe0310. Also jl0115 and so on.
15 - High tower For example see 2ch2704.
And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the
earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he
ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
.21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
.22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
- Into ... the rocks ... for fear This is described also
You might want to read the whole page. You will also find there the shaking
and the mountains.
19 - Ariseth Compare da1201b.
21 - Glory The Father and the Son will punish the end-time wicked.
22 - Cease Then it will be very clear that we have no security at all except in Christ.