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Isaiah 25 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Song of God’s Faithfulness

25 Lord Yahweh, you are my glorious God!

    I will exalt you and praise your name forever,
    for you have done so many wonderful things.
    Well-thought-out plans you formed in ages past;
    you’ve been faithful and true to fulfill them all!
The city that was once mighty[a]
    you’ve turned into a heap of rubble;
    the fortified city now lies in ruins.
    The foreigner’s fortress is no more and will never be rebuilt.
Therefore, superpower nations will glorify you
    and the cities of terrorist nations will revere you.
You have been a fortress-protector for the poor,
    a mighty stronghold for the needy in their distress,
    a shelter from the sudden storm,
    and a shade from the shimmering heat of the day.
    For the fury of tyrants
    was like a winter windstorm battering against the wall,
and like the heat of a drought in a desert land;
    but you subdued the heat under the shade of clouds.
    You alone silence the song of tyrants.

The Rich Feast of the Lord

The Lord Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies,
    will host a rich feast on this mountain[b] for all peoples—
    a feast with plenty of meat and well-aged wine,
    with an abundance of food and the finest of wine.
And on this mountain, he will destroy the shroud[c]
    wrapped around all the people, the veil spread over all nations.
It is the gloom of death![d]
    He will swallow it up in victory forever![e]
    And God, Lord Yahweh, will wipe away
    every tear from every face.[f]
    He will remove every trace of disgrace
    that his people have suffered throughout the world,
    for the Lord Yahweh has promised it!
In that day they will say,
    “Behold! This is our God!
    We’ve waited[g] for him, and he saved us!
    This one, the Lord Yahweh—he is worth the wait![h]
    We will keep shouting with joy
    as we find our bliss in his salvation-kiss!”
10 The mighty, gracious hand of the Lord Yahweh
    will rest upon this mountain,
    but the Moabites will be trampled under his feet
    as straw gets trampled into the manure.[i]
11 They will stretch out their arms in it
    like a swimmer stretches out his arms to swim,
    yet God will bring down their pride,
    and they will thrash and sink despite their struggle.[j]
12 He will tear down the high walls of Moab’s fortresses
    and flatten them into the dust.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 25:2 That is, Babylon. See Jer. 50–52; Rev. 17–18.
  2. Isaiah 25:6 That is, the Zion-realm, the higher realm of glory that is offered to the church. We have already come to the top of this mountain! This feast is the love-feast and the fellowship with Christ that we experience in the family of God. See Ps. 36:8; 63:5; Isa. 55:1-2; Heb. 12:2-24. The seven significant mountains in the Bible are Moriah, Sinai, Gerizim, Nebo, Carmel, Calvary, and Zion.
  3. Isaiah 25:7 Or “the face of the shroud.”
  4. Isaiah 25:8 The gloom of death is like a shroud over every life. The curse of death is defeated in Christ so that all may come to the rich, joyous feast of the Lord. See 1 Cor. 15:54-56.
  5. Isaiah 25:8 The Hebrew word netsach can mean “victory” or “forever.” The translation includes both concepts. Netsach comes from a root word that means “to glitter from afar, to excel.” Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, and ascension have brought an endless victory, endless life, and the conquest of every enemy. Now he waits for his sons and daughters to arise and become the second witness to his eternal victory. See Rom. 8:19-21; 2 Cor. 13:1; Heb. 2:6-13.
  6. Isaiah 25:8 See Rev. 21:4.
  7. Isaiah 25:9 The Hebrew word qavah (the root word for “rope”) means “to wait, to entwine.” Waiting on God means binding and connecting our hearts to who God is and to his promise. The Hebrew concept of waiting on the Lord is never a passive thing but active, full of expectation.
  8. Isaiah 25:9 Or “We waited for him!”
  9. Isaiah 25:10 Or “as straw is trampled down at Madmenah (a village outside Jerusalem).” Madmenah can also be translated “dung heap.” See Isa. 10:31.
  10. Isaiah 25:11 The Hebrew of this clause is uncertain.
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