Unlike their oppressive rulers, the righteous survive the earth’s desolation while others resurrect.
1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah:Our city is strong; salvation he has set upas walls and barricades!2 Open the gates to let in the nationrighteous because it keeps faith.3 Those whose minds are steadfast, O Jehovah,you preserve in perfect peace,for in you they are secure.4 Ever trust in Jehovah,for Jehovah, Yah, is an everlasting Rock.5 He has put down the elite inhabitantsof the exalted cityby casting it to the ground,laying it even with the dust.6 It is trodden underfoot by the feet of the poor,by the footsteps of those impoverished.7 The path of the righteous is straight;you pave an undeviating course for the upright.8 In the very passage of your ordinanceswe anticipate you, O Jehovah;the soul’s desire is to contemplate your name.9 My soul yearns for you in the night;at daybreak my spirit within me seeks after you.For when your ordinances are on the earth,the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.10 Though favor be shown the wicked,they will not learn righteousness;in a land of uprightness they remain perverseand see not the glory of Jehovah.11 O Jehovah, your hand is lifted up,but they perceive it not.Let them perceive with dismayyour zeal for your peoplewhen the fire prepared for your enemiesconsumes them.12 O Jehovah, you bring about our peace;even all that we have accomplishedyou have done for us.13 O Jehovah, our God, lords other than youhave ruled over us,but you alone we recall by name.14 They are dead, to live no more,spirits who will not rise up;you appoint them to destruction,wiping out all recollection of them.15 You have enlarged the nation, O Jehovah,and by enlarging it gained glory for yourself;you have withdrawn all borders in the earth.16 O Jehovah, in their distress they remembered you;they poured out silent prayerswhen your chastisements were upon them.17 As a woman about to give birthcries out from her pangs during labor,so were we at your presence, O Jehovah.18 We were with child; we have been in labor,but have brought forth only wind.We have not wrought salvation in the earth,that the inhabitants of the world might not fall.a19 Yet shall your dead live when their bodiesb arise.You will say to them,Awake, and sing for joy,you who abide in the dust:your dew is the dew of sunrise!For the earth shall cast up its dead.20 Come, O my people, enter your chambersand shut the doors behind you;hide yourselves a little whileuntil the wrath is past.21 For now will Jehovah come out of his dwelling placeto punish the inhabitants of the earthfor their iniquities;the earth will uncover the blood shed upon itand no more conceal its slain.
A pseudonym of Jehovah God of Israel, who personifies everlasting salvation to his people who prove loyal and whose presence protects them during his millennial reign of peace.
A pseudonym of Jehovah God of Israel, who acts as a stronghold and sanctuary to his repentant people amidst the perils that befall the world's wicked inhabitants in his Day of Judgment.
A pseudonym of Jehovah's end-time servant, who exemplifies righteousness in a time of wickedness and restores Jehovah's pure ordinances before Jehovah's coming to reign on the earth.
A pseudonym of Jehovah's end-time servant, who exemplifies righteousness and establishes righteousness among Jehovah's people before Jehovah comes to reign on the earth.
A pseudonym of (1) the end-time king of Assyria/Babylon, whom Jehovah empowers to smite a wicked world; and (2) Jehovah's end-time servant, whom Jehovah empowers to deliver his people.
A pseudonym of Jehovah's end-time servant, who exemplifies Jehovah's zeal for his people in restoring them beyond their former glory and preparing the way for Jehovah's millennial reign of peace.
A chaos motif and pseudonym of the end-time king of Assyria/Babylon, who personifies the fire that consumes Jehovah's unrepentant people and the nations in a worldwide holocaust.
A chaos motif and pseudonym of the end-time king of Assyria/Babylon, who personifies the burning wind that obliterates Jehovah's unrepentant people and the nations after they are warned.
A pseudonym of Jehovah God of Israel, who personifies everlasting salvation to his repentant people, of which they haven't sufficiently testified to the inhabitants of the world.
A pseudonym of the end-time king of Assyria/Babylon, who personifies Jehovah's wrath toward his apostate people and the nations when Jehovah comes out in judgment against them.
And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
When Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, Rezin king of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, but could not overpower it.
Two generations of kings from the time Isaiah receives his prophetic commission, an expansionist Assyria threatens to invade the kingdom of Aram (Syria), the ten-tribed Northern Kingdom of Israel, and the Southern Kingdom of Judah and to annex them into its empire. When King Ahaz of Judah refuses to join Aram and Israel in an alliance to resist Assyria, they invade the Southern Kingdom to overthrow Ahaz and put a puppet ruler on his throne who will join their coalition. Ahaz, moreover, becomes an important type in the Book of Isaiah of an end-time ruler who proves disloyal to Israel’s God.