4 1 The small remnant of men after the destruction of Jerusalem. 2 The graces of God upon them that remain.
1 And in that day shall [a]seven women take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and we will wear our own garments: only [b]let us be called by thy name, and take away our [c]reproach.
2 In that day shall the [d]bud of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and pleasant for them that are escaped of Israel.
3 Then he that shall be left in Zion, and he that shall remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, and every one shall be [e]written among the living in Jerusalem,
4 When the Lord shall wash the filthiness of the daughters of Zion, and purge the [f]blood of Jerusalem out of the midst thereof by the spirit of [g]judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
5 And the Lord shall create upon every place of mount Zion, and upon the assemblies thereof, [h]a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the [i]glory shall be a defense.
6 And a covering shall be for a shadow in the day for the heat, and a place of refuge and a covert for the storm [j]and for the rain.
Isaiah 4:1When God shall execute this vengeance, there shall not be one man found to be the head to many women, and they contrary to womanly shamefacedness, shall seek unto men, and offer themselves to any condition.
Isaiah 4:1Be thou our husband, and let us be called thy wives.
Isaiah 4:1For so they thought it to be without an head and husband.
Isaiah 4:2He comforteth the Church in this desolation, which shall spring up like a bud, signifying that God’s graces should be as plentiful toward the faithful, as though they sprang out of the earth, as Isa. 45:8. Some by the bud of the Lord mean Christ.
Isaiah 4:3He alludeth to the book of life, whereof read Exod. 32:32, meaning, God’s secret counsel, wherein his elect are predestinate to life everlasting.
Isaiah 4:4That is, the cruelty, extortion, avarice, and all wickedness.
Isaiah 4:4When things shall be redressed that were amiss.
Isaiah 4:5He alludeth to the pillar of the cloud, Exod. 13:21, meaning, that God’s favor and protection should appear in every place.
Isaiah 4:5The faithful are called the glory of God, because his image and tokens of his grace shine in them.
Isaiah 4:6God promiseth to be the defense of his Church against all troubles and dangers.
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