Isa 27:1
27:1 In that {a} day the LORD with his severe and great and
     strong {b} sword shall punish leviathan the piercing
     serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall
     slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.

     (a) At the time appointed.
     (b) That is, by his mighty power, and by his word. He
         prophecies here of the destruction of Satan and his
         kingdom under the name of Liviashan, Assur, and Egypt.

Isa 27:2
27:2 In that day sing ye to her, A vineyard {c} of red wine.

     (c) Meaning, of the best wine, which this vineyard, that
         is, the Church would bring forth, as most agreeable to
         the Lord.

Isa 27:4
27:4 Fury {d} [is] not in me: who would set the briers [and]
     thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I
     would burn them together.

     (d) Therefore he will destroy the kingdom of Satan, because
         he loves his Church for his own mercies sake, and cannot
         be angry with it, but wishes that he may pour his anger
         on the wicked infidels, whom he means by briers and

Isa 27:5
27:5 Or let him {e} take hold of my strength, [that] he may make
     peace with me; [and] he shall make peace with me.

     (e) He marvels that Israel will not come by gentleness,
         unless God make them to feel his rods, and so bring
         them to him.

Isa 27:6
27:6 {f} He shall cause them that descend from Jacob to take
     root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of
     the world with fruit.

     (f) Though I afflict and diminish my people for a time, yet
         will the root spring again and bring forth in great

Isa 27:7
27:7 Hath he smitten {g} him, as he smote those that smote him?
     [or] is he slain according to the slaughter of them that
     are slain by him?

     (g) He shows that God punishes his in mercy, and his
         enemies in justice.

Isa 27:8
27:8 In {h} measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate
     with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east

     (h) That is, you will not destroy the root of your Church,
         though the branches of it seem to perish by the sharp
         wind of affliction.

Isa 27:9
27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged;
     and this [is] all the {i} fruit to take away his sin; when
     he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that
     are beaten asunder, the idols and images shall not stand

     (i) He shows that there is no true repentance nor full
         reconciliation to God, till the heart is purged from
         all idolatry and the monuments of it are destroyed.

Isa 27:10
27:10 Yet the {k} fortified city [shall be] desolate, [and] the
      habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there
      shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and
      consume its branches.

      (k) Not withstanding his favour that he will show them
          later, yet Jerusalem will be destroyed, and grass for
          cattle will grow in it.

Isa 27:11
27:11 When its boughs are withered, they shall be broken off:
      the {l} women come, [and] set them on fire: for it [is] a
      people of no understanding: therefore he that made them
      will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will
      show them no favour.

      (l) God will not have need of mighty enemies: for the very
          women will do it to their great shame.

Isa 27:12
27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD
      shall gather from the channel of the {m} river to the
      stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye
      children of Israel.

      (m) He will destroy all from the Euphrates to the Nile:
          for some fled toward Egypt, thinking to have escaped.

Isa 27:13
27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the great
      trumpet shall be {n} blown, and they shall come who were
      ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts
      in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD on the
      holy mount at Jerusalem.

      (n) In the time of Cyrus, by whom they would be delivered:
          but this was chiefly accomplished under Christ.

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