¶ In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall
punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent;
and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
.2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
.4 Fury 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.
1 - That day When the righteous are hidden while the wicked
are punished. See 3 verses earlier is2620.
1 - Punish leviathan See the beast in jb41.
2&3 - Vineyard ... I do keep it Compare to the Song of Solomon where Solomon's lover was given charge of the vineyard but did not keep it until the end when she represents the sealed people of God ready for Christ (under symbol of Solomon) to redeem her. so0106b, so0811,12.
4 - Briers We may see these in connection with the vineyard. The Lord will destroy all but the true grape vines – His sealed people – before He comes in glory.
Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and
he shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
- Make peace with Me choosing to be a vine rather than a
briar or thorn bush. This is a great verse pointing us to God's desire
to save us. Notice that we claim God's strength and put it to work. Making
peace turns our thoughts to Jacob's trouble ge32.
5 - Take ... my strength It is only through the grace of Christ that we have strength to overcome evil. Compare ps08616.
6 - Israel shall ... fill The fruitful vineyard
¶ Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he
slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
- Debate with it Perhaps the preadvent judgment.
9 - Iniquity purged This is more than forgiveness. It is cleansing. The fruit involves sins taken away and worship of false gods removed.
| 10 Yet the defenced
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 the
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the 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 shew them no favour.
- Defenced city Human protection will not avail.
11 - Boughs withered, set on fire Without knowing righteousness, those who pretended righteousness will be destroyed.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from
the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered
one by one, O ye children of Israel.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
- Ye shall be gathered The final gathering including the
response to the three angels re1406b
and to the loud cry re1804.
13 - Trumpet shall be blown The picture continues the thought of the previous verse. At the end of time, this would be the call to be caught up to be with Christ and taken to heaven which is symbolized by Jerusalem 1th0415.