Isaiah 33:7

7 Hear their brave men crying out for help! The envoys of peace weep bitterly.

Isaiah 33:7 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 33:7

Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without
Or, "in the street": this, and the two following verses ( Isaiah 33:8 Isaiah 33:9 ) , describe the sad and desolate condition of the people of God, before the above happy times take place; "their valiant ones", such who have been valiant for the truth on earth; or "their angels", as Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech interpret the word; these are the angels and pastors of the churches, the two witnesses that prophesy in sackcloth openly and publicly, and who will be slain, and their bodies lie unburied in the street of the great city, ( Revelation 11:3 Revelation 11:8 ) : the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly;
most interpreters understand this of the ambassadors which Hezekiah sent to the king of Assyria to obtain peace, but could not succeed, on account of which they are said to weep bitterly; but the character of "ambassadors of peace" well agrees with the ministers of the Gospel, who are "ambassadors" in Christ's stead, and whose work it is to exhort men to "be reconciled to God", and to preach the Gospel of peace to sinful men; these now will "weep bitterly", when they are removed into corners, and are silenced, and not suffered to deliver their messages of peace, to the comfort of the Lord's people, and the glory of his name; which will be the case at the time of the slaying of the witnesses.

Isaiah 33:7 In-Context

5 ADONAI is exalted, for he dwells on high; he has filled Tziyon with justice and right.
6 He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge, and fear of ADONAI, which is his treasure.
7 Hear their brave men crying out for help! The envoys of peace weep bitterly.
8 The highways are deserted, there are no travelers. He has broken the covenant, despised the cities; he has no regard for human life.
9 The land is mourning and wilting away. The L'vanon is withering with shame. The Sharon has become like the 'Aravah. Bashan and Karmel have been shaken bare.
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