Isaiah 34:1

Overview - Isaiah 34
The judgments wherewith God revenges his church.
11 The desolation of her enemies.
16 The certainty of the prophecy.
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Isaiah 34:1  (King James Version)
Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

This and the following chapter, as Bp. Lowth observes, form one distinct prophecy; an entire, regular, and beautiful poem, consisting of two parts; the first containing a denunciation of Divine vengeance against the enemies of the people or church of God; the second describing the flourishing state of that church consequent upon those judgments. The event foretold is represented as of the highest importance, and of universal concern; all nations are called upon to attend to the declaration of it; and the wrath of God is denounced against all the nations who had provoked to anger the Defender of the cause of Zion. By a figure frequently occurring in the prophetical writings, the cities and people mentioned here, who were remarkably distinguished as the enemies of the people of God, are put for those enemies in general.
18:3 33:13 41:1 43:9 49:1 Judges 5:3 Judges 5:31 ; Psalms 49:1 Psalms 49:2 ; 50:1 96:10
Mark 16:15 Mark 16:16 ; Revelation 2:7

let the
1:2 Deuteronomy 4:26 ; 32:1 Jeremiah 22:29 ; Micah 6:1 Micah 6:2

all that is therein
Hebrew the fulness thereof.
Psalms 24:1 ; 1 Corinthians 10:26