Isaiah 25:3

3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.

Isaiah 25:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
ESV
3 Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
NLT
3 Therefore, strong nations will declare your glory; ruthless nations will fear you.
MSG
3 Superpowers will see it and honor you, brutal oppressors bow in worshipful reverence.
CSB
3 Therefore, a strong people will honor You. A city of violent people will fear You.

Isaiah 25:3 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 25:3

Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee
To whom the Lord is strength, as in the following verse ( Isaiah 25:4 ) ; who are strong in the Lord, in the power of his might, and in the grace that is in him; or such of the antichristian party as shall be awakened and convinced by the judgments of God on antichrist, and shall be converted, these shall give glory to the God of heaven, ( Revelation 11:13 ) : the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee;
or such who have belonged to the city or jurisdiction of Rome, and have been terrible to the people of God, yet now shall be frightened themselves, and shall fear the Lord, either with a servile fear, or some, at least, with a truly filial fear; see ( Revelation 11:13 ) ( 15:4 ) .

Isaiah 25:3 In-Context

1 LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
2 You have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified town a ruin, the foreigners’ stronghold a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.
3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.
4 You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall
5 and like the heat of the desert. You silence the uproar of foreigners; as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is stilled.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 6:2; S Psalms 22:23; S Isaiah 11:14
  • 2. S Isaiah 13:11