Isaiah 25:6

6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine— the best of meats and the finest of wines.

Isaiah 25:6 in Other Translations

6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
6 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
6 In Jerusalem, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will spread a wonderful feast for all the people of the world. It will be a delicious banquet with clear, well-aged wine and choice meat.
6 But here on this mountain, God-of-the-Angel-Armies will throw a feast for all the people of the world, A feast of the finest foods, a feast with vintage wines, a feast of seven courses, a feast lavish with gourmet desserts.
6 The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feast for all the peoples on this mountain- a feast of aged wine, choice meat, finely aged wine.

Isaiah 25:6 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 25:6

And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all
people a feast of fat things
Which is to be understood, not of the ultimate glory of the saints in heaven; which is sometimes represented by a feast; and the participation of it, by sitting down with the saints at a table in the kingdom of God, and by drinking wine there, to which state the best things are reserved, ( Matthew 8:11 ) ( 26:29 ) , but rather of the Gospel dispensation, which lies in the ministration of the word and ordinances; and which are compared to a feast, which consists of the richest dainties, for the entertainment of the faith of God's people; and this is made by the Lord himself, who is sovereign Lord of all, the King of kings; who sits at table himself, and welcomes his guests, and is the sum and substance of the feast: and this is made in his "mountain"; the church, comparable to one for its visibility and immovableness; and for "all" his "people", Jews and Gentiles; for all that are made spiritually alive, and have a spiritual taste, and true faith in Christ, ( Matthew 22:4 ) ( Luke 14:16 Luke 14:17 ) particularly the Lord's supper itself is a feast, and a feast of love, comparable to wine; and which is better than wine, and in which wine, in a literal sense, is made use of; and in which the choicest and richest food is presented to faith; the flesh and blood of Christ, which are meat and drink indeed; here the saints are fed as with marrow and fatness, ( 1 Corinthians 5:7 1 Corinthians 5:8 ) ( Song of Solomon 1:2 Song of Solomon 1:4 ) ( John 6:55 ) ( Psalms 36:8 ) ( 63:5 ) but it seems rather to respect the marriage supper of the Lamb, in the latter day, when antichrist shall be destroyed, and Jews and Gentiles be converted, and shall join together in the participation of divine blessings, ( Revelation 19:1 Revelation 19:2 Revelation 19:8 Revelation 19:9 ) or, best of all, the glories, joys, and pleasures of the New Jerusalem state; in which the saints shall drink of the water of life freely, and eat of the fruit of the tree of life, the leaves of which are for the healing of the nations, ( Revelation 21:6 ) ( Revelation 22:1 Revelation 22:2 ) a feast of wines on the lees;
that has been long kept on the lees, but now drawn off, and both strong and fine; of a banquet of wine, see ( Esther 7:2 ) this refers to the wine of the kingdom, ( Matthew 26:29 ) : of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined:
this heap of words, and repetition of them, show the plenty of the provisions, and the richness and excellency of them; and "fat" being mentioned is a proof that the words must respect the times of the Messiah, since, under the law, fat was not to be eaten F5.


F5 Fortunatus Scacchus, in Sacror. Elaeochr. Myrothec. l. 1. c. 40. col. 205. thinks, that as the prophet speaks of the deliverance of believers from present troubles, and of good things at the coming of the Messiah, the metaphors are taken from the customs of that age, in which feasts were not prepared without the best of ointments; nor in a royal feast were the flesh of any animals used but such as were well fed and kept, and which, according to the law were pure and clean; and agreeably he renders the whole verse thus: ``and the Lord of hosts will make to all people a feast of ointments; a feast of those (animals) that are kept; of ointments full of marrow (the richest and fattest) of those that are kept''; "pure" beasts, well kept and clean, according to the law of Moses. So Gussetius observes, that (Nmv) signifies not fat, but oil; and (Myrmv) not "lees" of wine, but bottles in which wine is "kept", Comment. Ebr. p. 868, 872. The Syriac version of the latter part of the text, though not according to the original, is remarkable; ``the feast, I say, of our heavenly and most mighty quickener, reserved and fat.''. The interpreter seems to have in his view the great master of the feast, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 25:6 In-Context

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.
6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine— the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;
8 he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Isaiah 2:2
  • 2. S Genesis 29:22; 1 Kings 1:25; Isaiah 1:19; Isaiah 55:1-2; Isaiah 66:11; Joel 3:18; Matthew 8:11; Matthew 22:4; Revelation 19:9
  • 3. S Psalms 36:8; S Proverbs 9:2
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