Isaiah 33:22

22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.

Isaiah 33:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
ESV
22 For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us.
NLT
22 For the LORD is our judge, our lawgiver, and our king. He will care for us and save us.
MSG
22 For God makes all the decisions here. God is our king. God runs this place and he'll keep us safe.
CSB
22 For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King. He will save us.

Isaiah 33:22 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 33:22

For the Lord [is] our Judge
The Lord Christ, who has all judgment committed to him by the Father, who will judge his people, right their wrongs, and avenge their injuries: the Lord [is] our Lawgiver;
who has enacted wholesome laws for his church, writes them on their hearts, and puts his Spirit within them, to enable them to keep them: the Lord [is] our King:
King of saints, King of Zion, made so by his Father, owned by his church, under whose government it is in safety: he will save us;
from all sin, and from all enemies, with an everlasting salvation. The church here speaks with great pleasure of her interest in Christ under every character, and of her safety as depending upon him. The Targum is,

``the Lord is our Judge, who brought us by his power out of Egypt; the Lord is our teacher, who gave us the doctrine of the law from Sinai; the Lord is our King, he will redeem us, and take vengeance of judgment for us on the army of Gog;''
which shows that the ancient Jews understood this prophecy as referring to times yet to come.

Isaiah 33:22 In-Context

20 Look on Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken.
21 There the LORD will be our Mighty One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them.
22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.
23 Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off plunder.
24 No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.

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