Isaiah 33:5

5 The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.

Isaiah 33:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
ESV
5 The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness,
NLT
5 Though the LORD is very great and lives in heaven, he will make Jerusalem his home of justice and righteousness.
MSG
5 God is supremely esteemed. His center holds. Zion brims over with all that is just and right.
CSB
5 The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Isaiah 33:5 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 33:5

The Lord is exalted
These are the words of the church, or of true believers, setting the praise and glory of God, on account of the victory and spoil of their enemies; by which the Lord is exalted, magnified, and honoured, as he will be in the hearts and mouths of his people when these times shall come; see ( Revelation 11:15 ) ( Revelation 15:1 Revelation 15:2 ) ( Revelation 19:1 Revelation 19:2 ) this will be true of Christ, and indeed this will be the time when he, and he alone, shall be exalted, ( Isaiah 2:17 ) : for he dwelleth on high;
in the highest heaven, and is above his greatest enemies, and can, and will, pour down his wrath and vengeance on them: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness;
the church of God, where Christ her King will reign in righteousness, and when all the administrations of his kingly power and government will appear to be just and true; where his word shall be faithfully preached, and his ordinances duly administered; and when all his subjects and people shall be righteous, and live soberly and righteously. The Targum is,

``with those that do true judgment and righteousness.''

Isaiah 33:5 In-Context

3 At the uproar of your army, the peoples flee; when you rise up, the nations scatter.
4 Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts; like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.
5 The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.
6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.
7 Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Isaiah 5:16; Psalms 97:9
  • 2. S Job 16:19
  • 3. S Isaiah 9:7; S Isaiah 28:6
  • 4. S Isaiah 1:26