Isaiah 32:18-20

18 My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
19 Though hail flattens the forest and the city is leveled completely,
20 how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.

Isaiah 32:18-20 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter contains a prophecy of the Messiah; for, however applicable it may be to Hezekiah, as a type of Christ, it only has its full accomplishment in him, and in his times; who is described as a righteous King, and as having just princes ruling under him, Isa 32:1 and as a very great blessing, protection, and comfort to his subjects, Isa 32:2 when follows a prediction of great light and knowledge that should be in his days, Isa 32:3,4 and of the vileness, hypocrisy, and covetousness of the Jews in his times, Isa 32:5-8 and of the destruction of their country, because of their sins, of which they seemed greatly insensible, and were unconcerned about it, and are therefore called upon to lament it, Isa 32:9-14 which should continue until there would be a very great effusion of the Spirit, as should make the world, comparable to a wilderness, fruitful in grace and good works; the consequence of which is great prosperity, peace, and safety, to the saints, Isa 32:15-18 and destruction to their enemies, particularly the city of Rome, Isa 32:19 and the chapter is concluded with the happiness of the Gospel ministration, and the success of it, Isa 32:20.

Cross References 9

  • 1. S Isaiah 2:4
  • 2. S Isaiah 26:1; Isaiah 33:20; Isaiah 37:33; Isaiah 65:21; Isaiah 66:14; Amos 9:14
  • 3. S Joshua 1:13; S Job 11:18; Hosea 2:18-23
  • 4. Isaiah 28:17; Isaiah 30:30
  • 5. S Isaiah 10:19; Zechariah 11:2
  • 6. S Job 40:11; S Isaiah 19:18; Isaiah 24:10; Isaiah 27:10
  • 7. S Ecclesiastes 11:1
  • 8. S Deuteronomy 28:12
  • 9. Job 39:8; S Isaiah 30:24
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