Isaiah 4:2-6

The Branch of the LORD

2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.
3 Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit[a] of judgment and a spirit[b] of fire.
5 Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory[c] will be a canopy.
6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

Isaiah 4:2-6 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH 4

The "first" verse of this chapter Isa 4:1 seems more properly to belong to the preceding chapter, which declares such a scarcity of men, through the destruction of them in war, there predicted, that there should be seven women to one man; who, contrary to their natural modesty, would make suit to him; and, contrary to custom, propose to provide their own food and raiment, only desiring to be called by his name. After which, Isa 4:2, follows a prophecy of Christ, who is described by his names, the branch of the Lord, and the fruit of the earth; and by proper epithets of him, as such, beautiful, glorious, excellent, and comely; and by the persons to whom he is so, the escaped of Israel, to whom various blessings are promised; as the sanctification of them, the source of which is their election, and the means of it the spirit of judgment and burning, Isa 4:3,4 and the protection and preservation of them, by the Lord's creating, as for Israel of old, a cloud of smoke to rest upon them by day, and a shining of flaming fire by night, and by being himself a tabernacle to screen them from heat in the day, and a place of refuge to cover them from storm and rain, Isa 4:5,6.

Isaiah 4:2-6 In-Context

1 In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!”
2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.
3 Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.
5 Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.
6 It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.

Cross References 24

  • 1. S Isaiah 2:11
  • 2. Isaiah 11:1-5; Isaiah 52:13; Isaiah 53:2; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Jeremiah 33:15-16; Ezekiel 17:22; Zechariah 3:8; Zechariah 6:12
  • 3. Isaiah 33:17; Isaiah 53:2
  • 4. S Psalms 72:16; Ezekiel 36:8
  • 5. Isaiah 60:15; Ezekiel 34:29
  • 6. S Isaiah 1:9
  • 7. S Isaiah 1:26
  • 8. Isaiah 1:9; Romans 11:5
  • 9. S Exodus 19:6; Isaiah 26:2; Isaiah 45:25; Isaiah 52:1; Isaiah 60:21; Joel 3:17; Obadiah 1:17; Zephaniah 3:13
  • 10. S Psalms 56:8; S Psalms 87:6; S Luke 10:20
  • 11. Isaiah 3:24
  • 12. S Song of Songs 3:11
  • 13. S Psalms 51:2
  • 14. S Isaiah 1:15
  • 15. Isaiah 28:6
  • 16. S Isaiah 1:31; S Isaiah 30:30; S Zechariah 13:9; Matthew 3:11; Luke 3:17
  • 17. Isaiah 41:20; Isaiah 65:18
  • 18. Revelation 14:1
  • 19. S Exodus 13:21
  • 20. Isaiah 35:2; Isaiah 58:8; Isaiah 60:1
  • 21. S Psalms 18:11; Revelation 7:15
  • 22. Leviticus 23:34-43; Psalms 27:5; Isaiah 8:14; Isaiah 25:4; Ezekiel 11:16
  • 23. Isaiah 14:32; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 30:2; Isaiah 57:13
  • 24. S Psalms 55:8

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