Isaiah 54:15

15 If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.

Isaiah 54:15 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 54:15

Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me
Not by the Lord, by his command or order to do his will, and execute his pleasure, which sometimes was the case, as in Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, and others; but so it shall not be, when the enemies of Christ and his people gather together against them in the latter day; this will be by the means of three unclean spirits like frogs that will come out of the mouth of the dragon, beast, and false prophet; even spirits of devils, Popish priests, and Jesuits, who will instigate, stir up, and get together the antichristian kings of the earth to the battle of almighty God, ( Revelation 16:14 Revelation 16:16 ) . Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, interpret them of Gog and Magog: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake;
because of the love that I bear to thee, they shall not succeed, or do thee any hurt, but shall perish; or, "shall fall to thee" F3; so far from doing thee any hurt, they shall come over to thee, and be on thy side; be joined to thee, as the Vulgate Latin version; that is, the remnant that shall escape, and be converted, and give glory to God, ( Revelation 11:13 ) or rather, "shall fall before thee" F4, in thy sight; or, as the Targum, in the midst of thee; which remarkably paraphrases the words thus,

``at the end the kings of the nations, which are gathered together to afflict thee, O Jerusalem, shall fall in the midst of thee;''
for the kings of the earth that shall be gathered together against Christ and his church shall fall in battle before them, and their flesh shall become meat for the fowls of the heaven; the beast and false prophet, in company with them, will be taken and cast alive into the lake of fire, and the remnant be slain with the sword of Christ, ( Revelation 19:17-21 ) .
FOOTNOTES:

F3 (lwpy Kyle) "ad te cadet", Cocceius.
F4 "Cotam te cadet", Grotius, Gataker.

Isaiah 54:15 In-Context

13 I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.
14 You will be secure under a government that is just and fair. Your enemies will stay far away. You will live in peace, and terror will not come near.
15 If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.
16 “I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy.
17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD ; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!