Isaiah 65:14

14 My servants will sing for joy, but you will cry in sorrow and despair.

Isaiah 65:14 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 65:14

Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart
The songs of electing, redeeming, and calling grace, with which they come to Zion now, and will hereafter; having their hearts filled with joy unutterable, and full of glory, under a sense of the great things which God has done for them: but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of
under the sore judgments of God upon them, the sword and famine; more especially during the siege of Jerusalem, and when wrath came upon them to the uttermost, in the destruction of their city, temple, and nation, and they fell into the hands of the Romans, who carried them captive, and dispersed them in various places; and as the wicked will in hell to all eternity, where is nothing but weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.

Isaiah 65:14 In-Context

12 now I will ‘destine’ you for the sword. All of you will bow down before the executioner. For when I called, you did not answer. When I spoke, you did not listen. You deliberately sinned—before my very eyes— and chose to do what you know I despise.”
13 Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “My servants will eat, but you will starve. My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty. My servants will rejoice, but you will be sad and ashamed.
14 My servants will sing for joy, but you will cry in sorrow and despair.
15 Your name will be a curse word among my people, for the Sovereign LORD will destroy you and will call his true servants by another name.
16 All who invoke a blessing or take an oath will do so by the God of truth. For I will put aside my anger and forget the evil of earlier days.
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