Isaiah 3:13

13 The Lord rises to argue his case; he stands to judge the peoples.

Isaiah 3:13 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 3:13

The Lord standeth up to plead
His own cause, or the cause of his son against the Jews that rejected him, and the Scribes and Pharisees that led them to an ill opinion of him: and standeth to judge the people.
Both expressions show indignation and resentment; he rises up out of his place, and stands up in defence of his cause, and avenges himself on a wicked and ungrateful people: it seems to have reference to the judgments of God on the people of the Jews, the tribes of Israel.

Isaiah 3:13 In-Context

11 Woe to the guilty! How unfortunate they are, for what their hands have done shall be done to them.
12 My people—children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
13 The Lord rises to argue his case; he stands to judge the peoples.
14 The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: It is you who have devoured the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts.
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