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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 25

 

 

Verses 1-12

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

Isaiah 25:6 — "a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined" - Word Study on "lees" - Strong says the Hebrew word "lees" "shemer" ( שֶׁמֶר) (H 8105) literally means, "something preserved i.e. the settlings of wine, dregs, lees." The Enhanced Strong says it is used 5 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV, "lees 4, dregs 1." Webster defines "lees" as "that which settles at the bottom, as of a cask of liquor (esp. wine); sediment; dregs; -- used now only in the plural."

Comments- The phrase "wines on the lees" means that this wine has been stored and aged so that it is the best tasting of all wines. Note some modern translations.

BBE reads, "a feast of good things, a feast of wines long stored, of good things sweet to the taste, of wines long kept and tested."

God'sWord, "a feast with the best foods, a banquet with aged wines, with the best foods and the finest wines."

YLT reads, "a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined."


Verses 1-13

Praise unto God - Isaiah 25:1 to Isaiah 27:13 contains a passage of praise unto God. It naturally follows a lengthy passage of judgments upon the nations of the earth; for it teaches us that divine chastisement and judgment is for our good, producing the fruit of righteousness. This passage of Scripture helps us to understand that God judged the world out of love in order to turn the nations back to Him so that He might be praised and worshipped upon the earth.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Isaiah 25:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/isaiah-25.html. 2013.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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