Isaiah 33:5
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English Standard Version
The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness,

King James Bible
The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

American Standard Version
Jehovah is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is magnified, for he hath dwelt on high: he hath filled Sion with judgment and justice.

English Revised Version
The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

Isaiah 33:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The state would then continue long, very long, until at last the destruction of the false rest would be followed by the realization of the true. "Until the Spirit is poured out over us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is counted as the forest. And justice makes its abode in the desert, and righteousness settles down upon the fruit-field. And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the reward of righteousness rest and security for ever. And my people dwells in a place of peace, and in trustworthy, safe dwellings, and in cheerful resting-places. And it hails with the overthrow of the forest, and into lowliness must the city be brought low." There is a limit, therefore, to the "for ever" of Isaiah 32:14. The punishment would last till the Spirit, which Israel had not then dwelling in the midst of it (see Haggai 2:5), and whose fulness was like a closed vessel to Israel, should be emptied out over Israel from the height of heaven (compare the piel ערה, Genesis 24:20), i.e., should be poured out in all its fulness. When that was done, a great change would take place, the spiritual nature of which is figuratively represented in the same proverbial manner as in Isaiah 29:17. At the same time, a different turn is given to the second half in the passage before us. The meaning is, not that what was now valued as a fruit-bearing garden would be brought down from its false eminence, and be only regarded as forest; but that the whole would be so glorious, that what was now valued as a fruit-garden, would be thrown into the shade by something far more glorious still, in comparison with which it would have the appearance of a forest, in which everything grew wild. The whole land, the uncultivated pasture-land as well as the planted fruitful fields of corn and fruit, would then become the tent and seat of justice and righteousness. "Justice and righteousness' (mishpât and tsedâqâh) are throughout Isaiah the stamp of the last and perfect time. As these advance towards self-completion, the produce and result of these will be peace (ma‛ăseh and abhōdâh are used to denote the fruit or self-reward of work and painstaking toil; compare פּעלּה). But two things must take place before this calm, trustworthy, happy peace, of which the existing carnal security is only a caricature, can possibly be realized. In the first place, it must hail, and the wood must fall, being beaten down with hail. We already know, from Isaiah 10:34, that "the wood" was an emblem of Assyria; and in Isaiah 30:30-31, we find "the hail" mentioned as one of the forces of nature that would prove destructive to Assyria. And secondly, "the city" (העיר, a play upon the word, and a counterpart to היּער) must first of all be brought low into lowliness (i.e., be deeply humiliated). Rosenmller and others suppose the imperial city to be intended, according to parallels taken from chapters 24-27; but in this cycle of prophecies, in which the imperial city is never mentioned at all, "the city" must be Jerusalem, whose course from the false peace to the true lay through a humiliating punishment (Isaiah 29:2-4; Isaiah 30:19., Isaiah 31:4.).

Isaiah 33:5 Parallel Commentaries

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the Lord

Isaiah 33:10 Now will I rise, said the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

Isaiah 2:11,17 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Isaiah 12:4 And in that day shall you say, Praise the LORD, call on his name, declare his doings among the people...

Isaiah 37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are the LORD, even you only.

Exodus 9:16,17 And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you my power...

Exodus 15:1,6 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying, I will sing to the LORD...

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Job 40:9-14 Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him...

Psalm 21:11-13 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform...

Psalm 46:9,10 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire...

Psalm 97:8,9 Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of your judgments, O LORD...

Psalm 115:1,2 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake...

Psalm 118:16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment...

Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.

Revelation 19:2-6 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication...

he dwelleth

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build to me?...

Psalm 113:5,6 Who is like to the LORD our God, who dwells on high...

Psalm 123:1 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens.

Ephesians 1:20,21 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...

he hath

Isaiah 1:26,27 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called...

Isaiah 4:2-4 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious...

Isaiah 32:1,15-18 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment...

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city...

Isaiah 54:11-14 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with fair colors...

Isaiah 60:21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands...

Isaiah 61:3,11 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest...

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...

Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer...

Cross References
Psalm 97:9
For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.

Isaiah 1:26
And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city."

Isaiah 5:16
But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness.

Isaiah 26:1
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks.

Isaiah 28:6
and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Isaiah 32:16
Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.

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