Isaiah 26:1
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New International Version
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts.

New Living Translation
In that day, everyone in the land of Judah will sing this song: Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God's salvation.

English Standard Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security.

King James Bible
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city. Salvation is established as walls and ramparts.

International Standard Version
At that time, people will sing this song in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; God crafts victory, its walls and ramparts.

NET Bible
At that time this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city! The LORD's deliverance, like walls and a rampart, makes it secure.

New Heart English Bible
In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city. He appoints salvation for walls and ramparts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city. Its walls and fortifications provide safety.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; Walls and bulwarks doth He appoint for salvation.

New American Standard 1977
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
            “We have a strong city;
            He sets up walls and ramparts for security.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In that day they shall sing this song in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; God has appointed saving health for walls and bulwarks.

King James 2000 Bible
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

American King James Version
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

American Standard Version
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: we have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
IN that day shall this canticle be sung the land of Juda. Sion the city of our strength a saviour, a wall and a bulwark shall be set therein.

Darby Bible Translation
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation doth he appoint for walls and bulwarks.

English Revised Version
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation will he appoint for walls and bulwarks.

Webster's Bible Translation
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

World English Bible
In that day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city. God appoints salvation for walls and bulwarks.

Young's Literal Translation
In that day sung is this song in the land of Judah: 'We have a strong city, Salvation He doth make walls and bulwark.
Study Bible
Song of Trust in God's Provision
1In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security. 2"Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful.…
Cross References
Isaiah 4:2
In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel.

Isaiah 12:1
Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.

Isaiah 14:31
"Wail, O gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the north, And there is no straggler in his ranks.

Isaiah 31:5
Like flying birds so the LORD of hosts will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.

Isaiah 31:9
"His rock will pass away because of panic, And his princes will be terrified at the standard," Declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Isaiah 33:6
And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Isaiah 56:5
To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.

Isaiah 60:18
"Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.

Isaiah 62:10
Go through, go through the gates, Clear the way for the people; Build up, build up the highway, Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.
Treasury of Scripture

In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

this song

Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching …

Isaiah 27:1,2 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall …

Exodus 15:2-21 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: …

Numbers 21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing you to it:

Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

2 Samuel 22:1 And David spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that …

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, …

Ephesians 5:19,20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing …

Revelation 19:1-7 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, …

in the land

Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks to …

Psalm 137:3,4 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; …

salvation

Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction …

Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say you …

Psalm 31:21 Blessed be the LORD: for he has showed me his marvelous kindness …

Psalm 48:12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

Zechariah 2:5 For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, …

Matthew 16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will …

Revelation 21:12-22 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates …

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(1) In that day shall this song be sung . . .--The prophet appears once more, as in Isaiah 5:1; Isaiah 12:4, in the character of a psalmist, and what he writes is destined for nothing less than the worship of the new city of the heavenly kingdom.

Salvation will God appoint for walls.--Better, salvation He appoints. The walls of the heavenly city are not of stone or brick, but are themselves as a living force, saving and protecting. The same characteristic thought appears in Isaiah 60:18.

Verses 1-18. - A SONG OF THE REDEEMED IN MOUNT ZION. The prophet, having (in Isaiah 25.) poured forth his own thankfulness to God for the promise of the Church's final redemption and triumph, proceeds now to represent the Church itself in the glorified state as singing praise to God for the same. Verse 1. - In that day. In the "day of God" (2 Peter 3:12), the period of the "restitution of all things" (Acts 3:21). In the land of Judah; i.e. in the "new earth" - whose city will be the "heavenly Jerusalem," and wherein will dwell "the Israel of God" - the antitype whereof the literal "land of Judah" was the type. A strong city; literally, a city of strength. In the Revelation of St. John the new Jerusalem is represented as having "a wall great and high" (Revelation 21:12), and "twelve gates," three on each side. The intention is to convey the idea of complete security. In the present passage the city has "gates" (ver. 2), but no "walls" - walls and bulwarks being unnecessary, since the saving might of God himself would be its sure defense against every enemy. In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah,.... When great things shall be done: for the church and people of God; and when antichrist and all their enemies are destroyed, as mentioned in the preceding chapter Isaiah 25:1; then this song shall be sung expressed in this throughout; which the Targum calls a "new" song, an excellent one, as the matter of it shows; and which will be sung in the land of Judah, the land of praise in the congregation of the saints, the professors and confessors of the name of Jesus: in Mount Zion, the church of God below, Psalm 149:1,

we have a strong city; not an earthly one, as Jerusalem; so the Jewish writers, Jarchi, Aben Ezra, and Kimchi, interpret it; nor the heavenly city, which God has prepared and built, and saints are looking for, and are citizens of: but rather the holy city, the New Jerusalem, described in Revelation 21:2 or however, the church of Christ, as in the latter day; which will be a "strong" one, being of the Lord's founding, establishing, keeping, and defending; and whose strength will greatly lie in the presence of God, and his protection of it; in the number of its citizens, which will be many, when Jews and Gentiles are converted; and in their union one with another, and the steadfastness of their faith in Christ; when a "small one", as the church is now, shall become a "strong nation", Isaiah 60:22,

salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks; instead of walls, ditches, parapets, counterscarps, and such like fortifications; what they are to cities, that is salvation to the church and people of God; it is their safety and security: as God the Father is concerned in it, it flows from his love, which is unchangeable; it is by an appointment of his, which is unalterable; is secured by election grace, which stands not upon the works of men, but the will of God; and by the covenant of grace, ordered in all things, and sure; and by his power the saints are kept unto it: as Christ is concerned in it, it is as walls and bulwarks; he is the author of it, has completely finished it, and has overcome and destroyed all enemies; his righteousness is a security from all charges and condemnation; his satisfaction a bulwark against the damning power of sin, the curses of the law, and the wrath of God; his mediation and intercession are a protection of saints; and his almighty power a guard about them. As the Spirit is concerned in it, who is the applier of it, and evidences interest in it; it is a bulwark against sin, against Satan's temptations, against a spirit of bondage to fear, against error, and a final and total falling away; particularly the church's "walls" will be "salvation", and her "gates" praise, of which in the next verse Isaiah 26:2, in the latter day glory; to which this song refers; see Isaiah 60:18. CHAPTER 26

Isa 26:1-21. Connected with the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Chapters. Song of Praise of Israel after Being Restored to Their Own Land.

As the overthrow of the apostate faction is described in the twenty-fifth chapter, so the peace of the faithful is here described under the image of a well-fortified city.

1. strong city—Jerusalem, strong in Jehovah's protection: type of the new Jerusalem (Ps 48:1-3), contrasted with the overthrow of the ungodly foe (Isa 26:4-7, 12-14; Re 22:2, 10-12, etc.).

salvation … walls—(Isa 60:18; Jer 3:23; Zec 2:5). Maurer translates, "Jehovah makes His help serve as walls" (Isa 33:20, 21, etc.).

bulwarks—the trench with the antemural earthworks exterior to the wall.26:1-4 That day, seems to mean when the New Testament Babylon shall be levelled with the ground. The unchangeable promise and covenant of the Lord are the walls of the church of God. The gates of this city shall be open. Let sinners then be encouraged to join to the Lord. Thou wilt keep him in peace; in perfect peace, inward peace, outward peace, peace with God, peace of conscience, peace at all times, in all events. Trust in the Lord for that peace, that portion, which will be for ever. Whatever we trust to the world for, it will last only for a moment; but those who trust in God shall not only find in him, but shall receive from him, strength that will carry them to that blessedness which is for ever. Let us then acknowledge him in all our ways, and rely on him in all trials.
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