ISAIAH 2
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[Yeshayah 2 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)]

1 The word [Davar] that Isaiah the son of Amoz [Yeshayah ben Amotz] saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem [Yehudah and Yerushalayim].

2 And it shall come to pass in the last days [acharit hayamim], that the mountain [ Har Beis] of Yahweh's house shall be established in the top [rosh] of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations [Goyim] shall flow unto it.

3 And many people [amim rabbim] shall [come] go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain [Har] of Yahweh, to the house [Beis] of the elohim of Jacob [Ya'akov]; and he will teach us of his ways [Derakhim], and we will walk in his paths [Orakhot]: for out of Zion [Tziyon] shall go forth the law [torah], and the word [Devar] of Yahweh from Jerusalem [Yerushalayim].

4 And he shall judge among the nations [Goyim], and shall rebuke many people [arbitrate for amim rabbim]: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation [Goy] shall not lift up sword [cherev] against nation [Goy], neither shall they learn war [train for milchamah] any more.

5 O house of Jacob [Bais Ya'akov], come ye, and let us walk in the light [Ohr] of Yahweh.


This testimony shows the nations will be reduced to abject submission, even the most powerful among them. Their courage and means of resistance will have departed; for by the sword of the Lord and of Israel they will have been subdued. At this crisis, however, they will find a Deliverer in Him who hath overcome them (Rev. 17:14;19:11-21). "Look unto Me," saith He, "and be ye saved all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself," to Abraham, "the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear, saying, surely in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to Him shall men come" (Isaiah 45:22, 23).

If we turn to this oath of subjection and future blessing, we shall see what is meant by every knee bowing to the Lord. "By Myself have I sworn," saith the Lord, "for because thou, Abraham, hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea-shore; and thy Seed (Christ) shall possess the gate of His enemies; and in thy Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice" (Gen. 22:16-18).

The nations being prepared by coercion, the formula of political adoption is promulgated to them. This is contained in the law which goes forth from Zion. The details of this law are not all specified. In the general, it establishes the power of the Lord, then becomes "a great mountain filling the whole earth" (Dan. 2:35), above all other powers; and constitutes the newly erected Temple in Jerusalem "the house of prayer for all nations" (Isaiah 56:7).

This law gives the kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem which is Zion; where the Lord reigns over them henceforth for ever (Mic 4:7, 8). The nations accept the law which saves them from extermination. This is evinced by the effects which follow its promulgation.

They all flow to Jerusalem as the centre of the world, and fountain of all blessings; for "My springs," saith the Lord, "are in thee."

They go thither for instruction in the ways of the Lord, and return to walk in His paths, to live at peace among themselves, to abandon the study of war, and to devote themselves to agriculture commerce, and the arts (Isaiah 2:2-4) This is the millennial future state.

Abraham and Jesus are, then, the greatest personages upon the earth; the former being the spiritual father of Jesus and the saints, and the political father of a multitude of nations, over whom Christ and His brethren rule until "the end" (1 Cor. 15:24).

Such is "the world" of which Abraham and his Seed are the heirs.

Elpis Israel 2.2

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