And it shall come to pass in that day That the Lord will thresh, From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt; And you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel. Isaiah 27:12
So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet will be blown; They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, And shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem. Isaiah 27:13
You, O Israelites (27:12) This chapter’s viewpoint narrows as Isaiah looks ahead at the destiny of God’s ancient people. God will again tend His vineyard. As history’s final day draws to a close, Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for. Here, as often in the prophets, the ancestral name, “Jacob,” stands for the Jewish people. And that people “will be gathered up, one by one,” and return to Jerusalem and the Promised Land.
The Fruitful Vine; 27:1-6.
In his early ministry Isaiah indicted Judah as a vineyard gone bad, producing only bitter grapes. Now he sees God’s people replanted in that land, guarded by God, filling all the world with choice fruit.
Retribution; 27:7-13. The day of joy will come after God has repaid those nations who persecuted his people.
⇒ We, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, who are outcasts in the land of Israel, shall be gathered up one by one in that day. We’ll not be left alone. We will not live and die in vain in this strange land. So, be ready to be picked up in that day of harvest. Our redemption is near.
The Deliverance and Ingathering of Israel
27 1 In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea. 2 In that day sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine! 3 I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day. 4 Fury is not in Me. Who would set briers and thorns Against Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. 5 Or let him take hold of My strength, That he may make peace with Me; And he shall make peace with Me.” 6 Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud, And fill the face of the world with fruit.
7 Has He struck Israel as He struck those who struck him? Or has He been slain according to the slaughter of those who were slain by Him? 8 In measure, by sending it away, You contended with it. He removes it by His rough wind In the day of the east wind. 9 Therefore by this the iniquity of Jacob will be covered; And this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: When he makes all the stones of the altar Like chalkstones that are beaten to dust, Wooden images and incense altars shall not stand. 10 Yet the fortified city will be desolate, The habitation forsaken and left like a wilderness; There the calf will feed, and there it will lie down And consume its branches. 11 When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off; The women come and set them on fire. For it is a people of no understanding; Therefore He who made them will not have mercy on them, And He who formed them will show them no favor. 12 And it shall come to pass in that day That the Lord will thresh, From the channel of the River to the Brook of Egypt; And you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel. 13 So it shall be in that day: The great trumpet will be blown; They will come, who are about to perish in the land of Assyria, And they who are outcasts in the land of Egypt, And shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.