Isaiah 54:11-17 - Exposition
THE GLORY OF THE NEW JERUSALEM , AND THE HAPPINESS OF ITS INHABITANTS . Hitherto Israel has been addressed; now the direct object of address is Jerusalem. The eye of the prophet passes, however, with a glance, from the actual present to the far-distant future, and sees the Zion of God in her heavenly setting, all bedecked with precious stones, as she was seen by the exile of Patmos more than seven centuries later ( Revelation 21:16-21 ). After briefly describing the heavenly city, he passes to her inhabitants, and promises them peace, protection, and righteousness.
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