The care of God over his vineyard.
Isaiah 27:1 In that day the Lorde with his sore and great and mightie sword shall visite Liuiathan, that pearcing serpent, euen Liuiathan, that crooked serpent, and he shal slay the dragon that is in the sea. Isaiah 27:2 In that daye sing of the vineyarde of redde wine. Isaiah 27:3 I the Lorde doe keepe it: I will water it euery moment: least any assaile it, I will keepe it night and day. Isaiah 27:4 Anger is not in mee: who would set the briers & the thornes against me in battel? I would go through them, I would burne them together. Isaiah 27:5 Or will he feele my strength, that he may make peace with me, and be at one with me? Isaiah 27:6 Hereafter, Iaakob shall take roote: Israel shall florish and growe, and the world shall be filled with fruite.
His chastisements differ from judgments.
Isaiah 27:7 Hath hee smitten him as hee smote those that smote him? or is hee slaine according to the slaughter of them that were slaine by him? Isaiah 27:8 In measure in the branches thereof wilt thou contende with it, when he bloweth with his rough winde in the day of the East winde. Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquitie of Iaakob be purged, and this is all the fruit, the taking away of his sinne: whe he shal make all the stones of the altars, as chalke stones broken in pieces, that the groues and images may not stand vp. Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced citie shalbe desolate, and the habitation shalbe forsaken, and left like a wildernes. There shall the calfe feede, and there shall he lie, and consume the branches thereof. Isaiah 27:11 When the boughes of it are drie, they shalbe broken: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of none vnderstading: therefore hee that made them, shall not haue compassion of them, and he that formed them, shall haue no mercie on them.
The Church of Jews and Gentiles.
Isaiah 27:12 And in that day shall the Lord thresh from the chanell of the Riuer vnto the riuer of Egypt, and ye shalbe gathered, one by one, O children of Israel. Isaiah 27:13 In that day also shall the great trumpe be blowen, and they shall come, which perished in the land of Asshur: and they that were chased into the lande of Egypt, and they shall worship the Lord in the holy Mount at Ierusalem.