3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
3 Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.
3 Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
3 Superpowers will see it and honor you, brutal oppressors bow in worshipful reverence.
3 Therefore the strong people will glorify You; The city of the terrible nations will fear You.
3 Therefore, strong nations will declare your glory; ruthless nations will fear you.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 25:3
Commentary on Isaiah 25:1-5
(Read Isaiah 25:1-5)
However this might show the deliverance of the Jews out of captivity, it looked further, to the praises that should be offered up to God for Christ's victories over our spiritual enemies, and the comforts he has provided for all believers. True faith simply credits the Lord's testimony, and relies on his truth to perform his promises. As God weakens the strong who are proud and secure, so he strengthens the weak that are humble, and stay themselves upon him. God protects his people in all weathers. The Lord shelters those who trust in him from the insolence of oppressors. Their insolence is but the noise of strangers; it is like the heat of the sun scorching in the middle of the day; but where is it when the sun is set? The Lord ever was, and ever will be, the Refuge of distressed believers. Having provided them a shelter, he teaches them to flee unto it.