Isa 25:1
25:1 O LORD, thou {a} [art] my God; I will exalt thee, I will
     praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful [things; thy]
     counsels of old [are] faithfulness [and] truth.

     (a) Thus the prophet gives thanks to God because he will
         bring under subjection these nations by his
         corrections, and make them of his Church, who before
         were his enemies.

Isa 25:2
25:2 For thou hast made of a {b} city an heap; [of] a fortified
     city a ruin: a palace {c} of foreigners to be no city; it
     shall never be built.

     (b) Not only of Jerusalem, but also of these other cities
         which have been your enemies.
     (c) That is, a place where all vagabonds may live without
         danger and as it were at ease as in a palace.

Isa 25:3
25:3 Therefore shall the {d} strong people glorify thee, the
     city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

     (d) The arrogant and proud who before would not know you
         will by your corrections fear and glorify you.

Isa 25:4
25:4 For thou hast been a defence to the poor, a defence to the
     needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade
     from the heat, when the blast {e} of the terrible ones [is]
     as a storm [against] the wall.

     (e) The rage of the wicked is furious, till God breaks the
         force of it.

Isa 25:5
25:5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the {f}
     heat in a dry place; {g} [even] the heat with the shadow of
     a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought

     (f) Meaning, that as the heat is abated by the rain, so
         shall God bring down the rage of the wicked.
     (g) As a cloud shades from the heat of the sun, so God will
         assuage the rejoicing of the wicked against the godly.

Isa 25:6
25:6 And on this {h} mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to
     all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the
     lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees
     well refined.

     (h) That is, in Zion, by which he means his Church, which
         would under Christ be assembled of the Jews and the
         Gentiles, and is here described under the figure of a
         costly banquet, as in Mt 22:2.

Isa 25:7
25:7 And he will destroy on this mountain {i} the face of the
     covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread
     over all nations.

     (i) Meaning, that ignorance and blindness, by which we are
         kept back from Christ.

Isa 25:8
25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will
     {k} wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of
     his people shall he remove from all the earth: for the LORD
     hath spoken [it].

     (k) He will take away all opportunity for sorrow and fill
         his with perfect joy, Rev 7:17,21:4.

Isa 25:10
25:10 For on this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and
      {l} Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is
      trodden down for the {m} dunghill.

      (l) By Moab are meant all the enemies of his Church.
      (m) There were two cities by this name: one in Judah,
          1Ch 6:81 and another in the land of Moab,
          Jer 48:2 which seems to have been a plentiful
          place of corn, Isa 36:17.