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It is the gloom of death![a]
    He will swallow it up in victory forever![b]
    And God, Lord Yahweh, will wipe away
    every tear from every face.[c]
    He will remove every trace of disgrace
    that his people have suffered throughout the world,
    for the Lord Yahweh has promised it!

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 25:8 The gloom of death is like a shroud over every life. The curse of death is defeated in Christ so that all may come to the rich, joyous feast of the Lord. See 1 Cor. 15:54-56.
  2. Isaiah 25:8 The Hebrew word netsach can mean “victory” or “forever.” The translation includes both concepts. Netsach comes from a root word that means “to glitter from afar, to excel.” Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection, and ascension have brought an endless victory, endless life, and the conquest of every enemy. Now he waits for his sons and daughters to arise and become the second witness to his eternal victory. See Rom. 8:19-21; 2 Cor. 13:1; Heb. 2:6-13.
  3. Isaiah 25:8 See Rev. 21:4.

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