Study Guide

Book of Isaiah Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Branch Out

  • Isaiah continues on the same themes: multiple women are going to all cling to the same man, begging him to take away their shame, and saying that they'll buy their own bread and food.
  • But again, shifting back to how in the end it'll all be good, the prophecy goes on to say that the branch of the Lord will be beautiful and flourishing. Everyone who's left over after all the destruction will be able to have a great time, once God has finished spreading the punishment around.
  • Then, God will create the appearance of a cloud during the day, and a fire by night—like during the Exodus—and will spread a canopy over everyone. The canopy's going to function as a shelter from both heat and from cold.