Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Isaiah Chapter 19
Metaphysically Interpreting Isaiah 19:18-25
19:18In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Jehovah of hosts; one shall be called The city of destruction.
19:19In that day shall there be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to Jehovah. 19:20And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto Jehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they shall cry unto Jehovah because of oppressors, and he will send them a saviour, and a defender, and he will deliver them. 19:21And Jehovah shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know Jehovah in that day; yea, they shall worship with sacrifice and oblation, and shall vow a vow unto Jehovah, and shall perform it. 19:22And Jehovah will smite Egypt, smiting and healing; and they shall return unto Jehovah, and he will be entreated of them, and will heal them.
19:23In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrians.
19:24In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;19:25for that Jehovah of hosts hath blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
October 21, 1923: Isaiah 19:23-25
What is the meaning of the idea symbolically expressed in verses 23 and 25? In this text Isaiah symbolically describes the unification of material substance (Egypt) and the psychic forces (Assyria) under the control of spiritual thought (Israel).
How will this unification in Spirit come to pass? The restitution of all things will be accomplished through Jehovistic or Christ power, as described in verse 25: “For that Jehovah of hosts hath blessed them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands and Israel mine inheritance.”
October 16, 1949: Isaiah 19:19-25
Is it possible for the sense nature (Egypt) to undergo regeneration? Yes. “Jehovah shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know Jehovah in that day.”
How can peoples or nations of diverse cultures live together in peace? By following a system of free interchange of thought and opinion and by being good neighbors in the best sense of that term. “There shall be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria.” They thus get to know one another.
Is community of worship or a common faith a strong bond between nations? It is when faith is accorded its rightful importance in the life of a nation or a people. “The Egyptians shall worship with the Assyrians.”
Is the blessing of Truth free to all? It is free to all who will accept and express it.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 01-18-2014