According to this chapter Jesus will defeat enemy nations, especially Moab, and remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. He will prepare a rich feast for all peoples, and will remove the shroud of darkness that covers the nations.
This is a chapter of praise and rejoicing at Jesus' end-time victories and God's deliverance of his people everywhere.

It describes Jesus' end-time defeat and humiliation of Israel's enemies (verse 2 and 5), with a particular focus on Moab (central Jordan) in verses 10 to 12. This is one of many passages that show Jesus fighting muslim nations at his second coming. In verse 3, the survivors of the nations that Jesus has conquered honour and revere him (see also Isaiah 60).

Verse 4 describes God being a protector of the poor in their distress, sheltering them from the storm. This probably alludes to his deliverance and protection of Israel during the Great Tribulation. At the start of the Great Tribulation, Jesus divides the Mount of Olives and makes an escape route for the Jewish refugees fleeing the fall of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14). According to Revelation 12:14 they are then cared for in the desert for the next three and a half years (the duration of the Great Tribulation).

Verse 6 describes the great banquet that God hosts in Jerusalem for believers from all nations at the beginning of the Millenium. Jesus described it as 'the feast in the kingdom of God' (e.g. Luke 13:29). He also described it as God's wedding banquet for his Son (Matthew 22:1-14). There will be plenty of 'aged wine', like the wine that Jesus created from water at the wedding feast in Cana (John 2:1-11).

Verse 7 tells us that God will 'swallow up the shroud that is over all the peoples, the woven covering that is over all the nations'. Isaiah also speaks of this in Isaiah 60:1-3 as the light of Jesus' coming dispels the spiritual darkness that covers the earth.

Verse 8 says he 'will swallow up death permanently', which Paul quotes in 1 Corinthians 15:54 when speaking of the resurrection of all believers at Jesus' second coming. Verse 8 is also similar to Revelation 21:4 'death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain'. Verse 8 also says 'remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth', referring to the disgrace that is often shown to believers, both Jews and Christians.

Verse 9 is a declaration of praise and rejoicing over God's amazing deliverance for those who trusted in him and waited for him to come.

Verse 10 tells us, "the Lord’s power will make this mountain secure". In other words, he will establish Zion. The rest of verses 10 to 12 picture God with his hand of blessing on Israel, but his feet trampling Moab into the manure. It's as though God's foot is on Moab's neck or back while he spreads out his hands trying to swim, face down in deep manure. Moab corresponds with central Jordan, but is possibly used here to represent the fate of the many nations that fight together against Israel in the end-times. It is a picture of their utter defeat and humiliation. Verse 12 tells us that Jesus will knock down their fortified city, throwing it down to the dusty ground. The identity of this city is not given, but its association with Moab may be a reference to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Alternatively, it may refer figuratively to all of Antichrist's fortified defences.
Places: Moab, Jordan, Mount Zion, Jerusalem
Symbols: Banquet, Feast
Tags: Jesus fights muslim nations, Jesus tramples his enemies, Jesus destroys rebel cities, Wedding feast, Banquet, Darkness dispelled, Millennium, Death destroyed, Jesus delivers his people
25 O Lord, you are my God! I will exalt you in praise, I will extol your fame. For you have done extraordinary things, and executed plans made long ago exactly as you decreed.
2 Indeed, you have made the city into a heap of rubble, the fortified town into a heap of ruins; the fortress of foreigners is no longer a city, it will never be rebuilt.
3 So a strong nation will extol you; the towns of powerful nations will fear you.
4 For you are a protector for the poor, a protector for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm, a shade from the heat. Though the breath of tyrants is like a winter rainstorm,
5 like heat in a dry land, you humble the boasting foreigners. Just as the shadow of a cloud causes the heat to subside, so he causes the song of tyrants to cease.
6 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain. At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine – tender meat and choicest wine.
7 On this mountain he will swallow up the shroud that is over all the peoples, the woven covering that is over all the nations;
8 he will swallow up death permanently. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from every face, and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. Indeed, the Lord has announced it!
9 At that time they will say, “Look, here is our God! We waited for him and he delivered us. Here is the Lord! We waited for him. Let’s rejoice and celebrate his deliverance!”
10 For the Lord’s power will make this mountain secure. Moab will be trampled down where it stands, as a heap of straw is trampled down in a manure pile.
11 Moab will spread out its hands in the middle of it, just as a swimmer spreads his hands to swim; the Lord will bring down Moab’s pride as it spreads its hands.
12 The fortified city (along with the very tops of your walls) he will knock down, he will bring it down, he will throw it down to the dusty ground.