Verse 1 – And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, “We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.”
These next verse should have been included in the previous chapter because it’s the same prophecy. In verse one, the casualties of war took most of the men, so there are seven women to one man.
Verse 2 – In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.
“That day”, after the judgment previously described. The “Branch of the Lord”, could mean those who were saved by God’s mercy and grace. Those protected will be set apart to God when the Messiah rules the earth (Jeremiah 23:5, 6; Zechariah 6:12, 13).
Verse 3 – And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and he who remains in Jerusalem will be called holy – everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
The remnant will be holy. Holiness means set apart or consecrated for service to the Lord, and an obedient lifestyle.
Verse 4 – When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit judgment and by the spirit of burning,
Verse 5 – then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a could and smoke by day and the shinning of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.
When Moses led the people from Egypt and they were in the wilderness, God’s presence covered them with a cloud by day and fire by night. Isaiah uses this to show that the future remnant will again enjoy an intimate and assuring relationship with God after the judgment.
Verse 6 – And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.