Isaiah's prophecy about Judah and Jerusalem
This description of a future Messianic Age contains powerful imagery of peace. Across the street from the United Nations headquarters in New York City is a small park bordered by the Isaiah Wall, inscribed with the words of Isaiah 2:4. These same words describing a time of peace have been used by pop icon Michael Jackson in “Heal the World,” in the “Finale” of Les Misérables, and by American president Dwight Eisenhower in his farewell address. Such a peace will come when the God of Jacob teaches his people of his ways and they walk in his paths.
The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
And it shall come to pass in the last days,
that the mountain of the LORD's house
shall be established in the top of the mountains,
and shall be exalted above the hills;
and all nations shall flow unto it.
And many people shall go and say,
Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways,
and we will walk in his paths:
for out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And he shall judge among the nations,
and shall rebuke many people:
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruninghooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob, come ye,
and let us walk in the light of the LORD.