And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.
And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.
Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD.
And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.
 

34:24 David. See also Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 37:24-25. In the coming eternal age of Christ’s kingdom on the renewed earth, the Lord Jesus will occupy “the throne of his father David” (Luke 1:32), which will continue “for ever” (Luke 1:33). In the millennial kingdom preceding this, it seems that David himself, resurrected from the dead with the other Old Testament saints when Christ was resurrected (Matthew 27:52,53), will sit upon the physical throne in Jerusalem.

34:26 showers. During the long centuries of Israel’s worldwide dispersion, the promised land had become largely a desert, and the former rainfall regimes had failed. With the modern return of the exiles, however, the lands have been substantially reclaimed, and the rains have returned in measure.

34:26 showers of blessing. This felicitous phrase provided the inspiration for the well-known gospel hymn with that name. The word translated “showers” is frequently translated “rain,” and is first used in Genesis 7:12, speaking of the “rain” that came down for forty days and nights to destroy the incurably wicked antediluvian population, thus serving as a blessing to those that were saved on the ark from being engulfed in that wickedness.

34:29 plant of renown. Literally, “a plant of the Name,” prophesying the coming reign of Messiah, whose rule would assure full security and provision of all needs. When He came first, He was “as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground” (Isaiah 53:2), with “no beauty that we should desire Him,” but then He shall be a Plant of Renown.


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