46:6 the heathen raged. See Psalm 2:1. The words for “rage” are different, but essentially synonymous. The result of this last raging of the nations against God will be the very dissolution of the earth. II Peter 3:10 says the earth “will melt.” The Hebrew word for “melt” actually means to be dissolved or to disappear.
46:9 maketh wars to cease. After the turmoil of the raging nations is put down by the Lord of hosts, then “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Isaiah 2:4). Although Satan will make one final attempt to gather the nations “together to battle” against God, they will all be devoured by fire “out of heaven” (Revelation 20:8-9).