above all nations
28:1 above all nations. This magnanimous promise (conditional in part) was implicit in God’s original promise to Abraham. Because of Israel’s disobedience, it has been set aside in the present age. Nevertheless, it will ultimately be fulfilled when Israel as a nation turns back to the one true God of creation and redemption, the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 2:2-4; Zechariah 14:9,17).