New Defender's Study Bible Notes
25:7 covering cast over all people. This “covering” and “vail” probably refers to the death shroud, which eventually covers every face. This will be removed in the coming resurrection.
25:7 spread over all nations. Despite the widespread human opinion that every nation has its own religion and should be encouraged to practice it, the Bible clearly teaches—here and elsewhere—that all nations are blinded, cut off from God’s truth by a deadly veil. Satan, the “god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” (II Corinthians 4:4). Only when the true saving gospel of Christ reaches their minds and hearts, then that “vail is done away in Christ” (II Corinthians 3:14).
25:8 swallow up death. This event will be fulfilled in the promised resurrection. This verse is quoted in the classic resurrection passage (I Corinthians 15:54).
25:8 wipe away tears. Note Revelation 7:17; 21:4.
25:9 waited for Him. “Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). See also II Timothy 4:8.