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And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD'S.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

21 saviours. In the last days, “out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:3). There is, of course, only one Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and He shall reign from Jerusalem in that day. However, Christ has also promised that “he that overcometh…to him will I give power over the nations; And he shall rule them with a rod of iron” (Revelation 2:26-27). “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection . . . they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6). In this sense, therefore, all the redeemed of this age can be considered as “saviors,” reigning with the one true Savior, in the age to come. In any case, “the kingdom shall be the LORD’s!”

21 mount of Esau. The “mount of Esau” was Mount Seir, whereas “Mount Zion” could be called the mount of Jacob. Thus the age-long enmity between Jacob and Esau could be personified as a rivalry between Mount Seir and Mount Zion. “Yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau” (Malachi 1:2-3). Such was God’s evaluation of this rivalry, leading finally to Esau’s (Edom’s) destruction.

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