Isaiah 33:10

Hebrew Bible

5 The Lord is exalted, indeed, he lives in heaven; he fills Zion with justice and fairness. 6 He is your constant source of stability; he abundantly provides safety and great wisdom; he gives all this to those who fear him. 7 Look, ambassadors cry out in the streets; messengers sent to make peace weep bitterly. 8 Highways are empty; there are no travelers. Treaties are broken; witnesses are despised, human life is treated with disrespect. 9 The land dries up and withers away; the forest of Lebanon shrivels up and decays. Sharon is like the arid rift valley; Bashan and Carmel are parched. 10 “Now I will rise up,” says the Lord.“ Now I will exalt myself; now I will magnify myself. 11 You conceive straw, you give birth to chaff; your breath is a fire that destroys you.

John 12:32

New Testament

28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard the voice said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him. 30 Jesus said, “This voice has not come for my benefit but for yours. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.)

 Notes and References

"... Together the two passages give us the threefold “now” and the combination “lifted up” and “glorified” of Isaiah 33:10. Isaiah 33:13 is also relevant here: “You who are far away [other nations surrounding Judah], hear what I have done; you who are near [Judeans], acknowledge my power.” Likewise, the deliverance Jesus is about to accomplish will be for those both near and far: “I ... will draw all men to myself” (note the mention of “Greeks” in the context as prodding the promise of Jesus; verse 20; also note John 7:35, where they ask if Jesus intends to go and teach the Greeks among the dispersion). With Isaiah 33:10, 13 (and its historical context) as background, we can see John 12:31-31; 13:13 as the prelude to divine warfare, just as in the time of Isaiah, so that the glorification of Jesus is to be understood as divine glorification in victorious warfare, of which the defeat of Sennacherib is just a figure for the defeat of “the ruler of this world.” The picture of Jerusalem as on the verge of annihilation in the time of Hezekiah, saved “in the nick of time,” when all human hope for deliverance was lost, as a picture of salvation through Jesus might well have inspired Paul’s words to the Romans, “While we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6) ..."

Ronning, John The "High and Lifted Up" Son of Man Christology of John’s Gospel (pp. 1-16) Faith Theological Seminary, 2016

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