The following comments are from Navigator's and Quiet Time Diary journals. One verse will be entered, then the comment, then the date.
:2 See, I will make you small among the nations; you will be utterly despised.
It seems that we are very small in comparison to the whole human family, but few people are willing to be true witnesses of God's grace and how He has been revealed in their lives. Those people who are called will be despised by others that are of the "world" and will be persecuted for their beliefs. (DRM 12/6/86) This could also speak of prophetic Israel. (DRM 1/10/2004)
:17 "But on Mount Zion there will be
those who escape,
This section [verses 15-21] mostly refers to different "tribes" of Israel and what areas they will possess in the future. Perhaps the point is that there will be Jewish believers at the end - and He will protect them. There is hope! (DRM 1/31/04)
The deliverers will ascend Mount Zion
This is another prophetic verse about
the future of Israel and God's future rule of the nations.