Isaiah 27:7. “Hath He smitten him, as He smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by Him?
The pronouns in this verse could lead one to give up trying to figure out what it means. I’ve read several explanations. Amazingly enough, they all agree with each other!
Here’s another way to read it:
Has He (God) destroyed him (Jacob) in the same way He (God) destroyed Jacob’s enemies? Or is Jacob (Israel) dealt with in the same way as Jacob’s enemies have been slain?
The answer? No. God’s wrath, poured out on Israel’s enemies, was not and will not be poured out in equal measure on Israel. He punished Israel for her sins, but He will redeem and restore Israel. Israel’s enemies will never be restored (Is. 63:1-5; Zech. 14; Mt. 25:31-46).