Verse 16. "Shall save them in that day" - They are his flock, and he is their Shepherd; and, as his own, he shall save and defend them.
"As the stones of a crown" - twsswntm rzn ynba abney nezer mithnosesoth, "crowned stones erecting themselves;" i.e., being set up by themselves, as monuments of some deliverance, they seem to be lifting themselves up; offering themselves to the attention of every passenger. It may however refer to stones anointed with oil; a sort of temporary altars set up to the Lord for a victory gained. The same word is used, Lev. xxi. 12: "Because the crown, rzn nezer, of the anointing oil of his God is upon him." Perhaps most of those upright stones, standing in circles, which pass for druidical monuments, were erected to commemorate victories, or to grace the tomb of an illustrious chief. These verses may refer to some final victory over the enemies of God's people.
Verse 17. "How great is his goodness" - In himself and towards them.
"And how great is his beauty!" - His comeliness, holiness, and purity, put in and upon them.
"Corn shall make the young men cheerful" - They shall be gladdened and strengthened by plenty of food; and they shall speak aloud of God's mercies in their harvest home.
"And new wine the maids." - Who shall prepare the wine from an abundant vintage.