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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Isaiah 46



Verse 1

Bel. Abbreviation of Baal = lord. Here = Zeus, or Jupiter of the Greek and Roman mythology.

Nebo. Answers to the Egyptian Anubis, Greek Hermes, and Roman Mercurius (compare Acts 14:12). These gods were indeed brought down.

your carriages = the things ye carried about: i.e. in procession (Amos 5:26).

were heavy loaden = are become a burden.

they are a burden = [are even now] loaded on beasts [for exile].

Verse 2

they. Aram, and Syriac, with five early printed editions, read "and they". But some codices, with two early printed editions, omit "and".

themselves = their soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 3

Hearken. Note the two calls to hear: here, and Isaiah 46:12. See App-82.

house of Jacob. See note on Isaiah 2:5.

house of Israel. See note on Isaiah 5:7.

which = who are borne. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 19:4. Deuteronomy 1:31; Deuteronomy 32:11). App-92.

which. Some codices, with two early printed editions, Aramaean, and Septuagint, read "and who".

Verse 4

even = yea. Some codices, with three early printed editions, Syriac, and Vulgate, omit "yea".

Verse 6

god. Hebrew El. App-4.

Verse 8

Remember. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:7). App-92.

men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

bring it again. The Western reading was "and bring it", &c.

transgressors = rebels. Hebrew. pasha". App-44.

Verse 9

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

none. See note on Isaiah 5:8.

Verse 11

the man that executeth My counsel = the man of My counsel: i.e. Cyrus, a type of Messiah, set apart by God for this special service. See App-57.

I will also bring it to pass. Reference to Pentateuch (Numbers 23:19).

Verse 13

shall not tarry = will not be too late.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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