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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Isaiah 54



Verse 1

Sing = Shout in triumph (Isaiah 52:8, Isaiah 52:9. Zephaniah 3:14). Quoted in Galatians 1:4, Galatians 1:27.

barren. Refers to Sarah.

break forth into singing. See note on Isaiah 14:7.

children = sons.

desolate. See note on Isaiah 1:7.

married wife = the husbanded one.

the Lord. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 2

stakes = tent-pegs.

Verse 3

Gentiles = nations.

Verse 4

Fear not. ashamed. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:6). Compare Isaiah 44:16, Isaiah 44:17.

the shame of thy youth. Reference to Israel"s days of idolatry. Compare Jeremiah 3:24, Jeremiah 3:25.

Verse 5

Maker. Hebrew, plural. Reference to the triune Jehovah.

the LORD of hosts. See note on 1 Samuel 1:3. thy Redeemer = thy kinsman-Redeemer. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 48:16. Exodus 6:6; Exodus 15:13). App-92.

the Holy One of Israel. See note on Isaiah 1:4.

The God of the whole earth. This is-the title connecting Jehovah with universal dominion. Compare "The Lord of the whole earth" in Joshua 3:11, Joshua 3:13. Zechariah 6:5.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 6

forsaken. See note on Isaiah 1:4.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 7

gather thee = gather thee out.

Verse 8

a little wrath = in an overflow of wrath.

I hid My face. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 31:17, Deuteronomy 31:18). Compare Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 53:3; Isaiah 64:7. See App-92.

everlasting kindness. See note on "ancient", Isaiah 44:7.

Verse 9

the waters of Noah. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis Chapters 6-9). See App-92.

thee. Supply Ellipsis, "thee [for ever]". Some codices, reading one word instead of two,with Aramaean, Syriac, and Vulgate read "the days of Noah. . . .when [I sware, &c.]".

I have sworn = when I sware. Reference to Pentateuch. (Genesis 8-9). Noah is nowhere else mentioned in the O.T. except in lCh . Ezekiel 14:14-20. See App-92. thee. Supply Ellipsis (App-6), "thee [for ever]".

Verse 12

windows = battlements. borders = boundaries.

Verse 13

all thy children, &c. Quoted in John 6:45.

of = by. Genitive (of Origin). App-17.

Verse 14

not. See note on "no" (Isaiah 5:8).

Verse 15

they: i.e. the enemies of Israel (Psalms 56:7; Psalms 59:4).

shall fall = shall be overthrown (Compare Isaiah 8:14).

Verse 16

I have created. Compare Isaiah 45:7, Isaiah 45:8.

instrument = weapon.

Verse 17

weapon. Same word as instrument (Isaiah 54:16).


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 54:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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