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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Isaiah 56

 

 

Verse 1

justice = righteousness.


Verse 2

man = (mortal) man. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

this . . . it. This righteousness . . . this salvation. Both Feminine.

of man = of Adam. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

keepeth the sabbath. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:8-11).


Verse 3

stranger = foreigner. Hebrew. nakar. See Proverbs 5:3.

speak = think.

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.


Verse 4

choose. See note on Isaiah 1:29.


Verse 5

place: or, trophy. Hebrew hand.


Verse 7

to = into. Some codices read "upon".

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

house of prayer. See quotation below. shall be accepted = for acceptance.

Mine house, &c. Quoted in Matthew 21:13. Mark 11:17. Luke 19:46. Contrast "your house" (Matthew 23:38).

people = peoples.


Verse 8

The Lord GOD. Hebrew Adonai Jehovah.


Verse 11

greedy = strong of soul. Hebrew. nephesh (App-13) =

strong of appetite: i.e., as well rendered, "greedy".

every one. Hebrew. "Ish. App-14.


Verse 12

wine. Hebrew. yayin. App-27.

strong drink. Hebrew. shekar. App-27.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 56:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-56.html. 1909-1922.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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