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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Isaiah 62



Verse 1

For Zion"s sake, &c. Not fulfilled, therefore, in the Gospel dispensation: for Zion is still trodden down of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24).

I. Here we have Messiah"s intercession for Israel. See "B", p. 1007.

rest. Compare verses: Isaiah 62:6, Isaiah 62:7.

Verse 2

the Gentiles = nations.

called by a new name. As Abraham was (Genesis 17:5), and Jacob (Genesis 32:28).

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

name = expressly name, or specify.

Verse 3

crown = bridal crown. Hebrew. "atarah, as in Isaiah 28:5. 2 Samuel 12:30. Song of Solomon 3:11.

glory = beauty.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 4

Forsaken. Hebrew. Azubah. From azab. See note on Isaiah 1:4.

Desolate. Hebrew. Shemamah. See note on Isaiah 1:7.

Hephzi-bah, which synchronized with this prophecy. See note on 2 Kings 21:1.

Beulah. Hebrew. Be"ulah = married. See note above. Note the Alternation in this verse.

Verse 5

thy sons marry thee. Note the Figure of speech Catachresis (App-6). See note on marry, below.

marry = own, or possess. Hebrew. ba"al = to become an owner, or husband of a wife. See Isaiah 62:4.

Verse 6

day nor night. Hebrew all the day and all the night.

ye that make mention of = ye that remind.

Verse 7

rest = silence, as in Isaiah 62:6.

Verse 8

sworn. Figure of speech Deesis. App-6.

right hand . . . arm. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6.

I will no more give, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:30, Deuteronomy 28:31, &c). App-92.

stranger = foreigner.

wine. Hebrew. tirosh. App-27.

Verse 9

gathered it = gathered it in. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 20:6; Deuteronomy 28:30). Compare Jeremiah 31:5. App-92.

praise the LORD. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 14:23, Deuteronomy 14:26; Deuteronomy 16:11, Deuteronomy 16:14). See note on "shall not" (Isaiah 13:10).

brought it together = gathered it out. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 12:12). App-92.

the courts of My holiness = My holy courts.

Verse 10

the People. In Isaiah 40:3 the way is to be "prepared" for Messiah: here, for His People.

cast up, cast up the highway. Compare Figures of speech Epizeuxis and Polyptoton. App-6. See note on "highway" (Isaiah 7:3).

Verse 11

Behold. Figure of speech. Asterismos. App-6.

world. Hebrew earth. Hebrew. "eretz.

work = recompense.

Verse 12

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5.

Sought out. Hebrew. Derushah.

not forsaken. Hebrew. L"o-Ne"ezabah.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 62:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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