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Bible Commentaries

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. 'I s h . App-14 .

Verse 12

wine. Hebrew. yayin. App-27 .

strong drink. Hebrew. shekar. App-27 .

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