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Bible Commentaries

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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/isaiah-62.html. 1909-1922.