I am found, &c. Quoted in Romans 10:20, Romans 10:21.
Behold Me. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. See note on Isaiah 24:16.
a nation that was not called by My name. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:21), and to the Dispensation of the Acts.
good = right. Compare Psalms 36:4.
provoketh Me to anger. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:21, the same word, though not the same form). App-92.
that sacrificeth in gardens. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 17:5).
upon altars of brick = upon the bricks: i.e. not on the golden altar of incense.
graves = tombs. Hebrew. keber. App-35.
monuments = secret places. Probably in heathen temples.
eat swine"s flesh. Reference to Pentateuch, where this was forbidden (Leviticus 11:7. Deuteronomy 14:8). App-92. Bones of swine were found at Gezer. See note on 1 Kings 9:15.
broth. The reference is to a sacrificial feast of unclean food.
abominable things. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 7:18; Leviticus 19:7). The Hebrew word (piggul) is found only in Ezekiel 4:14, beside these passages. App-92.
it is written. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 32:35. Lev 26. Deut 32).
will recompense, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:35, the same word, and is unique in its occurrence). App-92.
iniquities. Hebrew. "avah. App-44.
Thus saith the LORD. Note the frequent occurrence of this expression in predicting these new things.
As = According as.
new wine. Hebrew. tirosh. App-27. Here is further reference to the new Israel. See notes on Isaiah 65:1.
My servants" sake. Some codices, with one early printed edition, and Septuagint, read "servant"s (singular): i.e. Messiah (see note on Isaiah 37:35): = "for the sake of My servant".
a seed. A further reference to the new Israel of Isaiah 26:2; Isaiah 66:7, Isaiah 66:8. Matthew 21:43.
Sharon. See note on Isaiah 33:9. valley of Achor. As in Hosea 2:15. The only two references to the history of Joshua 7.
that troop. Hebrew Gad, the well-known Syrian god of "Fate".
furnish the drink offering = fill up the
mixed wine. Hebrew. mimsak. App-27. Compare Jeremiah 7:18.
that number. Hebrew. m"ni. Same as the god Manu (= Destiny) of the Assyrian inscriptions.
number = destroy. Hebrew. manithi. Figure of speech Paronomasia, with the name of the god, Meni.
Behold, &c. Figure of speech Asterismos (App-6), for emphasis. Figure of speech Symploke. Luke 6:25 refers to the period prophesied here.
My servants. Refers to the new Israel of Isaiah 26:2; Isaiah 66:7, Isaiah 66:8. Matthew 21:43.
vexation = breaking.
spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.
by another name: i.e. Hephzi-bah. See Isaiah 62:4.
That = So that.
he who blesseth, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4).
truth = faithfulness. Compare 2 Corinthians 1:20.
shall swear, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 6:13).
new heavens, &c. : i.e. new, in respect to the old. Not the "new" of 2 Peter 3:13, or Revelation 21:1. Note the contrast of this with the only two references to the history of Rev 21:
Name, Jerusalem (Hephzi"bah, Isaiah 65:18)
Position, on mountain (Isaiah 65:25).
Privileges, Isaiah 65:18-20.
Character, sinners there (Isaiah 65:20).
Character, prayer (Isaiah 65:24).
Employment, labour, planting, building (Isaiah 65:21).
New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:2) ;
"great", "holy" (Revelation 21:10).
out of heaven (Revelation 21:2).
no sinners (Revelation 21:27).
no temple (Revelation 21:22).
already built by God (Revelation 21:12-25; Revelation 22:3-5).
for ever. Chaldee Targum renders it "in the world of worlds": i.e. the most glorious world.
no more heard. Therefore not the restoration of Ezra-Nehemiah, or the Church of God now.
There. Some codices read "And there".
of days: i.e. of a few days.
child shall die = youth may die: i.e. neither early death, nor premature decay.
accursed = cut off. Compare Psalms 101:8.
they shall build, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Leviticus 26:16. Deuteronomy 28:41).
elect = chosen.
They shall not labour in vain. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 28:41, reversed). Compare Leviticus 26:16. App-92.
before they call, &c. A reference to Isaiah 30:19. The blessing of Messiah (Psalms 21:3) now extended to the new Israel.
wolf, &c. As in Isaiah 11:6, Isaiah 11:7, Isaiah 11:9, which is Millennial, not eternal.
together = as one. Hebrew "echad. Same word as "one" in Deuteronomy 6:4, i.e. one of others. Occurs in former part of Isaiah (Isaiah 4:1; Isaiah 5:10; Isaiah 6:2, Isaiah 6:6; Isaiah 9:14; Isaiah 10:17; Isaiah 19:18, &c.); and, in the latter part (Isaiah 47:9; Isaiah 51:2, &c.) See App-79.
dust. Never was the serpent"s food. It is used as a powerful Figure of Speech, or Idiom, as in Psalms 72:9 Compare Proverbs 20:17.
the serpent"s, &c. = as for the serpent, dust shall be his food: i.e. the Old Serpent (Revelation 20:2), who brought in all the sin and misery to the world and to Israel, will then be bound (Revelation 20:1-3), and he will lick the dust, the symbol of his humiliation, disappointment, and defeat. Referring to the Figures of speech used in Genesis 3:14. See App-19.
in all My holy mountain. See note on Isaiah 11:9.
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