Lectionary Calendar
Friday, April 19th, 2024
the Third Week after Easter
Attention!
Take your personal ministry to the Next Level by helping StudyLight build churches and supporting pastors in Uganda.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Commentaries
Isaiah 32

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

Verses 1-20

1-8. Characteristics of the future age.

9-14. A warning of coming desolation to the over-confident people.

15-20. Afterwards shall be a peaceful and prosperous future.

1. The ideal future.

2. Men will defend and protect their inferiors instead of oppressing them.

3. Cp. Isaiah 29:18.

5f. Moral confusion shall cease; men shall be taken at their true value, their character being clearly seen in their actions.

6. Hypocrisy] RV ’profaneness.’

8. By.. stand] RV ’in liberal things shall he continue.’

9-14. Cp. Isaiah 3:16-26.

10. Many.. years] RM ’Days above a year,’ i.e. in little more than a year.

12. Lament.. teats] RV ’smite upon the breasts,’ a gesture of despairing lamentation over the desolated vineyards.

14. Multitude.. city] RV ’populous city.’

15. A limit is set to the desolation. A bright future is in store, when the outward transformation of the country will correspond with the moral reformation (Isaiah 32:16). This change alike in man and in nature is attributed,’ to an outpouring of the divine and life-giving spirit.

19. When] RV ’but’: a judgment is to precede the time of peace just described.

Coming, etc.] RV ’in the downfall of the forest,’ i.e. of the Assyrian. The city] Jerusalem too must be humbled.

20. Refers to the bright future again, when the land shortly to be desolate (Isaiah 32:13-14) shall be fully cultivated. Beside all waters] for the land will be everywhere irrigated (Isaiah 30:25).

Bibliographical Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 32". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/isaiah-32.html. 1909.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile