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Bible Commentaries

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Isaiah 11

Verses 1-16


The Coming King and His Kingdom

1. The King: Who He is and what He will do (Isaiah 11:1-5 ) 2. The peace and blessing He brings (Isaiah 11:6-10 ) 3. The gathering of scattered Israel (Isaiah 11:11-16 ) It is a great vision of the future which this chapter unfolds. The critics deny that the blessed Person mentioned in the opening verses is our Lord Jesus. They think Hezekiah or Josiah is meant. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 shows that it is our Lord. Link Isaiah 11:1-5 with Isaiah 9:6-7 . Again His coming in humiliation and His coming in exaltation are here interwoven. We behold His reign in righteousness. Isaiah 11:6-10 need not to be spiritualized, as it is so often done. Romans tells us (Romans 8:18-23 ) that a literal groaning creation, travailing together in pain until now, will be delivered of its groans and curses. The hour of deliverance strikes with the “manifestation of the Sons of God.” However, this manifestation does not take place till the Lord is manifested the second time. In the coming kingdom to be established on earth and ruled over by the King from above, creation will be put back into its original condition.

Israel’s regathering will be from a worldwide dispersion. It will be “the second time.” It does not and cannot mean the return from Babylon, but the return from their present exile of almost 2,000 years.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 11". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.