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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Isaiah 26

Verses 1-21

CHAPTER 26 Judah’s Glory Song

1. Praise for Jehovah’s faithfulness and mercies (Isaiah 26:1-6 ) 2. The experiences of waiting during the night (Isaiah 26:7-11 ) 3. The assurance of peace and deliverance (Isaiah 26:12-18 ) 4. Assurance of restoration and preservation (Isaiah 26:19-21 ) We call attention to verses 12-21. Annihilationists base upon these words the evil doctrine that the wicked are not raised, but destroyed. The fact, however, is that Isaiah 26:13 and Isaiah 26:14 do not teach a physical resurrection. The teaching is that the lordship of other nations over Israel is forever gone. No other lords will ever rise again to domineer over Israel.

Death and resurrection are often used in the Old Testament as symbols of Israel’s national death and national resurrection. See Hosea 6:2 ; Ezekiel 37:1-28 ; Daniel 12:2 and Isaiah 26:19 of the present chapter.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 26". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.