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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Isaiah 45

Verses 1-25

CHAPTER 45

The Word of Jehovah to Cyrus, to Israel and to the Ends of the Earth

1. Thus saith Jehovah to Cyrus (Isaiah 45:1-13 ) 2. Thus saith Jehovah: Israel shall be saved (Isaiah 45:14-17 ) 3. Thus saith Jehovah to the ends of the earth: Every knee to bow (Isaiah 45:18-25 ) Cyrus is called in this chapter God’s anointed (Messiah). Jehovah called him by name, but it was for the sake of Israel. But it is well to bear in mind that Cyrus, God’s instrument, called and prepared to make the restoration of a remnant possible, is likewise a type of Christ, through whom alone the promises of God to the nation can be accomplished.

Note the statements “Israel shall be saved in Jehovah with an everlasting salvation” (Isaiah 45:17 ). “All the ends of the earth will be saved” (Isaiah 45:22 ). Then idolatry will be rebuked (Isaiah 49:9-20 ). But notice the order. First Israel must know salvation and as a result the ends of the earth will look and be saved. The most precious gospel truths found here are well known.

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 45". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/isaiah-45.html. 1913-1922.