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Bible Commentaries

Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Isaiah 48

Verses 1-22

Isaiah 48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

Isaiah 48:13 Word Study on “hath spanned” Strong says the Hebrew word “spanned” ( טָפַח ) (H2946) is a primitive root meaning, “to flatten out, extend,” and figuratively, it means, “to nurse a child.” The Enhanced Strong says it is used 2 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV, “span 1, swaddle 1.”

Isaiah 48:18 “I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit” Comments - Prosperity must be taught. Although greed and covetousness come naturally to the carnal man, true prosperity must be learned from the divine principles of sowing and reaping. Jehoshaphat told the children of Israel that if they would believe God’s Word, they would be established and to believe in His prophets and they would prosper (2 Chronicles 20:20). God even placed within the Mosaic Law a tremendous amount of teaching about prosperity because He wants His children to prosper.

2 Chronicles 20:20, “And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”

Isaiah 48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

Isaiah 48:22 Scripture References - Note:

Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Isaiah 48". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/isaiah-48.html. 2013.