(a) Meaning, the Gentiles who know not God, would seek him, when he had moved their heart with his Holy Spirit, (Romans 10:20).
(b) He shows the reason for the rejection of the Jews, because they would not obey him or any admonition of his prophets, by whom he called them continually and stretch out his hand to draw them.
(c) He shows that to delight in our own fantasies is the declining from God and the beginning of all superstitions and idolatry.
(d) Which were dedicated to idols.
(e) Meaning their altars, which he thus named by contempt.
(f) To consult with spirits, and to conjure devils, which was forbidden.
(g) Which was contrary to God's commandment, (Leviticus 11:7) ; (Deuteronomy 14:8).
(h) He shows that hypocrisy is always joined with pride and contempt of others.
(i) Their punishment will never have an end.
(k) So that the remembrance of it cannot be forgotten.
(l) Will be both punished together: and this declares how the children are punished for their fathers faults, that is, when the same faults or like are found in them.
(m) That is, it is profitable: meaning that God will not destroy the faithful branches of his vineyard, when he destroys the rotten stocks, that is, the hypocrites.
(n) Which was a plentiful place in Judea to feed sheep, as Achor was for cattle.
(o) By the multitude and number he means their innumerable idols of whom they thought they could never have enough.
(p) Seeing you cannot number your gods, I will number you with the sword.
(q) By my prophets, whom you would not obey.
(r) By these words, eat and drink, he means the blessed life of the faithful, who have always had consolation and full contentment of all things in their God, though sometimes they lack these corporal things.
(s) Meaning, that he would call the Gentiles, who would abhor even the very name of the Jews for their infidelities sake.
(t) Than by the name of the Jews.
(u) By blessing, and by swearing is meant the praising of God for his benefits, and the true worshipping of him, who will not be only in Judea, but through all the world.
(x) I will no longer permit my Church to be desolate as in times past.
(y) I will so altar and change the state of my church, that it will seem to dwell in a new world.
(z) Meaning, in this wonderful restoration of the Church there would be no weakness of youth, nor infirmities of age, but all would be fresh and flourishing: and this is accomplished in the heavenly Jerusalem, when all sins will cease, and the tears will be wiped away.
(a) By which he shows that the infidels and unrepentant sinners have no part of this benediction.
(b) He proposes to the faithful the blessings which are contained in the law, and so under temporal things comprehends the spiritual promises.
(c) Read (Isaiah 11:6).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Isaiah 65". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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