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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Isaiah 26

Verse 3


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Verse 19

thy dead men

Eliminate the supplied words, men, and, together with. "Body" is in the plural, "bodies." Isaiah 26:19-23.26.21 with chapter 27., constitute Jehovah's answer to the plaint of Israel, Isaiah 26:11-23.26.18. Verse 19 should read: "Thy dead shall live: my dead bodies shall rise" (i.e. the dead bodies of Jehovah's people). The restoration and re-establishment of Israel as a nation is also spoken of as a resurrection Ezekiel 37:1-26.37.11 and many hold that no more than this is meant in Isaiah 26:19. But since the first resurrection is unto participation in the kingdom Revelation 20:4-66.20.6 it seems the better view that both meanings are here.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 26". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.