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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Isaiah 2

Introduction

1Isaiah prophesies the coming of Christ's kingdom.
6Wickedness is the cause of God's forsaking.
10He exhorts to fear, because of the powerful effects of God's majesty.

Verse 1

The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
saw
1:1; 13:1; Amos 1:1; Micah 1:1; 6:9; Habakkuk 1:1
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:2 - the son of Amoz; Jeremiah 1:1 - words; Micah 4:1 - in the last; Luke 24:47 - among; Acts 3:19 - when; Acts 13:47 - that thou; Romans 11:25 - until; 2 Peter 3:12 - melt

Verse 2

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
And it shall
Micah 4:1-3
in the last
Genesis 49:1; Numbers 24:14; Job 19:25; Jeremiah 23:20; 30:24; 48:47; 49:39; Ezekiel 38:16; Daniel 2:28; 10:14; Acts 2:17; 2 Timothy 3:1; Hebrews 1:2; 2 Peter 3:3
the mountain
30:29; Psalms 68:15,16; Daniel 2:35,45; Zechariah 8:3; Revelation 20:4; 21:10-27
established
or, prepared. and all.
11:10; 27:13; 49:6; 60:11,12; Psalms 2:8; 22:27; 72:8,17-19; 86:9; Jeremiah 3:17; Malachi 3:12; Revelation 11:15
Reciprocal: Genesis 49:10 - the gathering; Numbers 24:7 - his kingdom; 1 Kings 4:34 - General; 2 Kings 6:27 - whence; Psalm 48:1 - mountain; Psalm 48:8 - God; Psalm 66:4 - General; Psalm 72:16 - upon; Psalm 87:1 - the holy; Psalm 102:16 - When; Psalm 115:14 - Lord; Song of Solomon 4:6 - the mountain; Isaiah 10:32 - the mount; Isaiah 14:13 - the mount; Isaiah 25:6 - in this; Isaiah 30:8 - the time to come; Isaiah 42:4 - and the isles; Isaiah 49:12 - these shall; Isaiah 49:22 - Behold; Isaiah 51:5 - my salvation; Isaiah 54:3 - thou shalt; Isaiah 56:7 - them will; Isaiah 60:3 - the Gentiles; Isaiah 65:1 - I am sought; Isaiah 65:11 - my holy; Isaiah 66:18 - that I; Jeremiah 16:19 - Gentiles; Jeremiah 17:3 - my; Jeremiah 26:18 - the mountain; Jeremiah 31:6 - Arise; Jeremiah 31:12 - the height; Jeremiah 51:44 - the nations; Ezekiel 16:61 - when; Ezekiel 17:22 - upon; Ezekiel 17:23 - under; Ezekiel 20:40 - in mine; Ezekiel 34:26 - my hill; Ezekiel 40:2 - a very; Daniel 11:45 - in the; Hosea 3:5 - in the; Micah 3:12 - the mountain; Zephaniah 2:11 - and men; Zechariah 2:11 - many; Zechariah 8:20 - there; Zechariah 14:9 - the Lord; Matthew 6:10 - Thy kingdom; Matthew 8:11 - That; Matthew 13:32 - the least; Mark 4:31 - is less than; Luke 11:2 - Thy kingdom; Luke 13:19 - and it; Acts 15:17 - the residue; Galatians 4:26 - Jerusalem; Ephesians 1:10 - in the; 1 Timothy 4:1 - the latter; Titus 2:11 - hath appeared; Hebrews 9:26 - in; James 5:3 - the last; Revelation 7:9 - a great; Revelation 21:24 - the nations

Verse 3

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Come ye
Jeremiah 31:6; 50:4,5; Zechariah 8:20-23
he will teach
Deuteronomy 6:1; Psalms 25:8,9; Matthew 7:24; Luke 11:28; John 7:17; Acts 10:33; James 1:25
for out
51:4,5; Psalms 110:2; Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8; 13:46-48; Romans 10:18
Reciprocal: Numbers 10:29 - come; Deuteronomy 33:19 - call the people; Psalm 16:11 - path; Psalm 25:4 - General; Psalm 48:1 - mountain; Psalm 51:13 - ways; Psalm 55:14 - We took sweet counsel together; Psalm 68:15 - of God; Psalm 72:16 - upon; Psalm 87:1 - the holy; Psalm 94:10 - teacheth man; Psalm 102:16 - When; Psalm 115:14 - Lord; Psalm 119:35 - the path; Psalm 119:64 - teach; Psalm 121:1 - lift up; Psalm 122:1 - Let us go; Psalm 128:5 - bless thee; Psalm 132:7 - will go; Proverbs 8:20 - lead; Isaiah 2:5 - come ye; Isaiah 25:6 - in this; Isaiah 27:13 - and shall; Isaiah 30:29 - the mountain; Isaiah 32:17 - quietness; Isaiah 48:17 - which teacheth; Isaiah 49:12 - these shall; Isaiah 49:22 - Behold; Isaiah 54:13 - all; Isaiah 56:7 - them will; Isaiah 65:1 - I am sought; Jeremiah 16:19 - Gentiles; Jeremiah 17:3 - my; Jeremiah 26:18 - the mountain; Jeremiah 42:3 - General; Ezekiel 17:22 - upon; Ezekiel 20:40 - in mine; Ezekiel 40:2 - a very; Ezekiel 47:1 - from under the threshold; Daniel 2:35 - became; Hosea 6:1 - and let; Micah 3:12 - the mountain; Micah 4:2 - and say; Zechariah 8:3 - the mountain; Matthew 8:11 - That; Mark 4:31 - is less than; Luke 2:44 - in; Luke 13:19 - and it; John 1:41 - first; John 4:22 - for; John 6:45 - And they; John 8:32 - ye shall; Acts 10:24 - and had; Acts 15:17 - the residue; 1 Corinthians 14:36 - came; Galatians 4:26 - Jerusalem; Ephesians 2:10 - walk; 1 Thessalonians 1:8 - from; Titus 2:11 - hath appeared; Hebrews 8:11 - they shall; Revelation 7:9 - a great; Revelation 11:15 - The kingdoms; Revelation 22:17 - let him that heareth

Verse 4

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
And he
11:3,4; 1 Samuel 2:10; Psalms 82:8; 96:13; 110:6; John 16:8-11; Acts 17:31; Revelation 19:11
and they
9:7; 11:6-9; Psalms 46:9; Hosea 2:18; Joel 3:10; Micah 4:3; Zechariah 9:10
pruning-hooks
or, scythes. neither.
60:17,18; Psalms 72:3-7
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 20:12 - wilt; Job 29:3 - by his light; Psalm 72:7 - abundance; Isaiah 11:9 - not hurt; Isaiah 32:17 - quietness; Isaiah 54:14 - for thou; Isaiah 65:25 - shall not; Jeremiah 10:7 - O King; Jeremiah 23:6 - dwell; Jeremiah 33:6 - and will; Joel 3:12 - for; James 3:17 - peaceable

Verse 5

O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
come ye
3; 50:10,11; 60:1,19; Psalms 89:15; Luke 1:79; John 12:35,36; Romans 13:12-14; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5,6; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 21:23,24
Reciprocal: Job 33:30 - enlightened; Psalm 26:3 - and; Psalm 27:1 - light; Psalm 36:9 - in thy; Psalm 56:13 - walk; Song of Solomon 6:1 - that; Jeremiah 6:16 - and walk; Hosea 11:10 - walk; Micah 4:5 - and we; Micah 7:8 - the Lord; Zechariah 10:12 - walk; Colossians 2:6 - walk; Revelation 22:17 - Come

Verse 6

Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Therefore
Deuteronomy 31:16,17; 2 Chronicles 15:2; 24:20; Lamentations 5:20; Romans 11:1,2,20
from the east
or, more than the east.
Numbers 23:7
and are
8:19; 47:12,13; Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 19:31; 20:6; Deuteronomy 18:10-14; 1 Chronicles 10:13
and they
Exodus 34:16; Numbers 25:1,2; Deuteronomy 21:11-13; 1 Kings 11:1,2; Nehemiah 13:23; Psalms 106:35; Jeremiah 10:2
please themselves in
or, abound with, etc.
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 16:15 - for me to inquire by; Nehemiah 9:2 - strangers; Jeremiah 2:25 - for I have; Jeremiah 12:7 - have forsaken; Micah 5:12 - General

Verse 7

Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
land
Deuteronomy 17:16,17; 1 Kings 10:21-27; 2 Chronicles 9:20-25; Jeremiah 5:27,28; James 5:1-3; Revelation 18:3,11-17
their land is
30:16; 31:1; Deuteronomy 17:16; 1 Kings 4:26; 10:26; Psalms 20:7; Hosea 14:3
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 1:5 - and he; 2 Chronicles 9:28 - brought; Job 3:15 - who filled their houses

Verse 8

Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
is full
57:5; 2 Chronicles 27:2; 28:2-4,23-25; 33:3-7; Jeremiah 2:28; 11:13; Ezekiel 16:23-25; Hosea 12:11; Acts 17:16
worship
37:19; 44:15-20; Deuteronomy 4:28; Psalms 115:4-8; Hosea 8:6; 13:2; 14:3; Revelation 9:20
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 16:7 - with the work; 2 Kings 22:17 - the works; 2 Chronicles 9:28 - brought; 2 Chronicles 32:19 - the work; 2 Chronicles 34:25 - Because; Isaiah 17:8 - the work; Isaiah 40:20 - chooseth; Isaiah 46:6 - they fall; Jeremiah 1:16 - worshipped; Micah 5:13 - no; Acts 7:41 - rejoiced

Verse 9

And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
the mean
5:15; Psalms 49:2; Jeremiah 5:4,5; Romans 3:23; Revelation 6:15-17
humbleth
57:9; Colossians 2:18,23
therefore
27:11; Joshua 24:19; Jeremiah 18:23; Mark 3:29
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:17 - the works; 2 Chronicles 34:25 - Because; Proverbs 6:35 - regard; Isaiah 24:2 - as with the people; Isaiah 40:20 - chooseth; Acts 7:41 - rejoiced

Verse 10

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
Enter
19-21; 10:3; 42:22; Judges 6:1,2; Job 30:5,6; Hosea 10:8; Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:15,16
for fear
6:3-5; Job 31:23; 37:22-24; Psalms 90:11; Jeremiah 10:7,10; Luke 12:5; Revelation 15:3,4
Reciprocal: Joshua 10:16 - and hid; 1 Chronicles 29:11 - majesty; Job 40:13 - Hide; Isaiah 2:21 - go; Isaiah 26:10 - in the; Jeremiah 13:9 - the pride; Daniel 10:7 - so; Micah 1:3 - and tread; Nahum 3:11 - thou shalt be hid; 2 Thessalonians 1:9 - the glory; Revelation 21:23 - for

Verse 11

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
lofty
17; 5:15,16; 13:11; 24:21; Job 40:10-12; Psalms 18:27; Jeremiah 50:31,32; Malachi 4:1; Luke 18:14; 1 Peter 5:5
and the Lord
5:16; 12:4; Jeremiah 9:24; 1 Corinthians 1:29-31; 2 Corinthians 10:17
in that day
4:1; 11:10,11; 12:1,4; 24:21; 25:9; 26:1; 27:1,2,12,13; 28:5; 29:18; 30:23; 52:6; Jeremiah 30:7,8; Ezekiel 38:14,19; 39:11,22; Hosea 2:16,18,21; Joel 3:18; Amos 9:11; Obadiah 1:8; Micah 4:6; 5:10; 7:11,12; Zephaniah 3:11,16; Zechariah 9:16
Reciprocal: Exodus 10:3 - humble; Exodus 14:4 - I will be; Judges 7:2 - Israel; 2 Samuel 22:28 - but thine; 1 Kings 20:32 - Thy servant; 2 Kings 14:13 - took Amaziah; 1 Chronicles 29:11 - exalted; Job 33:17 - hide; Job 40:11 - behold; Psalm 10:4 - the pride; Psalm 46:10 - I will be; Psalm 57:5 - Be thou; Psalm 94:2 - render; Psalm 101:5 - an high; Psalm 119:21 - rebuked; Psalm 138:6 - but the proud; Proverbs 6:17 - A proud look; Proverbs 16:18 - General; Proverbs 21:4 - An high look; Proverbs 29:23 - man's; Proverbs 30:13 - General; Isaiah 10:12 - the glory; Isaiah 10:33 - and the haughty; Isaiah 16:6 - have; Isaiah 19:18 - that day; Isaiah 23:9 - to stain; Isaiah 24:4 - haughty people; Isaiah 25:11 - he shall bring; Isaiah 29:4 - thou shalt; Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord; Jeremiah 48:29 - his loftiness; Micah 2:3 - go; Habakkuk 2:5 - a proud man; Zechariah 12:7 - save; Matthew 7:22 - to me; Luke 3:5 - valley; Luke 4:8 - only; Luke 14:11 - whosoever; Romans 11:20 - Be; 1 Corinthians 1:28 - to bring; 2 Corinthians 10:5 - and every; James 4:6 - God; 1 Peter 5:6 - Humble

Verse 12

For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
the day
13:6,9; Jeremiah 46:10; Ezekiel 13:5; Amos 5:18; Malachi 4:5; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:2
upon
23:9; Proverbs 6:16,17; 16:5; Daniel 4:37; 5:20-24; Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11; James 4:6
Reciprocal: Exodus 14:4 - I will be; Leviticus 26:19 - will break; Deuteronomy 17:20 - his heart; 1 Samuel 2:7 - bringeth; 1 Kings 20:32 - Thy servant; 2 Kings 14:13 - took Amaziah; Job 26:12 - he smiteth; Job 40:11 - behold; Psalm 94:2 - render; Psalm 119:21 - rebuked; Proverbs 15:25 - destroy; Proverbs 16:18 - General; Proverbs 29:23 - man's; Isaiah 24:4 - haughty people; Isaiah 26:5 - bringeth; Isaiah 27:9 - the groves; Isaiah 40:4 - every mountain; Isaiah 42:15 - General; Jeremiah 25:35 - the shepherds; Jeremiah 30:7 - for; Jeremiah 48:29 - his loftiness; Ezekiel 28:2 - Because; Daniel 5:23 - lifted; Joel 2:1 - for the; Micah 2:3 - go; Micah 5:11 - and throw; Micah 6:1 - before; Nahum 1:5 - mountains; Habakkuk 2:5 - a proud man; Zephaniah 1:7 - for the day; Zephaniah 1:16 - and against; Zechariah 9:6 - General; Zechariah 11:2 - Howl; Zechariah 14:1 - General; Malachi 4:1 - and all the; Acts 2:20 - great; 2 Corinthians 10:5 - and every; 1 Timothy 3:6 - lest; 2 Peter 3:10 - the day; Revelation 8:7 - the third

Verse 13

And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
10:33,34; 14:8; 37:24; Ezekiel 31:3-12; Amos 2:5; Zechariah 11:1,2
Reciprocal: Judges 9:15 - the cedars; Psalm 29:5 - General; Isaiah 3:2 - mighty; Ezekiel 17:24 - have brought; Ezekiel 27:6 - the oaks; Revelation 8:7 - the third

Verse 14

And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
30:25; 40:4; Psalms 68:16; 110:5,6; 2 Corinthians 10:5
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 17:24 - have brought; Revelation 6:14 - and every; Revelation 16:20 - General

Verse 16

And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
the ships
23:1; 1 Kings 10:22; 22:48,49; Psalms 47:7; Revelation 18:17-19
pleasant pictures
Heb. pictures of desire.
Numbers 33:52; Revelation 18:11
Reciprocal: Psalm 48:7 - ships; Isaiah 60:9 - the ships; Jeremiah 25:34 - pleasant vessel; Ezekiel 27:12 - General; Ezekiel 27:25 - ships; Daniel 11:8 - their precious vessels; Jonah 1:3 - Tarshish; Revelation 8:9 - the ships

Verse 17

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
the loftiness
11; 13:11; Jeremiah 48:29,30; Ezekiel 28:2-7
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 8:2 - to humble; Judges 7:2 - Israel; 2 Chronicles 33:15 - he took; Job 40:11 - behold; Psalm 46:10 - I will be; Psalm 57:5 - Be thou; Psalm 94:2 - render; Psalm 138:6 - but the proud; Proverbs 21:4 - An high look; Isaiah 4:1 - And in; Isaiah 5:15 - the mean; Isaiah 12:4 - his name; Isaiah 23:9 - to stain; Isaiah 33:5 - The Lord; Jeremiah 9:15 - I will; Hosea 2:18 - in that day; Habakkuk 2:5 - a proud man; Matthew 7:22 - to me; Luke 14:11 - whosoever; Romans 11:20 - Be; 1 Corinthians 1:28 - to bring; 2 Corinthians 10:5 - and every; 1 Thessalonians 1:9 - ye; James 4:6 - God

Verse 18

And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
the idols
27:9; Ezekiel 36:25; 37:23; Hosea 14:8; Zephaniah 1:3; Zechariah 13:2
he shall utterly abolish
or, shall utterly pass away.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:21 - 1took; 1 Samuel 5:4 - the head; 2 Kings 11:18 - brake they; 2 Chronicles 23:17 - brake his altars; 2 Chronicles 30:14 - altars; Isaiah 17:8 - he shall; Jeremiah 10:11 - they; Jeremiah 10:15 - in the; Ezekiel 6:6 - your altars; Ezekiel 16:41 - and I; Micah 5:12 - General

Verse 19

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
And they
10,21; 1 Samuel 13:6; 14:11; Jeremiah 16:16; Hosea 10:8; Micah 7:17; Luke 23:30; Hebrews 11:38; Revelation 6:15; 9:6
earth
Heb. dust. for fear.
10; 2 Thessalonians 1:9
when he
30:32; Psalms 7:6; 18:6-15; 76:7-9; 114:5-7; Micah 1:3,4; Nahum 1:3-6; Habakkuk 3:3-14; Haggai 2:6,21,22; Hebrews 12:26; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 6:12-14; Revelation 11:13,19; 16:18; 20:11
Reciprocal: Joshua 10:16 - in a cave; 1 Samuel 5:4 - the head; 2 Samuel 22:46 - out; Job 9:6 - shaketh; Job 30:6 - dwell; Job 37:22 - with; Psalm 66:3 - How terrible; Isaiah 7:19 - in the holes; Isaiah 23:11 - stretched; Isaiah 24:22 - they shall; Isaiah 32:11 - be troubled; Jeremiah 4:29 - they shall go; Jeremiah 48:28 - leave; Ezekiel 26:15 - shake; Amos 9:2 - dig; Nahum 3:11 - thou shalt be hid; Luke 4:44 - Galilee; Revelation 21:23 - for

Verse 20

In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
cast
30:22; 31:7; 46:1; Hosea 14:8; Philippians 3:7,8
his idols of silver
Heb. the idols of his silver, etc.
46:6
each one for himself to
or, for him to.
Reciprocal: Genesis 35:4 - hid them; Leviticus 11:19 - bat; Leviticus 26:1 - Ye shall; Deuteronomy 7:26 - but thou shalt; 2 Kings 7:7 - and fled for their life; 2 Kings 7:15 - had cast away; Job 2:4 - all that; Job 36:19 - Will; Ecclesiastes 3:6 - and a time to cast; Ecclesiastes 5:13 - riches; Isaiah 10:3 - where; Isaiah 26:1 - that day; Isaiah 44:9 - and their; Jeremiah 48:13 - ashamed; Ezekiel 6:6 - your altars; Ezekiel 7:19 - shall cast; Ezekiel 14:6 - turn; Ezekiel 20:7 - Cast; Daniel 3:1 - made; Hosea 14:3 - neither; Amos 4:3 - them into the palace; Micah 5:12 - General; Zephaniah 1:18 - their silver; Zechariah 13:2 - I will cut; Matthew 18:8 - and cast; Acts 19:19 - and burned; Romans 13:12 - cast; James 1:21 - lay; 1 Peter 2:1 - laying

Verse 21

To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
go
10,19; Exodus 33:22; Job 30:6; Song of Solomon 2:14
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:46 - out; Job 2:4 - all that; Job 9:6 - shaketh; Isaiah 7:19 - in the holes; Isaiah 10:3 - where; Isaiah 30:22 - defile; Isaiah 32:11 - be troubled; Isaiah 44:9 - and their; Jeremiah 49:8 - dwell; Jeremiah 49:16 - dwellest; Ezekiel 20:7 - Cast; Zephaniah 1:18 - their silver; Matthew 18:8 - and cast; Acts 19:19 - and burned; 2 Thessalonians 1:9 - the glory; Revelation 21:23 - for

Verse 22

Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Cease
Psalms 62:9; 146:3; Jeremiah 17:5
whose
Genesis 2:7; 7:22; Job 27:3
for wherein
Job 7:15-21; Psalms 8:4; 144:3,4 Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 9:20 - it was; 2 Chronicles 14:11 - man; Job 4:21 - die; Job 6:21 - ye are nothing; Psalm 108:12 - for vain; Psalm 146:4 - his thoughts; Isaiah 3:1 - behold; Isaiah 20:5 - their glory; Isaiah 30:7 - Their; Isaiah 51:12 - that thou; Jeremiah 9:15 - I will; Daniel 6:9 - signed; Luke 8:43 - had; 1 Corinthians 4:6 - that ye; James 2:26 - as

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/isaiah-2.html.