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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Isaiah 4

Introduction

1In the extremity of evils, Christ's kingdom shall be a sanctuary.

Verse 1

And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
And in
2:11,17; 10:20; 17:7; Luke 21:22
seven
3:25,26; 13:12
We will eat
2 Thessalonians 3:12
let us be called by thy name
Heb. let thy name be called upon us. to take away. or, take thou away. reproach.
Genesis 30:23; 1 Samuel 1:6; Luke 1:25
Reciprocal: Genesis 19:31 - to come; Genesis 31:7 - ten times; 2 Samuel 6:23 - Michal; Job 19:5 - plead; Psalm 78:63 - maidens; Isaiah 3:6 - a man; Jeremiah 9:20 - hear; Jeremiah 15:8 - widows; Ezekiel 38:14 - in that; Zechariah 8:23 - take

Verse 2

In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
the branch
11:1; 60:21; Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15; Ezekiel 17:22,23; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12
beautiful and glorious
Heb. beauty and glory.
Exodus 28:2; Zechariah 9:17; John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Peter 1:16
the fruit
27:6; 30:23; 45:8; Psalms 67:6; 85:11,12; Hosea 2:22,23; Joel 3:18
them that are escaped
Heb. the escaping.
10:20-22; 27:12,13; 37:31,32; Jeremiah 44:14,28; Ezekiel 7:16; Joel 2:32; Obadiah 1:17; Matthew 24:22; Luke 21:36; Romans 11:4,5; Revelation 7:9-14
Reciprocal: Numbers 17:8 - budded; 2 Samuel 1:19 - beauty; 2 Samuel 23:4 - tender; 2 Samuel 23:5 - to grow; Job 40:10 - glory; Song of Solomon 2:3 - the apple tree; Isaiah 33:5 - he hath; Isaiah 35:1 - desert; Isaiah 45:20 - escaped; Jeremiah 33:8 - General; Ezekiel 34:27 - the tree; Ezekiel 34:29 - I will; Ezekiel 36:8 - ye shall; Ezekiel 38:14 - in that; Luke 2:32 - and; Luke 13:17 - and all; John 1:45 - and the; John 15:1 - vine; Acts 26:6 - the promise

Verse 3

And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
shall be
1:27; 52:1; 60:21; Ezekiel 36:24-28; 43:12; Zechariah 14:20,21; Ephesians 1:4; Colossians 3:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 2:9
written
Exodus 32:32,33; Ezekiel 13:9; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:15; Revelation 21:27
among the living
or, to life.
Acts 13:48
Reciprocal: Numbers 3:40 - General; Psalm 69:28 - be written; Psalm 87:6 - when; Isaiah 6:13 - But yet; Isaiah 10:20 - the remnant; Isaiah 10:24 - O my people; Daniel 12:1 - written; Joel 3:17 - Jerusalem; Obadiah 1:17 - there shall be holiness; Revelation 20:6 - Blessed

Verse 4

When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
washed away
3:16-26; Lamentations 1:9; Ezekiel 16:6-9; 22:15; 36:25,29; Joel 3:21; Zephaniah 3:1; Zechariah 3:3,4; 13:1,9; Malachi 3:2,3
have purged
26:20,21; Ezekiel 24:7-14; Matthew 23:37
by the spirit
9:5; Ezekiel 22:18-22; Malachi 3:2,3; 4:1; Matthew 3:11,12; John 16:8-11
Reciprocal: Isaiah 1:8 - daughter; Isaiah 1:25 - purge; Isaiah 3:24 - burning; Isaiah 27:9 - this therefore; Isaiah 31:9 - whose fire; Isaiah 60:21 - people; Ezekiel 13:17 - the daughters; Ezekiel 16:9 - washed; Ezekiel 24:11 - that the filthiness; Obadiah 1:17 - there shall be holiness; Luke 3:16 - and with; John 13:8 - If; Revelation 15:2 - mingled

Verse 5

And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
upon every
32:18; 33:20; Psalms 87:2,3; 89:7; 111:1; Matthew 18:20; 28:20
a cloud
Exodus 13:21,22; 14:19,20,24; 40:34-38; Numbers 9:15-22; Nehemiah 9:12; Psalms 78:14; Zechariah 2:5-10
upon
or, above. all the glory.
31:4,5; 37:35; 46:13; Psalms 85:9
a defence
Heb. a covering.
Exodus 26:1,7
Reciprocal: Exodus 40:38 - fire; Numbers 9:16 - General; Deuteronomy 1:33 - in fire; Nehemiah 9:19 - the pillar; Job 5:24 - thou shalt know; Psalm 9:9 - The Lord; Psalm 27:5 - hide; Psalm 48:3 - General; Psalm 91:1 - under; Psalm 105:39 - spread; Psalm 121:5 - thy shade; Psalm 125:2 - the Lord; Isaiah 25:4 - a refuge; Isaiah 30:1 - cover; Isaiah 32:2 - an hiding; Lamentations 1:6 - from; Ezekiel 11:16 - as a; Ezekiel 26:20 - and I shall set; Zechariah 9:8 - I will; 2 Corinthians 12:9 - the power; Revelation 7:15 - dwell; Revelation 7:16 - the sun; Revelation 15:2 - mingled; Revelation 21:11 - the glory

Verse 6

And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
tabernacle
8:14; 25:4; Psalms 27:5; 91:1; 121:5,6; Proverbs 18:10; Ezekiel 11:16; Hebrews 6:18; Revelation 7:16
for a covert
32:2,18,19; Matthew 7:24-27; Hebrews 11:7 Reciprocal: Exodus 13:21 - General; Exodus 26:14 - a covering; Exodus 40:34 - a cloud; Exodus 40:38 - fire; Numbers 9:16 - General; Numbers 35:6 - six cities for refuge; Deuteronomy 1:33 - in fire; Nehemiah 9:19 - the pillar; Job 5:24 - thou shalt know; Psalm 9:9 - The Lord; Psalm 48:3 - General; Song of Solomon 2:3 - I sat; Isaiah 49:10 - neither; 2 Corinthians 12:9 - the power; Revelation 7:15 - dwell

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/isaiah-4.html.