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Isaiah 56

Overview

Isaiah 56:1, The prophet exhorts to sanctification; Isaiah 56:3, He promises it shall be general, without respect of persons; Isaiah 56:9, He inveighs against blind watchmen.

Verse 1

Keep: Isaiah 1:16-19, Isaiah 26:7, Isaiah 26:8, Isaiah 55:7, Psalms 24:4-6, Psalms 50:23, Jeremiah 7:3-11, Malachi 4:4, Matthew 3:2, John 7:17

judgment: or, equity

for: Isaiah 46:13, Isaiah 51:5, Psalms 85:9, Matthew 3:2, Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:15, Luke 3:3-9, Romans 1:17, Romans 10:6-10, Romans 13:11-14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:9 - General Psalms 25:10 - keep Psalms 106:3 - keep Isaiah 33:15 - that walketh Isaiah 64:5 - those that Daniel 9:24 - to bring Romans 10:3 - God's righteousness Revelation 22:14 - Blessed

Verse 2

Blessed: Psalms 1:1-3, Psalms 15:1-5, Psalms 106:3, Psalms 112:1, Psalms 119:1-5, Psalms 128:1, Luke 11:28, Luke 12:43, John 13:17, Revelation 22:14

layeth: Isaiah 56:4, Proverbs 4:13, Ecclesiastes 7:18

keepeth the: Isaiah 58:13, Exodus 31:13-16, Leviticus 19:30, Nehemiah 13:17, Jeremiah 17:21, Jeremiah 17:22, Ezekiel 20:12, Ezekiel 20:20

keepeth his: Psalms 34:14, Psalms 37:27, Psalms 119:101, Proverbs 4:27, Proverbs 14:16, Proverbs 16:6, Proverbs 16:17, Romans 12:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:3 - blessed Exodus 31:14 - keep Leviticus 23:3 - General Deuteronomy 29:9 - General Psalms 15:3 - doeth Isaiah 27:5 - let him Isaiah 33:15 - that walketh Isaiah 56:6 - every Mark 2:24 - that 2 Peter 1:10 - if

Verse 3

the son: Numbers 18:4, Numbers 18:7, Deuteronomy 23:1-3, Zechariah 8:20-23, Matthew 8:10, Matthew 8:11, Acts 8:27, Acts 10:1, Acts 10:2, Acts 10:34, Acts 13:47, Acts 13:48, Acts 17:4, Acts 18:7, Romans 2:10, Romans 2:11, Romans 15:9-12, Romans 15:16, Ephesians 2:12, Ephesians 2:22, 1 Peter 1:1

joined: Jeremiah 50:5, Zephaniah 2:11, 1 Corinthians 6:17

The Lord hath: Matthew 15:26, Matthew 15:27, Luke 7:6-8

neither: Isaiah 56:5, Isaiah 39:7, Jeremiah 38:7-13, Jeremiah 39:16, Jeremiah 39:17, Daniel 1:3-21, Matthew 19:12-30, Acts 8:26-40

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:36 - officer Genesis 48:9 - my sons Leviticus 25:45 - General Numbers 9:14 - General Deuteronomy 23:3 - Ammonite Ruth 2:10 - seeing 2 Samuel 22:45 - Strangers 1 Kings 8:41 - a stranger 2 Chronicles 6:32 - the stranger Esther 4:4 - chamberlains Esther 9:27 - all such Ecclesiastes 4:8 - one Isaiah 56:6 - join Acts 10:35 - in

Verse 4

choose: Joshua 24:15, Psalms 119:111, Luke 10:42

take hold: Isaiah 27:5, Isaiah 55:3, 2 Samuel 23:5, Jeremiah 50:5, Hebrews 6:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:9 - General Exodus 19:5 - keep Exodus 20:8 - General Leviticus 19:3 - keep Deuteronomy 23:1 - shall not enter Deuteronomy 29:9 - General Deuteronomy 30:19 - choose life Ezra 10:11 - do his Isaiah 56:2 - layeth Isaiah 64:7 - to take Matthew 19:12 - which were made Mark 2:24 - that Hebrews 6:18 - lay Revelation 2:17 - a new

Verse 5

will I: Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 2:22, 1 Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 3:6

and a: Isaiah 62:12, John 1:12, 1 John 3:1, Revelation 3:12

better: 1 Samuel 1:8

that shall: Isaiah 55:13, Revelation 3:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:2 - childless Genesis 17:9 - General Exodus 33:21 - place by Ezra 9:8 - in his holy place Nehemiah 2:20 - memorial Psalms 45:15 - they shall Ecclesiastes 7:1 - name Isaiah 56:3 - neither Jeremiah 12:16 - built John 2:16 - make Romans 8:15 - the Spirit 1 John 3:2 - now are we the

Verse 6

join: Isaiah 56:3, Isaiah 44:5, Jeremiah 50:5, Acts 2:41, Acts 11:23, 2 Corinthians 8:5, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10

to love: Mark 12:30-34, Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 16:22, Galatians 5:6, Ephesians 6:24, James 1:12, James 2:5

every: Isaiah 56:2, Isaiah 58:13, Revelation 1:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 31:14 - keep Leviticus 23:3 - General Deuteronomy 5:12 - General 2 Samuel 22:45 - Strangers Ezra 8:36 - they furthered Esther 9:27 - all such Psalms 31:23 - O love Isaiah 14:1 - the strangers Isaiah 32:16 - General Jeremiah 3:17 - to the name Jeremiah 12:16 - built Ezekiel 20:13 - and my Ezekiel 44:7 - strangers Ezekiel 47:22 - and to the strangers Zechariah 6:15 - they Mark 2:24 - that Romans 2:26 - General

Verse 7

them will: Isaiah 2:2, Isaiah 2:3, Isaiah 66:19, Isaiah 66:20, Psalms 2:6, Micah 4:1, Micah 4:2, Zechariah 8:3, Malachi 1:11, John 12:20-26, Ephesians 2:11-13, Hebrews 12:22, 1 Peter 1:1, 1 Peter 1:2

their burnt: Romans 12:1, Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:5

for mine: Malachi 1:11, Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46, John 4:21-23, 1 Timothy 2:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:38 - accepted Leviticus 1:4 - be accepted Ezra 8:36 - they furthered Psalms 87:1 - the holy Isaiah 57:13 - my holy Isaiah 60:7 - they shall Isaiah 65:11 - my holy Jeremiah 7:11 - this Jeremiah 33:8 - General Jeremiah 33:18 - General Jeremiah 50:5 - in a Ezekiel 20:40 - there shall Ezekiel 34:26 - my hill Ezekiel 44:7 - strangers Ezekiel 47:22 - and to the strangers Daniel 9:20 - for Malachi 3:4 - the offering Romans 2:26 - General 2 Corinthians 5:9 - accepted Hebrews 12:28 - we may 2 Peter 1:18 - the holy

Verse 8

which: Isaiah 11:11, Isaiah 11:12, Isaiah 27:12, Isaiah 27:13, Isaiah 54:7, Psalms 106:47, Psalms 107:2, Psalms 107:3, Psalms 147:2, Jeremiah 30:17, Jeremiah 31:10, Hosea 1:11, Micah 4:6, Zephaniah 3:18-20, Zechariah 10:8-10

Yet: Isaiah 43:6, Isaiah 49:12, Isaiah 49:22, Isaiah 60:3-11, Isaiah 66:18-21, Genesis 49:10, John 10:16, John 11:52, Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 2:14-16

beside those that are gathered: Heb. to his gathered

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:3 - then the Nehemiah 1:9 - yet will I Psalms 115:14 - Lord Isaiah 16:3 - hide Isaiah 49:5 - to bring Isaiah 55:5 - thou shalt Jeremiah 49:36 - the outcasts Ezekiel 34:11 - search Ezekiel 39:25 - Now will Zephaniah 3:20 - even Acts 10:11 - and a

Verse 9

Deuteronomy 28:26, Jeremiah 12:9, Ezekiel 29:5, Ezekiel 39:17, Revelation 19:17, Revelation 19:18

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:46 - carcases Psalms 50:11 - wild Isaiah 42:22 - a people Jeremiah 2:8 - priests Jeremiah 6:13 - For Jeremiah 13:20 - where Jeremiah 15:3 - I will Jeremiah 23:1 - pastors Jeremiah 50:7 - have devoured Ezekiel 13:2 - prophesy against Ezekiel 33:2 - set Ezekiel 34:5 - and they became Daniel 7:5 - Arise Hosea 13:8 - wild beast Micah 3:5 - that bite Nahum 3:18 - Thy shepherds Zechariah 10:3 - anger Matthew 9:36 - as Matthew 13:25 - men Luke 10:2 - are 2 Timothy 4:5 - watch

Verse 10

watchmen: Isaiah 52:8, Ezekiel 3:17

are blind: Isaiah 29:10, Jeremiah 14:13, Jeremiah 14:14, Hosea 4:6, Hosea 9:7, Hosea 9:8, Matthew 15:14, Matthew 23:16-26, Luke 6:39, Luke 6:40

they are all dumb: Isaiah 58:1, Jeremiah 6:13, Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 23:13, Jeremiah 23:14, Ezekiel 3:15-18, Ezekiel 3:26, Ezekiel 3:27, Ezekiel 13:16, Ezekiel 33:6, Philippians 3:2

sleeping: or, dreaming, or talking in their sleep

loving: Proverbs 6:4-10, Proverbs 24:30-34, Jonah 1:2-6, Nahum 3:18, Mark 13:34-37

Reciprocal: Leviticus 21:18 - a blind man Numbers 31:47 - kept the charge Deuteronomy 23:18 - dog Deuteronomy 27:18 - General 2 Kings 8:13 - a dog 2 Kings 9:17 - a watchman 2 Kings 12:6 - the priests Psalms 127:1 - the watchman Proverbs 19:15 - casteth Song of Solomon 3:3 - watchmen Isaiah 21:8 - I stand Isaiah 28:7 - erred Isaiah 42:19 - Who is blind Isaiah 43:27 - and thy Isaiah 62:6 - set watchmen Jeremiah 6:17 - I Jeremiah 8:10 - for Jeremiah 10:21 - the pastors Jeremiah 15:3 - I will Jeremiah 50:6 - their shepherds Lamentations 4:14 - have wandered Ezekiel 33:2 - set Ezekiel 34:4 - diseased Zephaniah 3:4 - light Matthew 7:15 - are Matthew 13:25 - men Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell Mark 11:33 - We Mark 13:36 - he find Luke 12:45 - to eat Luke 21:34 - your hearts John 3:10 - Art John 10:1 - the same John 10:8 - came John 10:12 - he that Romans 2:19 - art confident Romans 12:11 - slothful Romans 16:18 - but 2 Corinthians 3:14 - their Philippians 3:19 - whose God 1 Thessalonians 5:6 - let us not 1 Timothy 3:2 - vigilant 2 Timothy 4:5 - watch Titus 1:7 - not given to filthy Titus 1:11 - filthy 2 Peter 2:1 - there were Revelation 3:2 - watchful

Verse 11

they are: 1 Samuel 2:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:29, Ezekiel 13:19, Ezekiel 34:2, Ezekiel 34:3, Micah 3:5, Micah 3:11, Malachi 1:10, Acts 20:29, Acts 20:33, Philippians 3:2, Philippians 3:19, 1 Timothy 3:3, 1 Timothy 3:8, Titus 1:7, Titus 1:11, 1 Peter 5:2, 2 Peter 2:3, 2 Peter 2:14, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11, Jude 1:16, Revelation 22:15

greedy: Heb. strong of appetite

can never have enough: Heb. know not to be satisfied. Ecclesiastes 5:10

are shepherds: Micah 3:6, Zechariah 11:15-17, Matthew 13:14, Matthew 13:15, John 8:43, 2 Corinthians 4:4

all look: Exodus 23:3, Jeremiah 22:17, 2 Peter 2:15, 2 Peter 2:16

Reciprocal: Numbers 22:7 - rewards of divination Numbers 31:47 - kept the charge Deuteronomy 23:18 - dog Judges 18:4 - hired me Judges 18:20 - heart 1 Samuel 2:14 - all that the fleshhook 2 Kings 8:13 - a dog Nehemiah 6:12 - hired him Psalms 59:15 - if Proverbs 30:15 - Give Isaiah 44:18 - cannot Isaiah 47:15 - thy merchants Isaiah 53:6 - his own Isaiah 57:17 - the iniquity Ezekiel 22:12 - greedily Ezekiel 22:25 - like Ezekiel 33:6 - and blow Hosea 4:8 - set their heart on their iniquity Hosea 4:14 - therefore Amos 7:12 - eat Matthew 7:15 - are Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell Matthew 23:16 - ye blind Matthew 26:15 - What Luke 16:14 - who John 10:6 - they understood not John 10:10 - thief Acts 19:24 - brought Acts 24:26 - hoped Romans 2:21 - dost thou steal Ephesians 4:19 - with Philippians 2:21 - all 1 Thessalonians 2:5 - a cloak 1 Timothy 6:5 - supposing 1 Timothy 6:10 - the love James 4:13 - and buy

Verse 12

I will: Isaiah 5:22, Isaiah 28:7, Isaiah 28:8, Proverbs 31:4, Proverbs 31:5, Hosea 4:11, Amos 6:3-6, Matthew 24:49-51, Luke 12:45, Luke 12:46, Luke 21:34, Titus 1:7

to morrow: Isaiah 22:13, Isaiah 22:14, Psalms 10:6, Proverbs 23:35, Proverbs 27:1, Jeremiah 18:18, Luke 12:19, Luke 12:20, 1 Corinthians 15:32

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 2:29 - make Job 24:23 - whereon Psalms 30:6 - And Proverbs 30:15 - Give Ezekiel 34:3 - eat Daniel 4:4 - was Amos 9:10 - The evil Malachi 1:10 - even Luke 15:13 - wasted Acts 19:24 - brought 1 Thessalonians 5:3 - Peace 1 Timothy 3:3 - Not given to wine James 4:13 - To day James 5:5 - have lived

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 56". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/isaiah-56.html.