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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible
Isaiah 49



Verses 1-26

We now commence the section in which the Prince of Peace is most clearly seen. He is revealed first as sustained through suffering (chapters 49-53), and then as singing in triumph (chapters 54-57).

In this section we hear the call of Jehovah to His own Servant, which may be divided into three parts. First, as to His Servant (verses Isaiah 49:1-13), the isles and the peoples are commanded to understand that He is called of Jehovah. He is now described as "Israel, in whom I will be glorified," as in contrast to the national Israel, which has so grievously failed. His reply to the call declares how He had labored in vain, and yet His appeal is to Jehovah. This reply is followed by the confirmation of His call in which Jehovah declares that the first purpose of blessing to Jacob was too light a thing for Him, and proceeds to describe the worldwide audience which He will exert.

Then the call is to Zion (verses Isaiah 49:14-21). Zion complains that she is forgotten of God, and the reply declares God's unfailing love and certain deliverance. Finally, the call is to Jehovah Himself, who announces His determination of blessing.


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Isaiah 49:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.

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