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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 26

 

 

Introduction
1The doleful judgments of God upon the land.
13A remnant shall joyfully praise him.
16God in his judgments shall advance his kingdom.

Verse 1
In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
that day
2:11,20; 12:1; 24:21-23; 25:9
this song
5:1; 27:1,2; Exodus 15:2-21; Numbers 21:17; Judges 5:1-31; 2 Samuel 22:1-51; Jeremiah 33:11; Ephesians 5:19,20; Revelation 19:1-7
in the land
Ezra 3:11; Psalms 137:3,4
salvation
60:18; 62:11; Psalms 31:21; 48:12; Zechariah 2:5; Matthew 16:18; Revelation 21:12-22

Verse 2
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Open
60:11; 62:10; Psalms 118:20; Ezekiel 48:31-34; Zechariah 8:20; Acts 2:47; Revelation 21:24
righteous
60:21; Exodus 19:6; Deuteronomy 4:6-8; Psalms 106:5; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 5:9
truth
Heb. truths.
Jude 1:3

Verse 3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
wilt
9:6,7; 57:19-21; Psalms 85:7,8; Micah 5:5; John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:14-16; Philippians 4:7
in perfect peace
Heb. peace, peace. mind. or, thought, or imagination. stayed.
31:1; 48:2; 50:1
because
1 Chronicles 5:20; 2 Chronicles 13:18; 16:8; Psalms 9:10; Jeremiah 17:7,8; Romans 4:18-21

Verse 4
Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
Trust
12:2; 50:10; 2 Chronicles 20:20; 32:8; Psalms 55:22; 62:8; Proverbs 3:5,6
in the
45:17,24; 63:1; Job 9:19; Psalms 46:1; 62:11; 66:7; 93:1; 125:1; Matthew 6:13; Matthew 28:18; Philippians 4:13
everlasting strength
Heb. the Rock of ages.
17:10; 32:2; Deuteronomy 32:4,15; 1 Samuel 2:2; Psalms 18:2

Verse 5
For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
bringeth
2:12; 13:11; 14:13; 25:11; Job 40:11-13
the lofty
25:12; 32:19; 47:1; Jeremiah 50:31,32; 51:25,26,37,64; Revelation 18:2

Verse 6
The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
25:10; 37:25; 60:14; Joshua 10:24; Jeremiah 50:45; Daniel 7:27; Zephaniah 3:11; Malachi 4:3; Luke 1:51-53; 10:19; Romans 16:20; 1 Corinthians 1:26; James 2:5; Revelation 2:26; Revelation 3:9

Verse 7
The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
way
35:8; 1 Chronicles 29:17; Job 27:5,6; Psalms 18:23-26; Proverbs 20:7; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Ephesians 2:10; 1 John 3:7,10
most
1 Samuel 2:2-4; Job 31:6; *marg:; Psalms 1:6; 11:4,7; Zephaniah 3:5; 1 Corinthians 4:5

Verse 8
Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
in
64:4,5; Numbers 36:13; Job 23:10-12; Psalms 18:23; 44:17,18; 65:6; 106:3; Malachi 4:4; Luke 1:6
we
25:9; 30:18; 33:2; Psalms 37:3-7; 63:1; Micah 7:7; Acts 1:4; Romans 8:25; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; James 5:7-11
desire
2 Samuel 23:5; Psalms 13:1,2; 63:1-3; 73:25; 77:10-12; 84:2; 143:5,6; Song of Solomon 1:2-4; 2:3-5; 5:8

Verse 9
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
have I
Psalms 63:6,7; 77:2,3; 119:62; 130:6; Song of Solomon 3:1-4; 5:2-8; Luke 6:12
my spirit
Psalms 63:1; Proverbs 8:17; Matthew 6:33; Mark 1:35
for
27:9; Numbers 14:21-23; Psalms 58:11; 64:9; 83:18; Hosea 5:15; Revelation 11:13

Verse 10
Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
favour
63:9,10; Exodus 8:15,31,32; 9:34; Deuteronomy 32:15; 1 Samuel 15:17; Psalms 106:43; Proverbs 1:32; Ecclesiastes 3:16; Hosea 13:6; Romans 2:4,5; Revelation 2:21
in the
2:10; 24:5; 27:13; Psalms 78:54-58; 143:10; Jeremiah 2:7; 31:23; Ezekiel 22:2-16; Hosea 9:3; Micah 2:10; 3:10-12; Matthew 4:5
and will not
5:12; Psalms 28:4,5; Hosea 11:7; John 5:37,38

Verse 11
LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
when
Psalms 10:12; Micah 5:9
will
18:3; 1 Samuel 6:9; Job 34:27; Jeremiah 5:3; Acts 28:27
they shall
Exodus 9:14; 1 Samuel 5:6-11; Jeremiah 44:28; Luke 16:23
be
11:13; 60:14; Psalms 86:17; 1 Peter 3:16; Revelation 3:9
at the
or, towards thy. fire.
5:24; Psalms 21:8; Malachi 4:1; Matthew 25:41; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Revelation 19:20

Verse 12
LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
ordain
57:10; Psalms 29:11; Jeremiah 33:6; John 14:27
for
Deuteronomy 30:6; Ezekiel 36:25; Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 13:20
in us
or, for us.
Psalms 57:2; Ezekiel 20:9,14,22

Verse 13
O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
other
51:22; 2 Chronicles 12:8; John 8:32; Romans 6:22
by thee
12:4; Joshua 23:7; Amos 6:10; 1 Corinthians 4:7; Hebrews 13:15

Verse 14
They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
dead
19; 8:19; 51:12,13; Exodus 14:30; Psalms 106:28; Habakkuk 2:18-20; Matthew 2:20; Revelation 18:2,3; 19:19-21; 20:5
and made
14:19-22; Psalms 9:6; 109:13; Proverbs 10:7

Verse 15
Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.
increased
9:3; 10:22; Genesis 12:2; 13:16; Numbers 23:10; Deuteronomy 10:22; Nehemiah 9:23; Jeremiah 30:19
thou art
44:23; 60:21; Psalms 86:9,10; John 12:23-28; 13:31,32; 15:8; 17:1; Revelation 11:15-18
thou hadst
6:12; Deuteronomy 4:27,28; 28:25,64; 32:26,27; 1 Kings 8:46; 2 Kings 17:6,23; 2 Kings 23:27; Jeremiah 32:37; Ezekiel 5:12; 36:24; Luke 21:24

Verse 16
LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
in trouble
Deuteronomy 4:29,30; Judges 10:9,10; 2 Chronicles 6:37,38; 33:12,13; Psalms 50:15; 77:1,2; Psalms 91:15; Jeremiah 22:23; Hosea 5:15; 7:14; Revelation 3:19
thy poured
1 Samuel 1:15; Psalms 42:4; 142:2; Lamentations 2:19
prayer
Heb. secret speech.

Verse 17
Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
13:8; 21:3; Psalms 48:6; Jeremiah 4:31; 6:24; 30:6; John 16:21; 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Verse 18
We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
we have been in
37:3; 2 Kings 19:3; Hosea 13:13
we have not
Exodus 5:22,23; Joshua 7:7-9; 1 Samuel 11:13; 14:45
the inhabitants
Psalms 17:14; John 7:7; 1 John 5:19

Verse 19
Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
dead men
25:8; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Hosea 6:2; 13:14; John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:22,23; 1 Thessalonians 4:14,15; Revelation 20:5,6,12
my dead
Matthew 27:52,58; John 11:25,26; 1 Corinthians 15:20,23; Philippians 3:10,21; 51:17; 52:1,2; 60:1,2; Psalms 22:15; 71:20; Daniel 12:2; Ephesians 5:14; Revelation 11:8-11
thy dew
Genesis 2:5,6; Deuteronomy 32:2; 33:13,28; Job 29:19; Psalms 110:3; Hosea 14:5; Zechariah 8:12
the earth
Revelation 20:13

Verse 20
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
my
51:4,16; Jeremiah 7:23; 31:14
enter
32:18,19; Genesis 7:1,16; Exodus 12:22,23; Psalms 32:7; 91:4; Proverbs 18:10; Ezekiel 11:16; Matthew 23:37
shut
Matthew 6:6
hide
Psalms 17:8; 27:5; 31:20; 143:9
for a
54:7,8; Psalms 30:5; 57:1; 2 Corinthians 4:17

Verse 21
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Lord
18:4; Psalms 50:2,3; Ezekiel 8:6; 9:3-6; 10:3-5,18,19; Hosea 5:14,15; Micah 1:3-8; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 1:14,15
also
Genesis 4:10,11; Numbers 35:32,33; Job 16:18; Ezekiel 24:7,8; Luke 11:40; Revelation 6:9-11; 16:6; 18:24
blood
Heb. bloods.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-26.html.

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Saturday, November 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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