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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 55

 

 

Introduction
1The prophet, with the promises of Christ, calls to faith,
6and to repentance.
8The happy success of them that believe.

Verse 1
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Ho
Ruth 4:1; Proverbs 1:21-23; 8:4; Zechariah 2:6
every
41:17,18; Psalms 42:1,2; 63:1; 143:6; John 4:10-14; 7:37,38; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:1,17
buy, and
Matthew 13:44; Revelation 3:18
buy wine
Song of Solomon 1:2,4; 5:1; Zechariah 9:15; 10:7; Matthew 26:29; John 2:3-10
milk
Joel 3:18; 1 Corinthians 3:2; 1 Peter 2:2
without money
52:3; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:4-8

Verse 2
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
do ye
44:20; Jeremiah 2:13; Hosea 8:7; 12:1; Habakkuk 2:13; Matthew 15:9; Luke 15:15,16; Romans 9:31; 10:2,3; Philippians 3:4-7; Hebrews 13:9
spend
Heb. weigh.
46:6
Hearken
51:1,4,7; Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 11:13; Psalms 34:11; Proverbs 1:33; 7:23; 8:32; Mark 7:14; Romans 10:17
eat
25:6; Psalms 22:26; 36:8; 63:5; Proverbs 9:5; Jeremiah 31:14; Matthew 22:4; Luke 15:23; John 6:48-58

Verse 3
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Incline
Psalms 78:1; 119:112; Proverbs 4:20
come
Matthew 11:28; John 6:37,44,45; 7:37
hear
Matthew 13:16; 17:5; John 5:24,25; 8:47; 10:27
and I will
54:8; 61:8; Genesis 17:7; 2 Samuel 23:5; Jeremiah 32:40; 50:5; Hebrews 13:20
the sure
2 Samuel 7:8-17; Psalms 89:28,35-37; Jeremiah 33:20,21,26; Ezekiel 37:24,25; Acts 13:34

Verse 4
Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
I have
John 3:16; 18:37; 1 Timothy 6:13; Revelation 1:5; 3:14
a leader
49:8-10; Psalms 2:6; Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23,24; Daniel 9:25; Hosea 3:5; Micah 5:2-4; Matthew 2:6; 28:18-20; John 10:3,27; 12:26; 13:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Ephesians 5:24; Hebrews 2:10; 5:9

Verse 5
Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
thou shalt
11:10,11; 52:15; 56:8; Genesis 49:10; Psalms 18:43; Romans 15:20; Ephesians 2:11; 3:5
nations
60:5; Hosea 1:10; Zechariah 2:11; 8:20-23
he
60:9; Psalms 110:1-3; Luke 24:26; John 13:31,32; 17:1; Acts 3:13; 5:31; Hebrews 5:5; 1 Peter 1:11

Verse 6
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Seek
45:19; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 19:3; Job 8:5; Psalms 14:2; 27:8; 32:6; 95:7; Jeremiah 29:12-14; Amos 5:6; Matthew 5:25; 7:7,8; 25:11,12; Luke 13:25; John 7:33,34; 8:21; 12:35,36; 2 Corinthians 6:1,2; Hebrews 2:3; 3:13
while he is near
12:6; 46:13; Deuteronomy 4:7; Psalms 75:1; 145:18; 148:14; Ezekiel 8:6; Ephesians 3:13

Verse 7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
the wicked
1:16-18; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Proverbs 28:13; Jeremiah 3:3; 8:4-6; Ezekiel 3:18,19; Ezekiel 18:21-23,27-32; 33:11,14-16; Hosea 14:1,2; Jonah 3:10; Matthew 9:13; Luke 15:10,24; Acts 3:19; 26:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; James 4:8-10
unrighteous man
Heb. man of iniquity. his thoughts.
Genesis 6:5; Psalms 66:18; Jeremiah 4:14; Zechariah 8:17; Matthew 15:18,19; 23:25,26; Mark 7:21,23; Luke 11:39,40; Acts 8:21,22; James 1:15
for
43:25; 44:22; Exodus 34:6,7; Numbers 14:18,19; Psalms 51:1; 130:7; Jeremiah 3:12,13; Luke 7:47; Romans 5:16-21; Ephesians 1:6-8; 1 Timothy 1:15,16
abundantly
Heb. multiply to.

Verse 8
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
2 Samuel 7:19; Psalms 25:10; 40:5; 92:5; Proverbs 21:8; 25:3; Jeremiah 3:1; Ezekiel 18:29; Daniel 4:37; Hosea 14:9

Verse 9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Psalms 36:5; 77:19; 89:2; 103:11; Matthew 11:25; Romans 11:31-36

Verse 10
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
as the rain
5:6; 30:23; 61:11; Deuteronomy 32:2; 1 Samuel 23:4; Psalms 65:9-13; 72:6,7; Ezekiel 34:26; Hosea 10:12; Revelation 11:6
give
2 Corinthians 9:9-11

Verse 11
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
shall my
54:9; Deuteronomy 32:2; Matthew 24:35; Luke 8:11-16; John 6:63; Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 3:6-9; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 6:7; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23
it shall accomplish
44:26-28; 45:23; 46:10; Ephesians 1:9-11

Verse 12
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
ye shall
35:10; 48:20; 49:9,10; 51:11; 65:13,14; Psalms 105:43; Jeremiah 30:19; Jeremiah 31:12-14; 33:6,11; Zechariah 2:7-10; Romans 5:1,11; 15:13; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 1:11
the mountains
14:8; 35:1,2; 42:10,11; 44:23; 49:13; Psalms 65:13; 96:11-13; 98:7-9; Psalms 148:4-13; Luke 15:10; Revelation 19:1-6
clap
1 Chronicles 16:32,33; Psalms 47:1

Verse 13
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
of the thorn
11:6-9; 41:19; 60:13,21; 61:3; Micah 7:4; Romans 6:19; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17
for a
43:21; Jeremiah 13:11; 33:9; Luke 2:14; John 15:8; Ephesians 3:20,21; 1 Peter 2:9,10; 1 Peter 4:11
an everlasting
54:10; Jeremiah 50:5

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 55:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-55.html.

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