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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 61

 

 

Introduction
1The office of Christ.
4The forwardness;
7and blessing of the faithful.

Verse 1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Spirit
11:2-5; 42:1; 59:21; Matthew 3:16; Luke 4:18,19; John 1:32,33; 3:34
anointed
Psalms 2:6; *marg:; Psalms 45:7; Daniel 9:24; John 1:41; Acts 4:27; 10:38; Hebrews 1:9
to preach
52:9; Psalms 22:26; 25:9; 69:32; 149:4; Matthew 5:3-5; 11:5; Luke 7:22
to bind
57:15; 66:2; Psalms 34:18; 51:17; 147:3; Hosea 6:1; 2 Corinthians 7:6
to proclaim
The proclaiming of perfect liberty to the bound, and the year of acceptance with Jehovah, is a manifest allusion to the proclaiming of the year of the jubilee by sound of trumpet; and our Saviour, by applying this text to himself, plainly declares the typical design of that institution.
42:7; 49:9,24,25; Psalms 102:20; Jeremiah 34:8; Zechariah 9:11,12; John 8:32-36; Acts 26:18; Romans 6:16-22; 7:23-25; 2 Timothy 2:25,26

Verse 2
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
the acceptable
Leviticus 25:9-13; Luke 4:19; 2 Corinthians 6:2
and
34:8; 35:4; 59:17,18; 63:1-6; 66:14; Psalms 110:5,6; Jeremiah 46:10; Malachi 4:1-3; Luke 21:22-24; 1 Thessalonians 2:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
to comfort
25:8; 57:18; 66:10-12; Jeremiah 31:13; Matthew 5:4; Luke 6:21; 7:44-50; John 16:20-22; 2 Corinthians 1:4,5; 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Verse 3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
beauty
12:1; Esther 4:1-3; 8:15; 9:22; Psalms 30:11; Ezekiel 16:8-13
the oil
Psalms 23:5; 45:7; 104:15; Ecclesiastes 9:8; John 16:20
the garment
10; Zechariah 3:5; Luke 15:22; Revelation 7:9-14
called
60:21; Psalms 92:12-15; Jeremiah 17:7,8; Matthew 7:17-19
that he
Matthew 5:16; John 15:8; 1 Corinthians 6:20; Philippians 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Peter 2:9; 4:9-11,14

Verse 4
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
49:6-8; 58:12; Ezekiel 36:23-26,33-36; Amos 9:14,15

Verse 5
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
14:1,2; 60:10-14; Ephesians 2:12-20

Verse 6
But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
named
60:17; 66:21; Exodus 19:6; Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6; 5:10; 20:6
called
Ezekiel 14:11; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 4:1; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 11:23; Ephesians 4:11,12
ye shall eat
23:18; 60:5-7,10,11,16; 66:12; Acts 11:28-30; Romans 15:26,27

Verse 7
For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
your shame
40:2; Deuteronomy 21:17; 2 Kings 2:9; Job 42:10; Zechariah 9:12; 2 Corinthians 4:17
everlasting
35:10; 51:11; 60:19,20; Psalms 16:11; Matthew 25:46; 2 Thessalonians 2:16

Verse 8
For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
I the Lord
Psalms 11:7; 33:5; 37:28; 45:7; 99:4; Jeremiah 9:24; Zechariah 8:16,17
I hate
1:11-13; 1 Samuel 15:21-24; Jeremiah 7:8-11; Amos 5:21-24; Matthew 23:14
I will direct
Psalms 25:8-12; 32:8; Proverbs 3:6; 8:20; 2 Thessalonians 3:5
I will make
55:3; Genesis 17:7; 2 Samuel 23:5; Psalms 50:5; Jeremiah 32:40; Hebrews 13:20,21

Verse 9
And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
their seed
44:3; Genesis 22:18; Zechariah 8:13; Romans 9:3,4
they are
65:23; Psalms 115:14; Acts 3:26; Romans 11:16-24

Verse 10
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
will greatly
35:10; 51:11; 1 Samuel 2:1; Nehemiah 8:10; Psalms 28:7; Habakkuk 3:18; Zechariah 10:7; Luke 1:46,47; Romans 5:11; Philippians 3:1-3; 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8; Revelation 19:7,8
for
3; 52:1; 2 Chronicles 6:41; Psalms 132:9,16; Luke 15:22; Romans 3:22; 13:14; 14:17; Galatians 3:27; Philippians 3:9; Revelation 4:4; 7:9-14; 21:2
as a
49:18; Psalms 45:8,9,13,14; Jeremiah 2:32; Ezekiel 16:8-16; Revelation 19:7,8; 21:2,9
decketh himself
Heb. decketh as a priest.
Exodus 28:2-43
with her
Genesis 24:53

Verse 11
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
as the earth
55:10,11; 58:11; Song of Solomon 4:16; 5:1; Matthew 13:3,8,23; Mark 4:26-32
so
45:8; 62:1; Psalms 72:3,16; 85:11
praises
60:18; 62:7; 1 Peter 2:9

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 61:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-61.html.

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