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Isaiah 66



1The glorious God will be served in humble sincerity.
5He comforts the humble by shewing the confusion of their enemies;
7with the marvellous growth,
10and the gracious benefits of the church.
15God's severe judgments against the wicked.
18The Gentiles shall have an holy church;
24and see the damnation of the wicked.

Verse 1
Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
The heaven
1 Kings 8:27; 1 Chronicles 28:2; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Psalms 11:4; 99:9; 132:7; Matthew 5:34,35; Matthew 23:21,22; Acts 17:24
where is the house
2 Samuel 7:5-7; Jeremiah 7:4-11; Malachi 1:11; Matthew 24:2; John 4:20,21; Acts 7:48-50

Verse 2
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
For all those
40:26; Genesis 1:1-31; Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:2,3
to this
57:15; 61:1; 2 Kings 22:19,20; 2 Chronicles 34:27,28; Psalms 34:18; 51:17; 138:6; Jeremiah 31:19,20; Ezekiel 9:4-6; Matthew 5:3,4; Luke 18:13,14
5; Ezra 9:4; 10:3; Psalms 119:120,161; Proverbs 28:14; Habakkuk 3:16; Acts 9:6; Acts 16:29,30; Philippians 2:12

Verse 3
He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
1:11-15; Proverbs 15:8; 21:27; Amos 5:21,22
or, kid. cut.
Deuteronomy 23:18
as if he offered
17; 65:3,4; Deuteronomy 14:8
Heb maketh a memorial of.
Leviticus 2:2
they have
65:12; Judges 5:8; 10:14

Verse 4
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
will choose
1 Kings 22:19-23; Psalms 81:12; Proverbs 1:31,32; Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
or, devices. will bring.
Proverbs 10:24
when I called
50:2; 65:12; Proverbs 1:24; Jeremiah 7:13; Matthew 22:2-7
they did
65:3; 2 Kings 21:2,6

Verse 5
Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
ye that
2; Proverbs 13:13; Jeremiah 36:16,23-25
Psalms 38:20; Song of Solomon 1:6; Matthew 5:10-12; 10:22; Luke 6:22,23; John 9:34; John 15:18-20; 16:2; Acts 26:9,10; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16; 1 John 3:13
Acts 2:33-47; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 4:12-14

Verse 6
A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.
a voice of the Lord
34:8; 59:18; 65:5-7; Joel 3:7-16; Amos 1:2-2

Verse 7
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
54:1; Galatians 4:26; Revelation 12:1-5

Verse 8
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
hath heard
64:4; 1 Corinthians 2:9
shall a nation
49:20-22; Acts 2:41; 4:4; 21:20; Romans 15:18-21

Verse 9
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
bring to
37:3; Genesis 18:14
cause to bring forth
or, beget.

Verse 10
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
Rejoice ye
44:23; 65:18; Deuteronomy 32:43; Romans 15:9-12
all ye that love
Psalms 26:8; 84:1-4; 122:6; 137:6
that mourn
61:2,3; Ezekiel 9:4; John 16:20-22; Revelation 11:3-15

Verse 11
That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.
ye may suck
60:5,16; Psalms 36:8; Joel 3:18; 1 Peter 2:2
or, brightness.

Verse 12
For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
I will
9:7; 48:18; 60:5; Psalms 72:3-7
the glory
19,20; 45:14; 49:19-23; 54:3; 60:4-14
11; 60:16
ye shall

Verse 13
As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
51:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:7
ye shall
10; 65:18,19; Psalms 137:6

Verse 14
And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
your heart
Zechariah 10:7; John 16:22
your bones
26:19; Proverbs 3:8; 17:22; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Hosea 14:4-8
the hand
5; 65:12-16; Ezra 7:9; 8:18,22,31; Malachi 3:18; Hebrews 10:27

Verse 15
For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
the Lord
30:27,28,33; Psalms 11:6; 21:9; 50:3; 97:3; Amos 7:4; Matthew 22:7; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9; 2 Peter 3:10-12
with his
Jeremiah 4:3; Daniel 11:40

Verse 16
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
27:1; 34:5-10; Ezekiel 38:21,22; 39:2-10; Revelation 19:11-21

Verse 17
They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
1:29; 65:3,4
behind one tree in the midst
or, one after another. eating.
Leviticus 11:2-8; Deuteronomy 14:3-8

Verse 18
For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
I know
37:28; Deuteronomy 31:21; Amos 5:12; John 5:42; Revelation 2:2,9,13
their thoughts
Job 42:2; Ezekiel 38:10; Matthew 9:4; 12:25; Luke 5:22; 1 Corinthians 3:20; Hebrews 4:12
that I
2:2; Psalms 67:2; 72:11,17; 82:8; 86:9; Joel 3:2; Romans 15:8-12; 16:26; Revelation 11:15
and see
10; Ezekiel 39:21; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6

Verse 19
And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
I will set
11:10; 18:3,7; 62:10; Luke 2:34
I will send
Mark 16:15; Romans 11:1-6; Ephesians 3:8
Genesis 10:4,13; 1 Chronicles 1:7,11; Ezekiel 27:10; 30:5
Ezekiel 27:13; 38:2,3; 39:1
the isles
24:15,16; 42:4; 43:6; 49:1,12; 51:5; Psalms 72:10; Zephaniah 2:11
that have
29:24; 52:15; 55:5; 65:1; Malachi 1:11; Matthew 7:11,12; 28:19; Romans 15:21

Verse 20
And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
bring all
43:6; 49:12-26; 54:3; 60:3-14
an offering
Romans 12:1,2; 15:16; Philippians 2:17; 1 Peter 2:5
upon horses
or, coaches. my holy.
11:9; 56:7; 65:11,25

Verse 21
And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.
61:6; Exodus 19:6; Jeremiah 13:18-22; 1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6; 5:10; 20:6

Verse 22
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
the new
65:17; Hebrews 12:27,28; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1
so shall
Matthew 28:20; John 10:27-29; 1 Peter 1:4,5

Verse 23
And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
that from
1:13,14; 2 Kings 4:23; Psalms 81:3,4; Ezekiel 46:1,6; Colossians 2:16,17
one new, etc
Heb. new moon to his new moon, and from sabbath to his sabbath. shall all.
Psalms 65:2; 86:9; Zechariah 8:20-23; 14:14,16; Malachi 1:11; John 4:23; Revelation 15:4

Verse 24
And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
and look
16; Psalms 58:10,11; Ezekiel 39:9-16; Zechariah 14:12,18,19; Revelation 19:17-21
their worm
14:11; Mark 9:44-49; Revelation 14:10,11
their fire
34:10; Matthew 3:12
and they
65:15; Daniel 12:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 66:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge".

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