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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36
Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40
Chapter 41 Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44
Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48
Chapter 49 Chapter 50 Chapter 51 Chapter 52
Chapter 53 Chapter 54 Chapter 55 Chapter 56
Chapter 57 Chapter 58 Chapter 59 Chapter 60
Chapter 61 Chapter 62 Chapter 63 Chapter 64
Chapter 65 Chapter 66

Book Overview - Isaiah

Isaiah has, with singular propriety, been denominated the Evangelical Prophet, on account of the number and variety of his prophecies concerning the advent and character, the ministry and preaching, the sufferings and death, and the extensive and permanent kingdom of the Messiah. So explicit and determinate are his predictions, as well as so numerous, that he seems to speak rather of things past than of events yet future; and he may be rather called an evangelist than a prophet. Though later critics, especially those on the continent, have expended much labour and learning in order to rob the prophet of his title; yet no one, whose mind is unprejudiced, can be at a loss in applying select portions of these prophecies to the mission and character of Jesus Christ, and to the events in his history which they are cited to illustrate by the sacred writers of the New Testament. In fact, his prophecies concerning the Messiah seem almost to anticipate the Gospel history; so clearly do they predict his Divine character. (Compare Isaiah 7:14 with Matthew 1:18-23, and Luke 1:27-35; see Isaiah 6:1-13; Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 40:5, Isaiah 40:9, Isaiah 40:19; Isaiah 42:6-8; compare Isaiah 61:1, with Luke 4:18; see Isaiah 62:11; Isaiah 63:1-4); his miracles (Isaiah 35:5, Isaiah 35:6); his peculiar character and virtues (Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 11:3; Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 43:1-3); his rejection (Compare Isaiah 6:9-12 with Mark 13:14; see Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 7:15; Isaiah 53:3); his sufferings for our sins (Isaiah 50:6; Isaiah 53:4-11); his death and burial (Isaiah 53:8, Isaiah 53:9); his victory over death (Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 53:10, Isaiah 53:12); his final glory (Isaiah 49:7, Isaiah 49:22,33; Isaiah 52:13-15; Isaiah 53:4, Isaiah 53:5); and the establishment, increase, and perfection of his kingdom (Isaiah 2:2-4; Isaiah 9:2, Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 11:4-10; Isaiah 16:5; Isaiah 29:18-24; Isaiah 32:1; Isaiah 40:4, Isaiah 40:5; Isaiah 42:4; Isaiah 46:13; Isaiah 49:9-13; Isaiah 51:3-6; Isaiah 53:6-10; Isaiah 55:1-3; Isaiah 59:16-21; 60; Isaiah 61:1-5; Isaiah 65:25); each specifically pointed out, and pourtrayed with the most striking and discriminating characters. It is impossible, indeed, to reflect on these, and on the whole chain of his illustrious prophecies, and not be sensible that they furnish the most incontestable evidence in support of Christianity. The style of Isaiah has been universally admired as the most perfect model of elegance and sublimity; and as distinguished for all the magnificence, and for all the sweetness of the Hebrew language.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, October 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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