isaiah 35:4 commentary

There are our domestic relationships. THE CONTEXT Chapter 35 presents a vivid contrast to chapter 34, where "Yahweh is enraged against all the nations" (34:2). Biblical Commentary Isaiah 5:1-7 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The prophet may have sung this song at the week-long harvest festival known as the Feast of Tabernacles, where his singing would have fit naturally into the festive atmosphere and would have caught the attention of the crowds. This does not mean that when the Messiah should come he would be disposed to take vengeance; nor do the words ‹your God‘ here refer to the Messiah; but it is meant that their God, Yahweh, would certainly come and destroy all their enemies, and prepare the way thus for the coming of the Prince of peace. Place no limits where God has placed none. The sense is the same. (Calmet) --- He will bring the devil into subjection. What, is he your God? Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. "And sorrow and sighing will flee away" See Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:4. vengeance cometh, the recompence of God; He Himself, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The jots and tittles of God"s word, like diamond dust, are to be gathered up and treasured. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-35.html. David Guzik commentary on Isaiah 35 describes the restoration of the land of the people, and the highway of holiness prepared by God. Commentary on Isaiah 50:4-9 (Read Isaiah 50:4-9) As Jesus was God and man in one person, we find him sometimes speaking, or spoken of, as the Lord God; at other times, as man and the servant of Jehovah. We should judge of our comparative affection by asking ourselves soberly, which of the two objects we should prefer to part withy. I fear myself more than anybody. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. 1865-1868. He is always near. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. This is a study guide commentary which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Joshua 1:6-7.). You say, "Fear not." BibliographyBarnes, Albert. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. This commentary echoes the prophecy recorded in Psalm 22 (see Psalm 22 commentary). The state of her mind, however painful, does not alter the marriage relationship. I fear my base, wicked heart, my strong lusts and passions, and my numerous inward enemies, the snares of Satan, and the temptations of the world. 1. but for the most part yet in the future, for as this chapter unfolds it will become clearer and clearer that that return did not exhaust the promises. The heart in Scripture stands for the whole man--intellect, affection, will. (1-4) The privileges of his people. I.A.1. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". I like to dwell on every crumb as it were of our text. BibliographyGill, John. Say ye to the faint-hearted, Be ye strong; fear ye not; behold your God! (w) "festinis corde", Vatablus; "praecipitantibus corde", Cocceius; "inconsideratis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. Wrapped in such consciousness there is always a certain fear. I looked, and there was none to help — “Things were come to that extremity, that there was no appearance of succour by any human means. How many are deterred from taking any decisive step in religion because they have not attained to a certain point of spiritual advancement; forgetting that the act of taking the step is to be one of the means for attaining to this point. The Hebrew is more forcible than the English version. 4. God made the shadow go back 10 steps! Calvin's Commentary on the Bible. Your God will come; though he seem to be absent, and departed from you, he will come to you, and abide with you. On this subject we have spoken largely on other occasions; and the Apostle to the Hebrews appears to allude to this passage, when, after having charged them not to be wearied and faint-hearted, he quotes the words of the Prophet. (x) "praemiator Deus ipse veniet", Castalio. We do not know the strength of our evil passions until we begin to oppose them. ", "Be strong, do not fear; Behold, your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you. Isaiah Chapter 35 Verse 4 Alphabetical: anxious Be Behold But come courage divine do fear fearful God he heart hearts not of recompense retribution save say strong Take The those to vengeance will with you your OT Prophets: Isaiah 35:4 Tell those who have a fearful heart (Isa Isi Is) ; are at once for flying from the enemy; "hasty" in drawing black conclusions upon themselves and their state; "inconsiderate" of the promises made unto them; ready to doubt of, and call in question, the performance of the above things, respecting the fruitful and flourishing estate of the church: wherefore it must be said to them. So with the timid soul and its enemies. The burden still remains, but strength is given to bear it; the trials are not lessened, but power to endure them is increased; the evils of the heart are not removed, but grace is communicated to subdue them. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he … 1765. . 3. 5. Guard against all confused and imperfect notions of the offering of the Gospel plan, or of the power and willingness of Christ to save. "Say to those who are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-35.html. The thing needed is that a man see clearly, love wisely, will strongly; but when fear wraps one about with mists, this is the outcome; a weak heart--no strength for doing; feeble knees--no power of purpose. 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. Coffman's Commentary of the New Testament on StudyLight.org. There are technically three separate parts to the Book of Isaiah: Proto-Isaiah (chapters 1-39), Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40-55) and Trito-Isaiah (chapters 56-66). 1. 6. Isaiah 35:4 Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.. Ver. 2. II. 1. But another desponding one says, “If I were truly a child of God, sin would not prevail against me as I find it does.” So long as there is determined war against sin, there is ground for hope. The very fact that they grieve us and we resist them, is in our favour. First 30-days on us! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/isaiah-35.html. Isaiah 35:4 Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/isaiah-35.html. This warning deeply fixed in our minds will banish slothfulness. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Hubbard.). Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. 1905. "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Deliver my soul," cried David, "from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog." It’s … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4-7a" (25). Isaiah 34. “Fear not, Abram, I am thy shield and thine exceeding great reward.” “Thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, fear not.” “Fear not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God.” The language seems to intimate that those who are truly seeking Christ are yet liable to be oppressed by many fears. Wesley's Isaiah 35:4 Bible Commentary 35:4 Your God - Tho' he seems to be departed, he will come to you, and abide with you. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. "Your God." Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened. My object is, to suit the case of those who are well entitled to hope for the Divine mercy through Christ Jesus, but are disquieting themselves, or are disquieted by the enemy with needless fears. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Isaiah 35:4: Matthew 11:2-3 John 9:1-41 Isaiah 35:3 : Isaiah 35:5 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. 1871-8. with — the Hebrew is more forcible than the English Version: “God will come, vengeance! On each page, you will find a chapter of the Book of Isaiah that you will be able to read through. [Romans 16:20]. Even your God with a recompense.] Be strong, fear not; be strong in faith, fear not the enemy, nor doubt of the fulfilment of divine promises, relating to their ruin and your safety: behold, your God will come with vengeance; Christ, who is God in our nature, God manifest in the flesh, and who came by the assumption of human nature; and when he first came, he came with vengeance, and took vengeance on Satan and his works; on him, and his principalities, and powers, whom he spoiled and destroyed, as well as made an end of sin and abolished death; see Isaiah 61:2 so likewise he came in his kingdom and power, and took vengeance on the Jewish nation, for their disbelief and rejection of him; and which time is expressly called the days of vengeance, Luke 21:22 and at the time of his spiritual coming he will destroy antichrist with the brightness of it, and avenge the blood of his servants, Revelation 18:20 and at his personal coming he will take vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not his Gospel, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 and the words are so expressed as to take in the several times of his coming: and since he has already come, and taken vengeance in some instances, this may serve to encourage, and perhaps the design of it is to encourage, the faith of God's people, with respect to his future coming, and the end and issue of it: even God with a recompence: or, "the God of recompence"F24גמול אלוהים הוא "praemiator Deus ipse veniet", Castalio. There is our relationship to God. 1. Introduction. "In answer, God declares that others (Gentiles) would be taken into covenant with Him, while His ancient people would be rejected. Heading (1:1) b. The sad things emerging in life are causes of a fearful heart. A comprehensive failure (1:2–31) i. say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. (26) He continues the promise about the restoration of the Church, in order to encourage the hearts of the godly, who must have been grievously dismayed by the frightful calamities which he foretold. “They will rejoice.” This is the first word of Isaiah’s vision in chapter 35, and it is the focus of the entire passage. The broken cord of affection, the ruptured friendship, and the lost treasures. Each of us must walk in the light we have. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Isaiah 35:4-7a Commentary by Patricia Tull. 1871-8. (Isaiah 7:4.) That which can bring them material loss, that which checks their external advancement, that which spoils their amusement or gratification. KJV Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Edom Is An Example Of The Slaughtered Nations, 34:5-7. But what are we to be strong in?. The flourishing state of Christ's kingdom. “Be not anxious,” says Paul, “for the Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:5.). For although this and the following promises may be metaphorically taken, concerning the temporal deliverance of his people from Babylonian and other oppressors; yet they are much more emphatically and literally understood concerning the redemption of God’s people by Jesus Christ, as is sufficiently manifest, both from the words and phrases themselves, and from divers places of the New Testament, where they are so expounded by Christ and the apostles. If covenant love matched them in eternity, and covenant grace joined their hands in time, they are still his Hephzibahs and Beulahs, for "the Lord hates putting away.". In Scripture there is much in a little; not like our sermons, where there is often little in much. The soul hears, obeys, and clings; its enemies give way; its doubts and fears part asunder, and it passes safely through. The best way to solve doctrinal difficulties is to engage in practical duties. I. It is semi-technical, so those who are not trained in the biblical languages may find some sections more difficult than others, but the wealth of exegetical insight is worth the effort. It has well been remarked, “that a man may be more moved when he sees a friend that has long been absent, and seem to regard him more for the moment than he does his own wife and children, and yet none would think that the friend was loved the most”; so neither must we conclude, because when we are abroad in the world we find our affections vehemently stirred towards its various objects, that therefore they are supreme in our hearts. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you. If in the main, our experiences correspond with the Word of God, in the great points of faith and love, it need not disquiet us though we never heard of another case exactly like our own. “He will come with recompense.” Think more of God than of the causes of your fearfulness, and also appropriate God. This, then, is the office assigned to the teachers of the word, to raise up them that are fallen down, (23) to strengthen the feeble, to upheld the tottering. “A fearful heart.” Think of some of the causes. In that chapter, "Yahweh's sword is filled with blood" and will effect "a great slaughter in the land of 6 then the lame will leap like a deer and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy; for water will gush in the desert and streams in the wastelands, I. John Trapp Complete Commentary. ), It is no abstract salvation that we hope and wait for, but a Saviour--a Saviour before whom no enemy can stand. Both king and prophet had the same words of comfort for the feeble and faint-hearted, and the ground of comfort is that the government of God is essentially a righteous government, punishing the oppressor, and saving the oppressed. Isaiah 35:4, ESV: "Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Again, it is urged by some that there is great danger of self-deception; that a person may, in appearance, be like a Christian, and yet be really destitute of any true piety, and they fear lest they should fall into the same error. The vengeance of God (34:8), is to furnish the means to redeem His long-oppressed people of Israel. He says to her all trembling and fearing to pass through the crush, "Fear not; take hold of my arm, cling close to me." 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