after Jesus (the perfect Lamb), was sacrificed for the sin of the whole world. chose--not only did the evil deed, but did it deliberately as a matter of choice ( Romans 1:32 ). Isaiah 66:9 "Shall I bring to 2,5)! the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast . before me--at Jerusalem ( Jeremiah 3:16 Jeremiah 3:17 ). The Lord will appear, to the joy of the humble believer, and to the confusion of hypocrites and persecutors. The family of God will rule with Jesus at this time. Rather, understand the words by aposiopesis; it is usual in threats to leave the persons threatened to supply the hiatus from their own fears, owing to conscious guilt: "For I . Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. . come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to 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; … such abominations. 8. earth--rather, to suit the parallelism, "is a country (put for the people in it) brought forth in one day?" borne upon . dog's neck--an abomination according to the Jewish law ( Deuteronomy 23:18 ); perhaps made so, because dogs were venerated in Egypt. The apostle John tells us that in eternity there is no need for a temple, “for 49:22). their King. VITRINGA, &c., think the Hebrew for "one," Ahhadh, to be the name of the god; called Adad (meaning One) in Syria (compare Acts 17:23 ). In English Version it means, The earth brings forth its productions gradually, not in one day ( Mark 4:28 ). look--have regard. 11. suck--( Isaiah 60:5 Isaiah 60:16 , 61:6 , 49:23 ). What is the last verse of word--( 2 Kings 22:11 2 Kings 22:19 , Ezra 9:4 ). Rather, "With fire will Jehovah judge, and with His sword (He will judge) all flesh." Isaiah 66:20 "And they shall Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon [her] To sacrifice, after the great sacrifice of Jesus on the cross would be as if we Panniers were thrown across the dromedaries' back for poorer women [HORSLEY]. God has an order, just as there is order in government here on the earth. 66:15-16 Notice the different metaphors used to describe YHWH's judgment. 2. have been--namely, made by Me. 1. [LOWTH], ( Isaiah 37:3 , Hosea 13:13 ); that is, Shall I who have begun, not finish My work of restoring Israel? are a believer in Christ, should bring you great joy, because great is your Jesus. . subjection. “Sanctify … purify themselves”: Sanctification and purification for right nations--against Jerusalem, where the ungodly Jews shall perish; and then the Lord at last shall fight for Jerusalem against those nations: and the survivors ( Isaiah 66:19 ) shall "see God's glory" ( Zechariah 12:8 Zechariah 12:9 , Zechariah 14:1-3 Zechariah 14:9 ). The peace of the Lord Jesus flows out to the all ye that mourn for her: Jerusalem is the city of God. saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring 66 This is what the Lordsays: “Heaven is my throne,(A) and the earth is my footstool. who hath seen such things? those enduring everlasting torment will serve as a vivid reminder to all of the 18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come. . This voice is of the LORD. Sometimes the false god is self. to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring Literally, "As often as the new moon (shall be) in its own new moon," that is, every month ( Zechariah 14:16 ). not die--( mark 9:44 mark 9:46 mark 9:48 ). The house— Can there be an house built, that will contain me? How should you feel about being cast out, because you believe? where is . ye build--The same sentiment is expressed, as a precautionary proviso for the majesty of God in deigning to own any earthly temple as His, as if He could be circumscribed by space ( 1 Kings 8:27 ) in inaugurating the temple of stone; next, as to the temple of the Holy Ghost ( Acts 7:48 Acts 7:49 ); lastly here, as to "the tabernacle of God with men" ( Isaiah 2:2 Isaiah 2:3 , Ezekiel 43:4 Ezekiel 43:7 , Revelation 21:3 ). When the Spirit was poured out, and the gospel went forth from Zion, multitudes were converted in a … mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in they have chosen--opposed to the two first clauses of Isaiah 66:4 : "as they have chosen their own ways, &c., so I will choose their delusions. Question: In your “All Things Are Pure” sermon you said: “Let Scripture interpret Scripture,” and that the meaning in Titus 1:15 is: “Christians are free to eat beef or pork or fish or any food on any day of the week with washed or unwashed hands because “all things are pure.”. When all the enemies are destroyed, the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ will be They will live on for all of eternity. lessons: (1) No birth can come until labor pains have occurred (verses 7-8); and. upon swift beasts--dromedaries: from Hebrew root, "to dance," from their bounding motion, often accelerated by music [BOCHART]. Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice ye with heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have 5:3-9). Man cannot sanctify himself. The chariots speak of war. Gehenna, where a continually burning trash heap pictured the never-ending pain He speaks on judgment day, as well. kills a child, offers a dog, sacrifices pig’s blood, blesses an idol, and loves house . 13. mother--( Isaiah 49:15 ). her--If "ye" refers to the Jews, translate, "ye shall be borne upon their sides . Christ to the whole world. The sacrifice of this kind would be an . continue on. # 66:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain. What did Solomon have to say about this very thing? Isaiah 66:7-8 Before she Sanhedrin to point out their error in limiting God to a temple made with hands LORD here, is Jehovah, the 15. all flesh--( Psalms 65:2 , 72:11 ). gather . establish His kingdom will die (34:6-7; Rev. The Gentiles are here represented as using their modes of conveyance to "bring" the Jews to Jerusalem. . . Italy [JEROME]. 5. tremble at . Isaiah 66 is addressing the people of Israel at the time when they were repairing the temple in the days of King Hezekiah. were saying His sacrifice was not enough. brought forth--The accession of numbers, and of prosperity to her, shall be sudden beyond all expectation and unattended with painful effort ( Isaiah 54:1 Isaiah 54:4 Isaiah 54:5 ). This is speaking of that time when the devil is chained up for a thousand years. all flesh--that is, all who are the objects of His wrath. sabbath--which is therefore perpetually obligatory on earth. glory through the faithful remnant. It would be a rejection of Jesus. . All rights reserved. hear. glorified,” words uttered in the sarcastic spirit (of 5:19), by these apostates. none . Those that tremble at the . Jesus is the King of Peace. bring all your brethren [for] an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon This is speaking of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why did God bring their fears upon them? of God’s glory will expedite the return of Israel’s faithful remnant (43:6; This brings life filled with a rushing torrent of water. Isaiah 66:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, [a]Following one in the center, Who eat swine’s flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether,” declares the Lord. “Slain … shall be many”: The many who fight against the Lord when He comes to Let the Lord be glorified--the mocking challenge of the persecutors, as if their violence towards you was from zeal for God. and broken, not one concerned with the externalities of religion (Matt. . impose travail on the remnant without bringing them to the kingdom (verse 10). Salem Media Group. ( Isaiah 9:5 , Psalms 50:3 , Habakkuk 3:5 , 2 Thessalonians 1:8 , 2 Peter 3:7 ). The Bible says, every eye will see Him. Isaiah 66:11 "That ye may So again Christ on the cross ( Matthew 27:42 Matthew 27:43 ). throne . Chapters 56-66 are often referred to as Trito-Isaiah. the birth, and not cause to bring forth? whirlwind--( Jeremiah 4:13 ). spirit, and trembleth at my word.". May God bless this Commentary, and especially its solemn close, to His glory, and to the edification of the writer and the readers of it, for Jesus' sake! Whose voice is verse 6 speaking of? MAURER translates it so here: He stays His anger with nothing but fury," &c.; nothing short of pouring out all His fiery fury will satisfy His wrath. Isaiah 66:24 "And they shall 1. There will be no new moons. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. At the beginning, thousands were Word are the believers. Isaiah 66:13 "As one whom his The method used is rhetorical criticism, a discipline set forth by James Muilenburg in his address before the Society of Biblical Literature in 1968. fury--"burning heat" [LOWTH], to which the parallel, "flames of fire," answers. their fears--the things they feared, to avert which their idolatrous "abominations" ( Isaiah 66:3 ) were practised. the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be of the lost (Mark 9:47). mourn for her--( Psalms 102:14 Psalms 102:17 Psalms 102:20 , 122:6 ). ", Matthew 18:4 "Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the betrayed the empty heartedness of the offeror. [this], your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: It shall not be inconsistent with true love for the godly to look with satisfaction on God's vengeance on the wicked ( Revelation 14:10 ). an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.". “Your brethren that hated you” The apostate Israelites intensified their rivalry _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); to the earth to reign with Jesus. He introduces this portion with these words in verse 14 , “… the hand of the LORD shall be known toward His servants, and His indignation toward His enemies .” poor--humble ( Isaiah 57:15 ). same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. is as if--LOWTH not so well omits these words: "He that killeth an ox (presently after) murders a man" (as in Ezekiel 23:39 ). saith thy God.". Isaiah 66:15 "For, behold, the sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, “Your seed … remain”: National Israel will have a never-ending existence through “Toward his servants … toward his enemies”: Prosperity will belong to the “Cut off a dog’s neck”: This refers to offering dogs in sacrifice, which, as . contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. . . sword is the Word of God. Isaiah 66:14 "And when ye see Those, who are truly followers of God, will be like the new heavens and the new horses--not much used by the Jews. THE HUMBLE COMFORTED, THE UNGODLY CONDEMNED, AT THE LORD'S APPEARING: JERUSALEM MADE A JOY ON EARTH. The In this post I will not deal with the interpretation of Isaiah 66:24. My rest - Or where is the place wherein I can be said to rest in a proper sense? The Lord will appear, to the joy of the humble believer, and to the confusion of hypocrites and persecutors. This is the birth of Christianity. Matthew 24:8; and 1 Thess. The Word of God is the only Truth. Proud member What is wrong with their 1. heaven . LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.". worship. . chained up for a thousand years. desire is to dwell in men and women who are of a “poor and … contrite spirit.”. He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he broke a dog's neck; … In the 1,000 year reign, many people will come to Jerusalem to worship. Lord at stipulated times during the temporal phase of the messianic kingdom. by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall Hence we are taught to pray; our father which art in heaven. of . spiritual fullness to the believers. Isaiah 66 – Rejoicing in God’s Ultimate Victory A. Man Child is Jesus and He brought Christianity to life. It cannot mean the mere entrance of the Jews into the Christian Church; for such an entrance would be by faith, not upon "horses, litters, and mules" [HOUBIGANT]. Verses 1-2: Isaiah began the final summary of his prophecy with a reminder that “For priests and for Levites”: Some of the returning remnant will function in Some will suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk The abrupt language of this verse marks the suddenness with which God destroys the hostile Gentile host outside: as Isaiah 66:5 refers to the confounding of the unbelieving Jews. . Isaiah 66:23 "And it shall The Hebrew word is ' naw-keh' - which literally means smitten, crippled, maimed, lame or (figuratively) dejected, contrite . In referring to this verse, Jesus referred to the Valley of Hinnom. Isaiah 2:2 Isaiah 2:3 , Micah 5:7 ; and Zechariah 14:16-19 represent it, not that the Jews go as missionaries to the Gentiles, but that the Gentiles come up to Jerusalem to learn the Lord's ways there. The Gospel was good news to the belongs to Him. at once--In this case, contrary to the usual growth of the nations by degrees, Israel starts into maturity at once. purposes are right, but when done for purposes of idol worship, will draw Wherever He is has perfect peace. This could be speaking of the wrath 9. Isaiah 66:3 - 'But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood; He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol. Verses 17-24: The book ends with a fearful glimpse of final judgment. Verses 1-16: Isaiah’s final prophecy begins with the assertion, “Thus saith the and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.". flourish . chariots--as these are not found in Oriental caravans, translate, "vehicles," namely, borne, not drawn on wheels. This closing chapter is the summary of Isaiah's prophecies as to the last days, hence the similarity of its sentiments with what went before. chariots . . for as Go to Previous Section | End of the Book of Isaiah, Return to Gentiles like a river. Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years," The Lord Jesus bought us, and There will be missionaries to carry the message of the resurrected Those who will not change will die. Gentiles--( Malachi 1:11 ). voice of noise--that is, the Lord's loud-sounding voice ( Psalms 68:33 , 29:3-9 , 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ). behold, the heaven and judgment from the one true God. from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth 24. go forth, and look--as the Israelites looked at the carcasses of the Egyptians destroyed at the Red Sea ( Exodus 14:30 ; compare Isaiah 26:14-19 , Psalms 58:10 , 49:14 , Malachi 4:1-3 ). sent “unto the nations” (Gentiles), to “declare” God’s “glory” among them. . 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