Isaiah 60 Bible Commentary - Wesley’s Explanatory Notes (2022)

Verse 1

[1] Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Arise — A word of encouragement accommodated to the Jewish, or Hebrew style, wherein, as by lying down, is described a servile and calamitous condition, chap. 47:1, so by rising, and standing up, a recovery out of it, into a free, and prosperous one, as may be seen frequently; Rouze up, intimating her deliverance to be at hand. Here under a type, of Jerusalem's restoration, is displayed the flourishing state of the Gentile - church, under the Messiah.

Thy light — Thy flourishing and prosperous state.

Verse 2

[2] For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

The darkness — All kinds of errors.

The Lord — Christ.

Shall be seen — Shall be conspicuous; as the Lord's arising, to the darkness covering the earth, so the glory being seen, answers to that gross darkness.

Verse 3

[3] And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

The Gentiles — A plain prophecy of the calling of the Gentiles.

Verse 5

[5] Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

See — With delight the multitudes of thy children running to thee.

Flow — They shall flock together to behold such an amazing sight.

Fear — Or stand amazed.

Enlarged — Both with joy, and love.

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The abundance — The islands of the sea, the nations, shall turn to thee in religion, and affection.

The forces — Or wealth.

Verse 6

[6] The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.

The multitude — The treasure, that is brought upon camels. By these, and such like figurative expressions in several verses of this chapter is implied the coming in of all nations to Christ, and therefore they are brought in as presenting the chief commodities of their respective countries.

Dromedaries — A smaller sort of camel.

Ephah — The Midianites, and Ephahites dwelt beyond Arabia.

Sheba — A country in Arabia Felix, whose queen it was, that came to visit Solomon, and her bringing gifts might be a type of this, Solomon being a type of Christ.

Gold — The principal commodities with which this country abounded, by which we are to understand whatever is precious.

Verse 7

[7] All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

Kedar — Arabia Petrea.

Acceptance — They shall not now, as heretofore, be rejected.

The house — The temple, or my house: God shall become glorious by the multitude of sacrifices, that shall be offered, and accepted here. This is a type of how glorious his New Testament worship shall be.

Verse 8

[8] Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

A cloud — These metaphors import the number as well as speed, of those that should be begotten by the apostles doctrine.

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Verse 9

[9] Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

Ships — To convey them to me.

Tarshish — Those that traffick by sea. In naming this he implies all that had commerce with other nations.

From far — From the remotest parts.

Glorified — He will make thee honourable in the eyes of the world, especially in setting up the ministry of the gospel in the midst of thee.

Verse 10

[10] And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

Minister — Shall administer all necessaries to thee.

I had mercy — As I afflicted thee in my anger, so out of my compassion I will abundantly bless thee.

Verse 11

[11] Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

Therefore — For that purpose; by reason of the conflux of people, that shall be continually flocking thither.

Verse 12

[12] For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

Serve — That will not submit to Christ's scepter.

Verse 13

[13] The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

The glory — The box, the fir, the pine, and the cedar, on account whereof Lebanon was so famous; kings and great ones, the glory of the world, and also persons of a lower rank, shall be the materials, and members of Christ's church.

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To beautify — This is the reason and end why the glory of Lebanon is to be brought hither; by these trees understand the beauty, and nobility of the church.

Sanctuary — The temple wherein was the sanctuary.

The place of my feet — The ark, so called, because, supposing God after the manner of men, to sit between the wings of the cherubim, his feet would rest upon the ark. All this is made good in the gospel-church.

Verse 14

[14] The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

The sons — Either their posterity, or themselves, for it is the manner of the Hebrews so to speak.

Bending — Humbling themselves, as penitents.

Call thee — They shall acknowledge her to be so.

Verse 15

[15] Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

Forsaken — Both of God and of her inhabitants.

No man went — Thy streets were left desolate.

Verse 16

[16] Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Shalt suck — That the church shall draw, or receive the wealth of nations, and the riches, and power of kings, and whatever is most excellent, and that it shall come freely, and affectionately, as milk flows from the breast of the mother.

Verse 17

[17] For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

For brass — An allusion to the days of Solomon, when gold was as brass.

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Peace — Loving, meek, and peaceable.

Righteousness — Most righteous. Such even thy tax-gatherers shall be.

Verse 18

[18] Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

Salvation — They shall be safe, and able to defend thee; thou shalt be as safe, as salvation itself can make thee.

Thy gates — Within and upon thy gates and walls, thou shalt sing praises. All this will be fulfilled during the thousand years wherein Christ shall reign upon earth.

Verse 19

[19] The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

The sun — These shall not be esteemed in comparison of the spiritual light of the church; but here laid down for the churches comfort as the former was for her safety, so that God will not only be a shield, but a sun.

The Lord — Christ shall scatter all darkness and ignorance, and this light shall not wax, and wane, and suffer eclipses, and settings, as the sun and moon do, but shall be constant, without shadow of change.

The glory — Always ministering matter of glorying in him.

Verse 21

[21] Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

The branch — Thy people being of my planting, the work of my hands.

Verse 22

[22] A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

In time — In due time, the time that I have appointed.

FAQs

What is the Book of Isaiah 60 about? ›

Isaiah 60 is the sixtieth chapter of the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet Isaiah, and is one of the Books of the Prophets. Chapters 56–66 are often referred to as Trito-Isaiah.

Who wrote the Book of Isaiah 60? ›

According to tradition first appearing in the Talmud, a compendium of Jewish law redacted in Babylonia at about 500 CE (Bava Batra 14b-15a), the Book of Isaiah was written by King Hezekiah, who reigned from 715 to 686 BCE, and his aides. How the Jewish sages came to this conclusion is clear.

When the time's come I the Lord will make it happen? ›

Isaiah 60:22.

What is the context of Isaiah 61? ›

It reveals the good God to us, and the good Christ. God made all the promises about Christ, and in doing so made himself a debtor to his Word. Christ is the Word of the Father, who reveals all from the bosom of his Father. Therefore he is named 'the Word.

What does it means to arise and shine? ›

When the Lord tells you to arise and shine, He is simply telling you to get up, shake off the spirit of poverty, lack or infirmity that had been dogging your steps and turn it into prosperity, blessings and goodness.

What does shine mean in the Bible? ›

(v): To give off or reflect light.

What lessons can we learn from the Book of Isaiah? ›

As students learned about sins of the Israelites in Isaiah's day, they discovered that our outward acts of devotion to God are more meaningful to Him when the intentions of our hearts are pure. They also learned principles pertaining to the consequences of choosing to be righteous or to sin.

Who is the suffering servant in the Book of Isaiah? ›

Christian readers consistently identified the servant as Jesus, the one who suffered and died, but they did not limit themselves to this focus.

What is meant by God's glory? ›

Glory (from the Latin gloria, "fame, renown") is used to describe the manifestation of God's presence as perceived by humans according to the Abrahamic religions.

What does God say about timing? ›

For us, God's timing often feels like a long, desperate delay. God's perfect timing does two things: It grows our faith as we are forced to wait and trust in God and it makes certain that He, and He alone, gets the glory and praise for pulling us through. "My times are in Your hands ..." Psalm 31:15.

When the enemy comes in like a flood the Lord will raise? ›

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” This paints a rich picture of God riding in to defend His people against overwhelming odds and unspeakable evil.

Do not lean on your own understanding? ›

[5] Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

What does the oil of joy mean? ›

The inspiration for the Oil of Joy comes from Psalms 45:7-8. In this passage, God anoints King Jesus, the bridegroom, with fragrant gifts and graces of His spirit. This heavenly anointing or unction of the Holy Spirit is figuratively called the oil of gladness.

What does beauty for Ashes mean? ›

Many of us are familiar with the phrase “beauty from ashes.” It evokes a sense of comeback, of a phoenix rising from destruction, of finding something good in the midst of so much evil. Throughout history ashes have represented loss and mourning.

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today? ›

The second thing the Holy Spirit wants to do in us is give us SPIRITUAL GIFTS. The gifts of the Spirit are laid out in 1 Corinthians 12:8-11 and speak to things such as miraculous healing, wisdom, prophecy, speaking in tongues, and discernment.

How do you arise and shine for God? ›

God has spoken His word that you should arise and shine. You need a positive change from your present situation. It does not matter the dream you had over the night, the word of God is settled. The devil cannot change and alter the word of God over you in this year; he has spoken it that you should arise and shine.

What does arise shine for your light has come? ›

Bible Gateway Isaiah 60 :: NIV. "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Who said God helps them who help themselves? ›

But it was the English political theorist Algernon Sidney who originated the now familiar wording, "God helps those who help themselves", apparently the first exact rendering of the phrase. Benjamin Franklin later used it in his Poor Richard's Almanack (1736) and has been widely quoted.

How do you shine the light of Jesus in your world? ›

If you feel stuck in darkness, and need to find the light of Jesus, here are some things that you can do.
  1. Stop Living in Routine. Stop doing the same thing every single day. ...
  2. Spend More Time with Others. ...
  3. Spend More Time with God. ...
  4. He Wants You to Be Happy. ...
  5. Live Life Like God Intended.
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How do we receive the light of God? ›

We receive the light of Christ by:
  1. praying and seeking God's will.
  2. participating in the life and worship of the Church.
  3. reading and reflecting on the Scriptures.
  4. receiving Communion.
  5. opening our lives to the Holy Spirit.

What happens when we let your light shine? ›

What does that mean? It means that if you are a good example, if you “let your light shine,” then when other people see your good example, they will know that you love Heavenly Father and they, too, will want to honor Him.

What is the overall message of Isaiah? ›

The prophet Isaiah played an important role in God's plan; He foretold the Messiah's coming and brought hope to His people during a challenging time. This promise of hope is not only for the nation of Israel, but also for all of us.

Why is the book of Isaiah so important? ›

For Christians, documenting evidence of the life of Isaiah holds particular importance. Christian tradition interprets Isaiah's words as prophecies about the Virgin Birth, the nature of being a messiah and the universal relevance of Jesus' messianic identity to both gentiles and Jews.

What was Isaiah's calling? ›

His call to prophecy about 742 bce coincided with the beginnings of the westward expansion of the Assyrian empire, which threatened Israel and which Isaiah proclaimed to be a warning from God to a godless people.

What is meant by the term suffering servant? ›

The figure in Deutro-Isaiah who bears suffering in hope of redemption, perhaps an individual, but understood as Israel in exile. It was applied to Jesus. From: Suffering servant in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions »

Who was considered the weeping prophet? ›

Known as “The Weeping Prophet,” Jeremiah was also a very important one, husbanding Israel and Judah through their long enslavement in Babylon and writing two of the Old Testament's key books, Lamentations and the one carrying his name. The Revs.

Who is the holy seed? ›

In Isaiah, the holy seed is the remnant in the land following the exile, whereas in Ezra, those returning from Babylon take the mantel for themselves. This essay, then, proceeds in three phases: first, it considers the function of Isa.

How do you access God's glory? ›

6 Ways You Can Put God's Glory on Display
  1. Confess sin. When we confess sin, we are putting on display His glory by declaring His righteousness. ...
  2. Forgive others. Our God is a forgiving God (Ps 130:3-4; Mic 7:18-19). ...
  3. Trust God. ...
  4. Produce fruit. ...
  5. Give thanks. ...
  6. Pray.
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How do you walk in the glory of God? ›

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What does the glory of God do in our lives? ›

D glory of God upon your life will promote you. It will make nations to honour and celebrate you. It will cause your greatest enemy to bow down before you. God's glory will open shut doors.

When the enemy comes in like a flood the LORD will raise? ›

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” This paints a rich picture of God riding in to defend His people against overwhelming odds and unspeakable evil.

What is the 60th verse in the Bible? ›

Bible Gateway Isaiah 60 :: NIV. "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

What the glory of God means? ›

Glory (from the Latin gloria, "fame, renown") is used to describe the manifestation of God's presence as perceived by humans according to the Abrahamic religions.

When the LORD turned the captivity of Zion? ›

King James Version. When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.. Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.. And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.. The Lord - Christ.. Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.. The house - The temple, or my house: God shall become glorious by the multitude of sacrifices, that shall be offered, and accepted here.. The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee , I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

_The light and glory has come (Isaiah 60:1) _ 2.. ISAIAH 60:1.. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the. breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour. and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the (q). breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour. and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the. breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour. and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.. Isaiah 60:1.

The book of Isaiah is mentioned around 60 times in the NT, which is more than all other prophets together.. Isaiah chap.. Isaiah experienced how the Northern Kingdom was allied with Egypt against Assyria and finally was defeated all the same and brought into Assyrian captivity in 722/21 BC (2 Kings 17).. 1 - 35) contains mainly prophecies about the last times and God's ways with Judah, Israel (chap.. A special emphasis is found in Isaiah using this name in his word to king Hezekiah in 2 Kings 19:22!. Besides the book of Psalms there is none other in the OT containing so many prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus.

The glory of Israel in the Kingdom of God.. ( Isa 60:1-3 ) The glorious light of God's Kingdom.. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.. c. Gentiles shall come to your light : When the LORD lifts up His glorious light over Israel, the Gentiles nations shall see it and be attracted to the light.. This will be ultimately fulfilled in the Millennial Kingdom of Jesus, when Israel is lifted up among all nations.. Second, they do it because they see the work of God in Israel: because He has glorified you .. d. Why does the LORD do this?. The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the LORD will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.. But just as important as having the LORD as your everlasting light is having your God your glory , and to glory in no one or nothing else.

The former exiles have returned to Jerusalem after a lengthy exile that challenged their faith in Yahweh.. Yahweh promises, “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says Yahweh.. • “Nations (Gentiles) shall come to your light” (60:3).. It promises that “Yahweh will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory” (60:19).. Now these nations will be bringing tribute to Jerusalem.. “they shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of Yahweh” (v. 6b).. Hanson, Paul D., Interpretation Commentary:Isaiah 40-66, (Louisville: John Knox Press, 1995)

And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.. 6:6 Flew - By God's command.. 6:7 Laid it - So as only to touch my lips, and not to burn them; which God could easily effect.. Then said I, Lord, how long?. And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.. Return - Out of the Babylonish captivity, into their own land.. When - Who when their leaves are cast in winter, have a substance within themselves, a vital principle, which preserves life in the root of the tree, and in due time sends it forth into all the branches.

To bring thy sons from far (see the comment on Isaiah 60:4).. The sun shall be no more thy light by day.. "The glory of the Lord.". It is God.. Many things are in this sense lights to us here, but their glory is often dimmed ,often eclipsed in darkness; but hereafter "the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting Light, and thy God thy Glory.". God must be with us!. In the midst of surrounding darkness covering the whole earth (Isaiah 60:2), Zion shines forth with a light which proceeds from nothing less than the Divine Presence itself (Isaiah 60:1, Isaiah 60:2).. The light of noon in all its radiance is but a picture of the glory which will rest upon her in the abiding presence of Jehovah; and joy, rectitude, and enlargement will be her blessed portion (Isaiah 60:20-22).. Its glory will be manifestly the "glory of the Lord" (Isaiah 60:1, Isaiah 60:2).. God's presence the glory of God's house.. "The Church is the house of God's glory, where he manifests his glory to his people, and receives that homage by which they do honour to him.". That place can keep its gate open; and so can Christ's Church.. "Every nation shall fall unless it serves the Lord, the righteous God, the God of Israel, through whom alone is salvation.. The Church that would have the spiritual presence of God must be. Indeed, there is no light at all in the spiritual world if he does not shine.

Thy pomp — All thy glory is buried with thee.. THY POMP - Thy magnificence (see the note at Isaiah 5:14).. ISAIAH 13:1 TO ISAIAH 14:23.. Same word as "hell", Isaiah 14:9 and. Isaiah 14:15.. STRANGERS] The thought of the voluntary adhesion of strangers is. prominent in the later Chapter s of the book (Isaiah 44:5; Isaiah. 55:5; Isaiah 60:5)..... CHAPTER XXVII. BABYLON AND LUCIFER. DATE UNCERTAIN. Isaiah 13:1; Isaiah 14:1. THIS double oracle is against the City Isaiah 13:2; I. Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols:. the worm (g) is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.. Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of thy viols:. the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.. Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, all Babylon's earthly glory and. majesty destroyed, AND THE NOISE OF THY VIOLS, the sound of the harps. which accompanied his feasts of merrymaking on earth; THE W.... THY POMP IS BROUGHT DOWN TO THE GRAVE; all thy glory is lost and. buried with thee.. THE NOISE OF THY VIOLS; all thy musical and. melodious instruments, which were much used in Babylon, DANIEL. 3:5,7,10,.... Isaiah 14:1.. Isaiah 14:1.

The. community of returned exiles struggled to believe that God was still working. in their midst (see Where is God?. The promises recorded in the second section of Isaiah during the exile. (40-55) pointed to a great future for God’s people (see The Turn Toward Hope: Isaiah 40:1-15 ).. The community of God’s. people was in no condition to be a light to the nations (42:5-7).. Throughout. the chapter we find God speaking in the first person alongside third person. references to God (vv.. your light has come Since the. beginning of the second section of Isaiah (40:10), there has been the. anticipation of God’s "coming" to deliver His people and restore justice to. the land.. God’s. presence is the light that illuminates a new future for God’s people.. 2. darkness The idea that God brings. light to His people while the rest of the world remains in darkness first. appears in the exodus tradition (Ex 10:22-23).. The people of God are to reflect the. light of God’s presence to the surrounding nations (note 1 Peter 2:9-10; see The Servant of the Lord , comments on 53:3).. In the same way, the new activity of God to restore Jerusalem will. become the basis for renewed relationship between God and His people. (49:26).. 19 "The sun will no more be. your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for. the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.. More likely, the writer is seeing the entire. community of God’s people, and so God himself, vindicated by the restoration. of Jerusalem.. While there is no hint of God predestining events here, there is a clear. affirmation that God is active in the arena of human history.

Isaiah 60:1-2 "Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.. (2) "For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.. (2) "For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.. Well, themes of light and darkness, and the glory of the Lord.. It was the fulfilment of another prophetic passage in Isaiah that said 'The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.'. The light shines in the darkness of our own lives and in that light you can see!. John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.". 2 Cor 4:6 For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.. (6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; (7) but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.. (2) "For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.

60:3 "Nations will come to your light" It is obvious that God's original purpose for Israel was to bring the world to Himself (cf.. 9 Surely the coastlands will wait for Me;And the ships of Tarshish will come first,To bring your sons from afar,Their silver and their gold with them,. For the name of the Lord your God,And for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.. 60:5 As a result of God's repentant people "seeing" ( Qal imperfect, BDB 906, KB 1157), notice the stated consequences of seeing the light of God (cf.. 60:6 "will bear good news of the praises of the Lord" The verb ( Piel imperfect, BDB 142, KB 163) refers to the grace of God to Israel and to all nations (cf.. ▣ "the place of My sanctuary;. And I shall make the place of My feet glorious" The Ark of the Covenant and the Holy of Holies symbolize God's presence on earth.. 19 No longer will you have the sun for light by day,Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;. But you will have the Lord for an everlasting light,And your God for your glory.. Israel's purpose has always been to bring the world to God (cf.

Verse 17. God wants his people to do fair things.. · God will punish. bad people, even his own people.. Verse 6. God has gone away from his people because they are doing wrong things.. Verse 10. Isaiah tells bad people to hide from God, because God will punish them.. Verse 10 means that those things cannot protect people from. God’s power.. Verse 19. People will do what Isaiah said in verse 10.. The. people in the world come to God and his people, 2:2.. God’s. people go to the world and its gods, 2:6.. God’s. people make their own false gods, 2:8.. Young. people will insult older people, and bad people will insult honourable people.. Good people are people that obey. God’s rules.. Verse 12. ‘My people’ means the people that live in Israel and Judah.. In. Isaiah, it often means the few people that still obeyed God.

60:19-20 – The sun will no longer be your light by day, and the brightness of the moon will no longer shine on you; but the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.. The Lord’s promise to be Israel’s “everlasting light” (vv.. The nations will walk in its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.. The Lord has chosen both the nation of Israel and the church to be bearers of His light – Israel first, and then the church, and finally both together.. The praise goes, not to God’s people, but to the Lord Himself, who has chosen, called and redeemed His own.. 14:14: Judah will also fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collected: gold, silver, and clothing in great abundance.. Some of the wealth will be used as offerings, and some will be used to adorn the temple.. Isaiah sees ships and caravans bringing people and wealth to Jerusalem (60:5–7); and the nations that refuse to honor the Lord and His city will be judged (v. 12).. In the closing verses of this chapter, the Lord describes the wonders He has in store for His people.

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