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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 33:1-12

Here we have, I. The proud and false Assyrian justly reckoned with for all his fraud and violence, and laid under a woe, Isa. 33:1. Observe, 1. The sin which the enemy had been guilty of. He had spoiled the people of God, and made a prey of them, and herein had broken his treaty of peace with them, and dealt treacherously. Truth and mercy are two such sacred things, and have so much of God in them, that those cannot but be under the wrath of God that make conscience of neither, but are... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 33:11

Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble ,.... Signifying that all the counsels, designs, and schemes, of the antichristian party, to continue themselves in their present state, and save themselves from ruin, as well as utterly to destroy the interest of Christ, would be weak, vain, and fruitless; their conceptions and actions, their purposes and attempts, would be alike; would be abortive, like chaff and stubble, and only serve as such for their own destruction: your breath ... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 33:11

Your breath "And my spirit" - "For רוחכם ruchechem , your spirit, read כמו רוחי ruchi kemo . "Secker. Which reading is confirmed by the Chaldee, where מימרי meymri , "my word, "answers to רוחי ruchi , "my spirit." read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 33:7-12

THE PROPHET ENTERS FURTHER INTO PARTICULARS . Having "sketched the main outlines of his revelation," Isaiah proceeds to "fill in and apply the details" (Cheyne). He first describes the despair and low condition of Judah: the men of war wailing aloud; the ambassadors just returned kern Laehish weeping at the ill success of their embassy; all travelling stopped; the land wasted and made a desert; the Assyrians still ravaging and destroying, despite the peace which had been made ( 2... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 33:7-12

The uprising of Jehovah. I. HIS UPRISING IS A FIGURE OF PROVIDENTIAL INTERPOSITION . There are times when he seems to be still, seated, and looking on, and the course of events to defy his will ( Isaiah 18:4 ). Men cry, "How long, O Lord? Awake, stir thyself up to deliver!" But he knows his own time; he is not a day too soon, nor too late. When the hour of providence has struck, the scene instantly changes. " Now will I rise; now I will lift up myself!" It is not for us... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 33:10-16

In the presence of the Holy One. The great question which, in a somewhat different form from that of the text, Balak proposed to Balaam ( Micah 6:6 ) is one that has always stirred the hearts of men everywhere and in all ages. We must find an answer to it if we are to enjoy any "rest unto our souls." I. THE THRICE - HOLY LORD OUR GOD . That which makes God's intervening purpose ( Isaiah 33:10 ) so serious to his creatures is that when he arises he will be found to be as... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 33:11

Ye shall conceive chaff . The Assyrian plans against Jerusalem shall be mere "chaff" and " stubble ." They shall come to naught. Nay, the fury of the foe against Jerusalem shall be the fire to destroy them. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 33:11

Ye shall conceive chaff - An address of God to the Assyrians. The figure is one that denotes that their counsels would be in vain. Chaff and stubble are used in the Scriptures, in contrast with grain, to denote anything which is not solid, nutritious, or substantial; then anything which is frivolous, useless, vain. A similar image occurs in Isaiah 26:18 (see the note on that place; compare Isaiah 59:4).Your breath as fire shall devour you - The word ‘breath’ here (רוח rûach, spirit) is... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 33:10-13

Isaiah 33:10-13. Now will I rise In this extremity I will appear on the behalf of my people and land. Ye shall bring forth stubble Instead of solid corn. Your great hopes and designs, O ye Assyrians, shall be utterly disappointed. Your breath, as fire, shall devour you Your rage against my people shall bring ruin upon yourselves. Or, the arrogance, pride, wrath, and blasphemies which you vent against God shall be your destruction. Dr. Waterland renders the clause, “Your breath shall be... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Isaiah 33:1-24

Assyria defeated; Jerusalem blessed (33:1-24)In speaking again about the current situation, Isaiah announces God’s judgment on the Assyrians. They have plundered greedily and acted treacherously (33:1). Isaiah cries to God to save Jerusalem, so that the enemy armies will flee and the Jerusalemites can seize the goods left behind (2-4). Assured that God will act, the prophet praises him before the actual victory. God gives his people security and wisdom, and they respond with reverence and trust... read more

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