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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 43:14-21

To so low an ebb were the faith and hope of God's people in Babylon brought that there needed line upon line to assure them that they should be released out of their captivity; and therefore, that they might have strong consolation, the assurances of it are often repeated, and here very expressly and encouragingly. I. God here takes to himself such titles of his honour as were very encouraging to them. He is the Lord their Redeemer, not only he will redeem them, but will take it upon him as... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing ,.... A wonderful and unheard of thing, and therefore introduced with a "behold", as a note of admiration; the same with the new thing created in the earth, Jeremiah 31:22 , the incarnation of the Son of God; who took flesh of a virgin, appeared in the likeness of sinful flesh, and was made sin and a curse for his people, in order to obtain eternal redemption for them; which blessing, though not newly thought of, resolved on, contrived, and agreed upon, that... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing - At Isaiah 43:16 , the prophet had referred to the deliverance from Egypt and the passage through the Red Sea; here he promises that the same power shall be employed in their redemption and return from the Babylonish captivity. This was to be a new prodigy. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 43:14-21

A DECLARATION AGAINST BABYLON , AND A PROMISE OF ISRAEL 'S RESTORATION . Having wound up the preceding "controversy" with a reference to his own power to work great results ( Isaiah 43:13 ), Jehovah now brings forward two examples—the discomfiture of Babylon ( Isaiah 43:14 , Isaiah 43:15 ), and the recovery and restoration of Israel ( Isaiah 43:16-21 ), both of which he is about to accomplish. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 43:16-21

Three deliverances. In the past, Israel had had one great and unparalleled deliverance, that, namely— I. FROM THE POWER OF EGYPT . With a "mighty hand and a stretched-out arm" God had saved them from the miserable fate of being bondservants, bound to task-work, and compelled to labour under the lash. He had effected their deliverance by a series of miracles, culminating in the death of the firstborn, and the passage of the Red Sea, whereby it might have been hoped that the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I will do a new thing (comp. Isaiah 42:9 , with the comment). It is, of course, quite possible that the novelty is not merely in the circumstances of the deliverance, but extends to all its results, among which is the Messianic kingdom—verily, a "new thing" (see Jeremiah 31:22 ). Now it shall spring forth ; rather, already it is springing up (comp. Isaiah 42:9 ). Things, however, are more advanced (to the prophet's eye) than when that passage was written. Events are... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 43:19

I will do a new thing - Something that has not hitherto occurred, some unheard of and wonderful event, that shall far surpass all that he had formerly done (see the note at Isaiah 42:9).Now it shall spring forth - (See the note at Isaiah 42:9). It shall spring up as the grass does from the earth; or it shall bud forth like the opening leaves and flowers - a beautiful figure, denoting the manner in which the events of Divine Providence come to pass.I will even make a way in the wilderness - In... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 43:18-19

Isaiah 43:18-19. Remember ye not the former things But although your former deliverance out of Egypt was in itself a most glorious work, which you ought always to remember and consider; yet this other work, of your deliverance out of Babylon, and those blessings which shall follow upon it, and particularly that of sending the Messiah, shall be so transcendent a favour, that, in comparison thereof, all your former deliverances are scarcely worthy of your remembrance and consideration. See... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Isaiah 43:1-28

Redemption through God’s grace (43:1-28)Despite Israel’s failure and subsequent punishment, God has not cast off his people for ever. God used the power of foreign nations to enslave them and bring sufferings and hardships upon them, but he will now destroy the power of those nations. He will make them pay the ransom price for the redemption of captive Israel. They will fall so that Israel can go free (43:1-4). Wherever the captives are, they are still God’s people, and he will bring them back... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Isaiah 43:19

a new thing. The future deliverance of Israel will be with greater marvels than at the Exodus. read more

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