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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 60:9-14

The promises made to the church in the Isa. 60:1-8 are here repeated, ratified, and enlarged upon, designed still for the comfort and encouragement of the Jews after their return out of captivity, but certainly looking further, to the enlargement and advancement of the gospel church and the abundance of spiritual blessings with which it shall be enriched. I. God will be very gracious and propitious to them. We must begin with that promise, because thence all the rest take rise. The sanctuary... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 60:14

The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee ,.... The posterity of the Jews, who persecuted the first Christian churches, even those who say they are Jews and are not; these shall be convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, and be converted to it, and shall come and worship before the church, and in fellowship with it, and own it to be the true church of God; which is what is foretold shall be in the Philadelphian state, which is the same with the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 60:1-14

The rebuilding of the temple. I. THE DAWN OF THE NEW DAY . Zion, lying like a prostrate woman on the ground, is bidden to arise, because the glory of her God has dawned upon her. And this in contrast to the thick darkness enwrapping the earth in general. This darkness means alienation from God. As the Israelites had light in their dwellings when thick darkness was on the land of Egypt, so again now. Israel is the "central and mediatorial people." Here a community of God; yonder a... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 60:1-22

SECTION VII . THE GLORIES OF THE RESTORED JERUSALEM ( Isaiah 60:1-22 .). A SONG OF TRIUMPH UPON GLORIFIED ZION . This is rather a detached poem than an integral portion of a book. It is complete in itself, and but slightly connected, either with what precedes or with what follows. Delitzsch and Mr. Cheyne regard it as a "counterpart" to the magnificent ode in Isaiah 47:1-15 , which describes the fall and ruin of Babylon. It is composed of five stanzas, of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 60:1-22

The characteristics of the final Church of the Redeemer. Isaiah's teaching on this subject divides itself under three heads. I. THE CHURCH SHALL BE RADIANT WITH A LIGHT DERIVED FROM HER LORD . The radiance spoken of (verses 1-3) is a radiance of moral and spiritual goodness. The absolute moral perfection of the Son of man can, of course, be but faintly and feebly imitated by his followers. Still, they are bound to imitate him; for he "left them an example, that they... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 60:1-22

The Church triumphant. With other eyes than ours the Jews must have read these glowing words. They saw in them a fascinating picture of a triumphant people; they saw the Jerusalem of their knowledge and of their love made strong and glorious in some coming time. Their patriotic hopes were kindled and must have been raised to a white heat of intensity as they dwelt on the gladdening, transporting promise. In the midst of surrounding darkness covering the whole earth ( Isaiah 60:2 ), Zion... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 60:14

The sons ( i.e. descendants) also of them that afflicted thee; i.e. of the various nations that at different times oppressed and afflicted Israel—as Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, etc. Shall come bending unto thee. Bowing themselves down to the new Israel—the Israel of God—as the eleven sheaves bowed themselves down to Joseph's sheaf ( Genesis 37:7 ). At the soles of thy feet (comp. Isaiah 49:23 ). Shall call... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 60:14

The sons of them that afflicted thee - In the previous verses the prophet had said that strangers and foreigners would become tributary to the true religion. Here, to give variety and interest to the description, he says, that even the descendants of those who had oppressed them would become tributary to them, and acknowledge them as favored by Yahweh.Shall come bending unto thee - Shall come to time in a posture of humiliation and respect, In regard to the fulfillment of this, we may... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 60:14

Isaiah 60:14. The sons of them, that afflicted thee Their posterity, or themselves, for it is the manner of the Hebrews so to speak; shall come bending unto thee Humbling themselves as penitents, and thus manifesting their respect and reverence for thee. They shall acknowledge their former errors, or the errors of their fathers, and instead of being persecutors shall become proselytes. And all they that despised thee As a poor, mean, insignificant, and despicable people; shall bow... read more

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