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Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 60:19

The sun shall be no more - A similar expression denoting the great prosperity and happiness of the church, occurs in Isaiah 30:26 (see the note at that place). The language here is exceedingly beautiful, and the idea is plain. It is designed to foretell the great glory which would exist in the church under the Messiah; a glory compared with which all that is furnished by the sun, moon, and stars would be as nothing. Expressions singular to this, and probably derived from this, are used by John... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 60:19-20

Isaiah 60:19-20. The sun shall be no more thy light, &c. The light of the sun and moon shall not be at all esteemed in comparison of the spiritual light of the church, which shall be so glorious as to eclipse all the light formerly enjoyed by her, the divine glory and majesty illuminating her much more brightly than the luminaries of heaven illuminate and adorn the theatre of nature. Or, as Lowth interprets the clause, “God’s favour and the light of his countenance shall give her... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Isaiah 60:1-22

A glorious kingdom (60:1-22)In Chapters 60-62 the scene returns to Babylon, where the captive Israelites look forward to the return to their homeland and the reconstruction of their national life. Here, more than in the previous chapters, the blessings seem to go far beyond those experienced by post-exilic Israel. (See sub-section ‘New Jerusalem’ at the introduction to Chapters 40-66.)When sin is removed and enemies are punished, Israel will receive the glory it has always hoped for. Not only... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Isaiah 60:19

"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but Jehovah 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 Jehovah will be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. The people also shall be all righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. The... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Isaiah 60:19-20

Isaiah 60:19-20. The sun, &c.— Every body must perceive that this sublime passage is to be understood metaphorically; and the meaning is, that at the period here spoken of, the church shall be illuminated much more brightly by the divine Glory and Majesty, than the sun and moon illuminate and adorn with their lustre the whole theatre of nature. Vitringa, however, gives a more copious exposition of the text. "It shall come to pass (says he), that the felicity and prosperity of the church, at... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 60:19

19. The sun and moon, the brightest objects by day and night, shall be eclipsed by the surpassing glory of God manifesting Himself to thee (Isaiah 30:26; Zechariah 2:5; Revelation 21:23; Revelation 22:5). read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Isaiah 60:19-20

The glory of the Lord would outshine that of the sun and moon. He would provide for His people the light and health which these heavenly bodies formerly produced (cf. Revelation 21:4; Revelation 21:23). The night, because of its darkness, is a time of mourning (cf. Psalms 30:5), but there will be no mourning for Israel because God will enlighten and brighten her. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 60:1-22

1. The light of deliverance so long waited for (Isaiah 59:9) is about to shine. This prophecy received its highest fulfilment at the coming of Christ, the true Light of the world, which was followed by a great ingathering of the nations to the Church of God (Isaiah 60:3, etc.).2. People] RV ’peoples.’4. Cp. Isaiah 49:18. All they gather themselves] i.e. the exiles who had been dispersed. Nursed.. side] i.e. carried on the hip, in the Eastern fashion. 5. Flow together] RV ’be enlightened.’ Fear]... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Isaiah 60:19

(19) The sun shall be no more . . .—The ideal picture becomes bolder and more transcendent. Sun and moon may still shine, but, as in Revelation 21:23 (obviously derived from this), they shall not be needed in the radiance of the greater glory of the presence of Jehovah. Here on earth the sun sets and the moon wanes, but in that Divine glory there is no waning and no setting. “Mourning” will belong to the past (comp. Revelation 21:4), everlasting joy to the future. read more

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