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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 60:1-8

It is here promised that the gospel temple shall be very lightsome and very large. I. It shall be very lightsome: Thy light has come. When the Jews returned out of captivity they had light and gladness, and joy and honour; they then were made to know the Lord and to rejoice in his great goodness; and upon both accounts their light came. When the Redeemer came to Zion he brought light with him, he himself came to be a light. Now observe, 1. What this light is, and whence it springs: The Lord... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 60:5

Then thou shalt see, and flow together ,.... That is, when thou seest thy sons and daughters flocking to thee from all parts, there will be a flow of joy in thee, like the stream of a river; or thine heart will beat and flutter within thee, through surprise and joy, when thou seest such a numerous company gathered unto thee. Some render it, "then thou shall fear", as Aben Ezra F21 "Tum timebis", Vitringa. , or be surprised at the sight; and others the next clause, "thou shall be... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 60:5

Then thou shalt see "Then shalt thou fear" - For תראי tirai , thou shalt see, as ours and much the greater number of the translators, ancient and modern, render it, forty MSS. (ten ancient) of Kennicott's, and twenty-eight of De Rossi's, with one ancient of my own, and the old edition of 1488, have תיראי tirai , thou shalt fear: the true reading, confirmed by the perfect parallelism of the sentences: the heart ruffled and dilated in the second line answering to the fear and joy... 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 60:5

Thine heart shall fear; rather, shall throb ; "beat with excitement." Because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee; i.e. the maritime commerce, which has hitherto enriched other nations, shall be turned thy way and be at thy disposal. The forces of the Gentiles; rather, the riches of the Gentiles— as in Isaiah 8:4 ; Isaiah 10:14 ; Isaiah 30:6 ; Isaiah 61:6 . Details of the riches fellow in Isaiah 61:6-9 . read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 60:5

Then shalt thou see - Lowth renders this, ‘Then shalt thou fear and overflow with joy;’ and supposes that it refers to the agitation and anxiety of mind attending the scene, and to the joy consequent on the numerous conversions. His authority for this change is, that forty manuscripts (two of them ancient) have תיראי, ‘thou shalt fear,’ instead of תראי tı̂re'ı̂y, ‘thou shalt see.’ But though the change is of a single letter, there is not sufficient authority to make it, nor does the sense... read more

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