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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 61:10-11

Some make this the song of joy and praise to be sung by the prophet in the name of Jerusalem, congratulating her on the happy change of her circumstances in the accomplishment of the foregoing promises; others make it to be spoken by Christ in the name of the New-Testament church triumphing in gospel grace. We may take in both, the former as a type of the latter. We are here taught to rejoice with holy joy, to God's honour, 1. In the beginning of this good work, the clothing of the church with... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 61:11

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud ,.... Of tender grass in the spring of the year, after a long and cold winter, being well manured: and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth being enclosed, and better taken care of, and well watered, and dunged, and cultivated; seeds sown in such a rich soil spring up freely, strongly, and constantly: so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations ; that is, the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 61:11

The Lord God "The Lord Jehovah" - " אדני Adonai , the Lord, makes the line longer than the preceding and following; and the Septuagint, Alexandrian, (and MSS. Pachom. and 1. D. II.), and Arabic, do not so render it. Hence it seems to be interpolated." - Dr. Jubb. Three MSS. have it not. See the note on Isaiah 61:1 ; (note). Both words יהוה אדני Adonai Jehovah , are wanting in one of my MSS.; but are supplied in the margin by a later hand. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 61:10-11

JERUSALEM ACCEPTS THE PROMISES , AND GLORIES IN JEHOVAH . So the Targum and Rosenmuller. Others think that "the Servant" is still speaking, or that Isaiah speaks in the name of the people. To us the exposition of the Targum appears the most satisfactory. It is in the manner of Isaiah suddenly to introduce a new speaker. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 61:10-11

Rejoicing in the Lord. "Rejoice in the Lord alway," says the apostle: "and again I say, Rejoice" ( Philippians 4:4 ). It reflects shame on Christians that their religion should appear, so much as it does, to those without as a religion of gloom and melancholy. In Scripture true religion wears a wholly different aspect. Faithful Israel rejoices constantly in the Lord, is perpetually joyful in its God. The Book of Psalms is one almost continuous jubilation. The worship of David, of Solomon,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 61:10-11

Spiritual joy in the Eternal. We may regard the city as the speaker, and the city may typify the Church. I. HER CLOTHING . As garments are for protection and ornament, so it may stand as a figure of a community arrayed in the strength and righteousness of Jehovah. And so the Church still sings— "Jesus, thy robe of righteousness My beauty is, my glorious dress." There is an allusion to the dress of the bridegroom and of the priest; for at one time the bridegroom wore a crown, and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 61:10-11

Wise exultation. I. OUR CAPACITY OF EXULTATION . Our human spirit is capable of great emotion. Our feeling may sink to great depths of sorrow, or may rise to great heights of joy. We have no language which will express the degrees of spiritual distress and agony which are possible to the stricken and despairing, or which will measure the degrees of joy and ecstasy possible to the blessed and the victorious. II. OUR TEMPTATION in this matter. The warning of the prophet of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 61:11

As the garden ; rather, as a garden. The Hebrew is without the article. Righteousness and praise . The essential result of righteousness is "salvation" (see verse 20); its accidental result is "praise" or "renown." Men cannot but recognize the benefits which flow to themselves from goodness in others; and a perfectly righteous nation would attract to itself universal praise (comp. Zephaniah 3:20 , "I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 61:11

For as the earth bringeth forth - This figure is several times used by the prophet (see the notes at Isaiah 45:8; Isaiah 55:10-11). The idea is an exceedingly beautiful one, that, on the coming of the Messiah, truth and righteousness would spring up and abound like grass and fruits in the vegetable world when the earth is watered with rain.Her bud - The word ‘bud’ we now apply usually to the small bunch or protuberance on the branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of the future leaf or... read more

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