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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 66:5-14

The prophet, having denounced God's judgments against a hypocritical nation, that made a jest of God's word and would not answer him when he called to them, here turns his speech to those that trembled at his word, to comfort and encourage them; they shall not be involved in the judgments that are coming upon their unbelieving nation. Ministers must distinguish thus, that, when they speak terror to the wicked, they may not make the hearts of the righteous sad. Bone Christiane, hoc nihil ad... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 66:11

That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breast of her consolations ,.... This, according to our version, expresses the end of the church's friends being called together to rejoice with her, that they might partake of her joys and comforts, delights and pleasures: but the words may be better rendered, either, according to Kimchi's sense, "therefore shall ye suck" F20 למען תינקו "pro eo quod, vel quia sugetis", Gataker. , &c.; because ye have mourned for her, and because ye... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 66:11

With the abundance of her glory "From her abundant stores" - For מזיז mizziz , from the splendor, two MSS. and the old edition of 1488, have מזיו mizziv ; and the latter ז zain is upon a rasure in three other MSS. It is remarkable that Kimchi and Sal. ben Melec, not being able to make any thing of the word as it stands in the text, say it means the same with מזיו mizziv ; that is, in effect, they admit of a various reading, or an error in the text. But as Vitringa observes,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 66:5-14

THE GODLY EXILES ENCOURAGED . The scoffs which have long greeted those who believed God's promises and expected the restoration of Zion, will be put to shame. The silence in which Zion has lain will be broken; she will be once more a city "full of stirs, a tumultuous city" ( Isaiah 22:2 ). Suddenly, without any pains of travail, she will bring forth; and her offspring will be "a nation born at once" ( Isaiah 66:8 ). The godly exiles are called upon to rejoice at the prospect ( ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 66:10-14

The blessedness of the restored Church. The restored Church is to Isaiah the Church that will endure from the return of the captives to the end of the world. The later Jewish period and the entire Christian period are with him blended into one, and present themselves to him as constituting a single phase of the Church's life. Here he speaks to encourage the exiles, and dwells especially, though not exclusively, on the immediate blessings. I. THE CHURCH WILL TEACH HER ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 66:10-14

Sympathy with the Church's joy. I. SYMPATHY SHOULD BE FELT WITH THE PROSPERITY OF THE CHURCH . Zion stands for the Church of the ages; in her weal is wrapped up the weal of the world. If we love humanity, we love the institution created for the good and salvation of humanity. Every revival of religion at home, every fresh conquest in the fields of heathendom, affords fresh occasion of such joy. "Those who have no true joy when souls are born into the kingdom of God; when... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 66:11

That ye may suck . Restored Jerusalem will be as a mother to all who love her, to all who have mourned for her when she lay as it were dead ( 1 Samuel 15:35 ; 2 Samuel 14:2 ). She will have "milk" to give to all—"the sincere milk of the Word" ( 1 Peter 2:2 )—and from her both Jew and Gentile will "suck out no small advantage" ( Psalms 73:10 ). She will also impart to them from the abundance of her glory. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 66:11

That ye may suck - The same figure occurs in Isaiah 60:16; and substantidally in Isaiah 49:23. See the note at those places.That ye may milk out - The image is an obvious one. It means that they who sympathized with Zion would be nourished by the same truth, and comforted with the same sources of consolation.And be delighted with the abundance of her glory - Margin, ‘Brightness.’ Lowth renders this, ‘From her abundant stores.’ Noyes, ‘From the fullness of her glory.’ Jerome (the Vulgate), ‘And... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 66:10-11

Isaiah 66:10-11. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem Let all that wish her well congratulate her for the favours God hath conferred upon her, and particularly let the Gentiles rejoice with the Jewish Church, for her advancement shall redound to their benefit. Thus Moses, (Deuteronomy 32:43,) referring probably to the very events here predicted by Isaiah, Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people; for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Isaiah 66:7-24

New people and a new age (66:7-24)Usually there is a long period of development before a group of people becomes a nation, but the new nation Israel will appear suddenly and unexpectedly, like a baby born before the due date (7-9). As with the birth of a baby, there is much rejoicing over the birth of the new nation (10-11). The ‘baby’ grows strong and active because God is the one who nourishes it. Under the controlling hand of God, Israel prospers (12-14).While Israel enjoys God’s blessings,... read more

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