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E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Isaiah 9:16

the leaders: or, flatterers. err = stray. they that are led = they that are flattered. destroyed = swallowed up. read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Isaiah 9:16-17

Isaiah 9:16-17. For the leaders, &c.— We have here a defence of the divine judgment taken from the universal corruption of the people; wherein God sets forth the justice of his proceeding, and shews that not from choice, but for the iniquities of the people, he is compelled to punish. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Isaiah 9:13-17

The corruption of Ephraim’s leaders 9:13-17"As the first stage of the judgments has been followed by no true conversion to Jehovah the almighty judge, there comes a second." [Note: Delitzsch, 1:258.] read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Isaiah 9:15-16

By the "head," Isaiah meant the leading person, and by the "tail," the false prophet. The leaders were leading the people astray by strengthening their self-confidence rather than urging them to trust Yahweh. Typically this results in leaders saying and doing things only to lengthen their own tenure in positions of power. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 9:1-21

(continued)8. Jacob.. Israel] Both names here stand for the northern kingdom, as is made clear by what follows in the next v. 9. Shall know] i.e. shall be taught by experience (Numbers 14:34).10. If the language is to be understood literally, the allusion is to the way in which the people set themselves to repair, and more than make up for, the devastation caused by invasion. But it is more likely that the prophet refers in a figure to the frequent changes of dynasty in the N. kingdom; no... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 9:8-21

Divine Judgments on the Kingdom of IsraelThis section relates throughout to the kingdom of Israel. It belongs to the same period as the chapters immediately preceding, and treats of the ruin which Isaiah foresaw would shortly overtake the kingdom of the Ten Tribes: cp. Isaiah 7:16; Isaiah 8:4. The prophet traces the fall of Israel to the moral and social condition of its people. His prophecy was speedily fulfilled in the conquest of Syria and Israel by the Assyrian armies. The prophecy falls... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Isaiah 9:1-21

The Gift of Peace Isaiah 9:6 ; Isaiah 5:21 What a contrast these two texts present! The wicked those living apart from God have no peace; but to those who know the Incarnate Son of God to be their Saviour, He is their Peace the Prince of Peace. Let us look at Him, and then at the great inward gift that He comes to convey to us. I. Peace Inherent in Christ's Nature. Whatever Christ is, He is by nature, not by circumstance. If He is a King, He is so by nature; if He is the Redeemer, it is... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 9:6-21

CHAPTER VIITHE MESSIAHWE have now reached that point of Isaiah’s prophesying at which the Messiah becomes the most conspicuous figure on his horizon. Let us take advantage of it to gather into one statement all that the prophet told his generation concerning that exalted and mysterious Person.When Isaiah began to prophesy, there was current among the people of Judah the expectation of a glorious King. How far the expectation was defined it is impossible to ascertain; but this at least is... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 9:8-21

CHAPTER IIITHE VINEYARD OF THE LORD,OR TRUE PATRIOTISM THE CONSCIENCE OF OUR COUNTRY’S SINS735 B.C.Isaiah 5:1-30; Isaiah 9:8 - Isaiah 10:4THE prophecy contained in these chapters belongs, as we have seen, to the same early period of Isaiah’s career as chapters 2-4, about the time when Ahaz ascended the throne after the long and successful reigns of his father and grandfather, when the kingdom of Judah seemed girt with strength and filled with wealth, but the men were corrupt and the women... read more

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