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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Isaiah 48

 

 

Verse 1

waters. Some codices, with three early printed editions, read "days".

swear by the name, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 6:13). App-92.

the Lord. Hebrew. Jehovah.

the God of Israel. See note on Isaiah 29:23.

in truth. See note on Isaiah 10:20.


Verse 3

the former things, &c. Such as the birth of Isaac, the Exodus, &c.


Verse 4

thy neck, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 32:9).


Verse 6

see = look close into.


Verse 8

transgressor = rebel.


Verse 9

My name"s. See note on Psalms 20:1.


Verse 10

affliction = humiliation, or oppression.


Verse 11

For Mine own sake. Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis, for great emphasis.

I will not give, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 20:5).


Verse 12

Jacob and Israel: i.e. the natural and spiritual seed. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "Jacob my servant".

the first. the last. Compare Isaiah 41:4; Isaiah 44:6.


Verse 13

spanned = stretched out.

stand up. To listen to my words.


Verse 14

them. Some codices, with two early printed editions, and Syriac, read "you".

him: i.e. Cyrus: Isaiah 45:1; Isaiah 46:10, Isaiah 46:11.

arm. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), for the judgment inflicted by it. Note also the Figure of speech Anthropopatheia.


Verse 15

I . . . I. Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis.


Verse 16

not spoken in secret. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 30:11). Compare Isaiah 45:19. App-92.

and His Spirit, hath sent Me: or, hath sent both Me and His Spirit: i.e. the prophet, and His Spirit the inspirer of the message sent by Isaiah (compare Acts 28:25), "well spake the Holy Ghost by Isaiah", &c. Note the great doctrine of the Trinity.

Spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.


Verse 17

the Holy One of Israel. See note on Isaiah 1:4.


Verse 18

O that thou hadst, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 5:29), Compare Psalms 81:13. Note Figure of speech App-6and App-92.

peace = well-being, or prosperity.

a = the.


Verse 19

as the sand. Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 22:17; Genesis 32:12).


Verse 20

His servant. See note on Isaiah 37:35.


Verse 21

He led them, &c. Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 8:2).

caused. Reference to Pentateuch (Exodus 17:6. Numbers 20:11). App-92.


Verse 22

no peace, &c. Compare Isaiah 57:20.

the wicked = lawless ones: i.e. the wicked in Israel.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 48:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-48.html. 1909-1922.

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