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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Isaiah 46:9

 

 

"Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Remember the former things … - Bear in mind the repeated and constant proofs that have been given that Yahweh is the true God - the proofs derived from the prediction of future events, and from the frequent interpositions of his providence in your behalf as a nation.

For I am God - (See the notes at sa40" translation="">Isaiah 44:6).

sa40


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "Barnes' Notes on the New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-46.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Remember the former things of old,.... The things that were from the beginning, or the ancient things done by the Lord, whether as the effects of power, wisdom, and goodness, or in wrath, or in mercy; such as the creation of the heavens, and the earth, and all things in them; the destruction of the old world, and of Sodom and Gomorrah; the bringing of Israel out of Egypt through the Red sea and wilderness, to Canaan's land, and all the wondrous things then done for them; which are so many proofs of the true deity of the God of Israel, in opposition to the idols of the Gentiles:

for I am God, and there is none else; as he must needs be what did the above things:

I am God, and there is none like me; for greatness or goodness, or that has done the like things; not one of the gods of the Gentiles.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/isaiah-46.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

former — namely, proofs of the sole Godship of Jehovah, from predictions fulfilled, and interpositions of God in behalf of Israel (Isaiah 45:5).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/isaiah-46.html. 1871-8.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

9.Remember the former things. This is an explanation of the preceding statement; for he expresses more fully what he formerly meant, that is, that God hath testified of himself by sufficiently numerous proofs, and hath shewed what is his nature and greatness; and that not merely for two or three days, or for a few years, but at all times; for he had continued his benefits, and had incessantly bestowed his grace upon them. Hence he infers that the manifestations of his divinity, being so clear, ought to prevent them from giving their hearts to another.

That I am God. In this passage the particle כי (ki) does not signify for, but that, and introduces a clause which explains what goes before. Besides, as we have formerly explained, God wishes not only that he may be acknowledged, but that he alone may be acknowledged; and therefore he wishes to be separated from all the gods which men have made for themselves, that we may fix our whole attention on him; because, if he admitted any companion, his throne would fall or shake; for either there is one God or there is none at all.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/isaiah-46.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me,

Ver. 9. Remember the former things of old.] Again he calleth upon them to remember who had so foully forgot themselves in the days of Ahaz and Manasseh, and would do so again in Babylon, where they kept not themselves from idols. Papists unman themselves, or otherwise they could not be such gross idolaters.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-46.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Remember the former things of old; what I have done for you, and in the world, my evident predictions of future things justified by the event, and those other miraculous works whereby I have abundantly proved my Divinity.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/isaiah-46.html. 1685.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

The Israelites needed to remember all that God had done going all the way back to Creation. Only then would they become convinced that Yahweh was unique, the only true God.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/isaiah-46.html. 2012.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

none. See note on Isaiah 5:8.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/isaiah-46.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Remember the former things of old - namely, the proofs of the sole Godship of Yahweh, from predictions fulfilled, and interpositions of God in behalf of Israel.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/isaiah-46.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) I am God.—The first predicate is El, the mighty and strong one, the second Elohim, the one true object of worship. The verse that follows asserts what in modern language would be called the omniscience and the omnipotence of God.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/isaiah-46.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
the former
42:9; 65:17; Deuteronomy 32:7; Nehemiah 9:7-37; Psalms 78:1-72; 105:1-106; 111:4; Jeremiah 23:7,8; Daniel 9:6-15
I am God
45:5,6,14,18,21,22
and there is none like
5; Deuteronomy 33:26

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 46:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-46.html.

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