"In the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me.". The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 28:13 The word of the Lord was to them ; rather, shall be to them . They are contending with the eternal God of heaven. The idea is that God will bring back the captives (particularly in the far fulfillment) from every conceivable place. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in the high places. If the Masoretic Text is correct, a long standing interpretation connects Sinim with China. (Wolf), ii. 3 He said to me, "Israel, you are my servant; Zion, in distress, said, The Lord has forsaken me, and looks after me no more; my Lord has forgotten me, and will look after me no more. The Lord has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name. It is beautiful to imagine Jesus comforting and strengthening His soul with these promises as He anticipated and endured the ordeal of the cross. With his own hand he protected me. Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. Verse 14 Verse Isaiah 49:14. To those who are in darkness, Show yourselves. Isaiah 13. Nederlandstalige Bijbelstudies door Stan Marinussen, From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name, In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, and made Me a polished shaft; in His quiver He has hidden Me, Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of JacobI will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth, Thus says the LORDto Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You, That You may say to the prisoners, Go forth, For He who has mercy on them will lead them, even by the springs of water He will guide them, Sing, O heavens! But if that were the case, an apparent contradiction would arise in Isaiah 49:5-6, in which the Servants task is to bring Israel back to Yahweh and to the landthe view that Israel is a title of the individual messianic Servant harmonizes most satisfactorily with the passage and context. (Lindsey). And that it was actually God who declared, "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning. You see, our world problems today, especially the problem of starving, the great starvation that is coming in the third world is all the result of the increased oil prices. Even by the springs of water He will guide them. The Holy One of Israel; In whom I will be glorified. Isaiah 46:1-13 Sovereign Control of God. How can the LORD speak of the Messiah as Israel? This represents the choices and lifestyle a person accepts as well as calling attention to the . Copyright 2023, Bible Study Tools. Isaiah now announced more about the work of the Servant (cf. The servant stands disbelieving in the face of God's call, blinded by self-condemnation to God's purposes. When the Servant completes His work of salvation, the whole creation, not just humankind, will experience liberation from the effects of the Fall (cf. She would not have compassion, well she might. That I, the LORD, am your Savior, 8 The judgments upon Israel for their pride . Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-13 Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed The Kingdom Of Heaven Part 2 - Israel - A Nation Chosen By God Series Contributed by Stephen Smith on Sep 22, 2019 based on 3 ratings | 4,644 views A message explaining the reason why God chose Israel for himself and outlining the purpose he had (and still has) for this special nation. The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother's womb he named me. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. To bring Jacob back to Him: This shows that an important aspect of the Messiahs mission was to bring Israel back to the LORD. God will rescue Israel from both their immediate and ultimate captivity. Do Zions' friends favour her dust?Psalms 102:14. For the Lord has comforted His people And will have compassion on His afflicted. 1) ( Isaiah 3:1-15) Rejection of God leads to the collapse of society and specific judgment against lofty, male leaders 2) ( Isaiah 3:16-4:1) Rejection of God leads to the collapse of society and specific judgment against arrogant, aristocratic women b. Look! Moreover, that believers may not faint under the weight of distresses, before promising to them consolation from God, he exhorts them calmly to bear distresses; for by the word poor he means that the Church, in this world, is liable to many calamities. ( Isaiah 49:16-21 ). We have no more reason to question his promise and grace, than we have to question his providence and justice. We are told that the word the goes forth out of his mouth is like a sharp, two-edged sword--Revelation. Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in the day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. The LORDs affection for His people is greater than the devotion a woman has for her nursing child. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. When we see the nail-scarred hands of Jesus, we see how He has inscribed us on the palms of His hands. are without the yod or the conjunction vau before the verb: and so the Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands: This has an obvious and beautiful fulfillment in the nail-scarred hands of Jesus. Can a woman forget her nursing child, was like a sharp sword. Yet I will not forget you. Lesson Text: Isaiah 49:1-13; Time of Action: between 700 and 695 B.C. 1 Listen to me, you islands. And these from the land of Sinim.. and break forth into singing, O mountains; such as are in high office either in the state, as Christian kings and princes, Isaiah 49:23 or in the church, as prophets and apostles, Revelation 18:20. And break out in singing, O mountains! This week, we're looking more closely at "daughter Zion's" restoration to motherhood. Notice it says eachmountain (or, as in the King James Version, all mountains). It is mainly on the basis of this phrase that there is the practice of kissing the popes feet. (Bultema). (Alan Redpath), Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the eaRuth ( Isaiah 49:5-6 ). There is nothing in life no obstacle, no loneliness, no trial, no sorrow which may not be a way into Gods richest blessing. So that Israel is gathered to Him You can also change some of your preferences. It's also for those who have made themselves God and God's children's enemies. In Isaiah 42:3, the servant is described as "a bruised reed" and . Then I said, I have labored in vain, i. He is a person that has revealed himself to us that we may know him and the power of his resurrection (Phil 3:10). i. The promises exceed anything that took place in the return from captivity under Cyrus. (13-27) The Source Of True Deliverance (28-35) Historical Interlude (36-39) Partners In a New Creation / Lesson #3 God's People Shall Prosper / Isaiah 49:14-23. Isaiah 49 is actually the second of four songs called the Servant Songs. But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me: In the midst of this great praise for the Messiah and His saving work, Zion speaking of the highest hill in Jerusalem, and the place of Gods people by association Zion objects. ", Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Infidels, in their presumption, say God has forsaken the earth (Ezekiel 8:12), and has forgotten their sins,Psalms 10:11. We are finishing up Isaiah 49 - with verses 18-23 - for Sunday, June 19. This is rejoicing over deliverance from sin, not just exile. They ignored God when he spoke to them through his servants the prophets. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Depicts the Servant's call to go to Israel (Isa 49:1-4) . But I won't forget." He was a "Jewish prophet who lived during the eighth century BC." Isaiah's words were written more than 700 years before the birth of Christ. For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. b. Opponents who try to ruin Israels work will not be successful and will leave in shame and defeat (17-18). They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . Isaiah 49:1. And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Get Your Bible Minute in Your Inbox Every Morning. The reality is that those who oppose the Lord and his people experience the self destructiveness of sin a recurring feature of the wars of the Lord. (Motyer), (c) 2021 The Enduring Word Bible Commentary by David Guzik email@example.com. Yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, There are wonderful industrial, agricultural and cultural developments in Israel, in fulfilment of prophecy - Isaiah 35:1-10; Jeremiah 30:18-22; 31:7-14; Zechariah 14:9-11; Hosea 3:4-5. Kings shall be your foster fathers, In answer to Zion's fears, God speaks as one concerned for his own glory (he takes himself to be reflected upon if Zion say, The Lord has forsaken me, and he will clear himself), as one concerned also for his people's comfort; he would not have them droop, and be discouraged, and give way to any uneasy thoughts. See Special Topic at 41:2. - The Burden against Babylon. Partners In a New Creation / Lesson #2 God Foretells Redemption / Isaiah 49:1-13. For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones" (49:13). In Isaiah 49:1-13, the Servant speaks about his role and his ministry, and he is disillusioned at first. 10 million Ukrainians without power because of Russia. Look at India. But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, How can a captive people possibly be freed when they are in the grip of such a powerful tyrant (24)? If the tokens of his wonderful power are to be seen everywhere, he intends that there shall be an eminent and remarkable example of it in the salvation of the Church.