Isaiah Chapter 29
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4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 29 Bible commentary...
Judgements on Jerusalem and on its enemies. (1-8) The senselessness and hypocrisy of the Jews. (9-16) The conversion of the Gentiles, and future blessings for the Jews. (17-24)1-8 Ariel may signify the altar of burnt-offerings. Let Jerusalem know that outward religious services will not make men free from judgements. Hypocrites never can please God, nor make their peace with him. God had often and long, by a host of angels, encamped round about Jerusalem for protection and deliverance; but now he fought against it. Proud looks and proud language shall be brought down by humbling providences. The destruction of Jerusalem's enemies is foretold. The army of Sennacherib went as a dream; and thus the multitudes, that through successive ages fight against God's altar and worship, shall fall. Speedily will sinners awake from their soothing dreams in the pains of hell.
9-16 The security of sinners in sinful ways, is cause for lamentation and wonder. The learned men, through prejudice, said that the Divine prophecies were obscure; and the poor urged their want of learning. The Bible is a sealed book to every man, learned or unlearned, till he begins to study it with a simple heart and a teachable spirit, that he may thence learn the truth and the will of God. To worship God, is to approach him. And if the heart be full of his love and fear, out of the abundance of it the mouth will speak; but there are many whose religion is lip-labour only. When they pretend to be speaking to God, they are thinking of a thousand foolish things. They worship the God of Israel according to their own devices. Numbers are only formal in worship. And their religion is only to comply with custom, and to serve their own interest. But the wanderings of mind, and defects in devotion, which are the believer's burden, are very different from the withdrawing of the heart from God, so severely blamed. And those who make religion no more than a pretence, to serve a turn, deceive themselves. And as those that quarrel with God, so those that think to conceal themselves from him, in effect charge him with folly. But all their perverse conduct shall be entirely done away.
17-24 The wonderful change here foretold, may refer to the affairs of Judah, though it looks further. When a great harvest of souls was gathered to Christ from among the Gentiles, then the wilderness was turned into a fruitful field; and the Jewish church, that had long been a fruitful field, became as a deserted forest. Those who, when in trouble, can truly rejoice in God, shall soon have cause greatly to rejoice in him. The grace of meekness contributes to the increase of our holy joy. The enemies who were powerful shall become mean and weak. To complete the repose of God's people, the scorners at home shall be cut off by judgements. All are apt to speak unadvisedly, and to mistake what they hear, but it is very unfair to make a man an offender for a word. They did all they could to bring those into trouble who told them of their faults. But He that redeemed Abraham out of his snares and troubles, will redeem those who are, by faith, his true seed, out of theirs. It will be the greatest comfort to godly parents to see their children renewed creatures, the work of God's grace. May those who now err in spirit, and murmur against the truth, come to understanding, and learn true doctrine. The Spirit of truth shall set right their mistakes, and lead them into all truth. This should encourage us to pray for those that have erred, and are deceived. All who murmured at the truths of God, as hard sayings, shall learn and be aware what God designed in all. See the change religion produces in the hearts of men, and the peace and pleasure of a humble and devout spirit.
Comments for Isaiah Chapter 29...
Timothy Wayne George's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment about verse 18 on 1/21/2013, 5:46pm...
Whenever the words "in that Day" are used in the Bible, that denotes the last days just before the Messiah sets up His Kingdom. Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount, the meek shall inherit the earth, and that is when this prophecy will be fulfilled. Right now the nation of Israel is blinded to the gospel, but in that day they will have a clear saving knowledge of the truth. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light, no man comes to the Father except by Jesus.
Mas's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment on 1/21/2013, 5:04am...
This chapter is a series of prophecies about Israel forgetting the Lord God in walking away from his word and how Israel would consequently suffer oppression from its foes. But ultimately, the Lord Jehovah would repay Israelís oppressors and redeem Israel.
Most of such prophecies were fulfilled in the course of time and have been written to our learning, so that we may place our faith not in ourselves, but in God.
Just like Israelís prosperity and freedom were conditioned on their relationship with Jehovah, so are ours today too as Christians, our prosperity and freedom are conditioned on our good is relationship with Jehovah God, through Christ Jesus, Romans 15:4-7.
God bless you.
Umar janyau's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment about verse 12 on 1/21/2013, 3:46am...
Let the Christians explain to us this verse and whom it refers to. Because we've similar verse in the Quran that stated the same thing.
Umayma hassan's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment about verse 12 on 1/05/2013, 2:26pm...
First of all the bible was the book of Jesus, and when God sent him to Israel. So how ever the Christian leaders tried to hide the truth. They canít because they are human pin and they are powerless because God, the creator is more powerful. There is no one like a God from the heaven to the earth. So this chapter is truth I believe anyone who wants to know the truth can see there is a real God which is powerful an merciful.
Living Water's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment on 8/17/2012, 12:41pm...
THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE FASLE PROPHET muhammad..--. Using a potion of Mathew Henerys Commentary-The learned men, through prejudice, said that the Divine prophecies were obscure; and the poor urged their want of learning. The Bible is a sealed book to every man, learned or unlearned, till he begins to study it with a SIMPLE HEART and a TEACHABLE SPIRIT, that he may thence learn the truth and the will of God. To worship God, is to approach him. And if the heart be full of his love and fear, out of the abundance of it the mouth will speak; but there are many whose religion is lip-labour only. Tis the reason for the next verse #13 "Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men".. I would like to say, Take Jesus in your own Heart and lay low and humble at His feet alway and he will recieve you unto himself. May the Lord Jesus be with you all.. Amen
Sagid Lellah's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment about verse 12 on 5/15/2012, 7:41pm...
This verse is the prophecy of the coming of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as that what typically happened to prophet Muhammad when the arch-angel Gabriel first come to him and ordered him to read but the prophet said I am not learned then the angel prompt him. Please believe in Islam before the Judgement Day!!!
The Manifester's Isaiah Chapter 29 comment about verse 16 on 7/24/2011, 1:49pm...
I will not deny that though you are perverse I God allowed according to the potential of the will such possible actions. Nor do I deny that I created potential for such a perverse mind to evolve. MIV
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