Isaiah Chapter 41
Viewing the Standard King James Version (Pure Cambridge). Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Isaiah Chapter 41
2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
7 So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.
26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.
|<< Isaiah Chapter 40||
Share Isaiah Chapter 41:
Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 41 Bible commentary...
God's care of his people. (1-9) they are encouraged not to fear. (10-20) The vanity and folly of idolatry. (21-29)1-9 Can any heathen god raise up one in righteousness, make what use of him he pleases, and make him victorious over the nations? The Lord did so with Abraham, or rather, he would do so with Cyrus. Sinners encourage one another in the ways of sin; shall not the servants of the living God stir up one another in his service? God's people are the seed of Abraham his friend. This is certainly the highest title ever given to a mortal. It means that Abraham, by Divine grace, was made like to God, and that he was admitted to communion with Him. Happy are the servants of the Lord, whom he has called to be his friends, and to walk with him in faith and holy obedience. Let not such as have thus been favoured yield to fear; for the contest may be sharp, but the victory shall be sure.
10-20 God speaks with tenderness; Fear thou not, for I am with thee: not only within call, but present with thee. Art thou weak? I will strengthen thee. Art thou in want of friends? I will help thee in the time of need. Art thou ready to fall? I will uphold thee with that right hand which is full of righteousness, dealing forth rewards and punishments. There are those that strive with God's people, that seek their ruin. Let not God's people render evil for evil, but wait God's time. It is the worm Jacob; so little, so weak, so despised and trampled on by every body. God's people are as worms, in humble thoughts of themselves, and in their enemies' haughty thoughts of them; worms, but not vipers, not of the serpent's seed. Every part of God's word is calculated to humble man's pride, and to make him appear little in his own eyes. The Lord will help them, for he is their Redeemer. The Lord will make Jacob to become a threshing instrument. God will make him fit for use, new, and having sharp spikes. This has fulfilment in the triumphs of the gospel of Christ, and of all faithful followers of Christ, over the power of darkness. God has provided comforts to supply all their wants, and to answer all their prayers. Our way to heaven lies through the wilderness of this world. The soul of man is in want, and seeks for satisfaction; but becomes weary of seeking that in the world, which is not to be had in it. Yet they shall have a constant supply, where one would least expect it. I will open rivers of grace, rivers of living water, which Christ spake of the Spirit, #Joh 7:38,39|. When God sets up his church in the Gentile wilderness, there shall be a great change, as if thorns and briers were turned into cedars, and fir-trees, and myrtles. These blessings are kept for the poor in spirit, who long for Divine enlightening, pardon, and holiness. And God will render their barren souls fruitful in the grace of his Spirit, that all who behold may consider it.
21-29 There needs no more to show the folly of sin, than to bring to notice the reasons given in defence of it. There is nothing in idols worthy of regard. They are less than nothing, and worse than nothing. Let the advocates of other doctrines than that of salvation through Christ, bring their arguments. Can they tell of a cure for human depravity? Jehovah has power which cannot be withstood; this he will make appear. But the certain knowledge of the future must be only with Jehovah, who fulfils his own plans. All prophecies, except those of the Bible, have been uncertain. In the work of redemption the Lord showed himself much more than in the release of the Jews from Babylon. The good tidings the Lord will send in the gospel, is a mystery hid from ages and generations. A Deliverer is raised up for us, of nobler name and greater power than the deliverer of the captive Jews. May we be numbered among his obedient servants and faithful friends.
Comments for Isaiah Chapter 41...
Randy's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 4/13/2013, 8:13am...
In a time of personal turmoil and extreme anxiety over what was a family disintegration and divorce, I prayed for God's help - this bible verse appeared in front of me and has been the source of comfort from that point on. That occurred in 1996. Two years later I was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, an extremely rare mucinous abdominal cancer having no known cause, no known cure, and considered universally fatal. Very few people have lived much beyond 14 months after initial presentation with this disease... 15 years later I am still dealing with this cancer, as well as another new cancer. I continue to do well and work through the obstacles in front of me. This verse has continued to be the door to God for me and I am comforted in the knowledge that God has my back on everything placed in front of me. God is taking care of me.
Nish313's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 4/12/2013, 10:54am...
I thank my Heavenly Father for this verse. For the Holy Spirit led me here for a answer from my prayer to God for help, guidance and strength for a healing. He responded to me the next day with Yes I will help you, and I am your Lord and God. For anytime you are facing anything remember God is in controll of ALL THINGS. We all have to suffer and go through many different things which is to try our Faith.. But thanks to the Almighty God that we serve, that nothing is too hard for Him... If He is with us and is our help what can come against or harm us...Nothing TRUST GOD HE IS FAITHFUL... if He said it, it's already done.
Endurance's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 3/25/2013, 9:01pm...
With You father Lord i fear no evil and i know you are a Merciful Lord...please heal me from any sickness of my enemies
Rob's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment on 3/04/2013, 12:44am...
I heard Charles Stanley's message on 41:10 and he emphasized that God upholds the righteous where they find themselves meaning that it is his nature to make something good from a bad situation in the lives of his people. You can see that as you read further in Isaiah 41. As bad as it looks for Jacob pressed by its enemies, God reminds them that he has propsperous plans for them.
Bridget's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 1/17/2013, 1:33am...
This is my first time reading this and I have been going throw so much but I thank God for showing me this verse Isaiah 41:10 and I know he is with me. Amen.
S.PACKIAM's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 12/08/2012, 6:13am...
In this world where everybody is chasing paltry and temporary pleasures, only God is promising permanent peace and happiness.
ALEX KG's Isaiah Chapter 41 comment about verse 10 on 10/02/2012, 3:06am...
THE HOLY SPIRIT ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF THIS VERSE, WHEN IíM TRYING TO GIVE UP ON SOMETHING I HAVE WORKED HARD FOR.
What Do You Think of Isaiah 41?
Share your own thoughts or commentary here...
Test Your Knowledge of Isaiah Chapter 41
|<< Isaiah Chapter 40|