Isaiah Chapter 9
1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 9 Bible commentary...
The Son that should be born, and his kingdom. (1-7) The judgments to come upon Israel, and on the enemies of the kingdom of Christ. (8-21)1-7 The Syrians and Assyrians first ravaged the countries here mentioned, and that region was first favoured by the preaching of Christ. Those that want the gospel, walk in darkness, and in the utmost danger. But when the gospel comes to any place, to any soul, light comes. Let us earnestly pray that it may shine into our hearts, and make us wise unto salvation. The gospel brings joy with it. Those who would have joy, must expect to go through hard work, as the husbandman, before he has the joy of harvest; and hard conflict, as the soldier, before he divides the spoil. The Jews were delivered from the yoke of many oppressors; this was a shadow of the believer's deliverance from the yoke of Satan. The cleansing the souls of believers from the power and pollution of sin, would be by the influence of the Holy Spirit, as purifying fire. These great things for the church, shall be done by the Messiah, Emmanuel. The Child is born; it was certain; and the church, before Christ came in the flesh, benefitted by his undertaking. It is a prophecy of him and of his kingdom, which those that waited for the Consolation of Israel read with pleasure. This Child was born for the benefit of us men, of us sinners, of all believers, from the beginning to the end of the world. Justly is he called Wonderful, for he is both God and man. His love is the wonder of angels and glorified saints. He is the Counsellor, for he knew the counsels of God from eternity; and he gives counsel to men, in which he consults our welfare. He is the Wonderful Counsellor; none teaches like him. He is God, the mighty One. Such is the work of the Mediator, that no less power than that of the mighty God could bring it to pass. He is God, one with the Father. As the Prince of Peace, he reconciles us to God; he is the Giver of peace in the heart and conscience; and when his kingdom is fully established, men shall learn war no more. The government shall be upon him; he shall bear the burden of it. Glorious things are spoken of Christ's government. There is no end to the increase of its peace, for the happiness of its subjects shall last for ever. The exact agreement of this prophecy with the doctrine of the New Testament, shows that Jewish prophets and Christian teachers had the same view of the person and salvation of the Messiah. To what earthly king or kingdom can these words apply? Give then, O Lord, to thy people to know thee by every endearing name, and in every glorious character. Give increase of grace in every heart of thy redeemed upon earth.
8-21 Those are ripening apace for ruin, whose hearts are unhumbled under humbling providences. For that which God designs, in smiting us, is, to turn us to himself; and if this point be not gained by lesser judgments, greater may be expected. The leaders of the people misled them. We have reason to be afraid of those that speak well of us, when we do ill. Wickedness was universal, all were infected with it. They shall be in trouble, and see no way out; and when men's ways displease the Lord, he makes even their friends to be at war with them. God would take away those they thought to have help from. Their rulers were the head. Their false prophets were the tail and the rush, the most despicable. In these civil contests, men preyed on near relations who were as their own flesh. The people turn not to Him who smites them, therefore he continues to smite: for when God judges, he will overcome; and the proudest, stoutest sinner shall either bend or break.
Divinity's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment about verse 17 on 10/06/2014, 10:16am...
seems to be the on going pattern, I get told to have compassion on the evil doer, how can one be tender hearted towards that which in turn hurts and hates God?
Pst Isaiah .A. Peter's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment about verse 2 on 9/30/2014, 4:17pm...
Trouble, sorrow, persecution, hardship may last tru the night but JOY comes in the morning. This verse is one the passage that serves as an encouragement, hope, and assurance to every Christian. Whatever you are facing, passing through on this earth, just relax for God is in control.
Francis samuel's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment about verse 5 on 9/28/2014, 5:16am...
A man set for prayer is like an armed warrior determined and ready for victory and his victory brings casualty on the enemy like burning fire in the forest during dry season
Abel Subramony's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment on 9/23/2014, 12:34am...
The book of Isiah tells us that the word of GOD comes through the prophets.Isiah prophesided the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.It also tells us what type of character that he will take on.It tells us that the trials that he must face just to save us.We as Christians must be careful because the end time prophetic word of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.We need to be ready and keep ourselves holy because if we do not and when Christ comes we will be left behind.We need to believe the prophetic word as it came to pass in the book of Isiah it will come to pass in the book of revelation.
Barbara Windettbta's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment on 9/05/2014, 6:44am...
First seek the Kingdom of Heaven
End Revelation Timea's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment on 9/04/2014, 3:03pm...
The end is near America faces judgement just as israel did. Look for the 9 harbingers of judgment on 9 11 you will find them and they will call me and others insane before the prophecy has even been fulfilled
Torry koonce's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment about verse 16 on 8/29/2014, 8:52pm...
The words leaders carry a deeper meaning.. Leaders of the nation, courts,schools,churches,homes.. So it 's detail meaning is hidden causes the reader to look outside of himself . Every person at some point in his life becomes a leader.. When we see the word leaders we look at leaders and say they and wrong biblically but it 's us as a people spiritually than stand in need of correction
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