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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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.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Annjohnson's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment on 4/22/2015, 10:31pm...
Praise the Lord all you that believe in One God and Jesus is his Name. How encouraging to read of so many that have seen the revelation of the mystery of Godliness. Stay faithful and the Lord will give you a crown of life!!! Glory and honor to the wonderful name of JESUS.
J.P.'s Isaiah Chapter 9 comment about verse 6 on 3/16/2015, 5:42pm...
To say that The Lord Jesus Christ is not Jehovah, not The Almighty God due to the title 'The mighty God ' Heb. El Gibor used in Is.ix.6 clearly exhibits a biased and unskilled workman. -iiTim.ii.15 One may refer to Hab.i.12 to see illustrated without any doubt that God the Father who is refered only as Jehovah according to the Arians is also titled 'O mighty God ' El Gibor, and 'not ' Almighty God Heb. El Shaddai ! Does this then mean that The Father is 'not ' The Almighty, not Jehovah? Not at all! Neither does this effect the fact that the The Lord Jesus is also The Almighty, as well as The Holy Ghost! These are all wonderful, inspired, and exhilarating titles of THE TRIUNE GODHEAD! Praise be to THE ETERNAL, The LORD God: 'Father, Word, and Holy Ghost '! -Mat.iii.19 xviii.19 iJn.v.7 as examples . Use a concordance and or centre side references or footnotes for other references and be delighted with unspeakable joy! In many passages in the holy scriptures, all 'three ' members of 'triune ' Godhead are clearly illustrated, sometimes only 'two ', or either any 'one ' of the 'three ' persons of our Eternal Jehovah God alone! -JPRA
Inventor's Isaiah Chapter 9 comment about verse 6 on 3/16/2015, 2:15pm...
To say that The Lord Jesus Christ is not Jehovah due to the title 'The mighty God ' Heb. El Gibor used in Is.ix.9 clearly exhibits a biased and unskilled workman. One may refer to Hab.i.12 to see illustrated without any doubt that God the Father who is refered only as Jehovah according to the Arians is also titled 'O mighty God ' El Gibor, and 'not ' Almighty God El Shaddai In many passages in the holy scriptures, all members of 'triune ' Godhead are clearly illustrated, sometimes 'two ', or either any one of the three persons of our Eternal Jehovah God!
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