And this is one method by which our hearts may be cheered amidst heavy distresses; for if we are not supported by the word of the Lord, we must faint and despair. The general promise is, that however many enemies might attack them, or however much they might fear them, yet that Yahweh would be their protector, and would completely humble and prostrate all their foes. There are other commentaries available. The thing needed is that a man see clearly, love wisely, will strongly; but when fear wraps one about with mists, this is the outcome; a weak heart--no strength for doing; feeble knees--no power of purpose. Even that little word contains something in it noteworthy. This is the first word of Isaiah’s vision in chapter 35, and it is the focus of the entire passage. 1859. The Assyrian Era (With Other Prophecies), Isaiah 1-39 I.A. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/isaiah-35.html. (25). 1999. As soon as men perceive that God is near them, they either cease to fear, or at least rise superior to excessive terror. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. vengeance cometh, the recompence of God; He Himself, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/isaiah-35.html. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.' Be strong, fear not; be strong in faith, fear not the enemy, nor doubt of the fulfilment of divine promises, relating to their ruin and your safety: behold, your God will come with vengeance; Christ, who is God in our nature, God manifest in the flesh, and who came by the assumption of human nature; and when he first came, he came with vengeance, and took vengeance on Satan and his works; on him, and his principalities, and powers, whom he spoiled and destroyed, as well as made an end of sin and abolished death; see Isaiah 61:2 so likewise he came in his kingdom and power, and took vengeance on the Jewish nation, for their disbelief and rejection of him; and which time is expressly called the days of vengeance, Luke 21:22 and at the time of his spiritual coming he will destroy antichrist with the brightness of it, and avenge the blood of his servants, Revelation 18:20 and at his personal coming he will take vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not his Gospel, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 and the words are so expressed as to take in the several times of his coming: and since he has already come, and taken vengeance in some instances, this may serve to encourage, and perhaps the design of it is to encourage, the faith of God's people, with respect to his future coming, and the end and issue of it: even God with a recompence: or, "the God of recompence"F24גמול אלוהים הוא "praemiator Deus ipse veniet", Castalio. We gather from them His compassion He graciously sends the message unsolicited. a Behold, your God . Isaiah 35:4 Context. But it would be endless to recount all the ways in which doubts and fears assail us. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. THE CONTEXT Chapter 35 presents a vivid contrast to chapter 34, where "Yahweh is enraged against all the nations" (34:2). both to the wicked a just recompence of reward or punishment for their sins, it being just with him to recompense tribulation to them that trouble his people; and to the saints, the time of his spiritual reign being the time, as to destroy them that destroy the earth, so to give a reward to his servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear his name, Revelation 11:18. he will come and save you; the end of his first coming was to save his people from sin, the curse and condemnation of the law, from hell, wrath, ruin, and destruction; and the end of his spiritual coming, at the latter day, will be to save his people from their antichristian enemies, from idolatry, superstition, and slavery. (Homilist. 24 24 Commentary on Isaiah, vol 1, p. 232. There is a crowd yonder, and a weak woman in company with her husband. “Be not anxious,” says Paul, “for the Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:5.). But they remind us of a very painful condition of man, which is his tendency to fear amid the discouragements of life. What good does it do to us? THE OLD AND YET NEW REMEDY for this common trouble. He does not desire His people to suffer needless trouble or anxiety. II. Say to them that are of a fearful heart,.... Or, "hasty of heart"F23נמהרי לב "festinis corde", Vatablus; "praecipitantibus corde", Cocceius; "inconsideratis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. Isaiah 35:4, ESV: "Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. General Introduction To The Book. Behold, your God will come. Of a fearful heart - Of a timid, pusillanimous heart; those who tremble before their enemies. 1905. 1765. 5. Say to them - This is still an address to the ministers of religion, to make use of all the consolations which these truths and predictions furnish to confirm and strengthen the people of God. The jots and tittles of God"s word, like diamond dust, are to be gathered up and treasured. Purpose In Pain - Hearing In The Wilderness Series Contributed by Jeffrey Payne on May 30, 2017 | 6,256 views. KJV Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Chapter 35. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you." Why the lectionary excerpts only three and a half verses from Isaiah 35’s cohesive ten-verse poem is unclear. Young and a similar work by Paul T. Butler. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1685. Vengeance will come; the retribution of God: He himself will come, and will deliver you. Not that it is sinful for those who have a house and a field to purchase another; but the fault is, that they never know when they have enough. BibliographyTrapp, John. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. He will come and save you.” https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/isaiah-35.html. Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. "Your God." David Guzik commentary on Isaiah 35 describes the restoration of the land of the people, and the highway of holiness prepared by God. Behold, your God will come with vengeance.] If the Lord says, "Fear not," why need we fear him? The flourishing state of Christ's kingdom. Heading (1:1) b. There is the fact of our Father’s love. For our study we will follow the outline provided in commentary on Isaiah by J. Alec Motyer, in the series of Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. 5. The true antidote to fear is faith. Apply to Him by faith and prayer. At present it ought to be observed, that God is prepared and armed with vengeance, that believers may learn to lean on his aid, and not to fancy some deity unemployed in heaven. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-35.html. Cyprian was wont thus to comfort his hearers, Veniet Antichristus, sed superveniet Christus, Antichrist will come, but Christ will not be long behind him. (D. Moore, M. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-35.html. There is our future state of existence. Used by Permission. 6 then the lame will leap like a deer and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy; for water will gush in the desert and streams in the wastelands, 1905-1909. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 3. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened. Isaiah 35:4, ESV: "Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not!Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. First, it ought to be observed that God does not wish that his grace should remain concealed and unknown, but rather that it should be proclaimed and imparted, that they who totter and tremble may compose and invigorate their hearts. The monotony of duty. Isaiah speaks of heavenly bodies (v. 4), as do some of the most calamitous OT prophecies against nations, but also as do the Lord’s prophecies about the end times, especially those in Revelation. (With) vengeance. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 4. So with the timid soul and its enemies. When one is making a special effort to lead a Christian life, then he is especially tempted and hindered. 3. "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4". The soul hears, obeys, and clings; its enemies give way; its doubts and fears part asunder, and it passes safely through. .—The words are, of course, wide and general enough, but looking to the probable date of this section, we may perhaps connect them with the tone of Hezekiah’s speech in 2 Chronicles 32:7. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. . CHAPTER 35 Israel’s Deliverance* 1The wilderness and the parched land will exult; the Arabah will rejoice and bloom;a 2Like the crocus it shall bloom abundantly, and rejoice with joyful song. "And sorrow and sighing will flee away" See Isaiah 25:8 and Revelation 21:4. Biblical Commentary Isaiah 5:1-7 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The prophet may have sung this song at the week-long harvest festival known as the Feast of Tabernacles, where his singing would have fit naturally into the festive atmosphere and would have caught the attention of the crowds. 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. He had got one of Christ’s disciples - Judas; and, to cry quittance, Christ got one of his - Paul. The sense is not materially varied. There y… (Calmet) --- He will bring the devil into subjection. But how the timid soul needs these divine "Fear nots!" But I do fear. (Isaiah 7:4.) 3. Their name is Legion, and our prayer should be that Christ would command them to come out of the man who is troubled with them, and to enter no more into him. 24 24 Commentary on Isaiah, vol 1, p. 232. on StudyLight.org #nervousness #retribution #isaiah 35:4 #anxious #being a good leader #isaiah 35 #worry and stress #fear and anxiety #isaiah #overcoming fear #adversity There is the fact of our Father’s presence. (w) "festinis corde", Vatablus; "praecipitantibus corde", Cocceius; "inconsideratis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. CHAPTER 65. Or take another familiar comparison. Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible. “I cannot indulge the hope that I am a Christian,” one will say, “because I have never passed through the same religious exercises and experiences that others profess to have felt and enjoyed; have known no such deep convictions; have no such clear assurance of my acceptance with God.” God has brought many sons to glory, but I do not suppose that any two of them have been led thither in precisely the same way, or have been exercised with precisely the same feelings. He does not willingly afflict the children of men. Isaiah 35:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Isaiah 35:4, NIV: "say to those with fearful hearts, 'Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.'" even God, a recompense!" https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/isaiah-35.html. Many seem to think that they show a commendable spirit by cherishing such fears. Some, again, have fears that they are not true Christians, because they come so far short of the attainments of some eminent Christians of their acquaintance. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". (Hebrews 12:3.) (Isaiah 7:4.) Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. "In answer, God declares that others (Gentiles) would be taken into covenant with Him, while His ancient people would be rejected. There are technically three separate parts to the Book of Isaiah: Proto-Isaiah (chapters 1-39), Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40-55) and Trito-Isaiah (chapters 56-66). Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Isaiah 35:4: Matthew 11:2-3 John 9:1-41 Isaiah 35:3 : Isaiah 35:5 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/isaiah-35.html. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. A.). 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. New International Version (NIV) "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4". The Biblical Illustrator. "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4". 53), the prophet announces the consequent blessings: the expansion of Israel, the blessings of safety and peace, and the portion of righteousness. Commentary, Isaiah 35:4-7a, Patricia Tull, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. Introduction. Ver. A Commentary on Isaiah with Emphasis on the Messianic Hope (Religious Supply). My object is, to suit the case of those who are well entitled to hope for the Divine mercy through Christ Jesus, but are disquieting themselves, or are disquieted by the enemy with needless fears. (Haydock) --- He will redeem the world, and refute the false interpretations of the Bible. Life itself is a cause. Sometimes when dreary stretches of duty, the same thing day in, day out, fill the vision, a real fear comes lest one fail in duty because of its uninteresting routine. Isaiah 35:4-7a Mark 7:31-37 In fact, the most accurate exegete will remember: the original event and what it must have meant to those present; those who were being addressed by the writer, when he chose to record the event for purposes related to his own day; what the church has often made of such material; and our own day and situation. Another class of the discouraged and fearful say, that they have doctrinal difficulties, that certain things in the Bible do not appear clear to them, and they fear to make any public confession of Christ till these are made plain. "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4". Men dread those circumstances which can adversely affect their interests. 3. “He will come.” God is not an inert passiveness, having no hand in things. We stand before Him as an Almighty Jehovah, who knows our thoughts, sins, and desires. 1. The prophet Isaiah teaches us about joy born at Christmas: to encourage joy in others, to receive joy's healing, and to pursue joy in community. The general promise is, that however many enemies might attack them, or however much they might fear them, yet that Yahweh would be their protector, and would completely humble and prostrate all their foes. It locates … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 35:1-10" And then there is the strength of enlightening and sanctifying grace. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The place is named clearly and repeatedly: it is the wilderness. 1871-8. He will shortly come in the flesh, to execute vengeance upon the enemies of God. Isaiah 35:4 "Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you." It has well been remarked, “that a man may be more moved when he sees a friend that has long been absent, and seem to regard him more for the moment than he does his own wife and children, and yet none would think that the friend was loved the most”; so neither must we conclude, because when we are abroad in the world we find our affections vehemently stirred towards its various objects, that therefore they are supreme in our hearts. FEARS WITH REGARD TO INTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES. To help you put these chapters in context, notice from the charts above that Isaiah 34-35 ends the section which focuses primarily on judgment and is followed by the historical chapters, Isaiah 36-39, which in turn are followed by "comfort and redemption" chapters, Isaiah 40-66. Who needs to hear this word of strength and courage? And hence we infer that the same word makes us disposed to obey him; for otherwise we shall be indolent and stupid; all our senses shall fail, and we shall not only waver, but shall be altogether stupified by unbelief. I like to dwell on every crumb as it were of our text. Jesus, in Matthew 11:2-6, fulfills yet another Jehovah passage from the Old Testament thus demonstrating once again that He is God incarnate (cf. “A fearful heart.” Think of some of the causes. We reply, Job was tempted to curse God, and Christ Himself to worship Satan. Here is a child trembling before a large mastiff; but the father says, "Fear not, he will not hurt you, only keep close to me." A little child does not fear. Isaiah 53 is a prophetic commentary on how Jesus engineers His own death on the cross to pay the death penalty due for our sins. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. A fearful heart - margin, hasty; i:e., with a heart fluttered with agitation. KJV Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Commentary on Isaiah 5:8-23 (Read Isaiah 5:8-23) Here is a woe to those who set their hearts on the wealth of the world. Say to them that are of a fearful heart,] Inconsideratis; to them that consider not the promises, but "forget the consolations," {παρακλησις, Hebrews 12:5} so poring upon their sins, that they see not their Saviour. Ver. Great and terrible do they appear as they enshroud our existence and threaten our future. If in the main, our experiences correspond with the Word of God, in the great points of faith and love, it need not disquiet us though we never heard of another case exactly like our own. Guard against all confused and imperfect notions of the offering of the Gospel plan, or of the power and willingness of Christ to save. ", "Be strong, do not fear; Behold, your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you. Still the Lord says, "Fear not." Isaiah declares how God's people should be living (Isaiah 1-9) A Commentary by Norman Hillyer God's plans for Judah, Assyria and Egypt (Isaiah 10-20) A Commentary by Norman Hillyer God controls the future (Isaiah 21-30) A Commentary by Norman Hillyer God defends Jerusalem (Isaiah 31-39) Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. A comprehensive failure (1:2–31) i. The sad things emerging in life are causes of a fearful heart. His power and care, for He is able to save them from danger and so guarantee the needlessness of their fear. "Czech dissident and first post-communist president Václav Havel said it so well: "Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it … God will come ... vengeance, (even) God ... a recompence. (1-4) The privileges of his people. Biblical Commentary Isaiah 35:1-10 EXEGESIS: ISAIAH 34-35. There is our relationship to God. Isaiah pictured the Lord in heaven with a sword reaching down to earth (v. 5). You can find the best commentary on Isaiah for you using the tools on the right side. Hence they fear the material forces of nature, the mighty convulsions of creation, the strength of their fellow-man, and the power of God. 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. A Vision. (W. H. Lewis, D. D.). BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. He is a chained enemy. Behold, your Gowill come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. (Menochius). Isaiah 35:4 Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.. Ver. This, then, is the office assigned to the teachers of the word, to raise up them that are fallen down, (23) to strengthen the feeble, to upheld the tottering. Edom Is An Example Of The Slaughtered Nations, 34:5-7. In the biblical witness, however, the salvation of the LORD is intimately connected to God’s judgment. Fathomless as are the depths of your iniquity,” there is one depth,, which is deeper still. 2. He is always near. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 1 Desert and wasteland shall rejoice over them, and the plain shall rejoice and shall blossom like a rose. Your God — Tho' he seems to be departed, he will come to you, and abide with you. Commentary, Isaiah 35:4-7a, Patricia Tull, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". It’s … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4-7a" But I must not omit to notice the chief thing we are to be strong in, that which gave the prayer of Jacob power to prevail with God, namely, that we be as Jacob was, strong in faith, giving glory to God. If covenant love matched them in eternity, and covenant grace joined their hands in time, they are still his Hephzibahs and Beulahs, for "the Lord hates putting away.". Isaiah 35:4 - Say to those with anxious heart, 'Take courage, fear not. Isaiah 35:4-7a Commentary by Frank M. Yamada In many of our churches, we tend to align salvation with God’s grace, themes that we then set over against divine judgment. AS A DISSUASIVE AGAINST OUR SECRET FEARS. Isaiah 35:4 Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you. FEARS WITH RELATION TO EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES. Outline of Isaiah: THE BOOK OF THE KING (1–37) I. 1. 4. There are our domestic relationships. BACKDROP TO THE MINISTRY OF ISAIAH: THE AUTHOR’S PREFACE (1 – 5) a. Behold, your God will come with vengeance - That is, in the manner described in the previous chapter; and, generally, he will take vengeance on all the enemies of his people, and they shall be punished. Isaiah 40:1-11 Commentary by Samuel Giere With these opening words of Second Isaiah (chapters 40-55), the prophet offers a balm for the festering wounds of exile. 2. 7. His coming will be the deliverance. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/isaiah-35.html. But, in estimating our love to God, compared with our love to earthly things, we are not to conclude that we love that most which most excites our affections. Now, as these things brood over the soul, and darken the horizon of life, there is heard speaking to the soul of the faithful, earnest believer in Christ the trumpet word of our text--“Fear not.” There are many reasons why we should not fear. Verses 3, 4 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. So if the Lord"s espoused ones, through Satan"s temptations, doubt their union with him, do their fears break the wedding ring or cancel the marriage writings? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-35.html. A God active. BibliographyCalvin, John. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. I cannot help but fear." His mercy. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 35:4". Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you. Thus there is an innate fear of darkness, of death, of the future. Evil men, evil combinations of men, evil spirits, and the machinations of Satan. The strength one fancied himself to have, turns out under some great strain to be but weakness after all. As Augustine used to say, "Give what you command, and command what you will." will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. It says, "How can I press through this crowd of difficulties; how elbow my way through these opposing doubts and fears?" Sin is another source of a fearful heart. Still one may be ready to reply, “I find that sin not only prevails against me, but I seem to be worse than when I first strove against it; my heart appears to grow more wicked; my corruptions, stronger, and my strength to resist to be less.” To perceive more of our sin than usual, does not always prove that we are more sinful, but often the reverse; just as when one cleanses a room, though the air is filled with dust floating in the sunbeams, there is no more of it actually there than before, and there will soon be less of it as the operation goes on. At present it ought to be observed, that God is prepared and armed with vengeance, that believers may learn to lean on his aid, and not to fancy some deity unemployed in heaven. This does not mean that when the Messiah should come he would be disposed to take vengeance; nor do the words 'your God' here refer to the Messiah; but it is meant that their God, Yahweh, would certainly come and destroy all their enemies, and prepare the way thus for the coming of the Prince of peace. Nor is it superfluous that he adds your God; for if we do not know that he is our God, his approach will produce terror, instead of giving cause of joy. Isaiah 35:4 Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. II. ; and so the Targum. This detail is not incidental. "Commentary on Isaiah 35:4". The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God. Commentary for Isaiah 35 . These words brings before us very delightful thoughts concerning God’s nature and purposes. 1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. The state of her mind, however painful, does not alter the marriage relationship. Your God will come; though he seem to be absent, and departed from you, he will come to you, and abide with you. We may have very wicked thoughts entering our minds, but if we do not delight in them, if we strive against them, and they are painful to us, they are no evidence against us. We, therefore, need to receive aid from the Lord, that the removal of our fear and the cure of our weakness may enable us to walk with agility. He says to her all trembling and fearing to pass through the crush, "Fear not; take hold of my arm, cling close to me." The sense is the same. Must we take delight in the distresses of enemies?” Thus he expressly declares that it will promote our “salvation;” for the vengeance which God takes on wicked men is connected with the salvation of the godly. Commentaries on Isaiah. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! 1865-1868. That is the very dropping of everlasting love. The Book of Isaiah. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. David Guzik commentary on Isaiah 31, where God warns the Israelites to trust in Him, not in Egypt. (Comp. The revelation of man’s own nature under some great surprise or disappointment is a cause of a fearful heart. (4) Be strong, fear not: . He is able to support and to overrule all adverse circumstances. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the New Bible Commentary. John Trapp Complete Commentary. but Lord," the soul says, "I do fear. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 4. fearful—"hasty," Margin; that is, with a heart fluttered with agitation. Commentary on Isaiah 50:4-9 (Read Isaiah 50:4-9) As Jesus was God and man in one person, we find him sometimes speaking, or spoken of, as the Lord God; at other times, as man and the servant of Jehovah. The Lord is in the distance; his chariot is making ready; for "he makes the clouds his chariot, and walks upon the wings of the wind." Isaiah 35:4. This does not mean that when the Messiah should come he would be disposed to take vengeance; nor do the words ‹your God‘ here refer to the Messiah; but it is meant that their God, Yahweh, would certainly come and destroy all their enemies, and prepare the way thus for the coming of the Prince of peace. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. (Isaiah 7:11-12) Hezekiah did ask for a sign, 2 Kings 20:8. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you. "Czech dissident and first post-communist president Václav Havel said it so well: "Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it … To help you put these chapters in context, notice from the charts above that Isaiah 34-35 ends the section which focuses primarily on judgment and is followed by the historical chapters, Isaiah 36-39, which in turn are followed by "comfort and redemption" chapters, Isaiah 40-66. The Hebrew will admit of a somewhat different translation, which I give in accordance with that proposed by Lowth. This is a study guide commentary which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. John Trapp Complete Commentary. 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