The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleIsaiah 28:5
In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of
Or, "glorious crown" F16; surrounding, adorning, and
protecting his people; granting them his presence; giving them his
grace, and large measures of it; causing them to live soberly,
righteously, and godly: this stands opposed to "the crown of pride"
before mentioned, and refers to the time when that should be trampled
under foot, or when the ten tribes should be carried into captivity,
which was in the sixth year of Hezekiah's reign, (2 Kings 18:10) at
which time, and in whose reign, as well as in the reign of Josiah, this
prophecy had its accomplishment:
and for a diadem of beauty:
or, "a beautiful diadem" F17; the same
as expressed by different words, for the confirmation and illustration
unto the residue of his people;
the Arabic version adds, "in
Egypt"; the people that remained there, when the others were carried
captive, but without any foundation. Jarchi interprets it of the
righteous that were left in it, in Samaria, or in Ephraim, in the ten
tribes before spoken of; but it is to be understood, as Kimchi
observes, of the other two tribes, Judah and Benjamin, which remained
in their own land, when others were carried captive, to whom God gave
his favours, spiritual and temporal, in the times of Hezekiah and
Josiah; and especially the former is meant, and who was a type of
Christ, to whom this passage may be applied, who is the glory of his
people Israel; and so the Targum paraphrases it,
``in that day shall the Messiah of the Lord of hosts be for a
crown of joy;''
and Kimchi says their Rabbins expound this of the King Messiah, in time
to come, when both the kingly and priestly glory should be restored;
the one being signified by the "crown of glory", the other by the
"diadem of beauty".
F16 (ybu trjel) "pro corona decora", Piscator.
F17 (hrapt trypulw) "et pro diademate ornante", Piscator.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Isaiah 28:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=028&verse=005>. 1999.