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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter 65

Overview
1   The calling of the Gentiles, and the rejection of the Jews, for their incredulity, idolatry, and hypocrisy.
8   A remnant shall be saved.
11   Judgments on the wicked, and blessings on the godly.
17   The blessed state of the new Jerusalem.

Verse 1
I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.


I am sought
2:2,3; 11:10; 55:5; Psalms 22:27; Romans 9:24-26,30; 10:20; Ephesians 2:12,13
Behold
40:9; 41:27; 45:22; John 1:29
unto
43:1; 63:19; Hosea 1:10; Zechariah 2:11; 8:22,23; 1 Peter 2:10

Verse 2
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
spread
Proverbs 1:24; Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34; 19:41,42; Romans 10:21
a rebellious
1:2; 63:10; Deuteronomy 9:7; 31:27; Jeremiah 5:23; Ezekiel 2:3-7; Acts 7:51,52; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16
which
59:7,8; Psalms 36:4; Proverbs 16:29
after
55:7; Genesis 6:5; Numbers 15:39; Deuteronomy 29:19; Psalms 81:12; Jeremiah 3:17; 4:14; 7:24; Matthew 12:33,34; 15:19; Romans 2:5; James 1:14,15

Verse 3
A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
A people
3:8; Deuteronomy 32:16-19,21; 2 Kings 17:14-17; 22:17; Psalms 78:40,58; Jeremiah 32:30-35; Ezekiel 8:17,18; Matthew 23:32-36
to my face
Job 1:11; 2:5
that sacrificeth
1:29; 66:17; Leviticus 17:5; Jeremiah 3:6; Ezekiel 20:28
altars
Heb. bricks.
Exodus 20:24,25; 30:1-10

Verse 4
Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
remain
Numbers 19:11,16-20; Deuteronomy 18:11; Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:2-5; Luke 8:27
which eat
66:3,17; Leviticus 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:8
broth
or, pieces.
Exodus 23:19; 34:26; Deuteronomy 14:3,21; Ezekiel 4:14

Verse 5
Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
Stand
Matthew 9:11; Luke 5:30; 7:39; 15:2,28-30; 18:9-12; Acts 22:21,22; Romans 2:17-29; Jude 1:19
These
Proverbs 6:16,17; 10:26; 16:5; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5
nose
or, anger. a fire.
Deuteronomy 29:20; 32:20-22

Verse 6
Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,
it is
Exodus 17:14; Deuteronomy 32:34; Psalms 56:8; Malachi 3:16; Revelation 20:12
I will
42:14; 64:12; Psalms 50:3,21
but
Psalms 79:12; Jeremiah 16:18; Ezekiel 11:21; 22:31; Joel 3:4

Verse 7
Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
Your iniquities
Exodus 20:5; Leviticus 26:39; Numbers 32:14; Psalms 106:6,7; Daniel 9:8; Matthew 23:31-36
burned
57:7; 1 Kings 22:43; 2 Kings 12:3; 14:4; 15:35; 16:4; Ezekiel 18:6
blasphemed
Ezekiel 20:27,28
therefore
6; Jeremiah 5:9,29; 7:19,20; 13:25; Matthew 23:32; 1 Thessalonians 2:16

Verse 8
Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
6:13; Jeremiah 30:11; Joel 2:14; Amos 9:8,9; Matthew 24:22; Mark 13:20; Romans 9:27-29; Romans 11:5,6,24-26

Verse 9
And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
I will
10:20-22; 11:11-16; 27:6; Jeremiah 31:36-40; 33:17-26; Ezekiel 36:8-15,24; Ezekiel 37:21-28; 39:25-29; Amos 9:11-15; Obadiah 1:17-21; Zephaniah 3:20; Zechariah 10:6-12
mine elect
15,22; Matthew 24:22; Romans 11:5-7,28

Verse 10
And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.
Sharon
33:9; 35:2; Ezekiel 34:13,14
and the
Joshua 7:24-26; Hosea 2:15

Verse 11
But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
they that
1:28; Deuteronomy 29:25; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 17:13
my holy
25; 2:2; 11:9; 56:7; 57:13; Psalms 132:13; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 21:2,3
prepare
57:5-10; Deuteronomy 32:17; Jeremiah 2:28; Ezekiel 23:41,42; 1 Corinthians 10:20,21
troop
or, Gad. number. or, Meni.

Verse 12
Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
will I
3:25; 10:4; Leviticus 26:25; Deuteronomy 32:25; Jeremiah 18:21; 34:17; Ezekiel 14:17-21; Zephaniah 1:4-6; Matthew 22:7
because
50:2; 66:4; 2 Chronicles 36:15,16; Proverbs 1:24-33; Jeremiah 7:13; Zechariah 7:7,11-13; Matthew 21:34-43; 22:3; John 1:11
did evil
3; 1:16; Jeremiah 16:17
and did
66:3,4; Proverbs 1:29

Verse 13
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
my servants shall eat
Psalms 34:10; 37:19,20; Malachi 3:18; Luke 14:23,24; 16:24,25
my servants shall rejoice
61:7; 66:5,14; Daniel 12:2

Verse 14
Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
my servants
24:14; 52:8,9; Job 29:13; Psalms 66:4; Jeremiah 31:7; James 5:13
ye shall
Matthew 8:12; 13:42; 22:13; Luke 13:28; James 5:1
vexation
Heb. breaking.

Verse 15
And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:
ye shall
Proverbs 10:7; Jeremiah 29:22; Zechariah 8:13
my chosen
9,22
the Lord
12; 66:15; Matthew 21:41; 22:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:16
his servants
62:2; Acts 11:26; Romans 9:26; 1 Peter 2:9,10

Verse 16
That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
he who
Psalms 72:17; Jeremiah 4:2
in the God
Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalms 31:5; 86:15; Jeremiah 10:10; John 1:14,17; 14:6; Hebrews 6:17,18
he that
19:18; 45:23-25; 48:1; Deuteronomy 6:13; 10:20; Psalms 63:11; Jeremiah 12:16; Zephaniah 1:5; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:11
because
19; 11:16; 12:1; 35:10; 54:4; Jeremiah 31:12; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Daniel 12:1,11; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Revelation 20:4

Verse 17
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
I create
51:16; 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1-5
the former
Jeremiah 3:16
into mind
Heb. upon the heart.

Verse 18
But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
12:4-6; 42:10-12; 44:23; 49:13; 51:11; 52:7-10; 66:10-14; Psalms 67:3-5; Psalms 96:10-13; 98:1-9; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 9:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:16; Revelation 11:15-18; Revelation 19:1-6

Verse 19
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
I will
62:4,5; Song of Solomon 3:11; Jeremiah 32:41; Zephaniah 3:17; Luke 15:3,5
the voice of weeping
25:8; 35:10; 51:3,11; 60:20; Jeremiah 31:12; Revelation 7:17; 21:4

Verse 20
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
There shall
Deuteronomy 4:40; Job 5:26; Psalms 34:12
but
3:11; Ecclesiastes 8:12; Romans 2:5-9

Verse 21
And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
62:8,9; Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:30-33; Judges 6:1-6; Jeremiah 31:4,5; Amos 9:14

Verse 22
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
for as
9,15; Genesis 5:5,27; Leviticus 26:16; Psalms 92:12-14; Revelation 20:3-5
long enjoy
Heb. make them continue long, or, shall wear out.

Verse 23
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
shall
49:4; 55:2; 61:9; Leviticus 26:3-10,20,22,29; Deuteronomy 28:3-12,38-42; Hosea 9:11-14; Haggai 1:6; 2:19; Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 15:58
for
61:9; Genesis 12:2; 17:7; Psalms 115:14,15; Jeremiah 32:38,39; Zechariah 10:8,9; Acts 2:39; 3:25,26; Romans 4:16; 9:7,8; Galatians 3:29

Verse 24
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
58:9; Psalms 32:5; 50:15; 91:15; Daniel 9:20-23; 10:12; Mark 11:24; Luke 15:18-20; Acts 4:31; 10:30-32; 12:5-16; 1 John 5:14,15

Verse 25
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
wolf
11:6-9; 35:9; Acts 9:1,19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Titus 3:3-7
dust
Genesis 3:14,15; Romans 16:20; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:2,3
shall not
2:4; 11:9; Micah 4:3
my
11; Ezekiel 43:11; Zechariah 8:3; 14:20,21; Revelation 14:1

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 65". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=065>.