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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The calamities of the Jews not owing to want of saving power in God, but to their own enormous sins.
16Salvation is only of God.
20The covenant of the Redeemer.
 
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Chapter 59

Verse 1
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:


the Lord's
50:2; Genesis 18:14; Numbers 11:23; Jeremiah 32:17
that it cannot save
63:1; Hebrews 7:25
his ear
6:10; Matthew 13:15

Verse 2
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
your iniquities
50:1; Deuteronomy 32:19; Joshua 7:11; Proverbs 15:29; Jeremiah 5:25
hid
or, made him hide.
57:17; Deuteronomy 31:17,18; 32:20; Ezekiel 39:23,24,29; Micah 3:4

Verse 3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
your hands
1:15,21; Jeremiah 2:30,34; 22:17; Ezekiel 7:23; 9:9; 22:2; 35:6; Hosea 4:2; Micah 3:10-12; 7:2; Matthew 27:4
your lips
Jeremiah 7:8; 9:3-6; Ezekiel 13:8; Hosea 7:3,13; Micah 6:12; 1 Timothy 4:2

Verse 4
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
calleth
16; Jeremiah 5:1,4,5; Ezekiel 22:29-31; Micah 7:2-5
trust
30:12; Job 15:31; Psalms 62:10; Jeremiah 7:4,8
and speak
3; Psalms 62:4
they conceive
13; Job 15:35; Psalms 7:13; Proverbs 4:16; Micah 2:1; James 1:15

Verse 5
They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
cockatrice
or, adder's.
14:29; Proverbs 23:32; *marg:
crushed breaketh out into a viper
or, sprinkled is as if there brake out a viper.
Matthew 3:7; 12:34

Verse 6
Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
webs
28:18-20; 30:12-14; Job 8:14,15
neither
30:1; 57:12; 64:6; Romans 3:20-22; 4:6-8; Revelation 3:17,18
their works
5:7; Genesis 6:11; Psalms 58:2; Jeremiah 6:7; Ezekiel 7:11,23; Amos 3:10; 6:3; Micah 2:1-3,8; 3:1-11; 6:12; Habakkuk 1:2-4; Zephaniah 1:9; 3:3,4

Verse 7
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
feet
Proverbs 1:16; 6:17; Romans 3:15
and they
3; Jeremiah 22:17; Lamentations 4:13; Ezekiel 9:9; 22:6; Matthew 23:31-37; Revelation 17:6
their thoughts
Proverbs 15:26; 24:9; Mark 7:21,22; Acts 8:20-22
wasting
60:18; Romans 3:16
destruction
Heb. breaking.

Verse 8
The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
way
Proverbs 3:17; Luke 1:79; Romans 3:17
no
14,15; 5:7; Jeremiah 5:1; Hosea 4:1,2; Amos 6:1-6; Matthew 23:23
judgment
or, right.
Psalms 58:1,2
crooked
Psalms 125:5; Proverbs 2:15; 28:18
whosoever
48:22; 57:20,21

Verse 9
Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
is judgment
Lamentations 5:16,17; Habakkuk 1:13
we wait
5:30; Job 30:26; Jeremiah 8:15; 14:19; Amos 5:18-20; Micah 1:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Verse 10
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
grope
Deuteronomy 28:29; Job 5:14; Proverbs 4:19; Jeremiah 13:16; Lamentations 4:14; Amos 8:9; John 11:9,10; 12:35,40; 1 John 2:11
in desolate
Lamentations 3:6

Verse 11
We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
roar
51:20; Psalms 32:3,4; 38:8; Hosea 7:14
mourn
38:14; Job 30:28,29; Jeremiah 8:15; 9:1; Ezekiel 7:16
for salvation
Psalms 85:9; 119:155

Verse 12
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
our transgressions
1:4; Ezra 9:6; Jeremiah 3:2; 5:3-9,25-29; 7:8-10; Ezekiel 5:6; 7:23; 8:8-16; Ezekiel 16:51,52; 22:2-12,24-30; 23:2-49; 24:6-14; Hosea 4:2; Matthew 23:32,33; 1 Thessalonians 2:15,16
our sins
Jeremiah 14:7; Hosea 5:5; 7:10; Romans 3:19,20
we know
Ezra 9:13; Nehemiah 9:33; Daniel 9:5-8

Verse 13
In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
lying
32:6; 48:8; 57:11; Psalms 78:36; Jeremiah 3:10; 42:20; Ezekiel 18:25; Hosea 6:7; 7:13; Hosea 11:12; Acts 5:3,4
departing
31:6; Psalms 18:21; Jeremiah 2:13,19-21; 3:20; 17:13; 32:40; Ezekiel 6:9; Hosea 1:2; Hebrews 3:12
speaking
Jeremiah 5:23; 9:2-5; Matthew 12:34-36; Mark 7:21,22; Romans 3:10-18; James 1:15; 3:6

Verse 14
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
4; 5:23; 10:1,2; Psalms 82:2-5; Ecclesiastes 3:16; Jeremiah 5:27,28,31; Amos 5:7,11; Micah 3:9-11; 7:3-5; Habakkuk 1:4; Zephaniah 3:1-3

Verse 15
Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
truth
48:1; Psalms 5:9; 12:1,2; Jeremiah 5:1,2; 7:28; Hosea 4:1,2; Micah 7:2
he that
Habakkuk 1:13,14; Acts 9:1,23; Romans 8:36; Hebrews 11:36-38; 1 John 3:11,12
maketh himself a prey
or, is accounted mad.
2 Kings 9:11; Jeremiah 29:26; Hosea 9:7; Mark 3:21; John 8:52; 10:20; Acts 26:24; 2 Corinthians 5:13
displeased him
Heb. was evil in his eyes.
Genesis 38:10; 2 Samuel 11:27; 2 Chronicles 21:7; *marg:

Verse 16
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
he saw
50:2; 64:7; Genesis 18:23-32; Psalms 106:23; Jeremiah 5:1; Ezekiel 22:30; Mark 6:6
therefore
52:10; 63:3-5; Psalms 98:1

Verse 17
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
he put on righteousness
11:5; 51:9; Job 29:14; Romans 13:12-14; 2 Corinthians 6:7; Ephesians 6:14,17; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Revelation 19:11
the garments
Deuteronomy 32:35-43; Psalms 94:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 10:30
with zeal
9:7; 63:15; Psalms 69:9; Zechariah 1:14; John 2:17

Verse 18
According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
According
63:6; Job 34:11; Psalms 18:24-26; 62:12; Jeremiah 17:10; 50:29; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:6; Revelation 20:12,13
deeds
Heb. recompences. fury.
1:24; 49:25,26; 63:3,6; 66:15; Psalms 21:8,9; Lamentations 4:11; Ezekiel 5:13; 6:12; Ezekiel 38:18; Nahum 1:2; Luke 19:27; 21:22; Revelation 16:19; 19:15

Verse 19
So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
shall they
11:9-16; 24:14-16; 49:12; 66:18-20; Psalms 22:27; 102:15,16; 113:3; Daniel 7:27; Zephaniah 3:8,9; Malachi 1:11; Revelation 11:15
When
This all the Rabbins refer to the coming of the Messiah. If, say they, ye see a generation which endured much tribulation, then expect Him, according to what is written, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood," etc.
the enemy
Revelation 12:10,15-17; 17:14,15
the Spirit
11:10; Zechariah 4:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 20:1-3
lift up a standard against him
or, put him to flight.

Verse 20
And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
the Redeemer
Obadiah 1:17-21; Romans 11:26,27
unto
Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Ezekiel 18:30,31; Daniel 9:13; Acts 2:36-39; 3:19,26; 26:20; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 12:14

Verse 21
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
this
49:8; 55:3; Jeremiah 31:31-34; 32:38-41; Ezekiel 36:25-27; 37:25-27; Ezekiel 39:25-29; Hebrews 8:6-13; 10:16
My spirit
11:1-3; 61:1-3; John 1:33; 3:34; 4:14; 7:39; Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:8,17,18
my words
51:16; John 7:16,17; 8:38; 17:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-58


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 59". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=059>.  

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