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(6-13) Commentary on Isaiah 55:1-5 (Read Isaiah 55:1-5) All are welcome to the blessings of salvation, to whom those blessings are welcome. He built a tower in its midst, For Isaiah to refer … Continue reading "Commentary on Isaiah 5:1-7" Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. In the middle he built a watchtower. Accordingly, he describes the feelings of those who never have enough, and whom no wealth can satisfy.” (Calvin), ii. the counselor and the skillful magician. The second half of verse 2 is taken from Exodus 15:2. Isaiah is describing a deep state of moral confusion. 5:3 The prophet is bringing his audience into a decision-making process. He lived in Jerusalem (Isaiah 7:3, 22:1, 37:2, 38:5, and 39:3). Anyone who really does regard the work of the LORD, and really does consider the operation of His hands, will live as if God is real and as if there is much more to life than partying and entertainment. “When one was commended to King Alphonsus for a great drinker, and able to bear it, he answered that that was a good praise in a sponge, but not in a prince.” (Trapp), iii. Such men keep no rule of life, and do not know why God gives them nourishment; for we eat and drink to support the body, and not to destroy it.” (Calvin). Who justify the wicked for a bribe, a. Woe to those who join house to house: The picture is of greedy real estate buying and development. And their wheels like a whirlwind. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Changes will take effect once you reload the page. You can find the best commentary on Isaiah for you using the tools on the right side. BACKDROP TO THE MINISTRY OF ISAIAH: THE AUTHOR’S PREFACE (1 – 5) a. In this chapter the prophet, in God’s name, shows the people of God their transgressions, even the house of Jacob their sins, and the judgments which were likely to be brought upon them for their sins, See what variety of methods the great God takes to awaken sinners to repentance by convincing them of sin, and showing them their misery and danger by reason of it. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. And wine are in their feasts; “Covetous persons are of the dragon’s temper, who, they say, is so thirsty, that no water can quench his thirst. Where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land! Only God could do that. The care of the Lord over the church of Israel, is described by the management of a vineyard. It’s all how you interpret it. “Truly, many houses shall be desolate, Many houses shall be desolate, great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant: In judgment, their real estate deals will not be successful, and they will have many vacant and unsold houses. Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous man: These are men who care only for their own pleasure and entertainment, and care nothing for others. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. It should be on the desk of every student of the Old … The ground was carefully prepared (dug it up and cleared out its stones). Jump to: Adam Clarke Commentary; Wild grapes: “We are dealing here with something worse than unfruitfulness. And lay hold of the prey; for I am undone; because I [am] a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. iii. People shall be brought down, This is the point of the genre of parable. The Lord has a loving plan for each one of His children, but this plan or project is not what we usually … The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. when Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylonia destroyed Jerusalem and the temple and enslaved the Jewish people. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, d. Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. God did all He could do, apart from making men robots, acting apart from or against their wills. Nor consider the operation of His hands. And planted it with the choicest vine. The advantages of our situation will be brought into the account another day. a. Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity: They pull their sin to themselves with ropes of emptiness! 2 He plowed the land, cleared its stones, and planted it with the best vines. Proud member . Commentary on Genesis One The Seventy week Prophecy The Beast and 666 The Scarlet Woman The Amazing Predictions of Robert Fleming The Nazarene Branch Isaiah's Use of the Word Nazar The 2300 Day Prophecy Thinking on Drinking: A new look at an old problem The Eunuch's Confession Is Acts 8:37 in original text? (24-30)1-7 Christ is God's beloved Son, and our beloved Saviour. This passage forms the judgment part of it, the judgment leading up to the coming of the deliverer. Their roaring will be like a lion, Introduction This chapter is actually part of the whole unit that runs through Isaiah 9:7, for the end of chapter 8 is a transition into chapter 9—the gloom and despair of those walking in darkness in the north of Israel who will see a great light, the Messianic age. Isaiah 5:13-14. What more could the Holy Spirit have done? The second half of verse 2 is taken from Exodus 15:2. When a Christian is stubbornly unrepentant, it may be the job of the church to “turn them over” to Satan, so they will feel the pain of their sin and repent (1 Timothy 1:20; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5). The verb "judge" (BDB 1047, KB 1622) is a Qal imperative and is similar to Matt. “And now, please let Me tell you what I will do to My vineyard: “The prophet inveighth against this vice a second time, because it was grown so common. 5:4 This question is the heart of the parable song. (6-13) Commentary on Isaiah 55:1-5 (Read Isaiah 55:1-5) All are welcome to the blessings of salvation, to whom those blessings are welcome. And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. A list of the best commentaries on Isaiah ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, That I have not done in it? 5 For a child * is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Though they may claim to remember Him in some way, they do not regard the work of the LORD, nor consider the operation of His hands. Isaiah 5:7 The Hebrew words for righteous and outcry sound alike Isaiah 5:10 Hebrew ten yoke , the area ten yoke of oxen can plow in a day Isaiah 5:10 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; an ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Who are eagerly set upon sin, and violent in their sinful pursuits (, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. PREVIOUS NEXT. Have we given him hardness of heart, instead of repentance; unbelief, instead of faith; indifference, instead of love; idleness, instead of holy industry; impurity, instead of holiness?” (Spurgeon). And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, 21:40. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. The First Readings for Advent, Year A, provide particularly rich visual gifts. Compare Isaiah 5:15 Isaiah 5:16 with Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 5:1 with Isaiah 3:14. This work, which replaced E. J. Young’s older three-volume commentary on Isaiah in the NICOT series, is a model of careful evangelical scholarship. These, then, are cords, wicked ropes, by which they draw iniquity.” (Calvin), ii. And their multitude dried up with thirst. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. i. I hope you find the answers you are looking for and more, These files are copyrighted. So Moses “hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God” ( Exodus 3:6 ). (5) Then said I, Woe is me. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Heading (1:1) b. Nor will the belt on their loins be loosed, The whole head is sick, &c. — The disease is mortal, as being in the most noble and vital parts, the very … The New Testament also speaks of a faith that brings forth fruit, but the fruit is dead works, which pollute the air like a cadaver. Their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets. And sin as if with a cart rope; The completion of John Oswalt’s commentary on Isaiah in 1998 was a major blessing to the Christian church. They will judge themselves! My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill:. And the flame consumes the chaff, We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. But we, as God’s vineyard, are called to work with the grace of God, so that grace is not received in vain. In the same way, God cannot be blamed at all for the wild grapes Israel brought forth. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit. Till there is no place No one will be weary or stumble among them, Isaiah 5:7. The Book of the Prophet Isaiah Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 5 Isa 5:1-30. (2 Corinthians 6:1). All rights reserved. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. 6 His dominion is vast. Isaiah: Tyndale Old Testament Commentary - Kindle edition by Motyer, Alec. It belonged to a loving person (my Well-beloved). Paul warned, We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ISAIAH 5 COMMENTARY EDITED BY GLENN PEASE The Song of the Vineyard 1 I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. It should be on the desk of every student of the Old Testament. Commentary, Isaiah 55:1-5 (Pentecost 12), Juliana Claassens, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2008. and all support of water;. In Isaiah 5:1-7, however, the tone is judgment. “With vain and deceitful arguments and pretences, whereby sinners generally draw themselves to sin.” (Poole), b. And stricken them, The exile ended in 539 B.C. i. The Song of the Vineyard - I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard: My loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. Not only, therefore, does the Lord declare that we are his beloved inheritance, but at the same time points out his care and anxiety about us.” (Calvin), ii. Behold, darkness and sorrow; The issue in this context concerns adults in positions of authority, but these adults never truly matured. Considering our privileges, advantages, and opportunities, I fear that many of us have need to feel great searchings of the heart.” (Spurgeon). "The Church in the World," Ragan Sutterfeld, Ekklesia Project, 2013. b. And if one looks to the land, Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. c. He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and will whistle to them from the end of the earth: God will call foreign nations to come and invade Judah, making them instruments of His judgment upon them. Isaiah 10:5-7. It is as if they said, “Go ahead, God. And opened its mouth beyond measure; At that point, no doubt, the more discerning of Isaiah's hearers had begun to understand; but then the prophet hit them squarely with the full, literal, unvarnished truth in Isaiah … and forever peaceful, Upon David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains. Notice the promise to "command the clouds" in Isaiah 5:6. An invitation to receive freely the blessings of the Saviour. Isaiah 5 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries … Nor the strap of their sandals be broken; The hills did tremble "And the mountains trembled" - Probably referring to the great earthquakes in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, in or not long before the time of the prophet himself, recorded as a remarkable era in the title of the prophecies of Amos., Amos 1:1, and by Zechariah, Zechariah 14:5. And all their bows bent; Isaiah 5:8-25 Woes That Isaiah Pronounced on Judah. The vineyard is His followers. Man’s opinion was far more important to them than God’s word. 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. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. The Lord has a loving plan for each one of His children, but this plan or project is not what we usually think of. God did everything for His people, but … Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall … Isaiah 40:1-5 The Bible Teaching Commentary Paul J. Bucknell _____ Isaiah 40:1-5 Intro | Isaiah 40:1-2 | Isaiah 40:3-4 | Isaiah 40:5 Isaiah 40:1-5 Study Questions Book of Isaiah: Overview, Chronology and Ouline Introduction. And prudent in their own sight! So their root will be as rottenness, That we may see it; Woe to those who rise early in the morning, You can also change some of your preferences. My Well-beloved has a vineyard Isaiah was God's mouthpiece here and was speaking for God Himself. Who is to blame for the harvest of only wild grapes? (1-7) The judgments which would come. Not that any of the Israelites were so impudent as to use these expressions; but this was the plain language of their actions; they lived as if they were of this opinion; their presumption and security showing their desperate contempt of God, and of all his judgments.” (Poole). Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem. Probably delivered about the same time as the second and third chapters, in Uzziah's reign. Adam Clarke Commentary. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Surely they shall come with speed, swiftly. Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And their blossom will ascend like dust; 5. The wolfsbane, or wild vine (2 Kings 4:39), does bear beautiful berries, but they are bitter, foul-smelling and poisonous in nature. He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. “For it cannot be condemned as a thing in itself wrong, if a man add field to field and house to house; but he looked at the disposition of mind, which cannot at all be satisfied, when it is once inflamed by the desire of gain. But the Lord of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness. This work, which replaced E. J. Young’s older three-volume commentary on Isaiah in the NICOT series, is a model of careful evangelical scholarship. d. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes: They were full of pride, and rejected the wisdom and standards of God. Isaiah 5:7 The Hebrew words for righteous and outcry sound alike Isaiah 5:10 Hebrew ten yoke , the area ten yoke of oxen can plow in a day Isaiah 5:10 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters; a homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; an ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters Isaiah 4:1-6 The Lord Will Bless His People Who Survive. Therefore Sheol has enlarged itself Many discouraged children of God wish the LORD would stop pruning, stop digging, stop watering. —The cry of the prophet expresses the normal result of man’s consciousness of contact with God. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The vineyard belongs to Him (5:7). We know, and they knew, that farming is a matter of cause and effect. After speaking 5:1-2, Isaiah quotes God in 5:3-6 and then returns to speak the balance of the chapter. Text. Consequently, you don’t see many articles connecting Isaiah 5 with the end times. That we may know it.” a. Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may follow intoxicating drink: The picture is of those who “work hard” to party and endlessly celebrate. (Isaiah 5:2a) The vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his choice plant. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Isaiah: Tyndale Old Testament Commentary. the judge and the prophet,. c. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil: Using clever and deceptive words, they blur moral issues and excuse their sin. You will see for yourself if that is better.”. So now, the owner says, “Fine. Commentary for Isaiah 5 . Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. b. I will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned or dug: The vineyard will receive nothing from the LORD. They look at their own evil and call it good, and they look at the good of others and call it evil. Isaiah 5 is the fifth chapter of the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. . The first half of Isaiah 12:5 … But there shall come up briers and thorns. (1-5) Gracious offers of pardon and peace. Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Biblical Commentary Isaiah 40:1-11 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The book of Isaiah is centered on the Babylonian exile, which began in 586 B.C. This vice a second time, because it was planted with good stock planted... Hill: to reset your password vineyard itself with God parables, sometimes in plain terms and sometimes plain... “ will we listen to God ’ s Word to isaiah 5 commentary processed ( made a as... 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