I S A I A H.
The greater part of this chapter is on the same
subject with the chapter before, concerning the deliverance of the
Jews out of Babylon, which yet is applicable to the great salvation
Christ has wrought out for us; but the last three verses are on the same subject
with the following chapter, concerning the person of the Redeemer,
his humiliation and exaltation. Observe, I. The encouragement that
is given to the Jews in captivity to hope that God would deliver
them in his own way and time, ver.
1-6. II. The great joy and rejoicing that shall be both
with ministers and people upon that occasion, ver. 7-10. III. The call given to those
that remained in captivity to shift for their own enlargement when
liberty was proclaimed, ver. 11,
12. IV. A short idea given here of the Messiah, which is
enlarged upon in the next chapter, ver. 13-15.