I S A I A H.
The business of prophets was both to preach and
pray. In this chapter, I. The prophet determines to apply closely
and constantly to this business, ver.
1. II. God appoints him and others of his prophets to
continue to do so, for the encouragement of his people during the
delays of their deliverance, ver. 6,
7. III. The promises are here repeated and ratified of
the great things God would do for his church, for the Jews after
their return out of captivity and for the Christian church when it
shall be set up in the world. 1. The church shall be made
honourable in the eyes of the world, ver. 2. 2. It shall appear to be very dear to
God, precious and honourable in his sight, ver. 3-5. 3. It shall enjoy great plenty,
ver. 8, 9. 4. It shall be
released out of captivity and grow up again into a considerable
nation, particularly owned and favoured by heaven, ver. 10-12.