I S A I A H.
The prophet in this chapter (according to the
directions given him, ch.
iii. 10, 11) saith to the righteous, It shall be well
with thee, but Woe to the wicked, it shall be ill with him. Here
are, I. Gracious promises to those that adhere to the law and to
the testimony; while those that seek to familiar spirits shall be
driven into darkness and dimness, they shall see a great light,
relief in the midst of their distresses, typical of gospel grace.
1. In the doctrine of the Messiah, ver. 1-3. 2. His victories, ver. 4, 5. 3. His government and
dominion as Immanuel, ver. 6,
7. II. Dreadful threatenings against the people of
Israel, who had revolted from and were enemies to the house of
David, that they should be brought to utter ruin, that their pride
should bring them down (ver.
8-10), that their neighbours should make a prey of them
(ver. 11, 12), that, for
their impenitence and hypocrisy, all their ornaments and supports
should be cut off (ver.
13-17), and that by the wrath of God against them, and
their wrath one against another, they should be brought to utter
ruin, ver. 18-21. And
this is typical of the final destruction of all the enemies of the
Son of David and his kingdom.