I S A I A H.
The prophet, in this chapter, is dealing, I. With
the proud oppressors of his people at home, that abused their
power, to pervert justice, whom he would reckon with for their
tyranny, ver. 1-4. II.
With a threatening invader of his people from abroad, Sennacherib
king of Assyria, concerning whom observe, 1. The commission given
him to invade Judah, ver. 5,
6. 2. His pride and insolence in the execution of that
commission, ver. 7-11, 13,
14. 3. A rebuke given to his haughtiness, and a
threatening of his fall and ruin, when he had served the purposes
for which God raised him up, ver. 12, 15-19. 4. A promise of grace
to the people of God, to enable them to bear up under the
affliction, and to get good by it, ver. 20-23. 5. Great encouragement given
to them not to fear this threatening storm, but to hope that,
though for the present all the country was put into a great
consternation by it, yet it would end well, in the destruction of
this formidable enemy, ver.
24-34. And this is intended to quiet the minds of good
people in reference to all the threatening efforts of the wrath of
the church's enemies. If God be for us, who can be against us? None
to do us any harm.