I S A I A H.
The contents of this chapter are much the same
with those of the foregoing chapter, looking at the release of the
Jews out of their captivity, but looking through that, and beyond
that, to the great work of man's redemption by Jesus Christ, and
the grace of the gospel, which through him believers partake of.
Here are, I. Precious promises made to God's people in their
affliction, of his presence with them, for their support under it,
and their deliverance out of it, ver. 1-7. II. A challenge to idols to vie
with the omniscience and omnipotence of God, ver. 8-13. III. Encouragement given to the
people of God to hope for their deliverance out of Babylon, from
the consideration of what God did for their fathers when he brought
them out of Egypt, ver.
14-21. IV. A method taken to prepare the people for
their deliverance, by putting them in mind of their sins, by which
they had provoked God to send them into captivity and continue them
there, that they might repent and seek to God for pardoning mercy,