I S A I A H.
God, by the prophet, goes on in this chapter, as
before, I. To encourage his people with the assurance of great
blessings he had in store for them at their return out of
captivity, and those typical of much greater which the gospel
church, his spiritual Israel, should partake of in the days of the
Messiah; and hereby he proves himself to be God alone against all
pretenders, ver. 1-8. II.
To expose the sottishness and amazing folly of idol-makers and
9-20. III. To ratify and confirm the assurances he had
given to his people of those great blessings, and to raise their
joyful and believing expectations of them, ver. 21-28.