I S A I A H.
In this chapter, I. The Ephraimites are reproved
and threatened for their pride and drunkenness, their security and
sensuality, ver. 1-8.
But, in the midst of this, here is a gracious promise of God's
favour to the remnant of his people, ver. 5, 6. II. They are likewise reproved
and threatened for their dulness and stupidity, and unaptness to
profit by the instructions which the prophets gave them in God's
name, ver. 9-13. III.
The rulers of Jerusalem are reproved and threatened for their
insolent contempt of God's judgments, and setting them at defiance;
and, after a gracious promise of Christ and his grace, they are
made to know that the vain hopes of escaping the judgments of God
with which they flattered themselves would certainly deceive them,
ver. 14-22. IV. All
this is confirmed by a comparison borrowed from the method which
the husbandman takes with his ground and grain, according to which
they must expect God would proceed with his people, whom he had
lately called his threshing and the corn of his floor (ch. xxi. 10) ver. 23-29. This is written for
our admonition, and is profitable for reproof and warning to