I S A I A H.
This chapter relates to the same events as the
foregoing chapter, the distress of Judah and Jerusalem by
Sennacherib's invasion and their deliverance out of that distress
by the destruction of the Assyrian army. These are intermixed in
the prophecy, in the way of a Pindaric. Observe, I. The great
distress that Judah and Jerusalem should then be brought into,
ver. 7-9. II. The
particular frights which the sinners in Zion should then be in,
ver. 13, 14. III. The
prayers of good people to God in this distress, ver. 2. IV. The holy security which they
should enjoy in the midst of this trouble, ver. 15, 16. V. The destruction of the
army of the Assyrians (ver.
1-3), in which God would be greatly glorified, ver. 5, 10-12. VI. The
enriching of the Jews with the spoil of the Assyrian camp,
ver. 4, 23, 24. VII.
The happy settlement of Jerusalem, and the Jewish state, upon this.
Religion shall be uppermost (ver.
6), and their civil state shall flourish, ver. 17-22. This was soon
fulfilled, but is written for our learning.