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Book of Isaiah
Chapters 49-57 give us God’s gracious provision of redemption. This second section (chapters 49-57) points to an effective cure for their (and our) real problems. On the outside, their exile would seem to be the bad guy ruining their lives. If from section one they can understand that their judgment is because of their sin, then they will look for relief not only in a return to their homeland but in the healing of their sins, and ONLY God alone can provide this healing.
Although they are comforted about their return to Palestine, it is just a small part of the complete worldwide plan of healing that Almighty God will provide through His gracious and Humble Servant. The Servant serves as the Center of Hope in these chapters. Because of this awesome Servant, Israel can be assured that God has not forsaken them. In reality, the Servant will lead ALL nations to serve God. Slowly this Majestic Servant is introduced. His work is not easy, but He finds strength in the LORD God.
Through the multitude of verses describing the Suffering Servant, the Israelites (and we as well), should begin to realize the cost of salvation. It is easy enough to arrange for their passage back to Judah as the first section emphasized using Cyrus the Persian emperor as His servant. But, this Suffering Servant, brings God’s people back through sufferings which climax with His death on the cross, and in this way He has become their Saviour (and ours). He died for their sins. What should have been OUR sufferings, became His sufferings. Do you honestly realize just what Jesus did for us? For you and for me? And because He faithfully did and does His work, He prospers and leads all those who are made righteous (justified) by Him (Rom.3:24; 5:1, 9).
God ever so patiently taught the Jews that His plan was to incorporate people all around the world. The many was to include people from all around the world . . . Jews AND Gentiles! The every one in chapter 55:1 is all-encompassing. Chapter 56 deliberately assures these strangers (Gentiles) not to feel inferior or unimportant. Consider the following:
#1. Man looks for political freedom; God provides spiritual freedom in the Kingdom of God.
#2.Man thinks only of his own race. God helps people from every tongue and race.
How great and immeasurable is God’s grace! Chapter 57 brings us back to the operating table. God spreads out our wickedness right before our eyes, and IF you sincerely want salvation of your soul, and long for hope of everlasting life, you must be willing to hear what the LORD Jesus has to say to you. Are you listening???
Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (KJV)
Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (KJV) . . . This is very important, because Jesus says it again!
Luke 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (KJV)
Ch.40-48: Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked. (KJV)
Ch.49-57: Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked. (KJV)
Ch.58-66: Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (KJV)
All three of these last sections end with the same idea . . . there shall be no peace, to the wicked. The Messiah brings peace, but any and all who reject Him will NEVER know peace. Turning TO idols is turning AWAY from the Messiah. As we have seen, this section has majored in a condemnation and rebuke of idolatry. Idolatry is a road that leads to Babylon and Hell! The LORD, in the Book of Isaiah, is traveling the lonely road to Calvary. BEWARE!!! ALL idolatry and witchcraft are an abomination to the LORD: (Deut.27:15; 1 Ki.11:7; 23:13; Isa.44:19; Jer.32:35; Eze.18:12; Dan.12:11; Mal.2:11; Rev.21:27)
ISAIAH 52 parallels with 1 THESSALONIANS. Isaiah 52:7 describes the Gospel messengers. 1 Thes. 2 does also. The conclusion is Thy God reigneth! (Isa.52:7).
1 Thes. tells of the Second Coming of Christ, and His enthronement.
This chapter is a prophecy of the glorious state of the church in the last days, illustrated by the deliverance of the Jews from Babylon. The church, under the names of Zion and Jerusalem, is urged to awake and clothe herself with strength, and with beautiful garments, to shake off her dust, and loose her bands, since she would become a pure and separate people (vs.1), and because the LORD'S people had been afflicted formerly by the Egyptians, and more lately by the Assyrians, a free redemption is promised them; and they might expect it, since the LORD did not gain by their affliction, but was a loser in His Name and honor, as well as they being troubled (vs.3). It is suggested, that the knowledge of the LORD should be spread, the good tidings of peace and salvation be pleasingly published, and that the ministers of the Gospel should have clear light, and be in complete harmony in publishing it (vs.6). The waste places of Jerusalem are called upon to rejoice, both because of the restoration of the Jews, and the conversion of the Gentiles (vs.10). The people of God are called to go out of Babylon, the manner of their departure is directed, and something said for their encouragement (vs.11). The chapter concludes with an account of the Messiah, of His humiliation and His exaltation, and of His work and office (vs.13), which is continued and enlarged upon in Chapter 53, which should properly begin with these last verses (13-15) of Isaiah 52.
Theme: Invitation to the redeemed remnant of Israel; institution of the Kingdom to Israel; introduction of the Suffering Servant
As we have been moving through Isaiah, we have really been in the shadows or background of the Suffering Servant of God. Now as we come closer to Chapter 53, we will see very clearly that the Suffering Servant is none other than our Lord Jesus Christ.
Chapter 51 was like an alarm clock. The alarm was sounding! Awake, awake! In Chapter 52, we still have the alarm sounding off. It will do no good, to try to shut it off! The clock belongs to the LORD!
Invitation to the Redeemed Remnant of Israel (52:1-6)
Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. (KJV)
Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion . . . all interpreters agree that this prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. By Zion is meant the church in Gospel times, in the latter day glory, which is called upon to awake out of sleep; and this repeated to show what a deep sleep had fallen on her, and the danger she was in because of it, the passion of the speaker, and the great concern the LORD had for her. This is the very state of the Gospel church now, so the prophecy respects our times as well, and what follow. There is an over-all carnal security, and spiritual drowsiness, which has grabbed hold of the people of God. The grace of God that is offered, is not exercised among them. There is a laziness to and in their duty (Mat.28:18-20); an indifference to the cause of Christ, and power of TRUE religion. It seems that they really are not concerned about the Truths and Doctrines of the Gospel, the discipline of Christ's House, nor the honor of it. The enemy takes full advantage of these things and sows his tares of false doctrine and false worship. Dear one, it is high time to awake out of this slumber, and put on strength, and do the LORD'S will, and work hard to oppose the enemy. Saints are weak in themselves, but they do have strength in Christ (Phil.4:13), and ON Him they should depend and wait, TO Him should they look, and ON Him should they exercise their faith. We should put on the whole armor of God (Eph.6:11), restart our courage and not fear the difficulties, dangers and enemies, because: 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (KJV)
Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city . . . Jerusalem is another name for the Gospel church (Heb.12:22-24), which is called the holy city, referring to the times in the last days, when holiness shall more appear and prevail in the churches; when saints shall be built up their holy faith, and more closely pay attention to holy ordinances, and walk in a holy lifestyle, and especially the New Jerusalem church will answer to this name, and so it is called (Rev.21:2,10). When the saints put on their beautiful garments (Rev.4:4; 6:11; 7:9; 19:8), their mourning will be over, and all signs of it shall be laid aside. The marriage of the Lamb will have come; the bride made ready (Rev.21:9), being clothed with fine linen, clean and white, the righteousness of the saints, the garments of Christ's salvation, and the robe of His righteousness (1 Cor.1:30); which are the beautiful garments meant here.
For henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean . . . this shows that the prophecy cannot be understood of Jerusalem literally, nor of the times of the Babylon captivity, and deliverance from it, since after this the uncircumcised and the unclean did enter into it, Antiochus Epiphanes, Pompey, and the Romans. This speaks of spiritual Jerusalem, the church of Christ, in the last days, the spiritual reign of Christ; when unbelievers, meant by the uncircumcised and the unclean, shall no more come into thee. There shall no longer be a mixture of heretics and orthodox, of hypocrites and saints; and when all will have the truth of grace in them. Zec. 14:21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts. (KJV) . . . This will be especially true in the personal reign of Jesus Christ, in the New Jerusalem church, into which nothing shall enter that defiles, or makes an abomination, and a lie (Rev.21:27).
*****When the LORD says, O Zion, He does NOT mean Los Angeles, or New York or Dallas. He means Zion, which is a literal geographical place in the land of Israel. It is actually the high point in the city of Jerusalem and was David's favorite place. Tremendous blessings are going to come upon Jerusalem, and it will then be a most attractive place. The city is not beautiful today, as it shall be one day. Christ will redeem this physical Universe, which now is groaning and travailing together in pain. The whole world will become beautiful one day because of the redemption in Christ. He will redeem our bodies; we will get new bodies (Phil.3:21), and when this takes place, all creation will be redeemed. Redemption is not only of the person but of the property. No idolatrous customs would be made known nor tolerated. Jerusalem would be a Holy City, for the Gospel is purified by the precious Blood of Christ (1 Pet.1:18-19), and the amazing grace of God (Lk.2:40; Rom.5:15; Eph.2:8; Tit.2:11); so it is made indeed a Holy City.
Psalm 87:2-3 The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. (KJV) . . . According to this, Zion is one and the same as city of God, and it is a place that God loves. Zion is Jerusalem. Mount Zion is the high hill southeast of the city where David built a sanctuary.
Isaiah 52:2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. (KJV)
Shake thyself from the dust . . . the dust in which she had sat, or rolled herself in as a mourner; or where she had been trampled upon by her persecutors and oppressors. Now being delivered from them, and too, from all wicked professors and false teachers. She is called upon to shake herself from the dust of disgrace and distress, of false doctrine, idolatry, superstition, of every shape and form. Shake it all off! Do not let any wickedness remain! This goes for us too!
Arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem . . . arise from your low estate, from the ground and dust where you laid as a prisoner, or sat as a mourner.
Loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion . . . or loose the bands off your neck; which seems to mean the people of God in mystical Babylon (Rome), a little before its destruction in the last days (Rev.18). They would be able to throw off the Roman yoke, and release themselves from that captivity and bondage they have been brought into by the man of sin (2 Thes.2:3), who now himself shall be led captive (Rev.13:10; 14:10; 19:20). The bands of thy neck is a symbol from animals that have the yoke fastened by bands to their necks.
***** O Jerusalem! Today the Arabs are there. All Israel’s sacred places are covered with churches . . . Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, the Church of All Nations . . . you name it, it is probably there. Look it up for yourself. Jerusalem one day shall be released from RELIGIONS. This release shall come one day; that will be during the Millennium when the Lord Jesus Christ shall be King (Ps.72:11; Mat.13:41; Phil.2:9-11; 1 Tim.6:15; Rev.11:15; 17:14; 19:11-21). For centuries, Jerusalem has been captive and trodden down of the Gentiles (Lk.21:24), but the day is coming when her shackles of slavery shall be removed. Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Rev.22:20) . . . . . . . . . . http://www.lastdaysprophecy.org/L_D_millennial_kingdom.htm
Isaiah 52:3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. (KJV)
For thus saith the Lord, ye have sold yourselves for nought . . . Ye have sold yourselves (Isa.50:1) by your sins, into the hands of the Chaldeans, for nought (Ps.44:12); without any price or valuable consideration paid by them, either to you or to Me, your Lord and Owner. There is absolutely NOTHING permanently achieved in the service of sin! It simply brings great pleasure to Satan and his angels (Rev.12:7-9). We all must be very careful, for Satan can very easily transform himself into an angel of light (2 Cor.11:14-15). BEWARE!!!
And ye shall be redeemed without money . . . without paying any ransom, as was promised: Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. (KJV) . . . This speaks of Cyrus who would redeem Israel from Babylon.
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. (KJV) . . . This speaks of the Messiah, the LORD Jesus Christ Who paid our penalty on the cross.
1 Peter 1:18-19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (KJV) . . . This too, speaks of Christ Jesus redemptive work on the cross of Calvary!
*****In the Eyes of Almighty God, the Father, the precious Blood of Christ, His only begotten Son (Jn.3:16) was a sufficient price to answer for all. Redemption, even though it cost God the Father and God the Son very much, is entirely free to us! All we have to do is BELIEVE the Holy Word of God! Redemption is being freed from the bondage and slavery of sin and Satan, and in the last days, free from the Antichrist and his oppressive power in the Great Tribulation. Redemption is brought about by the power of God, which is totally undeserved by us. NONE of us are worthy! There is NO merit or virtue on our part, NO ransom price paid to be paid. Salvation is a Gift of God!
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (KJV)
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (KJV)
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV) . . . John the Baptist agrees 100% with Jesus! Only Jesus has the power to redeem us and give us eternal life! (Jn.14:6).
1 John 5:10-13 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (KJV) . . . The apostle John also agrees with Jesus!
Isaiah 52:4 For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. (KJV)
For thus saith the Lord GOD . . . the LORD confirms what He had said before of redeeming His people without money, who had been sold for nothing, by past examples of His deliverance of them.
My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there . . . Jacob and his family went to Egypt of their own accord, where they were supplied with food in a time of famine, and settled in a very fruitful part of it; but when they were oppressed, and cried to the LORD, and He delivered them.
And the Assyrian oppressed them without cause . . . some understand the Assyrian to be a symbol of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, who they say was an Assyrian, because of his power and cruelty.
My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there . . . where they had protection and sustenance. But after years of oppression, the LORD delivered them out of Pharaoh's hands. Which is easily understood from the following words.
And the Assyrian oppressed them without cause The Assyrian . . . the king of Babylon, who is called the king of Assyria (2 Ki.23:29), as also the Persian emperor is called (Ezra 6:22), because it was one and the same empire, which was possessed, first by the Assyrians, then by the Babylonians, and afterwards by the Persians. Oppressed them without cause, by mere force invading their land, and carrying them away into captivity.
Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. (KJV)
Now therefore what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? . . . what do I get by it, that my people should be taken and held in captivity without cause? I am no gainer, but a loser by it, as it afterwards appears; and therefore why should I sit still, and delay the deliverance of My people any longer? So, as I have delivered Israel out of Egypt, and the Jews from Babylon, so will I deliver my people out of mystical Babylon (Rome), spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, in the last days.
They that rule over them cause them to howl, saith the LORD . . . they that hath carried them captive, and exercised a cruel, oppressive power over them, cause them to howl under their bondage and slavery, as the Israelites formerly did in Egypt; so the LORD is moved with compassion to them, and since neither He nor they were gainers, but losers by their captivity, He determines to deliver them.
And my name continually every day is blasphemed . . . by giving credit of the extent of power and authority, their dominions and conquests, NOT to the LORD, but to their idols, whom they worship, and speaking blasphemy against Almighty God, His Name and Tabernacle, and His people (Rev.13:5). One versions states: And always, all the day, because the worship of my name, they provoke. Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written. (KJV)
Isaiah 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I. (KJV)
Therefore my people shall know my name . . . they shall know His nature and His perfections; His faithfulness in fulfilling His Promises to them; His power in delivering them out of their bondage; and His justice in punishing their enemies.
Therefore they shall know on that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I . . . they shall then see, when the people of God are delivered from the anti-Christian slavery and bondage (Rev.17), and when Babylon is fallen (Rev.18), that all the Promises God has spoken are yea and amen (2 Cor.1:20); that Jesus Christ is the True and Faithful witness (Rev.3:14); and that these are His true and faithful sayings (Rev.21:5; 22:6), which He has spoken.
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (KJV)
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings . . . these are words of rejoicing and respect. There words surpass precious and acceptable. Upon the mountains of Zion and Moriah, which are sometimes mentioned as one mountain, and sometimes as two, or in the mountainous country of Judea, to which these glad tidings were brought, and from which they were spread abroad into other countries. The words may agree with the context of that angel in the last days, represented as flying in the midst of the heavens, having the everlasting Gospel to preach to all nations (Rev.14:6), which will precede the fall of Babylon (Rome). Are the feet, and too Christ, who is called the Messenger of the covenant (Mal.3:1), which carry this welcome message, and is often said to be sent by God (Jn.6:38; 8:16, 18), to publish the glad tidings of salvation (Lk.1:19; 8:1; Acts 13:32; Rom.10:15)
That publisheth peace . . . true peace can come only by the Blood of Jesus Christ, and is a major part of the Gospel, and of its good news; that is why it is called the Gospel of Peace.
That bringeth good tidings of good . . this means the same good tidings as before, and all those which follow after.
That publisheth salvation . . . salvation comes only by Jesus Christ (Jn.14:6; Acts 4:12), as was wrought by Him alone for sinners, which is a full, complete and eternal salvation to all who believe what He did on that cross for them!
That saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth. . . to Zion, the church of Christ, that Christ, Who is truly God, and their God, has taken to Himself, in a more open and visible manner, His great power and reigns as the Lord GOD omnipotent. The LORD reigns is good news and glad tidings (Ps.97:1). The Kingdom of Heaven is revealed (Mat.3:2). This Passage is interpreted of the Messiah and His times, by some Jewish writers (Rom.10:15).
*****This verse must be applied to the preaching of the Gospel, which is a proclamation of peace and salvation; it is truly Gospel, good news, glad tidings, tidings (news) of victory over our spiritual enemies and liberty from our spiritual bondage. The good news is that the LORD Jesus reigns and all power is given to Him (Mat.28:18; Jn.17:2). It was Christ Himself Who brought these tidings first (Mat.4:23; 9:35; Mk.1:39; Lk.4:18, 43-44; Jn.12:46; Heb.2:3). How beautiful are the feet (Rom.10:15), the feet bringing glad tidings about Jesus. How grateful we should be for all the persistent, godly men who brought us glad tidings of Jesus! Let us do the same (Mat.28:18-20).
Isaiah 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. (KJV)
The watchmen shall lift up the voice. . . Thy watchmen (Eze.2:17; 33:6-7), Thy ministers, who shall catch sight of the approach and coming of this heavenly King and Kingdom, shall lift up the voice; partly to give notice to all people of these glad tidings; and partly by way of rejoicing, to sing forth the praises of God for this glorious day and mercy, as it here follows.
With the voice together shall they sing . . . means they lift their voices together in public, of their ministries, the passion of them, and their importance. Singing together because of their joy and happiness, their harmony and unity.
For they shall see eye to eye . . . very clearly, distinctly and intimately, their eyes beholding the eyes of this King of Glory (Ps.24:7-10). They shall see with their bodily eyes the King of the church, or the Word made Flesh, as they are said to have done (Jn.1:14; 1 Jn.1:1). They shall be eye and ear witnesses of the words and works of Christ, and therefore the testimony of these things shall be more certain and valuable. With their eyes they shall see the great things which the LORD will do. It will be the same in them; their sentiments and doctrines will agree exactly; there will be no difference nor rebellion among them.
When the LORD shall bring again Zion . . . return His church and people to their former state, from whence they were declined; restore them as at the beginning; revive His work among them; cause His Gospel and His ordinances to be professed and observed in their purity; call in His ancient people the Jews, and bring in the fulness of the Gentiles (Rom.11:25); pour out His spirit in a plentiful manner on them, and grant His gracious Presence to them. Dear one, this has yet to be fulfilled! This shall occur in the last days when God shall complete the work of bringing His church out of captivity. Even so, come, Lord Jesus (Rev.22:20).
*****Zion's watchmen shall then rejoice because they shall be surprisingly lightened. The watchmen on Jerusalem's walls shall lead the chorus in this triumph. We are told who they were/are (Isa.62:6). They will be such as God set on the walls of Jerusalem, to make mention of His Name, and to continue instant in prayer (Rom.12:12) to Him, until He again make Jerusalem a glorious place on this Earth. These watchmen stand in their watch-tower, waiting for an answer to their prayers (Hab.2:1) . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/habakkuk_ch2.htm
And when the good news comes, the watchmen have it first, and the longer they have continued and the more persistent they have been in praying for it, the more joyful they will be when it comes.
They shall lift up their voices, as one voice together they shall sing in harmony, inviting others to join with them in their praises. And the one thing, which above all things that will transport them with pleasure, is that they shall see eye to eye, meaning Face to face. While God in the past, seems to have been a God hiding Himself, where they could hardly recognize any of His favor or grace through the dark cloud of their afflictions, now that cloud is scattered, they shall clearly see Him. They shall see Zion's awesome King Eye to eye; Face to face! What a glorious day this shall be!
They shall see an exact agreement and fulfilling of the prophecy and the event, the Promise of God and the performance of His Promise, when the LORD shall again bring Zion out of her captivity of false religion. Zion shall then receive and give fuller discoveries than ever before of the LORD’S good-will to His people. There will be a pouring out of the Spirit upon Gospel ministers, as a spirit of wisdom and revelation, to lead them into all truth, so that they shall see eye to eye, and they shall see God's grace more clearly than the Old Testament saints ever saw it. There shall be united harmony in the great things concerning the salvation by Christ Jesus alone (Jn.14:6; Acts 4:12), which shall be in accord with their sentiments as well as their songs. Dear one, there is indeed a day coming when we shall see our precious Saviour and LORD Jesus Christ, Face to face (1 Cor.13:12; Mat.5:8; 18:10; Heb.12:14; 1 Jn.3:2; Rev.22:4). We will be able to speak to Him personally, Face to face as Moses did (Ex.33:11).
So it was when the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and there were those that DID see His glory (Jn.1:14), and looked upon it (1 Jn.1:1-4). It is so sad that the Jews refused to believe that Jesus was the Messiah, and denied Him so completely as to crucify Him (Lk.23:18-25; Jn.18:28-31; 19:6, 15; Acts 4:8-12; 21:36; 22:22).
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. (KJV)
Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem . . . (see: Isa.14:7-8; 42:11).
Sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem; meaning all parts of Jerusalem, for it was all in ruins, and even those parts that seemed to lie most desolate shall share in the joy; and they, having little expected it, shall break forth into joy, as men that dream (Ps.126:1-2).
For the LORD hath comforted his people . . . Zion's waste places shall then rejoice because they shall be surprisingly comforted. Let them sing together in joy of His divine Presence, and the Light of His Face; as they personally discover His love that is associated with the joys of His salvation, which also is comforted by His Spirit, the doctrines of the Gospel, and the exceeding great and precious Promises of it.
He hath redeemed Jerusalem . . . redeemed, spiritually and nationally (Isa.48:20); the same with His people, especially the Jews, now converted; who will have the blessing of redemption, obtained by the Messiah, made known and applied to them; which will be a matter of great comfort to them: as it is to all practical sinners, who know that they are lost and undone (Isa.6:5); and must answer to the wrath of God and curses of the law; under a sentence of condemnation (Jn.3:18, 36; 8:24; Heb.2:3; 10:26-29; 12:25), being the captives of sin and Satan, and prisoners of law and justice.
*****One sad thing about present-day Jerusalem is the lack of a joyful song. At the wailing wall, wailing is what you will hear. But in the Millennium (Rev.20), everyone shall Break forth into joy and sing together. It will then indeed be a joyous time! The Millennium is the time when God answers the prayer which our Lord taught His disciples: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Mat.6:10). Tears and sorrow will be gone; there shall be no more crying (Rev.21:4). Instead there will be happiness and joy, and they will know that the Millennial Kingdom has indeed come. http://godcannotlie.org/rev_ch20.htm
Isaiah 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. (KJV)
The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations . . . made bare, is a symbol from warriors who bare their arm for battle (Eze.4:7). Made bare his holy arm, the LORD shall put forth His great power, which for a long time had laid hidden, and seemed to be idle. All the nations, shall see and acknowledge the salvation of God! The deliverance brought about by the God of Israel will cause all nations to acknowledge the LORD (Isa.66:18-20). This partial fulfilment indicates the future complete fulfilment in the last days (Lk.3:6; Rev.21).
And all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God . . . all nations of the world shall with astonishment behold the wonderful work of God, first in bringing His people out of Babylon, and afterwards in their redemption by Christ.
Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD. (KJV)
Depart ye, depart ye . . . not from Jerusalem, as some think, for that is now said to be redeemed, and its waste places made joyful. They will not want to depart from Jerusalem! I think this speaks of mystical Babylon (Rome). 2 Cor. 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (KJV) Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (KJV) . . . This means a separation from the idolatrous church of Rome (Rev.17). Depart ye is repeated, to speed up the process, and to urge the need, the importance to get out of there.
Go ye out from thence . . . not only protest against the false doctrines, idolatries, and superstitions of that apostate church, but entirely abandon and renounce her.
Touch no unclean thing . . . have NO fellowship with her in any of her unclean and idolatrous actions, and carry NONE of her abominations with you.
Go ye out of the midst of her . . . this means much the same as before, and is repeated again and again, to show how important it is!
Be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD . . . especially the priests and Levites, whose job it was to care for the holy things, and to carry back the holy vessels of the Temple. They were to keep themselves from all pollution. Nebuchadnezzar had carried the holy Temple vessels to Babylon (2 Chron. 36:18). Cyrus restored them (Ezra 1:7-11).
Isaiah 52:12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward. (KJV)
For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight. . . as persons afraid of their enemies, afraid of being pursued, overtaken and imprisoned by them. Israel was not to sneak out like fugitives, but in like manner as the Israelites went out of Egypt, which means, that they should go out openly, boldly, quietly and safely; having no fear . . . for it would instead, be their enemies who would be afraid of them. So too, the two witnesses, when they shall rise from the dead, will ascend to Heaven in the sight of their enemies; which will be followed with a great slaughter of some, and the terror of others (Rev.11:3-13).
For the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rearward . . . the LORD will be their Captain, and will lead in the front, and they shall follow in order, with NO commotion, disorder or fear; and although they shall make the needed departure in good speed; the LORD, going before, will check all unrestrained and disorderly actions. The reference may be to the LORD'S going before, and sometimes behind Israel, in a pillar of fire and cloud by night and day, as they passed through the wilderness (Ex.13:22; 14:24; Num.14:14; Neh.9:12, 19).
For the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward . . . so that none shall be able either to oppose and stop you in your march, or to fall upon you in the rear, as enemies commonly do.
*****They were to depend totally on the Presence of God with them and His protection in their removal. They were to go with a diligent haste, not to lose time nor linger as Lot did in Sodom (Gen.19:15-16), but they were not to go with an insecure, doubting hurriedness, as if they were afraid of being pursued (as when they came out of Egypt) or of having the orders for their release recalled. They would find that, as for God, His work is perfect, so they just needed to trust Him. Cyrus shall give them an honorable discharge, and they shall have an honorable return, and not have to steal away; for the LORD will go before them as their general and commander-in-chief, and the God of Israel will be their rearward (rear guard), for He will gather up those that are left behind. The LORD will both lead them and bring up their rear! He will secure them from enemies that either meet them or follow them, for with His favor will He encompass them. The pillar of cloud and fire, when they came out of Egypt, sometimes went behind them, to secure their rear (Ex.14:19), and God's Presence with them would now be that to them which that pillar was a visible token of. Those that are doing their duty are under God's special care and protection; and he that believes this will not fear nor make haste.
Isaiah, the Suffering Servant
Isaiah 52:13-15 through Isaiah 53:1-12
Isaiah Chapter 52:13 is one of those places where many think the translators made a mistake.
It seems to many that Isaiah Chapter 53 should begin with Isaiah 52:13. Chapter 52 should end with verse 12, because from verse 13 to end of the Chapter 53, settles the controversy with the Jews, IF the Messiah is the Person meant, and with infidels (unfaithful), doubting if this was written by Isaiah, or at any time before Christ. The messages with the life and death of Jesus Christ is so precise, that it could NOT have resulted from guesswork or accident. An impostor could NOT have shaped the course of events so as to have made the character and life of Christ appear to be a fulfilment of it. The writing is also definitely prophetic. The quotations of it in the New Testament show: #1. It was, before the time of Jesus, a recognized part of the Old Testament;
#2. It refers to Messiah (Mat.8:17; Mk.15:28; Lk.22:37; Jn.12:38; Acts 8:28-35; Rom.10:16;
The authenticity of the Passage is certain; for the Jews would not have copied it, since it is opposed to their idea of Messiah, as being a triumphant temporal prince. The Jews try to evade its force by the untruth of two Messiahs, one a suffering Messiah, the other a triumphant Messiah.
The Humiliation of the Messiah (52:13-15)
Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. (KJV)
Here suitably, a new chapter should begin, for these last three verses speak of the same Person and same subject as the following chapter, that being of Christ, His person, His offices, His humiliation and His exaltation. For of the Messiah (Christ Jesus), there is no doubt that the whole of that Passage is to be understood. The Jews say it is a difficult prophecy; and so it is to them, because it opposes their ideas and outlines. Other than that, it is quite plain and easy to see and understand that it certainly DOES speak of the Messiah.
Behold, my servant shall deal prudently . . . Of whom does the prophet here speak? It is quite clear that these three last verses of this chapter, and all the following chapter, speak of ONE AND THE SAME PERSON . . . that being that the Person is Christ Jesus! Some later Hebrew doctors, understand it directly of Him, and that many Jews have been convinced and converted to the Christian faith by the evidence of this prophecy. There is not one verse in this whole context which does not give a clear and convincing proof of this TRUTH, as we shall see. We need no other argument to confirm it.
The vanity of the false explanations of the Jews, use all possible intelligence and skill to struggle with all these Passages to some other person. Those who would seem wiser than the rest, and deny the other expositions of their brethren, understand it either of the Jewish people in general, or of the prophet Jeremiah. Both these falsehoods are simply groundless and absurd. Other Jews understand it of Abraham, or Moses, or Josiah, or Ezra, or Zerubbabel. But there is NOT even one clause in all this context which does not truly and rightly apply to Christ. To begin, the title of my servant is in a very well-known and familiar Name given to Christ Jesus in this very prophecy, as in others: (Isa.42:1; 49:5-7; 53:11; Eze.34:23; 37:24; Zec.3:8). Shall deal prudently . . . shall manage His Kingdom with outstanding wisdom. Or, shall prosper, as this word is frequently interpreted, especially here, speaking of this SAME Person (Jer.23:5), which well agrees with the following clause, and with Isaiah 53:10-11. This mention about the future prosperity and advancement of the Messiah is rightly put in first place to prevent scandals which otherwise might arise from the following Passages, which mainly describe His state of humiliation and deep affliction and suffering.
The main part of the Messiah’s service was in working out the redemption and salvation of His people (Jn.1:11), in which He willingly and cheerfully did, and which He diligently and faithfully performed; always showing great respect to His Father's will, great love to His people, and great humility, as well as great wisdom . . . as it is here promised He would. So He (Christ Jesus) DID deal prudently (carefully, cautiously), as in His youth, when He disputed with the doctors in the Temple; and so too all through the His entire public life: in preaching the Gospel, in answering the questions of His enemies, and in His behavior at His apprehension, His arraignment, His condemnation and His crucifixion, Christ Jesus DID deal prudently. He was careful to help others to understand, and make others wise and prudent, causing them to understand His Father's mind and will, the Scriptures and the Gospel, He made men wise unto salvation, and instructed in those things which go along with their peace. He still does this today, by His Spirit (Rom.8:2, 9) through the ministry of the Word. The Targum says, "behold, my servant the Messiah shall prosper."
He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high . . . as He has been exalted by His Father, by His raising Him from the dead, and by giving Him glory; by placing Him at His own right hand, and giving Him all power in heaven and in earth (Mat.28:18); by committing all things into his hands (Jn.13:3), that all men may honor Him as they do the Father (Jn.14:1, 9-10; 10:30).
Since the Day of Pentecost, many things come to the Body of Christ (church), through the Head, Jesus Christ.
- He pours out the gift of Holy Spirit (Jn.14:16-18; 15:16; Acts 2:33)
- He gives us grace (Rom. 1:5; 16:20; 1 Cor. 16:23; 2 Cor. 8:9; 13:14; Gal. 1:6; 6:18; Eph. 4:7; Phil. 4:23; 2 Thes. 1:12; 3:18)
- He gives us peace (Jn.14:27; 16:33; Acts 10:36; 1 Cor. 7:25; Eph.2:14; Col.1:20; 3:15; 2 Thes. 3:16)
- He gives us mercy (Mk.5:19; 1 Tim.1:16; Heb.2:17; Jude 21).
- He blesses us (Rom. 1:11-12; 10:12-13; 15:29; Eph.1:3; 3:8, 19; 4:13).
- He nurtures and cares for the Church, holds it together and causes it to grow (Eph. 5:29; Phil. 1:19; Col. 1:17; 2:19)
- He directs us (1 Cor. 16:7; 2 Thess. 3:5)
- He intercedes for us (Jn.14:16; 17:9, 20; Rom. 8:26-27, 34; 11:2; Heb.7:25; 1 Jn.3:1).
- He gives the equipping ministries to the Church (Eph. 1:1; 4:8,11)
- He reveals things to us (Gal. 1:12)
- He will transform our bodies at His appearing (Phil. 3:21; 1 Cor.15:32-44; 15:48-54)
- He will judge, reward and punish people, according to their works (2 Cor.11:15; Rev.20:12-13)
He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high . . . all three of these words mean the same thing, to express the praise and glory of His adoration and worship, which agrees rightly with Christ Jesus, but cannot be applied to Jeremiah, whose greatest honor or favor done him by the Chaldeans at the taking of Jerusalem, than to be left at liberty to go where he pleased (Jer.40:4), and who after that time was met with only great contempt and hardship from his own countrymen (Jeremiah Chapters 42-44) . . . whereas Christ is extolled (exalted, honored, praised) by His people, in His Person and His offices, by giving Him the glory of their salvation, in their hearts, thoughts and affections with their lips (Heb.13:15). And Christ Jesus shall be very high, higher than the kings of the Earth; higher than the angels of Heaven. The Jews who are right, say of the Messiah, in reference to these words, that He is exalted above Abraham, extolled above Moses, and made higher than the ministering angels. And so it shall be forever more!
Isaiah 52:14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: (KJV)
As many were astonished at thee . . . were amazed, at the sight of His great disfigurement. I must bring the following Scriptures so that you can SEE why they were ashtonished!
Psalm 22:17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. (KJV)
Job 33:21-22 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out. 22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers. (KJV)
Also see: (Isa.50:6; 53:2-5; Ps.22:6-7, 14-15; 102:3-5; Mat.26:67; 27:29-30; Lk.22:63-64; Jn.18:22; 19:3).
The Lord Jesus suffered dreadful humiliation and shocking blows, as can be seen from the following words. The above verses state the terrible treatment Jesus suffered at the hands of the Romans because the Jews insisted they CRUCIFY HIM! Luke 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. (KJV)
His visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men . . . He was more disfigured and mutilated than any other man. Christ was more hated and belittled by the His own people, the Jews (Jn.1:11), than any man upon Earth, and was called by them a deceiver (Mat.27:63), a Samaritan (Jn.8:48), a blasphemer (Jn.10:33), and a devil (Jn.8:52); which was certainly confirmed in Christ. They beat and tortured Christ so much that He did not even look like a Man.
This is a picture of the crucifixion of Christ, and this verse prepares the way for Chapter 53. It was during those three hours in blackness that the Cross of Christ became an altar, and the Son of Man, the Lamb of God, paid for the sins of the world (1 Jn.2:2). After His death, the crowd must have been shocked when the light finally broke out again on the cross. The Saviour did not even look human. It was horrifying. We will see in the next chapter that there was "no beauty that we should desire him" (Isa.53:2). That is why God put the blanket of darkness down on the Cross of Christ.
Isaiah 52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. (KJV)
So shall he sprinkle many nations. . . there are several opinions on this, but this is not speaking about water baptism; it is either, #1. sprinkle means in other places to scatter (a liquid) in small drops, and this is confined to the ceremonial act (Lev.4:6; Num.19:18); #2. With His blood, which is called the blood of sprinkling (Heb.12:24) or; #3. shall justify them (Isa.53:11), which is often expressed by washing (Ps.51:2, 7; Eze.16:9), and by sprinkling clean water (Eze.36:25). Or, #4. With His Word or Doctrine; which is often compared to rain or waters (Deut.32:2; Isa.55:10-11; Hab.2:4); and may be said to be sprinkled, as it is said to be dropped (Deut.32:2; Eze.20:46; 21:2). This seems to be most likely by the following words.
The kings shall shut their mouths at him . . . shall be silent before Him out of deep humility and reverence and admiration of His wisdom. They shall have an eager desire to hear and receive directions and Truths from His Mouth (Job 29:9-11,21). They shall no more oppose Him, nor blaspheme the TRUE God as they did before. http://www.hisservants.org/is_jesus_god_h_s.htm
For that which had not been told them shall they see . . . they shall hear from His Mouth many excellent doctrines, which also will be new and strange to them, such as men are eager to hear, and above all they shall hear from Him the comforting doctrine concerning the conversion and salvation of the Gentiles, which was not only new to them, but was strange and unlikely to the most of the Jews.
And that which they had not heard shall they consider . . . or, they shall understand; which is added to show that the seeing in the former clause was meant of understanding these things with the eyes of their minds.
Theses verses begin that outstanding and faithful description of the office, the character and the glory of the Messiah, which has brought belief to many of the most hardened unbelievers. Christ is Wisdom itself, and in the work of our redemption there appeared the wisdom of God in a mystery (1 Cor.2:7). Those that saw Him, said, “Surely never man looked so miserable: never was sorrow like unto His sorrow.” But God highly exalted Him, and this can be found in the Gospel of Christ (1 Cor.1:21,24,30; Jn.14:6), which could never be told in any other way. Christ Jesus did shed His Blood, once for all (Heb.10:10,12,14) for sinners, and this exclusive power in that precious Blood continues on (1 Pet.1:18-19).
Things ONLY the Blood of Christ Does:
#1. It remits sins (Matt. 26:28).
#2. It gives life to those who believe and trust Jesus (John 6:53).
#3. It causes us to dwell in Christ and He in us (John 6:56).
#4. It is the means by which Jesus purchased the church (Acts 20:28).
#5. It is the means by which Jesus becomes our atonement through faith (Rom. 3:25).
#6. It justifies us and saves us from wrath (Rom. 5:1,9).
#7. It redeems us (Eph.1:7; 1 Pet.1:18-19; Rev. 5:9).
#8. It brings those who were far away from God near to Him (Eph.2:13).
#9. It brings the forgiveness of our sins (Col. 1:14).
#10. It brings peace and reconciles us to God (Col. 1:20).
#11. It obtains eternal redemption for us (Heb. 9:12).
#12. It cleanses us to serve the living God (Heb. 9:14).
#13. It gives us boldness to enter the most holy place (Rom.5:1-2; Eph.3:12; Heb. 10:19).
#14. It speaks a better word than the blood of Abel (Heb.12:24).
#15. It sanctifies us (Heb.13:12).
#16. It makes us complete for every good work (Heb.13:20-21).
#17. It cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).
#18. It bears witness in the earth along with the Spirit and the water (1 John 5:8).
#19. It is the way by which Jesus washes us (Rev.1:5; 7:14).
#20. It is the way by which we overcome the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:11).
Have you thanked God for the precious Blood of Christ (1 Pet.1:19) . . . the Blood of the new covenant (Lk.22:20; Heb.12:24) . . . the Blood of the eternal covenant (Heb.13:20)?
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. (KJV) . . . Eternal life is found ONLY in the precious Blood of Christ.
Seven Facts about the Prophecy:
#1. The precise description of the sufferings of Christ should settle all argument with the Jews, because it proves that their ideas about Christ Jesus are wrong.
#2. The prophecy was written about 780 years BEFORE the sufferings of Jesus Christ; this should settle all controversy with infidels. The description is so specific and exact as to the life, the work, the character and the death of Christ that it could NOT possibly be guesswork or accidental. It simply is the fulfillment of a divine, prearranged plan.
#3. The fulfillment could not have been the work of an imposter claiming to fulfill the ancient prophecy to promote his plans, because a large portion of the circumstances did not depend upon the one predicted, but grew out of the feelings and purposes of others trying to frustrate God’s divine plans. It would be IMPOSSIBLE for an imposter to create in the life of Jesus in every specific detail, to the exact coincidences regarding His experiences, His work, His character and His death, as stated in Isaiah’s prophecy of the Suffering Servant.
#4. No human being, even those in union with satanic powers, could have shaped the course of events connected with the fulfillment of the prophecy. There are so many distinct details connected with the Suffering of Messiah. No human could have fulfilled all those facts to the letter.
#5. The Passage is quoted in the New Testament several times, as if from a well-known prophecy accepted by all Israel (Mt. 8:17; Jn. 12:38; Acts 8:28-35; Rom. 10:16; 1Pet. 2:21-25).
#6. The prophecy proves that it refers to a PERSON, not a nation or group of people, for there are singular personal pronouns used throughout. His visage being marred more than that of other men; His form; His personal work with men; His being called a Man; His being rejected, despised, smitten, and wounded; His death; His mouth; His grave; the offering of His soul for sin; and many other details could only refer to an individual, a Person . . . the Messiah.
#7. The prophecy is divided 3 ways: #1. The heart of the prophecy (Isa.52:13-15). Isaiah describes the Messiah's humiliation and exaltation, showing that as a result of His humiliation to redeem, the nations of Earth and their kings would regard Him with profound reverence. #2. Reception of the prophecy (Isa.53:1). #3. The manifold sufferings of the Messiah.
Thirty-five Predictions in Isaiah Chapters 51 & 52, not yet fulfilled:
#1. The Lord will comfort Zion (Isa.51:3).
#2. He will comfort all her waste places.
#3. He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord.
#4. Joy, gladness, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody will be found there. It is not so today.
#5. A law will proceed from Me (Isa.51:4).
#6. I will make judgment to rest for a light of the people.
#7. My righteousness is near (Isa.51:5).
#8. My salvation is gone forth.
#9. My arms will judge the people.
#10. The isles will wait upon Me.
#11. They shall trust in My arm.
#12. The heavens will vanish like smoke (Isa,51:6).
#13. The earth will wax old as a garment.
#14. Men that dwell in it will die in like manner.
#15. My salvation will be forever.
#16. My righteousness will not be abolished.
#17. The wicked will be consumed like a moth-eaten garment and like wool that is eaten by worms; but My righteousness and salvation will continue in all generations (Isa.51:7-8).
#18. The Redeemed shall return, and come with singing to Zion (Isa.51:11).
#19. Everlasting joy will be upon them.
#20. They will have joy and gladness.
#21. Sorrow and crying will flee away.
#22. I will comfort you (Isa.51:12). Not so today.
#23. The fury of the oppressor will be no more (Isa.51:13). The fury of oppressors rage!
#24. I have put My words in your mouth (Isa.51:16; 59:20-21).
#25. I have covered you in the shadow of My hand that I may say to Zion: You are My people (Isa.51:16).
#26. I have taken the cup of trembling out of your hand, even the dregs of the cup of My fury; you will no more drink of it (Isa.51:21-22).
#27. I will put it into the hands of your enemies, for them to drink of it (Isa.51:23).
#28. Henceforth the uncircumcised and the unclean will never come into Jerusalem (Isa.52:1).
#29. The captivity of Israel will be over and the people will return to Jerusalem and Zion (Isa.52:2-6).
#30. My people will know My name in that day and understand that I have spoken to them (Isa.52:6).
#31. Missionaries will go upon the mountains bringing good tidings and publishing peace and salvation; and they will say to Zion: Your God reigns! (Isa.52:7).
#32. Your watchmen will sing together and see eye to eye when the Lord will bring you back to Zion (Isa.52:8).
#33. The waste places will break forth into singing because of the comfort and redemption of Jerusalem (Isa.52:9).
#34. The LORD will bare His Holy Arm before the eyes of all nations, and all the ends of the Earth will see the salvation of God (Isa.52:10).
#35. You will not go out with haste, for the LORD will go before you and be your rereward [rear guard] (Isa.52:11-12; Josh.6:9).
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