Isaiah 51:17; Isaiah 52:1). When God enters the soul, it shines unconsciously, and men feel its secret charm. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Isaiah 60:1". The writings of Isaiah in particular justify this remark; and both the chapter, and the very words, before us, are worthy of notice in this view. The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. NIV®. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” Isaiah wrote these words 700 years before Christ, but he’s talking about Christ, ultimately. Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. And He saw that there was not a man anywhere, and was astonished that there was nowhere an intercessor: then His arm brought Him help, and His righteousness became His stay. 1905. 2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth. fthey conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. It is represented as having been in a state of affliction and calamity (compare the notes at Isaiah 3:26; Isaiah 52:1-2). Lowth renders this, ‹Be thou enlightened.‘ Margin, ‹Be enlightened, for thy light cometh.‘ Noyes, ‹Enjoy light.‘ Septuagint Φωτίζου φωτίζου Phōtizou phōtizou - ‹Be enlightened; be enlightened, O Jerusalem.‘ Herder renders it, ‹Be light.‘ Vitringa regards the expression as equivalent to this, ‹pass into a state of light. "Commentary on Isaiah 60:1". We agree with Jamieson who declared that, "The language is too glorious to apply to anything that has yet happened;" and this surely fits the application of some of the things related here to heaven itself. the greatest glory, as the cedars of God, the mountains of God, &c.: compare Revelation 21:11: or, the glorious Lord, or the Lord of glory, or Christ, who is the glory of the Father, is come unto thee; he is at hand to make himself glorious in some wonderful work for thy salvation, either in his doctrine, or miracles, or work of redemption, that his glory may rest upon thee, suitable to the psalmistâs prayer, Psalm 85:6,7,9. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-60.html. Find out more. The light here referred to is evidently that of the gospel; and when the prophet says that that light 'is come,' he throws himself into future times, and sees in vision the Messiah as having already come, and as pouring the light of salvation on a darkened church and world (compare the notes at Isaiah 9:2). It is the language of prophecy rather than of command; a call rather to participate in the light that was shining than to impart it to others. 59 Behold, bthe Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, 2 cbut your iniquities have made a separation, and your sins have hidden his face from you, 3 dFor your hands are defiled with blood. All he needs is the opening of the spiritual eye, that the light may be seen. “The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place for my feet. and bring the homeless poor into your house; mand not to hide yourself from your own flesh? II. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Zion is to become light; it is to, because it can. ]: and to “behold his glory as the glory of the only-begotten of the Father [Note: John 1:14.
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