"[8], "And he said, Go and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/spe/isaiah-6.html.

Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Then said I, Lord, how long? Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. "This word is nowhere else in the Bible applied to God's attendant angels; but the word is applied to the fiery, flying (not winged) serpents that bit the Israelites in the wilderness (Numbers 21:6). The prophecy is stated in different forms.

not God essentially considered, whose essence is not to be seen; but personally, Father, Son, and Spirit, for all the three Persons appear in this vision, ( Isaiah 6:3 Isaiah 6:8) particularly Christ, as, is clear from ( John 12:41) who is the "Adonai", or Lord; he is Lord of all, of all men, even of the greatest among them, and of all the angels in heaven, and of the church of God, by his Father's gift, by his own purchase, in … Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, "In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord ...", "And if there be yet a tenth in it, it also shall be eaten up ...! We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password.

He is "set apart" from His subjects in a moral sense as well. John 12:37-50. Used by Permission. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Some have pointed out that the Septuagint (LXX) reads somewhat differently from the American Standard Version in these final verses of Isaiah 6, but as Kidner noted, "The Dead Sea Scroll Isaiah supports our text."<12b>. Practically all of the liberal and radically critical writers make it the beginning of all of Isaiah's prophetic writings, identifying it with his original call to the prophetic office. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Then said I, Here am I, send me. You remember him, that leprous king, that king who had thrust himself into the priests’ office, and was smitten of leprosy, and shut up in a separate house during the rest of his life. There and there only is the source of our hope and salvation. How could they! The notion that Isaiah was just as wicked as the Israelites generally were should be rejected. If it was Isaiah's call to the prophetic office, why should it have been placed this deep into the prophecy? "In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Isaiah 6:9-10.

"[5] It might be that the suggestion of these strange beings is connected in some way with the satanic wickedness which was destined, finally, to overwhelm and destroy Israel, which eventuality this revelation from God to Isaiah so sternly prophesied. So bright, so clear, that men should have willfully to harden their hearts, and shut their eyes if they did not understand and receive it. And he answered, Until cities be waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly waste, and Jehovah have removed men far away, and the forsaken places be many in the midst of the land. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Isaiah 6:8. This is one of the most famous chapters in the whole prophecy, but there is this mystery about it, namely, that nobody knows for sure just where it belongs chronologically. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Isaiah 6:3-4. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? According to that word, he shall shake not only earth, but also heaven. The word "house" in Isaiah 6:4 is more properly translated as "temple." It is no accident, therefore, that upon such a tragic occasion a special vision of the Great King should have appeared to his prophet.

There is a substance in it, according to the election of grace, for which may God be praised.

[6] If this should be allowed, then the live coal from off the altar would be a symbol of that greater and all-sufficient sacrifice in Christ that the ancient altar typified. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/isaiah-6.html. "And thy sin forgiven ..." "This forgiveness was not accomplished by any physical effect of fire to cleanse from sin, but in relation to that altar-sacrifice, of which Messiah in his death was to be the antitype.

of Furthermore, this designation was not confined to Israel, the northern kingdom; but "Even Judah, under certain circumstances, is addressed contemptuously as `this people' in Isaiah 8:11,28:11,14, and Isaiah 39:13,14.

Therefore, we understand this great chapter as a second appearance of the Lord to Isaiah, much in the same manner that God appeared to Abraham a second time in Haran, to Jonah a second time, and to Daniel a number of times. "[7], God's challenging question, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" If it was Isaiah's call to the prophetic office, why should it have been placed this deep into the prophecy? "[9], What is prophesied in this passage is the judicial hardening of Israel in their rebellion against God. He makes himself as … raises the problem of who is meant by "us." Isaiah 6:1. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Jamieson also identified the "smoke" in this passage with the holy Shekinah of 1 Kings 8:10 and Ezekiel 10:4, indicating the presence of God.

Jamieson commented as follows on this: "And if there be yet a tenth in it, it also shall be eaten up ...!" Israel's salvation could never have come from the activity of any earthly king, no matter how good, or how great. There are the spirits that dwell in the presence of God, nearest to him, and as he is a consuming fire they come to be like him, for the seraphims are burning ones, consumers, burning and shining lights, who wait upon God, who is light of life. What awe and trembling should be upon us when we wait upon God, if even the posts of the dove move! Whenever you read in the Old Testament that any man saw the Lord, understand it of the Second Person of the Divine Trinity, the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Here am I, send me.” Now see what a sorrowful mission God, in these next verses, assured Isaiah that his ministry so far as the conversion of the Jews were concerned, would be altogether fruitless; they would not receive his testimony. Whenever you read in the Old Testament that any man saw the Lord, understand it of the Second Person of the Divine Trinity, the Lord Jesus Christ. There was never a boastful thought in any man’s mind in the presence of God. And if there be yet a tenth in it, it also shall in turn be eaten up; as a terebinth, and as an oak, whose stock remaineth when they are felled; so the holy seed is the stock thereof. We fully agree with Lowth that this vision (of Isaiah 6) could be, "A new designation to introduce more solemnly a general declaration of the whole course of God's dispensations in regard to his people and the fate of the nation (Israel)."[1]. brothers and sisters, what impurity comes out of our lips, perhaps more there than anywhere else is the impurity of the heart discovered in our idle words, our evil words. This Gentile hatred of the Jews (because most of Christ's followers in that first century were Gentiles) resulted at once in an attitude of hatred toward the Jews just like that which the Jews of earlier times had developed toward the Gentiles; but the apostle Paul launched a blockbuster of a prophecy to counteract Gentile conceit which is recorded in Romans 11:25,26, indicating that the hardening of Israel would not result in their physical destruction but that the race would continue until "the fullness of the Gentiles be come in." Hitherto, it should seem, Isaiah had prophesied as a candidate, having only a virtual and tacit commission; but here we have him (if I may so speak) solemnly ordained and set apart to the prophetic office by a more express or explicit commission, as his work grew more upon his hands: or perhaps, having seen little success of his ministry, he began to think of giving it up; and therefore God saw fit to … This exposition consisted of readings from John 12:37-50; Isaiah 6. The true reason for God's appearance to Isaiah in this marvelous vision lies in the importance of the tremendously significant prophecy that Isaiah was here commissioned to deliver to Israel, namely, Israel's final and fatal apostasy that resulted in their official judicial hardening by God himself. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. This is one of the most famous chapters in the whole prophecy, but there is this mystery about it, namely, that nobody knows for sure just where it belongs chronologically.