Notes on Isaiah. Chapter 30

Isaiah 30  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
3. We find here details. They seek for help from Egypt in that day, when "in returning and quietness" should have been their strength; therefore the Lord would leave them to the strength of their enemies. But He will wait till they have tasted all this, and then be gracious Himself, for the destruction of the Assyrian shall be the joy of a Remnant. Tophet is also prepared for the king.
12. "This word" refers, I suppose, to verses 6 and 7.
18. Compare chapters 8:17, and 18:4. Indeed it is the whole history as chapter 6, and originally at Sinai; Ex. 33:1919And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. (Exodus 33:19). God must retreat into His own sovereignty to spare, though He punish according to our responsibility in government or in righteousness. And faith, founded on righteousness, waits for Him-or even in hope through grace, where divine righteousness is not yet known.
20. It would seem from this verse (of those chapters which enter into the detail of Israel in the latter day) that though fed and nourished with affliction, yet they shall leave their teachers, in spite of all who shall guide them in the way.
28. "Peoples."
33. "For the king also it is prepared." "The king" is mentioned three times in prophecy; here, in chapter 57: 9, and in Daniel