Isaiah 1

Chapter 1

1:2  Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

Hear, O heavens

The chapter, down to verse 23, states the case of Jehovah against Judah. Chastening, according to Deut. 28., 29., had been visited upon Israel in the land (vs. 5-8), and now the time of expulsion from the land is near. But just here Jehovah renews the promise of the Palestinian Covenant of future restoration and exaltation Isaiah 1:26 Isaiah 1:27 ; 2:1-4 .

1:9  Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

remnant Remnant. See, Isaiah 10:20 ; Romans 11:5 (See Scofield "Romans 11:5")

1:13  Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Bring no more (See Scofield "2 Corinthians 8:1") 1:11-17 .

1:26  And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

thy judges

Under the kingdom the ancient method of administering the theocratic government over Israel is to be restored. Cf. Judges 2:18 ; Matthew 19:28 .

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