Isaiah 26

Chapter 26

26:3  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.


(See Scofield "Psalms 2:12")

26:19  Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

thy dead men

Eliminate the supplied words, men, and, together with. "Body" is in the plural, "bodies." Isaiah 26:19-21 with chapter 27., constitute Jehovah's answer to the plaint of Israel, Isaiah 26:11-18 . Verse 19 should read: "Thy dead shall live: my dead bodies shall rise" (i.e. the dead bodies of Jehovah's people). The restoration and re-establishment of Israel as a nation is also spoken of as a resurrection Ezekiel 37:1-11 and many hold that no more than this is meant in Isaiah 26:19 . But since the first resurrection is unto participation in the kingdom Revelation 20:4-6 it seems the better view that both meanings are here.

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