Isaiah 9

Chapter 9

9:3  Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

not Omit, not. Isaiah complains that despite the wickedness of the northern kingdom her afflictions are light, her prosperity great.

9:7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

throne of David

The "throne of David" is a phrase as definite, historic, historically, as "throne of the Caesars," and as little admits of "spiritualizing." Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 . See "Kingdom (O.T.). (See Scofield "Zechariah 12:8") . "Davidic Covenant," See Scofield " 2 Samuel 7:16 ", Acts 15:14-16 .

9:8  The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

Jacob (See Scofield "Genesis 32:28") .

9:12  The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

For all this his anger

See Isaiah 9:17 Isaiah 9:21 ; 5:25 ; 10:4

The context explains. Jehovah's hand is outstretched still because His chastisement is followed by no amendment on the part of Israel.