Isaiah 65:15

15 You shall leave your name to 1my chosen 2for a curse, and the Lord GOD will put you to death, but his servants 3he will call by another name.

Isaiah 65:15 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 65:15

And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen
Execrable and abominable to them, as the name of a Jew is to this day, and in all places; for their unbelief and impenitence, for their perfidy and insincerity, for their tricking and covetousness, and other crimes they are addicted to; see ( Jeremiah 24:9 ) : for the Lord God shall slay them;
by the sword of the Romans, and by his judgments, which continue upon them; the Targum says, with the second death; and so Jarchi interprets it of eternal death, which is the just wages of sin: and call his servants by another name;
a new name, as the Septuagint and Arabic versions; the name of the people of God, the Gentiles formerly were not called by; but now all that believe in Christ, whether Jews or Gentiles, are his people; the name of the sons of God, a name better than that of sons and daughters of the greatest potentate; the name which the mouth of the Lord calls, "Hephzibah" and "Beulah", being delighted in by the Lord, and married to him; or rather the name of Christians, first given to the disciples of Christ at Antioch, and ever since continued, ( Acts 11:26 ) .

Isaiah 65:15 In-Context

13 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame;
14 behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart, but you shall cry out for pain of heart and shall wail for breaking of spirit.
15 You shall leave your name to my chosen for a curse, and the Lord GOD will put you to death, but his servants he will call by another name.
16 So that he who blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth, and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.
17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver. 9
  • 2. [Deuteronomy 28:37; Jeremiah 29:22; Zechariah 8:13]
  • 3. Isaiah 62:2
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