Isaiah 12:1-3

Songs of Praise

1 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense[a] ; he has become my salvation.”
3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 12:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH 12

This chapter contains a song of praise and thanksgiving for redemption and salvation by Christ, of which the preceding chapter Isa 11:1-16 is a famous prophecy. It begins with an account of the church's former uncomfortable and now comfortable state and condition, Isa 12:1 the foundation of whose comfort was Christ her salvation and strength, and so her song, which engaged her trust, and dispelled her fears, Isa 12:2 hence encouragement to others to apply to the fulness of Christ for grace, and fresh supplies of it, to be had with joy, Isa 12:3 and then follow certain mutual exhortations to praise, exalt, and glorify Christ, with reasons enforcing them, Isa 12:4-6.

Isaiah 12:1-3 In-Context

1 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation.”
3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
4 In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.
5 Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.
6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

Cross References 11

  • 1. S Isaiah 10:20
  • 2. Psalms 9:1; Isaiah 25:1
  • 3. S Job 13:16
  • 4. S Psalms 71:21
  • 5. Isaiah 17:10; Isaiah 25:9; Isaiah 33:6; Isaiah 45:17; Isaiah 51:5,6; Isaiah 54:8; Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 62:11
  • 6. S Job 13:15; S Psalms 26:1; S Psalms 112:7; Isaiah 26:3; Daniel 6:23
  • 7. Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 38:11
  • 8. S Psalms 18:1
  • 9. S Exodus 15:2; Psalms 118:14
  • 10. S 2 Kings 3:17; Psalms 36:9; Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13; John 4:10,14
  • 11. Exodus 15:25

Footnotes 1

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