Isaiah 12:4-5

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.

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Isaiah 12:4-5 Meaning and Commentary


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.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Isaiah 10:20
  • 2. Exodus 3:15; Psalms 80:18; Psalms 105:1; Isaiah 24:15; Isaiah 25:1; Isaiah 26:8,13; Hosea 12:5
  • 3. Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 60:3; Jeremiah 10:7; Zephaniah 2:11; Malachi 1:11
  • 4. S Psalms 113:2
  • 5. S Exodus 15:1
  • 6. S Psalms 98:1
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