Isaiah 44:1-3

Israel the Chosen

1 “But now listen, Jacob, my servant, Israel, whom I have chosen.
2 This is what the LORD says— he who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be afraid, Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun,[a] whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.

Isaiah 44:1-3 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter the Lord comforts his people with the promise of the effusion of his Spirit, and the blessings of his grace upon them; the consequence of which would be fruitfulness in them, and the conversion of others, who should profess themselves the Lord's people, Isa 44:1-5, he proves his deity in opposition to all false gods from his eternity, omniscience, and foretelling future events, Isa 44:6-8, exposes the stupidity of idol makers and the worshippers of them, Isa 44:9-20, makes gracious promises of the remembrance of his people, the remission of their sins, and their redemption by Christ, Isa 44:21-23, of which redemption from Babylon was a type; and of that assurance is given, from the Lord's creating all things by his power; from his frustrating and infatuating diviners and wise men; from his fulfilling his predictions delivered by his prophets; and from his mentioning by name the instrument of their redemption, Cyrus, Isa 44:24-28, which makes way for a particular prophecy concerning him in the next chapter.

Cross References 13

  • 1. ver 21; Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 46:27-28
  • 2. S Genesis 16:11; S Isaiah 14:1
  • 3. ver 21; S Psalms 149:2
  • 4. S Genesis 2:7; S Psalms 139:13; S Isaiah 27:11
  • 5. S Isaiah 41:10
  • 6. S Isaiah 43:5
  • 7. Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 46:27
  • 8. S Numbers 23:21; S Deuteronomy 32:15
  • 9. Joel 3:18; John 4:10
  • 10. S Proverbs 9:5; S Isaiah 32:2; S Isaiah 35:7
  • 11. S Isaiah 11:2; Ezekiel 36:27; Joel 2:28; S Mark 1:8; S Acts 2:17
  • 12. Malachi 3:10
  • 13. Isaiah 61:9; Isaiah 65:23

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. "Jeshurun" means "the upright one" , that is, Israel.
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