Isaiah 41:11

11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive[a] with thee shall perish.

Isaiah 41:11 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 41:11

Behold, all they that were incensed against thee
For rejecting their idols, and idol worship; for receiving the Gospel, and professing it: shall be ashamed and confounded;
their idols not being able to help them, nor they to defend the worship of them: the same is said with respect to Christ, ( Isaiah 45:24 ) : they shall be as nothing, and they that strive with thee shall perish;
or, "the men of thy strife" F15; all shall come to nothing, and utterly perish, as to their persons, substance, power, and dignity; as did the Roman emperors, the persecutors of God's people.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (Kbyr yvna) "viri litis tuae", Montanus; "rixae tuae", Vatablus.

Isaiah 41:11 In-Context

9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. they that strive...: Heb. the men of thy strife