Isaiah 41:9

9 You whom I have 1taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its 2remotest parts And said to you, 'You are 3My servant, I have 4chosen you and not rejected you.

Isaiah 41:9 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 41:9

Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth
Meaning not Abraham, nor his natural seed; but such who believed in Christ, who dwelt in the furthest parts of the earth, to whom the Gospel came, and by which they were laid hold upon, and apprehended by Christ as his own: and called thee from the chief men thereof;
from among the great men of the earth, out of their families, courts, and palaces: or rather called them by grace, when such personages were passed by and left; not many noble, not many mighty, being called in those times, ( 1 Corinthians 1:26 ) : and said unto thee, thou art my servant;
and not only called them by the name, but made them such in reality: adding, I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away;
nor does the Lord cast away any whom he has chosen and foreknown; and therefore being thus dear to God, as all the above titles and acts of grace show, and being secured by him from perishing or being eternally lost, this should encourage them to suffer persecution patiently for his name's sake, and not be afraid of any of their enemies, as follows.

Isaiah 41:9 In-Context

7 So the craftsman encourages the smelter, And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil, Saying of the soldering, "It is good "; And he fastens it with nails, So that it will not totter.
8 "But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, 'You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you.
10 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
11 "Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Isaiah 11:11
  • 2. Isaiah 43:5-7
  • 3. Isaiah 42:1; Isaiah 44:1
  • 4. Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Psalms 135:4

Footnotes 1

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