Isaiah 41:3

3 He pursues them and passes on safely, scarcely touching the path with his feet.

Isaiah 41:3 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 41:3

He pursued them, and passed safely.
&c.] Went on in his work, pursued his great design in subduing the souls of men, and bringing them to the obedience of Christ; and though he had so many enemies, he "passed on safely"; God did not suffer them to set upon him, to do him any harm, even though he was exposed to perils by sea and land, by thieves and robbers, by his own countrymen and Heathens, in city and country, and even by false brethren; see ( Acts 18:10 ) ( 2 Corinthians 11:26 ) , it is in the future tense, "he shall pursue them, he shall pass safely" F9; or in peace: even by the way that he had not gone with his feet;
travelling in foreign parts, in distant countries, in tracks of land unknown unto him; where he had never been before, even from Jerusalem round about to Illyricum, fully preaching the Gospel of Christ, ( Romans 15:19 ) .


F9 (Mpdry) "persequetur", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus; "transibit", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus.

Isaiah 41:3 In-Context

1 Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.
2 Who has roused a victor from the east, summoned him to his service? He delivers up nations to him, and tramples kings under foot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow.
3 He pursues them and passes on safely, scarcely touching the path with his feet.
4 Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, am first, and will be with the last.
5 The coastlands have seen and are afraid, the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come.
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