vs. 1-12 - FURTHER GRACIOUS PROMISES MADE TO
BY “THE SERVANT – The close connection with the preceding chapter is
evident. If that then be, in the main, “a soliloquy of the Servant,” this should
be a continuation
of the soliloquy.
v. 1` -
kingdom of the Redeemer.
v. 2 - "and the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness”
What the Gentiles are especially to see and admire is
This may point to those acknowledgments of the purity and excellence of the
early Church which were made by the heathen (Plin., ‘Epist.,’ 10:97), and
which culminated in the saying, “See how these Christians love one another!”
“and thou shalt be called by a new name"
Could it be some unknown title of honor, akin to that mentioned by
Jeremiah, “Jehovah our Righteousness”? (Jeremiah 33:16). “New names”
will be given to individual saints in the heavenly kingdom (Revelation 2:17; 3:12).
v. 3 – God will exhibit
his crown which he holds in his hand.
v. 4 – “and thy land Beulah” – Beulah means married – compare ch. 54:1
v. 5 - "as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice
v. 6 – “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O
never hold their peace day nor night”
It is generally allowed that the “watchers” in Daniel 4:13,17, and 23 are
angels; and the same interpretation best suits the “watchmen” of the
v. 8 - God solemnly binds Himself by an oath to come to the relief of His
people, to restore them to their own land, and to give them the
enjoyment of its fruits in peace. “By His right hand” - God
commonly swears “by Himself” (Genesis 22:16; Isaiah 45:23;
Jeremiah 49:13; 51:14; Amos 6:8), or “by His holiness” (Psalm 89:35;
Amos 4:2). Once He swears “by his great Name” (Jeremiah 44:26),
and once “by the excellency of Jacob” (Amos 8:7). No where
else in Scripture does He swear by "His right hand and arm" -
emblems of His power to act.
v. 9 - What is meant is, that the produce will be consecrated by such
festal means as the Law enjoined (Deuteronomy 14:22-27), and that
then the remainder will be consumed with due thanks and
v. 11 – “His reward is with Him” – compare Jesus’ words in Revelation
22:12-13 – “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with
me, to give to every man according as his work shall be. I am
Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the
v. 12 – “And they shall call them, The holy people, the redeemed of
the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out (a special
object of God’s care”), A city not forsaken” (the very opposite
of her former name – v. 4).
A SPECIAL VALUE IS SET ON THE NAMES OF GOD. The names
of God are significant, and set forth His nature. “El” is “the Great;”
“Shaddai,” “the Strong;” “Jehovah,” “the Alone-existent.” God selected
this last name as that by which He would be especially known to the Jews
(Exodus 3:14), and it became a sort of proper name with them and
their neighbours. It was this name which was not to be taken in vain
(Exodus 20:7). It came to be regarded as so holy that the Jews would
not venture to pronounce it, but substituted the word “Adonai,” or “Lord,”
whenever they read the Scriptures aloud. God Himself is, in fact, in all His
names; and the same reverence is due to them which is due to Him.
Christians are baptized into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Ghost (Matthew 28:19). The Name of the God of Jacob defends them
(Psalm 25:1). The Father keeps them through His Name (John 17:11). They
give thanks to His Name (Hebrews 13:15), fear and glorify His Name
(Revelation 15:4), confess and sing praise unto it (Romans 15:9). Christ’s
Name, through faith in His Name, makes them strong, yea, gives them
perfect soundness in the presence of all (Acts 3:16).
I would like to recommend the book The Names of God by Nathan
Stone. Two of these names are on this web site:
See – Genesis 17 – Names of God – “El-Shaddai” by Nathan Stone
See – Genesis 22 – Names of God – “Jehovah-Jireh” by Nathan Stone
There are many other names in this book – if you can get access – you
will be rewarded for your efforts by the Lord God, Himself!