Heavenly Father, thank You for Your never-failing goodness and Your promise of peace and righteousness.. in Christ Jesus my Lord. AS A RELIGIOUS DUTY. Both picture resting one’s whole weight on some person or thing beyond one’s self, but dependence pictures the weight as hanging from and upheld by a fixed point above, and reliance pictures it as reposing on and upheld by a fixed point beneath; and each sets forth in graphic fashion the act of the soul which Old and New Testament alike regard as the condition of vital union with God. We find here the same singular appellation which occurs in one of the Psalms, where we read of God as “riding in the Heavens by His name Jah.” So here the name appears as “Jah, Jehovah”--the former name being, as I suppose, the abbreviated form of the latter, and the purpose of employing both being to call attention emphatically to the name and what it means. It implies an acquiescence or submission to the will of God, whatever it may be--trusting in Him, assured that He is doing, and will do, what is right. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-26.html. DD. Commentary on Isaiah 25:1-5 (Read Isaiah 25:1-5 ) However this might show the deliverance of the Jews out of captivity, it looked further, to the praises that should be offered up to God for Christ's victories over our spiritual enemies, and the comforts he has provided for all believers. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Let me remark, too, that we ought to trust God for everything, as well as with everything. Isaiah 26:4 Context. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 4. In Isaiah 26 we see the prophet rehearsing a song of trust in the provision of God â he sings of how God will restore Israel, who will once again walk in righteousness and peace. ge han hoped in the Lord fro the everlastinge worldis. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. 2. Will Judah commit her security to the nations or to God?" Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Cancel. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Isaiah chapter 26:3 through chapter 26:4... Isaiah Chapter 26. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. We are called to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to lean upon our own understanding, because the Lord our God is our everlasting Rock - He is our Fortress in times of trouble and He is our exceedingly great reward. A cry goes forth again, as if from heaven, exhorting Israel to continue in this mind. I. (J. Dixon, D. D.). Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Thus ought faith to rise above the world by continual advances; for neither the truth, nor the justice, nor the goodness of God, is temporary and fading, but God continues always to be like himself. To trust in God is to be unbottomed of thyself and of every creature, and so to lean upon God, that if he fail thee thou sinkest. And it was at Calvary that righteousness and peace kissed each other, in Christ - for without righteousness there can be no peace and without peace there is no righteousness. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:4". 1874-1909. We read here, “Trust in the Lord forever.” This revolves both time and circumstances. See App-92. An unchanging God ought to secure an unchanging trust. 1905. The text tells us, “For in the Lord Jehovah there is everlasting strength”; or, “The Lord Jehovah is the Rock of Ages.” The encouragement, therefore, is based on the everlasting strength of God. In other words, trust is reliance. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 26:4". What Does Isaiah 26:3 Mean? 29. He also reminded them that God will judge their enemies and preserve His people in the land that He promised to their forefather - to Abraham and his seed forever. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". In verse 3 of Isaiah 26, we find a promise of what is described as âperfect peaceâ to those whoâve put their trust in God, and then in verse 4, we are called into that same trust and told the reason why God is worthy of that trust. III. (157) We ought to attend to the reason which is here assigned, namely, that as the power of God, which is the object of faith, is perpetual, so faith ought to be extended so as to be equally perpetual. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/isaiah-26.html. But in faith or trust we hang on God in that other sense too. God, in our view, either in His wisdom, power, grace, love, or fidelity, must always be the object of religions trust and confidence; and I think it will be found that all these great qualities and perfections in God are peculiarly exercised for the benefit and happiness of believers. Let us not classify events, and consider some little and some great, some to be reposed on God and others not. BibliographyTrapp, John. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. So, in this hanging upon God, there is the consciousness of utter emptiness in myself and of my need of receiving all that I can have or want from His full hand. In the Lord Yahweh (is) everlasting strength - Hebrew, tsuwr (Hebrew #6697) `owlaamiym (Hebrew #5769), the rock of ages. Trusting in the Lord. For in Jah Jehovah is the strength of ages. And that rock was Christ. We are not only consciously dependent upon Him, as conscious of our emptiness and of His fulness, but we depend upon Him, as being calmly and completely certain of Him and of His being and doing all that we need. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/isaiah-26.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/isaiah-26.html. In the Word of the Lord for ever and ever, as the Targum again; that is, at all times, in every state and condition, in times of affliction, temptation, and darkness; for he will support under, and in his own time deliver out of every trouble, and cause all things to work to gether for good; and trust in him always, for everything, for all temporal blessings, and for all spiritual ones, and for eternal life and happiness; for he has them, has promised them, and will give them: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength; Christ is the Lord JEHOVAH, which is, and was, and is to come, self-existent, eternal, and immutable; and in him is strength, as well as righteousness for his people; and that for everything it is wanted for, to bear up under temptations and afflictions, to withstand every spiritual enemy, to exercise every grace, and discharge every duty: and this strength is everlasting; it always continues in him, and is always to be had from him; he is the "eternal" God, who is the refuge of his people, and his "arms" of power and might "underneath" them are "everlasting": the words may be rendered, "for in Jah" is "Jehovah, the Rock of ages"F17ביה יהוה צור עולמים "in Jah est Jehovah, rupes saeculorum". Reference to Pentateuch (Deuteronomy 32:4, Deuteronomy 32:18, Deuteronomy 32:30, same word as here). Besides, it would have been vain to say that our peace is in the hand of God, and that he is our faithful guardian, if we had not been taught and instructed on this subject, and at the same time urged by exhortations. Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. Is your aim in seeking out Godâs will to be reliant on God? "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". What is the secret of this marvellous resistance and endurance? III. Perhaps the best passage I can give you upon this subject will be that which contains the character given of Hezekiah. The more the mind is brought under the illumination of the Spirit and the Word of God--the more we are in the habit of connecting time with eternity, taking a large and extended view of both--the more we consult the nature of Divine providence, as developed in the history of His ancient people, in every age of the world, and the manner of His dealings with them--the better we become acquainted with the nature and spirit of His own work, the work of religion in the human heart, and, certainly, the more confidence we shall be enabled to exercise in God. 1865-1868. Well, they consider b'yah in the text as meaning "with Yod-Hey" instead of referring to the Name Yah. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. (5-11) His people exhorted to wait upon Him. I. - Old Ms. Bible. His presence is an unmoving place of refuge and protection from the elements and from all enemies. Trust in the LORD from this time forward, even in Yah, the LORD, an enduring protector! Isaiah 26:4 You Keep Him in Perfect Peace 4 Trust in the LORD forever, e For in YAH, the LORD, is 1 everlasting strength. The same annual revolution brings summer and winter. 2. Within the text of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah himself is referred to as "the prophet", but the exact relationship between the Book of Isaiah and any such historical Isaiah is complicated. 3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.. 4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: â¦ Faith is the outcome of reason. For in the Lord Jehovah - ‹This is one of the four places where our translators have retained the original word Yahweh (compare Exodus 6:3; Psalm 133:1-3:18; the notes at Isaiah 12:2). “Hang confidently on Jehovah for ever: for in Jah, Jehovah, is an everlasting rock.” The combination Jah Jehovah is only met with here and in Isaiah 12:2. "Commentary on Isaiah 26:4". “In the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength,” or “the Rock of Ages.” The expression that is here employed, the singular reduplication of the name, which only occurs in one other place in Scripture, is no doubt intended to emphasise the idea that underlies the name. 2012. He therefore does not enjoin them merely to trust in the Lord, but to remain steadfastly in trust and confidence to the end. Isaiah 26:4 - Confidate in perpetuo nellâEterno, poiché lâEterno, sì lâEterno, è la roccia dei secoli. And this doctrine has a wider application, for it bids us truly believe that we ought to contemplate the nature of God; for, as soon as we turn aside from beholding it, nothing is seen but what is fleeting, and then we immediately faint. Maurer translates, “For JAH (the eternal unchangeable One, Exodus 3:14) is Jehovah, the rock of ages” (compare Isaiah 45:17; Deuteronomy 32:15; 1 Samuel 2:2). Notice, again, in the description of the duty set before us in the text, that it is to endure forever. The stem of this plant is less than an inch through; yet it grows and thrives and holds its own against the fierce smitings and pressures of breakers which no masses of rock, however hard, could long withstand. Dependence and reliance are both metaphors. [Note: Oswalt, p472.]. The unchangeable promise and covenant of the Lord are the walls of the church of God. According to Isaiah 25:6, we might say that this great feast takes place on earth, nâ¦ II. Et quia in aeternum non mutat aut nutat ergapios, lieet montes et colles nutent [Isaiah 54:10] The name of the Lord is a strong tower; [Proverbs 18:10] a munition of rocks; [Isaiah 33:16] rocks so deep no pioneer can undermine them; so thick, no cannon can pierce them; so high, no ladder can scale them. John Trapp Complete Commentary. The Bible says in Isaiah 26:3-4, â Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever - The sense is, ‹Let your confidence in God on no occasion fail. On this combination, see note at Isaiah 12:2. Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in. “Trust ye in the Lord forever.” It is a commandment and a promise. Thoughts on today's verse: In daily life, we'll run into heavy weather at any moment. 1. Is everlasting strength.] The former acknowledges inferiority, takes a position of receptivity, and recognises that from another, who is conceived as being above us, there flow down upon us all good things, strengths, and graces that we may require. Isaiah urged everyone to trust in the Lord as a way of life, not just in a saving act of faith, because Yahweh, even Yahweh, is the very essence of what an everlasting rock should be (cf. 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