Sin may be attended with the gratifications of bad passions, but in the act of sinning, as such, there can be no substantial happiness. And if God delivers his people, he cannot be at a loss for instruments to be employed. If their sins had not turned them away, their peace should have been always flowing and abundant. The wicked, as a matter of sober truth and verity, have no permanent and substantial peace and joy. To Nebuchadnezzar and his seed, says Jarchi; to the Babylonians, The other … refused to go out of Babylon, and the land of Chaldea, when they “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”. They have no solid, substantial, elevated peace in the business or the pleasures of life. But there was great need why he should say this to the ungodly Jews, because they were exceeding prone to cry, Peace, peace to themselves, when there was no solid ground of peace; and they confidently expected a share in this great deliverance. Gospel, and putting it away from them, they judged themselves They have no peace of conscience; no deep and abiding conviction that they are right. consequence of which was, they had no peace, no outward (a) Thus he speaks that the wicked hypocrites should not abuse God's promise, in whom was neither faith nor repentance, as in Isa 57:21, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The wicked, as a matter of sober truth and verity, have no permanent and substantial peace and joy. Isaiah 48:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Isaiah 48:2, NIV: "you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city and claim to rely on the God of Israel-- the LORD Almighty is his name:" Isaiah 48:2, ESV: "For they call themselves after the holy city, and stay themselves on the God of Israel; the LORD of hosts is his name." This chapter can easily be divided into three sections: verses 1-3 form the assurance of the LORD’s help, verses 4-9 are the third Servant Song, and verses 10-11 the final exhortation. There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked. 6. Commentary on Isaiah 48:16-22 (Read Isaiah 48:16-22) The Holy Spirit qualifies for service; and those may speak boldly, whom God and his Spirit send. “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”. All rights reserved. ) ( Acts The unbelieving and ungodly Jews, of whom these very words are used again, Isaiah 57:21, and to whom such a denunciation as this was far more proper and necessary, at least in this place, than to the Babylonians; for he had already said far more and worse things than this concerning them, having again and again declared that Babylon should be destroyed, in order to this deliverance of God’s people out of it. They probably formed connections there, amassed wealth, and refused to attend those who returned to Judea to rebuild the temple. But whatever changes take place, the Lord warned impenitent sinners that no good would come to them; that inward anguish and outward trouble, which spring from guilt and from the Divine wrath, must be their portion for ever.Barnes' Notes on the BibleThere is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked - This verse contains a sentiment whose truth no one can doubt. Whom God redeems, he teaches; he teaches to profit by affliction, and then makes them partakers of his holiness. prosperity, but all the reverse; their nation, city, and temple, You claim to worship me, the Lord God of Israel, but you are lying. This world can furnish no such joys as are derived from the hope of a life to come. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The Babylonians, who well deserved that title; who shall be destroyed, when God’s Israel shall be delivered: or rather, 2. They have no peace on a deathbed. The word peace is used in the Scriptures in all these senses (see the note at Isaiah 48:18). There may be the appearance of joy, and there may be temporary prosperity. Bible commentary on the Book of Isaiah, chapter 48, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. Matthew Poole's Commentary God having in the next foregoing verses foretold, that peace and blessed deliverance which he would certainly give to his servant Jacob, Isaiah 48:20, he here adds an explication and limitation of this mercy, and declareth that wicked men should not enjoy the benefit of this mercy; where, by the wicked, he means either, 1. ISAIAH 48:22. by The Israel Bible | Mar 7, 2019 | Uncategorized. 2 For they call themselves after the holy city, g and stay themselves on the God of Israel; the Lord of hosts is his name. God did not afflict them willingly. This, therefore, was a very seasonable caution to the Jews in Babylon, to take heed to themselves, and prepare for this mercy. There is often in these circumstances the reverse of peace. happiness; for blaspheming and contradicting the word of the How natural was it in view of these blessings to say, that the wicked had no such comfort, and in general, that there was no peace to them of any kind, or from any quarter. Isaiah 48:22. of "A sinner can have no peace at the judgment bar of God; he can have no peace in hell." The sentiment holds good also as to all wicked men (Job 15:20-25, 31-34). In Releasing Judah from Captivity, 40:1-11 B. Whom God redeems, he teaches; he teaches to profit by affliction, and then makes them partakers of his holiness. 48. prosperity, being conquered by Cyrus, and their monarchy Spiritual enjoyments are ever joined with holiness of life and regard to God's will. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. 2. Isaiah 48:22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked." Isaiah 48. Or,2. 1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, d who are called by the name of Israel, and e who came from the waters of Judah, f who swear by the name of the Lord and confess the God of Israel, but not in truth or right. In all the future world there is no place where he can find repose; and whatever this life may be, even if it be a life of prosperity and external comfort, yet to him there will be no prosperity in the future world, and no external or internal peace there. All the blessings just mentioned (Isa 48:21) belong only to the godly, not to the wicked. Sin may be attended with the gratifications of bad passions, but in the act of sinning, as such, there can be no substantial happiness.2. ... 48:22 (22) READING CYCLE THREE (see "Bible Interpretation Seminar") FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR'S INTENT AT PARAGRAPH LEVEL. 4. Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord. Jump to: Bible ... as is enjoyed by those who fear and love God. Gill's Exposition of the Entire BibleThere is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked,.... To Nebuchadnezzar and his seed, says Jarchi; to the Babylonians, say Aben Ezra and Kimchi; who enjoyed no more peace and prosperity, being conquered by Cyrus, and their monarchy dissolved, and put an end to: but rather this is to be understood of the wicked among the Jews; which sense Aben Ezra mentions, though he prefers the former; and either those are meant, who refused to go out of Babylon, and the land of Chaldea, when they might, but continued among an idolatrous people, and therefore are threatened with want of peace and prosperity; or rather the Jews in the times of Christ and his apostles, who disbelieved the Messiah, despised his Gospel, and rejected his ordinances; the consequence of which was, they had no peace, no outward prosperity, but all the reverse; their nation, city, and temple, were destroyed, and they carried captive, and scattered up and down in the world; nor any inward spiritual peace, nor eternal happiness; for blaspheming and contradicting the word of the Gospel, and putting it away from them, they judged themselves unworthy of everlasting life; and the apostles were bid to turn from them to the Gentiles, and preach the Gospel to them; hence the next chapter begins, listen, O isles, unto me, &c.; see Luke 19:4. But that is not peace, anymore than sterility is fruitfulness; or than death is life; or than the frost of winter is the verdure of spring; or than a desert is a fruitful field. 13:45-47 ) . They have none:1. There is not only no positive peace, but there is the opposite. Also, by his grace he leads them in the way of duty; and by his … (a) Thus he speaks that the wicked hypocrites should not abuse God's promise, in whom was neither faith nor repentance, as in Isa 57:21. The question raised by the commentaries is whether or not these sections belong together as a flowing argument. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary22. There may be stupidity, callousness, insensibility, freedom from much pain or alarm. They probably formed connections there, amassed wealth, and refused to attend those who returned to Judea to rebuild the temple. They have no solid, substantial, elevated peace in the business or the pleasures of life. This sentiment occurs not unfrequently in Isaiah. " Isaiah 57:20 "But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt." In the act of wickedness. This world can furnish no such joys as are derived from the hope of a life to come. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn WhatsApp Email. Of the truth of the declaration here there can be no doubt; but it is not perfectly apparent why it is introduced here. It may have been uttered in view of the fact that many of their countrymen may have chosen to remain in Babylon when they returned to their own land. Whatever was the reason why it was used here, it contains a most important truth which demands the attention of all people. There is no peace unto the wicked — God having, in the foregoing verses, foretold that blessed deliverance which he would give to his servant Jacob, (Isaiah 48:20,) here adds an explication and limitation of the blessing, and declares that wicked men should not enjoy the benefit of this mercy. 24 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O My people, who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian. Isaiah, one of the greatest of the prophets, appeared at a critical moment in Israel’s history. It may have been uttered in view of the fact that many of their countrymen may have chosen to remain in Babylon when they returned to their own land. "A sinner can have no peace at the judgment bar of God; he can have no peace in hell." Each of us must walk in the light we have. Isaiah 48 - Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, [but] not in truth, nor in righteousness. This is to be applied to Christ. dissolved, and put an end to: but rather this is to be understood There is often in these circumstances the reverse of peace. But that is not peace, anymore than sterility is fruitfulness; or than death is life; or than the frost of winter is the verdure of spring; or than a desert is a fruitful field.5. Because they have no part in the righteousness and favour of God, which is not obtained without faith, reverence for the divine word, and an humble obedience to the divine commands.” Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary48:16-22 The Holy Spirit qualifies for service; and those may speak boldly, whom God and his Spirit send. Or. though he prefers the former; and either those are meant, who 15 Watts and Watts, “ACT VIII: Cyrus, the Lord’s Anointed(44:24-48:22),” 147. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked - See below, note on Isaiah 57:21; (note). 1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the a waters of Judah, which b swear by the name of the Lord, and make c mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.. 2 For they call themselves of the a holy city, and b stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The Lord of hosts is his name. This therefore was a very seasonable caution to the Jews in Babylon to take heed to themselves, and to prepare for this mercy, and to purify themselves from ali wickedness; because those of them who should either wickedly tarry in Babylon, when God invited and required them to go out of it, and when their godly brethren returned to their own land, and to the place of God’s worship; or continue in wickedness, when they were restored to their own country; should not enjoy that tranquillity and comfort which they promised to themselves. There is every probability that his mind will be often filled with alarm, and that his deathbed will be one of despair.6. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. (Isaiah 48:22), (Isaiah 57:21), (Isaiah 59:7-9), (Romans 3:15-17), (Jeremiah 12:12), (Ezekiel 7:25) <<<<< <<<<< 1. It seems to me that the unit does work; moreover, even if they were originally different pieces they have been placed together in this section because their themes go together. Isaiah 48:22 Context. Prepare your messages on God's Word in Isaiah with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series. It is probably a part of the song with which they would celebrate their return; and it may have been used for one of the following reasons:1. Adam Clarke Bible Commentary. The wicked will be purged out before the kingdom of peace is established (Zech. Isaiah 48:22 " 'There is no peace,' says the Lord, 'for the wicked.' Isaiah 48:22. So we can see that Isaiah also uses this meaning at Isa. There is no peace unto the wicked — God having, in the foregoing verses, foretold that blessed deliverance which he would give to his servant Jacob, ( Isaiah 48:20 ,) here adds an explication and limitation of the blessing, and declares that wicked men should not enjoy the benefit of this mercy. We find this same meaning at Acts 7:55 (where the glory was seen), Luke 2:9 (where the glory `shone' all around them). ISAIAH 48:22. But there is no abiding, substantial, permanent happiness, such as is enjoyed by those who fear and love God. He was sent, and he had the Spirit without measure. might, but continued among an idolatrous people, and therefore “No peace … unto the wicked”: Not every Israelite will enjoy the Lord’s salvation but only the faithful remnant who have turned from their wicked ways. down in the world; nor any inward spiritual peace, nor eternal Isaiah 48:22 "[There is] no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked." Repeated (Isa 57:21). This is applicable to the grace laid up for us in Jesus Christ, from whom all good flows to us, as the water to Israel out of the rock, for that Rock was Christ. This is to be applied to Christ. The Lord Corrects His People. Those whom God designs to bring home to himself, he will take care of, that they want not for their journey. And the necessity of this commination appears from the event; for the Jews that returned to Canaan did, for the most part, relapse to many of their former sins, and therefore fell short of that peace and prosperity which otherwise they might have enjoyed. There is not only no positive peace, but there is the opposite. (meaning unending, I think) And "the wicked" you refer to would be those who do not follow God, rather their own desires. say Aben Ezra and Kimchi; who enjoyed no more peace and To the transgressor of the laws of God there can be no permanent peace, enjoyment, or prosperity. There is no situation in life or death, where the sinner can certainly calculate on peace, or where he will be sure to find it. Jews in the times of Christ and his apostles, who disbelieved the And by the wicked, he means the unbelieving and ungodly Jews; of whom these very words are used again, (Isaiah 57:21,) and for whom such a denunciation was very proper and necessary, because they were exceeding prone to cry, Peace, Peace, to themselves, when there was no solid ground of peace. 14 Young, The New International Commentary of the Old Testament: The Book of Isaiah, III:197. Some expositors prefer to work only with ver… The word peace is used in the Scriptures in all these senses (see the note at Isaiah 48:18). (Isaiah 10:23-25) “23 For the Lord God of hosts Will make a determined end In the midst of all the land. It is repeated in Isaiah 57:21; and in Isaiah 57:20, he says that 'the wicked are like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.' The spiritual blessings of redemption, and the rescue of the church from antichristian tyranny, are here pointed to. “Perfect peace … trusteth in thee”: A fixed disposition of trust in the Lord brings a peace that the wicked can never know (48:22; 57:21). There is no peace, saith the LORD concerning the wicked. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 60:1-3 where "shine," "light," "brightness" are used in conjunction with God's "glory" and that glory (`kaw-bode' in the Hebrew) will be seen. 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