“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 28, “Woe To Ephraim,” cont’d

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Moral Precept – General Rule, A Fundamental Truth

“Woe To Ephraim,” cont’d, Isaiah 28:5) In That Day Shall The Lord Of Hosts Be For A Crown Of Glory, And For A Diadem (Symbol of Sovereignty) Of Beauty, Unto The Residue Of His People.  6) And For A Spirit Of Judgment To Him That Sitteth In Judgment, And For Strength To Them That Turn The Battle To The Gate (or, Turn Back The Battle).  7) But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way (stagger and are befuddled) through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in Judgment.  Hosea 4:11.  8) For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.  9) Whom shall he teach knowledge?  and whom shall he make to understand Doctrine?  them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.  Jeremiah 6:10.  10) For Precept (Do) must be upon Precept (Do), Precept (Do) upon Precept (Do); Line (Rule) upon Line (Rule), Line (Rule) upon Line (Rule); here a little and there a little:

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v5, In That Day:  For a similar phrase, see 2:12.  The True Crown Of Glory (29:17-24; 30:18-33; 32:1-33:24) stands in contrast to the false one (vv. 1-4).  v6, The Spirit of Justice Will Prevail In The Messianic Age (11:1-5; 42:1-4).  v7, 8, They also refers to the religious leaders, the priest and the prophet.   v9, 10, Will he teach  was spoken by the hardened leaders against Isaiah.  A child was weaned between the ages of three and five, the time for elementary moral education, which is described in v. 10.  

Quest Study Bible – v6, “What battle was fought at the gate?” Isaiah probably meant no specific battle.  Many battles were fought, at least in part, at the gate, usually the most vulnerable part of the wall.  Isaiah may have been looking beyond the wall of Samaria and Jerusalem to a New Beginning When God Would Give Strength To The Surviving Remnant, enabling them to do what Israel and Judah had been unable to do: Resist Evil.  v9-10, “Who was teaching whom?”   Isaiah was quoting what the drunken priests and prophets had said to mock and criticize him.  They argued they were old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.  They mocked Isaiah teaching’s as being too basic and too simplistic.  They thought they knew it all.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v5-15, The Prophet next turns to Judah, whom he calls the residue of his people.  Happy are those alone, who Glory in The lord Of Hosts Himself.  Hence, his people get Wisdom and Strength for every service and  conflict.  But It Is Only In Christ Jesus That The Holy God Communicates With Sinful Man.  And if those that teach are drunk with wine, or intoxicated with false doctrines and notions concerning The Kingdom And Salvation Of The Messiah, they not only err themselves, but lead multitudes astray.  All places where such persons have taught are filled with errors.  For Our Instruction In The Things Of God, It Is Needful That The Same Precept And The Same Line Should Be Often Repeated To Us, That We May The Better Understand Them.  God, By His Word, Calls Us To What Is Really For Our Advantage; The Service Of God Is The Only True Rest For Those Weary Of The Service Of Sin, and there is no refreshment but under The Easy Yoke Of The Lord Jesus.  All this had little effect upon the people.  Those who will not Understand what is plain, but Scorn and Despise It as mean and trifling, are Justly Punished.  If we are at Peace With God, we have, in effect, Made A Covenant With Death; whenever it comes, it cannot do us any real damage, If We Are Christ’s.  But to think of making death our friend, while by sin we are making God Our Enemy, Is Absurd.  And do not they make lies their refuge who trust in their own righteousness, or to a Deathbed Repentance?   which is a resolution to sin no more, when it is no longer in their power to do so.  

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