“I Understand,” Smokie Norful
“Restoration to Israel,” III, Isaiah 49:24) Shall The Prey Be Taken From The Mighty, Or The Lawful Captive Delivered? Matthew 12:29. 25) But Thus Saith The Lord, Even The Captives Of The Mighty Shall Be Taken Away, And The Prey Of The Terrible Shall Be Delivered: For I Will Contend With Him That Contendeth With Thee, And I Will Save Thy Children. 26) And I Will Feed Them That Oppress Thee With Their Own Flesh; And They Shall Be Drunken With Their Own Blood, As With Sweet Wine: AND ALL FLESH SHALL KNOW THAT I THE LORD AM THY SAVIOUR AND THY REDEEMER, THE MIGHTY ONE OF JACOB. Isaiah 43:3. Amen.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v24, 25, Israel asks rhetorically: Shall the prey—captive Israel—be taken from the mighty—Babylon? Apparently Israel expects a negative answer to this question, But The Lord Responds Affirmatively. He Would Contend with the mighty, terrible Babylon (Jeremiah 50:33, 34) And Free His People. v26, oppress: Cannibalism was possible during the horrible famine of a siege (9:20; see Deuteronomy 28:53-57).
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v24-26, We Were Lawful Captives To The Justice Of God, Yet Delivered By A Price Of Unspeakable Value. Here Is An Express Promise: Even The Prey Of The Terrible Shall Be Delivered. We May Here (See) Satan Deprived of his prey, bound and cast into The Pit; And All The Powers That have Combined To Enslave, Persecute, Or Corrupt The Church, Are Destroyed That All The Earth May Know That Our SAVIOUR AND REDEEMER IS JEHOVAH, THE MIGHTY ONE OF JACOB. And Every Effort We Make To Rescue Our Fellow-sinners From The Bondage of Satan, Is, In Some Degree, Helping Forward The Great Change. Amen.