SEV Biblia, Chapter 29:13 Dice, pues, el Señor: Porque este pueblo se me sacrifica, y con sus labios me honra, mas su corazón se alejó de mí; y su culto con que me honra fue enseñado por mandamiento de hombres;
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 29:13 Verse 13. The Lord "JEHOVAH"] For ynda Adonai, sixty-three MSS. of Kennicott's, and many of De Rossi's, and four editions, read hwhy Yehovah, and five MSS. add hwhy .
Kimchi makes some just observations on this verse. The vision, meaning the Divine revelation of all the prophets, is a book or letter that is sealed-is not easily understood. This is delivered to one that is learned-instructed in the law. Read this; and he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed; a full proof that he does not wish to know the contents else he would apply to the prophet to get it expiained. See Kimchi on the place.
And their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men "And vain is their fear of me teaching the commandments of men"] I read for yhtw vattehi, whtw vethohu, with the Septuagint, Matt. xv. 9; Mark viii. 7; and for hdmlm melummedah, µydmlm melummedim, with the Chaldee.
Matthew Henry Commentary
Judgements on Jerusalem and on its enemies. (Is. 29:1-8) The senselessness and hypocrisy of the Jews. (Is. 29:9-16) The conversio of the Gentiles, and future blessings for the Jews. (Is. 29:17-24)
Is. 29:1-8 Ariel may signify the altar of burnt-offerings. Le Jerusalem know that outward religious services will not make men fre from judgements. Hypocrites never can please God, nor make their peac with him. God had often and long, by a host of angels, encamped roun about Jerusalem for protection and deliverance; but now he fough against it. Proud looks and proud language shall be brought down by humbling providences. The destruction of Jerusalem's enemies i foretold. The army of Sennacherib went as a dream; and thus the multitudes, that through successive ages fight against God's altar an worship, shall fall. Speedily will sinners awake from their soothin dreams in the pains of hell.
Is. 29:9-16 The security of sinners in sinful ways, is cause for lamentation and wonder. The learned men, through prejudice, said tha the Divine prophecies were obscure; and the poor urged their want of learning. The Bible is a sealed book to every man, learned of unlearned, till he begins to study it with a simple heart and teachable spirit, that he may thence learn the truth and the will of God. To worship God, is to approach him. And if the heart be full of his love and fear, out of the abundance of it the mouth will speak; but there are many whose religion is lip-labour only. When they pretend to be speaking to God, they are thinking of a thousand foolish things They worship the God of Israel according to their own devices. Number are only formal in worship. And their religion is only to comply with custom, and to serve their own interest. But the wanderings of mind and defects in devotion, which are the believer's burden, are very different from the withdrawing of the heart from God, so severel blamed. And those who make religion no more than a pretence, to serve turn, deceive themselves. And as those that quarrel with God, so thos that think to conceal themselves from him, in effect charge him with folly. But all their perverse conduct shall be entirely done away.
Is. 29:17-24 The wonderful change here foretold, may refer to the affairs of Judah, though it looks further. When a great harvest of souls was gathered to Christ from among the Gentiles, then the wilderness was turned into a fruitful field; and the Jewish church that had long been a fruitful field, became as a deserted forest. Thos who, when in trouble, can truly rejoice in God, shall soon have caus greatly to rejoice in him. The grace of meekness contributes to the increase of our holy joy. The enemies who were powerful shall becom mean and weak. To complete the repose of God's people, the scorners a home shall be cut off by judgements. All are apt to speak unadvisedly and to mistake what they hear, but it is very unfair to make a man a offender for a word. They did all they could to bring those int trouble who told them of their faults. But He that redeemed Abraham ou of his snares and troubles, will redeem those who are, by faith, his true seed, out of theirs. It will be the greatest comfort to godl parents to see their children renewed creatures, the work of God' grace. May those who now err in spirit, and murmur against the truth come to understanding, and learn true doctrine. The Spirit of trut shall set right their mistakes, and lead them into all truth. Thi should encourage us to pray for those that have erred, and ar deceived. All who murmured at the truths of God, as hard sayings, shal learn and be aware what God designed in all. See the change religio produces in the hearts of men, and the peace and pleasure of a humbl and devout spirit __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 אדני 136 יען 3282 כי 3588 נגשׁ 5066 העם 5971 הזה 2088 בפיו 6310 ובשׂפתיו 8193 כבדוני 3513 ולבו 3820 רחק 7368 ממני 4480 ותהי 1961 יראתם 3373 אתי 853 מצות 4687 אנשׁים 376 מלמדה׃ 3925