SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:1 ¬∂ Y echarŠn mano de un hombre siete mujeres en aquel tiempo, diciendo: Nosotras comeremos de nuestro pan, y nos vestiremos de nuestras ropas; solamente sea llamado tu nombre sobre nosotras, quita nuestro oprobio.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 4:1 Verse 1. And seven women] The division of the chapters has interrupted the prophet's discourse, and broken it off almost in the midst of the sentence. "The numbers slain in battle shall be so great, that seven women shall be left to one man." The prophet has described the greatness of this distress by images and adjuncts the most expressive and forcible. The young women, contrary to their natural modesty, shall become suitors to the men: they will take hold of them, and use the most pressing importunity to be married. In spite of the natural suggestions of jealousy, they will be content with a share only of the rights of marriage in common with several others; and that on hard conditions, renouncing the legal demands of the wife on the husband, (see Exod. xxi. 10,) and begging only the name and credit of wedlock, and to be freed from the reproach of celibacy. See chap. liv. 4, 5. Like Marcia, on a different occasion, and in other circumstances:- Da tantum nomen inane Connubii: liceat tumulo scripsisse, Catonis Marcia.
LUCAN, ii. 342.
"This happened," says Kimchi, "in the days of Ahaz, when Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judea one hundred and twenty thousand men in one day; see2 Chron. xviii. 6. The widows which were left were so numerous that the prophet said, 'They are multiplied beyond the sand of the sea,'" Jer. xv. 8.
In that day] These words are omitted in the Septuagint, and MSS.
Matthew Henry Commentary The havoc occasioned by war. (Is. 4:1) The times of the Messiah. (Is 4:2-6)
Is. 4:1 This first verse belongs to the third chapter. When the troubles should come upon the land, as the unmarried state was deeme reproachful among the Jews, these women would act contrary to commo usage, and seek husbands for themselves.
Is. 4:2-6 Not only the setting forth Christ's kingdom in the times of the apostles, but its enlargement by gathering the dispersed Jews int the church, is foretold. Christ is called the Branch of the Lord, being planted by his power, and flourishing to his praise. The gospel is the fruit of the Branch of the Lord; all the graces and comforts of the gospel spring from Christ. It is called the fruit of the earth, becaus it sprang up in this world, and was suited for the present state. I will be good evidence that we are distinguished from those merel called Israel, if we are brought to see all beauty in Christ, an holiness. As a type of this blessed day, Jerusalem should agai flourish as a branch, and be blessed with the fruits of the earth. God will keep for himself a holy seed. When most of those that have a plac and a name in Zion, and in Jerusalem, shall be cut off by their unbelief, some shall be left. Those only that are holy shall be left when the Son of man shall gather out of his kingdom every thing whic offends. By the judgment of God's providence, sinners were destroye and consumed; but by the Spirit of grace they are reformed an converted. The Spirit herein acts as a Spirit of judgment, enlightenin the mind, convincing the conscience; also as a Spirit of burning quickening and strengthening the affections, and making men zealousl affected in a good work. An ardent love to Christ and souls, and zea against sin, will carry men on with resolution in endeavours to tur away ungodliness from Jacob. Every affliction serves believers as furnace, to purify them from dross; and the convincing, enlightening and powerful influences of the Holy Spirit, gradually root out their lusts, and render them holy as He is holy. God will protect his church and all that belong to it. Gospel truths and ordinances are the glor of the church. Grace in the soul is the glory of it; and those tha have it are kept by the power of God. But only those who are weary wil seek rest; only those who are convinced that a storm is approaching will look for shelter. Affected with a deep sense of the Divin displeasure, to which we are exposed by sin, let us at once have recourse to Jesus Christ, and thankfully accept the refuge he affords __________________________________________________________________
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