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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Isaiah 45:2


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    King James Bible - Isaiah 45:2

    I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

    World English Bible

    "I will go before you, and make the
    rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.

    Douay-Rheims - Isaiah 45:2

    I will go before thee, and will humble the great ones of the earth: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and will burst the
    bars of iron.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut asunder the
    bars of iron:

    Original Hebrew

    אני
    589 לפניך 6440 אלך 1980 והדורים 1921 אושׁר 3474 דלתות 1817 נחושׁה 5154 אשׁבר 7665 ובריחי 1280 ברזל 1270 אגדע׃ 1438

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (2) -
    Isa 13:4-17

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 45:2

    Yo iré delante de ti, y los rodeos enderezaré; quebrantaré puertas de bronce, y cerrojos de hierro haré pedazos;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 45:2

    Verse 2. The
    crooked places "The mountains"] For µyrwdh hodurim, crooked places, a word not easily accounted for in this place, the Septuagint read µyrrh hararim, ta orh, the mountains. Two MSS. have µyrdh hadarim, without the w vau, which is hardly distinguishable from the reading of the Septuagint. The Divine protection that attended Cyrus, and rendered his expedition against Babylon easy and prosperous is finely expressed by God's going before him, and making the mountains level. The image is highly poetical:- At vos, qua veniet, tumidi subsidite montes, Et faciles curvis vallibus este viae.

    OVID, Amor. ii. 16.

    "Let the lofty mountains fall down, and make level paths in the crooked valleys." The gates of brass "The valves of brass"] Abydenus, apud, Euseb. Praep. Evang. ix. 41, says, that the wall of Babylon had brazen gates. And Herodotus, i, 179. more particularly: "In the wall all round there are a hundred gates, all of brass; and so in like manner are the sides and the lintels. " The gates likewise within the city, opening to the river from the several streets, were of brass; as were those also of the temple of Belus. - Herod. i., 180, 181.


    Matthew Henry Commentary
    The deliverance of the
    Jews by Cyrus. (Is. 45:1-4) God calls for obedience to his almighty power. (Is. 45:5-10) The settlement of his people. (Is. 45:11-19) The conversion of the Gentiles. (Is. 45:20-25)

    Is. 45:1-4 Cyrus is called God's anointed; he was designed an qualified for his great service by the counsel of God. The gates of Babylon which led to the river, were left open the night that Cyru marched his army into the empty channel. The Lord went before him giving entrance to the cities he besieged. He gave him also treasures which had been hidden in secret places. The true God was to Cyrus a unknown God; yet God foreknew him; he called him by his name. The exac fulfilment of this must have shown Cyrus that Jehovah was the only tru God, and that it was for the sake of Israel that he was prospered. I all the changes of states and kingdoms, God works out the good of his church.

    Is. 45:5-10 There is no God beside Jehovah. There is nothing don without him. He makes peace, put here for all good; and creates evil not the evil of sin, but the evil of punishment. He is the Author of all that is true, holy, good, or happy; and evil, error, and misery came into the world by his permission, through the wilful apostacy of his creatures, but are restrained and overruled to his righteou purpose. This doctrine is applied, for the comfort of those tha earnestly longed, yet quietly waited, for the redemption of Israel. The redemption of sinners by the Son of God, and the pouring out the Spirit, to give success to the gospel, are chiefly here intended. We must not expect salvation without righteousness; together the Lord hat created them. Let not oppressors oppose God's designs for his people Let not the poor oppressed murmur, as if God dealt unkindly with them Men are but earthen pots; they are broken potsherds, and are very muc made so by mutual contentions. To contend with Him is as senseless a for clay to find fault with the potter. Let us turn God's promises int prayers, beseeching him that salvation may abound among us, and let u rest assured that the Judge of all the earth will do right.

    Is. 45:11-19 Believers may ask in prayer for what they need; if for their good, it will not be withheld. But how common to hear God calle to account for his dealings with man! Cyrus provided for the returnin Jews. Those redeemed by Christ shall be provided for. The restoratio would convince many, and convert some; and all that truly join the Lord, find his service perfect freedom. Though God be his people's God and Saviour, yet sometimes he lays them under his frowns; but let the wait upon the Lord who hides his face. There is a world without end and it will be well or ill with us, according as it shall be with us in that world. The Lord we serve and trust, is God alone. All that God ha said is plain, satisfactory, and just. As God in his word calls us to seek him, so he never denied believing prayers, nor disappointe believing expectations. He gives grace sufficient, and comfort an satisfaction of soul.

    Is. 45:20-25 The nations are exhorted to draw near to Jehovah. Non besides is able to help; he is the Saviour, who can save without the assistance of any, but without whom none can save. If the heart i brought into the obedience of Christ, the knee will cheerfully obey his commands. To Christ men shall come from every nation for blessings; all that hate his cause shall be put to shame, and all believers shal rejoice in him as their Friend and Portion. All must come to him: ma we now come to him as the Lord our Righteousness, walking according to his commandments __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    אני 589 לפניך 6440 אלך 1980 והדורים 1921 אושׁר 3474 דלתות 1817 נחושׁה 5154 אשׁבר 7665 ובריחי 1280 ברזל 1270 אגדע׃ 1438


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