SEV Biblia, Chapter 51:4 Â¶ Estad atentos a mí, pueblo mío, y oídme, nación mía; porque de mí saldrá la ley, y mi juicio descubriré para luz de pueblos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 51:4 Verse 4. By people-O my nation "O ye peoples-O ye nations"] For ym[ ammi, my people, the Bodleian MS. and another read µym[ ammim, ye peoples; and for ymwal leumi, my nation, the Bodleian MS. and eight others, (two of them ancient,) and four of De Rossi's, read µymal leummim, ye nations; and so the Syriac in both words. The difference is very material; for in this case the address is made not to the Jews, but to the Gentiles, as in all reason it ought to be; for this and the two following verses express the call of the Gentiles, the islands, or the distant lands on the coasts of the Mediterranean and other seas. It is also to be observed that God in no other place calls his people ymal leummi, my nation. It has been before remarked that transcribers frequently omitted the final m mem of nouns plural, and supplied it, for brevity's sake, and sometimes for want of room at the end of a line, by a small stroke thus /ym[ ; which mark, being effaced or overlooked, has been the occasion of many mistakes of this kind.
A law shall proceed from me] The new law, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. Kimchi says, "After the war with Gog and Magog the King Messiah will teach the people to walk in the ways of the Lord."
Matthew Henry Commentary
Exhortations to trust the Messiah. (Is. 51:1-3) The power of God, an the weakness of man. (Is. 51:4-8) Christ defends his people. (Is 51:9-16) Their afflictions and deliverances. (Is. 51:17-23)
Is. 51:1-3 It is good for those privileged by the new birth, to consider that they were shapen in sin. This should cause low thought of ourselves, and high thoughts of Divine grace. It is the greates comfort to be made serviceable to the glory of God. The more holines men have, and the more good they do, the more gladness they have. Le us seriously reflect upon our guilt. To do so will tend to keep the heart humble, and the conscience awake and tender. They make Chris more precious to the soul, and give strength to our attempts an prayers for others.
Is. 51:4-8 The gospel of Christ shall be preached and published. Ho shall we escape if we neglect it? There is no salvation withou righteousness. The soul shall, as to this world, vanish like smoke, an the body be thrown by like a worn-out garment. But those whose happiness is in Christ's righteousness and salvation, will have the comfort of it when time and days shall be no more. Clouds darken the sun, but do not stop its course. The believer will enjoy his portion while revilers of Christ are in darkness
Is. 51:9-16 The people whom Christ has redeemed with his blood, as wel as by his power, will obtain joyful deliverance from every enemy. He that designs such joy for us at last, will he not work such deliveranc in the mean time, as our cases require? In this world of changes, it is a short step from joy to sorrow, but in that world, sorrow shall neve come in view. They prayed for the display of God's power; he answer them with consolations of his grace. Did we dread to sin against God we should not fear the frowns of men. Happy is the man that fears God always. And Christ's church shall enjoy security by the power an providence of the Almighty.
Is. 51:17-23 God calls upon his people to mind the things that belon to their everlasting peace. Jerusalem had provoked God, and was made to taste the bitter fruits. Those who should have been her comforters were their own tormentors. They have no patience by which to kee possesion of their own souls, nor any confidence in God's promise, by which to keep possession of its comfort. Thou art drunken, not a formerly, with the intoxicating cup of Babylon's idolatries, but with the cup of affliction. Know, then, the cause of God's people may for time seem as lost, but God will protect it, by convincing the conscience, or confounding the projects, of those that strive agains it. The oppressors required souls to be subjected to them, that ever man should believe and worship as they would have them. But all the could gain by violence was, that people were brought to outwar hypocritical conformity, for consciences cannot be forced __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew הקשׁיבו 7181 אלי 413 עמי 5971 ולאומי 3816 אלי 413 האזינו 238 כי 3588 תורה 8451 מאתי 853 תצא 3318 ומשׁפטי 4941 לאור 216 עמים 5971 ארגיע׃ 7280