SEV Biblia, Chapter 57:1 Â¶ Perece el justo, y no hay quien eche de ver; y los píos son recogidos, y no hay quien entienda que delante de la aflicción es recogido el justo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 57:1 Verse 1. The righteous perisheth-dba qdxh hatstsadik abad. There is an emphasis here which seems intended to point out a particular person. See below. Perisheth-As the root dba abad signifies the straying of cattle, their passing away from one pasture to another, I feel inclined to follow the grammatical meaning of the word "perish, "pereo. So the Vulpate, justus periit, from per, BY or THROUGH, and eo, to GO. In his death the righteous man may be said to have passed through life, and to have passed by men, i.e., gone or passed before them into the eternal world. A similar mode of speech is used by our Saxon ancestors to express death: , he went out of sight; and [A.S.], he went away; and [A.S.], to fare forth, to die.
There are very few places in Isaiah where Jesus Christ is not intended; and I am inclined to think that He is intended here, THAT Just One; and perhaps Stephen had this place in view, when he thus charged the Jews, "Ye denied ton agion kai dikaion, that HOLY and JUST One, "Acts iii. 14. That his death was not laid to heart by the wicked Jewish people, needs no proof.
Merciful men] If the first refers to Christ, this may well refer to the apostles. and to others of the primitive Christians, who were taken away, some by death and martyrdom, and others by a providential escape from the city that they knew was devoted to destruction.
The evil to come.] That destruction which was to come upon this disobedient people by the Romans.
Matthew Henry Commentary
The blessed death of the righteous. (Is. 57:1,2) The abominabl idolatries of the Jewish nation. (Is. 57:3-12) Promises to the humbl and contrite. (Is. 57:13-21)
Is. 57:1,2 The righteous are delivered from the sting of death, no from the stroke of it. The careless world disregards this. Few lamen it as a public loss, and very few notice it as a public warning. The are taken away in compassion, that they may not see the evil, nor shar in it, nor be tempted by it. The righteous man, when he dies, enter into peace and rest.
Is. 57:3-12 The Lord here calls apostates and hypocrites to appea before him. When reproved for their sins, and threatened with judgments, they ridiculed the word of God. The Jews were guilty of idolatry before the captivity; but not after that affliction. Their zeal in the worship of false gods, may shame our indifference in the worship of the true God. The service of sin is disgraceful slavery those who thus debase themselves to hell, will justly have their portion there. Men incline to a religion that inflames their unhol passions. They are led to do any evil, however great or vile, if the think it will atone for crimes, or purchase indulgence for some favourite lust. This explains idolatry, whether pagan, Jewish, or antichristian. But those who set up anything instead of God, for their hope and confidence, never will come to a right end. Those who forsak the only right way, wander in a thousand by-paths. The pleasures of sin soon tire, but never satisfy. Those who care not for the word of God and his providences, show they have no fear of God. Sin profits not; i ruins and destroys.
Is. 57:13-21 The idols and their worshippers shall come to nothing; but those who trust in God's grace, shall be brought to the joys of heaven With the Lord there is neither beginning of days, nor end of life, no change of time. His name is holy, and all must know him as a holy God He will have tender regard to those who bring their mind to their condition, and dread his wrath. He will make his abode with those whose hearts he has thus humbled, in order to revive and comfort them. When troubles last long, even good men are tempted to entertain har thoughts of God. Therefore He will not contend for ever, for he wil not forsake the work of his own hands, nor defeat the purchase of his Son's blood. Covetousness is a sin that particularly lays men under the Divine displeasure. See the sinfulness of sin. See also that trouble cannot reform men unless God's grace work in them. Peace shall be published, perfect peace. It is the fruit of preaching lips, an praying lips. Christ came and preached peace to Gentiles, as well as to the Jews; to after-ages, who were afar off in time, as well as to thos of that age. But the wicked would not be healed by God's grace therefore would not be healed by his comforts. Their ungoverned lust and passions made them like the troubled sea. Also the terrors of conscience disturbed their enjoyments. God hath said it, and all the world cannot unsay it, That there is no peace to those who allo themselves in any sin. If we are recovered from such an awful state, it is only by the grace of God. And the influences of the Holy Spirit, an that new heart, from whence comes grateful praise, the fruit of ou lips, are his gift. Salvation, with all its fruits, hopes, an comforts, is his work, and to him belongs all the glory. There is n peace for the wicked man; but let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, and he will abundantl pardon __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew הצדיק 6662 אבד 6 ואין 369 אישׁ 376 שׂם 7760 על 5921 לב 3820 ואנשׁי 376 חסד 2617 נאספים 622 באין 369 מבין 995 כי 3588 מפני 6440 הרעה 7451 נאסף 622 הצדיק׃ 6662