SEV Biblia, Chapter 62:6 Â¶ Sobre tus muros, oh Jerusalén, he puesto guardas; todo el día y toda la noche no callarán jamás. Los que os acordáis del SEÑOR, no ceséis,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Isaiah 62:6 Verse 6. Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence] The faithful, and in particular the priests and Levites, are exhorted by the prophet to beseech God with unremitted importunity (compare Luke xviii. 1, &c.) to hasten the redemption of Sion. The image in this place is taken from the temple service; in which there was appointed a constant watch, day and night, by the Levites: and among them this seems to have belonged particularly to the singers, see 1 Chron. ix. 33. Now the watches in the east, even to this day, are performed by a loud cry from time to time of the watchmen, to mark the time, and that very frequently, and in order to show that they themselves are constantly attentive to their duty. Hence the watchmen are said by the prophet, chap. lii. 8, to lift up thetr voice; and here they are commanded, not to keep stlence; and the greatest reproach to them is, that they are dumb dogs; they cannot bark; dreamers; sluggards, loving to slumber, chap. lvi. 10. "The watchmen in the camp of the caravans go their rounds crying one after another, 'God is one, he is merciful:' and often add, 'Take heed to yourselves.' " TAVERNIER, Voyage de Perse, liv. i. chap. x. The hundred and thirty-fourth Psalm gives us an example of the temple watch. The whole Psalms is nothing more than the alternate cry of two different divisions of the watch. The first watch addresses the second, reminding them of their duty; the second answers by a solemn blessing. The address and the answer seem both to be a set form, which each division proclaimed, or sung aloud, at stated intervals, to notify the time of the night:- FIRST CHORUS "Come on now, bless ye JEHOVAH, all ye servants of JEHOVAH; Ye that stand in the house of JEHOVAH in the nights; Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary, And bless ye JEHOVAH." SECOND CHORUS "JEHOVAH bless thee out of Sion; He that made heaven and earth."Ye who stand in the place of the watch, in the house of the sanctuary of the Lord; and ye praise through the nights; "-says the Chaldee paraphrase on the second line. And this explains what is here particularly meant by proclaiming, or making remembrance of, the name of JEHOVAH: the form, which the watch made use of on these occasions, was always a short sentence, expressing some pious sentiment, of which JEHOVAH was the subject; and it is remarkable, that the custom in the east in this respect also still continues the very same; as appears by the example above given from Tavernier.
And this observation leads to the explanation of an obscure passage in the Prophet Malachi, chap. ii. 12.
"JEHOVAH will cut off the man that doeth this; The watchman and the answerer, from the tabernacles of Jacob; And him that presenteth an offering to JEHOVAH God of hosts." hn[w r[ er veoneh, the master and the scholar, says our translation, after the Vulgate: the son and the grandson, says the Syriac and Chaldee, as little to the purpose: Arias Montanus has given it vigilantem et respondentem, "the watchman and the answerer; " that is, the Levite and "him that presenteth an offering to JEHOVAH, "that is, the priest. - L. Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence. Is not this clause an address to the ministers of Christ, to continue in supplication for the conversion of the Jewish people? Kimchi seems to think that the watchmen are the interceding angels!
Matthew Henry Commentary
God's care of his church and people. (Is. 62:1-5) The office of ministers in preaching the gospel. (Is. 62:6-9) Every hinderance shal be removed from the way of salvation. (Is. 62:10-12)
Is. 62:1-5 The Son of God here assures his church of his unfailin love, and his pleading for her under all trails and difficulties. Sh shall be called by a new name, a pleasant name, such as she was neve called by before. The state of true religion in the world, before the preaching of the gospel, no man seemed to have any real concern for God, by his grace, has wrought that in his church, which makes her his delight. Let us thence learn motives to holiness. If the Lord rejoice over us, we should rejoice in his service.
Is. 62:6-9 God's professing people must be a praying people. He is no displeased with us for being earnest, as men commonly are; he bids u to cry after him, and give him no rest, Luke 11:5,6. It is a sign tha God is coming to a people in mercy, when he pours out a spirit of prayer upon them. See how uncertain our creature-comforts are. See als God's mercy in giving plenty, and peace to enjoy it. Let us delight i attending the courts of the Lord, that we may enjoy the consolations of his Spirit.
Is. 62:10-12 Way shall be made for Christ's salvation; all difficultie shall be removed. He brings a reward of comfort and peace with him; but a work of humiliation and reformation before him; and they shall be called, The holy people, and, The redeemed of the Lord. Holiness put honour and beauty upon any place or person, makes them admired beloved, and sought after. Many events may have been part fulfilment of this, as earnests of more glorious times yet to come. The clos connexion between the blessedness of the Jews and of the Gentiles, run through the Scriptures. The Lord Jesus will complete his work, and he never will forsake one whom he has redeemed and sanctified __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew על 5921 חומתיך 2346 ירושׁלם 3389 הפקדתי 6485 שׁמרים 8104 כל 3605 היום 3117 וכל 3605 הלילה 3915 תמיד 8548 לא 3808 יחשׁו 2814 המזכרים 2142 את 853 יהוה 3068 אל 408 דמי׃ 1824