As God has regenerated many souls in the first times of the Gospel, and many more since, in various nations, in each of the ages and periods of time; so he has not ceased, nor will he cease from this work, until all his elect are born again; for everyone that is chosen of the Father, given to the Son, taken into covenant, and redeemed by his blood, shall be begotten again to a lively hope of a glorious inheritance; God will not shut the womb of conversion until they are all brought to faith in Christ, and repentance towards God. Try it for 30 days FREE. Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 66:9. Isaiah 66. "The prediction," says Hofmann, "which is contained in ה יאמר, of the ultimate issue of the fate of Zion, is so far connected with the consolation administered for the time present, that she who is barren now is exhorted to anticipate the time when the former promise shall be fulfilled." Isaiah 66:9 follows with an emphatic confirmation of the things promised. the Lord? Isaiah 37:3.) NASB E-Prime R.S.V. Learn more Start my trial Back . "For" (kı̄) presupposes the suppressed thought, that this unexampled event has now occurred: yâledâh follows châlâh with gam, because chı̄l signifies strictly parturire; yâl, parere. 1 of 1. The The meaning of the whole is, that God designed the great and sudden increase of his church; that the plan was long laid; and that, having done this, he would not abandon it, but would certainly effect his designs. Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb, saith thy God? He will beget many more sons and daughters; and he will cause the fulness of the Gentiles to be brought forth and brought in, and convert his ancient people the Jews; all his promises shall be performed, and all prophecies relating to these things shall be accomplished. Isaiah 66:9 follows with an emphatic confirmation of the things promised. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and … Then, when some were allowed to return in anticipation of the great blessings they had been promised, they found only further suffering. 66:9 Shall I - I, that in the ordinary course of my providence use to give a birth to women, to whom I have given a power to conceive, shall I not give a birth to my people, whom by my promises I have made to conceive such expectations? Isaiah 66:9. Click here to view. godly sorrow for it, and forsake it: the work is begun when souls N.A.S.B. Read Isaiah 66:10-11. 13:13 ) , the womb, and the mouth of it: or, "shall I break More Isaiah commentaries. “Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb?” saith thy God. 7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Isaiah 66:9 "Who has heard such a thing? The God by whom everything has been already so far prepared, will suddenly cause Zion to become a mother - a boy, viz., a whole people after Jehovah's own heart, will suddenly lie in her lap, and this new-born Israel, not the corrupt mass, will build a temple for Jehovah. - Lowth and Noyes render this, 'Shall I, who begat, restrain the birth?' New American Standard Version . Zion, the mother, is no other than the woman of the sun in Revelation 12; but the child born of her there is the shepherd of the nations, who proceeds from her at the end of the days, whereas here it is the new Israel of the last days; for the church, which is saved through all her tribulations, is both the mother of the Lord, by whom Babel is overthrown, and the mother of that Israel which inherits the promises, that the unbelieving mass have failed to obtain. Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 66:9. All rights reserved. Isaiah 66:9 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. birth, and bring forth children, this is said by the Lord. So Psalms 11:4; Psalms 103:19; Matthew 5:34. Jehovah inquires: "Should I create the delivery (cause the child to break through the matrix) and not the birth (both hiphil, causative), so that although the child makes an effort to pass the opening of the womb, it never comes to the light of day? Proud member Shall I cause to bring forth? saith Jehovah: shall I that cause to bring forth shut the womb? seem to be attributed to the Church, she being said to travail in When the Spirit was poured out, and the gospel went forth from Zion, multitudes were converted in a little time. Who has seen such things? Significantly, Isaiah began the book with a condemnation of the shallow worship of God's people at the time of the New Moons and Sabbaths (Isaiah 1:12-15). ASV. As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. This accurately expresses the idea. produced, and every other grace implanted; and he that has begun Isaiah 66:9. no, I will not. Commentary on Isaiah 66:5-14 (Read Isaiah 66:5-14) The prophet turns to those that trembled at God's word, to comfort and encourage them. (Note: There is a certain similarity in the saying, with which a talmudic teacher roused up the sleepy scholars of the Beth ha-Midrash: "There was once a woman, who was delivered of 600,000 children in one day," viz., Jochebed, who, when she gave birth to Moses, brought 600,000 to the light of freedom (Exodus 12:37).). Isaiah 66:9 In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, "says the LORD. The Lord will appear, to the joy of the humble believer, and to the confusion of hypocrites and persecutors. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Isaiah 66:9. saith Shall I bring to the birth — Shall I disappoint and render abortive a design of which I myself was the author, when every thing is ripe for execution, and the effect just ready to be produced? This also is an expression that should be studiously avoided in prayers and sermons. The prophetic announcement of our prophet has advanced so far, that the promised future is before the door. Isaiah 64:1-12 Prayer For Mercy And Help. (s) "matricem frangam?" We have here, I. Hence we are taught to pray; our father which art in heaven. Isaiah 66:9, ESV: "Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause to bring forth?” says the LORD; “shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?” says your God." New American Standard Version. Shall I begin a work and not perfect it? Learn more. There shall not be that frustration of hopes when they seem just on the point of being fulfilled which the history of the world so often records. They will Isaiah 63:7-19 Consideration of the Past. My colleague gave it to me when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. says the LORD. Now that the birth is coming, am I going to step in and stop it? Learn more. The heaven — The highest heaven, is the place where I shew myself in my majesty. &c.] Or, "to the place of breaking" forth of children, as in . Young's Compare all. the good work will perform it; as Jarchi rightly gives the sense In light of God’s promise concerning His people’s future, the faithful remnant in Zion is told to rejoice. As in the natural birth it is he that gives strength to conceive, forms the embryo in the womb, ripens it for the birth, and takes the child out of its mother's womb; so he does all that answers hereunto in the spiritual birth. When the Spirit was poured out, and the gospel went forth from Zion, multitudes were converted in a … Isaiah 66:9 Context 6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies. Now, after the greatness of the LORD’s work, all that is different. convictions of sin; which are right when men are convinced of the Isaiah 66:7. .--The implied thought is that God will not leave His work of national restoration unfinished. saith thy God. 66:9 Shall I - I, that in the ordinary course of my providence use to give a birth to women, to whom I have given a power to conceive, shall I not give a birth to my people, whom by my promises I have made to conceive such expectations? Shall I begin a work and not perfect it? 66:5-14 The prophet turns to those that trembled at God's word, to comfort and encourage them. no, he is a rock, and his work is perfect, as in creation and redemption, so in regeneration and conversion; as may be concluded, from his power to effect it, and his promise to do it; the grace of Christ, and the indwelling of the Spirit; the impotency of everything to hinder it, and the glory of the three divine Persons concerned in it. of the clause. Shall I bring to birth and not cease to bring forth?” saith the Lord. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? Isaiah puts it into context of from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come and to worship before Me. (Comp. Shall I bring to the birth — Shall I disappoint and render abortive a design of which I myself was the author, when every thing is ripe for execution, and the effect just ready to be produced? The second birth of Israel is inevitable: it is coming. says the Lord . Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? Isaiah puts it into context of from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come and to worship before Me. saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut, Shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Pulpit Commentary. for them; and when light is infused, faith, fear, and love Search Type: Description: Example: all: search for verses that contains all of the search words. Salem Media Group. corruption; a want of spiritual food, and hunger after it; Amplified® Darby K.J.V. "shall I begin a thing, and not be able to finish it?''. Isaiah 65 Jeremiah 1 Isaiah 66:9 The Message (MSG) 7-9 “Before she went into labor, she had the baby. 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