This song depicts the servant as a just king who brings justice to the earth and relief for the oppressed. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 42:11". Josephus, speaking of the desert or wilderness lying between Jerusalem and Jericho enumerates several villages or towns in it, showing that though it was mainly a waste, yet that it was not wholly without towns or inhabitants. Ye that dwell eastward. Isaiah 42:11 Translation & Meaning. SHOW IN WHAT RESPECT CHRIST MAY BE COMPARED TO A ROCK. They were yet to partake of the benefits of his coming, and to have occasion of joy at his advent. Let the inhabitants of the rock sing - It is uncertain whether the word ‹rock‘ here (Hebrew, סלע sela‛ Greek Πέτραν Petran ‹Petra‘ or ‹rock‘) is to be regarded as a proper name, or to denote in a general sense those who dwell in the rocky part of Arabia. The foreign widow Ruth is comforted by the protection and access to water that the landowner Boaz provides (Ruth 2:13). rock—Sela, that is, Petra, the metropolis of Idumea and the Nabathœan Ishmaelites. 1905-1909. (u) Ben Melech interprets the rocks and mountains of towers built on rocks and mountains, where men dwelt. Those who make the rock Jesus Christ, the inhabitants of the rock, true believers in him; the singing, rejoicing for the salvation they have received; abuse and disgrace the passage and the pulpit. The wilderness and the cities - in a region not wholly waste, but mainly so, with an oasis here and there. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". the mountains — namely, of Paran, south of Sinai, in Arabia-Petraea [Vitringa]. Let the inhabitants of the rock.] Or, it may refer in general to those in Arabia Petrea, who had their dwellings cut out of the rock. Let the inhabitants of the rock sing - It is uncertain whether the word 'rock' here (Hebrew, סלע sela‛, Greek Πέτραν Petran, 'Petra' or 'rock') is to be regarded as a proper name, or to denote in a general sense those who dwell in the rocky part of Arabia. Shout to each other, sad the mountain-tops. The Kedarenians led a nomadic, wandering life. The Kedarenians led a nomadic, wandering life. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/isaiah-42.html. iii. 1871-8. Not the joy of the hypocrite, soon kindled, and soon extinguished; the powers of the soul are enlarged, and rendered fit for those endless raptures of joy and praise. We are to remember also that large towns or cities for commercial purposes, or thorough fares, were often built in the few fertile or advantageous places which were found in the midst of desert wastes. Kedar—in Arabia-Deserta (Isa 21:16; Ge 25:13). 4. This place has all of the benchmarks of the Place of Safety: wilderness, a rock, Selah, Kedar. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. They are inhabitants of the Rock, as all their supplies come from Christ. Isaiah 42:1-4 contrast with Isaiah 42:10-17; Isaiah 42:5-9 with Isaiah 42:18-21. All the inhabitants of this Rock are born in the image of the Son of God; a new and peculiar race. The mediator of this covenant with Israel cannot be Israel itself, not even the true Israel, as distinguished from the mass (where do we read anything of this kind? 42:11 Let the desert and its cities shout out,. 5. But he employs the word towns, while he is speaking of a desert; and therefore it ought to be remarked, that desert denotes not only the vast wilderness which lay between Judea and Arabia, but the more distant countries which were commonly designated from that part which was adjoining to them, as some people give the name of “mountainous” to those plains which lie beyond the mountains; for the common people have their attention so much directed to what they see close at hand, that they suppose them to resemble other places that are more distant. You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it. BibliographyClarke, Adam. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/isaiah-42.html. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/isaiah-42.html. Thus we are told of Solomon 2 Chronicles 8:4, that 'he built Tadmor in the wilderness;' and we know that Palmyra, and Bozrah, and Sela, were large cities that were built in the midst of regions that were generally to be regarded as deserts, or wastes. New York. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Those storms and tempests which spread desolation, and bury whole islands and countries in ruins, remove not the rocks out of their place. Mountains — Who are commonly more savage and ignorant than others. A new song. I. But Jesus is firmer than they. v. 2), who dwell in the vicinity of the Nabathaeans in Arabia Deserta. Calvin's Commentary on the Bible. 2. a description of His quiet style of ministry Additionally, Matthew quotes Isaiah 42:1-5 and plainly says it is a prophecy fulfilled in Jesus (Matthew 12:16-21). The towns where Kedar dwells. 2. (157). Christ is a Rock, in regard of that ineffable glory to which He is now exalted. Isaiah 42:11 Context. The word here denotes the most uncultivated countries, intimating that even the most rude and barbarous people would have occasion to rejoin, and would be interested in the mercy of God. You islands, and those who dwell on them. 1840-57. If so, it is a call upon Arabia in general to rejoice in the mercy of God, and to give glory to him for providing a plan of redemption - an intimation that to the descendants of Ishmael the blessings of the gospel would be extended. Let us bear in mind, that the servant of Jehovah appears here not only as one who is the medium of a covenant to the nation, and of light to the Gentiles, but as being himself the people's covenant and heathen's light, inasmuch as in his own person he is the band of a new fellowship between Israel and Jehovah, and becomes in his own person the light which illumines the dark heathen world. Earth rolls the rapturous hosannas round. Viaggi, Parte 3 lett. 6. Isaiah 42:11 (KJV) Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. SHOW HOW GOOD MEN MAY BE CALLED INHABITANTS OF THE ROCK. That sincere believers in Christ enjoy such a communion, is most obvious from the sacred Scriptures. Let them shout from the top of the mountains - They who had taken refuge there, or who had made their permanent abode there. The most fierce and savage people, cicurated and civilised by the gospel preached among them, as it is with us at this day, whose ancestors were most barbarous and brutish, as Cicero (a) testifieth. The Targum interprets this of the resurrection of the dead, "the dead, when they shall go out of the house of their world, from the tops of the mountains shall lift up their voice (u).''. It is in what is today northwest Saudi Arabia, and it is the general name of the area in which Selah (Petra) was located. Isaiah 42:11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. 4. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. The wilderness — Those parts of the world which are now desolate and forsaken of God, and barren of all good fruits. 1865-1868. It is from above, and animates all the powers of the soul. From distant mountains catch the flying joy: Till nation after nation taught the strain. Isaiah 42:1-11 compared to Bukhari Volume 3: Book 34, Number 335. Let the wilderness.] Or it may refer in general to those in Arabia-Petraea, who had their dwellings cut out of the rock. Jesus Christ our Lord manifested in human nature. Pietro della Valle, speaking of the people of Arabia Deserta, says: "There is a sort of Arabs of that country called Maedi, who with their herds, of buffaloes for the most part, sometimes live in the deserts, and sometimes in cities; from whence they have their name, which signifies wandering, going from place to place. 1832. A spiritual song. The Kedarenians led a nomadic, wandering life. Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Kedar was a son of Ishmael Genesis 25:13, the father of the Kedarenians or Cedrei, mentioned by Pliny (Nat. Go to. They often changed their place, though it would seem that they usually dwelt in the neighborhood of Petra, or Sela. But we are to remember that the Hebrews gave the name wilderness or desert to those regions that were mostly uncultivated, or sparsely inhabited. The inhabitants of those countries usually dwell in tents, and lead a nomadic and wandering life. It is as if he had said, that from the rising to the setting of the sun these praises shall be heard; for God shall be worshipped everywhere, though formerly he was worshipped in Judea alone; and thus the state of affairs shall be changed, and that praise shall be beard in the most distant parts of the earth. Behold my servant—for his law. Isaiah 42:11 doesn’t say that the servant is a "Kedarite Arab who" preaches "to the Arabs in the Arabic Language." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/isaiah-42.html. Isaiah 42:11 - Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Islam claims Isaiah 42 refers to Muhammad. 5.) Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains: George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Who is Kedar? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/isaiah-42.html. Sela, or Petra, was the name of the celebrated city that was the capital of Idumea (see the notes at Isaiah 16:1); and the connection here would rather lead us to suppose that this city was intended here, and that the inhabitants of the capital were called upon to join with the dwellers in the surrounding cities and villages in celebrating the goodness of God. The feeble powers of nature, unassisted by Divine grace, cannot learn this new song. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/isaiah-42.html. The villages that Kedar doth inhabit - Where the inhabitants of Kedar dwell. Shout to each other, sad the mountain-tops. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Job’s extended family and neighbors give him gifts as an expression of their sympathy and comfort (Job 42:11). Christ is a Rock, in regard of His majesty and beauty. Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains: Let the wilderness and its cities lift up, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. ii. When he speaks of the tents of Kedar, the desert, and the rocks, he means Arabia; but it is a figure of speech by which a part is taken for the whole, for it includes the whole of the east. 11. BibliographyWesley, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/isaiah-42.html. The idea in the verse is, that all the dwellers in Arabia would celebrate the goodness of God, and join in praising him for his mercy in giving a deliverer. Their souls and all their nobler powers soar above the mean pursuits of this world. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". (Roger. This is very beautiful; but why this roundabout course? 1685. II. 42:11 - [ In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ] [ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation | Make Poster ] Let the wilderness R1637 and its cities lift up their voices, The settlements where Kedar R1638 inhabits. 1870. 13. "Commentary on Isaiah 42:11". Let the residents of Sela shout joyfully; let them shout loudly from the mountaintops. "Commentary on Isaiah 42:11". ACC -> Commentary on 42:11 BCC -> Commentary on 42:11 GEB -> Study Notes on 42:11 GSB -> Study Notes on 42:11 JFB -> Commentary on 42:11 MHC-COM -> Commentary on 42:11 MHC-CON -> Commentary on 42:11 TSK -> Entry for 42:11 WEN -> Notes on 42:11 NTB -> Arabians; Church; Gentiles; Kedar; Praise TCR -> Kedar TTT -> Missionary Work by Ministers So Kedar is here put in general for that class of men. It is a research tool for publications in various languages produced by Jehovah’s Witnesses. From distant mountains catch the flying joy: Till nation after nation taught the strain. Vitringa supposes that the mountains of Paran are meant, which are situated on the north of Mount Sinai. When the Judge of all the earth came down, and delivered His ancient Israel from Egyptian bondage, He routed Pharaoh and His hosts, by such signal judgments as spread His fame far and wide: “His name was great, and His praise glorious through the whole earth.” Moses and Israel sang, “The Lord hath triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.” When Rome, as ancient Babylon, fell to rise no more, the heavenly Church is brought in as a chorus, to praise God for His righteous judgments and faithfulness. "Commentary on Isaiah 42:11". Let the wilderness - (See the note at Isa 35:1). Let the wilderness - The most uncultivated countries, and the most rude and uncivilized people, shall confess and celebrate with thanksgiving the blessing of the knowledge of God graciously imparted to them. I have heard a clergyman, a magistrate, a justice of the quorum, spend an hour in showing from these words. They argue that verse 1 and 11 connects the awaited one with the descendants of Kedar. The villages that Kedar doth inhabit - Where the inhabitants of Kedar dwell. Thus we are told of Solomon 2 Chronicles 8:4, that ‹he built Tadmor in the wilderness;‘ and we know that Palmyra, and Bozrah, and Sela, were large cities that were built in the midst of regions that were generally to be regarded as deserts, or wastes. Of all the prophets of Israel, it is Isaiah who saw the inclusion of the Gentiles in YHWH's future kingdom most clearly! Earth rolls the rapturous hosannas round. The villages that Kedar doth inhabit.] the villages that Kedar doth inhabit; or the "courts" (t), or tents, the Kedarenes inhabited, who were Arabians, and dwelt in tents, which they pitched here and there, for the convenience of their flocks; and so the Targum, "the Arabians that inhabit the wilderness shall praise:''. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/isaiah-42.html. 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