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drops of the divine blessing are contained); 2) To what this hope is directed (Israel's Restoration).

4. On lxv. 13–16. [“The blessedness of those that serve God, and the woful condition of those that rebel against him, are here set the one over against the other, that they may serve as a foil to each other. The difference of their states here lies in two things: 1) In point of comfort and satisfaction. a. God's servants shall eat and drink; they shall have the bread of life to feed, to feast upon continually, and shall want nothing that is good for them. But those who set their hearts upon the world, and place their happiness in it, shall be hungry and thirsty, always enapty, always craving. In communion with God and dependence upon Him there is full satisfaction; but in sinful pursuits there is nothing but disappointment. b. God's servants shall rejoice and sing for joy of heart; they have constant cause for joy, and there is nothing that may be an occasion of grief to them but they have an allay sufficient for it. But, on the other hand, they that forsake the Lord shut themselves out from all true joy, for they shall be ashamed of their vain confidence in themselves, and their own righteousness, and the hopes they had built thereon. When the expectations of bliss, wherewith they had flattered themselves, are frustrated, O what confusion will fill their faces ! Then shall they cry for sorrow of heart and howl for veration of spirit. 2) In point of honor and reputation, vers. 15, 16. The memory of the just is, and shall be, blessed; but the memory of the wicked shall rot.” HENRY.—D. M.]

5. On lxvi. 1, 2. CARPzov has a sermon on

this text. He places it in parallel with Luke D

xviii. 9-14, and considers, 1). The rejection of spiritual pride; 2) The commendation offilial fear. 6. On lxvi. 2 ARNDT, in his TRUE CHRISTIANITY I., cap. 10, comments on this text. He says among other things: “The man who will be something is the material out of which God makes nothing, yea, out of which He makes fools. But a man who will be nothing, and regards himself as nothing, is the material out of which God makes something, even glorious, wise people in His sight.” 7. On lxvi. 3. [SAURIN has a sermon on this text entitled “Sur l’Insuffisance du culte exterieur” in the eighth volume of his sermons.—D. M.] 8. On lxvi. 13. As one whom his mother com{..., so will I comfort you. “These words stand, et us consider it, 1) In the Old Testament; 2) In the heart of God always; 3) But are they realized in our experience?” Kor:GEL in “Aus dem Vorhof ins Heiligthum, II. BJ., p. 242, 1876. 9. On lxvi. 24. The punishment of sin is twofold—inward and outward. The inward is compared with a worm that dies not; the outward with a fire that is not quenched. This worm and this fire are at work even in this life. He who is alarmed by them and hastens to Christ can now be delivered from them.—[“It is better not to fall into this fire and never to have any experience of this worm, even though, as some imagine, eternity should not be eternal, and the unquenchable fire might be quenched, and the worm that shall never die, should die, and Jesus and His apostles should not have expressed themselves quite in accordance with the compassionate taste ..} our time. Better, I say, is better. Save thyself and thy neighbor before the fire begins to burn, and the smoke to ascend.” GossNER.—



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