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Book of Isaiah
Chapter 46

Chapters 40-66 form the crown to the first section of Isaiah (Chapters 1-39) by properly preparing the reader. The three subsections of chapters 40-66 are obvious. The Chapters are evenly split into three sections. These sections are outstanding because of the way they end . . .  NOT the way they begin.   

Ch.40-48: Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked. (KJV)  
Ch.49-57: Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked. (KJV)   
Ch.58-66: Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (KJV)  

ISAIAH 46 parallels with 1 CORINTHIANS. Christ is made unto us righteousness.
Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. 1 Cor. 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: Isaiah 46 shows us the contrast between God and idols. Isaiah 46 clearly states that the wisdom of God is superior, and that an idol is NOTHING! 1 Cor. 8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 1 Cor. 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

This chapter contains a prophecy of the taking of Babylon by Cyrus, and of the deliverance of the Jews; who are encouraged to expect the LORD’S divine protection, and a continuation of that protection. They must cast away their idolatry, and are directed to look to the LORD alone for their righteousness and salvation. The taking of Babylon is indicated by the destruction of its idols, which become the plunder of the enemy, and by the carrying of the inhabitants of it captive (vs.1). There follows a Promise of grace and mercy to the remnant of Israel that would now be delivered; that the LORD, who had cared for them from the infancy of their state, would not leave them in their declining times (vs.3), when they are advised against the worship of idols, from the concern of the material of which they were made, as silver and gold; from their being the works of men's hands; and from their inability to move themselves, or help others; and from the LORD being the TRUE God, as appears by His omnipotence and omniscience (vs.5). A description is given of Cyrus, who should be the instrument of the Jews' deliverance from Babylon (vs.11). The chapter concludes with a statement to the stubborn and unrighteous Jews, to take notice of the righteousness and salvation which was brought near and set before them (vs.12).

There is a vital difference between TRUE religion and false religion! False religion is a dead weight (a devastating burden), for the soul to carry . . . whereas TRUE religion is a Living Power (Jesus) to carry the soul!

Theme: Pronouncement of judgment against idols
This chapter contains one of the best and greatest mockery and ridicules against idolatry that is found anywhere in the Word of God. It opens with the announcement of defeat, especially against the idols of Babylon, which seems strange since Babylon had not yet come to the front as a world power and was not the enemy of Israel. However, Babylon was the source of all idolatry, and it is only fitting that after announcing the defeat of the idols of Babylon the prophet proceeds to denounce all idolatry with a command to Israel not to forsake the TRUE God.

Failure of the False Gods of Babylon


Isaiah 46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. (KJV)

Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth . . . Bel and Nebo were names of two false gods the idol-worshipping nations served. God seems to get very personal, naming names of the idols; but now these false gods are brought low. The names of the pagan gods Bel and Nebo are familiar to us in the names Belshazzar and Nebuchadnezzar. In Chapter 45, Isaiah declared that every knee will bow to the LORD, and here the LORD pictures the gods of the great Babylon stooping down low in humiliation. Both these deities, stooped or bowed down; for they were taken down from the high places where they were set upright, where they looked grand and majestic, and where they were seen and worshipped by the people. Isaiah goes on in the mockery of these idols.
Their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle . . . being taken down, and broken to pieces to recover the silver, gold and brass that was around them, or they were made of. They were put into sacks by the Persians, and laid upon camels, mules and horses, and carried into Media and Persia.
Your carriages were heavy loaden, they are a burden to the weary beast . . . this seems to be spoken to the Persians, who loaded their carriages and their beasts, with these idols, that their wagons were so heavy that they were ready to break down, and their animals groaned under the weight of it . . . an extremely sarcastic jeer at the idols which were become the plunder and prey of the soldiers. It was usual at the taking of cities to demolish the idols of them; and this was typical of the demolition of Heathen idols, and the end of Heathen prophecies in the Gentile world, through the spread of the Gospel in it, in the first times of Christianity.

*****Bel and Nebo are gods of Babylon. Bel is the shortened form of Baal and is found in the first part of Beelzebub, which is one of Satan's names. Nebo means speaker or prophet. When Paul and Barnabas went to Lystra the people thought Barnabas was Bel or Jupiter and Paul was Nebo or Mercury because he did the talking (Acts 14:12-18. Behind the idols of that day was Satanic worship, which is becoming more and more popular in our modern society. The Word of God often warns us that our warfare is spiritual warfare (2 Cor.10:3-5; Gal.5:16-17; Eph. 6:10-18; 1 Tim.6:12; 2 Thes.3:3; Jam.4:7; 1 Pet.5:8-10; 1 Jn.4:4). God contrasts the helplessness of the idol, which is a burden to carry, to His own love and strength.

There is a vital difference between TRUE religion and false religion! False religion is a dead weight (a devastating burden), for the soul to carry . . . whereas TRUE religion is a Living Power (Jesus) to carry the soul!

Isaiah 46:2 They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. (KJV)

They stoop, they bow down together . . . they are either, #1. The idols (vs.1), or, #2. The Babylonians, who are amply implied in the expression, their idols (vs.1).
They could not deliver the burdens . . . the idols could not save themselves from being laid as burdens upon the beasts, any more than they could save their worshippers. They all are cut to pieces together, they could not deliver those that carried them.  
But themselves are gone into captivity . . . what was as dear to them as their own souls, their idols; to whom also souls may be ascribed by way of contempt, being lifeless as well as absurd; and it is not unusual for idols to be said to be carried captive, or possibly the Babylonians, who went into captivity themselves, and so could not save their idols, thus they who had led captive the Jews are now led captive themselves; and so it will be with mystical Babylon in the last days (Rev.13:10)..

Isaiah 46:3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: (KJV)

Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob . . . the Jews are the descendants of Jacob.
And all the remnant of the house of Israel . . . those that remained of the ten tribes that had been carried captive long ago. These may, in a spiritual sense, mean those who are Israelites indeed; the household of the God, of Jacob; the chosen of God, and called; the remnant according to the election of grace.
Which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb . . . the LORD separates Himself from the idols of the Babylonians, which were laid as burdens upon beasts, and carried by them; but the LORD is carried by none, but instead bears and carries His people. The reference is to parents that have tender compassion on their children as soon as born, taking care of them, bearing them in their bosoms, carrying them in their arms; and may mean the infant state of the Jews, both as a church and commonwealth, when the LORD took pity on them, and cared for them, and bearing them as a father bears his son; and carried them all the days of old through the wilderness to Canaan's land (Num.11:12).

Isaiah 46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. (KJV)

And even to your old age I am he . . . the LORD is the same as He ever was, the eternal and unchangeable JEHOVAH (Ex.6:3; Ps.83:18; Isa.12:2; 36:4); He is the same in His love and affections; in His loving-kindness and care; in His power and protection; in His Promises, truth and faithfulness to His people, and continues steadfast in the their old age, as at the first moment of their conversion; and therefore they are safe.
And even to hoar hairs will I carry you . . . this seems to express more than old age, meaning that God will not leave His people in their decline of life, when pressing ailments, diseases or weaknesses come upon them, and they stand in as much or more need than ever of being cared for and supported.
I have made, and I will bear . . . these persons, are not just creatures, but are as a new creature (2 Cor.5:17; Gal.6:15), which I have made, they are my sons and daughters, the works of My Hands.
Even I will carry, and will deliver you . . . out of all affliction; out of all temptations; out of the hand of every enemy; from a final and total falling away; from a body of sin and death; from death eternal, and wrath to come; and even at last from the grave and all corruption. I will carry, from the first of their regeneration, to their entrance into glory (vs.3).

***** The LORD bore Israel from the belly, and carried them from the womb. God began instantly to do good for them, as soon as they were formed into a nation, actually, even when they were very few in numbers. God took them under His wing (Deut.32:11; Ruth 2:12; Ps.57:1; 61:4; 63:7; 91:4; Mat.23:37; Lk.13:34); which means a special protection to them. In Israel’s infancy, she was not only foolish and helpless, as children, but arrogant and spiteful, God carried them in the arms of His power and love, bore them as upon eagles' wings (Ex.19:4; Deut.32:11). Moses lost his patience to carry Israel as the nursing father does the sucking child (Num.11:11-15), but God bore them, and bore their (bad) manners (Acts 13:18; Lev.20:23; Eze.11:12).

Let Them Not Make, Images of the God of Israel,
To Worship Him, As the Babylonians Worship Their Gods (46:5-7)

Isaiah 46:5 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? (KJV)

To whom will ye liken me? . . . it was not lawful that any likeness of God should be made, which is strictly forbidden (Ex.20:4; Deut.5:8). Of WHAT likeness would be considered? HOW would one decide which creature in heaven or Earth, among all the angels or sons of men, to whom God can be compared? Since He is Spirit (Jn.4:24), NO one knows what He looks like!  
And make me equal . . . is anyone or anything equal to the LORD in power and goodness? NO! Absolutely NOT! All are but worms, dust, and ashes, as the small dust of the balance, yea, as nothing in comparison of him (Gen.18:27; Job 21:18; 30:19; Ps.1:4; 35:5; Isa.17:13; 29:5; 31:3; 37:36; 40:12-17; Mal.4:3).      
And compare me, that we may be like?. . . it is NOT possible to compare the LORD to anything or anyone! To WHAT can we compare the likeness of a finite (limited) creature to the infinite and eternal Almighty Creator?  The LORD possesses ALL perfections, while a finite, frail creature is imperfect in all he does. Isaiah 40:18  To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? (KJV) . . . To pretend to construct a likeness of such a Perfect Being, is absurd and stupid on the part of the Heathens.

Isaiah 46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship. (KJV)

They lavish gold out of the bag . . . many of the Heathen idolaters were very rich, and some of them who were very devoted to idolatry. They would take out their bags of gold, and give it in a very abundant manner to a workman to make a golden image for them, not caring what it cost them . . . such was the one that Nebuchadnezzar made, threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits (Dan.3:1). That was a BIG image. A cubit is about 18 inches, which would make the image 90 feet high. Babylon was located on a plain, surrounded by flat country. Although it was a city of skyscrapers for its day, the height of the image made it visible for a great distance. The plain of Dura was flat and expansive, which allowed a great multitude to assemble for the worship of the image . . . actually it was the worship of the king.
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And weigh silver in the balance . . . others, even though idolaters, were less devoted to idolatry, and more concerned about their money, make silver do for a god, and weigh it out to the workman, that it be made of such a certain weight, and no more, that they might not be cheated. They weighed it to pay the workman for his workmanship. Money at that time was not coined and stamped, but weighed.
And hire a goldsmith, and he maketh it a god . . . a finer, with whom they agree for such a sum of money, and he, of the gold or silver that is put into his hands, makes an image, an idol. He casts and molds it into the form or shape that is agreed upon, and this they called a god.
They fall down, yea, they worship . . . the god they made; both the workman, and he that employed him, fall down upon their knees, or their faces, and pay divine worship and adoration to the idol.

*****The metallic image far excels the wooden image in beauty and value. The wealth of man is revealed in the making the idol. If a man doesn't have much money, he has a cheap god. If he is rich, he has a rich god. It really amounts to men worshiping their own workmanship, which is self-worship.

Isaiah 46:7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble. (KJV)

They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him . . . the workman or his men lift up the idol, for it cannot lift itself up, and they take it upon their shoulders, and carry it home to the owner.
And set him in his place . . . in his house, if it is a household god: or in the temple, church, or place of public worship, if intended for that.   
Or cause him to rest under him . . . under the roof of his house or temple; an insult upon him, as if he was weary of his long journey, although carried. Here again the idols are set apart from the TRUE God, and He from them. Idols are put on men's shoulders, and set in a certain place, but the LORD carries all His people, and is not limited to, or included in any place.
And he standeth, and from his place he shall not remove . . . the idol being set in his place stands fast, being nailed; he stands upright as a palm tree, and can never stir from the place where he is (Jer.10:1-5). He CANNOT help any of his worshippers, no matter what their distress; nor can the idol get out of the way of any danger to which it may be exposed; if the temple or house in which he is in, is caught on fire, or overflowed with water, or broke into by thieves. He CANNOT move out of his place, he CANNOT escape the danger; a fine deity to be worshipped indeed!
Yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer . . . Baal's priests and worshippers cried to him, but no voice was heard, no answer returned (1 Ki.18:26), for although they have ears, they hear not, and mouths, yet they speak not (Ps.115:5).
Nor save him out of his trouble . . . the idol CANNOT save the idolatrous worshipper out of his distress, which has caused him to cry unto him (Isa.45:20).

*****The LORD is warning the people . . . do not be tempted or inclined at any time to exchange Him for an idol. They must seriously consider, whether they can find any other God who will be more able and more ready to do them the good that He has done for them.
The LORD wanted for them to be content, and not prefer idols before Him.

The reason that it is so difficult to explain God is because He is infinite and we are finite and live in a finite universe. There is absolutely nothing with which we can compare Almighty God. He CANNOT be reduced to our way of thinking without losing the absolute Truth about Him. He CANNOT be translated into human language. This explains one of the main reasons why God became a Man (Jn.1:14). The only way we can ever really know God the Father is through Jesus, His only begotten Son (Jn.3:16). Christ Jesus clearly revealed Almighty God to us while He was on Earth (Jn.12:45; 14:7, 9-11, 20, 23-24; Col.1:15; Phil.2:6; Heb.1:3).     

Isaiah presents a brilliant mockery on idolatry.

Let Them Not Be so Sottish (46:8)

Isaiah 46:8 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors. (KJV)

Remember this . . . consider these things which I now speak, O ye Israelites, concerning the material and the manner in which idols are made; their lack of ability to move themselves, and their inability to help their worshippers, and the difference between them and the TRUE God.
And show yourselves men . . . act like reasonable creatures, and not brutes as to worship your own works; be so wise and courageous as to withstand all enticement to idolatry. Stand up with zeal for God and His glory, and with outrage against such abominable idolatry (Deut.7:25-26; 12:31).
Bring it again to mind . . . think of this again and again.
O ye transgressors . . . of the law of God, you who have been guilty of this abominable sin; who had been drawn in to idolatrous practices; He is calling upon them to return to their senses and repent of the folly and wickedness they had been guilty of.

Have an Eye to God in His Word, Not in an Image; Let Them Depend Upon the Promises and God's Power to Accomplish Them All (46:9-11)

Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, (KJV)

Remember the former things of old . . . remember what I have done for you, remember My predictions of future things, justified by the event, the things that were from the beginning, and the ancient things done by the LORD, which are the effects of power, wisdom and goodness, or in wrath, or in mercy; such as the creation of the heavens, and the Earth, and all things in them; the destruction of the old world (Gen.7:20-23), and of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen.19:27-29); the bringing of Israel out of Egypt through the Red sea and wilderness (Ex.13:18), to Canaan's land, and all the wondrous things then done for them; which are so many proofs of the true deity of the God of Israel, in total opposition to the idols of the Gentiles.
For I am God, and there is none else . . . as He had to be to do all the above things.
I am God, and there is none like me . . . for greatness or goodness, or that has done the like things; not one of the gods of the Gentiles. There is NO God, except the LORD, the eternal JEHOVAH (Ex.6:3; Ps.83:18; Isa.12:2; 26:4). There is none else: (Deut.4:35, 39; 1 Sam. 2:2; 1 Ki.8:60; Isa.44:6, 8; 45:5-6, 14, 18, 21-22; 46:9).

*****There is so much modern idolatry around us in today’s evil world: money, fortune, fame, power, pleasure, sports, movie stars, etc. All these are like a useless idol, a god they have to carry around and whom they worship. Dear one, the LORD wants you to understand that He has something that He wants you to know . . . He does not want you to carry a useless god on your shoulder . . . He wants to carry you on His shoulder!

There is a vital difference between TRUE religion and false religion! False religion is a dead weight (a devastating burden), for the soul to carry . . . whereas TRUE religion is a Living Power (Jesus) to carry the soul!

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (KJV)

Declaring the end from the beginning . . . the end of the Jewish state, both as a church, and a nation, from the first settlement of it in the times of Moses, to the end of the world, and all things in it, as early as the times of Enoch, the seventh from Adam (Jude 1:14). The LORD declared the end and issue of every event BEFORE they came to pass; and especially things relating to Christ. The end was declared very early, and spoken of by all the prophets, and which is full proof of the omniscience of God, and of His true deity (Lk.1:70).
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And from the ancient times the things that are not yet done . . . that were not yet at this time done, although they have been since: such as the captivity of the Jews, and their return from it; also the incarnation of Christ, His obedience and sufferings, and the glory that would follow; His resurrection, His ascension, and His sitting at the right hand of God. Right Hand of God: (Mk.16:19; Lk.22:69; Acts 2:33; 7:55-56; Rom.8:34; Col.3:1; Heb.10:12; 12:2; 1 Pet.3:22). The work of redemption by Him; the effusion of the Spirit; the spread of the Gospel among the Gentiles, and their conversion.
Saying, my counsel shall stand . . . no other power can disappoint, nor hinder, nor stop, my purposes and predictions. All shall stand firm and sure, and shall have be fully accomplished.
Psalm 33:10-11 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 11  The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. (KJV)
And I will do all my pleasure . . . just as He has done in Creation, and does in providence, so He has done, can do, and does in grace, in predestination and redemption, and in the effective calling of His people. This may especially refer to the deliverance of the Jews by Cyrus, a type of Christ, and deliverance by him, as follows.

Isaiah 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. (KJV)

Calling a ravenous bird from the east . . . Cyrus is called a bird for his swiftness and great mission, and ravenous for his being fierce and victorious over his enemies. From the east, from Persia (Isa.41:2). Cyrus is said to be from the east, because his country lay to the east of Babylon.
The man that executeth my counsel from afar country . . . as Persia was far from Babylon, Assyria and other provinces lying between; but though he lived in a far country, and knew nothing of the affairs of the people of God in Babylon, or what work he was to do, yet God called him, and brought him to do His will, which he was ignorant of . . . for God sometimes puts into the hearts of men to fulfil His will, which they are strangers to (Rev.17:17. It is in the Hebrew text, the man of my counsel; NOT with whom the Lord consulted, for NONE are of His counsel in this sense; but whom in His counsels, decrees and purposes, He appointed to such service, and whom He makes use of as an instrument to do His pleasure (Isa.44:8).
Yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass: I have purposed, I will also do it . . . the counsel of the LORD, concerning the deliverance of His people from Babylon, by the hand of Cyrus; this He had purposed in His own heart, had spoken of in prophecy, and would certainly perform. Some interprets this verse of the Messiah, of whom, no doubt, Cyrus was a type; and what is here said agrees with him: he may be compared to a flying bird for his swiftness in coming at the appointed time; he came from the east, as the rising sun of righteousness; he was the man of God's counsel in the highest sense, and came, being called, to execute it; the work of redemption was according to the eternal purpose of God, and spoken of by all the holy prophets, and now accomplished; and his righteousness and salvation are made mention of in the following verses. Counsel of the LORD: (Ps.33:11; Pro.19:21; Isa.19:17; Jer.23:18. 49:20; 50:45).      
  

The Unbelief of Man Shall Not
Make the Word of God of No Effect (46:12-13)

Isaiah 46:12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness: (KJV)

Hearken unto me, ye stout hearted . . . this is not an address to the Chaldeans, as some think, who were merciless and cruel to the Jews, and far from doing that which was right to them, but oppressed them and would not let them go. This was to the Jews, especially to the wicked and wasteful among them, who were always a stouthearted, stiff-necked and a rebellious people. Ye stout-hearted, usually means those who were bold and courageous, but here it clearly means those whose hearts were strongly set against God; who prepared themselves to resist and oppose His plans and government; who were stubborn and rebellious.
That are far from righteousness . . . none are righteous, no, not one (Rom.3:10, 23), all are full of all unrighteousness; even those that are the most righteous and religious on the outside are without righteousness. They do not achieve righteousness by the law of works; they rush about trying to establish their own, and refusing to submit to the righteousness of God (1 Cor.1:30). They are so are far from it, and without a doubt, ALL God's elect, are far from true repentance, far from the true knowledge of the righteousness of Christ, for they simply are not convinced they need it, for it has not yet been revealed and applied to them, and received by faith.

*****They are encouraged to depend on the power of God when their troubles abound and they are not capable of helping themselves, for their help comes in the Name of the LORD, who made heaven and Earth, which He mentions, not only for His own glory, but for their comfort.

Listen carefully to what I am saying, you people with hard hearts. You cannot believe that you will have freedom in your own country again, but the day when I rescue you is very near. It is not something in some distant future. I will rescue Jerusalem, and I will cause men to rebuild the city and My Temple in it. And I will bring My glory to Israel, and My people will reflect My beautiful purposes in the world. Israel’s hard hearts refers to the fact that the Jews were not willing to accept a foreigner as God’s agent (Isa.45:9-13).

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. (KJV)

I bring near my righteousness, it shall not be far off . . . meaning either the faithfulness of God, in fulfilling His Promises; or the justice of God displayed in redemption by Christ; or Christ Himself, God's Righteous One, and the LORD our righteousness; or rather the righteousness of Christ itself, which JEHOVAH the Father may call His, because He sent His Son to work it out, approved of it, accepted it, and imputes it to His people, and justifies them by it. The LORD is Righteous: (Isa.53:11; Jer.12:1; Lam.1:18; Jn.17:25; 2 Tim.4:8; 1 Jn.2:1; 2:29; Rev.16:5, 7; 19:2).        
And my salvation shall not tarry . . . either Christ, who is God's Salvation, provided and appointed by Him, who was to come as a Saviour, and should not tarry; nor did He tarry beyond the appointed time (Hab.2:3), or the salvation itself wrought out by Him . . . this Work is done by Christ Jesus, His only begotten Son (Jn.3:16), and is clearly stated in the Gospel, and is brought nigh and applied by the Spirit of God in conversion, in due and proper time, and one day will be fully enjoyed in Heaven. Holy Spirit’s Work: (Gal.4:6; 5:5; Eph.2:18; 3:16; 4:4; 2 Tim.1:7; Tit.3:5-6; 1 Jn.3:24).
And I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory . . . the Saviour Himself was to come to Zion; for near Zion was salvation worked out; near Zion the Gospel of Salvation was first declared and out of Zion the Word of the Gospel was sent into all the world; and in Zion, the church of God, Christ the Saviour is to be met with; and His salvation is the safety of Zion, it is placed there instead of walls and fortifications; and all this is for God’s spiritual Israel, His chosen, redeemed and called, and who shall be saved with an everlasting salvation; and who are the glory of God, have the glory of God, the grace of God in them, and the righteousness of God upon them. All those who are in the LORD’S care and in His Holy Hands, are those who enjoy the love and Presence of the Glorious God, and who is glorified in them, and by them. The glory of all His abundant perfections: His faithfulness, His grace, His holiness, His justice, His mercy, His truth and His wisdom, is great in their salvation. Israel too, may be called His glory, because He gives glory to them; not only grace here on Earth, but glory hereafter, when their salvation will one day be completely enjoyed. Galatians 3:26-29 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29  And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. (KJV)

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