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2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
2:6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots: 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 2:14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 2:21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?

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Everything King James Bible:Isaiah
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Isaiah
Book: Isaiah
Chapter: 2

Overview:
The Conversion of the Gentiles, Description of the sinfulness
of Israel. (1-9) The awful Punishment of unbelievers. (10-22)

1-9 The Calling of the Gentiles, the spread of the Gospel, and
that far more extensive preaching of it yet to come, are
foretold. Let Christians strengthen one another, and support one
another. It is God who teaches his people, By his Word and
Spirit. Christ promotes peace, as Well as Holiness. If all men
were real Christians, there could be No War; but nothing
answering to these expressions has yet taken place On the Earth.
Whatever others do, let us walk in the Light of this peace. Let
us remember that when true religion flourishes, men delight in
going up to the House of the Lord, and in urging others to
accompany them. Those are in danger who please themselves with
strangers to God; for we soon learn to follow the ways of
persons whose company we keep. It is not having Silver and Gold,
horses and chariots, that displeases God, but depending upon
them, as if we could not be safe, and easy, and happy without
them, and could not but be So with them. Sin is a disgrace to
the poorest and the lowest. And though lands called Christian
are not full of idols, in the literal sense, are they not full
of idolized riches? and are not men So busy about their gains
and indulgences, that the Lord, his truths, and precepts, are
forgotten or despised?

10-22 The taking of Jerusalem By the Chaldeans seems first
meant here, when Idolatry among the Jews was done away; but our
thoughts are led forward to the Destruction of all the enemies
of Christ. It is folly for those who are pursued By the wrath of
God, to think to hide or shelter themselves from it. The shaking
of the Earth will be terrible to those who set their affections
On things of the Earth. Men's haughtiness will be brought down,
either By the Grace of God convincing them of the evil of pride,
or By the Providence of God depriving them of all the things
they were proud of. The Day of the Lord shall be upon those
things in which they Put their confidence. Those who will not be
reasoned out of their sins, sooner or later shall be frightened
out of them. Covetous men make Money their God; but the time
will come when they will feel it as much their Burden. This
whole Passage may be applied to the case of an awakened sinner,
ready to leave all that his soul may be saved. The Jews were
prone to rely On their Heathen neighbours; but they are here
called upon to cease from depending On mortal Man. We are all
prone to the same Sin. Then let not Man be your fear, let not
him be your Hope; but let your Hope be in the Lord your God. Let
us make this our great concern.

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