16 And I have put my words in thy [a]mouth, and have defended thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the [b]heavens, and lay the foundation of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
17 Awake, awake, and stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the [c]cup of his wrath: thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
18 There is none to guide her among all her sons, whom she hath brought forth: there is none that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
Isaiah 51:16Meaning, of Isaiah, and of all true ministers, who are defended by his protection.
Isaiah 51:17Thou hast been justly punished and sufficiently as Isa. 40:2, and this punishment in the elect is by measure, and according as God giveth grace to bear it: but in the reprobate it is the just vengeance of God to drive them to an insensibleness and madness, as Jer. 25:15, 16.
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