The apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes began on 11 February 1858, when Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year old peasant girl from the nearby town of Lourdes, went with her sister and a friend to gather firewood. 65. James Edlin. You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. Isaiah 66:10-14. Each of us must walk in the light we have. “You will see it, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones (literally “bones”) shall flourish like the tender grass” (v. 14a). The pain of labor will immediately, miraculously, be surpassed by the joy of God’s delivery of Israel. 66:10 and 11? Significantly, Isaiah began the book with a condemnation of the shallow worship of God’s people at the time of the New Moons and Sabbaths (Isaiah 1:12-15). Denomination: Lutheran. from her glorious abundance.” 1. Isaiah 66:10-14, Studies on Old Testament texts from Series C, … It is to be so exhausted, mentally, physically, and spiritually, that the weariness feels like it’s seeped into your very marrow and has become a part of you. Isaiah 9:3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. Bible Resources. Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above The Worship God Demands. First Reading. 10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: 11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. (Isaiah 49:15.) A look through several Isaiah commentaries shows that there is some disagreement in seeing how the various prophetic utterances in Isaiah 66 are to be organized in relationship to one another. Some of us are so exhausted that bone-tired is the only way we know how to live anymore. 1-2 God ’s Message: “Heaven’s my throne, earth is my footstool. and the hand of Yahweh shall be known toward his servants; Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Mother's have such nurturing hearts of mercy, but what they reflect is God's heart and if this is God's heart then it should be in our hearts too. The text is Isaiah 66:10-14 and is a portion of the LORD’s response to Isaiah’s prayer. The comfort that Mother God provides for her people is the comfort of home; restoring the people to the place they belong, rebuilding their ruins, and washing them in riches and security (see also 49:13, 51:13, 52:9, and 54:11). Commentary, Isaiah 66:10-14, Elizabeth Webb, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. The impression is of abundance beyond our ability to understand—abundance that seems to have no beginning and no end. The Israelites knew this bone-tiredness, too. The milk of affection and nourishment mingles with the “overflowing stream” (verse 12) of prosperity; with Mother Jerusalem’s nurturance, the wealth of all the nations will flow to the people. It is that kind of comfort that Yahweh is promising the people of Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:10-14 Commentary by Elizabeth Webb. Cancel {{#items}} {{human}} {{/items}} ← Chapter. Isaiah - Chapter 66 Two great events occurred around Jesus - Jerusalem was burned, and the gospel exploded. Living Worship to God. Mother's have such nurturing hearts of mercy, but what they reflect is God's heart and if this is God's heart then it should be in our hearts too. Janice B. Scott. “Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool” (verse 1), God intones; nothing built by human hands could possibly contain the God of all things. Isaiah 66:10-14 Commentary by Christine Roy Yoder. The Hebrew words for comfort (three variants used in this verse) have the sense, “give relief” or ” ‘help find release’ from pent-up sorrow and emotion” (Bromiley, 735). Her prosperity will be like an overflowing river. THE CONTEXT This is the last chapter of the book of Isaiah—dated between 538 and 520 B.C.—the period immediately following the return of the exiles to Jerusalem (Muilenburg, 760). Commentary on the Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14; John 2:1-11 Today we celebrate a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south-west of France.. and your bones shall flourish like the tender grass: The Lord wishes to be to us in the room of a mother, that, instead of the annoyances, reproaches, distresses, and anxieties, which we have endured, he may treat us gently, and, as it were, fondle us in his bosom. God’s desire is not for a temple that ultimately only glorifies human activity, but for “humble and contrite” spirits that “tremble” at God’s word (verse 2). The Masoretic paragraphs in BHS indicate that vv. These things will also witness to other people (Gentiles) that Yahweh supports his servants and protects them from their enemies (see Exodus 14:4, 18; 29:46). And the glory of the Gentiles as an overflowing torrent. 1. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Mon, Jan. 4th Tue, Jan. 5th Wed, Jan. 6th Thu, Jan. 7th Fri, Jan. 8th Sat, Jan. 9th. 10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: 11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. Four times in verses 10 the people are enjoined to “rejoice” and “be glad,” to replace their mourning over Jerusalem’s destruction with joy at her renewal. Isaiah 66. List the pagan worship rites of Isa. By fire and by sword, the Lord will come “to pay back his anger in fury, and his rebuke in flames of fire” (verse 15). So Psalms 11:4; Psalms 103:19; Matthew 5:34. ), which the WEB has updated. Gospel. We need this kind of hope today Isaiah 66:10-14 Happy 4th of July! Isaiah 66:10-14. 13As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; Isaiah 25:9 In that day they will say, "Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. The third line of that verse reads, “and it shall be known that the hand of the LORD is with his servants.” 2 1 as when fire kindles brushwood. Their hearts will rejoice and their bodies (bones) will flourish. The labor pains of Zion’s rebirth are unavoidable, yet the God who births her is there to comfort and console. Fortunately, for most of us, such bone-tiredness, as awful as it is, is only an occasional experience. He united Jews and Gentiles in the church and exalted them over enemies. The rotting bodies of those on whom God brings judgment will forever remain as a warning against rebellion (verse 24). ... God’s people will be blessed. Proper 9 • Isaiah 66:10–14 • July 4, 2010. July 4, 2010. Commentary, Isaiah 66:10-14, Elizabeth Webb, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight. Isaiah 65, as discussed in the commentary for week five, emphasizes divine retribution to explain Israel’s suffering, and eschatological hope to spur the people on. It is humbling to realize that the river was flowing just as prodigiously yesterday and will be doing so again tomorrow—that it flows even while we sleep. Beginning in verse 7, the writer, using language of labor and delivery, assures the people that the promised renewal of Israel will indeed come to fruition. Tucked within this drama of God’s righteous anger and Israel’s glorious vindication, however, in verses 10-14, the writer has included a tender portrait of a maternal God, who restores and refreshes the weary bones of God’s people. The lectionary chooses both to make optional the first six verses in the chapter and to eliminate the final two verses, perhaps hoping to make the passage slightly less difficult to interpret. The lectionary text’s (verses 10-14) emphasis on joy and comfort extends the maternal motif even further. When the things that Yahweh has promised come to pass, the people of Jerusalem will know that the hand of the Lord is with them (see Exodus 6:7; 7:5, 17; 16:12). There is a noise of soldiers slaying, and of the poor people shrieking or crying out. lom’) to her like a river, Commentary on Isaiah 66:10-14. Books of the Bible Buy a Bible Daily Readings Old Testament New Testament Ten Commandments. For most of us, mother-comfort is the epitome of comfort—comfort par excellence—the best comfort that we will ever know. You know what it’s like to be bone-tired. Daily Readings Sunday 7th July … LISTEN: Isaiah 66 (mp3) READ: Isaiah 66 notes STUDY: Isaiah 66 worksheet Prologue Where we are: Part 1: Judgment Part 2: Historical Interlude Part 3: Salvation Chapters 1-35 Chapters 36-39 Chapters 40-66 When this takes place: Chapter 66 is part of the second major section of Isaiah and deals less with Judah’s immediate plight than… “For thus says Yahweh, ‘Behold, I will extend peace (sa∙lom’—prosperity or peace) to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream‘” (v. 12a). Isaiah 66:10-14. and he will have indignation against his enemies. But there are those among the people who forget that all things are made by the hands of God, and whose worship thereby lacks humility and reverence. 64 p Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down,. Biblical Commentary Isaiah 66:10-14 EXEGESIS: ISAIAH 66. They were faced, not only with the hard labor of rebuilding, but also with the hostility of their neighbors. 64 p Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, q that the mountains might quake at your presence— 2 1 as when fire kindles brushwood. Isaiah puts it into context of from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come and to worship before Me. In the context of Isaiah 66, the people had suffered through the exile, cut off from their land and from their God. Alternate First Reading. Isaiah 66:10-14 Janice B. Scott Although it was his very first visit to Wentworth, Scott played as someone inspired, making brilliant shot after brilliant shot, even towards the end of the competition when he was neck and neck with a much more seasoned professional. Sa∙lom’ is a peace that goes beyond the absence of malice. 4 I too take delight in making fools of them, I shall bring what they most fear down on them because I have called and no one would answer, I spoke and no one listened. The Lord will appear, to the joy of the humble believer, and to the confusion of hypocrites and persecutors. Page 1 of 3 “Written in Heaven” + 7 Pentecost C + Isaiah 66:10-14; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 July 7, 2013 This is the day the Lord has made! Vulgate (Latin): Isaiah Polyglot KJV | Sep | Tan. Cancel {{#items}} {{local_name}} {{/items}} Book. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem — Let all that wish her well congratulate her for the favours God hath conferred upon her, and particularly let the Gentiles rejoice with the Jewish Church, for her advancement shall redound to their benefit. Some examples of this are Isaiah 66:10-14 where he uses the present tense and the second person pronoun to speak of something that will not occur until the end of the age. Isaiah 66, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Tagged With: Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions, Father Marcin Drabik, Galatians 6:14-18, Isaiah 66:10-14, Luke 10:1-12 17-20, Luke 10:1-9, Psalm 65(66):1-7 16 20, St Swithuns RC Church Southsea, Universalis. Hence we are taught to pray; our father which art in heaven. At the 2004 Professional Golfers' Association golf competition at Wentworth in Surrey, the rather surprising winner was a young Scotsman, Scott Drummond, who was previously a virtually unknown rookie amongst the golfing fraternity. Isaiah 66:10-14 Commentary by Elizabeth Webb You know what it’s like to be bone-tired. My rest - Or where is the place wherein I can be said to rest in a proper sense? In the midst of this narrative of divine condemnation and retribution, we find surprising moments of maternal imagery. Jerusalem is an affectionate mother, nursing her people, carrying them on her arm, and dandling them on her knee (verse 12). and will be dandled on her knees. See Isaiah 66:2b (printed below) …this is the man I will regard, namely, he who is humble and who has a contrite spirit, he who trembles at my word. In the Women's Bible Commentary, Revised and Updated, Patricia K. Tull points out that "the prophetic voice in chapters 65-66 gives up on some segments of the population, marking a division between those who continue to rebel and the chosen ones who serve God." a Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Then, when some were allowed to return in anticipation of the great blessings they had been promised, they found only further suffering. Posts Tagged ‘Isaiah 66:10-14’ Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 2 z And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. What is the central theme of Isaiah 65-66? In Isaiah 66 God gives his people a reason to rejoice when all signs pointed to despair. Isaiah - Chapter 66 Two great events occurred around Jesus - Jerusalem was burned, and the gospel exploded. Jerusalem will prosper, because the Lord will make her prosperous. Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. Yet as soon as Zion was in labor she delivered her children” (verse 8). Many were killed or starved to death. Chapter 66 is divided into two main sections: verses 1-16, which is poetry, and verses 17-24 which is written in a prose style. The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. The people of Jerusalem have experienced terrible problems over a period of many decades, beginning with the siege of Jerusalem. The thread that draws together this week’s readings can be found in Isaiah 66:14. It is that kind of abundance that the Lord is promising to Jerusalem and its people. The word translated “bodies” in the NRSV should more properly be translated “bones,” which speaks to the sense that despair can settle in and take over our very essence, and which emphasizes that God can reach in and restore that essence to joy. While the people’s suffering feels as desperate as that of a pregnant woman who cannot give birth (29:18), God will not “open the womb and not deliver” (66:9); God’s imminent delivery of Israel is assured. It is to be so exhausted, mentally, physically, and spiritually, that the weariness feels like it’s seeped into your very marrow and has become a part of you. We all know that weariness. This is what Isaiah is saying and this is how Stephen is using this text. SermonStudio. Commentary on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Isaiah predicted the end of the temple and its worship. To whom Isa. They have done what I regard as evil, have chosen what displeases me. Denomination: Lutheran. and the fire causes water to boil—. “Shall a land be born in one day? The small groups of exiles who returned to Judah after Persia’s defeat of Babylon in 539 faced hardship, famine, political in-fighting, and economic oppression. “‘As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem'” (v. 13). Isaiah 65-66, the final chapters in the book of Isaiah, pick up a number of themes and images prominent in Isaiah 40-66. It is the kind of wholeness that comes from a proper relationship to God. Introduction Several challenges face the preacher of this text: one challenge is how best to understand this text in its literary and historical context where it speaks to the restoration of Israel from captivity and how—if at all—this message then relates to our hearers today. Chapter 66 begins with a condemnation of false worship, a familiar refrain in Third Isaiah and in other Prophetic works, and ends with a pronouncement of God’s revenge on the disobedient. VI (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001), Tucker, Gene M. in Craddock, Fred B.; Hayes, John H.; Holliday, Carl R.; and Tucker, Gene M.,Preaching Through the Christian Year, C (Valley Forge: Trinity Press, 1994), Watts, John D. W., Word Biblical Commentary: Isaiah 34-66 (Dallas: Word Books, 1987), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. Under God’s nurturing care, the very bodies and spirits of God’s people receive restoration (verse 14). 6. Isaiah 66:11, ESV: "that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious abundance.”" 5 Listen to the word of Yahweh, you who tremble at his word. Thus says the L ord: Heaven is my throne ... (Isaiah 49:15.) "Under God's nurturing care, the very bodies and spirits of God's people receive restoration (verse 14)." Daily Services Sunday 7th July 2019 – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. God’s condemnation upon those who disobey, in verses 15-16, is also a familiar prophetic refrain. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.” Read verse in New International Version Shall a nation be delivered in one moment? This also is an expression that should be studiously avoided in prayers and sermons. Isaiah 66:10-14 King James Version (KJV). “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. By the word “peace” he means prosperity. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Isaiah 66. Verse 12b extends Jerusalem’s prosperity to the people. Deep within our bones we are weary and broken, and deep within our bones God’s nurturing love reaches in and restores. Comment. 10–11 are read together and vv. They had experienced a miserable time that had lasted—and lasted—and lasted. Isaiah Chapter 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31. Isaiah 66:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Isaiah 66:11, NIV: "For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.'" (Isaiah 66:18-21) The Lord has set a date for all the world to stand before Him: to behold His glory and to be confronted with the truth that He alone is God (verse 18). It is to feel despairing and defeated. Weary bones refreshed and restored. -- Isaiah 66:10-14-- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C. The strong female imagery in this passage of God's care for his people prompted my remembering an ol. Theme: Two great events occurred after 12–14 with v. 15ff (see my outline below). The heaven — The highest heaven, is the place where I shew myself in my majesty. Isaiah 66. 9 July 1995 - WE CAN MAKE SOME THINGS BETTER TODAY, WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE PERFECT TO COME, TOMORROW. Last fall, the wife of a good friend and colleague was diagnosed with lymphoma. The chapter alternates between judgment and redemption. and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream: 10. 3. The people are awash in love and delight. The home in this world that God provides for us is within the circle of God’s own arms, and in that place the tired old bones of humanity flourish again. A character in Bernard Malamud's novel God's Grace says: "A life --to be a life --must run it. BLOG. The Gospel reading from Matthew speaks of those who are really great in the Kingdom of God.It is the beginning of the fourth discourse given by Jesus in this gospel, a discourse which discusses the relationships between members of the Christian community. and you will nurse. 3 s When you did awesome things that we did not look for,. For some of us, though, it is a way of life. Of the Lord — A voice of the Lord, not in thunder, but that rendereth recompence to his enemies. Significantly, Isaiah began the book with a condemnation of the shallow worship of God’s people at the time of the New Moons and Sabbaths (Isaiah 1:12-15). This is the new heavens and new earth when Christ comes. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance.” Read verse in New International Version 5. Isaiah 66:10–14; Psalm 66:10–15; Galatians 6; Luke 10:1–20. Bible Language English. 66. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} {{/items}} ← Language. In verse 12a, the Lord promises prosperity to the city of Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:10-14 “Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. It is like the end of a several season television show that flashes back to the best parts of the series in the final episode. But now Yahweh promises to comfort them—to give them relief—to help them find release from their pent-up sorrow and emotion. Jerusalem is portrayed as a mother, whose “consoling breast” will nurture and feed her children, and they will “drink deeply with delight” (verses 10 and 11). The house— Can there be an house built, that will contain me? Saint Therese of the Child Jesus – Commentary on Isaiah 66:10-14c; Ps 130; Matthew 18:1-5 . Bromiley, Geoffrey (General Editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Volume One: A-D –Revised (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979), Brueggemann, Walter, Westminster Bible Companion: Isaiah 40-66 (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998), Hanson, Paul D., Interpretation Commentary: Isaiah 40-66, (Louisville: John Knox Press, 1995), Muilenburg, James (Introduction and Exegesis of Isaiah 40-66); and Coffin, Henry Sloane (Exposition of Isaiah 40-66), The Interpreter’s Bible: Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Vol. Shall I bring to the birth - האני אשביר haani ashbir, num ego matricem frangam; Montanus. LISTEN: Isaiah 66 (mp3) READ: Isaiah 66 notes STUDY: Isaiah 66 worksheet Prologue Where we are: Part 1: Judgment Part 2: Historical Interlude Part 3: Salvation Chapters 1-35 Chapters 36-39 Chapters 40-66 When this takes place: Chapter 66 is part of the second major section of Isaiah and deals less with Judah’s immediate plight than… Enormous quantities of water flow by any given point every minute—and keep coming hour after hour. A Mother's Heart: Nurturing, Not Just For Moms Anymore Contributed by Corey Berti on May 13, 2010 based on 3 ratings | 8,518 views. The Gospel reading from Matthew speaks of those who are really great in the Kingdom of God.It is the beginning of the fourth discourse given by Jesus in this gospel, a discourse which discusses the relationships between members of the Christian community. 65:1 and 2 refer and why? God mocked the Jews trust in ceremonies and promised vengeance. The people’s sufferings, the labor pains of rebirth, will be short-lived: the glorious rebirth of Jerusalem is imminent. Isaiah 66:15-24. While each person experiences his/her mother and father in his/her own way, most people associate comfort with their mothers instead of their fathers. and the fire causes water to boil— r to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! What is so unique about Isaiah 65 which is particularly seen in Isa. Scripture: Isaiah 66:10-14. You will see it, and your heart shall rejoice, and … “You will see” promises that what Yahweh is saying will actually come to pass—that the people of Jerusalem will actually see it—that Yahweh is not just expressing ideals but is talking about practical realities that people will experience firsthand. Reading 1, Isaiah 60:1-6 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 Gospel, Matthew 2:1-12 Reading 2, Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 More Daily Readings. Preaching. 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