Isaiah 12 – “Anticipated Joy and Thanks”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
The people will thank God when he delivers them from the Assyrians.

II. Photo
Isaiah predicts a period of joy: “Joyfully shall you draw water from the fountains of triumph!” (v. 3)

III. Important Verses
1-2: In that day, you shall say: “I give thanks to You, O LORD! Although You were wroth with me, Your wrath has turned back and You comfort me, Behold the God who gives me triumph! I am confident, unafraid; For Yah the LORD is my strength and might, And He has been my deliverance.”
3-6: Joyfully shall you draw water From the fountains of triumph, And you shall say on that day: “Praise the LORD, proclaim His name. Make His deeds known among the peoples; Declare that His name is exalted. Hymn the LORD, For He has done gloriously; Let this be made known In all the world! Oh, shout for joy, You who dwell in Zion! For great in your midst Is the Holy One of Israel.”

IV. Outline
1-2. Anticipated thanks
3-5. Anticipated praise
6. Exhortation for others to join

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Blenkinsopp, Joseph. “Isaiah 1-39” The Anchor Bible vol. 19 (New York: Doubleday, 2000).
Collins, John J. “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible,” (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004).
Sweeney, Marvin A. “Isaiah 1-39 with an Introduction to Prophetic Literature” The Forms of Old Testament Literature vol. 16 (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans, 1996).
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