The people will thank God when he delivers them from the Assyrians.
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.”
1-2. Anticipated thanks
3-5. Anticipated praise
6. Exhortation for others to join
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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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