This is an authorized Web site of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In Isaiah 16:1; Isaiah 42:11 the Revised Version (British and American), perhaps we have a reference to the great city of Petra. Is. An unprejudiced commentator must admit that the "servant of Jehovah" is pointed out here, as He in whom and through whom Jehovah concludes a new covenant with His people, in the place of the old covenant that was broken - namely, the covenant promised in Isaiah 54:10; Isaiah 61:8; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 16:60. This place has all of the benchmarks of the Place of Safety: wilderness, a rock, Selah, Kedar. Let the inhabitants of Sela R1639 sing aloud, Let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains. The eastern part of the world, Arabia Deserta, and the inhabitants of the cities which were in it: the villages that Kedar doth inhabit; or the "courts"F20חצרים "atria", Montanus; "tentoria", Grotius. 1. (u) Ben Melech interprets the rocks and mountains of towers built on rocks and mountains, where men dwelt. rock — Sela, that is, Petra, the metropolis of Idumea and the Nabathoean Ishmaelites. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. When the Judge of all the earth came down, and delivered His ancient Israel from Egyptian bondage, He routed Pharaoh and His hosts, by such signal judgments as spread His fame far and wide: “His name was great, and His praise glorious through the whole earth.” Moses and Israel sang, “The Lord hath triumphed gloriously, the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.” When Rome, as ancient Babylon, fell to rise no more, the heavenly Church is brought in as a chorus, to praise God for His righteous judgments and faithfulness. The word here denotes the most uncultivated countries, intimating that even the most rude and barbarous people would have occasion to rejoin, and would be interested in the mercy of God. Rocks may lie low and deep in the ground, but rise with artless grandeur and inimitable beauty, and their lofty heads divide the clouds. Isaiah 42:11 Those in the wilderness will rejoice “Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voices, The settlements where Kedar inhabits. But it may denote in general those who inhabited the desolate and stony region of Arabia Petrea, or whose home was among the cliffs of the rocks. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Isaiah 42:11". Jesus Christ our Lord manifested in human nature. Communion with all the persons of Deity. Isaiah 42:11 KJ21 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit. A refreshing rock, like that in the wilderness; and that rock was Christ. Or it may refer in general to those in Arabia-Petraea, who had their dwellings cut out of the rock. It is from above, and animates all the powers of the soul. the mountains—namely, of Paran, south of Sinai, in Arabia-Petræa [Vitringa]. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. They are inhabitants of the Rock, as all their supplies come from Christ. Cedar, or the Jews in exile in the desert Arabia, Psalm cxix. The towns where Kedar dwells. Josephus (Ant., IV, vii, 1) tells us that among the kings of the Midianites who fell before Moses was one Rekem, king of Rekem (akre, or rekeme), the city deriving its … 1871-8. (Calmet) --- The people dwell in tents. The Kedarenians led a nomadic, wandering life. 3. I. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Isaiah 42:11". The Targum interprets this of the resurrection of the dead, "the dead, when they shall go out of the house of their world, from the tops of the mountains shall lift up their voice (u).''. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. The idea in the verse is, that all the dwellers in Arabia would celebrate the goodness of God, and join in praising him for his mercy in giving a deliverer. (J. Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains: George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 6. He leads His people (cf., Isaiah 49:8-9), and the Gentiles also, out of night into light; He is the Redeemer of all that need redemption and desire salvation. Let the wilderness - (See the note at Isaiah 35:1). 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