Isaiah 12 - Outline of Isaiah (Book Notes menu page)
Chapters 11 - 12 describe the coming King in His Kingdom.
This chapter completes the outline suggested at the beginning of ch.11.
  1. The King: His Person and Power (Isa 11:1,2)
  2. The King: the perfect Judge and His perfect Justice (11:3-5)
  3. The King: the perfect Peace for all who know Him (11:6-9)
  4. The King: the Rest for the nations (11:10-11)
  5. The King: the Restorer of Israel's remnant (11:11-16)
  6. The King: the Salvation of His people (12:1-3)
  7. The King: His Praise, the song of all people (12:4-6)
1. And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee:
though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away,
{cp. 10:4,25}
and thou comfortedst me.
2 Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song;
he also is become my salvation.
3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
the LORD JEHOVAH... is become my 'salvation' {HB= yeshuah (all 3 occurrences in v.2,3)}.-
Observe that salvation is not merely provided by God, nor is it obtained through religious rituals or education. Salvation is in the Person of God Himself. This is stated emphatically with the doubling of the name which declares His eternal self-existence: The LORD JEHOVAH {HB= Jah Jehovah}. cp. Isa 26:4
Verse 2 quotes from Psa 118:14,21-22 (which is a Psalm of the Messiah.)
'Yeshua,' transliterated into Greek, is 'Jesus.' cp. Mat 1:21; Acts 4:10-12
water out of the wells of salvation.-
'Wells' speak of abundance, satisfaction and refreshing for the thirsty heart. cp. Isa 55:1; Joh 4:10; Rev 21:6
     This prophecy (v.3) speaks of the fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles, for in His Millennial Kingdom, the Lord will dwell among His people (v.6).
     In the days of the second Temple, during the celebration of the feast of Tabernacles, the priests would draw water from the pool of Siloam, carry it to the Temple, and pour it out at the altar as they recited v.3. That was the occasion of Jesus' words in Joh 7:37-39. (See the Book Notes at John 7:37-39)
Salvation is the saving of a soul from death (see Rom 6:23).
The 'water of life' must be drawn from a well of inexhaustible, eternal life. There is only One such well: the LORD JEHOVAH who has become our Yeshua. cp. Joh 4:14; 5:24-27; 8:58; 10:30; 17:3; Rev 22:1,16-17
(7.) The King: His Praise, the song of all people (12:4-6)
4. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD,
call upon his name, declare his doings among the people,
make mention that his name is exalted.
5 Sing unto the LORD;
for he hath done excellent things: this [is] known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion:
for great [is] the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
praise the LORD...- cp. Rev 15:3,4; 19:1,2
...for He hath done excellent things...- eg., Isa 40:9,10; 44:21-23
...thou inhabitant of Zion...- cp. Psa 132:13-18
great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.-
The King is great because of Who He is. eg., v.2; Psa 48:1,2
His Presence, in the midst of His people, is their strength and glory. Zeph 3:14-20; Zech 2:5,10,11
cry out and shout...- The expression of joy in the LORD's Presence,
is neither reserved nor timid. It bursts forth from each of the redeemed, welling up from "all that is within me" (Psalm 103).

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