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Synopsis Home Isaiah Chapter 30
Chapter 1
Chapters 2 to 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapters 7 to 9
Chapters 9:8 to 12
Chapters 13 and 14
Chapters 15 to 18
Chapters 19 to 23
Chapter 24
Chapters 25 and 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapters 33 and 34
Chapter 35
Chapters 36 to 39
Chapter 40
Chapters 41 to 43
Chapters 44 and 45
Chapters 46 to 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapters 51 and 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapters 55 to 57
Chapters 58 and 59
Chapter 60
Chapters 61 and 62
Chapter 63
Chapters 64 and 65
Chapter 66

Unbelief and trust in man and their result; God's perfect grace

The effect of this unbelief is manifested in chapter 30. The people put their trust in man, according to the wisdom of man. They look to Egypt for help, but in vain. This contempt of Jehovah, accompanied by an absolute refusal to hearken to His word, which called on the people to trust quietly in Him, added yet more to their iniquity. God allows the evil, therefore, to go on to the full; but it is in order to give then free course to His grace. Verse 18 is a marvellous testimony to the ways of Jehovah. He allowed the chastisement to be fully accomplished, that nothing might be left for Him but perfect grace. Grace and glory will abound, when Jehovah shall bind up the breach of His people and heal their wound. At the end of the chapter we have the intervention of Jehovah against this last instrument of His chastisements -- the rod of chapter 10. The Assyrian is destroyed, and in the place where the rod should fall on him, there shall be only songs of triumph. But Tophet, the fire of Jehovah, was prepared for another also -- "for the king." He who shall have assumed that title in Israel shall be consumed also by the indignation of Jehovah.

Synopsis by John Darby