30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write for thee all the words that I have spoken to thee in a a book.
(a) Because they would be assured and their
posterity confirmed in the hope of this deliverance promised.
For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a b
voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
(b) He shows that before this deliverance will
come, the Chaldeans would be extremely afflicted by their enemies, and that
they would be in such perplexity and sorrow as a woman in her travail as (Isaiah
30:7 Alas! for that c
day [is] great, so that none [is] like it: it [is] even the time of Jacob's
trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
(c) Meaning that the time of their captivity
would be grievous.
30:8 d For
it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, [that] I will break e
his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no
more f bring him into subjection:
(d) When I will visit Babylon.
(e) Of the king of Babylon.
(f) That is, of Jacob.
30:9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and g
David their king, whom I will raise up to them.
(g) That is, Messiah who would come of the stock
of David according to the flesh and would be the true pastor, (Ezekiel
34:23) who is set forth and his kingdom would be everlasting in the person
of David, (Hosea
30:11 For I [am] with thee,
saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations where I
have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct
thee in measure, and will not h leave
thee altogether unpunished.
(h) In this is commanded God's great mercy
toward his, who does not destroy them for their sins, but corrects and
chastises them till he has purged and pardoned them and so burns the rods by
which he punished them, (Isaiah
Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captives of Jacob's tents,
and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be built upon her own
heap, and the m palace shall remain
after its manner.
(m) Meaning that the city and the temple would be
restored to their former estate.
30:19 And out of them shall proceed n
thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them,
and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be
(n) He shows how the people will with praise and
thanksgiving acknowledge this blessing.
30:21 And their o
nobles shall be from themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst
of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach to me: for who
[is] this that engaged his p heart to
approach to me? saith the LORD.
(o) Meaning, Zerubbabel, who was the figure of
Christ in whom this was accomplished.
(p) Signifying that Christ willingly submits
himself to the obedience of God his father.
30:23 Behold, q
the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it
shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
(q) Lest the wicked hypocrites should flatter
themselves with these promises the prophet shows what will be their portion.
30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not
return, until he hath done [it], and until he hath performed the intents of his
heart: in the r latter days ye shall
(r) When this Messiah and deliverer is sent.