The following commentary covers Chapters 44 and 45.
and promise: the folly of idolatry when God is their
Jehovah now reasons with
His people whom He had formed from the womb, encourages
them, promises them His Spirit. Their children shall
spring up as willows by the water-courses. They shall be
witnesses for Him, Jehovah, the King of Israel, and their
Redeemer. He shews Israel the folly of idolatry, reminds
him that he is Jehovah's servant, and that He will not
forget them, and assures them of the entire pardon of all
their sins: even Jehovah, who is the disposer of all
things, and who calls Cyrus by name to rebuild Jerusalem.
Chapter 45 enlarges upon
the same subjects, dwelling on the deliverance of Israel
as an everlasting deliverance, the result of which shall
never be overthrown.