Condemnation of Israel's Idolatry

571 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isaiah 57:1

Commentary on Isaiah 57:1-2

(Read Isaiah 57:1-2)

The righteous are delivered from the sting of death, not from the stroke of it. The careless world disregards this. Few lament it as a public loss, and very few notice it as a public warning. They are taken away in compassion, that they may not see the evil, nor share in it, nor be tempted by it. The righteous man, when he dies, enters into peace and rest.