A comprehensive Scripture index to early Quaker writings
6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died [G: of the death of King Uzziah] I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high [G: a high throne] and lifted up, and his train [G: the lower parts thereof] filled the temple. qtext
6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each [G: The seraphims stood upon it: every] one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth [G: world] is full of his glory.
[Isa 6:3, cf Rev 4:8]
6:4 And the posts of the door moved [G: lintels of the door cheeks moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean [G: polluted] lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. qtext
6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live [G: with an hot] coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar [G: from the altar with the tongs]: qtext
6:7 And he laid it upon [G: touched] my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged..
(Isa 6:1-3) IP4: 75
(Isa 6:1) JN3: 106
(Isa 6:5) GF3: 76, 578; JN1: 40 (JL); IP4: 180
(Isa 6:6) JN3: 723 (RR)
(Isa 6:6f) IP3: 43, 350; WPR 142, 623; WPT 325
[Other texts citing Isa 6:1-3: IP4:75 (John 12:41)]
[Other texts citing Isa 6:1: JN3:105f (1 Cor 12:31)]
[Other texts citing Isa 6:5: GF3:578 (Jas 3:10-12)]
IP4:180 (1667): Now, for that way of working which thou speakest of, of seeing a man's nakendess, filthiness, wretched, lost, undone condition; of being convinced of his own impotency; that his help is not in himself; that all his righteousness is as filthy rags [Isa 54:6]; of crying out, what shall I do! Woe is me, I am undone [Isa 6:5]! What shall I do to be saved [Mar 10:18/Acts 16:30]? How shall I appear before the Lord? And so of mourning in secret, and the sore running [Jer 13:17], &c., and the discovery of Christ, as was in that day, as offered without money, without price [Isa 55:1], &c., and desiring to know him, not only as a Saviour, but as a Lord also, reigning over it, &c. all this we knew, in the true and sensible experience, as it was revealed in that day.
IP3:43 (1667): Query 25. What was that live coal from the altar, whereby the prophet Isaiah's iniquity was taken away, and his sin purged? Isa 6:6-7. Can any thing purge away sin, but the blood of Christ?
WPR 623, WPT 325 (1696): ...tis this people's principle, that fire must come from heaven [1 Chr 21:26]; life and power from God, to enable the soul to pour itself out acceptably before him [1 Sam 1:15]. And when a coal from his holy altar touches our lips [Isa 6:6f], then we can pray and praise him as we ought to do [Rom 8:26].
6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
6:9 And he said, Go, and tell [G: say to] this people Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not [G: Ye shall hear indeed, but ye shall not understand; and ye shall plainly see, and not perceive]. qtext
[Isa 6:9 LXX (Ye shall hear indeed, but ye shall not understand; and ye shall see indeed, but ye shall not perceive.), quoted in Mat 13:14f | Luk 8:10; Isa 6:9f LXX, cf Mar 4:12, Acts 26:28f; cf Deu 29:4]
6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed [G: he heal them]. qtext
[Isa 6:10 LXX (For the heart of this people has become gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.), cf Mat 13:15, John 12:40, Acts 28:27]
6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
6:12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking [G: desolation] in the midst of the land.
6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as [G: eaten up as an elm or] an oak, whose substance is [G: which have a substance] in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof. qtext
(Isa 6:9) RBA 137; RBAF 99
(Isa 6:9f) GFJN 30, 33; GF4: 73, 76-85; GF5: 63, 80; GF7: 59 , 186 ; GF8:206 ; JN2: 352; IP1: 174, 220; IP3: 29, 31
(Isa 6:10) IP1:130, 181, 271; IP2: 319; JWJM 57, 100
(Isa 6:11-13) GF4: 73; GF5: 63f
(Isa 6:11) GF4: 77
(Isa 6:13) GF4: 367; GF7: 82 , 155 , 206 ; EQ 310; HPS 35
[Other texts citing Isa 6:9: RBA 137 (Mat 13:13-15)]
[Other texts citing Isa 6:9f: GF7:59 (Mat 25:14-30)]
GFJN 33 (): But I observed a dullness and drowsy heaviness upon people [Isa 6:9f], which I wondered at; for sometimes, when I would set myself to sleep, my mind went over all to the beginning, in that which is from everlasting to everlasting [Psa 90:2]: I saw death was to pass over this sleepy, heavy state, and I told people they must come to witness death to that sleepy, heavy nature, and a cross to it in the power of God, that their minds and hearts might be on things above [Col 3:2].
JN2:352 (1655): we declare against all false witnesses, who have naught but by hearsay from others, who have eyes and see not, ears and hear not, a heart that doth not understand [Isa 6:9f], who knows not the spiritual man [Hos 9:7], his eyes and ears, and so judge of God to be like themselves, as thy companion did say that God had neither eye, nor ear, hor heart, and thus with your carnal imaginations you will judge with the eternal God.
JWJM 100 (Philadelphia YM epistle, 1759): ...those who fear the Lord and think often upon his name, they see and feel that a wrong spirit is spreading among the inhabitants of this country, that the hearts of many are waxed fat and their ears dull of hearing [Isa 6:10]....
[Other texts citing Isa 6:13: EQ 310 (Isa 14:20)]
GF7:82 (1654): So in the life (Christ) live, in whom ye have peace, keeping your habitation in him; that none be as the untimely figs [Rev 6:13], nor as the corn upon the house top, that is soon withered and gone [Psa 129:6, Isa 37:27]. But that ye may live in the seed, the substance [Isa 6:13], Christ the life, in whom ye have riches that never fade away [Heb 10:34]; feeding upon the tree of life, whose leaves heal the nations [Rev 22:2]. So live in unity one with another in the life Christ Jesus, that the seed may be all your crowns.
[Isa 7:1-9 omitted]
7:10 Moreover [G: And] the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,
7:11 Ask thee a sign [G: a sign for thee; L: for thyself a sign] of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.
7:12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.
7:13 And [G: Then] he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also [G: grieve men, that ye will also grieve my God] ?
7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and [G: +she]shall call his name Immanuel [G: Immanu-el] . qtext
[Isa 7:14 LXX (Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel.), cf Mat 1:23]
7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know [G: till he have knowledge;] to refuse the evil, and choose the good. qtext
7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and [G: have knowlege to the eschew the evil, and to] choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings. qtext
7:17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.
[Isa 17:18-25 omitted]
(Isa 7:14) GF4: 55, 292; GF5: 63, 78, 82, 150; GF7: 71 , 123, 125 , 175f,, 206 , 321 ; GF8: 141 , 286 ; GFT 194; EQ 317 (BC), 504 (GF); HPS 72; WPR 505 [cf Mat 1:23]
(Isa 7:14f) WPT 178
(Isa 7:15) JN3: 748
(Isa 7:15f) JN1: 51; JN3: 52
JN3:748 (1655-6): ...all mind that which suffers, and doth not resist itself, for that shall forever reign; when the sanctuary is cleansed [Dan 8:14] obedience shall be your life, meekness and innocency your rest; the dew shall fall for your growth, butter and honey shall you all eat [Isa 7:15] at the table of the Lamb, that you may grow wise in knowledge, and your savor may be sweet among the flock of the valleys, amongst whom you are beloved for the Father's sake [Rom 11:28].
[Other texts citing Isa 7:15f: JN1:51 (John 5:22)]
8:1 Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz [G: Make speed to the spoil: haste to the prey] . qtext
8:2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
8:3 And I went unto [G: After, I came unto] the prophetess; and she [G: which] conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz. qtext
8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, [G: he shall take away] the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away [G omits] before the king of Assyria.
8:5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,
8:6 Forasmuch as [G: Because] this people refuseth [G: hath refused] the waters of Shiloah that go [G: run] softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son; qtext
8:7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many [G: mighty and great], even the king of Assyria, and all [G: Asshur with all] his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels [G: upon all their rivers], and go over all his banks:
8:8 And he shall pass through [G: shall break into] Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even [G: pass through, and shall come up] to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.
(Isa 8:1-3) GF7: 334 
(Isa 8:3) MFS 74
(Isa 8:3f) GF8: 267 
(Isa 8:6) GF4: 17; IP3: 272, 495
GF7:334 (1669): [evidence for Quaker form of marriage] And also read, how Boaz took his wife Ruth, (after both sides were satisfied,) in the assembly of the people and elders; and how he declared it unto the elders, "Ye are witnesses this day, that I take Ruth to be my wife; and they said, we are thy witnesses [Ruth 4:9-11]." And of this Boaz came the line of Christ. For Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David [Ruth 4:21]. And also Isaiah the prophet, who prophesied of Christ's birth, sufferings, and death, God commanded him, when he was to go to the prophetess, that he should take witnesses, and write it in a roll [Isa 8:1-3]; and this was the command of God; and he was of the seed of the righteous.
MFS 74 (1666): Now let us see if any of you, blind priests, can speak after this manner. See if it be not a better sermon than any of you can make, who are against women's speaking. Isaiah, who went to the prophetess, did not forbid her speaking or prophesying [Isa 8:3].
IP3:495 (1672): Now, seeing the Lord hath given us to partake of the riches of his grace [Phil 1:7/Eph 1:7], and of the precious treasures of life in his Son, and of his everlasting kingdom, we cannot hold our peace [Jer 4:19]; but are required of him to proclaim the day of the Lord, the day of the gospel, even the everlasting day, which never shall have an end; and invite to the waters of life, the pure, still streams of Shiloh [Isa 8:6], which our souls drink of, and are satisfied with; especially to such as now thirst after them, as our souls once vehemently did, and were near failing through the extremity of thirst [Isa 41:17]; which thirst, or desire, for the nature of it..., is not lost or extinguished, but satisfied.
8:9 Associate yourselves [G: Gather together on heaps], O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear [G: hearken], all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come [G: yet it shall be brought] to nought; speak the word, and it shall [G: pronounce a decree, yet shall it] not stand: for God is with us. qtext
8:11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong [G: in taking of mine] hand, and instructed [G: taught] me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
8:12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say [G: saith], A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid [G: +of them].
[Isa 8:12f, cf 1 Pet 3:14f]
8:13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread . qtext
8:14 And he shall be for [G: as] a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence [G: as a stumbling stone, and as a rock to fall upon] to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare [G: and as a snare and as a net] to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. qtext
[Isa 8:14, cf Rom 9:33, 1 Pet 2:8]
8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. qtext
(Isa 8:9f) IP1: 192
(Isa 8:10) JN1: 291
(Isa 8:13) IP2: 499; IP3: 199
(Isa 8:14-16) GF5: 73 [cf Rom 9:33, 1 Pet 2:8]
(Isa 8:14) GF3: 136; LB (C17); MFU 115, 145, 191; JN1: 207; JN2: 301, 316, 456; JN3: 723, 725 (RR); IP1: 198, 199; IP4: 192; WPR576; WPT 359; WTG 178 (EH) [cf Rom 9:33, 1 Pet 2:8]
(Isa 8:15) JN1: 321
JN1:291 (1654): ...here thou showest thy profaneness who prefers the wisdom of man in matters of government before the light of God; and it is plain to all that thou know not the guiding of the light of God, nor the worth of it, but art contrary to God, the Scriptures, and all good men. For saith God, "They that take counsel, and not of me, shall not stand [Isa 30:1/8:10]"; and all that ever governed well had their counsel from the Spirit of God, as appears in David, Solomon, and all the kings of Judea; and when they took counsel at anything else, then they fell.
IP2:498f (1667): Let us then not look out like the world, or judge or fear according to the appearance of things, after the manner of the world; but let us sanctify the Lord of hosts in our hearts, and let him be our fear and dread [Isa 8:13/1 Pet 3:15]; and he shall be an hiding place unto us [Psa 32:7] in the storms, and in the tempests, which are coming thick upon the earth.
MFU 191 (1656): And so the Lord God of power & life enlighten thy understanding, that thou may clearly see the ground and rock on which we stand, and then he will not be an offence, nor cause of stumbling [Isa 8:14]; who walks in the Light, there is no occasion of stumbling [1 Jn 2:10], but who turns from the Light stumbles at noonday [Isa 59:10]....
JN2:456 (1655): thou tells of Christ's appearance being a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel [Isa 8:14], but canst not see thyself stumbling at his light and appearance, and wouldst preach him out of the world, such is thy offense at his appearance, and how his children are for signs and wonders now [Isa 8:18], and his appearance now everywhere spoken against [Acts 28:22]....
JN1:321 (1654): Therefore I do deny you in the light, which is one in all your consciences, which will me witness eternally at the dreadful day, when the book of conscience is opened..., and then you shall see this to be truth, though now you harden yourselves against it: but it is that the Scriptures may be fulfilled upon you, that you may stumble, fall, and be broken [Isa 8:15], as they did who acted such things before you; and their plagues you shall witness, whether you will hear or forbear [Ezek 2:5 refrain], unless you repent.
8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal [G: +up] the law among my disciples. qtext
8:17 And [G: Therefore] I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth [G: hath hid] his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. qtext
[Isa 8:17f LXX (and one shall say, I will wait for God, who has turned away his face from the house of Jacob, and I will trust in him.), cf Heb 2:13]
8:18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from [G: by] the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. qtext
8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto [G: Enquire at] them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter [G: a spirit of divination, and at the soothsayers, which whisper and murmur]: should not a people seek unto [G: enquire at] their God? for [G: from] the living to the dead? qtext
8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. qtext
8:21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. [G 8:21: Then he that is afflicted and famished, shall go to and from in it: and when he shall be hungry, he shall even fret himself, and curse his King and his gods, and shall looke upward.] qtext
8:22 And they [G: when he] shall look unto the earth; and [G: to the earth] behold trouble and darkness, dimness of [G: vexation and] anguish; and they shall be driven to [G: he is driven to] darkness.
(Isa 8:16) MFS 40; JN2: 244; JN3: 397
(Isa 8:17) IP2: 250
(Isa 8:18) GF8: 151 , 286 ; GFEJ 453; JN1: 205, 526; JN2: 456; JN3: 723 (RR)
(Isa 8:19-22) MFU 145
(Isa 8:19) GF3: 523
(Isa 8:19f) GF5: 436
(Isa 8:20-22) GF3: 582f
(Isa 8:20) GF3: 368, 445; JN1: 521; JN2:5; JN3: 397; IP1: 366; RBA 78; RBAF 61; WPR 614; WPT 285
(Isa 8:21) GF3: 204
[Other texts citing Isa 8:16: JN3:397 (Isa 8:20)]
MFS 40 (1660): There is a Word that says, this is the way [Isa 30:21], which way is for the wayfaring man [Isa 35:8]. This teacher will never more be removed into a corner, but their eyes must see their teacher [Isa 30:20]. This way, which has long been hid and hedged up [Job 3:23], has the Lord now open and mande manifest in this his day. The law and the testimony, which were sealed among the disciples [Isa 8:16], are now opened. The Word, which is the light [Psa 119:105], is now revealed.
IP2:249f (1661): Quest. With what kind of things doth the Lord exercise the spirits of his Israel, to bring their hearts into these and other like precious frames? Ans. With several sorts and kinds of things, both outward and inward; as, ... Thirdly, by withdrawings of the life and sweet presence of God from the soul. These are very frequent from the Lord towards his people, insomuch as he is called by this title: "The God that hideth his face from the house of Jacob." (Isa 8:17, 45:15.)
GF3:523 (1659): Andrew Brown and John Lowcock of Glasford, were cast into prison, for asking him a question when he was catechising; and admonished them when they were far absent, and if they come before them, they will cast them into prison; this makes them peepers and mutterers [Isa 8:19], to admonish them when they are not present.
[Other texts citing Isa 8:20: JN2:5 (John 1:9)]
JN3:397 (1656): Another thing thou wouldest prove if thou could, that spirits are to be tried by Scripture, and ... thou quotes that Isa 8:20, which may serve to overcome the whole argument.... Wherein the prophet shows that none can speak according to the law and testimony but from the light in them, the law and testimony being bound up nd sealed amongst the disciples (Isa 8:16)...; therefore who are disciples and follows Christ the light, know the law of the new covenant to be written in the heart (Heb 8:9f), and the testimony of Jesus to be the Spirit of prophecy (Rev 19:10, John 15:26), but they that are spiritually blind knows not this, whose eyes are abroad, and therefore set up the letter instead of the Spirit....
RBA 78f, RBAF 61 (1678, III.7): Their first objection is usually drawn from Isa 8:20.... Now this "law," "testimony," and "Word," they plead to be the Scriptures.... I do [not] know for what reason we many not safely affirm this law and Word to be inward: but suppose it was outward.... it may be confessed, without any prejudice to our cause, that the outward law was more particularly to the Jews a rule, ... but ours, under the New Covenant... is expressly affirmed to be inward and spiritual; ... so that we are to try all things, in the first place, by that "Word of faith" which is preached unto us, which the apostle saith is "in the heart" [Rom 10:8].... Lastly, If we look to this place according to the Greek interpretation of the Septuagint, ... it will favour us much; for there it is said that "the law is given us for a help [Isa 8:20LXX]"; which very well agrees with what is above stated.
GF3:204 (1659): You have gotten the sheep's clothing upon your backs [Mat 7:15]; but now are the vials, and hail storms fallen upon your heads, which make many of you know your tongues [Rev 16:10,21]; and now are the thunders coming out, and the plagues [Exo 9:33f], which make many of you fret yourselves [Isa 8:21].
9:1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation [G: Yet the darkness shall not be according to the affliction that it had] , when at the first he lightly afflicted [G: touched lightly] the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her [G: nor afterward when he was more grievous] by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations [G: Gentiles].
9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. qtext
9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the [G: their] joy: they joy [G: have rejoiced] before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
9:4 For thou hast broken [G omits] the yoke of his [G: their (3x)] burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor [G: +hast thou broken], as in the day of Midian.
9:5 For [G: Surely] every battle of the warrior is with confused [G omits] noise, and garments rolled [G: with tumbling of garments] in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel [G: devouring] of fire. qtext
9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be [G: is] upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called [G: he shall call his name] Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. qtext
9:7 Of [G omits] the increase of his government and peace there shall be [G: shall have] no end, [G: +he shall sit] upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. qtext
(Isa 9) WPT 179, 303
(Isa 9:2) WTG 216 (EH)
(Isa 9:5) GF8: 65 ; WPT 205
(Isa 9:6) GF3: 67, 288, 396; GF4: 102, 169, 224; GF5: 437; GF7: 40 , 48 , 202, 206 , 224, 225 , 256 , 311 ; GF8: 43 , 44 , 49 , 51 , 54 , 85 , 125 , 166 , 203 , 247 , 259 ; GFEJ 162, 304; GFT 107; LB (C97); MFU 465; JN1: 52, 88; JN3: 109, 244; 560 (HS), 725 (RR), 734, 737 (GF); WDS 257, 304; IP1: 377; IP4: 72, 282f; TEM 31; RBA 462; EQ 318 (BC), 539 [BR]; HPS 50; 355, 418 (EB), 458 (MF); WPT 135; WTG 65 (SM), 129 (EH), 329 (AM); JWJM 85, 143, 157, 163, 253; JSS 23, 48, 49, 50; DFR 42
(Isa 9:6f) GF4: 60; GF5: 64; GF6: 183f; GFT 38; JN1: 59, 185; IP3: 283; IP4: 274; WPR 34; WPT 180, 197; JWJM 174
(Isa 9:7) GFJN 528; GF5: 203; GF6: 244, 433; GF7: 72 , 307 , 332, 346, 349f ; GF8: 33 , 40 , 51 , 60 , 71 , 79, 80, 82, 83 , 123 , 132 , 174 , 183, 185 , 203 , 244 ; GFEJ 245, 398 GFT 84; DGA 117; MFU 16, 220; JN3: 125; 725 (RR); WDS 309; IP4: 335; HPS 316; WPR 129; WTG 290 (AM)
[Other texts citing Isa 9:2: WTG 216 (Mat 4:16)]
GF8:65 (1674): [Epistle discusses 1 Cor 14:15] if a creature should praise God in his soul, in his spirit, in the very hearing of the sound of this glorious gospel [2 Cor 4:4, 1 Tim 1:11], or make a joyful melody [cf Eph 5:19]; the minister of the spirit, who preaches the glorious gospel, cannot judge such for that, and say it is a confused noise [Isa 9:5]; for that is the minister of the letter that so judges, who may gather up parcels of the letter, and make a song of that, or preachment of that, to which the gospel ministry of the spirit is the savour of death unto death, and of life unto life [2 Cor 2:16].
[Other texts citing Isa 9:6: GF8:43 (Rom 5:1), GF8:48f (Heb 7:2), GF8:49f (Mat 10:34), GF8:203 (Rom 4:25), TEM 31 (1 Jn 5:9f), RBA 462 (Luk 14:31), EQ 539 (Mat 10:34), JWJM 143 (Jas 3:17), JSS 48 (Gen 3:15), JSS 50 (John 5:17)]
GF7:48 (1653): Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord, depart from iniquity [2Tim 2:19]. None can call him Lord, but by the holy ghost [1 Cor 12:3]; and where the holy ghost is come, there he is Lord and king. This is witnessed in all his saints, where he is so; but in Cain's generation it is not, but these persecute it. But he is risen and come in his saints, who is Lord and king, who will reign over all the world, and bear the government upon his shoulders [Isa 9:6].
DFR 42 (17–): being convinced that I ought to ask counsel of the great Counselor [Isa 9:6], I did not run in my own will [Rom 9:16], and choose my own ways.
JWJM 174 (1772): a degree of exercise from day to day attends me that the pure peaceable government of Christ may spread and prevail amongst mankind [Isa 9:7]. The leading on of a young generation in that pure way [cf Psa 119:9] in which the wisdom of this world [1 Cor 1:20] hath no place—where parents and tutors, humbly waiting for the heavenly Counselor [Isa 9:6], may example them in the Truth as it is in Jesus [Eph 4:21]—this for several days hath been the exercise of my mind.
GF7:71f (1654): And the same light that calls your minds, which were abroad, out of the world, the same turns them to God, the Father of light. Here the pure mind is known, and the pure God is waited upon for wisdom from above [Jas 3:17]; and the pure God is served night and day, and the peace which hath no end [Isa 9:7] is enjoyed.
MFU 220 (1657): In thine own portion and inheritance which is given unto thee dwell continually, that a daily renewing and an increase of his government [Isa 9:7] thou may feel and a growing from glory to glory [2 Cor 3:18], from one stature unto another, unto the perfect man in Christ [Eph 4:13].
9:8 The Lord [G: +hath] sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
9:9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of [G: presumption of the] heart,
9:10 The bricks are fallen down [G omits], but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores [G: wild fig trees] are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
9:11 Therefore [G: Neverthless] the LORD shall set [G: raise] up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;
9:12 The Syrians [G: Aram] before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger [G: wrath] is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. qtext
9:13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts. qtext
9:14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. qtext
9:15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
[Isa 9:15, cf Rev 12:4]
9:16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed [G: devoured]. qtext
9:17 Therefore the Lord shall have no joy [G: have no pleasure] in their young men, neither shall have mercy [G: compassion] on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer [G: wicked] , and speaketh folly. For all this his anger [G: wrath] is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
9:18 For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour [G: devoureth] the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets [G: thick places] of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. qtext
9:19 Through [G: By] the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land [G: shall the land be] darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel [G: meat] of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. qtext
[Isa 9:19, cf Ezek 15:6]
9:20 And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they [G omits] shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man [G: every one shall eat] the flesh of his own arm:
9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger [G: wrath] is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
(Isa 9:12) JN2: 456
(Isa 9:13) JN1: 145
(Isa 9:14) JN2: 238; JN3: 299
(Isa 9:15) JN2: 452? [cf Rev 12:4]
(Isa 9:15f) JN1: 139
(Isa 9:16) JN1: 140; EQ 95 (WD); RBA 237; HPS 280
(Isa 9:18) JSS 31
(Isa 9:19) IP2: 321 [cf Ezek 15:6]
JN2: 456 (1655): And thou tellest of many things and the deliverance of God from the envy that was against his people, and this thou would set up for a teacher but canst not see the envy against them now, and their deliverance as great as ever, from all you wolves that seek to devour with open mouth [Isa 9:12]....
JN1:144f (1653): And you people of the nation that have seen the hand of God against the prince and people for these and the like abominations, and you yourselves are escaped as brands plucked out of the fire [mar: Jude 1:23; Zech 3:2], have you at all turned to him who hath smitten you [Isa 9:13]? or are you bettered by correction? or have you made your peace with the Almighty?
[Other texts citing Isa 9:14: JN2:238 (Rev 12:12)]
[Other texts citing Isa 9:16: EQ 95 (1 Jn 2:27]
HPS 280 (Barbara Blaugdone, 1691): I stood up and spake to [the deputy] that which the Lord did give me to speak, and bid him beware, that he was not found fighting against God, or opposing the Truth, and persecuting the innocent, but be like wise Gamaliel, To let it alone, and if it be of God, it will stand; but if it be of man, it will fall [Acts 5:37f]; and the enmity did not lie so mich in himself, as he was stirred up to it by evil magistrates and bad priests; and that God's people are as dear to him now as ever, and they that touched them, touched the apple of his eye [Zech 2:8]. But in his name, and by his power, there was much hurt done to the people of God all the nation over, and it would lie heavy upon him at the last; and that the teachers of the people did cause them to err [Isa 9:16]....
[Other texts citing Isa 9:18: JSS 31f (Mat 3:12)]
IP2:321 (1662): ...if I should tell you that this day [of the Lord] is hastening upon this nation, and upon the whole earth; and if this should affright you, ande cause you to cry unto the Lord to deliver you from that nature, and from those sinful counsels, which make you but fit fuel for his fire [Isa 9:19] in the day of its hot burning, &emdash;I say, if by this means ye should be thus prepared for this day, and yet this day comes not so suddenly as ye might expect; yet that would be no loss, or cause of grief unto you. But....
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