Isaiah 2:5
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New International Version
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

New Living Translation
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD!

English Standard Version
O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

King James Bible
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
House of Jacob, come and let us walk in the LORD's light.

International Standard Version
"You house of Jacob! Come! Let's live in the LORD's light.

NET Bible
O descendants of Jacob, come, let us walk in the LORD's guiding light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come, descendants of Jacob, let's live in the light of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

American King James Version
O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

American Standard Version
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
House of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

World English Bible
House of Jacob, come, and let us walk in the light of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
O house of Jacob, come, And we walk in the light of Jehovah.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-9 The calling of the Gentiles, the spread of the gospel, and that far more extensive preaching of it yet to come, are foretold. Let Christians strengthen one another, and support one another. It is God who teaches his people, by his word and Spirit. Christ promotes peace, as well as holiness. If all men were real Christians, there could be no war; but nothing answering to these expressions has yet taken place on the earth. Whatever others do, let us walk in the light of this peace. Let us remember that when true religion flourishes, men delight in going up to the house of the Lord, and in urging others to accompany them. Those are in danger who please themselves with strangers to God; for we soon learn to follow the ways of persons whose company we keep. It is not having silver and gold, horses and chariots, that displeases God, but depending upon them, as if we could not be safe, and easy, and happy without them, and could not but be so with them. Sin is a disgrace to the poorest and the lowest. And though lands called Christian are not full of idols, in the literal sense, are they not full of idolized riches? and are not men so busy about their gains and indulgences, that the Lord, his truths, and precepts, are forgotten or despised?

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 5-11. - THE CONTRAST OF THE PRESENT WITH THE FUTURE. Having shown to Israel the vision of a far-distant future, when holiness and peace would reign upon the earth, and "the mountain of the Lord's house" would draw all men into it, the prophet returns to things as they are - first exhorting Israel to "walk in the light of Jehovah' (ver. 5), and then showing how far they have withdrawn from the light;

(1) by magical practices (ver. 6);

(2) by commercial greed (vers. 6, 7);

(3) by ostentation and luxury (ver. 7);

(4) by idolatry (ver. 8).

Such being the case, punishment must come - mean and great must be equally brought low (ver. 9) - the people must fly to their cave-fastnesses (ver. 10), and hide themselves; they must be humiliated to the uttermost (ver. 11). Verse 5. - O house of Jacob. "House of Jacob" is the common expression in Isaiah, instead of "house of Israel" (see Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 10:20; Isaiah 14:1; Isaiah 29:22; Isaiah 46:3; Isaiah 48:1; Isaiah 58:1). It has no particular force, merely signifying "Israelites." Come ye, and let us walk. The same words as those of the "nations" in ver. 3, "Come ye, and let us go up." As the nations will invite each other "in the last days," so the prophet now invites his countrymen to walk with God.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

O house of Jacob,.... This is either an exhortation of the prophet to the men of his generation, to attend to the light of the law, which the Lord had given them, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi; or rather, as the Targum and Jarchi suggest, an exhortation of the nations to the people of Israel, and are indeed the words of the converted Gentiles to the people of the Jews, being concerned for their conversion and spiritual welfare, as will appear in the latter day; when they will not only encourage one another to go up to the house of the Lord, as in the preceding verses, but will be very solicitous that the Jews, the posterity of Jacob, share with them in all that light and glory that shall be risen upon Zion; as follows:

come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord; meaning either Christ, in whom the light of the knowledge of the glory of God is given, and the glory of all the perfections of the divine nature is displayed; who is that light that dwells with the Lord, was sent forth by him, and came into this world as the light of it, and is given for a light to the Gentiles, as well as the glory of the people of Israel; and who is the author of all light; of corporeal light, in the first creation; of the sun, moon, and stars; of the light of nature in every man; of the light of the Gospel of the grace of God; of the spiritual light of grace in the hearts of his people; and of the light of eternal glory: or else the Gospel is intended, called the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, 2 Corinthians 4:4 by which some are only notionally enlightened, and some spiritually and savingly, when it is attended with the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ: or rather, the light of the latter day glory, which includes the other two; when Christ and his Gospel will be more clearly revealed and seen, not only by the watchmen, who will see eye to eye, but by all the saints; when the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun sevenfold as the light of seven days, and the whole earth shall be lightened with its glory, Isaiah 30:26 and to "walk" in this light, as it respects Christ, is to walk by faith in him, to go on in believing views of him, and to walk in imitation of him, and as he directs; and as it respects the Gospel, it is to embrace it, profess it, hold it fast, and hold it forth; and to walk as that prescribes and guides, and as becomes it; and to walk as children of the light, wisely and circumspectly; worthy of the calling of God, of the grace he calls by, and the kingdom he calls to: and to walk in the light of the latter day glory is to enjoy it, and share in all the blessings of it, with perseverance therein, through the grace of God; and such walking is pleasant and comfortable; such shall have the communion of God and Christ, and fellowship one with another, and at last enjoy the light of life.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. The connection is: As Israel's high destiny is to be a blessing to all nations (Ge 12:3), let Israel's children walk worthy of it (Eph 5:8).

Isaiah 2:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Mountain of the Lord
4And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war. 5Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Cross References
1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Isaiah 58:1
"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.

Isaiah 60:1
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.

Isaiah 60:2
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

Isaiah 60:19
The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.
Treasury of Scripture

O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

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Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the …

Isaiah 50:10,11 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his …

Isaiah 60:1,19 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, …

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, …

John 12:35,36 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

Romans 13:12-14 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast …

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: …

1 Thessalonians 5:5,6 You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we …

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

Revelation 21:23,24 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine …

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