Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:CHAPTER 59
Apostasy and Confession, Jehovah’s Intervention and the Coming of the Redeemer
1. The deplorable condition of the people (Isaiah 59:1-8) 2. The confession (Isaiah 59:9-15) 3. Jehovah’s intervention (Isaiah 59:16-19) 4. The coming of the Redeemer (Isaiah 59:20-21) The corruption of the people during the end time is first described. But grace is at work and a part of the people confess their sins. They confess that they are in darkness, that they are blind, that they stumble and are like dead men. They confess that salvation is far from them. They confess their lying, their departure from God and their revolt. It is their future repentance. Then Jehovah sees and intervenes. He answers the confession in person. He comes to repay the adversaries. He comes in mighty judgment power. As a result they will fear His name. The Redeemer then comes to Zion and appears for the salvation of them that turn from transgression. Compare this with Romans 11:25-32.