New American Standard Bible
"I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners,
King James Bible
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Darby Bible Translation
I have seen his ways, and will heal him; and I will lead him, and will restore comforts unto him and to those of his that mourn.
World English Bible
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
Young's Literal Translation
His ways I have seen, and I heal him, yea, I lead him, And recompense comforts to him and to his mourning ones.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I have seen his ways - That is, either his ways of sin, or of repentance most probably it means the former; and the idea is, that God had seen how prone his people were to sin, and that he would now interpose and correct their proneness to sin against him, and remove from them the judgments which had been brought upon them in consequence of their crimes.
And will heal him - That is, I will pardon and restore him. Sin, in the Scriptures, is often represented as a disease, and pardon and salvation as a healing of the disease (2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 41:4; Jeremiah 3:22; Jeremiah 17:4; Jeremiah 32:6; Hosea 14:4; see the notes at Isaiah 6:10).
And to his mourners - To the pious portion that mourned over their sin; or to the nation which would sigh in their long and painful captivity in Babylon.
LibraryThe Loftiness of God
ISAIAH lvii. 15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. This is a grand text; one of the grandest in the whole Old Testament; one of those the nearest to the spirit of the New. It is full of Gospel--of good news: but it is not the whole Gospel. It does not tell us the whole character …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
I Will Pray with the Spirit and with the Understanding Also-
The Coming Revival
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
The LORD will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the LORD, and He will respond to them and will heal them.
The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise He has inflicted.
But you will not go out in haste, Nor will you go as fugitives; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
"And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
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