Isa 35:1
35:1 The {a} wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for
     them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the

     (a) He prophecies of the full restoration of the Church
         both of the Jews and Gentiles under Christ, which will
         be fully accomplished at the last day: although as yet
         it is compared to a desert and wilderness.

Isa 35:2
35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and
     singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the
     excellence of {b} Carmel and Sharon, they shall {c} see the
     glory of the LORD, [and] the excellence of our God.

     (b) The Church which was before compared to a barren
         wilderness will by Christ be made most plenteous and
     (c) He shows that the presence of God is the reason that
         the Church brings forth fruit and flourishes.

Isa 35:3
35:3 {d} Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble

     (d) He wills all to encourage one another, and especially
         the ministers to exhort and strengthen the weak, that
         they may patiently abide the coming of God, which is at

Isa 35:4
35:4 Say to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear
     not: behold, your God will come [with] {e} vengeance,
     [even] God [with] a recompence; he will come and save you.

     (e) To destroy your enemies.

Isa 35:5
35:5 Then the eyes of the {f} blind shall be opened, and the
     ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

     (f) When the knowledge of Christ is revealed.

Isa 35:6
35:6 Then shall the lame [man] leap as an hart, and the tongue
     of the dumb shall sing: for in the {g} wilderness shall
     waters break out, and streams in the desert.

     (g) They who were barren and destitute of the graces of
         God, will have them given by Christ.

Isa 35:8
35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be
     called The way of {h} holiness; the unclean shall not pass
     over it; but it {i} [shall be] for those: the wayfaring
     men, though fools, shall not err [in it].

     (h) It will be for the saints of God and not for the
     (i) God will lead and guide them, alluding to the bringing
         forth of Egypt.

Isa 35:9
35:9 No lion shall be there, nor [any] {k} ravenous beast shall
     go up on it, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed
     shall walk [there]:

     (k) As he threatens the wicked with destruction by this,
         @Isa 30:6.

Isa 35:10
35:10 And the {l} ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to
      Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they
      shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing
      shall flee away.

      (l) Whom the Lord will deliver from the captivity of

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