Last Updated on May 24, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 223
Context: Isaiah declares, as a prophet of the Lord, his vision of "Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah." Warning the people of their sins and urging them to obedience of the Lord, he foretells the coming of a messiah, the eventual fall of God's enemies, and the final greatness of His people. Another prophet, often termed "Second Isaiah," carries on the prophecy during the Babylonian exile. He prophesies the coming of the Lord, proclaims His magnificence and the joy at the arrival, and announces that the people will see vividly their Creator:
Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed
Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation, that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
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