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Isaiah 10:21

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

The remnant shalt return - unto the mighty God - גבור אל El gibbor, the mighty or conquering God; the Messiah, the same person mentioned in Isaiah 10:6; of the preceding chapter.

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

The remnant … - That is, those who shall be left after the invasion of Sennacherib.

Shall return - Shall abandon their idolatrous rites and places of worship, and shall worship the true God.

The mighty God - The God that had evinced his power in overcoming and destroying the armies of Sennacherib.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
By our afflictions we may learn not to make creatures our confidence. Those only can with comfort stay upon God, who return to him in truth, not in pretence and profession only. God will justly bring this wasting away on a provoking people, but will graciously set bounds to it. It is against the mind and will of God, that his people, whatever happens, should give way to fear. God's anger against his people is but for a moment; and when that is turned from us, we need not fear the fury of man. The rod with which he corrected his people, shall not only be laid aside, but thrown into the fire. To encourage God's people, the prophet puts them in mind of what God had formerly done against the enemies of his church. God's people shall be delivered from the Assyrians. Some think it looks to the deliverance of the Jews out of their captivity; and further yet, to the redemption of believers from the tyranny of sin and Satan. And this, "because of the anointing;" for his people Israel's sake, the believers among them that had received the unction of Divine grace. And for the sake of the Messiah, the Anointed of God. Here is, ver.
Ellen G. White
Reflecting Christ, 226.1

In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean upon him that smote them, but will lean upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. Isaiah 10:20, 21, R.S.V. RC 226.1

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