“For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” (62:1). How could the prophet do so, in light of the good news he has heard and seen? The “vindication that shines out like the dawn,” the “salvation like a burning torch” belongs to the nation Israel, whose exiles are at last coming home. Yet these rejoicings could just as well belong to the whole world, once the world has received Jesus Christ, the son of God.
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