Isaiah 57:5
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New International Version
You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree; you sacrifice your children in the ravines and under the overhanging crags.

King James Bible
Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?

Darby Bible Translation
inflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?

World English Bible
you who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; who kill the children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks?

Young's Literal Translation
Who are inflamed among oaks, under every green tree, Slaughtering the children in valleys, Under clefts of the rocks.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shalt enter into peace "He shall go in peace" - יבוא שלום yabo shalom; the expression is elliptical, such as the prophet frequently uses. The same sense is expressed at large and in full terms, Genesis 15:15 : ואתה תבא אל אבותיך בשלום veattah libbo al abotheycha beshalom, "and thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace."

They shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness "He shall rest in his bed; even the perfect man" - This obscure sentence is reduced to a perfectly good sense, and easy construction by an ingenious remark of Dr. Durell. He reads ינוח על משכבו תם yanuach al mishcabo tam, "the perfect man shall rest in his bed." Two MSS. (one of them ancient) have ינוח yanuach, singular; and so the Vulgate renders it, requiescat, "he shall rest." The verb was probably altered to make it plural, and so consistent with what follows after the mistake had been made in the following words, by uniting משכבו mishcabo and תם tam into one word. See Merrick's Annotations on the Psalms, Addenda; where the reader will find that J. S. Moerlius, by the same sort of correction, and by rescuing the adjective תם tam, which had been swallowed up in another word in the same manner, has restored to a clear sense a passage before absolutely unintelligible: -

למו חרצבות אין כי lemo chartsubboth ein ki :אולם ובריא תם ulam ubari tham

"For no distresses happen to them;

Perfect and firm is their strength."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

inflaming

Exodus 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings...

Numbers 25:1,2,6 And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution with the daughters of Moab...

Jeremiah 50:38 A drought is on her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad on their idols.

Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon has been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine...

Hosea 4:11-13 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart...

Hosea 7:4-7 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases from raising after he has kneaded the dough, until it be leavened...

Amos 2:7,8 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek...

Revelation 17:1-5 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here...

Revelation 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her...

with idols. or, among the oaks

Isaiah 1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the gardens that you have chosen.

under

Deuteronomy 12:2 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains...

1 Kings 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

2 Kings 16:3,4 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yes, and made his son to pass through the fire...

2 Kings 17:10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

Jeremiah 2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and you said, I will not transgress...

Jeremiah 3:6,13 The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done...

Jeremiah 17:2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees on the high hills.

Ezekiel 6:13 Then shall you know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, on every high hill...

slaying

Leviticus 18:21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 20:2-5 Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, Whoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel...

2 Kings 16:3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yes, and made his son to pass through the fire...

2 Kings 23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom...

2 Chronicles 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire...

Jeremiah 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom...

Jeremiah 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom...

Ezekiel 16:20 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne to me, and these have you sacrificed to them to be devoured...

Ezekiel 20:26,31 And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that opens the womb...

Library
Thirteenth Day. Holiness and Humility.
Thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the High and Holy place, with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.'--Isa. lvii. 15. Very wonderful is the revelation we have in Isaiah of God, the Holy One, as the Redeemer and the Saviour of His people. In the midst of the people whom He created and formed for Himself, He will as the Holy One dwell, showing forth
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ

Of the Joy of a Good Conscience
The testimony of a good conscience is the glory of a good man. Have a good conscience and thou shalt ever have joy. A good conscience is able to bear exceeding much, and is exceeding joyful in the midst of adversities; an evil conscience is ever fearful and unquiet. Thou shalt rest sweetly if thy heart condemn thee not. Never rejoice unless when thou hast done well. The wicked have never true joy, nor feel internal peace, for there is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.(1) And if they say
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Three Parables of the Gospel: of the Recovery of the Lost - of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Drachm, the Lost Son.
A SIMPLE perusal of the three Parables, grouped together in the fifteenth chapter of St. Luke's Gospel, will convince us of their connection. Although they treat of repentance,' we can scarcely call them The Parables of Repentance;' for, except in the last of them, the aspect of repentance is subordinate to that of restoration, which is the moral effect of repentance. They are rather peculiarly Gospel-Parables of the recovery of the lost:' in the first instance, through the unwearied labour; in the
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Christ's Kingly Office
Q-26: HOW DOES CHRIST EXECUTE THE OFFICE OF A KING? A: In subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies. Let us consider now Christ's regal office. And he has on his vesture, and on his thigh, a name written, "King of kings, and Lord of lords", Rev 19:16. Jesus Christ is of mighty renown, he is a king; (1.) he has a kingly title. High and Lofty.' Isa 57:15. (2.) He has his insignia regalia, his ensigns of royalty; corona est insigne
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
1 Kings 14:23
They also set up for themselves high places, sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

2 Kings 16:4
He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the high places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree.

2 Kings 23:10
He desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice their son or daughter in the fire to Molek.

Psalm 106:37
They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods.

Psalm 106:38
They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.

Isaiah 1:29
"You will be ashamed because of the sacred oaks in which you have delighted; you will be disgraced because of the gardens that you have chosen.

Jeremiah 2:20
"Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds; you said, 'I will not serve you!' Indeed, on every high hill and under every spreading tree you lay down as a prostitute.

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