Isaiah 12:1-6 NIV
Songs of Praise
1In that day you will say:
“I will praise YOU, LORD.
Although YOU Were Angry With me,
YOUR Anger Has Turned Away
and YOU Have Comforted me.
2Surely GOD Is my Salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, The LORD HIMSELF, Is my Strength and my Defensea ;
HE Has Become my Salvation.”
3With joy you will draw water
from the wells of Salvation.
4In that day you will say:
“Give Praise to The LORD, Proclaim HIS Name;
Make known among the nations What HE Has Done,
and Proclaim that HIS Name Is Exalted.
5Sing to The LORD, for HE Has Done Glorious Things;
let this be known to all the world.
6Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
For Great Is The HOLY ONE of Israel among you.”
This chapter contains a song of praise and thanksgiving for Redemption and Salvation by CHRIST, of which the preceding chapter Isaiah 11:1 is a famous prophecy.
It begins with an account of the church's former uncomfortable and now comfortable state and condition, Isaiah 12:1 the foundation of whose comfort was CHRIST her Salvation and Strength, and so her Song, which engaged her trust, and dispelled her fears, Isaiah 12:2 hence encouragement to others to apply to the Fullness of CHRIST for grace, and fresh supplies of it, to be had with joy, Isaiah 12:3 and then follow certain mutual exhortations to praise, exalt, and glorify CHRIST, with reasons enforcing them, Isaiah 12:4.