I S A I A H.
This chapter seems to be such a prophecy of the
reign of Hezekiah as amounts to an abridgment of the history of it,
and this with an eye to the kingdom of the Messiah, whose
government was typified by the thrones of the house of David, for
which reason he is so often called "the Son of David." Here is, I.
A prophecy of that good work of reformation with which he should
begin his reign, and the happy influence it should have upon the
people, who had been wretchedly corrupted and debauched in the
reign of his predecessor, ver.
1-8. II. A prophecy of the great disturbance that would
be given to the kingdom in the middle of his reign by the Assyrian
invasion, ver. 9-14.
III. A promise of better times afterwards, towards the latter end
of his reign, in respect both of piety and peace (ver. 15-20), which promise may be
supposed to look as far forward as the days of the Messiah.