Bible Notes

"The Lord hath made bare his holy arm" (Isa.52:10)—The "arm," as used metaphorically in the Bible, has been characterized as "an expressive emblem of power to direct, control, seize, overcome" (Hastings Bible Dictionary). For example, in II Kings 17:36, the Lord is said to have brought the people out of Egypt "with great power and a stretched out arm." Thus the phrase "make bare the arm" is virtually equivalent to "display or exhibit power." (Cf.: "To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?"—Isa. 53:1.) God's arms, we are told, are "everlasting" (Deut. 33:27), and his arm brings salvation (Isa. 59:16), both ruling (Isa. 40:10) and judging (Isa. 51:5) the people.

"His reward is with him, and his work before him" (Isa. 62:11)—The Hebrew term "pe'ulah" can mean either "work" or "recompense" (Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 821); hence, while the Septua-gint renders: "Having his regard and his work before his face," Moffatt prefers: "Bringing his reward with him, bringing his recompense."

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