* I will open.
This is a pointed allusion to the resurrection; under which
figure Isaiah (ch. 26:9) also describes the restoration of the
house of Israel, when he says, "thy dead men shall live;" at
which time their bones are said to flourish, (ch. 66:14,) or
to be restored to their former strength and vigour; and, in
like manner, St. Paul, (Ro 11:15,) expresses their conversion
by "life from the dead." In the land of their captivity, they
seemed as absolutely deprived of their country as persons
committed to the grave are cut off from the land of the
living; but when Cyrus issued his proclamation, Jehovah, as it
were, opened their graves, and when he stirred up their
spirits to embrace the proffered liberty, he put his Spirit
within them, that they might live; and their re-establishment
in their own land evinced the truth of God in the prediction,
and his power in its accomplishment.
21 Isa 26:19 66:14 Ho 6:2 13:14 1Th 4:16 Re 20:13
* and bring.
25 28:25 36:24 Ezr 1:1-2:70 Am 9:14,15