When chapter divisions were first added to the Bible nearly 800 years ago by Stephen Langton, I’m fairly certain he didn’t envision the effect and influence they would have on future translations. And I’m definitely sure he didn’t anticipate a commentary like the Key Word Commentary.

The Key Word Commentary is arranged around each chapter of the Bible providing ten “keys” to understanding each chapter. These keys provide a helpful summary of the chapter for the reader at a glance. Let’s check out a chapter of the Bible to show what you can expect with the Key Word Commentary.

The Messiah’s Global Invitation – Isaiah Chapter 55

1. Before and after

Previous chapter: Chapter 54: The Messiah’s promise of Israel’s restoration

Following chapter: Chapter 56: The basis of worship

2. Analysis of chapter

An invitation to receive freely the blessings of the Savior. (1-5)

Gracious offers of pardon and peace. (6-13)

3. Key verse

Verse 1: “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”

4. Key word / key phrase

Verse 1, “all.”

5. Key event / key person / key theme

The Messiah’s global invitation

6. Key thought

Salvation is all of grace. But this should not stop people seeking God.

7. Key thing to look out for

The Bible is full of descriptions of the joy of salvation, not just of warnings about God’s judgment.

8. Key Bible cross-reference

Verse 1. See Revelation 21:6.

9. Key “by way of explanation”

Verse 2, “richest of fare.” God’s blessings are often likened to a feast in the Bible. See Jeremiah 31:14.

10. Key “Quotable Quote”

“If the pleasures of love can attract a man to a woman, if hunger and loneliness can make a man travel miles in search of food and shelter, how much more will the desire for truth and holiness make a man seek God.”

Augustine of Hippo

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