Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat…
I. AN EVANGELICAL INVITATION. "Come ye."
1. The persons invited.
2. The matter of the invitation. Jesus Christ is an only good, and He is an universal good. "Waters; bread; milk; wine."
3. The manner of the invitation.
(1) Earnest. "Ho!"
(2) Serious. "Come, come, come; buy, buy."
(3) General. "Every one."
(4) Gracious. "Buy wine and milk, without money and without price."There is much good to be had, and at a very easy rate. Jesus Christ, and the things of Christ, are above price and without price.
II. A COMPLAINING EXPOSTULATION. "Wherefore," etc. Here we have charged on sinners —
1. Their neglect.
2. Their folly.
III. A RENEWED SOLICITATION OR ENTREATY. How patient is God, even to sinners who neglect the offers of His grace! This renewed entreaty is —
1. Very vehement. "Hearken diligently; incline your ears; hear."
2. Very persuasive.
3. Very satisfactory. "I will make an everlasting covenant with you," etc.I will give My bond for it; all this shall be as surely made good as the mercies which I performed to My servant, David.
(O. Sedgwick, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.