Invitation; Expostulation; Entreaty
Isaiah 55:1-13
Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat…


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 Verses
KJV: 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.

WEB: "Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters! Come, he who has no money, buy, and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Gospel Invitation Without Restriction
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