Isa 26:18

26:18 given birth to wind. This expression of futility is due to the failure of the godly to establish God’s kingdom (49:4). They suffered, but without apparent success.

deliverance in the earth. The hope of God’s people both before and after the coming of Christ was the renewal of the earth and its transformation into a kingdom of peace and righteousness (cf. 42:4; 2 Pet. 3:13; cf. note on 12:2).