Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
44:26 word . . . counsel. These refer to the Lord’s revelations of His plan (11:2 note).
servant. See notes 20:3; 41:8; 42:1.
ruins. These are the regions devastated by Babylon. The restoration of Judah was the beginning of a new stage in the history of redemption.