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55:1 everyone. This address follows logically on the previous section (vv. 13, 17) and expresses the worldwide applicability of the gospel.
thirsts . . . no money. The thirst is for spiritual things that money cannot buy (52:3; Deut. 8:3; Ps. 42:2; 63:1; Prov. 9:5, 6; Matt. 5:6; John 7:37, 38; Rev. 21:6; 22:17).
waters. Isaiah frequently describes the new era of salvation, God’s kingdom and its divine blessings, in terms of an abundance of water (1:30, 31 note).
buy . . . without money. This paradox signifies that salvation is a free gift for anyone who desires it (Matt. 11:28; Rom. 10:13; Titus 3:5).
wine and milk. These are symbols of complete satisfaction.