Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
66:5 who hate you. The opposition reflected in ch. 65 between God’s servants and nominal Israel has intensified.
Let . . . joy. Such an expression of praise by rebellious people is hypocritical righteousness.
shall be put to shame. Humiliation is the fate of the persecutors. See v. 10 for the fate of the persecuted.