The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
That is, Esau's descendants.
See (Gen 25:30).
if then I be a father
(See Scofield) - (Isa 63:16).
The relationship here is national, not personal (Jer 3:18); (Jer 3:19) here, apparently, the Jews were calling Jehovah, "Father," but yielding Him no filial obedience.
See; (Joh 8:37-39); (Rom 9:1-8).
Who is there
Or, I would that one among you would shut the doors of the temple that no more vain fire should kindle on mine altar.
Compare (Isa 1:11-15).
For from the raising
That is, so it would have been had Israel been true. (Isa 45:5); (Isa 45:6). So it shall be despite Israel's failure.