THE BURDEN OF
commences with this chapter and continues to the close of Isaiah 23., is
connected together by the word
of the Church’s enemies in the present catalogue. The high position here
early (about 725 B.C.)
revealed to him that
enemy to be feared - the
ultimate destroyer of
the power that would carry the Jewish people into captivity.
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v. 1 - "a burden"
v. 6 - "Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand"
The day of Jehovah - that crisis in the history of the
world when God will interpose to rectify the evils of
the present, bringing joy and glory to the humble
believer and misery and shame to the proud and
"it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty
(El Shaddai)" - God's power to visit and punish
Shaddai is equivalent to “Almighty” – it is an ancient name
of God that is rarely used by the prophetical writers.
Same iterated in Joel 1:15
I recommend Genesis 17 – Names of God – El Shaddai by
Nathan Stone – this web site – (very good and worth the
v. 7 - "Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every
man's heart shall melt" - general inaction
from a general despondency
v. 8 - from despondency to extreme excitement
v. 9 - "Behold, the day of the Lord cometh....
and He shall destroy the sinners thereof
out of it"
v. 10 - Nature sympathizes with her Lord - when He
is angry, the light of the heavens grows dark -
as at the crucifixion of Christ - Matthew 27:45 - so
shall it be at the end of the world - Matthew 24:29
“the constellations” literally, the Orions. Kesil, the Fool, was the Hebrew
name of the constellation of Orion, who was identified with Nimrod, the
type of that impious folly which contends against God. From its application
to this particular group of stars (Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8), the word came to
be applied to constellations in general. The Babylonians very early marked
out the sky into constellations.
v. 11 - "And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for
their iniquity" - this goes beyond
WARNING TO THE WICKED OF ALL COUNTRIES!
v. 13 - "a new heaven and a new earth" will take the
place of the old one - Rev. 21:1, II Peter 3:10-13
v. 18 - those who "have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
their eye shall not spare children"
v. 19 - "shall be as when God overthrew
an EQUALLY SUDDEN AND COMPLETE DESTRUCTION!
v. 22 - "her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged"
About one hundred and eighty years elapsed between the utterance of
this prophecy and the fall of
of a nation.
The teaching of this chapter is the ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that
punishment will overtake the wicked.
“Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O
this unto thee, PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD O