Isaiah Chapter 17
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6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 17 Bible commentary...
Syria and Israel threatened. (1-11) The woe of Israel's enemies. (12-14)1-11 Sin desolates cities. It is strange that great conquerors should take pride in being enemies to mankind; but it is better that flocks should lie down there, than that they should harbour any in open rebellion against God and holiness. The strong holds of Israel, the kingdom of the ten tribes, will be brought to ruin. Those who are partakers in sin, are justly made partakers in ruin. The people had, by sins, made themselves ripe for ruin; and their glory was as quickly cut down and taken away by the enemy, as the corn is out of the field by the husbandman. Mercy is reserved in the midst of judgment, for a remnant. But very few shall be marked to be saved. Only here and there one was left behind. But they shall be a remnant made holy. The few that are saved were awakened to return to God. They shall acknowledge his hand in all events; they shall give him the glory due to his name. To bring us to this, is the design of his providence, as he is our Maker; and the work of his grace, as he is the Holy One of Israel. They shall look off from their idols, the creatures of their own fancy. We have reason to account those afflictions happy, which part between us and our sins. The God of our salvation is the Rock of our strength; and our forgetfulness and unmindfulness of him are at the bottom of all sin. The pleasant plants, and shoots from a foreign soil, are expressions for strange and idolatrous worship, and the vile practices connected therewith. Diligence would be used to promote the growth of these strange slips, but all in vain. See the evil and danger of sin, and its certain consequences.
12-14 The rage and force of the Assyrians resembled the mighty waters of the sea; but when the God of Israel should rebuke them, they would flee like chaff, or like a rolling thing, before the whirlwind. In the evening Jerusalem would be in trouble, because of the powerful invader, but before morning his army would be nearly cut off. Happy are those who remember God as their salvation, and rely on his power and grace. The trouble of the believers, and the prosperity of their enemies, will be equally short; while the joy of the former, and the destruction of those that hate and spoil them, shall last for ever.
Karl's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment about verse 1 on 1/24/2014, 11:02am...
I started reading the book of Isaiah today and when I came to 17:1 I had a flash back to the news last night, there was video of the total destruction in the streets of Damascus and all the suffering with it. I believe this scripture was referring to events now. waiting for the return of our King!
Andreas djonien's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment on 10/08/2013, 5:24pm...
Yes, certainly this is coming to reality. Jesus said, I am coming Rev 22:12, so brothers and sisters
of all nation, let us not forget the creator of the universe so that YHWH will not scattered us but gather us in his arm for eternal life. Syaloom
Rod brown's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment about verse 1 on 9/13/2013, 6:30pm...
I think they'll bomb it to ruins, there are no nukes just cold war jargon.
There needs to be a peace treaty presided by the many as in Daniel, so I don't believe this is the gog/magog war from the north although gog and magog and the papacy are involved.
It's the catalyst for their false peace treaty of 7 years.
Thy word is truth's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment on 9/03/2013, 4:02pm...
Jesus is the name above all names. You can call Him Jesus and He will know who you are talking about. He created the languages. Also, you will read in Revelation 9:11 "in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon." (KJV) Some say that we should only call JESUS by "Yeshua" but we see here that a name can mean the exact same thing in two different languages. He knows His name in English I guarntee you.
Bob Papineau's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment on 8/31/2013, 12:41pm...
He that endures to the end shall be saved. AMEN
This is a good time to be pressing in to Jesus as
the allienment of this prophecy is about to be fulfled. Look up your redemption draweth nigh!
Djean's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment about verse 1 on 8/28/2013, 2:59pm...
Prophet of GOD YHWH
ARTHUR's Isaiah Chapter 17 comment about verse 1 on 7/28/2013, 5:38pm...
IT SHALL BECOME A RUINOUS HEAP, AT DARK TROUBLE, THEN MORNING A RUINOUS HEAP, SURROUNDING CITIES DESERTED. DONT SEEM LIKE PRESENT DESTRUCTION FROM WITHIN. RADIATION WILL CAUSE EVACUATION AND NONE WILL LIVE THERE, ANIMALS WILL INHABIT THESE AREAS. WHO IS GONNA DO IT? IF A THREAT TO ISRAEL, THEN GUESS WHO.
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