Discuss Isaiah 31

  • Chris - In Reply - 1 year ago
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    2. A second crucial rule of biblical hermeneutics is that passages must be interpreted historically, grammatically, and contextually. Interpreting a passage historically means we must first seek to understand the culture, background, and situation that prompted the writing. For example, in order to understand Jonah's flight, in Jonah 1:1-3, we should learn of the history of the Assyrians as it related to Israel.

    Interpreting a passage grammatically requires one to follow the rules of grammar and recognize the nuances of Hebrew and Greek. For example, when Paul writes of "the great God and Saviour Jesus Christ" in Titus 2:13, the rules of grammar state that God and Savior are parallel terms and they are both in apposition to Jesus Christ; in other words, Paul clearly calls Jesus "our great God" & not identifying the two Persons separately in the Deity. Interpreting a passage contextually involves considering the context of a verse or passage when trying to determine the meaning. The context includes the verses immediately preceding and following it, the chapter, the book, and indeed the entire Bible. For example, many puzzling statements in Ecclesiastes become clearer when kept in context; the book of Ecclesiastes is written from the earthly perspective 'under the sun' ( Ecclesiastes 1:3). In fact, the phrase 'under the sun' is repeated many times in this book, establishing the context for all that is "vanity" in this world.

    3. A third rule of biblical hermeneutics is that Scripture is always the best interpreter of Scripture (& this you believe & stated clearly). For this reason, we always compare Scripture with Scripture when trying to determine the meaning of a passage. For example, Isaiah's condemnation of Judah's desire to seek Egypt's help and their reliance on a strong cavalry ( Isaiah 31:1) was motivated, in part, by God's explicit command that His people not go to Egypt to seek horses ( Deuteronomy 17:16).
  • Alex1939 - In Reply - 1 year ago
    WALKEC29...Good question,..But Jesus said these things are hid from the wise and Prudent but revealed unto babes...Which is that New Creature...the H.G...The Child of Promise...Thats y Jesus said that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit...Which is our new heart and new Spirit...our New Innerman from Jesus good seed sown in in our hearts...Gal.6:15..Neither Circumcision nor Uncircumcision Availeth anything in Christ Jesus but a NEW CREATURE..Which is the H.G. that Child of Promise...But these things are hid from the wise and Prudent...But revealed unto BABES and Sucklings ..Its above mans brilliant carnal minds simply b/c its in the Spiritual realm...In the living word above the written word...The killer, but the living words is a living being.. Christ in us.Brilliant / Prudent or not...Faith does not look for prudence of even brillience...The only Qualification is hearing his words his good seed that formed Christ in us sinners...My lil Children of whom i travail in birth till Christ is formed in you...No matter how prudent we are...There is a Child in our future ....She brought forth aman Child that is gona rule all nations..Which is the H.G. The Child of Promise...It don't matter about our I.Q. or our Prudence...Its a whosoever will Gospel...I was found of them that sought me not and made manifest unto them that asked not after me Isaiah 65:1...Which is the new covenant I will know them ALL from the least to the greatest... Isaiah 31:34 ..Mans Carnal minds is the very enemy of God....The only thing that pleases God is that NEW Creature that is born in us via faith...Even back in the O.T. Sarah's faith resulted in a Child called Isaac...But now under this New Covenant the Child is the H.G. that Child of Promise...The Kingdom..

    Whosoever receiveth one such Child in MY NAME receiveth ME...When they argued which of them was the greatest Jesus set a Child in their midst...Unless you receive the Kingdom of God as a lil Child you will in no wise enter there in...K
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Psalms 91 - 2 years ago
    I feel there is a significant detail that is possibly a detail that the LORD wants to show you. You may want to independent research about lions. I would be interested in what you find relating to what the LORD shows you!

    Psalms 91, lions Psalms 91:13,

    1st I must thank you, Thanks for bringing me back to this Psalms it's Powerful & encouraging!

    Hear are more scriptures on lions within the scripture. Several of GOD's people were delivered from lions.

    I understand it to mean, any lion just incase we question "what about a young one". Here's a scripture about "._._.an old lion,who shall rouse him up?' Genesis 49:9,

    Young lion : Numbers 23:24,

    these also mention a difference between: Job 4:8-21, Job 28:8, Job 38:39, Psalms 17:12, Isaiah 30:6, Isaiah 31:4,

    Ezekiel 19:3, Amos 3:4, Micah 5:8,

    Victory from lions : Judges 14, 1Samuel 17:34,36, 2Timothy 4:17, Daniel 6,

    But also used against a Prophet that disobeyed GOD's specific orders : 1Kings 13,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Richard H Priday on Isaiah 31 - 2 years ago
    These passages seem to primarily refer to the abasement of Egypt in the initial 3 verses in Isaiah's time as many other passages do warning Israel not to flee there and trust in them when other nations are attacking. The rest of the passage referring to the "Assyrian" in verse 8 likely are a reference to the Antichrist; perhaps when he receives as deadly wound with the sword as Zechariah 11:17 especially with the analogy to shepherds in verse 4. The retreat to the fortress or stronghold also seems to correspond with the Gog and Magog war; when God Himself begins to fight for Jerusalem but before the final judgment is carried out and the final sacking of Jerusalem in Zechariah 14:2.

    These passages indicate that God judges His people first; and verse 6 seems to indicate that they will turn "from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted"; in other words once the Abomination of Desolation occurs they will realize that they have trusted in an imposter; and God will begin to turn his attention on judging the nations; and then Antichrist himself. They will then turn from idol worship as well; which no doubt will accompany the Babylon religious system of the first half of the Tribulation. Perhaps the sword wound will be given from a Godly man at first; clearly the final end is not from the power of man either but Christ at His return although that may be only an indirect reference here.
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply on Ezekiel 9 - 2 years ago
    Richard, these may be the verses you ask about:

    Isaiah 2:20

    Isaiah 31:7
  • Earl Bowman - In Reply on Psalms 138 - 3 years ago
    Darren, may the spirit grace you with his wisdom and his knowledge.

    no part of revelation is going to occur in the physical sense.

    revelation is spiritual warfare for the kingdom of heaven.

    revelation is completely symbolic.

    isaiah 9:5 now every (natural) battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this (spiritual battle) shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

    isaiah 9:19 ....and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire....

    isaiah 4:4 when the lord (a consuming fire hebrews 12:29) shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of (new) zion, and shall have purged the blood of (new) jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgement and the spirit of burning.

    luke 12:49 i am come to send fire on the earth; and what be i (the fire), if it (the fire) be kindled already?

    matthew 4:11 ....he shall baptize you with the holy spirit and with fire;

    isaiah 9:18 for wickedness burneth as the fire (our god is a consuming fire).....

    isaiah 10:16 .... and under his glory (us) he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

    isaiah 24:15 wherefore glorify ye the lord in the fires ....

    isaiah 31:9 ....whose fire is in (new) zion, and his furnace in (new) jerusalem.

    isaiah 33:14 .....who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burning?

    where the fire is never quenched (our god is a consuming fire)

    isaiah 42:25 therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle; and it (the battle) hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it (the battle) burned him, and he laid it not to heart.

    ezekiel 5:2 thou shall burn with fire a third part in the midst of the (new jerusalem, christ in you).....

    zachariah 13:9 and i will bring the third part through the fire ....

    revelation 8:1-13

    revelation 9:18 by these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire...brimstone...smoke....

    hebrews 9:27

    1 peter 4:17
  • Js - In Reply on Isaiah 31 - 4 years ago
    Yes...those who trust in places rather than God and the one who helps them will fail and perish together..but those who trust in the Lord, God will be like a strong lion defending it's prey. He will fight for, deliver, and defend those who call on him and trust in him... I love it!!!
  • Teri on Isaiah 31 - 5 years ago
    I sure am glad Matthew Henry clarified this passage for me! I am also glad, Our God is a mighty defender.
  • BSP on Isaiah 31 - 7 years ago
    Verse 3 shows the limitations that the Egyptians and horses have in offering security to the Israelites. From a human standpoint it would seem like a good idea to go to Egypt for assistance, but in comparison to turning to God this proved to be futile.
  • Penny Soulik on Amos 8:7 - 9 years ago
    The very fact that these days we live in Corruption has gone sky high not only in The Government, but also in church. And the LORD said that those who knew the TRUTH when they pulled out, becomes prey For the corruption of the church. But when the LORD returns, is there really anyone to save? Something to think about. Amos 8:7 Everyone is striving instead of Praying and asking for His extended mercies. And the ones trying to help out His people Jerusalem and Judea are not bringing them back but dividing them! Acts 2:34-39. Exodus 4:8 Rev 2:14 Isaiah 29:13,15,16,18, 22-24 Isaiah 31:1-3,4-7.
  • Matt on Isaiah 31 - 9 years ago
    Vs 6 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. Jesus Christ our Lord and savoir is whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted and the Lord gave this prophecy unto Isaiah as warning. Turn be unto him Jesus Christ amen.
  • F.Omoregie on Isaiah 31 - 10 years ago
    We should yield it ALL to God,He will take care of ALL our needs and protect us like He is doing for Jerusalem. Our God is the only God that have power and authurity over ALL things. Give HIM your totallity and He will give you His TOTALLITY.


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