“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 3, “Judgment On Jerusalem And Judah,” cont’d

Christian Living

“Let Praises Rise,” Trey McLaughlin

Prophecy – A Message or Prediction (What Will Happen In The Future)  From God

Prophesy – To Foretell, Expound, And Interpret The Message From God

Prophet/Prophetess – God’s Spokesman (or, person), Divinely Called Minister  

Prophetic – To Speak From God’s Perspective of what will Happen In The Future 

Dross – Scum Skimmed From The Surface of Silver 

Idolatry – Worship Of/To Any Created Object or Person Instead of The True Creator, God.

“Judgment On Jerusalem And Judah,” cont’d, Isaiah 3:10) Say ye to the Righteous, that it shall be well with him:  for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.  11) Woe unto the wicked!  It shall be ill with him:  for the reward of his hands shall be given him.  12) As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.  O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.  13) The Lord Standeth Up To Plead, And Standeth To Judge The People.  14) The Lord Will Enter Into Judgment with the ancients of His people, and the princes thereof:  for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.  15) What mean ye that ye beat My people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor?  Saith The Lord God Of Hosts.

Quest Study Bible – “What was meant by child rulers?”  v4, 12, The thought of children or women ruling over them was unthinkable; it was an indication that their Jewish society would be in chaos and upheaval.  In a culture where men dominated the power structures, anything less would be sign of a devastated, ruined country.  Isaiah’s prediction may have also pointed to the future carnage of war:  if most of the men would be killed in battle, only children and women would be left to rule.  “Why would a cloak make someone a leader?”

 Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v10, 11, eat the fruit:  Compare this idea with 1:19.  v12, The Lamenting Words My people (see v. 15) are reminiscent of David’s pain over his erring son Absalom (2 Samuel 18:33).  v13, to plead:  This is a judicial term, meaning to plead a case (Micah 6:1).  v14, The vineyard represents the nation (5:1-7), used here as a term parallel to the poor.  The leaders had taken advantage of the weak in order to plunder them (v.15).  v15, Lord God Of Hosts:  See the similar usage in 1:9.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v10-15, The rule was certain; it would be well with the Righteous and ill with the wicked.  Blessed Be God, there is Abundant Encouragement to the Righteous to Trust In Him, and for sinners to Repent and Return to Him.  It was time for The Lord To Show His Might.  He Will Call men to a strict account for all the wealth and power entrusted to and abused by them.  If it is sinful to disregard the necessities of the poor, how odious and wicked a part do they act, who bring men into poverty, And Then Oppress Them!

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