“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 4, “Judgment On Jerusalem And Judah,” IV

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“Alpha and Omega,” Israel & New Breed 

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,” IV, Isaiah 4:1) And in That Day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:  only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

Quest Study Bible – “Was being single a disgrace?” v1, Most likely the seven women were widows, there husbands having been killed in the war.  In ancient times widows were treated poorly and were exposed to oppression.  However, because these widows claimed to have their own financial resources, there disgrace probably stemmed from being childless.  In Hebrew culture there was no greater humiliation than to be a woman with no children of her own.  These women apparently wanted children to remove their disgrace.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, in That Day:  This phrase connects with the preceding unit (3:16-26).  The women of Jerusalem would have to beg a man to father their children and take away their reproach—the fact that they have no children.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1, The First Verse belongs to the the third chapter.  When the troubles should come upon the land, as the unmarried state was deemed reproachful among the Jews, these women would act contrary to common usage, and seek husbands for themselves.  

 

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