“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 14, “A Prophecy Against Assyria”

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“A Prophecy Against Assyria,” Isaiah 14:24) The Lord Of Hosts Hath Sworn, Saying, Surely As I Have Thought, So Shall It Come To Pass; And As I Have Purposed, So Shall It Stand:  25) That I Will Break The Assyrian In My Land, And Upon My Mountains Tread Him Under Foot:  then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.  26) This is the Purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth:  And This Is The Hand That Is Stretched Out Upon All The Nations.  27) For The Lord Of Hosts Hath Purposed, and who shall disannul it?  And His Hand Is Stretched Out, and who shall turn It back?  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v23, 24, porcupine … marshes:  The former beautiful city of Babylon (13:19 would become a wild, inhospitable place.  v25, My Land … My Mountains:  The Lord Asserts His Sovereignty.  yoke … his burden:  In 9:4, these same terms are used of the Assyrian menace.  v26-28, King Ahaz died in 720 B. C.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v24 – v27, Let those that make themselves a yoke and burden to God”s People, see what they are to expect.  Let those that are The Called According to God’s Purpose, comfort themselves, that Whatever God Has Purposed to break the Assyrian’s yoke, His Hand Is Stretched Out To Execute This Purpose; who has power to turn it back?  By such Dispensations (Orders) of Providence, The Almighty Shows In The Most Convincing Manner, That Sin Is Hateful In His Sight.

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