“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 16, “A Prophecy Against Moab,” VII

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“A Prophecy Against Moab,” Vll, Isaiah 16:10) And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting:  the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I Have Made their Vintage Shouting To Cease.  11) Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.  12) And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail (it is to no avail).  13) This Is The Word That The Lord Hath Spoken Concerning Moab Since That Time.  14) But Now The Lord Hath Spoken, Saying, Within Three Years, As The years Of An Hireling, And The Glory Of Moab Shall Be Contemned (or, Despised), With All That Great Multitude; And The Remnant Shall Be Very Small And Feeble.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v10, Contrast the lack of gladness with the ecstatic joy of 9:3.  v11, Isaiah the Prophet expresses his determination to one day rejoice over Moab.  This is a promise of its future restoration.  v12, high place … sanctuary:  As long as the people worshiped false gods, they would be doomed to pain, judgment, and recurring trouble (15:2).  v13, 14, A former prophecy against Moab (see 15:1) would be realized within three years, perhaps referring to a quelling of a rebellion against Sargon in 750 B C.  However, a Remnant would remain (15:9).  Moab had far more Hope for Salvation than did either Babylon or Philistia.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v6-14, Those That Will Not Be Counselled, Cannot Be Helped.  More souls are ruined by pride than by any other sin.  Also, the very proud are commonly very passionate.  With lies many seek to gain the gratification of pride and passion, but they shall not compass (go around) proud and angry projects.  Moab was famous for fields and vineyards; but they shall be laid waste by the invading army.  God Can Soon Turn Laughter Into Mourning And Joy Into Heaviness.  In God Let Us Always Rejoice With Holy Triumph; in earthly things let us always rejoice with Holy Trembling.  The Prophet looks with concern on the desolation’s of such a pleasant country; it causes inward grief.  The false gods of Moab are unable to help and The God Of Israel, The Only True God, Can And Will Make Good What He Has Spoken.  Let Moab know her ruin is very near and prepare.  The Most Awful Declarations Of Divine Wrath, discover the way of escape to those who take warning.  There Is No Escape, But By Submission To The Son Of David, And Devoting Ourselves To Him.  And at length, when the appointed time comes, all the glory, prosperity, and multitude of The Wicked Shall Perish.  

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