You don't have to be a prophet to be hear Him. Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame, and trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation: From the perspective of heaven, the strength of Pharaoh was nothing. c. One thousand shall flee at the threat of one: This is reversal of the promise of Leviticus 26:8, and a fulfillment of the curse promised in Leviticus 26:17: I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Despite the riches that the pack animals bring across the desert, Egypt will not help Judah at all, so one could call Egypt Rahab-Hem-Shebeth, which means “Rahab Sits Idle” of “Rahab the Do-Nothing.” Rahab is a name, but it is also the Hebrew word for pride, and is sometimes used as a title for Egypt (Psalm 87:4). She who boasted of the help she would give, when it came to the test, sat still ( Isaiah 36:6 ). You devise plans – but are they of God’s Spirit? Interestingly, the King James Version and the New International Version both translate these words as menstrual cloth, but the New King James Version uses the euphemistic unclean thing. West of the Nile, in central Egypt: Egyptian Hnes; the Greek Heracleopolis: perhaps the Anysis of HERODOTUS (2.137); according to GROTIUS, Tahpanhes contracted ( Jeremiah 43:7-9 ); the seat of a reigning prince at the time, as was Zoan, hence the Jewish ambassadors go to both. Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; See not--as you now do, foretelling misfortune. 2 Kings 19:36-37 describes how when the king of the Assyrians returned home after attacking Judah, his own sons murdered him as he worshipped in the temple of Nisroch his god. solemnity--As in the passover night ye celebrate your deliverance from Egypt, so shall ye celebrate your rescue from Assyrian bondage. 13. 18. therefore--on account of your wicked perverseness ( Isaiah 30:1 Isaiah 30:2 Isaiah 30:9 Isaiah 30:15 Isaiah 30:16 ), Jehovah will delay to be gracious [HORSLEY]. Jehovah's "glorious voice," raised against the enemy ( Isaiah 30:27 ), is again mentioned here, in contrast to the music ( Isaiah 30:29 ) with which His people shall come to worship Him. Here is a rod and a staff, even the voice of the Lord, his word giving orders concerning it, with which the Assyrian shall be beaten down, Isaiah 30:31. We can trust that even when we don’t understand it. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. The Hebrew word for hell (gehenna) comes from the word for the Valley of Hinnom. Which has been winnowed with the shovel and fan. The people of God would come to hate their idols so much that they would throw them away as readily as they would throw away a used menstrual cloth. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. Rahab-Hem-Shebeth. They would sooner rush under the guidance of Satan into some questionable policy, than in childlike simplicity trust in the Lord and do good. This commentary has been through Advanced Checking. He has made it deep and large; Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. b. Assyria will be beaten down: In the near view, Isaiah sees the judgment of the LORD against Assyria. Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” causing . “Who take counsel, but not of Me, It may, however, be derived from the verb “to rest,” the causative of which is rendered “lay upon” in Isaiah 30… And rely on them, (By implication, what is Assyria, compared with such a God!) winnowed--not as it is usually given to cattle before it is separated from the chaff; the grain shall be so abundant that it shall be given winnowed. b. is heavy--literally, "grievousness is the flame," that is, the flame which darts from Him is grievous. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. When we trust God, we don’t have to strive for ourselves. . 9. lying--unfaithful to Jehovah, whose covenant they had taken on them as His adopted children ( Isaiah 59:13 , Proverbs 30:9 ). Proud member Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. As the LORD saw it, Egypt was no substance, just a shadow. At the threat of five you shall flee, Egypt, weakened by its internal dissensions, can give no solid help. Isaiah 30 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern Christianity movement. battles of shaking--that is, shock of battles ( Isaiah 19:16 ; compare "sift . . The Book of Isaiah. Isaiah 30:6 "The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to … So then, regarding Assyria in the here and now, they will be shattered, Judah will sing, the funeral pyre is ready and so is the fire.” (Motyer), ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. It is one sin to reject the LORD, and another sin all together to trust in something else. The Assyrians would then come against the southern kingdom of Judah, and because of this threat the leaders of Judah looked to Egypt for protection against the Assyrian invasion. God had prohibited such alliances with heathen nations, and it was a leading part of Jewish polity that they should be a separate people ( Exodus 23:32 , Deuteronomy 7:2 ). wait--compare Isaiah 30:15 , wait, namely, for His times of having mercy. Isaiah 30:18(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Jump to: Adam Clarke Commentary; It--the Jewish state. “It is all useless, bringing neither help nor advantage. The completion of John Oswalt’s commentary on Isaiah in 1998 was a major blessing to the Christian church. Kindles it. Physical prosperity accompanies national piety; especially under the Old Testament. The signal staff was erected to rally a nation in war. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he … Who walk to go down to Egypt, Isaiah 30 – Trust In the LORD, Not In Egypt A. 6. burden--the prophecy as to, &c. [MAURER]; so the Septuagint, the fresh inscription here marks emphatically the prediction that follows. Or be help or benefit, Isaiah 30:31. 10. i. Whenever the LORD waits or seems to delay, it always has a loving purpose behind it. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. 26. Behold, the name of the LORD comes from afar, burning with His anger: Isaiah sees the judgment of the LORD quickly coming, to sift the nations with the sieve of futility. The burden against the beasts of the South. . In that day your cattle will feed If in poverty, they are in haste to be rich; and they shall not long be innocent. The swell of the wall is at first imperceptible and gradual, but at last it comes to the crisis; so the decay of the Jewish state. And His burden is heavy; He will surely deliver them in due season; but they cannot tarry till the hour cometh; like children, they snatch at unripe fruit. The Jews desired success to be foretold as the issue of their league with Egypt, though ill had been announced by God's prophet as the result; this constituted the "deceits.". And there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, 4. In the day that the LORD binds up the bruise of His people b. Read Isaiah 30 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). iv. sieve," Isaiah 30:28 ). He is Lord over all the nations. a. Mercy does nothing to exalt the person who receives it; mercy recognizes the guilt of the one who deserves the punishment. 30 Yahweh will make his majestic voice ring out, he will show the weight of his arm in the heat of his anger, with a devouring fire, ... Reading 1, Isaiah 52:7-10 Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6 Gospel, John 1:1-18 Reading 2, Hebrews 1:1-6 More Daily Readings. shall ye--at the rebuke of five shall ye, namely, all (in contrast to the "one thousand") flee so utterly that even two shall not be left together, but each one shall be as solitary "as a signal staff" [G. V. SMITH], or "a banner on a hill" ( Isaiah 5:26 , 11:12 ). d. Blessed are all those who wait for Him: Because God is so great, there is a built-in blessing for those who wait for Him. And show the descent of His arm, Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Isaiah 30:5. With scattering, tempest, and hailstones. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem - He will regather people out of their captivity.. You shall weep no more - Jeremiah tells us they come back weeping (Jeremiah 31:9), but they will soon have cause to cease their crying.. 20. And, “We will ride on swift horses” — Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. And trust in the shadow of Egypt Asses were employed in tillage, as well as oxen ( Deuteronomy 22:10 ). b. "Egypt is vanity, and to no purpose will they help" [G. V. SMITH]. A shard to take fire from the hearth, a. Even if it feels God is distant, He hears and promises to answer. Isaiah speaks of heavenly bodies (v. 4), as do some of the most calamitous OT prophecies against nations, but also as do the Lord’s prophecies about the end times, especially those in Revelation. Or else, well-fermented maslin, that is, provender formed of a mixture of various substances: grain, beans, vetches, hay, and salt. Causing them to err. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. i. You shall have a song cover . goeth with a pipe--or flute. We can rest in Him, and when we do, it shows we are really trusting in God’s promise. “Because you despise this word, But a shame and also a reproach. 30. his glorious voice] Perhaps: the majesty of His thunder (Psalm 29:3 ff.). fan--an instrument for winnowing. The Jews reproved for seeking aid from Egypt. Or whenever you turn to the left. God speaks in a language that is understood through prayer, reflection, and loving kindness. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; You will say to them, “Get away!”, a. And note it on a scroll, He will surely deliver them in due season; but they cannot tarry till the hour cometh; like children, they snatch at unripe fruit. The burden against the beasts of the South: Isaiah proclaims a burden against the pack animals of Judah, which will carry the riches of Judah down to Egypt, through the wilderness, in a foolish attempt to purchase protection against the Assyrians. “Isaiah starts with the ‘real’ day of the Lord. c. For the LORD is a God of justice: On the surface, mercy and justice seem to oppose each other. To cease from before us.”. Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, b. Because on the cross, Jesus took the punishment we deserve, God’s justice is satisfied. . “In returning and rest you shall be saved; To the Mighty One of Israel. They used to go up to Jerusalem ("the mountain of the Lord," Zion) at the three feasts with music and gladness ( Deuteronomy 16:16 , Ezra 2:65 , Psalms 122:1-4 ). If there is conspicuous disobedience in our lives, we must return to the LORD’s ways. It was foolish for the leaders of Judah to trust in a nation that looked at them this way! You shall have a song: 1 John 4:17 expresses the same idea: Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There will be on every high mountain They must have their desire instantaneously fulfilled, or else they are ready to take wrong means of attaining it. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; a. land of trouble--the desert between Palestine and Egypt, destitute of water and abounding in dangerous animals ( Deuteronomy 8:15 , Jeremiah 2:6 ). “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, Now, God has given them the bread of adversity and water of affliction, but they can hear God and be guided by Him again. Next Weeks Readings. English Version agrees with Isaiah 30:15 , Isaiah 7:4 . Isaiah 30:4. In the day that the LORD binds up the bruise of His people and heals the stroke of their wound: Better than the material blessing of the LORD is His loving care. 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