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write = ordain, or register; legalize iniquities.
grievousness = oppression.
prescribed = written.
poor = Hebrew. 'ani. See note on Proverbs 6:11 .
desolation = storm.
leave = secure, or put in safe keeping. Hebrew. 'azab, a Homonym with two meanings. See note on Exodus 23:5 .
glory = honour.
bow down under the prisoners = captives will be enough to make you bow down.
fall under the slain = mortally wounded ones [will be enough] to make you fall.
For, &c. See note on Isaiah 9:12 .
O Assyrian. Not woe to the Assyrian. That woe comes later (Compare Isaiah 17:12 , and Isaiah 33:1 ), after the latest woes on Ephraim and Judah. This is a Divine summons.
Assyrian. The monuments tell us that this was Sargon, the father of Sennacherib.
hypocritical = impious, profane, godless, ' or irreligious. Compare Isaiah 9:17 with Isaiah 33:14 , the only other occurance in Isaiah.
he meaneth not so = will not mean. The blindness of the instrument emphasizes the truth of the prophecy.
think so = so intend.
he saith = he will say.
altogether = all of them.
As = According as.
idols = nothings.
idols = effigies.
Wherefore = And.
people = peoples.
found as a nest. Supply the Ellipsis thus: "found [means to reach] as a nest". peeped. See note on Isaiah 8:19 .
boast itself. Hebrew. pa'ar. Not therefore peculiar to the "latter" portion of Isaiah (Isaiah 44:23 , &c), as alleged.
shake itself against = brandish.
lift up itself, as if it were no wood = raise him that lifteth it up.
no wood: i.e. the user of it (who is flesh and blood, not wood).
kindle. burning = be like a burning. Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia ( App-6 ). Hebrew. yekad yekod kikod = kindle. kindling. kindling.
in one day. So it was (2 Kings 19:35 ),
body = flesh. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), App-6 , for the whole body.
child = lad.
write = reckon.
that day. Passing on to the final fulfilment in the day of the LORD.
the house of Jacob. See note on Isaiah 2:5 .
the Holy One of Israel. See note on Isaiah 1:4 .
in truth. Hebrew. be'emeth. Occurs three times in the "former" portion (here; Isaiah 16:5 ; Isaiah 38:3 ); and twice in the "latter" portion (Isaiah 48:1 ; Isaiah 61:8 ). See App-79 .
The remnant shall return. Hebrew. Shear-jashub . See Isaiah 7:3 . So they did. Compare 2 Chronicles 30:1-13 , esp. Isaiah 10:6 .
though, &c. Quoted in Romans 9:27 , Romans 9:28 .
as the sand, &c. Figure of speech Paraemia . Reference to Pentateuch (Genesis 22:17 ; Genesis 32:12 , &c).
consumption = full end, or finish. Hebrew. killayon. Reference to Pentateuch. Occurs only here, and Deuteronomy 28:65 . App-92 .
with = in.
consumption = consummation. Hebrew. kalfih,
determined = decreed.
all. Some codices, with five early printed editions, omit "all".
smite thee with = smite thee [indeed] with, &c.
rod = club.
anger = anger [shall cease].
according to = like.
Midian. Compare Isaiah 9:4 , and Judges 7:25 .
shall be destroyed = will rot.
because of the anointing = before the face (at the sight) of the oil: i.e. in Gideon's lamps; and of the anointed One (Messiah).
He is come. This is a prophetic description of Sennacherib's advance against Judah.
Aiath = Ai: now et Tell, or Khan Haiyan.
laid up. In anticipation of a speedy conquest of Jerusalem.
carriages = baggage (Old English). Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct) for what is carried.
the passage = the ravine: i.e. Wady Suweinit. Compare lSamaritan Pentateuch Isa 13:23 .
Geba. Now Jeb'a, near Michmash. Eamah. Now er Ram, five miles north of Jerusalem.
Gibeah. Now Tell el Ful, between Jerusalem and Emmaus, two and a half miles north of Jerusalem.
Gallim. Not identified. Probably Beitfala' near Bethlehem.
Laish. Not Laish in the tribe of Dan. Anathoth. Now 'Anata. Three miles north-east of Jerusalem.
Madmenah. Not identified. A town of Benjamin, near Jerusalem. See note on Isaiah 25:10 .
Gebim. Not identified. North of Jerusalem.
Nob. A city of the priests, in sight of Jerusalem, from whence Sennacherib shook his hand against the city. Nob only a half day's journey from Jerusalem.
forest. Authorized Version, edition 1611, reads., "forests" (plural) These are Sennacherib's own figures of himself. See 2 Kings 19:23 . Compare Isaiah 29:17 . Ezekiel 31:3-8 . Note the contrast in Isaiah 11:1 .
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