burden. The fifth of the seven burdens.
of = relating to. Genitive of Relation. App-17.
the sea. The waters of the Euphrates in flood were so called, as the Nile was (Isaiah 19:6). Compare Revelation 17:3, Revelation 17:15.
whirlwinds = storms.
pass = sweep.
dealer = one.
sighing. Caused by the oppression of Babylon.
night. A Homonym. Hebrew. nesheph = darkness, here, but daylight in Job 7:4. 1 Samuel 30:17. See notes there. The Revised Version, in doubt, renders it here "twilight".
pleasure = joy.
fear = trembling.
Prepare, &c. Figure of speech Irony. App-6.
a chariot = a troop.
a chariot with a couple of horsemen = a troop of horsemen in pairs.
Alion: My LORD*. Read: [as] a lion, "O LORD", &c.
men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
Babylon is fallen, &c. Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis, for emphasis.
the graven images of her gods. Reference to Pentateuch. Phrase peculiar to Deuteronomy 7:25; Deuteronomy 12:3. App-92.
threshing. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause) for the results of it. Here = my oppressed People. Compare Isaiah 41:15. Micah 4:13. Jeremiah 51:33.
corn of my floor. Literally son of my threshingfloor.
the LORD of hosts. See note on Isaiah 1:9.
the God of Israel. See note on Isaiah 29:23.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
burden. The sixth of the seven burdens.
Dumah = Edom. An abbreviated form of fuller name "Idumea" (Isaiah 34:5. Ezekiel 35:15; Ezekiel 36:5. Mark 3:8).
Dumah = silence, prophetic of its end.
Seir. The inheritance of Esau (or Edom).
what of the night? = how far is it in the night? Note the Figure of speech Epizeuxis. Repeated in an abbreviated form thus: Hebrew. shomer mah-millayelah? shomer ma-milleyl ? = how far gone is the night? how far gone the night? This is Edom"s inquiry.
The morning cometh, &c. This may be the oracle of silence implied in the name "Dumah" (see above, and compare Psalms 94:17; Psalms 115:17).
if ye will inquire. Isaiah had no answer. He is silent, but intimates that they may inquire again.
burden. The seventh and last of the seven burdens
upon Arabia: ba"rab = in Arabia.
in Arabia: or, in the evening, or, at sunset. The name is as significant as "Dumah" (Isaiah 21:11).
travelling companies = caravans.
Dedanim = Dedanites, Descendants of Abraham by Keturah: Dedan, son of Midian (Genesis 25:3. 1 Chronicles 1:32).
Tema. Descendants of Abraham through Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 25:3. 1 Chronicles 1:32)
: both mentioned in Jeremiah 25:23. Job 6:19.
brought = bring ye.
prevented = meet ye.
they fled. From the Assyrian invaders.
Within a year. Later afflictions were foretold in Jeremiah 49:28.
Kedar. Another descendant of Abraham by Hagar through Ishmael (Genesis 25:13).
mighty men. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14.
children = sons.
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