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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Isaiah 16

Verses 1-14


The Burden of Moab Continued

1. God’s call to Moab to repent (Isaiah 16:1-5 ) 2. Moab’s pride and judgment (Isaiah 16:6-14 ) The fifteenth and sixteenth chapters form one prophecy. Moab’s land bordered on the land of Israel. The historical facts concerning Moab may be studied and followed through the following passages: 1 Samuel 14:47 ; 2Sa 8:2 ; 2 Kings 1:11 ; 2 Kings 3:4 ; 2Ch 20:1-37 ; 2 Kings 8:20 ;2 Kings 24:2 . Moab’s sin and judgment are frequently mentioned by the prophet. See Amos 2:1-3 . A great past judgment of Moab’s is described in 15:1-9. The call in chapter 16:1 to send a lamb has nothing to do with Him who is “the lamb of God.” The exhortation becomes clear by reading 2 Samuel 8:2 and 2 Kings 3:4-5 . Christ, however, is in view in verse 5, chapter 16(Isaiah 16:5 ). A remnant of Moab is to be left and in the time of the end we find Moab mentioned again. Read Isaiah 11:14 and Daniel 11:41 . The final ruin of Moab is described in Isaiah 25:10-12 .

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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 16". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". 1913-1922.