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Bible Commentaries
Isaiah 17

Gaebelein's Annotated BibleGaebelein's Annotated

Verses 1-14


The Burden of Damascus and Judgment upon Ephraim

1. Damascus to be a ruinous heap (Isaiah 17:1-3 ) 2. Judgment upon Ephraim (Isaiah 17:4-11 ) 3. Woe to the enemies of Israel (Isaiah 17:12-14 ) Damascus was the ancient city of Syria, mentioned for the first time in Genesis 15:1-21 . Syria and Ephraim had made common cause against the house of David. Tiglath-pileser, King of Assyria, executed the judgment upon Damascus and made of it a ruinous heap. But the judgment is also future. And the enemies of Israel, which trouble His people, will be troubled “in that day.” It is a solemn word with which this chapter closes, “This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.”

Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 17". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/isaiah-17.html. 1913-1922.
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