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Bible Commentaries

Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Isaiah 17

Verses 1-14

CHAPTER 17

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.”

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