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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 10

 

 

Verses 1-34

Isaiah 10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?

Isaiah 10:3 — "And what will ye do in the day of visitation" - Comments- A day of visitation is a time when God interrupts the natural flow of worldly events and moves supernaturally to effect His divine purpose and plan of redemption upon earth. It is a day when the physical laws of nature yield to the supernatural, divines laws of grace and mercy. In Isaiah it appears to refer to a day of judgment and destruction upon the people of Israel.

The phrase "day of visitation" is found in 1 Peter 2:12. With this epistle's frequent references to the Second Coming of Christ, the phrase "in the day of visitation" most likely refers to the this event within this epistle, rather than a divine encounter for one individual. In Luke 19:44 if clearly refers to Jesus' First Coming.

1 Peter 2:12, "Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation."

Luke 19:44,"And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation."

Isaiah 10:9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?

Isaiah 10:9Comments- Damascus was taken by Assyria ( 2 Kings 16:9).

2 Kings 16:9, "And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin."

Isaiah 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Isaiah 10:27Word Study on "shall be destroyed" - Strong tells us that the Hebrew word "shall be destroyed" "chabal" ( חָבַל) (H 2254) means, "to wind tightly (as a rope), i.e. to bind," or "a pledge," and figuratively, "to pervert, to destroy." The Enhanced Strong says this word is found 29 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as "destroy 7, take a pledge 5, pledge 5, bands 2, brought forth 2, at all 1, corrupt 1, corruptly 1, offend 1, spoil 1, travaileth 1, very 1, withholden 1."

Isaiah 10:27Word Study on "the anointing" - Strong tells us that the Hebrew word "the anointing" "shemen" ( שֶׁמֶן) (H 8081) literally means, "grease," and figurative, "anointing." The Enhanced Strong says this word is used 193times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as "oil 165, ointment 14, olive 4, oiled 2, fat 2, things 2, misc 4."

Isaiah 10:27Comments- Isaiah 10:27 reminds us of Matthew 11:28-30 where Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Isaiah 10:28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:

Isaiah 10:28Word Study on "Aiath" - The ISBE says the name of the city "Aiath" is the feminine construction for Ai, "a town of central Palestine, in the tribe of Benjamin, near and just east of Bethel and beside Bethaven near Jericho." 29]

29] Edward Mack, "Aiath," and "Ai," in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ed. James Orr (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, c 1915, 1939), in The Sword Project, v 1511 [CD-ROM] (Temple, AZ: CrossWire Bible Society, 1990-2008).

Comments- It was the second city taken on the invasion of Canaan.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Isaiah 10:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/isaiah-10.html. 2013.

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Monday, October 14th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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