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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 21



Verses 1-17

Isaiah 21:1-10 — Prophecy Upon Babylon - Isaiah 21:1-10 is popularly understood to be Isaiah's prophecy against Babylon, which is called "the desert of the sea" in this passage of Scripture. This prophecy predicts the fall of Babylon at the hands of the Medes and Persians.

Isaiah 21:3-4Comments- Isaiah's Pain - In Isaiah 21:3-4 the prophet describes the pain that someone feels when terrible news is given, when a person's heart fails because of fear and distress. There have been a number of occasions when the Lord gave me a similar experience in which I felt what others feel. For example, I joined my church's 24-hour prayer minister as a seminary student and was praying through the list of prayer requests. As I began to prayer for a child with a brain tumor, I felt a pain in the back of my head that came and went away. I have had a number of dreams in which the Lord has show me the feelings of others by letting me experience them. My sister had a dramatic dream in which the Lord took her through the pain that our mother has experienced over a period of years. This is what Isaiah was expressing in Isaiah 21:3-4.

Isaiah 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Isaiah 21:9 — "And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen" - Comments - We find this same cry in the book of Revelation.

Revelation 14:8, "And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."

Revelation 18:2, "And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird."


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Isaiah 21:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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