Isaiah 16* Moab is exhorted to yield obedience. (1-5) The pride and thejudgments of Moab. (6-14)1-5 God tells sinners what they may do to prevent ruin; so hedoes to Moab. Let them send the tribute they formerly engaged topay to Judah. Take it as good advice. Break off thy sins byrighteousness, it may lengthen thy quiet. And this may beapplied to the great gospel duty of submission to Christ. Sendhim the lamb, the best you have, yourselves a living sacrifice.When you come to God, the great Ruler, come in the name of theLamb, the Lamb of God. Those who will not submit to Christ,shall be as a bird that wanders from her nest, which shall besnatched up by the next bird of prey. Those who will not yieldto the fear of God, shall be made to yield to the fear of everything else. He advises them to be kind to the seed of Israel.Those that expect to find favour when in trouble themselves,must show favour to those in trouble. What is here saidconcerning the throne of Hezekiah, also belongs, in a muchhigher sense, to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Though bysubjection to Him we may not enjoy worldly riches or honours,but may be exposed to poverty and contempt, we shall have peaceof conscience and eternal life. 6-14 Those who will not be counselled, cannot be helped. Moresouls are ruined by pride than by any other sin whatever. Also,the very proud are commonly very passionate. With lies many seekto gain the gratification of pride and passion, but they shallnot compass proud and angry projects. Moab was famous for fieldsand vineyards; but they shall be laid waste by the invadingarmy. God can soon turn laughter into mourning, and joy intoheaviness. In God let us always rejoice with holy triumph; inearthly things let us always rejoice with holy trembling. Theprophet looks with concern on the desolations of such a pleasantcountry; it causes inward grief. The false gods of Moab areunable to help; and the God of Israel, the only true God, canand will make good what he has spoken. Let Moab know her ruin isvery near, and prepare. The most awful declarations of Divinewrath, discover the way of escape to those who take warning.There is no escape, but by submission to the Son of David, anddevoting ourselves to him. And, at length, when the appointedtime comes, all the glory, prosperity, and multitude of thewicked shall perish.
Copyright information for MHCC
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2018