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2018 December 5
Isaiah 13

Constellations of the Zodiac (1574)
from Sala del Mappamondo - (Room of the World Map)
Raffaellino da Reggio (1550-1578) and Giovanni de' Vecchi (1536-1614)

Photographer: Alfredo Dagli Orti
Mannerist Style
Villa Farnese, Caprarola, Italy
Image Source: Rome Art Lover

     [ Illustration: Today's image is of the zodiac, the subject of verse ten of today's chapter. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Isaiah 13 is the beginning of a series of "burdens" (Hebrew, massa - burden, carrying away, doom) pronounced against various foreign nations, and sometimes against one or both houses of Israel, and always with ultimate blessing for one or both houses of Israel. The series extends through chapter 23. Chapters 13 and 14 contain the burden of Babylon. Chapter 13 says that, upon Babylon, is coming a desolation so great that the very constellations by which they divined the future will be darkened, together with the stars, the sun, and the moon (verse 10). The LORD's agents will come from far away and will destroy the whole land; the strong will faint; hearts will melt; and pains of anguish will seize them (1-8). Sinners will be destroyed; the heavens will be darkened; the world [Babylon's world] will be punished; few will be left; heaven and earth will be shaken; death and great harm will come (9-16). The Meads will destroy them like Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed; the land will be desolate and filled with wild creatures (17-22).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. Brian Borgman. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 13: Isaiah 13. Isaiah 14. Isaiah 15. Isaiah 16. Isaiah 17. Isaiah 18. Isaiah 19. Isaiah 20. Isaiah 21. Isaiah 22. Isaiah 23. ]
[1] Isaiah 14:4.
[2] Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 11:12; Jeremiah 50:2; Jeremiah 51:27-28.
[3] Jeremiah 51:20-24.
[4] Isaiah 22:1-9; Jeremiah 50:2-3, 21.
[5] Jeremiah 50:3, 9.
[6] Isaiah 14:31; Joel 1:15.
[7] Isaiah 10:3-4; Isaiah 51:20; Ezekiel 7:17.
[8] Isaiah 21:3-4; Joel 2:6.
[9] Isaiah 13:15-18; Proverbs 2:22.
[10] Isaiah 24:21-23; Ezekiel 32:7-8; Joel 2:10, 31; Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24; Luke 21:25; Revelation 6:12-14; Revelation 8:12.
[11] Revelation 18:2-3; Isaiah 2:17; Isaiah 14:12-16.
[12] Isaiah 24:6.
[13] Joel 3:16; Hebrews 12:26-27.
[14] Isaiah 17:13.
[15] Isaiah 14:19-22; Isaiah 47:9-14.
[16] Hosea 10:14; Nahum 3:10.
[17] Isaiah 13:3-5.
[18] Hosea 13:16.
[19] Genesis 19:24; Isaiah 14:4-6, 12-15.
[20] Isaiah 14:23; Jeremiah 50:3, 13, 21, 39, 45; Revelation 18:21-23.
[21] Isaiah 34:11-15; Revelation 18:2.
[22] Deuteronomy 32:35; Habakkuk 2:3; 2 Peter 3:9-10.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Book of Proverbs. ECCLESIASTES: Book of Ecclesiastes Dramatized. SONG OF SOLOMON: Song of Solomon Dramatized. ISAIAH: Isaiah Dramatized. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Isaiah Detailed Outline

Isaiah 13

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

Cycles of Prophecy for the Nations & Judah ["The Book of Burdens" (Utterances, Oracles)] - (13:1 - 23:18)
Note: "Burden" (KJV) refers to burdensome Judgments on the various nations.

Cycle 1 - The Burden of Babylon (13:1 - 14:27)
Judgment: On Babylon and Assyria - Desolation by the Medes (13:1-22)

     1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain,
exalt the voice unto them,
shake the hand,
that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones,
I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger,
even them that rejoice in my highness.

4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains,
like as of a great people;
a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together:
the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5 They come from a far country,
from the end of heaven,
even the LORD,
and the weapons of his indignation,
to destroy the whole land.

6 Howl ye;
for the day of the LORD is at hand;
it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint,
and every man's heart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid:
pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them;
they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth:
they shall be amazed one at another;
their faces shall be as flames [faces of flames].

9 Behold,
the day of the LORD cometh,
cruel both with wrath and fierce anger,
to lay the land desolate:
and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light:
the sun shall be darkened in his going forth,
and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil,
and the wicked for their iniquity;
and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease,
and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold;
even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens,
and the earth shall remove out of her place,
in the wrath of the LORD of hosts,
and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe,
and as a sheep that no man taketh up:
they shall every man turn to his own people,
and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through;
and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes;
their houses shall be spoiled,
and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, I will stir up [this] the Medes against them,
which shall not regard silver;
and as for gold,
they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces;
and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
their eye shall not spare [have pity upon] children.
19 And Babylon,
the glory of kingdoms,
the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency,
shall be as when God overthrew [this] Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never [not ever]be inhabited,
neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation:
neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there;
neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there;
and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures;
and owls [daughters of owls] shall dwell there,
and satyrs [shaggy-ones] shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands [howlers]
shall cry in their desolate houses [desolations],
and dragons
in their pleasant palaces:
and her time is near to come,
and her days shall not be prolonged.

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