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2018 December 8
Isaiah 16

The Peasant and the Birdnester (1568)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525 - 1569)
Flemish Renaissance Style
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
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     [ Illustration: Today's painting shows a man disturbing a bird's nest. Isaiah warns Moab that, in a metaphorical sense, Moab's nest is in danger of being disturbed, and they will flee like birds. ]


[ 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: In Isaiah 16, the prophet warns Moab to resume their tributes of lambs to Israel (2 Kings 3:4-5) because the day was coming (within 3 years - v. 14) when their women would flee across the river Arnon like birds cast out of the nest. The Arnon was the border between Moab and Israel (1-2). He advises Moab to give refuge to God's people because they will rise in power and righteousness while Moab will fall into ruin, thirst, and famine; and instead of glory it will have contempt (3-14). As in the previous chapter, Isaiah mourns for Moab (verses 9-11).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. William Still. 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.]


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          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 16: Isaiah 13. Isaiah 14. Isaiah 15. Isaiah 16. Isaiah 17. Isaiah 18. Isaiah 19. Isaiah 20. Isaiah 21. Isaiah 22. Isaiah 23. ]
[1] 2 Samuel 8:2; 2 Kings 3:4; 2 Kings 14:7.
[2] Judges 11:18.
[3] Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 22:3; Isaiah 25:4.
[4] Deuteronomy 23:15-16; Isaiah 33:1.
[5] Psalm 85:10; Proverbs 20:28.
[6] Isaiah 2:11; Jeremiah 48:26, 29-30, 42; Amos 2:1.
[7] Isaiah 15:2-5.
[8] Isaiah 15:4.
[9] Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:32-34.
[10] Jeremiah 48:33.
[11] Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:36.
[12] Isaiah 15:2; Numbers 24:17.
[13-14] Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:46-47.
     -- 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 16

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

Cycle 3 - The Burden of Moab (15:1 - 16:14)
a. Judgment: Lion Attacks on Those Who Escape Moab's Destruction (15:1-9)
b. Blessing: Favor if Judah Receives Moab's Refugees who Bring a Tribute Lamb. (16:1-14)

1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land
from Sela to the wilderness,
unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest,
so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

3 Take counsel,
execute judgment;
make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday;
hide the outcasts;
bewray not him that wandereth.
4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab;
be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler:
for the extortioner is at an end,
the spoiler ceaseth,
the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
5 And in mercy shall the throne be established:
and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David,
and seeking judgment,
and hasting righteousness.

6 We have heard of the pride of Moab;
he is very proud:
even of his haughtiness,
and his pride,
and his wrath:
but his lies shall not be so.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab,
every one shall howl:
for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn;
surely they are stricken.
8 For the fields of Heshbon languish,
and the vine of Sibmah:
the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof,
they are come even unto Jazer,
they wandered through the wilderness:
her branches are stretched out
they are gone over the sea.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer
the vine of Sibmah:
I will water thee with my tears,
O Heshbon,
and Elealeh:
for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest
is fallen.
10 And gladness is taken away,
and joy out of the plentiful field;
and in the vineyards there shall be no singing,
neither shall there be shouting:
the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses;
I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab,
and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.

     12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

     13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. 14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small [little and few] and feeble [not abundant].

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