10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous [G: wicked] decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed [G: write grievous things];

10:2 To turn aside the needy [G: keep back the poor] from judgment, and to take away the right from [G: judgement of] the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob [G: spoil] the fatherless!      qtext

10:3 And what will ye do [G: +now] in the day of visitation, and in the desolation [G: of destruction] which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?      qtext

10:4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners [G: every one shall fall among them that are bound], and they shall fall under [G: down among] the slain. [G: +Yet] For all this his anger [G: wrath] is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

10:5 O Assyrian [G: O Asshur], the rod of mine anger [G my wrath], and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical [G: to a dissembling] nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down [G: under feet] like the mire of the streets [G: in the street].      qtext

10:7 Howbeit he meaneth [G: But he thinketh] not so, neither doth his heart think [G: esteem it] so; but it is in his heart [G: he imagineth] to destroy and cut off nations not a few [G: not a few nations].

10:8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?

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

10:10 [G: +Like] As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of [G: seeing their idols were above] Jerusalem and of [G: above] Samaria;      qtext

10:11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols [G: the idols thereof (2x)], so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that [G: But] when the Lord hath performed his whole [G: accomplished all his] work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish [G: visit] the fruit of the stout [G: proud] heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high [G: his glorious and proud] looks.


(Isa 10) WPT 179

(Isa 10:1f) WPR 444

(Isa 10:2) GF3: 16 (EB)

(Isa 10:3) RBA 132-5

(Isa 10:6) GF4: 177

(Isa 10:11) WPR 31


(Isa 10:2)

[Other texts citing Isa 10:2: GF3:16f (Mat 23:4)

(Isa 10:3)

[Other texts citing Isa 10:3: RBA 132-5 (1 Pet 2:12)]

(Isa 10:6)

GF4:177 (1658): I will break into pieces, saith the Lord [Jer 51:20], I will make nations like dirt, I will tread them into mire [Isa 10:6]; I will make religions, professions, teachings, time-servers, callers upon me with their lips (and hearts afar off) [Isa 29:13, Mat 15:8], surfeiting in the earth, pride, hypocrisy, and deceitfulness of heart, gathered into a religion that is vain [Jas 1:26], ... I will make mire of them, I will make mortar, I will make dirt of them....


10:13 For he saith, By the strength of my [G: Because he said, By the power of mine own] hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and [G: because I am wise: therefore] I have removed the bounds [G: borders] of the people, and have robbed [G: spoiled] their treasures, and I have put [G: have pulled] down the inhabitants like a valiant man:

10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved [G: to move] the wing, or opened [G: to open] the mouth, or peeped [G: to whisper].

10:15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify [G: exalt] itself against him that shaketh [G: moveth] it? as if the rod should shake [G: lift up] itself against them that lift [G: him that taketh] it up, or as if the staff should lift up [G: exalt] itself, as if it were no wood.      qtext

10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord [G: Lord God] of hosts, send among his fat ones [G: men] leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

10:17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;      qtext

10:18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field [G: fields], both soul and body: and they [G: flesh: and he] shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth [G: the fainting of a standardbearer].

10:19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write [G: tell] them.

10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that [G: at that day shall] the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay [G: stay no more] upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

[stay upon the Lord: cf Isa 26:3]

10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

[Isa 10:22f LXX (And though the people of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them shall be saved): cf Rom 9:27f]

10:23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.

(LXX: He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because the Lord will make a short work in all the world.)

10:24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: [G: Asshur] he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt

10:25 For yet a very little while [G: time], and the indignation shall cease [G: wrath shall be consumed], and mine anger in their destruction.

10:26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir [G: raise] up a scourge for him according to the slaughter [G: plague] of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod [G: staff] was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

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

[Isa 10:28-34 omitted]


(Isa 10:15) WDS 21; WTG 238 (EH)

(Isa 10:16f) JN2: 287

(Isa 10:17) JN3: 430; IP3: 405; HPS 473; JSS 31

(Isa 10:20-22) GF4: 70

[Isa 10:20: cf Isa 26:3]

[Isa 10:22f : LXX, cf Rom 9:27f]

(Isa 10:27) GF3: 217; IP4: 219


(Isa 10:15)

WTG 238 (Elizabeth Hudson, 1750): [continued from Rom 9:20)] shall the axe boast against him that heweth therewith, or the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh with it, and so also of the rod and the staff [Isa 10:15].... as the work of such, spiritually understood is supernatural, so indeed is the government and application of them to their appointed services by a hand supernatural. They cannot handle or apply themselves, therefore the whole system of the matter calls aloud for submission.

(Isa 10:16f)

[Other texts citing Isa 10:16f: JN2:287 (Rom 5:14)]

(Isa 10:17)

[Other texts citing Isa 10:17: HPS 473 (Gen 3:8-13), JSS 31f (Mat 3:12)]

(Isa 10:27)

GF3:217 (1659): None know true comfort but who come to immediate revelation, that is, to the spirit that reveals the things of God [1 Cor 2:10]. If men have all the scriptures, the written words, and not the word in which they end, they have not comfort, neither can they do any thing without Christ [John 15:5], neither have the wearied rest, neither is the bishop of the soul known [1 Pet 2:25], neither is the burthen and the old yoke gone off [Isa 10:27], though they have all the scriptures.


11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem [G: stock] of Jesse, and a branch [G: grass] shall grow out of his roots:      qtext

11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might [G: strength], the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD:      qtext

[Isa 11:2: cf Wis 7:7; Eph 1:17]

11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding [G: prudent] in the fear of the LORD: and [G: for] he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after [G: by] the hearing of his ears:      qtext

(Isa 11:3b LXX: He shall not judge according to appearance, nor reprove according to report:)

11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.      qtext

[Isa 11:4: cf Psa 76:9, Zeph 2:3. LXX (but he shall judge the cause of the lowly, and shall reprove the lowly of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the word of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he destroy the ungodly one.) : 2 Th 2:8]

11:5 And righteousness [G: justice] shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

[Isa 11:5: cf Eph 6:14]<,/p>


(Isa 11:1-5) GF5: 64

(Isa 11:1-3) WPT 180

(Isa 11:1) GF4: 70; IP4: 117

(Isa 11:2-4) IP3: 319

(Isa 11:2) GF3: 276; GF4: 72, 283, 285; GF7: 220 [217], 230 [222]; GF8: 11 [265], 206 [372]; IP4: 117 [cf Wis 7:7; Eph 1:17]

(Isa 11:3) JN3: 49

(Isa 11:3f) GF8: 149 [351]; MFU 267

(Isa 11:4) IP1: 194; IP3: 490 [cf Psa 76:9, Zeph 2:3]


(Isa 11:1)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:1: GF4:70 (Isa 14:22]

(Isa 11:2)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:2: GF4:72 (Mat 13:13-15), GF4:283 (1 Cor 14:2), GF4:285 (Mar 16:17), IP4:117 (Jas 1:5f)]

(Isa 11:3)

JN3:49 (1656): ... to that seed which is not of this world [John 8:23], which savors spiritually and judgeth not according to outward appearance [Isa 11:3LXX], is my service.

(Isa 11:4)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:4: IP1:194 (1 Cor 8:12)]


11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling [G: lion and the fat beast] together; and a little child shall lead them.      qtext

11:7 And the down [G omits] together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox [G: bullock].

11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den [G: hole].

11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain [G: the mountain of mine holiness]: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.      qtext

[Isa 11:9b: cf Hab 2:14]

11:10 And in that day there shall be a [G: the] root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of [G: up for a sign unto] the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek [G: the nations shall seek unto it]: and his rest shall be glorious.      qtext

[Isa 11:10 LXX (And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall arise to rule over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust, and his rest shall be glorious): cf Rom 15:12]


(Isa 11:6-11) WPT 179

(Isa 11:6-10) GF5: 289; IP2: 154; IP4: 118

(Isa 11:6-9) SBD b>84f

(Isa 11:6) JN2: 276; IP2: 195, 396; IP3: 9; WPR 511, 579; WPT 364

(Isa 11:9-12) GF2: 353

(Isa 11:9) GFJN 574; GF3: 291; GF4: 165; GF5: 412; GF6: 276, 303; GF7: 86 [75]; GF8: 54 [304], 161 [355], 210 [372]; GFEJ 63, 299, 371, 401; GFT 40; MFS 26; MFU 58; JN2: 104; 267 (RS); JN3: 730 (WT); IP1: 378; IP2: 217; IP3: 113, 331, 362, 402, 486, 520; IP4: 77, 188, 323; WPR 297; WPT 72, 180; JWJM 185; SIW 171 [cf Hab 2:14]

(Isa 11:9f) GF4: 115; GF5: 421f; GF8: 202 [371]; IP3: 384

(Isa 11:10) DGA 70, 103; GF4: 62; GF5: 64, 80; GF6: 38, 486; GF7: 184 [193]; GF8: 73 [314], 124 [333], 193 [366], 234 [386], 290 [403]; GFT 175; LB (E133, E166); JN2: 603; IP1: 93; IP3: 382, 383 [LXX, cf Rom 15:12]


(Isa 11:6-9)

SBD 84f (1750): [Quotes Isa 11:6] This is that disposition and subjection of mind that we ought to wait daily to be kept under by the Spirit. If we by nature are like the wolf, leopard, or lion at any time, and that nature appears in us, this by the meek Spirit of Jesus ought to be always kept under subjection and government. For though we may have known our natural tempers subdued in a great degree, at our first setting out in the ministry, by the cross and power of Christ, yet if there be not a daily abiding under that power, our natural inclinations and tempers may prevail again to our hurt, and the blessed effect of that subjection to the Spirit, spoken of by the Prophet, we shall not experience, that is: [Quotes Isa 11:9]

(Isa 11:6)

JN2:276 (1655): ...thou art teaching thou knows not what, and would make all believe none know more than thou, that thou mightest at once shut the kingdom against all that will believe thee [Mat 23:13]. And all thou knows of the light of Christ and its growth is but as the old wolf grows more subtle than the young, but knows not the Child that is to lead them [Isa 11:6]

IP2:195 (1661): Stubbornness, or such a kind of stiffness and resolvedness, ariseth from the strength and corruption of the natural will and earthy wisdom. The wisdom which is from above is gentle, easy to be entreated [Jas 3:17]; and the will which is created by God is mild and flexible, and easy to be led by the least child [Isa 11:6], in the line of goodness.

WPR 511 (1693): And as Christ the repairer of breaches, and restorer of paths to dwell in [Isa 58:12], comes to be known in the heart, love will take place of wrath, and forgiveness overcome injury and revenge. So the Lamb will be preferred before the lion, and the lion resign to, and lie down with the Lamb [Isa 11:6], and destruction come to a perpetual end. For which cause, the weapons of this people's warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, to the pulling down the strong holds of sin and Satan, according to the Apostle's doctrine [2 Cor 10:4]. Which is the holy war indeed, styled by the Holy Ghost, the saint's warfare.

(Isa 11:9)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:9: GF7:85f (Luk 2:14), IP1:378 (Heb 1:8), IP3:362 (John 6:44f), IP4:77 (John 2:21), SIW 171 (Luk 2:14)]

GF4:165 (1658): ...the pearl ... has been lost [Mat 13:46] since the days of apostacy from the apostle's life, Christ's life; nations covered with ignorance like unto waters [Isa 11:9 | Hab 2:14].

JN2:267 (Richard Salle, 1655): thus saith the Lord, if ye my dear children, whom I have convinced by my pure light in your consciences, will hearken to my counsel [Jer 38:15] and will stand in my fear, then shall my secrets be made known unto you, and you shall grow up in the knowledge of me [2 Pet 3:18], as calves of the stall [Mal 4:2], and my knowledge shall cover the whole earth, as the waters cover the sea [Isa 11:9].

IP3:331 (1674): [continued from under Mat 23:37] No device of the enemy shall be able to hurt or destroy on God's holy mountain [Isa 11:9]; for his light shines there to dispel the darkness, and his power is revealed there, to scatter and dash in pieces the strength of the enemy [Exo 15:6] wherever it appears.

JWJM 185 (1772): A deviation amongst us as a Society from that simplicity that there is in Christ [2 Cor 11:3] becoming so general, and the trade from this island to Africa for slaves, and other trades carried on through oppressive channels, and abundance of the inhabitatnts being employed in factories to support a trade in which there is unrighteousness, and some growing outwardly great by gain of this sort: the weight of this degeneracy hath lain so heavy upon me, the depth of this revolt been so evident, and desires in my heart have been so ardent for a reformation, so ardent that we might come to that right use of things where, living on a little, we might inhabit that holy mountain on which they neither hurt nor destroy! [Isa 11:9]

(Isa 11:10)

DGA 70: With the raising of God's ensign (Isa 11:10, 18:3, 30:17, 31:9), the mortal conflict between Christ and Satan for lordship over the individual begins in earnest. The sanctifying process begins as the light, which at first only served to expose sin, now sets out to destroy it. Fox urges new Friends: "In that which convinced you wait, that you may have that removed [which] you are convinced of." (GFJN 228)

GF8:193 (1682, to Friends captive in Algiers): my desire is, that the Lord may preserve you all, that do meet in the name of Jesus [Mat 18:20], that in your lives, and conversations, and words, you may preach righteousness, and holiness, and godliness, and the life of truth; so that you may answer the spirit of God, both in the Turks and Moors, and the rest of the captives; that God's city may be set upon the holy hill there, which cannot be hid [Mat 5:14]; but that all may see it with the light wherewith Christ hath enlightened every man that cometh into the world [John 1:9]. And that Christ's ensign may be set up in those parts [Isa 11:10]; that with his light in all men, they may all see it, and flock to it; and Christ the ensign furnisheth all that come to him, with heavenly armour and spiritual weapons [Eph 6:11]

JN2:603 (1655): And this you shall all find, that as you abide in your measures so you grow herein, and so come to feed on the life, when others, whose minds are abroad, feed on the wind [Hos 12:1]; which if hereto you take heed, no leanness of soul [Psa 106:15] there shall be, nor darkness of mind; but the least shall be as David when Jesse's root [Isa 11:10] you come to feed on.

IP1:93 (1658): we are not persons that have shot up out of the old root into another appearance, as one sect hath done out of another, till many are come up one after another, the ground still remaining the same out of which they all grew; but that ground hath been shaken and shaking, destroyed and destroying, removed and removing in us; and the old root of Jesse [Isa 11:10] hath been made manifest in us, and we have been transplanted by the everlasting power of life, and a real change brought forth in us out of that spirit wherein the world lives and worships, into another Spirit, into which nothing which is of the world can enter.


11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set [G: in the same day shall the Lord stretch out] his hand again the second time to recover [G: recover] the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria [G: of Asshur], and from [G: of (7x)] Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush [G: of Ethiopia], and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands [G: of the isles] of the sea.      qtext

11:12 And he shall set up an ensign [G: a sign] for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts [G: dispersed] of Israel, and gather together [G omits] the dispersed [G: scattered] of Judah from the four corners of the earth [G: world].      qtext

11:13 The envy [G: hatred] also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.      qtext

11:14 But they shall fly [G: flee] upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon [G omits] Edom and Moab [G: +shall be the stretching out of their hands]; and the children of Ammon shall obey them [G: their obedience].

11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake [G: lift up] his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the [G: him in his] seven streams, and make men go over dryshod [G: cause me to walk therein with shoes].     qtext

11:16 And there shall be an highway for [G: a path to] the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria [G: are left of Asshur]; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.      qtext


(Isa 11:11) HPS 147

(Isa 11:12) GF4: 62; GF6: 38; LB (E133); MFU 215, 469; IP4: 245; RBA 232; HPS 485

(Isa 11:13) IP4: 118, 250

(Isa 11:15) GFJN 15; GF3: 258; GF5: 289; LB (F71); JN2: 17; WDS 306

(Isa 11:15f) GF4: 62

(Isa 11:16) GF4: 70; JN3: 46


(Isa 11:11)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:11: HPS 147 (Rev 14:4)]

(Isa 11:12)

[set up an ensign: cf Isa 11:10]

[Other texts citing Isa 11:12: MFU 215 (Mat 24:31), RBA 231f (Mat 8:11)]

HPS 485 (Mary Waite, 1679): Friends, we are they whom the Lord hath raised to hold forth Christ Jesus, whom he hath given for an ensign to the nations, unto whom all the ends of the earth must come for salvation [Isa 11:12/Isa 52:10]

(Isa 11:13)

IP4:250 (1671?): Is not the Lord one [Deu 6:4], and his name one in him? Is there not glory then in the highest, on earth peace, and good-will among men, as well as good-will in God towards men [Luk 2:14]? Where is the enmity and wars, and lusts and fightings [Jas 4:1]? Where is the envy of Judah or Ephraim, or the vexing one another here [Isa 11:13]? Anre not these things drowned in the love and in the peace, in the life and in the power which is revealed in the gospel state, and springs up in the gospel spirit?

(Isa 11:15)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:15: JN2:17 (Rev 16:12), WDS 306 (Luke 9:23)]

GFJN 15 ([1647]): [continued from Rom 8:26] By this invisible spirit I discerned all the false hearing, the false seeing, and the false smelling, which was above the spirit, quenching and grieving it [1 Th 5:19, Eph 4:30]; and that all that were there were in confusion and deceit, where the false asking and praying is, in deceit and atop, in that nature and tongue that takes God's holy name in vain [Exo 20:7], wallows in the Egyptian sea [Isa 11:15], and asketh but hath not [Jas 4:3].

(Isa 11:16)

[Other texts citing Isa 11:16: GF4:70 (Isa 14:22]


12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger [G: thy wrath] is turned away, and thou comfortedst [G: comfortest] me.      qtext

12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid [G: will not fear]: for the Lord Jehovah [G: God] is my strength and my [G omits] song; he also is become my salvation.

12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.      qtext

12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings [G: works] among the people, make mention that [G: of them, for] his name is exalted.

12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth [G: world].

12:6 Cry out and shout, thou [G: O] inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.      qtext


(Isa 12:1-3) IP3: 332

(Isa 12:1) IP3: 73, 403

(Isa 12:3) MFU 185; IP2: 484; IP3: 379, 442, 494; IP4: 118

(Isa 12:6) IP4: 119


(Isa 12:1)

IP3:403 (1677): For of a truth, the Lord hath comforted Zion; yea, he hath comforted many of her waste places [Isa 51:3] (he was angry with her daugthters, before their filth was purged away by the Spirit of judgment and burning [Isa 4:4]; since that time his anger hath been turned away, and he hath comforted them [Isa 12:1; quotes rest of Isa 51:3]. Thus it is with such of the gathered people and nation of the Lord, that hearken and give ear to him, and have known the way of life to proceeed out of his mouth, and his judgtmnetn to rest for a light [Isa 51:4].

(Isa 12:3)

[Other texts citing Isa 12:3: IP3:494 (Rom 2:28f)]

(Isa 12:6)

IP4:118f (1671): Yea, the soul is gathered into the love (or into God, who is love [1 Jn 4:16], where the Saviour and salvation is felt, and God found such a present help and strength in time of trouble [Psa 46:1], that fear is done away, and the Lord trusted and hoped in; yea, and boasted of in every condition. So that his name is made mention of, and sung of, and exalted over all that can come to oppose or break down the work of his power in the heart; insomuch that the inhabitant of Zion cries out and shouts against the enemy when he appears, because the Holy One of Israel is so great in the midst of her [Isa 12:6], who breaks the spear and the bow, the shield and the battle [Psa 46:9/Psa 76:3].


13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

13:2 Lift ye up a banner [G: up a standard] upon the high mountain, exalt [G: lift up] the voice unto them, shake [G: wag] the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones [G: them that I have sanctified: and], I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even [G: called the mighty to my wrath, and] them that rejoice in my highness [G: glory] .

13:4 The noise of a multitude [G: +is]in the mountains, like as of[G omits] a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth [G: numbereth] the host of the battle.

13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation [G: wrath], to destroy the whole land.

13:6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction [G:] from the Almighty.      qtext

13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint [G: weakened], and every man's heart [G: all men's hearts] shall melt:

13:8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of [G: anguish and sorrow shall take] them; they shall be in [G: have] pain as a woman that travaileth: they [G: every one] shall be amazed one at another [G: at his neighbour]; their faces shall be as flames [G: like flames of fire].

13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate [G: waste]: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof [G omits] out of it.      qtext

13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations [G: planets] 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.

[Isa 13:10, cf Mat 24:29 | Mar 13:24f]

13:11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity [G: visit the wickedness upon the world, and their iniquity upon the wicked]; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible [G: cast down the pride of tyrants] .

13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge [G: above the wedge of gold] of Ophir.      qtext


(Isa 13:3-5) GF8: 129 [337]

(Isa 13:3) GF5: 207; JN2: 267 (RS)

(Isa 13:6) EQ 58

(Isa 13:9) GF4: 25

[Isa 13:10, cf Mat 24:29]

(Isa 13:11) GF8: 265 [397]; RBA 109; RBAF 81

(Isa 13:12) WPR 374; WPT 354


(Isa 13:3-5)

[Other texts citing Isa 13:3-5: GF8:129 (Mat 25:14-30)]

(Isa 13:3)

[Other texts citing Isa 13:3: GF5:207 (Rev 13:6f)]

(Isa 13:6)

[Other texts citing Isa 13:6: EQ 58 (Isa 28:1)]

(Isa 13:9)

[Other texts citing Isa 13:9: GF4:25 (Rom 13:12)]

(Isa 13:12)

[Other texts citing Isa 13:12: WPR 574 (Isa 1:25)]


13:13 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.

13:14 And it shall be as the chased roe [G: doe], and as a sheep that no man taketh up : they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into [G: each one to] his own land.      qtext

13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust [G: stricken] through; and every one that is joined unto them [G: whosoever joineth himself] shall fall by the sword.

13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to [G: broken in] pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.      qtext

13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it [G: nor be desirous of gold].

13:18 Their [G: With] bows also shall dash the young men to pieces [G: they destroy the children]; and they shall have no pity [G: compassion] on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare [G +the] children.

13:19 And Babylon [G: Babel], the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency [G: and pride of the Chaldeans], shall be as when God overthrew [G: the destruction of God in] Sodom and Gomorrah.

13:20 It shall never be inhabited [G: not be inhabited for ever], 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.

13:21 But wild beasts of the desert [G: Ziim] shall lie [G: lodge] there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures [G: Ohim]; and owls [G: ostriches] shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands [G: Iim] shall cry in their desolate houses [G: palaces], and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near [G: the time thereof is ready] to come, and her days [G: the days thereof] shall not be prolonged.


(Isa 13:13) IP4: 294; GF7: 65 [49]

(Isa 13:14) JN3: 592 (MS)

(Isa 13:16) JN3: 420; EQ 102 (WD)

(Isa 13:21) IP3: 446


(Isa 13:13)

GF7:65 (1653): And so the power of the mighty God of life be with you, which is raising up his living seed, and the seed is one, which is turning up the earth, and cleaving it asunder, and removing it out of its place [Isa 13:13], and bringing into the faith of Abraham [Rom 4:16], and to the God of Abraham.

(Isa 13:14)

JN3:592 (Martha Simmonds, 1656): All the upright love thee, for they have been as a chased roe upon the mountains [Isa 13:14/Song 8:14], which have wanted a shepherd....

(Isa 13:16)

JN3:420 (1656): And thus Babylon's children are dashing one against another [Isa 13:16/Jer13:14].

(Isa 13:21)

IP3:446 (1670): For indeed, God's house and holy building is to be exalted [Isa 2:2], and all others to be left waste, and left desolate for the beast of the desert, and the dragons and owls, and birds of the night (which are unclean and noisome [Rev 18:2], and have not so much as a belief or hope to be throughly cleansed by the power of the Lord here in this life, nor ever knew what it was to bear the yoke of Christ's spirit and power [Mat 11:29]): I say, all others are to be left for such as these to lodge in, and for the satyrs and dark spirits to dance in [Isa 13:21].


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