The Sword, Not of a Mighty Man… Not of a Mean Man

Isaiah 31 This chapter feels almost like a reprise or summary of the previous chapter in more succinct terms. Verse 8 talks about the sword destroying the Assyrian, but Isaiah points out that it is not a mighty sword or a mean sword, but that it is nonetheless a sword that they will be fleeing […]

An Ensign on the Mountains

Isaiah 18 This chapter deals with the gathering of a nation “scattered and peeled” throughout all the earth. The description of Israel includes “a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down.” Isaiah uses almost the same wording at the beginning and the end of the chapter to describe Israel. […]