Isaiah Lesson 10
Distributed by: KJV Bible Studies
Introduction: In chapter 9, we studied about the prophecy of the birth of Jesus Christ to a virgin and ended with the impending judgment coming to Israel.
This chapter of Isaiah begins with further warnings to Judah. Afterwards, the prophet describes the coming judgment against Assyria. The focus then shifts to the Day of Lord and of the Jewish remnant in the land during the Tribulation. Finally, an itinerary of the invasion of Judah by the Assyrians is presented though some think it is eschatological.
Isa 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
Isa 10:2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
The chapter begins with a woe against the sin of Judah. The local leadership of the nation’s regions were denounced for issuing decrees and edicts which were burdensome, unjust and uncalled for. The judicial process was corrupted, especially against those of low estate.
Specifically, they sought to withhold fair judgement from the poor rendering them powerless and making them easy prey. In short, those in authority went about to defraud the poor. The widows, and the orphans were targeted because of their vulnerability.
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