I S A I A H.
This chapter, and that which follows it, are the
burden of Moab—a prophecy of some great desolation that was coming
upon that country, which bordered upon this land of Israel, and had
often been injurious and vexatious to it, though the Moabites were
descended from Lot, Abraham's kinsman and companion, and though the
Israelites, by the appointment of God, had spared them when they
might both easily and justly have cut them off with their
neighbours. In this chapter we have, I. Great lamentation made by
the Moabites, and by the prophet himself for them, ver. 1-5. II. The great calamities
which should occasion that lamentation and justify it, ver. 6-9.