I S A I A H.
In this chapter we have a prophecy of sad times
coming, and heavy burdens, I. Upon Babylon, here called "the desert
of the sea," that it should be destroyed by the Medes and Persians
with a terrible destruction, which yet God's people should have
advantage by, ver. 1-10.
II. Upon Dumah, or Idumea, ver.
11, 12. III. Upon Arabia, or Kedar, the desolation of
which country was very near, ver.
13-17. These and other nations which the princes and
people of Israel had so much to do with the prophets of Israel
could not but have something to say to. Foreign affairs must be
taken notice of as well as domestic ones, and news from abroad
enquired after as well as news at home.