Isa 16:1
16:1 Send {a} ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to
     the wilderness, to the mount of the daughter of Zion.

     (a) That is, offer a sacrifice, by which he derides their
         long delay, who would not repent when the Lord called
         them, showing them that it is now too late seeing the
         vengeance of God is on them.

Isa 16:2
16:2 For it shall be, [that], as a {b} wandering bird cast out
     of the nest, [so] the daughters of Moab shall be at the
     fords of Arnon.

     (b) There is no remedy but that you must flee.

Isa 16:3
16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; {c} make thy shadow as the
     night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts;
     discover not him that wandereth.

     (c) He shows what Moab would have done, when Israel their
         neighbour was in affliction, to whom because they would
         give no shadow or comfort, they are now left

Isa 16:4
16:4 Let my outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to
     them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner {d}
     is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are
     consumed out of the land.

     (d) The Assyrians will oppress the Israelites but for a

Isa 16:5
16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: {e} and he
     shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David,
     judging, and seeking judgment, and swiftly executing

     (e) Meaning, Christ.

Isa 16:6
16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; [he is] very proud:
     [even] of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath:
     [but] his {f} lies [shall] not [be] so.

     (f) Their vain confidence and proud bragging will deceive
         them, @Jer 48:2.

Isa 16:7
16:7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail:
     for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely
     [they are] {g} stricken.

     (g) For all your mourning, yet the city will be destroyed
         even to the foundation.

Isa 16:8
16:8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, [and] the vine of
     Sibmah: {h} the lords of the nations have broken down her
     principal plants, they have come [even] to {i} Jazer, they
     wandered [through] the wilderness: her branches are
     extended, they have gone over the sea.

     (h) That is, the Assyrians and other enemies.
     (i) Meaning that the country of Moab was now destroyed, and
         all the precious things of it were carried into the
         borders yea into other countries and over the sea.

Isa 16:9
16:9 Therefore I will {k} bewail with the weeping of Jazer the
     vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon,
     and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for
     thy {l} harvest is fallen.

     (k) He shows that their plague was so great that it would
         have moved any man to lament with them, as in
         @Ps 141:5.
     (l) The enemies are come upon you, and shout for joy when
         they carry your conveniences from you as in
         @Jer 48:33.

Isa 16:11
16:11 Wherefore my {m} heart shall sound like an harp for Moab,
      and my inward parts for Kirharesh.

      (m) For sorrow and compassion.

Isa 16:12
16:12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is
      weary on the high place, that he shall come to his {n}
      sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

      (n) They will use all means to seek help for their idols,
          and all in vain: for Chemosh their great god will not
          be able to help them.

Isa 16:14
16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, {o} Within three
      years, as the years of an {p} hireling, and the glory of
      Moab shall be despised, with all that great multitude; and
      the remnant [shall be] very small [and] feeble.

      (o) He appointed a certain time to punish the enemies in.
      (p) Who will observe justly the time for which he is hired
          and serve no longer but will ever long for it.

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