Isaiah 16

Isaiah 16  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 11
The prophecy refers to judgment which would speedily fall on Moab in view of their haughty pride, as the last verse of chapter 16 shows. The opening verse of that chapter also refers to the tribute that Moab used to pay, as we see in 2 Kings 3:44And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool. (2 Kings 3:4). Yet in part the prophecy also refers to the last days, for verse 5 looks on to a King “in the tabernacle of David”, whose throne will be established, and who will be “hasting righteousness.” Before that hour strikes God will have a people whom He calls His, though they are “outcasts” in the earth, and Moab will do well to give them shelter. That Moab will exist in the last days is made clear in Daniel 11:4141He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. (Daniel 11:41), as we saw also in our prophet, when considering chapter 11:14.
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