Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Monday, March 30, 2020

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Help change the hearts of people one book at a time! Click to find out how!

• Biblical Hebrew study & learning software:

• Looking for that lost cantata? Let US find it!

• Bible software for Believing Study: SwordSearcher

  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL



The 1599 Geneva Study Bible

Search This Resource
 Chapter 17
Chapter 19
  Printer friendly version
Additional Resources
 • Adam Clark Commentary
 • Burton Coffman
 • Gill's Exposition
 • Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
 • Matthew Henry Complete
 • Treasury of Scripture
 • Wesley's Explanatory Notes
Buy This Resource
Leather Bound$69.99
 Show me more …
Isaiah 18

18:1 Woe to the a land shadowing with wings, which [is] beyond the rivers of Cush:

(a) He means that part of Ethiopia which lies toward the sea, which was so full of ships that the sails (which he compares to wings) seemed to shadow the sea.
18:2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of b bulrushes upon the waters, [saying], c Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and stripped, to a d people terrible from their beginning to this time; a nation measured by line and trodden down, whose land the e rivers have laid waste!
(b) Which is those countries were great, so much so that they made ships from them for swiftness.
(c) This may be taken that they sent others to comfort the Jews and to promise them help against their enemies, and so the Lord threatened to take away their strength, that the Jews should not trust in it: or that they solicited the Egyptians and promised them aid to go against Judah.
(d) That is, the Jews who because of Godís plague made all other nations afraid of the same, as God threatened in (Deuteronomy 28:37).
(e) Meaning the Assyrians, (Isaiah 8:7).
18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when f he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
(f) When the Lord prepared to fight against the Ethiopians.
18:4 For so the LORD said to me, I will take my g rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a h clear heat upon herbs, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
(g) I will stay a while from punishing the wicked.
(h) Which two seasons are profitable for the ripening of fruit, by which he means that he will seem to favour them and give them abundance for a time, but he will suddenly cut them off.
18:6 They shall be left together to the fowls of the mountains, and to the i beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
(i) Not only men will contemn them, but the brute beast.
18:7 In that time shall the k present be brought to the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and stripped, and from a people terrible from their beginning to this time; a nation measured by line and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
(k) Meaning that God will pity his Church, and receive that little remnant as an offering to himself.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and are freely copyable.

Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Isaiah 18". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". <>. 1599-1645.  


Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2020,