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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Syria and Israel are threatened.
6A remnant shall forsake idolatry.
9The rest shall be plagued for their impiety.
12The woe of Israel's enemies.
 
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Chapter 17

Verse 1
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.


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15:1; 19:1
Damascus
7:8; Genesis 14:15; 15:2; 1 Kings 11:24; 1 Chronicles 18:5; 2 Chronicles 28:5,23; Jeremiah 49:23-27; Amos 1:3-5; Zechariah 9:1; Acts 9:2
Damascus is
8:4; 10:9; 2 Kings 16:9
a ruinous
25:2; 37:26; Jeremiah 49:2; Micah 1:6; 3:12

Verse 2
The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Aroer
Numbers 32:34; Deuteronomy 2:36; 3:12; Joshua 13:16; Jeremiah 48:19
they shall
5:17; 7:23-25; Ezekiel 25:5; Zephaniah 2:6
none
Jeremiah 7:33

Verse 3
The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
fortress
7:8,16; 8:4; 10:9; 2 Kings 16:9; 17:6; Hosea 1:4,6; 3:4; 5:13,14; 8:8; Hosea 9:16,17; 10:14; 13:7,8,15,16; Amos 2:6-9; 3:9-15; 5:25-27; 6:7-11; Amos 8:14; 9:1-10; Micah 1:4-9
they shall
16:14; 28:1-4; Hosea 9:11

Verse 4
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
the glory
9:8,21; 10:4
the fatness
10:16; 24:13,16; Deuteronomy 32:15-27; Ezekiel 34:20; Zephaniah 2:11; *marg:

Verse 5
And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
as when
Jeremiah 9:22; 51:33; Hosea 6:11; Joel 3:13; Matthew 13:30,39-42; Revelation 14:15-20
the valley
Joshua 15:8; 18:16
the valley of the giants
2 Samuel 5:18,22

Verse 6
Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
1:9; 10:22; 24:13; Deuteronomy 4:27; Judges 8:2; 1 Kings 19:18; Ezekiel 36:8-15; Ezekiel 37:19-25; 39:29; Obadiah 1:5; Micah 7:1; Romans 9:27; 11:4-6,26

Verse 7
At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
10:20,21; 19:22; 22:11; 24:14,15; 29:18,19,24; Judges 10:15,16; 2 Chronicles 30:10,11,18-20; 31:1; 35:17,18; Jeremiah 3:12-14,18-23; 31:4-10; Hosea 3:5; 6:1; 14:1-3; Micah 7:7

Verse 8
And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
he shall
1:29; 2:18-21; 27:9; 30:22; 2 Chronicles 34:6,7; Ezekiel 36:25; Hosea 14:8; Zephaniah 1:3; Zechariah 13:2
the work
2:8; 31:6,7; 44:15,19,20; Hosea 8:4-6; 10:1,2; 13:1,2; Micah 5:13,14
images
or, sun-images.
2 Chronicles 14:5; 34:4; *marg:

Verse 9
In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
4,5; 6:11-13; 7:16-20; 9:9-12; 24:1-12; 27:10; 28:1-4; Hosea 10:14; Hosea 13:15,16; Amos 3:11-15; 7:9; Micah 5:11; 6:16; 7:13

Verse 10
Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
thou hast
51:13; Deuteronomy 6:12; 8:11,14,19; Psalms 9:17; 106:13,21; Jeremiah 2:32; 17:13; Hosea 2:13,14; 4:6; 8:14; 13:6,7
the God
12:2; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Psalms 65:5; 68:19,20; 79:9; 85:4; Habakkuk 3:18
the rock
26:4; Deuteronomy 32:4,15; Psalms 18:2; 31:2
shalt thou
65:21,22; Leviticus 26:16,20; Deuteronomy 28:30,38-42; Jeremiah 12:13; Amos 5:11; Zephaniah 1:13

Verse 11
In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
the harvest
18:5,6; Job 4:8; Jeremiah 5:31; Hosea 8:7; 9:1-4,16; 10:12-15; Joel 1:5-12; Galatians 6:7,8
a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow
or, removed in the day of inheritance, and there shall be deadly sorrow.
65:13,14; Matthew 8:11,12; Romans 2:5,8,9

Verse 12
Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
multitude
or, noise.
9:5
make a noise
5:26-30; 8:7,8; 28:17; Psalms 18:4; 46:1-3; 65:6,7; 93:3,4; Jeremiah 6:23; Ezekiel 43:2; Luke 21:25
mighty
or, many.
Psalms 29:3; Revelation 17:1,15

Verse 13
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
but
10:15,16,33,34; 14:25; 25:4,5; 27:1; 30:30-33; 31:8,9; 33:1-3,9-12; 37:29-38; Psalms 9:5; 46:5-11
rebuke
Job 38:11; Mark 4:39-41
shall be
29:5; 41:15,16; Job 21:18; Psalms 1:4; 35:5; 83:13-15; Daniel 2:35; Hosea 13:3
a rolling thing
or, thistle-down.

Verse 14
And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
at evening-tide
10:28-32; 2 Kings 19:3,35; Psalms 37:36
the portion
33:1; Judges 5:31; Job 20:29; Proverbs 22:23; Jeremiah 2:3; 13:25; Ezekiel 39:10; Habakkuk 2:16,17; Zephaniah 2:9,10


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Isaiah 17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=017>.  

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