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  1. ISAIAH CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

  2. OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER SEVENTEEN PROPHECY AGAINST SYRIA AND ISRAEL JUDGMENTS OF GOD UPON DAMASCUS V. 1-3 JUDGMENTS OF GOD UPON ISRAEL V. 4-6 EFFECTS OF THESE JUDGMENTS ON THE REMNANT V. 7-8 JUDGMENT OF THOSE WHO NEGLECT GOD V. 9-11 THE OVERTHROW OF SENNACHERIB V. 12-14 (

  3. READ: ISAIAH 17:1-3 PROPHECY AGAINST SYRIA AND ISRAEL 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. 3 The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel, "Says the LORD of hosts.

  4. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. 3 The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,“ Says the LORD of hosts. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT HAPPENED TO DAMASCUS? WHY? WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF AROER? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FORTRESS OF EPHRAIM? AND THE REMNANT OF SYRIA?

  5. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? READ: GENESIS 14:14-16 14 When Abram heard that his brother was taken captivehe armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 He divided his forces against them by night and he and his servants attacked themandpursued them as far as Hobahwhich is north of Damascus. 16 He brought back all the goods and also brought back his brother Lot and his goodsas well as the women and the people.

  6. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? READ: ACTS 9:1-2 1 Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 And asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus so that if he found any who were of the Waywhether men or womenhe might bring them bound to Jerusalem. NKJV

  7. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT HAPPENED TO DAMASCUS? WHAT DID BEN-HADAD, KING OF SYRIA DO? CAPTURED ALL OF ISRAEL EAST OF JORDAN? READ: 2 KINGS 10:32-33 32 In those days the LORD began to cut off parts of Israel; and Hazael conquered them in all the territory of Israel 33 From the Jordan eastward: all the land of Gilead: Gad, Reuben and Manasseh from Aroer, which is by the River Arnon, including Gilead and Bashan. NKJV

  8. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT DID TIGLATH-PILESER, KING OF ASSYRIA DO? TOOK THE PEOPLE OF DAMASCUS TO KIR? READ: 2 KINGS 16:8-9 5 Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasuries of the king's house, and sent it as a present to the king of Assyria. 9 The king of Assyria heeded him; for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and took it, carried its people captive to Kir, and killed Rezin. NKJV

  9. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT DID SHALMANESER, KING OF ASSYRIA DO? TOOK THE PEOPLE OF SAMARIA TO ASSYRIA? READ: 2 KINGS 17:5-6 5 The king of Assyria went throughout all the land and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. 6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samariaandcarried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. NKJV

  10. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT DID SHALMANESER, KING OF ASSYRIA DO? TOOK THE PEOPLE OF SAMARIA TO ASSYRIA? WHY? READ: 2 KINGS 18:10-12 10 At the end of three years they took it. In the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is, the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 The king of Assyria carried Israel away captive to Assyria, and put them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, 12 Because they did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant and all that Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded; and they would neither hear nor do them.

  11. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT DID NEBUCHADNEZZAR, KING OF BABYLON DO? UTTERLY DESTROYED DAMASCUS? READ: JEREMIAH 49:23-24 23 Judgment Against Damascus: Hamath and Arpad are shamed, For they have heard bad news. They are fainthearted; There is trouble on the sea; It cannot be quiet. 24 Damascus has grown feeble; She turns to flee; fear has seized her. Anguish and sorrows have taken her like a woman in labor. NKJV

  12. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 1 The burden against Damascus: ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. WHERE WAS DAMASCUS? CAPITAL CITY OF SYRIA? WHAT HAPPENED TO DAMASCUS? WHY? READ: MICAH 1:6 6 I will make Samaria a heap of ruins in the fieldPlaces for planting a vineyard; I will pour down her stones into the valley And I will uncover her foundations. NKJV

  13. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF AROER? THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? READ: NUMBERS 32:34-36 34 The children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer, 35 Atroth and Shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah, 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran: fortified cities and folds for sheep. NKJV READ: DEUTERONOMY 3:12 12 The Land East of the Jordan Divided: This land which we possessed at that time from Aroerwhich is by the River Arnon and half the mountains of Gilead and its citiesI gave to the Reubenites and the Gadites NKJV

  14. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF AROER? THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? READ: JOSHUA 12:2-4 2 One king was Sihon king of the Amoriteswho dwelt in Heshbon and ruled half of Gilead from Aroerwhich is on the bank of the River Arnon from the middle of that rivereven as far as the River Jabbokwhich is the border of the Ammonites, 3 The eastern Jordan plain fromthe Sea of Chinneroth as far as the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) the road to Beth Jeshimoth and southward below the slopes of Pisgah. NKJV

  15. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF AROER? THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? READ: JOSHUA 13:16-21 16 Their territory was from Aroerwhich is on the bank of the River Arnon and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain by Medeba; 17 Heshbon and all its cities that are in the plain: Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, 18 Jahaza, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 19 Kirjathaim, Sibmah, Zereth Shahar on the mountain of the valley, 20 Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth 21 All the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amoriteswho reigned in Heshbonwhom Moses had struck with the princes of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Rebawho were princes of Sihon dwelling in the country. NKJV

  16. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 READ: NUMBERS 31:1-8 1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the children of Israel. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people." 3 Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm some of yourselves for war, and let them go against the Midianites to take vengeance for the LORD on Midian.” 4 “A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war." 5 There were recruited from the divisions of Israel one thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6 Moses sent them to the war, one thousand from each tribe; he sent them to the war with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, with the holy articles andthe signal trumpets in his hand. 7 They warred against the Midianites, just as the LORD commanded Moses, and they killed all the males. 8 They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of those who were killed — Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. Balaam the son of Beor they also killed with the sword. NKJV

  17. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF AROER? THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? READ: JOSHUA 13:24-25 24 Moses had given an inheritance to the tribe of Gadto the children of Gad according to their families. 25 Their territory was Jazer and all the cities of Gilead and half the land of the Ammonites as far as Aroerwhich is before Rabbah,

  18. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid. WHAT WERE THE CITIES OF AROER? THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITIES OF THE PLAINS? READ: LEVITICUS 26:6 6 I will give peace in the land and you shall lie down and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts and the sword will not go through your land. NKJV READ: MICAH 4:4 4 Everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree And no one shall make them afraid; For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. NKJV

  19. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 3 “The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,“ Says the LORD of hosts. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FORTRESS OF EPHRAIM? READ: HOSEA 9:11-13 11 “As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird — No birth, no pregnancy, and no conception! “ 12 “Though they bring up their children, Yet I will bereave them to the last man. Yes, woe to them when I depart from them!” 13 “Just as I saw Ephraim like Tyre, planted in a pleasant place, So Ephraim will bring out his children to the murderer." NKJV

  20. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:1-3 3 The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, The kingdom from Damascus, And the remnant of Syria; They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,“ Says the LORD of hosts. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FORTRESS OF EPHRAIM? READ: HOSEA 10:14 14 Tumult shall arise among your people And all your fortresses shall be plunderedAs Shalman plundered Beth Arbel in the day of battle: A mother dashed in pieces upon her children. READ: HABAKKUK 1:10 10 They scoff at kings And princes are scorned by them. They deride every stronghold. They heap up earthen mounds and seize it.

  21. READ: ISAIAH 17:4-6 4 "In that day it shall come to pass That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean. 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes will be left in it, Like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches, "Says the LORD God of Israel.

  22. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 4 "In that day it shall come to pass That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean. 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes will be left in it, Like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches, "Says the LORD God of Israel. WHAT WAS THE GLORY OF JACOB? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GLORY OF JACOB? WHY? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE VALLEY OF REPHAIM? WHO IS THE HARVESTER? WHAT IS THE LORD GOING TO DO TO BABYLON? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THE HARVEST?

  23. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 4 "In that day it shall come to pass That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean. WHAT WAS THE GLORY OF JACOB? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GLORY OF JACOB? WHY? READ: HOSEA 12:2-4 2 The LORD brings a charge against Judah And will punish Jacob according to his ways; According to his deeds He will recompense him. 3 He took his brother by the heel in the womb And in his strength he struggled with God. 4 Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed; He wept and sought favor from Him. He found Him in Bethel And there He spoke to us NKJV

  24. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 4 "In that day it shall come to pass That the glory of Jacob will wane, And the fatness of his flesh grow lean. WHAT WAS THE GLORY OF JACOB? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GLORY OF JACOB? WHY? READ: MICAH 1:5 5 All this is for the transgression of Jacob And for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? Is it not Samaria? And what are the high places of Judah? Are they not Jerusalem? NKJV

  25. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE VALLEY OF REPHAIM? WHERE DID THE PHILISTINES DEPLOY AGAINST DAVID? READ: 2 SAMUEL 5:17-25 17 The Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. 18 The Philistines went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 19 David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The LORD said to David, “Go up.I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” 20 David went to Baal Perazim and David defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.”

  26. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE VALLEY OF REPHAIM? WHERE DID THE PHILISTINES DEPLOY AGAINST DAVID? READ: 2 SAMUEL 5:17-25 21 They left their images there and David and his men carried them away. 22 The Philistines went up again and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. 23 David inquired of the LORD and He said, “You shall not go up; circle around behind them and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.” 24 “It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees then you shall advance quickly. For then the LORD will go out before you to strike the camp of the Philistines.” 25 David did as the LORD commanded him; and he drove back the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer. NKJV

  27. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE VALLEY OF REPHAIM? WHERE DID THE PHILISTINES DEPLOY AGAINST DAVID? READ: 2 SAMUEL 23:13-17 13 Three of the thirty chief men went down at harvest time and came to David at the cave of Adullam. And the troop of Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. 14 David was in the stronghold and the garrison of the Philistines was in Bethlehem. 15 David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!” 16 Three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD. 17 He said, “Far be it from me, O LORD, that I should do this! Is this not the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives?” Therefore he would not drink it. NKJV

  28. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. WHO IS THE HARVESTER? TIGLATH-PILSESER? READ: 2 KINGS 15:29-30 29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and tookIjon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria. 30 Hoshea the son of Elah led a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah and struck and killed him; He reigned in his place in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah. NKJV

  29. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. WHO IS THE HARVESTER? SHALMANESER? READ: 2 KINGS 17:5-6 5 The king of Assyria went throughout all the land and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. 6 In the ninth year of Hosheathe king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan and in the cities of the Medes. NKJV

  30. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. WHO IS THE HARVESTER? SHALMANESER? READ: 2 KINGS 18:9-12 9 It came to pass in the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea the son of Elah, king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria and besieged it. 10 At the end of three years they took it. In the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is, the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 The king of Assyria carried Israel away captive to Assyria, and put them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, 12 Because they did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His covenant and all that Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded; and they would neither hear nor do them.

  31. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes will be left in it, Like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches, Says the LORD God of Israel. WHAT IS THE LORD GOING TO DO TO BABYLON? READ: JEREMIAH 51:33 33 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor When it is time to thresh her; Yet a little while And the time of her harvest will come.”

  32. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes will be left in it, Like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches, Says the LORD God of Israel. WHAT IS THE LORD GOING TO DO TO BABYLON? READ: JOEL 3:13 13 Put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; The winepress is full and The vats overflow: Their wickedness is great.

  33. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:4-6 5 It shall be as when the harvester gathers the grain, And reaps the heads with his arm; It shall be as he who gathers heads of grain In the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Yet gleaning grapes will be left in it, Like the shaking of an olive tree, Two or three olives at the top of the uppermost bough, Four or five in its most fruitful branches, Says the LORD God of Israel. WHO IS THE HARVESTER? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THE HARVEST? READ: MATTHEW 13:30 30 Let both grow together until the harvest; At the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn. NKJV READ: JOB 24:24 24 They are exalted for a little while Then they are gone. They are brought low; They are taken out of the way like all others; They dry out like the heads of grain. NKJV

  34. READ: ISAIAH 17:7-8 7 In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 8 He will not look to the altars, The work of his hands; He will not respect what his fingers have made, Nor the wooden images nor the incense altars.

  35. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 7 In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 8 He will not look to the altars, The work of his hands; He will not respect what his fingers have made, Nor the wooden images nor the incense altars. WHAT DID THE LORD GOD SAY TO ISRAEL? WHAT DID ISRAEL DO? WHAT DID THE KINGS OF ISRAEL & JUDAH DO? WHY DID ELIJAH CHALLENGE THE PROPHETS OF BAAL? IN THAT DAY WHO WILL MAN LOOK TO? HIS MAKER? WHO CAN MAN TRUST? KINGS? FRIENDS? FAMILY?

  36. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID THE LORD GOD SAY TO ISRAEL? READ: EXODUS 34:13-14 13 You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and cut down their wooden images 14 You shall worship no other god for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God NKJV READ: DEUTERONOMY 12:3-4 3 You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and burn their wooden images with fire; you shall cut down the carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place. 4 You shall not worship the LORD your God with such things.

  37. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID ISRAEL DO? READ: JUDGES 3:7 7 The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD. They forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and Asherahs. READ: 1 KINGS 14:23 23 They built for themselves high places, sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree. READ: HOSEA 8:11 11 Ephraim has made many altars for sin. They have become for him altars for sinning. NKJV

  38. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DO? READ: 2 KINGS 17:9-12 9 The children of Israel secretly did against the LORD their God things that were not right and they built for themselves high places in all their cities from watchtower to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden imageson every high hill and under every green tree. 11 There they burned incense on all the high placeslike the nations whom the LORD had carried away before them. And they did wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger, 12 For they served idols of which the LORD had said to them ‘You shall not do this thing.’ NKJV

  39. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID AHAB KING OF ISRAEL DO? READ: 1 KINGS 16:33 33 Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. NKJV WHY DID ELIJAH CHALLENGE THE PROPHETS OF BAAL? READ: 1 KINGS 18:19-24 20 Ahab sent for all the children of Israel and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah came to all the people and said How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but If Baal, follow him. But the people answered him not a word. 22 Elijah said to the people “I alone am left a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.” 23 “Let them give us two bulls; Let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood but put no fire under it; I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood but put no fire under it.” 24 “You call on the name of your gods and I will call on the name of the LORD; The God who answers by fire, He is God.”

  40. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID JEHOASH KING OF JUDAH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 12:1-3 1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash became king and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba. 2 Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORDall the days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 3 But the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

  41. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID AHAZ KING OF JUDAH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 16:10-13 10 King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria and saw an altar that was at Damascus; and King Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the design of the altar and its pattern, according to all its workmanship. 11 Urijah the priest built an altar according to all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus. Urijah the priest made it before King Ahaz came back from Damascus. 12 When the king came back from Damascus, the king saw the altar; and the king approached the altar and made offerings on it. 13 He burned his burnt offering and his grain offering; and he poured his drink offering and sprinkled the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. NKJV

  42. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 18:1-3 1 In the third year of Hoshea the son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi the daughter of Zechariah. 3 He did what was right in the sight of the LORDaccording to all that his father David had done. NKJV

  43. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID MANNASEH KING OF JUDAH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 21:3-5 3 Mannaseh rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; he raised up altars for Baal and made a wooden imageas Ahab king of Israel had done; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 He also built altars in the house of the LORDof which the LORD had said, In Jerusalem I will put My name. 5 He built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. NKJV READ: 2 KINGS 21:7 7 Mannaseh set a carved image of Asherah that he had madein the house of which the LORD had said to David and to Solomon his son. ‘In this house and in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes of IsraelI will put My name forever;’ NKJV

  44. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 WHAT DID JOSIAH KING OF JUDAH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 23:5 5 Josiah removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations and to all the host of heaven. NKJV READ: JOB 31:26-28 26 If I have observed the sun when it shines, Or the moon moving in brightness, 27 So that my heart has been secretly enticed, And my mouth has kissed my hand; 28 This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, For I would have denied God who is above. NKJV

  45. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 7 In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 8 He will not look to the altars, The work of his hands; He will not respect what his fingers have made, Nor the wooden images nor the incense altars. IN THAT DAY WHO WILL MAN LOOK TO? HIS MAKER? WHO CAN MAN TRUST? KINGS? FRIENDS? FAMILY? READ: MICAH 7:5-7 5 Do not trust in a friend; Do not put your confidence in a companion; Guard the doors of your mouth From her who lies in your bosom. 6 For son dishonors father, Daughter rises against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man's enemies are the men of his own household. 7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me. NKJV

  46. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:7-8 7 In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel. 8 He will not look to the altars, The work of his hands; He will not respect what his fingers have made, Nor the wooden images nor the incense altars. IN THAT DAY WHO WILL MAN LOOK TO? HIS MAKER? WHO CAN MAN TRUST? KINGS? FRIENDS? FAMILY? READ: PSALMS 95:6-7 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7 For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. NKJV

  47. READ: ISAIAH 17:9-10 9 In that day his strong cities will be as a forsaken bough And an uppermost branch, Which they left because of the children of Israel; And there will be desolation. 10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, And have not been mindful of the Rock of your stronghold, Therefore you will plant pleasant plants And set out foreign seedlings;

  48. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 17:9-10 9 In that day his strong cities will be as a forsaken bough And an uppermost branch, Which they left because of the children of Israel; And there will be desolation. 10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, And have not been mindful of the Rock of your stronghold, Therefore you will plant pleasant plants And set out foreign seedlings; WHAT DID THE FORSAKEN BOUGH REPRESENT? CITIES? WHY SPARE THE UPPERMOST BRANCH? REMNANT? WHY ARE THEIR STRONG CITIES DESTROYED? WHO HAD THEY FORGOTTEN? WHO WAS THE ROCK OF THEIR SALVATION?