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  1. ISAIAH CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

  2. ASSYRIANS - BABYLONIANS - CHALDEANS EZEKIEL PROPHESIED THAT THE LORD WOULD BRING THE ASSYRIANS, THE BABYLONIANS AND THE CHALDEANS AGAINST ISRAEL AND JUDAH EZEKIEL 23:22-24 ALSO PROPHESIED BY DANIEL DANIEL 9:27; 11:31; 12:11 ASSYRIANS?SHALMANESER 727-722BC? SENNACHERIB705-681BC? BABYLONIANS? NEBUCHADNEZZAR605-562BC BELSHAZZAR 562-539BC? CHALDEANS? CYRUS 539-530BC? REMEMBER:ABRAHAM FROM UR OF CHALDEA

  3. ASSYRIANS - BABYLONIANS - CHALDEANS TIGLATH-PELSER KING OF ASSYRIA (745-727BC?) TOOK THE SYRIAN CAPTIVES TO KIR 2 KINGS 16:5-6 AMOS 1:5-7 SHALMANESER KING OF ASSYRIA (727-722BC?) TOOK ISRAEL CAPTIVE TO THE CITIES OF THE MEDES 2 KINGS 17:5-6 JEHOIAKIM WAS KING OF JUDAH (608-598BC?) NEBUCHADNEZZAR WAS KING OF BABYLON (605-562BC? NEBUCHADNEZZAR DESTROYED JERUSALEM AND TOOK ALL THE BEST OF JUDAH CAPTIVE TO BABYLON 2 KINGS 24:11-16 DANIEL 1:1-2 CYRUS WAS KING OF THE CHALDEANS (539-529BC?) THE LORD SENT THE CHALDEANS AGAINST BABYLON JEREMIAH 51:54-56?

  4. OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO PROPHECY AGAINST JERUSALEM V.1-14 PROPHECY AGAINST HOUSE OF SHEBNA V. 15-19 PROPHECY AGAINST ELIAKIM V. 20-21 PROPHECY CONCERNING THE MESSIAH V. 20-24 SENTENCE AGAINST SHEBNA V. 25

  5. READ: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. 3 All your rulers have fled together; They are captured by the archers. All who are found in you are bound together; They have fled from afar. 4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people."

  6. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. 3 All your rulers have fled together; They are captured by the archers. All who are found in you are bound together; They have fled from afar. 4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people." WHERE IS THIS ‘VALLEY OF VISION’? WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THEIR HOUSETOPS? WHY ARE THEY MOURNING? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? WHO ARE THE ARCHERS? WHY DID IASIAH TELL THEM NOT TO LOOK AT HIM? OR TRY TO COMFORT HIM?

  7. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHERE IS THIS ‘VALLEY OF VISION’? VALLEY OF DECISION? VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT? VALLEY OF BERACHAH? JEHOSHAPHAT, KING OF JUDAH 871-849BC? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 20:26-27 26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the LORD. Therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. 27 They returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies. NKJV JEHOSHAPHAT MEANS: JEHOVAH WILL JUDGE

  8. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHERE IS THIS ‘VALLEY OF VISION’? VALLEY OF DECISION? VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT? VALLEY OF BERACHAH? READ: JOEL 3:2 2 I will gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided up My land. NKJV READ: JOEL 3:12-14 12 Let the nations be wakened and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. 13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down. For the winepress is full, The vats overflow — Their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! The day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. NKJV

  9. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHERE IS THIS ‘VALLEY OF VISION’? VALLEY OF DECISION? VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT? VALLEY OF BERACHAH? VALLEY OF DECISION? JEHOSHAPHAT MEANS JEHOVAH WILL JUDGE READ: PSALMS 125:2-3 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. 3 The scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.

  10. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHAT DID GOD COMMAND ISRAEL TO BUILD ON THEIR ROOF? WHY? READ: DEUTERONOMY 22:8 8 When you build a new house, You shall make a parapet for your roof That you may not bring guilt of bloodshed on your household if anyone falls from it. NKJV WHAT IS A PARAPET?

  11. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHERE DID RAHAB HIDE THE SPIES? WHY? READ: JOSHUA 2:6-9 6 Rahab brought them up to the roof and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof. 7 The men pursued them by the road to the Jordan, to the fords. As those who pursued them had gone out, they shut the gate. 8 Before they lay down, Rahab came up to them on the roof, 9 She said to the men: I know that the LORD has given you the land, That the terror of you has fallen on us, and That all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. NKJV

  12. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHERE WAS SAMUEL WHEN HE SPOKE WITH SAUL? ON THE TOP OF THE HOUSE? READ: 1 SAMUEL 9:25-26 25 When they had come down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the top of the house. 26 They arose early. It was about the dawning of the day that Samuel called to Saul on the top of the house, saying: “Get up, that I may send you on your way.” Saul arose and both of them went outside, he and Samuel. NKJV

  13. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHERE WAS DAVID WHEN HE SAW BATHSHEBA? ON THE ROOF OF THE KING’S HOUSE? READ: 2 SAMUEL 11:2 2 It happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king's house. From the roof he saw a woman bathing and the woman was very beautiful to behold. NKJV WHY WAS DAVID ON THE ROOF?

  14. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHY WERE THEY ON THEIR HOUSETOPS? WHY WERE THE MOABITES ON THEIR HOUSETOPS? READ: JEREMIAH 48:37-38 37 “Every head shall be bald and every beard clipped. On all the hands shall be cuts and on the loins sackcloth” 38 “A general lamentation On all the housetops of Moab And in its streets. For I have broken Moab like a vessel in which is no pleasure,” says the LORD. NKJV

  15. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHY WERE THEY ON THEIR HOUSETOPS? WHAT DID JESUS TELL HIS DISCIPLES TO DO? READ: MATTHEW 10:27 27 Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. And What you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. NKJV WHY FROM THE HOUSETOPS?

  16. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHAT IS ISAIAH ASKING THEM? WHERE ARE THEY? ON THE HOUSETOPS? WHY WERE THEY ON THEIR HOUSETOPS? WHEN DID PETER GO UP ON THE HOUSETOP? WHY? READ: ACTS 10:9 9 As they went on their journey and drew near the city, About the sixth hourPeter went up on the housetop to pray. NKJV

  17. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHY ARE THEY MOURNING? READ: 2 KINGS 25:1-3 1 It came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalemand encamped against it. And they built a siege wall against it all around. 2 The city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 3 By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land. NKJV

  18. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHY ARE THEY MOURNING? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 36:15-16 15 The LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy. NKJV READ: LAMENTATIONS 4:9 9 Those slain by the sword are better off Than those who die of hunger. For these pine away, Stricken for lack of the fruits of the field. NKJV

  19. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHY ARE THEY MOURNING? READ: JEREMIAH 14:18 18 If I go out to the field, Behold, those slain with the sword! If I enter the city, Behold, those sick from famine! Yes, both prophet and priest go about in a land they do not know. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 38:2-3 2 Thus says the LORD: “He who remains in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. But he who goes over to the Chaldeans shall live. His life shall be as a prize to him, and he shall live.” 3 Thus says the LORD: “This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it.” NKJV

  20. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? READ: JEREMIAH 39:1-8 1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2 In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, the city was penetrated. 3 All the princes of the king of Babylon came in and sat in the Middle Gate: Nergal-Sharezer, Samgar-Nebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris, Nergal-Sarezer, Rabmag, with the rest of the princes of the king of Babylon. 4 When Zedekiah the king of Judah and all the men of war saw them, they fled. They went out of the city by night, by way of the king's garden, by the gate between the two walls. And he went out by way of the plain.

  21. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 1 The burden against the Valley of Vision. What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops, 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? READ: JEREMIAH 39:1-8 5 But the Chaldean army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. They had captured him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced judgment on him. 6 The king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes in Riblah. The king of Babylon also killed all the nobles of Judah. 7 He put out Zedekiah's eyes and bound him with bronze fetters to carry him off to Babylon. 8 The Chaldeans burned the king's house and the houses of the people with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

  22. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 WHY ARE THEY MOURNING? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? READ: JEREMIAH 52:1-11 1 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3 Because of the anger of the LORD this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, till He finally cast them out from His presence. Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4 In the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and all his army came against Jerusalem and encamped against it. And they built a siege wall against it all around. 5 The city was besieged until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah. 6 By the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, the famine had become so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.

  23. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 WHY ARE THEY MOURNING? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? READ: JEREMIAH 52:1-11 7 The city wall was broken through. All the men of war fled and went out of the city at night by way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden, even though the Chaldeans were near the city all around. And they went by way of the plain. 8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and they overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. All his army was scattered from him. 9 They took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath. And he pronounced judgment on him. 10 The king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. And he killed all the princes of Judah in Riblah. 11 He put out the eyes of Zedekiah. The king of Babylon bound him in bronze fetters, took him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death. NKJV

  24. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. 3 All your rulers have fled together; They are captured by the archers. All who are found in you are bound together; They have fled from afar. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? WHAT DID JOSHUA DO TO THE AMORITE KINGS? READ: JOSHUA 10:24-26 24 When they brought out those kings to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings. And they drew near and put their feet on their necks.” 25 Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed. Be strong and of good courage, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.” 26 Joshua struck them and killed them, and hanged them on five trees; and they were hanging on the trees until evening. NKJV

  25. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. 3 All your rulers have fled together; They are captured by the archers. All who are found in you are bound together; They have fled from afar. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? WHAT DID ELISHA SAY TO JEHORAM KING OF ISRAEL? READ: 2 KINGS 6:22-23 22 Elisha said to Jehoram, “You shall not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.” 23 Jehoram prepared a great feast for them. After they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel. NKJV

  26. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 2 You who are full of noise ,A tumultuous city, a joyous city? Your slain men are not slain with the sword, Nor dead in battle. 3 All your rulers have fled together; They are captured by the archers. All who are found in you are bound together; They have fled from afar. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR MIGHTY MEN AND RULERS? WHAT DID THE CHALDEANS DO TO ZEDEKIAH & HIS SONS? READ: 2 KINGS 25:5-7 5 The army of the Chaldeans pursued Zedekiah and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his army was scattered from him. 6 They took the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, and they pronounced judgment on him. 7 They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. They put out the eyes of Zedekiah, bound him with bronze fetters and took him to Babylon. NKJV

  27. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people." WHY DID IASIAH TELL THEM NOT TO LOOK AT HIM? OR TRY TO COMFORT HIM? WHY DID JOSEPH TURN AWAY FROM HIS BRETHREN? READ: GENESIS 42:22-24 22 Reuben said to his brethren, “Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the boy; and you would not listen? Therefore behold, his blood is now required of us.” 23 They did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke to them through an interpreter. 24 Joseph he turned himself away from them and wept. Then he returned to them again and talked with them. And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes. NKJV

  28. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people." WHY DID IASIAH TELL THEM NOT TO LOOK AT HIM? OR TRY TO COMFORT HIM? WHY IS JEREMIAH CALLED ‘THE WEEPING PROPHET’? READ: JEREMIAH 8:19-22 19 Listen! The voice, The cry of the daughter of my people from a far country. Is not the LORD in Zion? Is not her King in her? Why have they provoked Me to anger With their carved images — With foreign idols? 20 The harvest is past, The summer is ended And we are not saved! 21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people I am hurt. I am mourning and Astonishment has taken hold of me. 22 Is there no balm in Gilead, Is there no physician there? Why is there no recovery for the health of the daughter of my people?

  29. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 WHY IS JEREMIAH CALLED ‘THE WEEPING PROPHET’? READ: JEREMIAH 9:1 1 Oh, that my head were waters, And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people! NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 13:17 17 If you will not hear it, My soul will weep in secret for your pride. My eyes will weep bitterly And run down with tears, Because the LORD‘S flock has been taken captive. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 14:17-18 17 You shall say this word to them: “Let my eyes flow with tears night and day And let them not cease. For the virgin daughter of my people has been broken with a mighty stroke, with a very severe blow.” 18 “If I go out to the field, Behold, those slain with the sword! If I enter the city, Behold, those sick from famine! Yes, both prophet and priest go about in a land they do not know.”

  30. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 WHY IS JEREMIAH CALLED ‘THE WEEPING PROPHET’? READ: LAMENTATIONS 1:16 16 For these things I weep: My eye overflows with water; Because the comforter, who should restore my life, is far from me. My children are desolate Because the enemy prevailed. READ: LAMENTATIONS 2:11 11 My eyes fail with tears, My heart is troubled. My bile is poured on the ground Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, Because the children and the infants Faint in the streets of the city. NKJV

  31. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 WHY IS JEREMIAH CALLED ‘THE WEEPING PROPHET’? READ: LAMENTATIONS 4:3-6 3 Even the jackals present their breasts To nurse their young. But the daughter of my people is cruel, Like ostriches in the wilderness. 4 The tongue of the infant clings To the roof of its mouth for thirst. The young children ask for bread; No one breaks it for them. 5 Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets. Those who were brought up in scarlet Embrace ash heaps. 6 The punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people Is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, Which was overthrown in a moment, With no hand to help her! NKJV READ: LAMENTATIONS 4:10 10 The hands of the compassionate women Have cooked their own children. They became food for them In the destruction of the daughter of my people. NKJV

  32. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 WHAT WILL THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM ASK EZEKIEL? READ: EZEKIEL 21:1-7 1 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, preach against the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel” 3 “Say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I am against you. I will draw My sword out of its sheathand I will cut off both righteous and wicked from you.’” 4 ”Because I will cut off both righteous and wicked from you, My sword shall go out of its sheath against all flesh from south to north,” 5 “That all flesh may know that I, the LORD, have drawn My sword out of its sheath; it shall not return anymore.” 6 “Sigh therefore, son of man, with a breaking heart. Sigh with bitterness before their eyes.” 7 “It shall be when they say to you, ‘Why are you sighing?’ That you shall answer, ‘Because of the news. When it comes, every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint, and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it is coming and shall be brought to pass,’” says the Lord GOD. NKJV

  33. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 PROCLAMATION AGAINST JERUSALEM 588-586BC? 4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people." WHY DID IASIAH TELL THEM NOT TO LOOK AT HIM? OR TRY TO COMFORT HIM? HOW DID MICAH DESCRIBE HIS MOURNING FOR JERUSALEM? READ: MICAH 1:8-9 8 I will wail and howl. I will go stripped and naked. I will make a wailing like the jackals And a mourning like the ostriches, 9 For her wounds are incurable. For it has come to Judah. It has come to the gate of My people — To Jerusalem. NKJV

  34. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 HOW DID THE LORD JESUS MOURN FOR JERUSALEM? READ: MATTHEW 23:37-39 37 “O Jerusalem , Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” 38 “See! Your house is left to you desolate;” 39 “I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!” (LUKE 13:34-35)

  35. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:1-4 HOW DID THE LORD JESUS MOURN FOR JERUSALEM? READ: LUKE 19:41-44 41 As Jesus drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 Saying,” If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” 43 “For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,” 44 “And level you and your children within you, to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” NKJV

  36. READ: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexity By the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. 6 Elam bore the quiver With chariots of men and horsemen, And Kir uncovered the shield. 7 It shall come to pass that your choicest valleys Shall be full of chariots, And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate.

  37. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. 6 Elam bore the quiver With chariots of men and horsemen, And Kir uncovered the shield. 7 It shall come to pass that your choicest valleys Shall be full of chariots And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate. WHERE IS THE VALLEY OF VISION? JERUSALEM? VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT? JEHOSHAPHAT MEANS JEHOVAH WILL JUDGE WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM?

  38. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHERE IS THE VALLEY OF VISION? JERUSALEM? VALLEY OF JEHOSHAPHAT? JEHOSHAPHAT MEANS JEHOVAH WILL JUDGE WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? READ: JEREMIAH 30:7 7 Alas! For That day is great, So that None is like it. It is the time of Jacob's trouble. But He shall be saved out of it. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 39:8 8 The Chaldeans burned the king's house and the houses of the people with fire And They broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

  39. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS? READ: EZEKIEL 8:17-18 17 The LORD said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? They have filled the land with violence. And They have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed They put the branch to their nose.” 18 “I will act in fury. My eye will not spare Nor will I have pity. Though They cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.”

  40. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? HOW DID HEZEKIAH PREPARE FOR THIS DAY? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 32:5-8 5 Hezekiah strengthened himself. He built up all the wall that was broken and raised it up to the towers and built another wall outside. He repaired the Millo in the City of David and made weapons and shields in abundance. 6 He set military captains over the people. He gathered them together to him in the open square of the city gate and gave them encouragement, Saying: 7 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid Nor dismayed before the king of Assyria Nor before all the multitude that is with him. For There are more with us than with him. 8 With him is an arm of flesh. But With us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles. And The people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. NKJV

  41. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? READ: EZEKIEL 13:13-16 13 Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will cause a stormy wind to break forth in My fury. There shall be a flooding rain in My anger and great hailstones in fury to consume it.” 14 “I will break down the wall you plastered with un-tempered mortar and bring it down to the ground. Its foundation will be uncovered. It will fall and you shall be consumed in the midst of it. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.” 15 “Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it with un-tempered mortar. Then I will say to you, ‘The wall is no more Nor those who plastered it.’” 16 “That is, The prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem and who see visions of peace for her When there is no peace,” says the Lord GOD. NKJV

  42. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS? READ: PSALMS 89:38-40 38 You have cast off and abhorred. You have been furious with Your anointed. 39 You have renounced the covenant of Your servant. You have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. 40 You have broken down all his hedges. You have brought his strongholds to ruin.

  43. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? WHY IS THE LORD DOING THIS? READ: LAMENTATIONS 1:3-5 3 Judah has gone into captivity, Under affliction and hard servitude. She dwells among the nations and She finds no rest. All her persecutors overtake her in dire straits. 4 The roads to Zion mourn Because no one comes to the set feasts. All her gates are desolate. Her priests sigh and Her virgins are afflicted. She is in bitterness. 5 Her adversaries have become their master and Her enemies prosper. The LORD has afflicted her Because of the multitude of her transgressions. Her children have gone into captivity before the enemy. NKJV

  44. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? READ: AMOS 5:18-20 18 Woe to you who desire the day of the LORD! For What good is the day of the LORD to you? It will be darkness, and Not light. 19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion And A bear met him! Or As though he went into the house, Leaned his hand on the wall And A serpent bit him! 20 Is not the day of the LORD darkness and not light? Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it? NKJV

  45. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? READ: ZEPHANIAH 1:15 15 That day is a day of wrath: A day of trouble and distress. A day of devastation and desolation. A day of darkness and gloominess. A day of clouds and thick darkness. NKJV

  46. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? READ: JOEL 2:31-32 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 22 It shall come to pass That Whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the LORD has said, Among the remnant whom the LORD calls. NKJV WHY DID THE LORD SAVE A REMNANT?

  47. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? WHAT DID THEY SEE? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? WHY DID THE LORD SAVE A REMNANT? READ: NEHEMIAH 6:15-16 15 The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 When all our enemies heard of it and all the nations around us saw these things, They were very disheartened in their own eyes. For They perceived that this work was done by our God. NKJV

  48. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 22:5-7 5 For it is a day of trouble and treading down and perplexityBy the Lord GOD of hosts In the Valley of Vision — Breaking down the walls And of crying to the mountain. WHAT IS THIS DAY OF TROUBLE? JUDGMENT? DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM? READ: LUKE 21:20-24 20 When You see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, Then You will know that its desolation is near. 21 Then Let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let those who are in the midst of her depart and Let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For These are the days of vengeance That All things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For There will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. 24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations. Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles Until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. NKJV