Friday, July 13, 2012

Isaiah 17:1-3 - Has It Begun?

Isaiah 17:1–3
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 A prophecy of the destruction of Damascus and Ephraim, 7 calamity moveth to repentance.
The [a]burden of [b]Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, for it shall be a ruinous heap. (emphasis mine)
The cities of [c]Aroer shall be forsaken: they shall be for the flocks: for they shall lie there, and none shall make them afraid.
The munition also shall cease from [d]Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Aram shall be as the [e]glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts.


  1. Isaiah 17:1 Read Isa. 13:1.
  2. Isaiah 17:1 The chief city of Syria.
  3. Isaiah 17:2 It was a country of Syria by the river Arnon.
  4. Isaiah 17:3 It seemeth that the Prophet would comfort the Church in declaring the destruction of these two kings of Syria and Israel, when as they had conspired the overthrow of Judah.
  5. Isaiah 17:3 The ten tribes gloried in their multitude and alliance with other nations: therefore he saith that they shall be brought down, and the Syrians also.


  1. Notice the rest of the verses; at the same time Israel will diminish......