Isaiah Habakkuk

Isaiah chapter 36 and the book of Habakkuk.

FE 1It came to pass in the 14th year of King Hezekiah that Sennacherib king of Assyria went up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 2The king of Assyria sent the field commander from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a great army. He stood by the ascent of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the house's field. 3There went out to him Eliakim son of Hilkiah who was steward of the house and Shebna the scribe and Joah son of Asaph the recorder. Isaiah 36:1-34The field commander said to them, Now say to Hezekiah, Isaiah 36:4The great king, the king of Assyria says, What source of confidence is this in which you trust 5saying, I am an eloquent speaker and have counsel and strength for war, now on whom do you trust that you have rebelled against me? 6You trust in the staff of this broken reed, in the Mizraim on which when a man lean it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is pharaoh king of Mizraim to all who trust in him. 7But if you say to me, We trust in the Master our god, what has Hezekiah gained in removing the high places and the altars and in saying to Judah and to Jerusalem, You will bow before 1 altar? Isaiah 36:4-78Now make an alliance with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you 2,000 horses, if you have riders to set on them. 9How then can you turn away the face of 1 of the least of the servants of my master and put your trust in the Mizraim to give you chariots and horsemen? 10Am I now come up without the Master against this land to destroy it? The Master said to me, Go up against this land and destroy it. Isaiah 36:8-1011Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to the field commander, Speak to your servants in Aramaic, for that we hear and do not speak to us in Judean in the presence of the people who are standing on the wall. Isaiah 36:1112The field commander said to them, My master has not sent me to you and to your master to say these words, but to the men who sit on the wall that they may not eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you. Isaiah 36:1213The field commander stood and cried with a loud voice in Judean and said, Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria. 14The king says, Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you. 15Do not let Hezekiah cause you to trust in the Master saying, The Master will surely deliver us and this city will not be delivered into the hands of the king of Assyria. Isaiah 36:13-1516Do not listen to Hezekiah, for the king of Assyria says, Make a present and come out to me and each eat of his vines and each eat of his fig tree and each drink the waters of his own cistern 17until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and oil, a land of olive orchards and vineyards. Isaiah 36:16-1718Do not let Hezekiah deceive you saying, The Master will deliver us. Has any of the gods of the peoples delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 19Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hands? 20Who is he among all the gods of these lands that has delivered his land out of my hand that the Master should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand. Isaiah 36:18-2021They held their peace and did not answer him a word, for the king had commanded saying, Do not answer him. Isaiah 36:2122Eliakim son of Hilkiah who was steward of the house and Shebna the scribe and Joah son of Asaph the recorder came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of the field commander. Isaiah 36:22 (Isaiah 36 BRB)


FE 1The burden which Habakkuk the prophet saw. Habakkuk 1:12Master, how long will I cry and you will not hear? I cry to you because of the plunderers and you will not deliver. I Isaiah 21:2 3Why do you show me iniquity and deceit? Destruction and violence are before me and the judge accepts a bribe. 4Therefore, the law is slacked, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surely does evil to the righteous, thus justice goes forth perverted. E Deuteronomy 16:19-20 Habakkuk 1:2-4 (Habakkuk 1:1-4 BRB)


5Look among the peoples, and see, and wonder marvellously, for I will do a work in your days that you would not believe if a man should declare it to you, Q Acts 13:41 6for I raise up the Chaldeans, that hasty and bitter people will march through the breadth of the land to inherit tents that are not theirs. 7They are mighty and dreadful. Their judgment and their notable actions proceed them. Habakkuk 1:5-11 (Habakkuk 1:5-7 BRB)


8Their horses are swifter than leopards and more fierce than the evening wolves, and their horsemen will swoop down and will come from far away. They will fly like an eagle that hurries to eat. 9They will all come for plunder. Their hordes advance like an east wind, and they will gather captives like sand. 10They will scoff at kings, and princes they will mock, and they will laugh at every stronghold, for they will heap up land and capture it. (Habakkuk 1:8-10 BRB)


11Then they will sweep by like the wind and go on, and they will become guilty, even they who impute their might to their god. (Habakkuk 1:11 BRB)

On the Wall

FE 1I will stand on my place and set myself on the tower and I will watch to see what he will say to me and what I will answer when I am reproved. I Isaiah 21:6 Habakkuk 2:1 (Habakkuk 2:1 BRB)

Make it Plain

2The Master answered me and said: Write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he who reads it may understand it clearly, 3for the vision will come to pass at its appointed time, and it will be fulfilled at the end. It will not lie. Though it linger, do not be impatient, because it will surely come, it will not delay. Q Hebrews 10:37 Habakkuk 2:2-3 (Habakkuk 2:2-3 BRB)


15Woe to him who makes his neighbors drink the dregs of fury and makes them drunk that he may look on their nakedness. 16You are filled with dishonor instead of glory. Also drink yourself and stagger for the cup of the right hand of the Master will come round to you, and shame will cover your glory. Habakkuk 2:15-17 (Habakkuk 2:15-16 BRB)


18What profit is a graven image that its maker has fashioned? The molten image is a false doctrine, for the heart of its maker trusts in it to fashion a mute idol. 19Woe to him who says to tree, Awake, to the mute stone, Arise. They are vain even though they are overlaid with gold. There is no breath at all in them. Habakkuk 2:18-19 (Habakkuk 2:18-19 BRB)


20But the Master is in his holy house. Let all the land quake before him. Habakkuk 2:20 (Habakkuk 2:20 BRB)


16I heard it and my body trembled confusing the words of my mouth. Decay entered into my bones and my knees trembled, for he searched me out and declared to me the day of trouble that comes on the people. Habakkuk 3:16-18 (Habakkuk 3:16 BRB)