Isaiah 03:26

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Isaiah 3:26


26 And her
[pethach] shall lament [‘anah] and
[‘abal] and she being desolate [naqah] shall sit [yashab] upon the


26 And her
gates will lament and mourn; And deserted she will sit on the ground. NASB


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Truth having been ignored, the end result is captivity, immense suffering, immense humiliation, phenomenal lamentation and grief, great anxiety and depression, and that is exactly what is being portrayed here.

Her and she, is a reference to Jerusalem. The city is often referred to in the feminine being distinguished for its beauty and attributes that are distinctly feminine. Song of Solomon is a detailed study of the desirability and intense affection portrayed of the female and her features.

However, when truth is rejected, then beauty and desirability evaporates and is replaced with a picture of a captive woman sitting in the dust, beauty lost, feminine attributes vanished, and replaced with tremendous humiliation, grief, and sorrow. Not only for the loss of the men as described in the previous verse, but for her own feminine attributes of beauty and seductivity, that have been described in many of the previous verses.

And having been warned over and over, again and again, the people, especially believers, consciously turned away from God and truth, and turned proactively toward lies, worldliness, external beautification accessories, and so forth, to the exclusion of their own soul.

Jerusalem and Judah was referred to way back since the first verse. The city and region having been filled with spiritually negative people, replacing and diminishing the numbers of those who were positive. As well as replacing and diminishing truth and all that accompanies it.

The city gates represent the commerce and life flow of a city. This commerce and life, have ceased.

The public sitting on the ground, represents the captive posture of extreme humiliation and extreme sorrow.

The feminine gender represents the soft and desirable and beauty attributes of what should be, but now are not.

The result, a helpless and humiliating situation of the worst possible kind imaginable. In war the men are brutally tortured and killed, while the women who remain alive, are ravaged repeatedly with no one to come to their aid, because there is no one available to come to their aid.

This is the picture. This is the price paid when doctrine is disregarded.

These historical events and circumstances have occurred in the past and continue to exist in varying degrees, even in our present day in some parts of the world, but the ultimate and by far the worst events of history, will occur in gruesome detail during and at the end of the tribulation, which is still future. And all because a world society simply rejects truth.





Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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