Isaiah 08:09

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Isaiah 8:09



9 Associate
[ra`a`] yourselves, O ye people, [`am] and ye shall be broken in pieces; [chathath] and give ear, [‘azan] all [kol] ye of far [merchaq]
[‘erets] gird [‘azar] yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; [chathath] gird [‘azar] yourselves,
and ye shall be broken in pieces.
[chathath] KJV-Interlinear


9 “Be
broken, O peoples, and be shattered; And give ear, all remote places of the
earth. Gird yourselves, yet be shattered; Gird yourselves, yet be shattered. NASB


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Associate, ‘ra a,’ means to ally oneself, to connect with, to confederate with, to enter into an alliance with.

Here the prophet is speaking to the nations of Assyria, Syria, and Samaria, all of whom have aligned themselves against Judah, and thus have aligned themselves against God.

And here is the challenge. Despite the magnitude of their military strength, for gird yourself is repeated, emphasizing that all of Gods enemies have spent their energy in building up their strength for this war.

But despite their overwhelming resources and power, as opposed to Judah, they are never going to be strong enough to defeat God.

The result of their invasion will be their ultimate and utter defeat.

Broken into pieces or shattered, means total destruction and annihilation and obliteration, such that they will never rise again.

Now, remember that many of these prophecies have their place in past history as examples of what is going to occur in the future. The real prophecy is set for the Tribulation, and more specifically at the end of the Tribulation when Judah will be invaded from all sides, beginning from the north.

But more than that, the entire world will ally itself against Judah and God, and as a result, the entire world will end up in a shambles at the Second Advent.

By comparison with Judah, in that future date, the entire world will have more manpower, more firepower, more resources than one can even begin to imagine. And poor little Judah, will be out-matched by far.

Judah will be overrun, and Judah will be hammered to near extinction, but in the end, it will be the world that will lose completely.



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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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