Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.CHAPTER 16
The Burden of Moab Continued
1. God’s call to Moab to repent (Isaiah 16:1-5) 2. Moab’s pride and judgment (Isaiah 16:6-14)The fifteenth and sixteenth chapters form one prophecy. Moab’s land bordered on the land of Israel. The historical facts concerning Moab may be studied and followed through the following passages: 1Samuel 14:47; 2Samuel 8:2; 2Kings 1:11; 2Kings 3:4;2Chronicles 20:1-37; 2Kings 8:20;2Kings 24:2. Moab’s sin and judgment are frequently mentioned by the prophet. See Amos 2:1-3. A great past judgment of Moab’s is described in 15:1-9. The call in chapter 16:1 to send a lamb has nothing to do with Him who is “the lamb of God.” The exhortation becomes clear by reading 2Samuel 8:2 and 2Kings 3:4-5. Christ, however, is in view in verse 5, chapter 16(Isaiah 16:5). A remnant of Moab is to be left and in the time of the end we find Moab mentioned again. Read Isaiah 11:14 and Daniel 11:41. The final ruin of Moab is described in Isaiah 25:10-12.