On that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the Euphrates--the king of Assyria--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to remove your beard as well.
Cross References2 Kings 18:13
In the fourteenth year of the reign of Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked and captured all the fortified cities of Judah.
the Lord will surely bring against them the mighty rushing waters of the Euphrates--the king of Assyria and all his pomp. It will overflow its channels and run over all its banks.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger; the staff in their hands is My wrath.
Does an ax raise itself above the one who swings it? Does a saw boast over him who saws with it? It would be like a staff waving the one who lifts it! It would be like a staff lifting him who is not wood!
The LORD will devote to destruction the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; with a scorching wind He will sweep His hand over the Euphrates. He will split it into seven streams, for men to cross with dry sandals.
Behold, the LORD lays waste to the earth and leaves it in ruins. He will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants--
Now what will you gain on your way to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile? What will you gain on your way to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?
Now you, son of man, take a sharp sword, use it as a barber's razor, and shave your head and beard. Then take a set of scales and divide the hair.
Chapter Outline1. Ahaz, being troubled with fear of Rezin and Pekah, is comforted by Isaiah
10. Ahaz, having liberty to choose a sign, and refusing it, has for a sign, Christ promised
17. His judgment is prophesied to come by Assyria
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2 Kings 16:7, 8
2 Chronicles 28:20, 21
Jeremiah 27:6, 7
Ezekiel 29:18, 20
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