Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Compiled by WD Kemner January 2024







Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 1-2


Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.




“Ariel” = symbolic name for Jerusalem


“…add ye year to year…” – continue to do sacrifices every year, stick to routines, it will not stop the coming judgment upon you.



Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 3-4


And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.  And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.




This is what will happen to Jerusalem. In her pride and arrogance she believes she has the power of the only one true God. BUT, she does not follow that God.


She will be taken down off of her pedestal and have the biggest fall of all the nations. Her day of reckoning is coming.





(Second Coming)



Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 5-6


Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away:


yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.


Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.




The Land is no longer theirs. There are strangers. They seem to be only insignificant.  They come and they go.


When GOD, the only one they brushed aside so easily, does arrive, it will be with NOISE!  See the study on SECOND COMING.



Promise of earthquake and noise at the Second Coming:


Revelation 11: two witnesses are killed on the streets of the city. When they resurrect in three days, there will be an earthquake killing 7000!


The Second Coming will be preceeded by the 3rd Woe and 7 vials.  What Chaos on earth and in Jerusalem.



NIGHTMARE for enemies of GOD



Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 7-8


And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.


It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.




“…dream of a night vision…”  = Nightmare


What a nightmare that will be upon the nations that have distressed Jerusalem in any form when they see God’s wrath unfolding.






Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 9-14


Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.  For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.


And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.


Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:


Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.




They had become so lethargic, inactive, a spiritual sleep. They were blind spiritually, even the leaders who were supposed to be learned in the word.


They did lip service to God but did not follow with the heart.



Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 15-16


Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?


Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?




Hypocrites, believing things can be hidden from the sight of God.






Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 17-19


Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?


And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.




In That Day –  Eyes will be opened, man will see clearly that they were mistaken and will now see truth before their eyes.



Isaiah Chapter 29 verse 20-24


For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.


Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale. But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.


They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.




“…terrible one…” – Satan and Anti-christ


“…watch for iniquity…” – anyone looking for an opportunity to take advantage and jump on the band wagon of evil.