An oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw:
The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
Isaiah son of Amoz received this message concerning the destruction of Babylon:
The Message on Babylon. Isaiah son of Amoz saw it:
The word of the Lord about Babylon which Isaiah, the son of Amoz, saw.
The oracle concerning Babylon that Isaiah son of Amoz saw.
The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw.
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1 sn Isa 13-23 contains a series of judgment oracles against various nations. It is likely that Israel, not the nations mentioned, actually heard these oracles. The oracles probably had a twofold purpose. For those leaders who insisted on getting embroiled in international politics, these oracles were a reminder that Judah need not fear foreign nations or seek international alliances for security reasons. For the righteous remnant within the nation, these oracles were a reminder that Israel’s God was indeed the sovereign ruler of the earth, worthy of his people’s trust.
2 tn Heb “The message [traditionally, “burden”] [about] Babylon which Isaiah son of Amoz saw.”