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Isaiah 24:16


From the ends of the earth we 1  hear songs – the Just One is majestic. 2  But I 3  say, “I’m wasting away! I’m wasting away! I’m doomed! Deceivers deceive, deceivers thoroughly deceive!” 4 


Ex 15:11; Ps 2:8; Ps 22:27-31; Ps 58:10; Ps 67:7; Ps 72:8-11; Ps 98:3; Ps 106:15; Ps 107:1-43; Isa 10:16; Isa 17:4; Isa 21:2; Isa 26:15; Isa 33:1; Isa 45:22-25; Isa 48:8; Isa 52:10; Isa 66:19,20; Jer 3:20; Jer 5:11; Jer 12:1,6; La 1:2; Ho 5:7; Ho 6:7; Mic 5:4; Hab 1:3; Mr 13:27; Ac 13:47; Re 15:3; Re 16:5-7; Re 19:1-6

NET © Notes

sn The identity of the subject is unclear. Apparently in vv. 15-16a an unidentified group responds to the praise they hear in the west by exhorting others to participate.

tn Heb “Beauty belongs to the just one.” These words may summarize the main theme of the songs mentioned in the preceding line.

sn The prophet seems to contradict what he hears the group saying. Their words are premature because more destruction is coming.

tn Heb “and [with] deception deceivers deceive.”

tn Verse 16b is a classic example of Hebrew wordplay. In the first line (“I’m wasting away…”) four consecutive words end with hireq yod ( ִי); in the second line all forms are derived from the root בָּגַד (bagad). The repetition of sound draws attention to the prophet’s lament.

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