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Isaiah Chapter 13 Summary

Welcome to, your online Bible Study supplement source. Today we have a chapter summary on Isaiah chapter 13. Before we get to the summary, let’s review the chapter below.

1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.

2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.

3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.

4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the Almighty of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.

5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Almighty, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

6 Howl ye; for the day of the Almighty is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:

8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

9 Behold, the day of the Almighty cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Almighty of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.

15 Everyone that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.

16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes. Their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.

17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver. And as for gold, they shall not delight in it.

18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces, and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb.Their eyes shall not spare children.

19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. Neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures, and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces. And her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Isaiah chapter 13 summary

This chapter presents a prophetic assessment concerning the judgment of Babylon. The Creator is described as assembling a multitude of nations to execute His wrath upon Babylon, a once-great city. The judgment is portrayed as a devastating event. The Almighty using foreign nations as instruments of His destructive judgment against Babylon. Babylon will be laid waste, and its splendor will be brought low.

It will be a cruel day.

The chapter paints a vivid picture of the destruction that will befall Babylon. It emphasizes the Creator’s sovereignty over the nations. The chapter showcases His ability to bring judgment upon those who act in defiance of His divine will.

Sinners will be destroyed out of the land, and even the land will be made desolate. The constellations will be darkened, an atmosphere all humans should dread. The world will be punished for their evil! The wicked will be rebuked for their iniquity, and arrogance and haughtiness will cease in the land.

The wording used for the violence in this chapter is very graphic and may not be appropriate for some audiences. Ultimately, Babylon will be overthrown, the glory of kingdoms. Babylon will become like Sodom and Gomorrah, a great fall. This prophecy serves as a reminder of the consequences of pride and arrogance. Even the mightiest of cities can fall under the Creator’s righteous judgment. It calls for recognition of the Creator’s supreme authority and power. Also, it concludes with a declaration of His ultimate dominion.

This chapter serves as a testament to the King of the House of Akobe’s sovereignty. And His role as the divine arbiter of justice. This is the summary of Isaiah chapter 13; Glory to the King of all kings.

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Minister Koko


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