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ISAIAH CHAPTER FOURTEEN. ASSYRIAN EMPIRE TIGLATH-PILESER(745-727BC)? SHALMANESER(727-722BC)? SAMARIA DESTROYED - ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB.

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1 ISAIAH CHAPTER FOURTEEN

2 ASSYRIAN EMPIRE TIGLATH-PILESER( BC)? SHALMANESER( BC)? SAMARIA DESTROYED - ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? SENNACHERIB ( BC)? NINEVEH DESTROYED (606BC)? BABYLONIAN EMPIRE NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? TEMPLE DESTROYED - JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? BELSHAZZAR( BC)? MEDO-PERSIAN EMPIRE CYRUS( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? ZERUBBABEL REBUILDS THE TEMPLE ( BC)? DARIUS( BC)? AHASUERUS ( BC)? ARTAXERXES( BC)? NEHEMIAH REBUILDS WALLS OF JERUSALEM (444BC)?

3 PROPHET - DATE JONAH( BC)? AMOS( BC)? JOEL(770BC)? MICAH( BC)? HOSEA( BC)? ISAIAH( BC)? NAHUM ( BC)? ZEPHANIAH( BC)? HABAKKUK(627BC)? JEREMIAH( BC)? OBADIAH(605BC)? DANIEL ( BC)? EZEKIEL( BC)? MALACHI( BC)? HAGGAI( BC)? ZECHARIAH( BC)? KING / EVENT - DATE TIGLATH-PILESER ( BC)? SHALMANESER ( BC)? ISRAEL TAKEN CAPTIVE (722BC)? NEBUCHADNEZZAR ( BC)? BELSHAZZAR( BC)? JUDAH TAKEN CAPTIVE (586BC)? CYRUS ( BC)? BABYLON DESTROYED (536BC)? DARIUS ( BC)?

4 OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER FOURTEEN MERCY ON JACOBV. 1-2 FALL OF THE KING OF BABYLON V THE FALL OF LUCIFER V BABYLON DESTROYED V ASSYRIA DESTROYED V PHILISTIA DESTROYED V

5 READ:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors.

6 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. WHY WILL THE LORD STILL HAVE MERCY ON JACOB? WHO WILL STRANGERS JOIN?WHY? WHO WILL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TAKE CAPTIVE?

7 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHY WILL THE LORD STILL HAVE MERCY ON JACOB? READ:PSALMS 102: You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come. 14Your servants take pleasure in her stones, And show favor to her dust. 15The nations shall fear the name of the LORD, And all the kings of the earth Your glory. 16The LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. 17He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer.

8 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHY WILL THE LORD STILL HAVE MERCY ON JACOB? READ:PSALMS 102: This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. 19He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the LORD viewed the earth, 20To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To release those appointed to death, 21To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem, 22When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. NKJV

9 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHY WILL THE LORD STILL HAVE MERCY ON JACOB? READ:JEREMIAH 33: The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, 24"Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which the LORD has chosen, He has also cast them off'? Thus they have despised My people, as if they should no more be a nation before them.” 25"Thus says the LORD: 'If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, 26Then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will cause their captives to return, and I will have mercy on them.'" NKJV

10 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHY WILL THE LORD STILL HAVE MERCY ON JACOB? READ:JEREMIAH 3:18 18"In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.” NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 16:15 14“Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that it shall no more be said, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,‘ 15But, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.' For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.NKJV (JEREMIAH 23:7-8)

11 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHO WILL STRANGERS JOIN?WHY? READ:EZEKIEL 47: "You shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. 22It shall be that you will divide it by lot as an inheritance for yourselves, and for the strangers who dwell among you and who bear children among you. They shall be to you as native-born among the children of Israel; they shall have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23And it shall be that in whatever tribe the stranger dwells, there you shall give him his inheritance," says the Lord GOD. NKJV

12 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHO WILL STRANGERS JOIN?WHY? READ:ZECHARIAH 2: "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," says the LORD. 11"Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you. 12The LORD will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem. 13Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!" NKJV

13 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHO WILL STRANGERS JOIN?WHY? READ:ZECHARIAH 8: “Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Peoples shall yet come, Inhabitants of many cities; 21The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, "Let us continue to go and pray before the LORD, And seek the LORD of hosts. I myself will go also." 22Yes, many peoples and strong nations Shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, And to pray before the LORD.' NKJV

14 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 1The LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will still choose Israel, and settle them in their own land. The strangers will be joined with them, and they will cling to the house of Jacob. WHO WILL STRANGERS JOIN?WHY? READ:EPHESIANS 2:13 11Remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh — who are called Un-circumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands — 12That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. NKJV

15 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. WHO WILL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TAKE CAPTIVE? READ:PSALMS 149:5-9 5Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. 6Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two- edged sword in their hand, 7To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; 8To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; 9To execute on them the written judgment — This honor have all His saints.NKJV

16 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. WHO WILL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TAKE CAPTIVE? READ:JEREMIAH 30:16 16All those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a prey. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 49:2 2“Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will cause to be heard an alarm of war In Rabbah of the Ammonites; It shall be a desolate mound, And her villages shall be burned with fire. Then Israel shall take possession of his inheritance," says the LORD.” NKJV

17 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. WHO WILL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TAKE CAPTIVE? READ:EZEKIEL 39:9-10 9"Those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. 10They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them," says the Lord GOD. NKJV

18 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. WHAT DID CYRUS, KING OF PERSIA, SAY? READ:EZRA 1:3-4 3Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. 4Whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.NKJV

19 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:1-2 2Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the LORD; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. WHAT DID ARTAXERXES, KING OF PERSIA, SAY? READ:EZRA 7: “I, even I, Artaxerxes the king, issue a decree to all the treasurers who are in the region beyond the River, that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the Law of the God of heaven, may require of you, let it be done diligently, 22Up to one hundred talents of silver, one hundred kors of wheat, one hundred baths of wine, one hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribed limit. 23Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it diligently be done for the house of the God of heaven. Why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?” NKJV

20 READ:ISAIAH 14:3-5 3It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve, 4That you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased! 5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers;

21 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 3It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve, 4That you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased! 5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers; WHAT IS THE LORD WANTING GIVE TO HIS PEOPLE? WHY DID THEY FIND NO REST? WHAT WAS THE PROVERB ABOUT THE KING OF BABYLON? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THIS KING?

22 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 3It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve, WHAT IS THE LORD WANTING GIVE TO HIS PEOPLE? WHY DID THEY FIND NO REST? READ:DEUTERONOMY 28: "The LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known — wood and stone. 65Among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul. 66Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life.”NKJV

23 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 3It shall come to pass in the day the LORD gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve, WHAT IS THE LORD WANTING GIVE TO HIS PEOPLE? WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN? READ:EZEKIEL 28: 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. 26And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God."'" NKJV

24 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 4That you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased! 5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers; WHAT WAS THE PROVERB AGAINST THE KING OF BABYLON? READ:JEREMIAH 51:7 7Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD‘S hand, That made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged. NKJV WHO WAS THIS KING OF BABYLON? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:DANIEL 2:32-38

25 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 READ:DANIEL 2: This image's head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33Its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. 34You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. 35Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. 36"This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. 37You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; 38And wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all — you are this head of gold.

26 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 4That you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased! 5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers; WHAT WAS THE PROVERB AGAINST THE KING OF BABYLON? READ:MICAH 2:4 4In that day one shall take up a proverb against you, And lament with a bitter lamentation, saying: 'We are utterly destroyed! He has changed the heritage of my people; How He has removed it from me! To a turncoat He has divided our fields.'" NKJV READ:HABAKKUK 2:6 6“Will not all these take up a proverb against him, And a taunting riddle against him, and say, 'Woe to him who increases What is not his — how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges'? NKJV

27 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 4That you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: "How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased! 5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers; WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THIS KING? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THE STAFF & THE SCEPTOR? READ:PSALMS 110:1-2PSALMS 125:1-3

28 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:3-5 5The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of the rulers; WHAT WILL THE LORD DO WITH THE STAFF & THE SCEPTOR? READ:PSALMS 110:1-2 1The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." 2The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! NKJV READ:PSALMS 125:1-3 1Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever. 2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. 3For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity. NKJV

29 READ:ISAIAH 14:6-8 6He who struck the people in wrath with a continual stroke, He who ruled the nations in anger, Is persecuted and no one hinders. 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. 8Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, 'Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.'

30 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 6He who struck the people in wrath with a continual stroke, He who ruled the nations in anger, Is persecuted and no one hinders. 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. 8Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, 'Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.' WHO IS ‘HE WHO STRUCK THE PEOPLE’?TIGLATH-PILESER? WHY ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING? THE EARTH IS AT REST & QUIET? WHY ARE THE TREES REJOICING? WHO IS THE WOODSMAN?SENNACHERIB?

31 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 6He who struck the people in wrath with a continual stroke, He who ruled the nations in anger, Is persecuted and no one hinders. WHO IS ‘HE WHO STRUCK THE PEOPLE’?TIGLATH-PILESER? READ:2 KINGS 15:29 29In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.NKJV READ:PSALMS 47:1-4 3He will subdue the peoples under us, And the nations under our feet.NKJV READ:HABAKKUK 1: Shall they therefore empty their net, And continue to slay nations without pity? NKJV

32 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. WHY ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING? THE EARTH IS AT REST & QUIET? READ:NUMBERS 6:26 26The LORD lift up His countenance upon you And give you peace. NKJV READ:1 CHRONICLES 16:31 31Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, The LORD reigns. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 50:34 34Their Redeemer is strong; The LORD of hosts is His name. He will thoroughly plead their case That He may give rest to the land And disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. NKJV

33 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. WHY ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING? THE EARTH IS AT REST & QUIET? READ:ZECHARIAH 1: The man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are the ones whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro throughout the earth. 11They answered the Angel of the LORD, who stood among the myrtle trees and said, We have walked to and fro throughout the earth and behold, all the earth is resting quietly. NKJV

34 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. WHY ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING? THE EARTH IS AT REST & QUIET? READ:PSALMS 35: Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. 20They do not speak peace But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land. 21They also opened their mouth wide against me And said, Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it. 22This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me. 23Stir up Yourself and awake to my vindication, To my cause, my God and my Lord. 24Vindicate me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness; And let them not rejoice over me. NKJV

35 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. WHY ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING? THE EARTH IS AT REST & QUIET? READ:PSALMS 96: Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar and all its fullness; 12Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the LORD. 13He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth. READ:PSALMS 98:1-3 1Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory. 2The LORD has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. NKJV

36 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 7The whole earth is at rest and quiet; They break forth into singing. WHY ARE THE PEOPLE SINGING? THE EARTH IS AT REST & QUIET? READ:PSALMS 98:7-9 7Let the sea roar and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell in it; 8Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the LORD, 9He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world And the peoples with equity. NKJV READ:PSALMS 126:1-3 1When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2Our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, The LORD has done great things for them. 3The LORD has done great things for us And we are glad.

37 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 8Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, 'Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.' WHY ARE THE TREES REJOICING? READ:1 CHRONICLES 16:33 33The trees of the woods shall rejoice before the LORD, For He is coming to judge the earth. NKJV READ:PSALMS 148:7-12 7Praise the LORD from the earth, You great sea creatures and all the depths; 8Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word; 9Mountains and all hills; Fruitful trees and all cedars; 10Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and flying fowl; 11Kings of the earth and all peoples; Princes and all judges of the earth; 12Both young men and maidens; Old men and children. NKJV

38 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:6-8 8Indeed the cypress trees rejoice over you, And the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, 'Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us.' WHY ARE THE TREES REJOICING? WHO IS THE WOODSMAN?SENNACHERIB? READ:1 KINGS 19: Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard.‘ 21This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him:”NKJV READ:2 KINGS 19:23 23“By your messengers you have reproached the Lord, And said: By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, To the limits of Lebanon; I will cut down its tall cedars And its choice cypress trees; I will enter the extremity of its borders, To its fruitful forest.” NKJV

39 READ:ISAIAH 14:9-11 9"Hell from beneath is excited about you, To meet you at your coming; It stirs up the dead for you, All the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones All the kings of the nations. 10They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? 11Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, And the sound of your stringed instruments; The maggot is spread under you, And worms cover you.'

40 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:9-11 9"Hell from beneath is excited about you, To meet you at your coming; It stirs up the dead for you, All the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones All the kings of the nations. 10They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? 11Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, And the sound of your stringed instruments; The maggot is spread under you, And worms cover you.' WHO IS HELL EXCITED ABOUT?SENNACHERIB? WHO IS STIRRED UP IN HELL? WHAT DID THEY ASK HIM?SENNACHERIB? WHAT IS SHEOL?HADES? THE ABODE OF THE DEAD? WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE BROUGHT DOWN TO SHEOL? WHAT ARE THE MAGGOTS AMD WORMS DOING?

41 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:9-11 9"Hell from beneath is excited about you, To meet you at your coming; It stirs up the dead for you, All the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones All the kings of the nations. 10They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? WHY IS HELL EXCITED ABOUT HIM? SENNACHERIB? WHAT IS SHEOL?HADES? THE ABODE OF THE DEAD? READ:PROVERBS 30:16 16The grave, The barren womb, The earth that is not satisfied with water — And the fire never says, Enough! NKJV WHY IS THE EARTH NEVER SATISFIED WITH WATER? WHY DOES ITS FIRE NEVER SAY ENOUGH?

42 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:9-11 9"Hell from beneath is excited about you, To meet you at your coming; It stirs up the dead for you, All the chief ones of the earth; It has raised up from their thrones All the kings of the nations. 10They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? WHAT DID THEY ASK HIM?SENNACHERIB? WHO DID GOD CAST DOWN TO HELL?PRINCE OF TYRE? WHO DID THE LORD SEND AGAINST PRINCE OF TYRE? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:EZEKIEL 26: I will bring you down with those who descend into the Pit, to the people of old, and I will make you dwell in the lowest part of the earth, in places desolate from antiquity, with those who go down to the Pit, so that you may never be inhabited; and I shall establish glory in the land of the living. 21I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more; though you are sought for, you will never be found again, says the Lord GOD. NKJV

43 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? WHAT DID THEY ASK SENNACHERIB? WHO DID THE LORD CAST DOWN TO HELL? ESARHADDON, KING OF BABYLON,? WHO DID THE LORD SEND AGAINST ESARHADDON? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:EZEKIEL 31: I made the nations shake at the sound of its fall, when I cast it down to hell together with those who descend into the Pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the depths of the earth. 17They also went down to hell with it, with those slain by the sword; and those who were its strong arm dwelt in its shadows among the nations. NKJV

44 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? WHAT DID THEY ASK SENNACHERIB? WHO DID THE LORD CAST DOWN TO HELL? PHARAOH NECHO, KING OF EGYPT,? WHO DID THE LORD SEND AGAINST PHARAOH NECHO ? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:EZEKIEL 32: Son of man, wail over the multitude of Egypt, And cast them down to the depths of the earth, Her and the daughters of the famous nations, With those who go down to the Pit: 19Whom do you surpass in beauty? Go down, be placed with the uncircumcised. 20They shall fall in the midst of those slain by the sword; She is delivered to the sword, Drawing her and all her multitudes. 21The strong among the mighty Shall speak to him out of the midst of hell With those who help him: They have gone down, They lie with the uncircumcised, slain by the sword. NKJV

45 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: They all shall speak and say to you: 'Have you also become as weak as we? Have you become like us? WHAT DID THEY ASK SENNACHERIB? WHO DID THE LORD CAST DOWN TO HELL? PHARAOH NECHO, KING OF EGYPT,? WHO DID THE LORD SEND AGAINST PHARAOH NECHO ? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:EZEKIEL 32:27 27They do not lie with the mighty Who are fallen of the uncircumcised, Who have gone down to hell with their weapons of war; They have laid their swords under their heads, But their iniquities will be on their bones, Because of the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. NKJV

46 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, And the sound of your stringed instruments; The maggot is spread under you, And worms cover you.' WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE BROUGHT DOWN TO SHEOL? WHAT ARE THE MAGGOTS AND WORMS DOING? READ:EZEKIEL 26:13 13I will put an end to the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps shall be heard no more. NKJV READ:AMOS 6:3-5 3Woe to you who put far off the day of doom, Who cause the seat of violence to come near; 4Who lie on beds of ivory, Stretch out on your couches, Eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall; 5Who sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments, And invent for yourselves musical instruments like David; NKJV

47 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Your pomp is brought down to Sheol, And the sound of your stringed instruments; The maggot is spread under you, And worms cover you.' WHAT IS BROUGHT DOWN TO SHEOL? WHAT ARE THE MAGGOTS AND WORMS DOING? READ:JOB 7:5 5My flesh is caked with worms and dust. My skin is cracked and breaks out afresh. NKJV READ:JOB 21:26 5They lie down alike in the dust And worms cover them. NKJV

48 READ:ISAIAH 14: "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.‘ 15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.

49 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13You have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.‘ 15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. WHO IS LUCIFER?SATAN?DEVIL? WHEN DID HE FALL FROM HEAVEN? WHO IS LUCIFER? BELSHAZZAR? ANTIOCHUS EPIPHENES? WHEN WAS HE CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND? WHAT DID HE SAY IN HIS HEART? YET, WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?

50 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! WHO IS LUCIFER?SATAN?DEVIL? WHEN DID HE FALL FROM HEAVEN? READ:LUKE 10:18 18He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. READ:REVELATION 12:7-9 7War broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought 8They did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9The great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. NKJV

51 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! WHO IS LUCIFER? BELSHAZZAR? READ:DANIEL 5: You his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this. 23You have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. You have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified. 24The fingers of the hand were sent from Him and this writing was written. 25This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. NKJV WHEN WAS HE CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND?

52 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! WHO IS LUCIFER? ANTIOCHUS EPIPHENES? READ:DANIEL 8:8-11 8The male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. 9Out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10It grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down.NKJV WHEN WAS HE CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND?

53 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.‘ 15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. HOW WILL THE LORD JUDGE THESE MEN? READ:PSALMS 82:1 1God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. NKJV READ:JOB 20:4-8 4Do you not know this of old, Since man was placed on earth, 5That the triumphing of the wicked is short And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment? 6Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, And his head reaches to the clouds, 7Yet he will perish forever like his own refuse; Those who have seen him will say, Where is he? 8He will fly away like a dream, and not be found; Yes, he will be chased away like a vision of the night. NKJV

54 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.‘ 15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. HOW WILL THE LORD JUDGE THESE MEN? READ:OBADIAH 1:4 4“Though you ascend as high as the eagle And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down,” says the LORD. NKJV READ:2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4 3Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. NKJV

55 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.‘ 15Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. YET, WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM?ANTIOCHUS EPIPHENES? READ:DANIEL 11: The king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, he shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. 37He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.NKJV

56 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:12-15 WHAT HAPPENED TO BABYLON & BELSHAZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 50:29 29Call together the archers against Babylon. All you who bend the bow, encamp against it all around; Let none of them escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all she has done, do to her; For she has been proud against the LORD, Against the Holy One of Israel. NKJV JEREMIAH 51:6-8 6Flee from the midst of Babylon, And every one save his life! Do not be cut off in her iniquity, For this is the time of the LORD‘S vengeance; He shall recompense her. 7Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD‘S hand, That made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged. 8Babylon has suddenly fallen and been destroyed. Wail for her! Take balm for her pain; Perhaps she may be healed. NKJV

57 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:12-15 WHAT HAPPENED TO BABYLON & BELSHAZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 51: The sea has come up over Babylon; She is covered with the multitude of its waves. 43Her cities are a desolation, A dry land and a wilderness, A land where no one dwells, Through which no son of man passes. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 51: “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I will bring judgment on her carved images, And throughout all her land the wounded shall groan. 53Though Babylon were to mount up to heaven, And though she were to fortify the height of her strength, Yet from Me plunderers would come to her,” says the LORD. NKJV

58 READ:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?'

59 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?' WHO IS GAZING AT HIM? WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? WHAT HAD THIS MAN DONE?

60 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?' WHAT DID THE PSALMIST SAY ABOUT THE WICKED? READ: PSALMS 52:6-7 6The righteous shall see and fear And shall laugh at him saying, 7“Here is the man who did not make God his strength. He trusted in the abundance of his riches And strengthened himself in his wickedness.” NKJV WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT PHAROAH? READ:EXODUS 7:14 14The LORD said to Moses: “Pharaoh's heart is hard. He Refuses to let the people go.”NKJV

61 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?' WHAT HAD TIGLATH-PILESER DONE? READ:2 KINGS 15:29 29In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.NKJV

62 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?' WHAT HAD TIGLATH-PILESER DONE? SHALMANESER?SENNACHERIB?ESAR-HADDON? READ:JEREMIAH 50:33 33Thus says the LORD of hosts: “The children of Israel were oppressed, Along with the children of Judah; All who took them captive have held them fast; They have refused to let them go.” NKJV

63 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?' WHAT HAPPENEDTO BABYLON? READ:JEREMIAH 50: A sound of battle is in the land, And of great destruction. 23How the hammer of the whole earth has been cut apart and broken! How Babylon has become a desolation among the nations! I have laid a snare for you; 24You have indeed been trapped, O Babylon, And you were not aware; You have been found and also caught, Because you have contended against the LORD. NKJV

64 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, 17Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?' WHAT WILL THE LORD SAY TO ZERUBBABEL? WHAT WILL THE LORD SHAKE? READ:HAGGAI 2:4-7 4“Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,” says the LORD; “and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,” says the LORD, “and work; for I am with you,” says the LORD of hosts. 5“According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!” 6Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,” says the LORD of hosts.NKJV

65 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying: 'Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms, WHAT WILL THE LORD SAY TO ZERUBBABEL? READ:HAGGAI 2: “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying: ‘I will shake heaven and earth. 22I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overthrow the chariots And those who ride in them; The horses and their riders shall come down, Every one by the sword of his brother. 23‘In that day,' says the LORD of hosts, ’I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,' says the LORD,'and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,' says the LORD of hosts." NKJV

66 READ:ISAIAH 14: "All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house; 19But you are cast out of your grave Like an abominable branch, Like the garment of those who are slain, Thrust through with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit, Like a corpse trodden underfoot. 20You will not be joined with them in burial, Because you have destroyed your land And slain your people. The brood of evildoers shall never be named. 21Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities."

67 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house; 19But you are cast out of your grave Like an abominable branch, Like the garment of those who are slain, Thrust through with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit, Like a corpse trodden underfoot. 20You will not be joined with them in burial, Because you have destroyed your land And slain your people. The brood of evildoers shall never be named. 21Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities." WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THESE KINGS? WHERE WERE THEY SLEEPING?BURIED? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE UNGODLY?ABOMINABLE? WHY SLAUGHTER THE CHILDREN?

68 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house; WHERE WERE THEY SLEEPING?BURIED? WHERE WERE THE KINGS OF ISRAEL BURIED? OF THE 22 KINGS WHO REIGNED IN JERUSALEM ONLY 11 WERE BURIED IN THE CITY OF DAVID IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS DAVID SOLOMON REHOBOAM ABIJAH ASA JEHOSHAPHAT AHAZIAH AMAZIAH JOTHAM HEZEKIAH JOSIAH

69 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHERE WERE THE KINGS OF ISRAEL BURIED? IN THE CITY OF DAVID IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS READ:2 CHRONICLES 16: Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign. 14They buried him in his own tomb, which he had made for himself in the City of David; and they laid him in the bed which was filled with spices and various ingredients prepared in a mixture of ointments. They made a very great burning for him. NKJV

70 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHERE WERE THE KINGS OF ISRAEL BURIED? IN THE CITY OF DAVID IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS READ:2 KINGS 8:24 24Joram rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Ahaziah his son reigned in his place. READ:2 CHRONICLES 21:20 20Joram was thirty-two years old when he became king. He reigned in Jerusalem eight years and, to no one's sorrow, departed. They buried him in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.NKJV

71 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHERE WERE THE KINGS OF ISRAEL BURIED? IN THE CITY OF DAVID IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS READ:2 CHRONICLES 24: The army of the Syrians came with a small company of men. But the LORD delivered a very great army into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. They executed judgment against Joash. 25They withdrew from him and left him severely wounded, His own servants conspired against him because of the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and killed him on his bed. He died and they buried him in the City of David, but they did not bury him in the tombs of the kings. NKJV(2 KINGS 12:20-21)

72 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHERE WERE THE KINGS OF ISRAEL BURIED? IN THE CITY OF DAVID IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS READ:2 CHRONICLES 32:33 33Hezekiah rested with his fathers and they buried him in the upper tombs of the sons of David. All Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death. Manasseh his son reigned in his place. NKJV READ:2 CHRONICLES 35:24 24Josiah’s servants took him out of that chariot and put him in the second chariot that he had, and they brought him to Jerusalem. He died and was buried in one of the tombs of his fathers. And all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Josiah. NKJV

73 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHAT KINGS WERE NOT BURIED IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS? WHY? READ:1 KINGS 21: The word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 18“Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who lives in Samaria. There he is, in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone down to take possession of it.” 19“You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Have you murdered and also taken possession?”’ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, dogs shall lick your blood, even yours. "'"NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 22: Thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: “They shall not lament for him, Saying, ‘Alas, my brother!’ or ‘Alas, my sister!’ They shall not lament for him, Saying, ‘Alas, master!’ or ‘Alas, his glory!’ 19He shall be buried with the burial of a donkey, Dragged and cast out beyond the gates of Jerusalem.” NKJV

74 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHAT KINGS WERE NOT BURIED IN THE TOMBS OF THE KINGS? WHY? READ:2 CHRONICLES 26:23 23Uzziah rested with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of burial which belonged to the kings, for they said, He is a leper. Jotham his son reigned in his place. NKJV READ:2 CHRONICLES 28:27 27Ahaz rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem; but they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel. Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.NKJV

75 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house; WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WICKED? READ:JOB 18: The memory of him perishes from the earth And he has no name among the renowned. 18He is driven from light into darkness And chased out of the world. 19He has neither son nor posterity among his people Nor any remaining in his dwellings. NKJV READ:JOB 21: The wicked are reserved for the day of doom; They shall be brought out on the day of wrath. 31Who condemns his way to his face? And who repays him for what he has done? 32Yet he shall be brought to the grave, And a vigil kept over the tomb. NKJV

76 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: But you are cast out of your grave Like an abominable branch, Like the garment of those who are slain, Thrust through with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit, Like a corpse trodden underfoot. 20You will not be joined with them in burial, Because you have destroyed your land And slain your people. The brood of evildoers shall never be named. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THESE WICKED MEN?WHY? READ:JEREMIAH 8:1-3 READ:JEREMIAH 36:30-31 READ:EZEKIEL 29:5

77 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THESE WICKED MEN?WHY? READ:JEREMIAH 8:1-3 1“At that time,” says the LORD, “they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of its princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves.” 2“They shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought and which they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered nor buried; they shall be like refuse on the face of the earth.” 3“Death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places where I have driven them,” says the LORD of hosts. NKJV

78 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:18-21 WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THESE WICKED MEN?WHY? READ:JEREMIAH 36: Thus says the LORD concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah: “He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.” 31“I will punish him, his family and his servants for their iniquity. I will bring on them, on the inhabitants of Jerusalem and on the men of Judah all the doom that I have pronounced against them; but they did not heed.” NKJV READ:EZEKIEL 29:5 5“I will leave you in the wilderness, You and all the fish of your rivers; You shall fall on the open field; You shall not be picked up or gathered. I have given you as food To the beasts of the field And to the birds of the heavens.” NKJV

79 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities." WHY SLAUGHTER THE CHILDREN? WHAT WAS THE INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS? READ:EXODUS 20:4-6 4You shall not make for yourself a carved image — any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5You shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6But showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. NKJV

80 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities." WHY SLAUGHTER THE CHILDREN? WHAT WAS THE INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS? READ:LEVITICUS 26: You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39Those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; Also in their fathers' iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away. NKJV

81 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities." WHY SLAUGHTER THE CHILDREN? WHAT WAS THE INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS? READ:DEUTERONOMY 32: The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within For the young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hairs. 26I would have said, I will dash them in pieces, I will make the memory of them to cease from among men,NKJV

82 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities." WHY SLAUGHTER THE CHILDREN? WHAT WAS THE INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS? READ:1 SAMUEL 28: Samuel said: Why do you ask me, seeing the LORD has departed from you and has become your enemy? 17The LORD has done for Himself as He spoke by me. The LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hand and given it to your neighbor, David. 18Because you did not obey the voice of the LORD nor execute His fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore the LORD has done this thing to you this day. 19Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with you into the hand of the Philistines. And tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The LORD will also deliver the army of Israel into the hand of the Philistines. NKJV

83 READ:ISAIAH 14:22-23 BABYLON DESTROYED 22"For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. 23"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts.

84 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:22-23 BABYLON DESTROYED 22"For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. 23"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts. HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? WHAT WILL THE LORD CUT OFF FROM BABYLON? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF BABYLON?

85 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:22-23 HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? READ:JOB 18: The memory of him perishes from the earth And he has no name among the renowned. NKJV 18He is driven from light into darkness And chased out of the world. 19He has neither son nor posterity among his people Nor any remaining in his dwellings. NKJV WHAT DID DAVID WANT THE LORD TO DO? READ:PSALMS 94:16 16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? NKJV READ:PSALMS 109:13 13 Let his posterity be cut off And in the generation following let their name be blotted out. NKJV

86 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? WHAT DID THE LORD DO TO THE HOUSE OF JEROBOAM? READ:1 KINGS 14: Behold! I will bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam every male in Israel, bond and free; I will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as one takes away refuse until it is all gone. 11The dogs shall eat whoever belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field; for the LORD has spoken!NKJV

87 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 51: Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you arrive in Babylon and see it and read all these words, 62You shall say, O LORD, You have spoken against this place to cut it off so that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but it shall be desolate forever. 63It shall be, when you have finished reading this book, that you shall tie a stone to it and throw it out into the Euphrates. 64You shall say, Thus Babylon shall sink and not rise from the catastrophe that I will bring upon her. And they shall be weary. NKJV

88 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? WHAT DID BELSHAZZAR DO? READ:DANIEL 5:2 2While he tasted the wine Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem That the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.NKJV

89 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? WHAT DID THE LORD DO TO BELSHAZZAR? READ:DANIEL 5: This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom and finished it; 27TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting; 28PERES: Your kingdom has been divided and given to the Medes and Persians. 30That very night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans was slain. 31Darius the Mede received the kingdom being about sixty-two years old. NKJV

90 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. HOW WILL THE LORD UTTERLY DESTROY THEM? WHAT DID THE LORD DO TO SENNACHERIB? READ:NAHUM 1:14 14The LORD has given a command concerning you: Your name shall be perpetuated no longer. Out of the house of your gods I will cut off the carved image and the molded image. I will dig your grave, For you are vile.NKJV

91 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. 23"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF BABYLON? COULD THIS HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM?

92 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF BABYLON? READ:JEREMIAH 25: ‘It will come to pass, when seventy years are completed, that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity,’ says the LORD; ‘I will make it a perpetual desolation. 13I will bring on that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied concerning all the nations. 14(For many nations and great kings shall be served by them also; and I will repay them according to their deeds and according to the works of their own hands.) '"NKJV

93 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF BABYLON? READ:JEREMIAH 50:1-3 1The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. 2“Declare among the nations, Proclaim, and set up a standard; Proclaim - do not conceal it - Say, ‘Babylon is taken, Bel is shamed. Merodach is broken in pieces; Her idols are humiliated, Her images are broken in pieces.’ 3For Out of the north a nation comes up against her, Which shall make her land desolate, And no one shall dwell therein. They shall move, they shall depart, Both man and beast.” NKJV

94 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts. HERON? (KJV) HEDGEHOG? (NASB) OWLS (NIV) WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF BABYLON? READ:ZEPHANIAH 2:14 14The herds shall lie down in her midst, Every beast of the nation. Both the pelican and the bittern Shall lodge on the capitals of her pillars; Their voice shall sing in the windows; Desolation shall be at the threshold; For He will lay bare the cedar work. NKJV READ:PSALMS 102:6 6I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. NKJV UNCLEAN FOWL LEVITICUS 11:13-19 DEUTERONOMY 14:12-18

95 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: "For I will rise up against them," says the LORD of hosts, "And cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, And offspring and posterity," says the LORD. 23"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, And marshes of muddy water; I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says the LORD of hosts. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CITY OF BABYLON? COULD THIS HAPPEN TO JERUSALEM? READ:2 KINGS 21: I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14I will forsake the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become victims of plunder to all their enemies, 15Because they have done evil in My sight, and have provoked Me to anger since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.NKJV

96 READ:ISAIAH 14:24-27 ASSYRIA DESTROYED 24The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: 25That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. 26This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 27For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?"

97 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:24-27 ASSYRIA WILL BE DESTROYED 24The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: 25That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. 26This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 27For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?" WHAT DID GOD SAY ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS AND PURPOSES? WHAT DID THE LORD PURPOSE TO DO TO ASSYRIA? WHO WILL THE LORD TAKE THE YOKE AND BURDEN FROM? WHO DID THE LORD STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND AGAINST? WHO CAN RESIST WHAT THE LORD HAS PURPOSED TO DO?

98 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: WHAT DID GOD SAY ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS AND PURPOSES? WHAT DID BALAAM SAY TO BALAK? READ:NUMBERS 23:19 19God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? NKJV WHAT DID SAMUEL SAY CONCERNING THE LORD? READ:1 SAMUEL 15:29 29The Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.NKJV

99 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: WHAT DID GOD SAY ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS AND PURPOSES? WHAT DID JOB SAY CONCERNING THE LORD? READ:JOB 9:2-3 2I know it is so: How can a man be righteous before God? 3If one wished to contend with Him, He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. NKJV READ:JOB 9: If He takes away, who can hinder Him? Who can say to Him, What are You doing? 13God will not withdraw His anger, The allies of the proud lie prostrate beneath Him. NKJV

100 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand: WHAT DID GOD SAY ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS AND PURPOSES? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO EZEKIEL? READ:EZEKIEL 12:25 25“I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord GOD.NKJV WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO MALACHI? READ:MALACHI 3:6 6I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. NKJV

101 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. WHAT DID THE LORD PURPOSE TO DO TO ASSYRIA? WHO WILL THE LORD TAKE THE YOKE AND BURDEN FROM? READ:ISAIAH 10:5ISAIAH 10:27ISAIAH 10:33-34 READ:EZEKIEL 39:4-5READ:DANIEL 5:30-31

102 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. WHAT DID THE LORD PURPOSE TO DO TO ASSYRIA? READ:ISAIAH 10:5 5Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation. NKJV READ:ISAIAH 10: Behold, the Lord, The LORD of hosts, Will lop off the bough with terror; Those of high stature will be hewn down, And the haughty will be humbled. 34He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One. NKJV

103 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. WHAT DID THE LORD PURPOSE TO DO TO ASSYRIA? READ:EZEKIEL 39:4-5 4“You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.” 5“You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD. NKJV WHEN DID THIS BEGIN TO COME TO PASS? READ:DANIEL 5: That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. 31And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old. NKJV

104 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. WHAT DID THE LORD PURPOSE TO DO TO ASSYRIA? WHAT HAPPENED TO NINEVEH, THE CAPITAL OF ASSYRIA? READ:ZEPHANIAH 2: He will stretch out His hand against the north, Destroy Assyria, And make Nineveh a desolation, As dry as the wilderness. 14The herds shall lie down in her midst, Every beast of the nation. Both the pelican and the bittern Shall lodge on the capitals of her pillars; Their voice shall sing in the windows; Desolation shall be at the threshold; For He will lay bare the cedar work. 15This is the rejoicing city That dwelt securely, That said in her heart, I am it, and there is none besides me. How has she become a desolation, A place for beasts to lie down! Everyone who passes by her Shall hiss and shake his fist. NKJV

105 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: That I will break the Assyrian in My land, And on My mountains tread him underfoot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, And his burden removed from their shoulders. WHO WILL THE LORD REMOVE THE YOKE AND BURDEN FROM? THE HOUSE OF JACOB? READ:ISAIAH 10:27 27It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil. NKJV

106 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 27For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?" WHO DID THE LORD STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND AGAINST? THE EGYPTIAN ARMY? READ:EXODUS 15: Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12You stretched out Your right hand; The earth swallowed them. 13You in Your mercy have led forth The people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength To Your holy habitation. NKJV

107 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. WHO DID THE LORD STRETCH OUT HIS HAND AGAINST? ALL THE GENERATION OF THE MEN OF WAR? READ:DEUTERONOMY 2: Now rise and cross over the Valley of the Zered. So we crossed over the Valley of the Zered. 14The time we took to come from Kadesh Barnea until we crossed over the Valley of the Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war was consumed from the midst of the camp, just as the LORD had sworn to them. 15Indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp until they were consumed. 16So it was, when all the men of war had finally perished from among the people, 17That the LORD spoke to me, saying: 18“This day you are to cross over at Ar, the boundary of Moab.”NKJV

108 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. 27For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?" WHY DID THE LORD STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND AGAINST THE HOUSE OF JUDAH? WHO WAS KING OF JUDAH?JOSIAH? READ:2 KINGS 22: Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants — all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read —” 17“Because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath shall be aroused against this place and shall not be quenched.”NKJV

109 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, And who will turn it back?" WHO CAN RESIST WHAT THE LORD HAS PURPOSED TO DO? READ:2 CHRONICLES 20:5-6 5Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, 6And said: O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?NKJV READ:DANIEL 4:35 35All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, What have You done?NKJV

110 READ:ISAIAH 14:28-30 PHILISTIA WILL BE DESTROYED 28This is the burden which came in the year that King Ahaz died. 29"Do not rejoice, all you of Philistia, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For out of the serpent's roots will come forth a viper, And its offspring will be a fiery flying serpent. 30The firstborn of the poor will feed, And the needy will lie down in safety; I will kill your roots with famine, And it will slay your remnant.

111 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 PHILISTIA WILL BE DESTROYED 28This is the burden which came in the year that King Ahaz died. 29"Do not rejoice, all you of Philistia, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For out of the serpent's roots will come forth a viper, And its offspring will be a fiery flying serpent. 30The firstborn of the poor will feed, And the needy will lie down in safety; I will kill your roots with famine, And it will slay your remnant. WHO WAS THIS PROPHECY AGAINST?PHILISTINES? WHY DID THE LORD TELL THEM NOT TO REJOICE? WHO IS THE SERPENT?UZZIAH? WHO IS THE VIPER?AHAB? WHO IS THE FLYING SERPENT?HEZEKIAH? WHO DID THE LORD BRING AGAINST THE PHILISTINES? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE PHILISTINES? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FIRSTBORN AND THE NEEDY?

112 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 WHO DID THE LORD BRING AGAINST THE PHILISTINES? UZZIAH KING OF JUDAH?( BC)? READ:2 CHRONICLES 26:6-8 6Uzziah went out and made war against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath, the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities around Ashdod and among the Philistines. 7God helped him against the Philistines, against the Arabians who lived in Gur Baal, and against the Meunites. 8The Ammonites brought tribute to Uzziah. His fame spread as far as the entrance of Egypt, for he became exceedingly strong. NKJV

113 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 WHAT DID AHAZ KING OF JUDAH DO? ( BC)? READ:2 KINGS 16:1-4 1In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. 2Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done. 3But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel. 4He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree. NKJV (2 CHRONICLES 28:1-4)

114 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 WHAT DID AHAZ KING OF JUDAH DO? ( BC)? READ:2 CHRONICLES 28: The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the lowland and of the South of Judah, and had taken Beth Shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Sochoh with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages; and they dwelt there. 19The LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to the LORD. 20Also Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came to him and distressed him, and did not assist him. 21For Ahaz took part of the treasures from the house of the LORD, from the house of the king, and from the leaders, and he gave it to the king of Assyria; but he did not help him. NKJV

115 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 WHO DID THE LORD BRING AGAINST THE PHILISTINES? HEZEKIEH KING OF JUDAH?( BC)? READ:2 KINGS 18:6-8 6Hezekiah held fast to the LORD; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses. 7The LORD was with him; he prospered wherever he went. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him. 8He subdued the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city. NKJV (2 CHRONICLES 29:1-2)

116 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 WHO DID THE LORD BRING AGAINST THE PHILISTINES? PHAROAH-NECHO? ( BC)? READ:JEREMIAH 47:1 1The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 47:4 4Because of the day that comes to plunder all the Philistines, To cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper who remains; For the LORD shall plunder the Philistines, The remnant of the country of Caphtor. NKJV

117 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:28-30 WHO FINALLY DESTROYED THE PHILISTINES? ALEXANDER THE GREAT?( BC)? READ:ZECHARIAH 9:5-6 5Ashkelon shall see it and fear; Gaza also shall be very sorrowful; And Ekron, for He dried up her expectation. The king shall perish from Gaza, And Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. 6A mixed race shall settle in Ashdod, And I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. NKJV READ:ZEPHANIAH 2:4-5 4Gaza shall be forsaken, And Ashkelon desolate; They shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, And Ekron shall be uprooted. 5Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, The nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines: I will destroy you; So there shall be no inhabitant. NKJV

118 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: The firstborn of the poor will feed, And the needy will lie down in safety; I will kill your roots with famine, And it will slay your remnant. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THE PHILISTINES?WHY? READ:EZEKIEL 25: Thus says the Lord GOD: “Because the Philistines dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of the old hatred,” 16Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.” 17“I will execute great vengeance on them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I lay My vengeance upon them.”NKJV

119 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: The firstborn of the poor will feed, And the needy will lie down in safety; I will kill your roots with famine, And it will slay your remnant. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE POOR AND THE NEEDY? READ:PSLAMS 72:13 13He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy. NKJV READ:PSALMS 132:15 15I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread. NKJV READ:PROVERBS 14:31 31He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy. NKJV READ:NEHEMIAH 8:10 10He said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.NKJV

120 READ:ISAIAH 14: Wail, O gate! Cry, O city! All you of Philistia are dissolved; For smoke will come from the north, And no one will be alone in his appointed times." 32What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it. NKJV

121 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Wail, O gate! Cry, O city! All you of Philistia are dissolved; For smoke will come from the north, And no one will be alone in his appointed times." 32What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it. NKJV WHY ARE THEY WAILING AND CRYING? WHO IS COMING FROM THE NORTH? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? WHO ARE THE MESSENGERS?PROPHETS? HOW DID THEY RESPOND TO THE MESSENGERS? WHAT WILL THE LORD BUILD IN ZION?

122 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: Wail, O gate! Cry, O city! All you of Philistia are dissolved; For smoke will come from the north, And no one will be alone in his appointed times." 32What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it. NKJV WHO IS COMING FROM THE NORTH? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 1: The LORD said to me: “Out of the north calamity shall break forth On all the inhabitants of the land.” 15“Behold, I am calling All the families of the kingdoms of the north,” says the LORD;NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 4:6 6Set up the standard toward Zion. Take refuge! Do not delay! I will bring disaster from the north, And great destruction. NKJV

123 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:31-32 WHO IS COMING FROM THE NORTH? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 6:1 1O you children of Benjamin, Gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, And set up a signal-fire in Beth Haccerem; For disaster appears out of the north, And great destruction. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 6:22 22Thus says the LORD: “Behold, a people comes from the north country, And a great nation will be raised from the farthest parts of the earth.”NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 10:22 22Behold, the noise of the report has come, A great commotion out of the north country, To make the cities of Judah desolate, a den of jackals. NKJV

124 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:31-32 WHO IS COMING FROM THE NORTH? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 25:9 9Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, says the LORD. Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations. NKJV WHAT NATIONS ARE TO BE DESTROYED? READ:JEREMIAH 46:20 20Egypt is a very pretty heifer, But destruction comes, it comes from the north. NKJV READ:JEREMIAH 46:24 24The daughter of Egypt shall be ashamed; She shall be delivered into the hand Of the people of the north.NKJV

125 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14:31-32 WHO IS COMING FROM THE NORTH? NEBUCHADNEZZAR? READ:JEREMIAH 50:41 41Behold, a people shall come from the north, And a great nation and many kings Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth. READ:EZEKIEL 32:30 30There are the princes of the north, All of them, and all the Sidonians, Who have gone down with the slain In shame at the terror which they caused by their might; They lie uncircumcised with those slain by the sword, And bear their shame with those who go down to the Pit. NKJV

126 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it. NKJV HOW DID THEY RESPOND TO THE MESSENGERS? READ:2 CHRONICLES 32:23 23Many brought gifts to the LORD at Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter. NKJV

127 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it. NKJV WHAT WILL THE LORD BUILD IN ZION? READ:PSALMS 51: Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem. 19You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, With burnt offering and whole burnt offering; They shall offer bulls on Your altar. NKJV READ:PSALMS 87:1-3 1His foundation is in the holy mountains. 2The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God! NKJV

128 QUESTIONS:ISAIAH 14: What will they answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the poor of His people shall take refuge in it. NKJV WHAT WILL THE LORD BUILD IN ZION? READ:PSALMS 102: The LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. 17He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer. NKJV READ:JAMES 2:5 5Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?NKJV

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