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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO ISAIAH 34\\

This chapter is a prophecy of the destruction of all the antichristian
nations of the world, and particularly of Rome, signified by Idumea;
which is introduced with a call to a general attention to it, it being
a very awful and solemn affair, \\#Isa 34:1\\ utter and universal
destruction is declared, as the effect of God's wrath, \\#Isa 34:2\\
which is expressed by a dreadful scene of blood, to the melting of the
mountains with it, and by the dissolution of the heavens, and the hosts
of them, \\#Isa 34:3,4\\ particularly the destruction of Idumea is
denounced by the sword of the Lord being on it, and bathed with the
blood, both of the common people, and of their princes, signified by
various sorts of creatures, \\#Isa 34:5-7\\ the cause of which is the
Lord's vengeance for the controversy of his church and people, injured
by Edom or Rome, \\#Isa 34:8\\ whose desolate and calamitous state is
represented as being like that of Sodom, \\#Isa 34:9,10\\ and should be
no more inhabited by men, nor governed by princes, but be the dwelling
of wild beasts and unclean birds, \\#Isa 34:11-15\\ all which is
confirmed by the word and Spirit of God, \\#Isa 34:16,17\\.