Isaiah 29:2

Overview - Isaiah 29
God's heavy judgment upon Jerusalem.
The unsatiableness of her enemies.
The senselessness,
13 and deep hypocrisy of the Jews.
17 A promise of sanctification to the godly.
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Isaiah 29:2  (King James Version)
Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

I will
5:25-30 Isaiah 10:5 Isaiah 10:6 Isaiah 10:32 17:14 24:1-12 33:7-9 36:22 37:3
Jeremiah 32:28-32 ; Jeremiah 39:4 Jeremiah 39:5

and it shall
Or, as Bp. Lowth renders, "and it shall be unto me as the hearth of the great altar;" that is, it shall be the seat of the fire of God, which shall issue from thence to consume his enemies. The hearth of the altar is expressly called {ariel} by Ezekiel, ch. 43:15 ; which is put, in the former part of the verse, for Jerusalem, the city in which the altar was. The subject of this and the four following chapters, says Bp. Lowth, is the invasion of Sennacherib; the great distress of the Jews while it continued; their sudden and unexpected deliverance by God's immediate and miraculous interposition on their behalf; the subsequent prosperous state of the kingdom under Hezekiah; interspersed with severe reproofs and threats of punishment for their hypocrisy, stupidity, infidelity, their want of trust in God, and their vain reliance on the assistance of Egypt; and with promises of better times, both immediately to succeed, and to be expected in the future age.
34:6 Ezekiel 22:31 ; 24:3-13 39:17 Zephaniah 1:7 Zephaniah 1:8 ; Revelation 19:17 Revelation 19:18