Isaiah 16:13

13 This is the word the LORD has already spoken concerning Moab.

Isaiah 16:13 in Other Translations

13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.
13 This is the word that the LORD spoke concerning Moab in the past.
13 The LORD has already said these things about Moab in the past.
13 This is God's earlier Message on Moab.
13 This is the message that the Lord previously announced about Moab.

Isaiah 16:13 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 16:13

This [is] the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning
That is, this prophecy now delivered out is what comes from the Lord; it is the word of the Lord, and not of man, and so shall certainly come to pass; when this word was spoken follows: since that time;
from eternity, as some, and so refer it to the decree of God within himself; or from the time that Moab was in being, or a nation, as others; or from the time that Balak hired Balaam to curse Israel, so Jarchi; or rather from the time that the Lord made known his mind and will, concerning this matter, to the prophet Isaiah: for it should be rendered, "this is that word which the Lord spake concerning Moab then" F9; that is, at the time or year in which Ahaz died, ( Isaiah 14:28 ) and is observed, to distinguish it from what the prophet spoke, or was about to speak, now or from this time, concerning him, as in the next verse ( Isaiah 16:14 ) .


F9 So Noldius, Ebr. Concord. Part. p. 473. No. 1586.

Isaiah 16:13 In-Context

11 My heart laments for Moab like a harp, my inmost being for Kir Hareseth.
12 When Moab appears at her high place, she only wears herself out; when she goes to her shrine to pray, it is to no avail.
13 This is the word the LORD has already spoken concerning Moab.
14 But now the LORD says: “Within three years, as a servant bound by contract would count them, Moab’s splendor and all her many people will be despised, and her survivors will be very few and feeble.”
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