Treasury of Scripture
That sends ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes on the waters, saying, Go, you swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning till now; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
Isaiah 30:2-4 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh...
Ezekiel 30:9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come on them...
vessels. It is well known that the Egyptians commonly used on the Nile a light sort of ships or boats made of the papyrus. See note on Ex.
Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob...
to a notion
Isaiah 18:7 In that time shall the present be brought to the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled...
scattered and peeled. or, outspread and polished. Or, as Bp. Lowth renders, 'stretched out in length and smoothed.' Egypt, which is situated between
24 degrees and
32 degrees north lat. and
30 degrees and
33 degrees E. long., being bounded on the south by Ethiopia, on the north by the Mediterranean, on the east by the mountains of Arabia, and on the west by those of Lybia, is one long vale,
750 miles in length, (through the middle of which runs the Nile,) in breadth from one to two or three day's journey, and even at the widest part of the Delta, from Pelusium to Alexandria, not above
250 miles broad.
to a people
Genesis 10:8,9 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth...
2 Chronicles 12:2-4 And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem...
2 Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots...
2 Chronicles 16:8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because you did rely on the LORD...
Heb. Meted out and trodden down. or, that meteth out and treadeth down. Heb. of line, line, and treading under foot. This is an allusion to the frequent necessity of having recourse to mensuration in Egypt, in order to determine their boundaries, after the inundation of the Nile had smoothed their land and effaced their landmarks; and to their method of throwing seed upon the mud, when the waters had subsided, and treading it in by turning their cattle into the fields.
have spoiled. or, despise
Isaiah 19:5-7 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up...
Strong's ConcordanceThat sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, [saying], Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!
Topical BibleAggressive Ambassadors Awesome Beginning Boats Bulrushes Causing Conquering Continued Crushing Cut Divide Divided Drawn Embassadors Envoys Existence Face Fear Feared Fearful Floods Glossy Haters History Hitherto Implements Laid Line Measured Measures Meeting Messengers Meted Meteth Mighty Nation Nile O Onward Onwards Oppressive Papyrus Peeled Powerful Quickly Ravaged Reed Representatives Rivers Saying Scattered Sendest Sending Sends Ships Skin Smooth Smooth-skinned Speech Spoiled Strange Strong Sturdy Surface Swift Tall Terrible Thenceforth Treadeth Treading Treads Trodden Vessels Waiting Waste Waters
Isaiah Chapter 18 Verse 2
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OT Prophets: Isaiah 18:2 That sends ambassadors by the sea even (Isa Isi Is)