Chapter 25 contains four prophecies directed against Ammon, Moab, Edom and the Philistines respectively. Chapter 26 is a prophecy of the approaching destruction of Tyre through the armies of Nebuchadnezzar, together with a vivid description of the far-reaching effects of her overthrow.
- In chapter 25, find four ways in which unbelievers and enemies of the truth act towards the people of God when the latter are brought low by calamity. How will such adversaries be dealt with, and why?
Cf. Pss. 94:1-5, 21-23; 46:8-10; Is. 26:9b.
- What, according to 26:2, was the ground of God’s judgment upon Tyre?
As we try to imagine the scenes described in 26:7-14, and measure the fame and worldly greatness of Tyre by the dismay caused by her fall (15-18), what lessons can we learn?
Cf. Jer. 9:23, 24; Luke 12:15-21.
- 25:10.’The people of the East’ are the tribes of the desert. Moab and Ammon were before long overturn by the Nabataeans.
- 26:2. Jerusalem had been as an open gate, by which commerce had been diverted from Tyre.
- 26:6. ‘Her settlements’: i.e., towns on the mainland dependent upon Tyre.