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[Inner Wheel] > Isaiah 24 - Beyt - Jeremiah
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Spoke 2

Isaiah 24 linksyimbol Jeremiah

Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Isaiah 24:1

Isa 24 - Jer xref
Isa 24.8 Jer 7.34
Jer 16.9
Jer 25.10
Isa 24.16 Jer 5.11
Isa 24.17 Jer 48.43
Isa 24.19 Jer 4.23

Some of the most astounding links between the chapter structure of Isaiah and the order of the Canon are found here in Isaiah 24. My favorite copy of the Bible, a pocket sized KJV published by World Bible Publishers, lists a total of 29 cross-references from Isaiah 24 to other verses of the Bible. Six of these references - about 21% - point to the Book of Jeremiah, which is listed more than any other book in the cross-referrences. These are shown in the side box. Next in line are five self-references to other chapters of Isaiah. The remaining references are scattered amongst Ezekiel (3), Joel (3), Genesis (2), Psalms (2), Hosea (2), Malachi (2), Revelation (2), Numbers (1) and Hebrews (1).

The most striking correlation is between Isaiah 24.17 and Jeremah 48.43, where there is a word-for-word parallelism:

Isaiah 24 (vs .17f) Book 24 (Jeremiah 48.43f)
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that

he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

All the phrases highlighted in bold are found only in Isaiah 24 and its coresponding book, Jeremiah. There are many KeyLinks based on various combinations of the common words in these two passages, the most obvious being the phrase that opens the passage: ("Fear, and the pit, and the snare") [Verify] . It's as if God simply copied the verse from Isaiah 24 and copied it (with slight variations) into Book 24, Jeremiah. We have, therefore, this second order pk:

keyKeyLink: 'Fear, the Pit, and the Snare'
PIsaiah( 24 ) chain PBible( 24 )

Yet the links between Isaiah 24 and Jeremiah extend well beyond this pair of verses. Isaiah 24 opens with the words "Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof." This is amplified in Isaiah 24.19f:

The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

My pocket KJV cross-links this verse to Jeremiah 4.23:

I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

The phrase "without form, and void" links to the second verse of the Bible, and establishes one of the great themes of the second Spoke. In the KJV and NKJV, this phrase is found only in these two verses. The general theme of destruction of the Holy City (see below) further links to Matthew 24, displaying the integration of the chapter sequence of Matthew with both the order of the Canon and the chapter sequence of Isaiah. Truly there is no end to the wonders of God's Word!

The common theme of destruction and humbling of "the host of high ones that are on high" is a strong theme of Spoke 2. It manifests on Spoke 2 of the Inner Wheel of Isaiah, forming a strong link between Isaiah 2 and Isaiah 24.

Yet another link between Isaiah 24 and Jeremiah, which also is listed in the cross-referrence of my little pocket KJV, is these correlated verses which share this common set of words {cease, mirth, streets, desolation}:

Isaiah 24.6-12 Jeremiah 7.34, 16.9, 25.10
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh. The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

There are many links between these verses. The most obvious is from the set {mirth, cease*}. Searching the entire Bible for all verses that contain this set yields four verses: Isa 24.8, Jer 7.34, Jer 16.9, Hos 2.11. This set therefore forms a thematic link, but not a KeyLink between Isaiah 24 and Jeremiah since it also links to Hosea 2. But if we further specify the set as (Mirth, Cease*, Joy/Gladness) [Verify], we arrive at a true KeyLink:

KeyLink Set: Mirth and Joy Ceaseth!
Isaiah 24chainJeremiah

Alternately, we can search the seven versions for all verses containing the word desolate or desolation within one verse of mirth. This yields a KeyLink between Isaiah 24.11f and Jerermiah 25.9:

keyKeyLink Set: {mirth within1 desolate/desolation}
PIsaiah( 24 ) chain PBible( 24 )

This KeyLink exists in the KJV, NKJV, and ASV.

We aslo may search all seven versions for all occurrences of the simple set (mirth, streets) [Verify]. The result is this KeyLink between Isaiah 24.11 and Jeremiah 7.34:

keyKeyLink Set: (mirth, streets)
PIsaiah( 24 ) chain PBible( 24 )

I could go on with just these linked verses, but I must move on, there is so much to say! Here is another pair of verses linked in the cross-referrence of my little pocket KJV:

Isaiah 24.16 Jeremiah 5.11
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORDíS. For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.

The highlighted phrase forms a KeyLink in three of the seven versions used for comparison in this study (KJV, NKJV, and ASV):

keyKeyLink: 'Dealt very treacherously'
PIsaiah( 24 ) chain PBible( 24 )

The Wheel of God is a paradigm for the study of the Bible. Its use constantly brings forth new fruit. Just now, as I was examining these links between Isaiah 24 and Jeremiah, I encountered yet another KeyLink. In Isaiah 24.22 we read:

And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

The Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge cross-references this to Jerermiah 37.16. Beginning at verse 15 for context, we read:

Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison. When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days.

Both verses use the word (bor, Strongs #953), translated in Isaiah as pit and in Jeremiah as dungeon. Taking this as a clue, I then noticed that both verses also use the phrase "many days" so I search the entire Bible for all verses that contain the phrase "many days" and any root based on Strongs #953. The result is yet another KeyLink!

keyKeyLink: Many Days in the Dungeon
PIsaiah( 24 ) chain PBible( 24 )

The depth of correlation is seen in the fact that these same verses are also linked by the set {"many days" w/i 1 prison}:

keyKeyLink: Many Days in Prison
PIsaiah( 24 ) chain PBible( 24 )

Truly there is no end to the perfection and astounding wonder of God's Holy Word! Praise His wonderful Name!

Update: 03/05/2003: I just noticed the obvious. We have a KeyLink based on the simple set ("many days", pit/dungeon)  Isa 24.22 - Jer 37.16[Verify] :

KeyLink: Many Days in Prison
Isaiah 24chainJeremiah





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