Woes on Y’hudah and Ashur ~ Part 1 ~ Yesha’yahu 10:1-4


My Heart is for Israel

In my last post, we learned about Judgment Against Isra’el in Yesha’yahu 9:8-21. We left off in our study by learning that Efrayim and M’nasheh together they oppose Y’hudah. In this post, we begin to examine the Woes on Y’hudah and Ashur ~ Part 1 in Yesha’yahu 10:1-4.

The Woes of Y’hudah

1  Woe to those who enact unjust decrees and draft oppressive legislation…

The reference here is not to create a justice system but to issuing decrees or regulations regarding specific issues. In the political climate that existed in Yesha’yahu’s time, one of the particular problems that had to be addressed was the raising of funds with which to pay tribute. This was generally accomplished through special tax levies, though there were always exemptions granted to either a class of people or cities that had been given sacred status.

2  to deprive the impoverished of justice and…

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