ISAIAH BIBLE STUDY
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“1 Woe, O Ariel, Ariel the city where David once camped!
Add year to year, observe your feasts on schedule.
2 I will bring distress to Ariel,
And she will be a city of lamenting and mourning;
And she will be like an Ariel to me.
3 I will camp against you encircling you,
And I will set siegeworks against you,
And I will raise up battle towers against you.
4 Then you will be brought low;
From the earth you will speak,
And from the dust where you are prostrate
Your words will come.
Your voice will also be like that of a spirit from the ground,
And your speech will whisper from the dust.”
(VS 1) Ariel is a name for Jerusalem, meaning ‘The Lion of God’ [Halley Bible Handbook]
(VS 2-4) This is a message of God’s impending judgment. He humbles the proud.
Application: God’s people are prone to wander. He draws them back through judgment and circumstances.