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30 Lift up
[tsahal] thy voice, [qowl] O
daughter [bath] of [gal] Gallim: [Galliym] cause it
to be heard [qashab] unto Laish, [Layish] O poor [`aniy] Anathoth. [`Anathowth] KJV-Interlinear
aloud with your voice, O daughter of Gallim! Pay attention, Laishah and
wretched Anathoth! NASB
The cities in the area we have been studying, are told to raise the alarm as to the impending invasion and approaching army.
Gallim was the birthplace of the man who became the second husband (after David) of Sauls daughter, Michal, 1 Sam 24:44.
Laish is not mentioned as a village being in the tribe of Benjamin, but there is a village mentioned as being in the northern part of Palestine in the tribe of Dan, Judg. 18:7, 29. But since our context is in the vicinity of the tribe of Benjamin, then it most likely refers to a village within the tribe boundaries of Benjamin, that no longer exists and was not otherwise mentioned elsewhere in the Bible.
Anathoth is a city in the tribe of Benjamin and the location where Jeremiah was born, Josh. 21:18; Jere. 1:1.
And finally the word for poor, 'aniy,' does not refer to the financial state of the people, but here is used to refer to them in pity. And it is such a pity that implies that they should have known but did not pay attention.
They are being invaded. The invading army is advancing rapidly. The occupying army has been brutal to all it conquers. And so they are in its path and therein is the pity. They are about to be crushed without mercy.
These events, as we have already seen, are future events that will occur in the Tribulation, which is also called the final days. This invasion will occur at the very end of the Tribulation. This invasion is a part of the last great war which is commonly called Armageddon.
Since Isaiah was written many centuries B.C., and we are now 2013 years A.D. and we still have not seen the final days of our own dispensation, then the people who will be living in the area have ample notice given them regarding these events. If they were positive toward God and doctrine then they would probably not be living there, or at least they would not be caught by surprise.
Lift up thy voice, simply means the startling cry of alarm with total surprise. They are shocked. They are stunned. And that should seem rather odd, since for the previous seven years, or perhaps six-and-a-half years, the entire world will have been under the most phenomenal judgments ever. By this time, well over half of the population of the world will be dead. And yet, these people are shocked, stunned by the invasion that is moving toward them.
One would think that by this time, they would be seeking answers, but in fact they were not. Our study in Revelation presents a more lucid view of the attitudes of the people in that future time.
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