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behold, here cometh [bow'] a chariot [rekeb] of men ['iysh], with a couple [tsemed] of
horsemen [parash]. And he answered [`anah] and said ['amar], Babylon [Babel] is fallen [naphal], is
fallen [naphal]; and all the graven images [paciyl] of her gods ['elohiym] he
hath broken [shabar] unto the ground ['erets]. KJV-Interlinear
9 "Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in
pairs." And one answered and said, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon; And
all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground." NASB
And now Isaiah reports what the watchman says, first of what is going to happen and then second what has happened. And since these events are future, this makes them certain to occur. Doctrine has seen it, it will occur, it is recorded, and then since this is written, so it will be done.
God always has the final say.
The horsemen are the advancing army of judgment.
The repetition of the word Babylon, Babylon, makes it clear as to who the guilty is, the inevitability of their failure, the certainty of their guilt, and the reality of the judgment against them. The broken gods, insures the thoroughness of Gods judgment.
There are no mistakes. Everyone has ample warning. No one will have any excuse to claim. Gods word is final and just.
Babylon is the symbolism of evil in the world, the symbolism of the choices that people have made, do make, and will make in their lives, despite all of the clear warnings from God, through His written word, in which people simply have no interest.
Therefore, the end will come and when it does, too many will wonder, ‘What happened.’
This same principle applies not only to the end of the world, but to the lives of each and every individual who lives in this world. That includes you. So, do not be among those who will wonder cluelessly, when it is all said and done.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.