“ Shameless nation, you come to your senses before you are driven away like chaff blown by the wind, before the burning anger of the Lord comes upon you, before the day when he shows his fury. Turn to the Lord, all you humble people of the land, who obey his commands. Do what is right, and humble yourselves before the Lord. Perhaps you will escape punishment on the day when the Lord shows his anger….That is how the people of Moab and Ammon will be punished for their pride and arrogance and for insulting the people of the Lord Almighty. The Lord will terrify them. He will reduce the gods of the earth to nothing, and then every nation will worship him, each in its own land. The Lord will also put the people of Ethiopia to death. The Lord will use his power to destroy Assyria. He will make the city of Nineveh a deserted ruin, a waterless desert. It will be a place where flocks, herds, and animals of every kind will lie down. Owls will live among its ruins and hoot from the windows. Crowns will cast on the doorsteps. The cedar wood of her buildings will be stripped away. That is what will happen to the city that is proud of its own power and thinks it is safe. Its people think that their city is the greatest in the world. What a desolate place it will become, a place where wild animals will rest! Everyone who passes by will shrink back in horror. ” – Zephaniah 2.
Joshua 1: 8 ” This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. “
Our weekly delight, calls nothing then seemed more improbable than the Capital of so vast an empire, a city sixty miles in compass, with walls one hundred feet high, and so thick that three chariots could go a breast on them, and with fifteen hundred towers, should be so totally destroyed that its site is with difficulty discovered. Yet so it is, as the Prophet foretold “ There is none beside me ” – This peculiar phrase, expressing self-gratulation as if peerless, is plainly adopted from Isaiah 47: 8. The later prophets, when the Spirit of prophecy was on the verge of departing, learned more on the prediction of their predecessors – HISS: in astonishment at a desolation so great and sudden ( 1 Kings 9: 8 ); also in derision ( Job 27: 23 ).