Isaiah Chapter 28-33 Star Charts: Clockwise from 703 to 701 B.C. is implied by "let the feasts (of another year) go round" [Maurer]; or "Let the feasts run their round" [Kay, Cheyne, Delitzsch]; i.e. let there be one more round of the annual festival-times, and then let the enemy march in and commence the siege. That is, after the completion of a year "I will distress Ariel" at the end of which Jerusalem should be besieged by the army of Sennacherib in 701 B.C. The discourse was probably delivered at the leading festival, the Feast of Tabernacles, which was the “turn of the year” (Exodus 34:22) in ancient Israel. The intention is to date the commencement of the siege 540° days after the alliance with Egypt.
Hezekiah anticipated the Assyrian invasion of 701 B.C., and made two major preparations for Sennacherib's siege. While he was unable to stop Sennacherib's capture of the walled cities outside the capital, which are symbolically described as "thy ropes (which) are loosed; they could not well strengthen their (radius line) MAST (Jerusalem), they could not spread the (Milky Way) SAIL " (33:23), he did dig a TUNNEL that was 533 meters long (Milky Way with sun hole in one side and moon hole out the other side) in order to provide Jerusalem underground access to the waters of the Spring of Gihon, which lay outside the city (29:4). The work is described in the Siloam Inscription. At the same time, a WALL (Milky Way) was built around the Pool of Siloam, into which the waters from the spring flowed (Isaiah 22:11). An impressive vestige of this structure is the broad WALL in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Will He Speak to This People
2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one (Sennacherib -- King of Assyria; Ophiuchus), which as a tempest of hail (rotating stars) and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing (Milky Way flood), shall cast down to the earth with the hand (full moon under Ophiuchus's hand).
As a tempest of hail - A storm of hail is a most striking representation of the desolation that is produced by the ravages of an invading army (compare Job 27:21; the note at Isaiah 30:30; also Hosea 13:15).
A flood of mighty waters - This is also a striking description of the devastating effects of an invading army (compare Psalm 90:5; Jeremiah 46:7-8)
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet (the golden sun is under the feet of Gemini and Auriga while the brown moon is under the feet of Ophiuchus):
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower (turn from gold sun to brown full moon), and as the hasty fruit before the summer (brown fig); which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
5 In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory (sun), and for a diadem of beauty (moon), unto the residue of his people (Gemini, Auriga, Orion, Ophiuchus, etc.),
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment (sun in Gemini), and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate (Auriga's chariot wheel and Orion's torch).
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment (the whole Zodiac walking in circles exhibiting strange behavior).
8 For all (sun and moon) tables are full of vomit and filthiness (sun -- yellow vomit; full moon -- brown defecated manure), so that there is no place clean.
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them (entire Zodiac) that are weaned from the milk (Milky Way), and drawn from the breasts (sun and moon breasts).
Them that are weaned from the milk ... - Does he regard and treat us as mere babes?
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
Here a little and there a little - In the manner of instructing children, inculcating elementary lessons constantly. It may be observed here that God's method of imparting religious truth has often appeared to a scoffing world to be undignified and foolish. Sinners suppose that he does not sufficiently respect their understanding, and pay a tribute to the dignity of their nature. The truths of God, and his modes of inculcating them, are said to be adapted to the understandings of childhood and of age; to imbecility of years, or to times when the mind is enfeebled by disease.
11 For with stammering lips (Milky Way lips form a grinning mouth) and another tongue (an astronomical unintelligible tongue; instead of a human tongue, he will use a solar or a lunar tongue) will he speak to this people (an astronomical tongue requires a Zodiac translator).
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
This is the refreshing - This is the way in which the mind may be comforted.
13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken (God speaks a Zodiac astronomical language that sounds like disjointed thoughts and separate ideas to people -- until they look at a Zodiac star chart).
14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement (sheol -- subterranean retreat; pit; tunnel); when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge (pretend to be dead in a grave), and under falsehood have we hid ourselves (tunnels to hide in):
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation (gold sun stone or gold moon stone): he that believeth shall not make haste (flee to safety as Ophiuchus does).
A tried stone - The word which is used here is applied commonly to "metals" which are tried in the fire to test their quality (see Job 23:10; Psalm 66:10; Jeremiah 9:6; Zechariah 13:9). The idea is, that God would lay for a foundation not a stone whose qualities are unknown, and whose stability might be doubtful, but one whose firmness and solidity were so fully known, that the foundation and the superstructure would be secure.
A precious cornerstone - The word 'precious' (Septuagint, and 1 Peter 2:6, ´μτιμον entimon) refers to the fact that the most solid stone would be used to sustain the corner of the edifice. The principal weight of the superstructure rests on the corners, and hence, in building, the largest and firmest blocks are selected and placed there.
He that believeth - He that confides in that; he that believes that that foundation is firm, and that he is secure in trusting in that, shall not make haste. The great doctrine of faith in the Messiah as a ground of security and salvation, on which so much stress is laid in the New Testament, is here distinctly adverted to. The sense is, that confidence in him should keep the mind firm, and preserve him that believes in safety.
Shall not make haste - The Septuagint renders it, Ου ? μη` καταισχυνθη? Ou me¯ kataischunthe¯ - 'Shall not be ashamed.' So Peter, 1 Peter 2:6; and Paul, Romans 9:33. The Hebrew word yachiysh, from chôsh, means properly "to make haste;" and then to urge on; and then to be afraid, to flee. The idea is derived from one who is alarmed, and flees to a place of safety. The specific thought here is that of a man on whose house the tempest beats, and who apprehends that the foundation is insecure, and leaves it to seek a more safe position. The prophet says here, that the foundation on which Zion was reared would be so firm that if a man trusted to that he would have no cause of alarm, however, much the storms should beat around it. The same idea essentially is conveyed in the version of the Septuagint, and by Paul and Peter, where it is rendered 'shall not be ashamed,' or 'confounded.' That is, he shall have no reason to be ashamed of his confidence in the firm foundation; he shall not flee from it as a man does who puts his trust in that which fails him in the day of trial.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet (solar and lunar plumb bob): and the hail (rotating stars) shall sweep away the refuge of lies (Milky Way wall), and the waters shall overflow the hiding place (full moon tunnel entrance flooded).
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell (sheol -- subterranean retreat; pit; tunnel); shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through (Milky Way flood -- Assyrian army), then ye shall be trodden down by it (Ophiuchus treads down the lunar tunnel entrance; Gemini and Auriga tread down the solar tunnel entrance).
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
20 For the (solar pit) bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the (lunar pit) covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
21 For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
As in the valley of Gibeon - In 1 Chronicles 14:16, it is said that after the victory of Baal-Perazim, 'David smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gaza.' This victory is doubtless referred to here, and not the victory of Joshua over the Gibeonites Joshua 10:10, as Vitringa and others suppose.
That he may do his work, his strange work - This is called his strange work because it would be inflicted on his people. He had destroyed their enemies often, but now he was about to engage in the unusual work of coming forth against his own people, and sweeping them away to a distant land. The work of judgment and punishment may be called the "strange" work of God always, inasmuch as it is not that in which he delights to engage, and is foreign to the benevolence of his heart. It is especially so when his own people are the objects of his displeasure, and when their sins are such as to demand that he should visit them with the tokens of his wrath.
22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give ye (solar and lunar) ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my (Milky Way lips) speech.
24 Doth the plowman (Ophiuchus) plow all day to sow? doth he open (Milky way furrow) and break the (brown lunar) clods of his (ecliptic) ground?
Doth he open ... - That is, is he always engaged in opening, and breaking the clods of his field? There is much else to be done besides this. The word 'open' here refers to the furrows that are made by the plow. The earth is laid open as it were to the sunbeams, and to the showers of rain, and to the reception of seed. The word rendered 'break' (yshade¯d) properly means "to harrow," that is, to break up the clods by harrowing Job 39:10; Hosea 10:11.
25 When he hath made plain the (smiling) face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place (lunar brown seeds)?
26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a (brown lunar) cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod (radius line).
28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the (brown lunar) wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his (Sagittarius; Centaurus) horsemen.
29 This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
B. We are not to expect the same unvarying course in God's dealings with us. It would be as unreasonable as to expect that the farmer would be always plowing, or always threshing.
C. We are not to expect always the same kind of afflictions. The farmer uses different machines and modes of threshing, and adapts them to the nature of the grain. So God uses different modes, and adapts them to the nature, character, and disposition of his people. One man requires one mode of discipline, and another another. At one time we need one mode of correction to call us from sin and temptation; at another another. We may lay it down as a general rule, that "the divine judgments are usually in the line of our offences;" and by the nature of the judgment we may usually ascertain the nature of the sin. If a man's besetting sin is "pride," the judgment will usually be something that is suited to humble his pride; if it be covetousness, his property may be removed, or it may be made a curse; if it be undue attachment to children or friends, they may be removed.
D. God will not crush or destroy his people. The farmer does not crush or destroy his grain. In all the various methods which he uses, he takes care not to pursue it too far, and not to injure the grain. So with God's dealings with his people. His object is not to destroy them, but it is to separate the chaff from the wheat; and he will afflict them only so much as may be necessary to accomplish this. He will not be always bruising his people, but will in due time remit his strokes - just as the thresher does.
E. We should, therefore, bear afflictions and chastisements with patience. God deals with us in mercy - and the design of all his dispensations toward us in prosperity and adversity; in sickness and in health; in success and in disappointment, is to produce the richest and most abundant fruits of righteousness, and to prepare us to enter into his kingdom above.
2Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee (Hezekiah shut in "as a caged bird" -- 701 B.C.).
4And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust (Hezekiah's Tunnel).
5Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake (brown moon), and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire (yellow sun).
7And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
8It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion. (They won't succeed in taking it)
9Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink (rotating in a Zodiac circle).
10For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes (one yellow solar set of eyelids and one brown lunar set of eyelids): the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
11And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed (Milky Way scroll), which men deliver to one that is learned (Castor), saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed (sun and moon seals):
13Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people (Gemini) draw near me with their mouth (Milky Way mouth), and with their lips do honour me (Milky Way lips), but have removed their heart far from me (yellow sun opposite to Ophiuchus), and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
15Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
16Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Sanctification to the Godly
18And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book (with their lunar and solar ears), and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity (with lunar and solar eyes), and out of darkness (black Zodiac).
19The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a (lunar brown) snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought (gold sun coin).
22Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale (black Zodiac face).
23But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
2That walk to go down into Egypt (Ophiuchus, Auriga, Gemini), and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh (bruised reed radius line), and to trust in the (brown lunar) shadow of Egypt!
3Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh (bruised reed radius line) be your shame (brown manure), and the trust in the (brown lunar) shadow of Egypt your confusion.
4For his (Gemini) princes were at Zoan, and his (Gemini) ambassadors came to Hanes.
5They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
6The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion (Leo and Ursa Major), the viper (Hydra) and fiery flying serpent (Serpens), they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
7For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
A Warning to a Rebellious People
9That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD (Gemini walks all over this valuable treasure of gold):
10Which say to the seers, See not (lunar and solar eyelids closed); and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits (smiling Milky Way lips):
11Get you out of the way (ecliptic), turn aside out of the path (ecliptic), cause the Holy One of Israel (gold sun) to cease from before us (Gemini).
12Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall (sun in Milky Way), swelling out in a high wall (Milky Way wall), whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces (brown lunar potter's vessel will break into a crescent); he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit (black astronomical new moon).
15For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
16But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
17One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill (sun in Orion on Milky Way hump).
19For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
21And thine ears (solar and lunar) shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
23Then shall he give the rain of thy seed (rotating stars), that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and (brown full moon) bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures (Taurus in heavenly Zodiac).
27Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his (Milky Way) lips are full of indignation, and his (golden sun) tongue as a devouring fire:
28And his breath, as an overflowing (Milky Way) stream, shall reach to the midst of the (brown full moon) neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a (solar & lunar bridle connected by red radius lines) bridle in the (Milky Way) jaws of the people, causing them to err.
29Ye shall have a (yellow sun) song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a (brown full moon) pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard (gold sun), and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31For through the voice of the LORD (gold sun) shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod (Orion's club smitten by sun).
32And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass (red radius line of Ophiuchus and Auriga), which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood (fiery sun); the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
2Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
3Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
4For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion (Leo) and the young lion roaring on his prey (Ursa Major), when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
5As birds flying (Cygnus, Aquila, Lyra), so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
6Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted.
8Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him (Orion defeated by sun): but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited.
9And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose (solar) fire is in Zion, and his (solar) furnace in Jerusalem.
2And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land (brown full moon).
3And the (solar & lunar) eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the (solar and lunar) ears of them that hear shall hearken.
4The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the (solar or lunar) tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly (with Milky Way lips).
5The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
6For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
8But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.
The Women of Jerusalem
10Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare (topless), and gird (black Zodiac) sackcloth upon your loins.
12They shall lament for the (solar and lunar) teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
14Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high (Milky Way poured), and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
18And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
19When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.
20Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the (Taurus) ox and the ass.
2O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
3At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
4And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.
5The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
6And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
7Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
8The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
9The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.
10Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
11Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your (Milky Way) breath, as fire, shall devour you (sun fire).
12And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
13Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.
14The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites (Gemini with sun fire). Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15He that walketh righteously (Ophiuchus), and speaketh uprightly (golden sun words from Milky Way lips); he that despiseth the gain of oppressions (gold coin walked on by Gemini and Auriga), that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes (Gemini, Auriga and Ophiuchus), that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood (Red radius lines go through solar and lunar ears like earplugs), and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil (fully closed solar and lunar eyelids since the red radius lines divide both circles in eyelid halves);
16He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: (full moon brown) bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
18Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
19Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering (solar or lunar) tongue, that thou canst not understand.
20Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine (solar & lunar) eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a (Milky Way) tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the (360 or 36) stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the (two radius line) cords thereof be broken.
21But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad (Milky Way) rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby (Argo).
22For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
23Thy tacklings (ropes) are loosed (cities of Judah taken); they could not well strengthen their mast (Jerusalem radius line), they could not spread the sail (Milky Way): then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
24And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.