Isaiah 3:1-26

Bringing things home to the historical situation of Isaiah’s time, Isaiah 3:1-26 gives a frightening description of the extent of God’s judgment in the desolation of the nation and, likewise, a description of how and in what way the people have provoked God thereto. In other words, Isaiah is made to confront the rampant sinfulness of the Jews that has become normalized in society. In doing so, divine wrath and impending woe are vindicated. Also, in keeping with justice (as always), the divinely planned operation of annihilation is a safekeeping of the righteous during the annihilation of the wicked (Isa. 3:10-11).