6:18 31:10 46:14 Ps 64:9 96:3 Isa 12:4 48:6 66:18,19
* set up. Heb. lift up.
51:8 Isa 21:9 Re 14:8 18:2
51:44 Isa 46:1
52:31 Isa 39:1
* her idols.
46 43:12,13 Isa 37:19 Zep 2:11
Xerxes, after his return from his unsuccessful expedition into
Greece, partly out of religious zeal, being a professed enemy
to image worship, and partly to reimburse himself after his
immense expenses, seized the sacred treasures, and plundered
or destroyed the temples and idols of Babylon, thereby
accomplishing the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah. (Isa
21:9; 46:1. Jer 50:2; 51:44, 47, 52.) What God declares, "I
will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth that which
he has swallowed," was also literally fulfilled, when the
vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought
from Jerusalem and placed in the temple of Bel, Da 1:2, were
restored by order of Cyrus, Ezr 1:7, and again carried to
Jerusalem. Bp. Newton, Dis. X.