(I took a week off from Isaiah while we vacationed last week. Back home now, ready to dig in again, so here we go!)
Isaiah 34:9-10. “And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night nor day: the smoke thereof shall go up for ever; from generation to generation it shall be waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.”
One commentator I read says these verses are metaphoric. They are not. There is nothing in the text to tell us that God is speaking in metaphors here. This is going to be a terrible time for Israel’s enemies. If you look at the tiny print along the bottom of this graphic, you’ll see other scripture references that bear out this prophecy in Isaiah.
Edom is singled out for particular punishment for its close association with Antichrist in his efforts to destroy Israel. It is very clear that those who stand against Israel, against God Himself, will come to a terrible end.