Idols Bow Down!
Isaiah 2Isaiah 46
Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be
replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves
in the children of strangers. Their land also is full of silver and gold,
neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses,
neither is there any end of their chariots: Their land also is full of idols; they
the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: And the mean man boweth down,
and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
Isaiah 2 (vs. 6f)
Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon
the beasts, and upon
the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves
are gone into captivity.
Isaiah 46 (vs. 1)
The fundamental theme of the Second Commandment
emerges on Spoke 2 of the Bible Wheel and
Spoke 2 of the Inner Wheel of Isaiah, as discussed at great length in the links between
Isaiah 2 - Exodus (The Law goes Forth!),
Isaiah 24 - Jeremiah (Fear, the Pit, and the Snare), and
Jeremiah - I Corinthians (Glory in the Lord), to name but a few.
The interweaving of Threads 1 & 2, based upon the idol Bel which is mentioned only in Isaiah 46 and
Jeremiah, is documented in the article The Idols Stoop.
This extremely obvious theme is also the basis of an internal KeyLink between Isaiah 2
(2 = 21 = Spoke 2, Cycle 1)
and Isaiah 46 (46 = 23 = Spoke 2, Cycle 3). Searching
the entire KJV for all occurrences of the phrase "boweth down" near the word "idols" yields exactly two verses,
both of which are quoted above. We have, therefore, this internal KeyLink, which reveals the integration
of Thread 2 (Isaiah - Bible Correlation) with Thread 1 (Bible Wheel):
|KeyLink: Idols Bow Down|
KeyLink Set ('boweth down' near idols)
|Isaiah 21Isaiah 23|