Section 1e: This chapter begins with a love song, out of which come six stark warnings, descriptive of our own day just as much as they are of the early 740’s BC. The chapter then concludes dramatically in darkness and shadow as Isaiah predicts Assyrian invasion.
Section 1c: Isaiah continues with a description of society in his day and the destructive end to which they are heading. At the heart of it the selfishness of men and the pride of women, both setting themselves “against the LORD”.
The LORD speaks against the ruling elite who, while enjoying prosperity and ease themselves, display injustice towards the afflicted remnant. Because of this they will be the first to be taken into captivity. In this we see the righteous justice of the LORD at work.