Isa 5:13 “My people will go into exile because they don’t understand what I’m doing. Honoured men will starve, and common people will be parched with thirst.”
“My people will go into exile because they don’t understand what I’m doing…. Even though they are still God’s own people they will still be punished with exile and captivity away from the Promised Land.
The Reason for the exile. (Their Lack of Understand of what God was doing.) –They had no knowledge, they were ignorant and completely unaware. They had no knowledge of how God operates and what pleases Him.. They just did not know.
The LORD is the King of Glory and the Ruler of the Universe. [Barnes Notes : “Because they did not choose to retain the knowledge of God] You know even Australia these days does not wish have and obey this misogynous Old Testament God and His Laws. They want to do their own thing. So Australia watch-out or you will come crashing down like Israel.
Honoured men will starve, and common people will be parched with thirst.” Isaiah prophesies that their honourable men or men of Rank will die of hunger when the famine comes. This was punishment for their dissipation (overindulgence in sensual pleasures, debauchery, decadence, and intemperance.)
and their masses will be parched with thirst. Lack of water is a terrible problem even here in Australia.
Wine-bibbers and Drunkards made themselves irresponsible and lacking in the knowledge of God.