The canon of the entire Bible was essentially settled around the turn of the fourth century. By logical extension, the Catholic Church thereby affirmed that the book of Isaiah represented the Word of God. Since the 4th Century, the Church has never wavered on the book of Isaiah. With this in mind, I wish to ask the following question:
Prepare a place to slaughter his children for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.
I have two questions about this passage;
- Is Isaiah sanctioning genocide?
- Does the Catholic Church still stand behind this passage? Or do they shun it to a point where it should be deleted from the Bible?
I am, in fact, looking for an exegesis about this passage. I'm wondering if I missing some context, etc; because if I'm not, this passage seems to directly contradict the Sixth Commandment.