OUTLINE OF ISAIAH
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and
his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:7 Of the increase
government and peace there shall be
no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone
astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on
him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first
thirty-nine chapters (like the thirty-nine
books of the Old Testament) are
filled with judgment upon immoral
and idolatrous men. Judah has
sinned; the surrounding nations have
sinned; the whole earth has sinned.
Judgment must come, for God cannot
allow such blatant sin to go
unpunished forever. But the final twenty-seven chapters (like the
twenty-seven books of the New Testament)
declare a message of hope. TheMessiah
is coming as a Saviour and a Sovereign to
bear a cross and to wear a crown.
prophetic ministry, spanning the reigns of four kings of Judah, covers
at least forty years. Yesha'yahu
and its shortened form yeshaiah
mean "Yahweh Is Salvation." This
name is an excellent summary of the
contents of the book. The Greek form in the Septuagint is Hesaias, and
the Latin form is Esaias or haias.
Isaiah, the "Shakespeare of the prophets," has
often been called the "evangelical prophet" because of his incredibly clear
and detailed messianic prophecies. The "gospel according to Isaiah" has three
major sections: prophecies of condemnation (1—35), historical parenthesis
(36—39), and prophecies of comfort (40—66).
Part One: Prophecies of Condemnation
Prophecies of Condemnation (1—35):
Isaiah's first message of condemnation is aimed at his own countrymen in Judah
(1—12). Chapter 1 is a capsulized message of the entire book. Judah is riddled
with moral and spiritual disease; the people are neglecting God as they bow to
ritualism and selfishness. But Yahweh graciously invites them to repent and
return to Him because this is their only hope of avoiding judgment. Isaiah's
call to proclaim God's message is found in chapter 6, and this is followed by
the book of Immanuel (7—12). These chapters repeatedly refer to the Messiah
(see 7:14; 8:14; 9:2, 6, 7; 11:1, 2) and anticipate the blessing of His future
The prophet moves from local to regional judgment
as he proclaims a series of oracles against the surrounding nations (13—23).
The eleven nations are Babylon, Assyria, Philistia, Moab, Damascus (Syria),
Ethiopia, Egypt, Babylon (again), Edom, Arabia, Jerusalem (Judah), and Tyre.
Isaiah's little apocalypse (24— 27) depicts universal tribulation followed by
the blessings of the kingdom. Chapters 28—33 pronounce six woes on Israel and
Judah for specific sins. Isaiah's prophetic condemnation
closes with a general picture of international devastation that will
precede universal blessing (34 and 35).
I. Prophecies Against
A. The Judgment of Judah
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz,
which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham,
Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Isa 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall
eat the good of the land:
Isa 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be
devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
Isa 1:23 Thy princes
rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and
followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the
cause of the widow come unto them.
Isa 1:24 Therefore saith the Lord,
the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine
adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
B. The Day of the Lord 2:1-4:6
Isa 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of
Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last
the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall
flow unto it.
Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and
shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up
sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Isa 2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols
of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made
each one for
himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
Isa 4:5 And the LORD will create upon every
dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke
by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory
C. The Parable of the Vineyard 5:1-30
Isa 5:1 Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a
song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard
in a very fruitful hill:
Isa 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts
house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked
for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
Isa 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into
captivity, because they have
no knowledge: and their honourable men
and their multitude dried up with thirst.
D. The Commission of Isaiah 6:1-13
Isa 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I
saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his
train filled the temple.
Isa 6:9 And he said, Go, and tell this people,
Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
E. The Destruction of Israel by
1. Sign of Immanuel 7:1-25
Isa 7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go
forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of
the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall
give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and
shall call his name Immanuel.
2. Sign of Maher-shalal-hash-baz
Isa 8:1 Moreover the LORD said unto me,
Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning
Isa 8:3 And I went unto the prophetess; and
she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name
Isa 8:5 The LORD spake also unto me again,
Isa 8:9 Associate yourselves, O ye people,
and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far
countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird
yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if
they speak not according to this word,
because there is
no light in them.
Isa 8:22 And they shall look unto the earth;
and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and
they shall be
driven to darkness.
3. Prophecy of the Messiah's Birth
Isa 9:2 The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of
death, upon them hath the light shined.
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us
a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:7 Of the increase of
government and peace there
shall be no end, upon the throne of David,
and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD
of hosts will perform this.
4. Judgment on Ephraim 9:8-10:4
Isa 9:8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and
it hath lighted upon Israel.
Isa 9:13 For the people turneth not unto him
that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.
Isa 9:14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from
Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
F. The Destruction of Assyria
1. Destruction of Assyria
Isa 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger,
and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Isa 10:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass,
when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on
Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of
Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.
2. Remnant of Israel
Isa 10:22 For though thy people Israel be as
the sand of the sea, yet
a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow
3. Restoration of the Messiah's
Isa 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod
out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of
counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the
Isa 11:10 And in that day there shall be a
root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it
shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
4. Thanksgiving in the Messiah's
Isa 12:1 And in that day thou shalt say,
O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine
anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
II. The Prophecies
Against Other Nations..........................
A. Prophecies Against
Isa 13:1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah
the son of Amoz did see.
Isa 13:17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes
against them, which shall not regard silver; and
as for gold,
they shall not delight in it.
Isa 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the
beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom
Isa 14:1 For the LORD will have mercy on
Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the
strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of
Isa 14:2 And the people shall take them, and
bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in
the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them
captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their
B. Prophecies Against
Isa 14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying,
Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed,
That I will break the Assyrian in my
land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart
from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.
C. Prophecies Against
Isa 14:28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this
Isa 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina,
because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's
root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit
shall be a fiery
Isa 14:31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole
dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none
shall be alone
in his appointed times.
D. Prophecies Against
Isa 15:1 The burden of Moab. Because in the
night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and
brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste,
and brought to
Isa 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab;
he is very
of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath:
but his lies
Isa 16:14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying,
Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall
be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant
shall be very
E. Prophecies Against
Damascus and Samaria.....17:1-14
Isa 17:10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of
thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength,
therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange
In the day shalt thou make thy plant to
grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish:
but the harvest
a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
F. Prophecies Against
Isa 18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings,
beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even
in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters,
saying, Go, ye
swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible
from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose
land the rivers have spoiled!
G. Prophecies Against
Isa 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD
rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt
shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the
midst of it.
Isa 19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the
midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek
to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits,
and to the wizards.
Isa 19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall
smite and heal it:
and they shall return even
to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.
Isa 20:2 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah
the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and
put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
Isa 20:3 And the LORD said, Like as my servant
Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years
for a sign and
wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
So shall the king of Assyria lead away the
Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and
barefoot, even with their
buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
H. Prophecies Against
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the
treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O
Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
Isa 21:9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men,
couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen;
and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
Isa 21:10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor:
that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I
declared unto you.
I. Prophecies Against Dumah (Edom) 21:11, 12
Isa 21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out
of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
Isa 21:12 The watchman said, The morning cometh,
and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come.
J. Prophecies Against
Isa 21:13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in
Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
Isa 21:16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me,
Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of
Kedar shall fail:
Isa 21:17 And the residue of the number of archers,
the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD
God of Israel hath spoken it.
K. Prophecies Against
Isa 22:9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city
of David, that they are many: and ye gathered together the waters of the
Isa 22:10 And ye have numbered the houses of
Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.
Isa 22:17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away
with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.
Isa 22:25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts,
shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut
down, and fall; and the burden that
was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath
L. Prophecies Against
The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of
Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in:
from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them
Isa 23:9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to
stain the pride of all glory, and
to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Isa 23:14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your
strength is laid waste.
Isa 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day,
that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one
king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
Isa 23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be
holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her
merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat
sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
Prophecies of the Day of the Lord.....24:1-27:13
Judgment of the
Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the
inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the
ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore hath the curse devoured the
earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants
of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Isa 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and
the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in
Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
B. Triumphs of the
1. Israel's Praise for Kingdom
Isa 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo,
our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this
is the LORD;
we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
2. Israel's Kingdom Song 26:1-21
Isa 26:1 In that day shall this song be sung
in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will
walls and bulwarks.
Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the
night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy
in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Isa 26:21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his
place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth
also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
3. Israel Blossoms in the Kingdom. .
Isa 27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it
every moment: lest any
hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
Isa 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob
to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world
Isa 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day,
the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to
perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and
shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
IV. The Prophecies of
Judgment and Blessing......................... 28:1-35:10
A. Woe to Ephraim 28:1-29
Isa 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the
drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty
is a fading
flower, which are
on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
Isa 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of
Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
Isa 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and
through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have
erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of
the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble
Isa 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye
scornful men, that rule this people which
is in Jerusalem.
Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be
disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
B. Woe to Ariel (Jerusalem) 29:1-24
Isa 29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city
David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
Isa 29:4 And thou shalt be brought down,
and shalt speak
out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy
voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground,
and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
Isa 29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts
with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest,
and the flame of devouring fire.
Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as
this people draw near me
with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their
heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a
marvellous work among this people,
even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the
wisdom of their wise men
shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent
men shall be
Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the
words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and
out of darkness.
Isa 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come
to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
C. Woe to Egyptian Alliance
Isa 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith
the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering,
but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
Isa 30:2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have
not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh,
and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
Isa 30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and
to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength
is to sit still.
Isa 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table,
and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and
is a rebellious
people, lying children, children
that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Isa 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One
of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in
confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
Isa 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious
voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the
indignation of his
anger, and with
the flame of a devouring fire, with
scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
Isa 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for
help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because
they are many;
and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the
Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
D. Behold the Coming King
Isa 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in
righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
Isa 32:3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be
dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
Isa 32:18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable
habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
E. Woe to the Spoiler of Jerusalem
Isa 33:1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou
spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with
thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled;
and when thou
shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with
Isa 33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on
high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
Isa 33:9 The earth mourneth
Lebanon is ashamed and
hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off
Isa 33:10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will
I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.
Isa 33:22 For the LORD
is our judge,
the LORD is
our lawgiver, the LORD is
our king; he will save us.
F. Woe to the Nations 34:1-17
Isa 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and
hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world,
and all things that come forth of it.
Isa 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD
is upon all
nations, and his
fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath
delivered them to the slaughter.
Isa 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with
blood, it is made fat with fatness,
and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the
fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a
great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
Isa 34:8 For
it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance,
and the year of
recompences for the controversy of Zion.
G. Behold the Coming Kingdom 35:1-10
Isa 35:4 Say to them
that are of a
fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come
recompence; he will come and save you.
Isa 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall
return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads:
they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Part Two: The Historical Parenthesis (36:1-39:8)
Historical Parenthesis (36—39): This
historical parenthesis looks back to the Assyrian invasion of Judah in 701 b.c.
and anticipates the coming Babylonian invasion of Judah. Judah escapes
captivity by Assyria (36 and 37; 2 Kin. 18 and 19), but they will not escape
from the hands of Babylon (38 and 39; 2 Kin. 20). God answers King Hezekiah's
prayers and delivers Judah from Assyrian destruction by Sennacherib. Hezekiah
also turns to the Lord in his illness and is granted a fifteen-year extension
of his life. But he foolishly shows all his treasures to the Babylonian
messengers, and Isaiah tells him that the Babylonians will one day carry his
treasure and descendants to their land.
I. Hezekiah's Salvation
from Assyria. . . 36:1-37:38
A. Assyria Challenges God
Isa 36:1 Now it came to pass in the
fourteenth year of king Hezekiah,
that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up
against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them.
Isa 36:14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah
deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.
Isa 36:15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in
the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be
delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.
Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying,
The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered
his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
B. God Destroys Assyria
Isa 37:15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD,
Isa 37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us
from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto
Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast
prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
Isa 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a
remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of
hosts shall do this.
Therefore thus saith the LORD
concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor
shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank
Isa 37:35 For I will defend this city to save it
for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Isa 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth,
and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five
thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they
were all dead
So Sennacherib king of Assyria
departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
II. Hezekiah's Salvation
Isa 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto
death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto
him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and
Isa 38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the
wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
Isa 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah,
Isa 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the
LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy
tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
Isa 39:1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son
of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he
had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
Isa 39:2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed
them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the
spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all
that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all
his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.
Isa 39:5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the
word of the LORD of hosts:
Isa 39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that
thine house, and that
which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to
Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD.
Isa 39:7 And of thy sons that shall issue from
thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be
eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
Part Three: The Prophecies of Comfort
Prophecies of Comfort (40—66): Having
pronounced Judah's divine condemnation, Isaiah comforts them with God's
promises of hope and restoration. The basis for this hope is the sovereignty
and majesty of God (40—48). Of the 216 verses in these nine chapters, 115
speak of God's greatness and power. The Creator is contrasted with idols, the
creations of men. His sovereign character is Judah's assurance of future
restoration. Babylon will indeed carry them off; but Babylon will finally be
judged and destroyed, and God's people will be released from captivity.
Chapters 49—57 concentrate on the coming Messiah who will be their Saviour and
suffering Servant. This rejected but exalted One will pay for their iniquities
and usher in a kingdom of peace and righteousness throughout the earth. All
who acknowledge their sins and trust in Him will be delivered (58—66). In that
day Jerusalem will be rebuilt, Israel's borders will be enlarged, and the
Messiah will reign in Zion. God's people will confess their sins and His
enemies will be judged. Peace, prosperity, and justice will prevail, and God
will make all things new.
I. The Prophecies Of
Israel's Deliverance......................... 40:1-48:22
A. Comfort Because of Israel's
Isa 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and
cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is
pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her
Isa 40:10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with
and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward
is with him,
and his work before him.
Isa 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a
shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry
them in his
shall gently lead those that are with young.
B. Comfort Because of God's
Isa 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold
who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by
the greatness of his might, for that
he is strong
in power; not one faileth.
Isa 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not
the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
fainteth not, neither is weary?
there is no searching of his understanding.
Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall
strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.
C. Comfort Because of God's
Isa 41:4 Who hath wrought and done
the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the
last; I am
Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I
am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am
thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
D. Comfort Because of God's Servant. . .
Isa 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold;
mine elect, in whom
my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth
judgment to the Gentiles.
E. Comfort Because of Israel's
Isa 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that
created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I
have redeemed thee, I have called
thee by thy name; thou
Isa 43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O
Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.
Isa 44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant;
and Israel, whom I have chosen:
Isa 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is
thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy
seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
Isa 44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart
hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say,
Is there not a
lie in my right hand?
Isa 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for
my servant: I have formed thee; thou
servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Isa 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and
he that formed thee from the womb, I
am the LORD
that maketh all things;
that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth
Isa 44:28 That saith of Cyrus,
He is my
shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem,
Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
F. Comfort Because of God's Use
Isa 45:1 Thus saith the LORD to his anointed,
to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him;
and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved
gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
Isa 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel
mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee,
though thou hast not known me.
G. Comfort Because of Babylon's
1. Destruction of Babylon's Idols
Isa 46:1 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth,
their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages
heavy loaden; they are
a burden to the weary beast.
Isa 46:2 They stoop, they bow down together;
they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into
Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and
all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne
by me from
the belly, which are carried from the womb:
Isa 46:5 To whom will ye liken me, and make
equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
Isa 46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and
weigh silver in the balance,
and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god:
they fall down, yea, they worship.
They bear him upon the shoulder, they
carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place
shall he not remove: yea, one
shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his
2. Destruction of Babylon
Isa 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O
virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground:
there is no
throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called
tender and delicate.
Isa 47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea,
thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet
Isa 47:8 Therefore hear now this,
thou that art
given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine
heart, I am,
and none else beside me; I shall not sit
as a widow,
neither shall I know the loss of children:
Isa 47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee;
thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon
thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come
upon thee suddenly, which
thou shalt not know.
3. Declaration of Judah's Chastening
Isa 48:1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob,
which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the
waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention
of the God of Israel, but
not in truth, nor in righteousness.
There is no
peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.
II. The Prophecy of
Israel's Deliverer. .
A. The Messiah's Mission
Isa 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that
thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to
restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the
Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Isa 49:22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will
lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people:
and they shall bring thy sons in
their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried
B. The Messiah's Obedience.., . . 50:1-11
Isa 50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I
was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
Isa 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my
cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and
C. The Messiah's Encouragement
Isa 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after
righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock
whence ye are
hewn, and to the hole of the pit
whence ye are digged.
Isa 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will
comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden,
and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be
found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Isa 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD
shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy
shall be upon
their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy;
and sorrow and
mourning shall flee away.
D. The Messiah's Atonement
Isa 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal
prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
Isa 53:5 But he
for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we
have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the
iniquity of us all.
E. The Messiah's Promise of Israel's
Isa 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee;
but with great mercies will I gather thee.
Isa 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from
thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on
thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
F. The Messiah's Invitation
to the World................... 55:1-56:8
Isa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come
ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isa 55:5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation
knowest not, and nations that
knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the
Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
Isa 56:6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join
themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to
be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and
taketh hold of my covenant;
Isa 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy
mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt
offerings and their sacrifices
shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine
house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
G. The Messiah's Rebuke
of the Wicked................... 56:9-57:21
Isa 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man
to heart: and merciful men are
taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the
evil to come.
Isa 57:2 He shall enter into peace: they shall
rest in their beds, each one
Isa 57:20 But the wicked
are like the
troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
There is no peace, saith my God, to the
The Prophecies of Israel's Glorious
A. Blessings of True Worship 58:1-14
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to
loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the
oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Isa 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the
LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and
feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD
hath spoken it.
B. Sins of Israel 59:1-21
Isa 59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not
shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot
Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated
between you and your God, and your sins have hid
his face from
you, that he will not hear.
Isa 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood,
and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue
hath muttered perverseness.
C. Glory of Israel in the Kingdom
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come,
and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover
the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon
thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy
light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
D. Advents of the Messiah 61:1-11
Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD
is upon me;
because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he
hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the
captives, and the opening of the prison to
them that are
Isa 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the
shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the
Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
E. Future of Jerusalem 62:1-12
Isa 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my
peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness
thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp
Isa 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy
people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A
city not forsaken.
F. Vengeance of God 63:1-6
Isa 63:1 Who
is this that
cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this
glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I
that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance
is in mine
heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
Isa 63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine
anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their
strength to the earth.
G. Prayer of the Remnant 63:7-64:12
Isa 63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of
the LORD, and
the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on
us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath
bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude
of his lovingkindnesses.
Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean
thing, and all
our righteousnesses are
as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the
wind, have taken us away.
Isa 64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither
remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we
are all thy
H. The Lord's Answer to the Remnant. . 65:1-16
Isa 65:6 Behold,
it is written
before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense
into their bosom,
Isa 65:7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of
your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the
mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure
their former work into their bosom.
Isa 65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is
found in the cluster, and one
saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing
is in it: so
will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
Isa 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of
Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall
inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
I. Glorious Consummation
of History................... 65:17-66:24
Isa 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a
new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isa 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the
LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
Isa 66:18 For I
works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations
and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
Isa 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I
will send those that escape of them unto the nations,
Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow,
to Tubal, and Javan,
to the isles
afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and
they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
Isa 66:21 And I will also take of them for
for Levites, saith the LORD.
Isa 66:23 And it shall come to pass,
that from one
new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come
to worship before me, saith the LORD.
Isa 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon
the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm
shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an
abhorring unto all flesh.
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