Book of Isaiah in 6 Days

Notes on Isaiah:

1-) Isaiah in Hebrew means “YAHWEH is Salvation.” It’s no surprise that it’s a very prophetical name. It’s so amazing how God ordains everything including our names with our callings and purposes. Book of Isaiah is an Old Testament Gospel! And the meaning of his name is a perfect fit.

2-) Isaiah has 66 chapters. The Bible has 66 books. It’s a miniature Bible.

3-) The first 39 chapters of Isaiah speak of the wrath of God as in the Old Testament and the last 27 chapters speak of Redemption and Restoration as in the 27 books of the New Testament.

If the whole Bible was condensed into one Old Testament Book it would be Isaiah, in my opinion.

4-) Isaiah also gives some references on the TRINITY! “Whom shall go for US?” Isaiah 6:8

5-) Book of Isaiah was written with the most eloquent level language. It’s the Shakespeare piece of the entire Bible. This tells us Isaiah was extremely well educated.

6-) Isaiah was the grandson of King Joash and cousin of King Uzziah.

Isaiah had wealth, position and education. In my opinion, this is why he said in chapter 6, he was a man of unclean lips and he dwelled among the men of unclean lips. In the palace we can imagine the politics, lies, manipulations, perverse talk and arrogant speech. He was part of it.

7-) He was married to a prophetess. (He made love to her in chapter 8:3)

😎 He had at least 2 sons with prophetical names.

9-) The most prophecies about Christ is in the Book of Isaiah.

Chapters 4,7, 9, 11, 40 and especially 53 and more

 

 

Isaiah 1st Part: Chapters 1-29 Highlights

The Wickedness of Judah

  • “Come now, let us settle the matter,”

    says the Lord.

“Though your sins are like scarlet,

    they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson,

    they shall be like wool.

19 If you are willing and obedient,

    you will eat the good things of the land.”

Isaiah 1:18

 

The Mountain of the Lord

  • In the last days

the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established

    as the highest of the mountains;

it will be exalted above the hills,

    and all nations will stream to it.

3 Many peoples will come and say,

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

    to the temple of the God of Jacob.

He will teach us his ways,

    so that we may walk in his paths.”

The law will go out from Zion,

    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

 

Isaiah 2:2-3

  • Stop trusting in mere humans,

    who have but a breath in their nostrils.

    Why hold them in esteem? Isaiah 2:22

 

Judgement on Judah and Jerusalem

  • Tell the righteous it will be well with them,

    for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Isaiah 3:10

 

The Branch of the Lord Glorified

  • In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. 3 Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem. 4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire. Isaiah 4:2-4

 

The Vineyard of the Lord Destroyed

  • So people will be brought low

    and everyone humbled,

    the eyes of the arrogant humbled.

16 But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice,

    and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.

Isaiah 5:15-16

 

Isaiah’s Vision of the Lord

  • In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;

    the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

9 He said, “Go and tell this people:

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;

    be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’

10 Make the heart of this people calloused;

    make their ears dull

    and close their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,

    hear with their ears,

    understand with their hearts,

and turn and be healed.”

Isaiah 6:1-10

 

The Sign of Immanuel

  • “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, 16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste. 17 The Lord will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away from Judah—he will bring the king of Assyria.” Isaiah 7:14-17

 

Fear God, Wait for the Lord

  • This is what the Lord says to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people:

12 “Do not call conspiracy

    everything this people calls a conspiracy;

do not fear what they fear,

    and do not dread it.

13 The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,

    he is the one you are to fear,

    he is the one you are to dread.

14 He will be a holy place;

    for both Israel and Judah he will be

a stone that causes people to stumble

    and a rock that makes them fall.

And for the people of Jerusalem he will be

   a trap and a snare.”

Isaiah 8:11-14

 

For to Us a Child is Born

  • The people walking in darkness

    have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of deep darkness

    a light has dawned.

3 You have enlarged the nation

    and increased their joy;

they rejoice before you

    as people rejoice at the harvest,

as warriors rejoice

    when dividing the plunder.

 

Isaiah 9:2-3

  • For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given,

    and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the greatness of his government and peace

    there will be no end.

He will reign on David’s throne

    and over his kingdom,

establishing and upholding it

    with justice and righteousness

    from that time on and forever.

The zeal of the Lord Almighty

    will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9:6-7

 

The Remnant of Israel will Return

  • In that day the remnant of Israel,

    the survivors of Jacob,

will no longer rely on him

    who struck them down

but will truly rely on the Lord,

    the Holy One of Israel.

21 A remnant will return,[b] a remnant of Jacob

    will return to the Mighty God.

22 Though your people be like the sand by the sea, Israel,

    only a remnant will return.

Destruction has been decreed,

    overwhelming and righteous.

Isaiah 10:20-22

 

The Righteous Reign of the Branch

  • A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;

    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—

    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,

    the Spirit of counsel and of might,

    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—

3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,

    or decide by what he hears with his ears;

4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,

    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.

He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;

    with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

5 Righteousness will be his belt

    and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

6 The wolf will live with the lamb,

    the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearling together;

    and a little child will lead them.

7 The cow will feed with the bear,

    their young will lie down together,

    and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,

    and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.

9 They will neither harm nor destroy

    on all my holy mountain,

for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord

    as the waters cover the sea.

10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush, from Elam, from Babylonia, from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.

12 He will raise a banner for the nations

    and gather the exiles of Israel;

he will assemble the scattered people of Judah

    from the four quarters of the earth.

Isaiah 11:1-12

 

The Lord is My Strength & My Song

  • Surely God is my salvation;

    I will trust and not be afraid.

The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;

    he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2

 

  • In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;

    make known among the nations what he has done,

    and proclaim that his name is exalted.

5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things;

    let this be known to all the world.

Isaiah 12:4-5

 

The Judgement of Babylon

  • Listen, a noise on the mountains,

    like that of a great multitude!

Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms,

    like nations massing together!

The Lord Almighty is mustering

    an army for war.

Isaiah 13:4

 

  • Wail, for the day of the Lord is near;

    it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 13:6

 

  • I will punish the world for its evil,

    the wicked for their sins.

I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty

    and will humble the pride of the ruthless.

Isaiah 13:11

 

  • Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;

    and the earth will shake from its place

at the wrath of the Lord Almighty,

    in the day of his burning anger.

Isaiah 13:13

 

Israel’s Remnant Taunts Babylon

  • On the day the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you, 4 you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon:

How the oppressor has come to an end!

    How his fury has ended!

5 The Lord has broken the rod of the wicked,

    the scepter of the rulers,

Isaiah 14:3-5

 

  • How you have fallen from heaven,

    morning star, son of the dawn!

You have been cast down to the earth,

    you who once laid low the nations!

13 You said in your heart,

    “I will ascend to the heavens;

I will raise my throne

    above the stars of God;

I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,

    on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.

14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;

    I will make myself like the Most High.”

15 But you are brought down to the realm of the dead,

    to the depths of the pit.

16 Those who see you stare at you,

    they ponder your fate:

“Is this the man who shook the earth

    and made kingdoms tremble,

17 the man who made the world a wilderness,

    who overthrew its cities

    and would not let his captives go home?”

Isaiah 14:12-17

 

The Promise of the New Covenant in Christ

  • The oppressor will come to an end,

    and destruction will cease;

    the aggressor will vanish from the land.

5 In love a throne will be established;

    in faithfulness a man will sit on it—

    one from the house of David—

one who in judging seeks justice

    and speeds the cause of righteousness.

Isaiah 16:4-5

 

Egypt, Assyria, Israel Blessed

  • In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. Isaiah 19:19

 

Judgement on the Whole Earth

  • They raise their voices, they shout for joy;

    from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty.

15 Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord;

    exalt the name of the Lord, the God of Israel,

    in the islands of the sea.

16 From the ends of the earth we hear singing:

    “Glory to the Righteous One.”

Isaiah 24:14-16

 

God Will Swallow Up Death Forever

  • Lord, you are my God;

    I will exalt you and praise your name,

for in perfect faithfulness

    you have done wonderful things,

    things planned long ago.

Isaiah 25:1

 

  • Therefore strong peoples will honor you;

    cities of ruthless nations will revere you.

4 You have been a refuge for the poor,

    a refuge for the needy in their distress,

a shelter from the storm

    and a shade from the heat.

For the breath of the ruthless

    is like a storm driving against a wall

5     and like the heat of the desert.

You silence the uproar of foreigners;

    as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud,

    so the song of the ruthless is stilled.

6 On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare

    a feast of rich food for all peoples,

a banquet of aged wine—

    the best of meats and the finest of wines.

7 On this mountain he will destroy

    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,

the sheet that covers all nations;

8     he will swallow up death forever.

The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears

    from all faces;

he will remove his people’s disgrace

    from all the earth.

The Lord has spoken.

9 In that day they will say,

“Surely this is our God;

    we trusted in him, and he saved us.

This is the Lord, we trusted in him;

    let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

10 The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain;

    but Moab will be trampled in their land

    as straw is trampled down in the manure.

11 They will stretch out their hands in it,

    as swimmers stretch out their hands to swim.

God will bring down their pride

    despite the cleverness of their hands.

Isaiah 25:3-11

 

You Keep Him in Perfect Peace

  • In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

We have a strong city;

    God makes salvation

    its walls and ramparts.

2 Open the gates

    that the righteous nation may enter,

    the nation that keeps faith.

3 You will keep in perfect peace

    those whose minds are steadfast,

    because they trust in you.

4 Trust in the Lord forever,

    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

5 He humbles those who dwell on high,

    he lays the lofty city low;

he levels it to the ground

    and casts it down to the dust.

Isaiah 26:1-5

 

  • My soul yearns for you in the night;

    in the morning my spirit longs for you.

When your judgments come upon the earth,

    the people of the world learn righteousness.

Isaiah 26:9

 

The Redemption of Israel

  • In that day,

the Lord will punish with his sword—

    his fierce, great and powerful sword—

Leviathan the gliding serpent,

    Leviathan the coiling serpent;

he will slay the monster of the sea.

2 In that day—

“Sing about a fruitful vineyard:

3     I, the Lord, watch over it;

    I water it continually.

I guard it day and night

    so that no one may harm it.

Isaiah 27:1-3

 

Judgement on Ephraim and Jerusalem

  • In that day the Lord Almighty

    will be a glorious crown,

a beautiful wreath

    for the remnant of his people.

Isaiah 28:1-5

 

The Siege of Jerusalem

  • Suddenly, in an instant,

6     the Lord Almighty will come

with thunder and earthquake and great noise,

    with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.

7 Then the hordes of all the nations that fight against Ariel,

    that attack her and her fortress and besiege her,

will be as it is with a dream,

    with a vision in the night—

8 as when a hungry person dreams of eating,

    but awakens hungry still;

as when a thirsty person dreams of drinking,

    but awakens faint and thirsty still.

Isaiah 29:5-8

 

Isaiah 2nd Part: Chapters 30-49 Highlights

A Rebellious People

  • They say to the seers,

    “See no more visions!”

and to the prophets,

    “Give us no more visions of what is right!

Tell us pleasant things,

    prophesy illusions.

11 Leave this way,

    get off this path,

and stop confronting us

    with the Holy One of Israel!”

12 Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says:

“Because you have rejected this message,

    relied on oppression

    and depended on deceit,

Isaiah 30:10-12

 

Woe to Those Who Go Down to Egypt

  • Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,

    who rely on horses,

who trust in the multitude of their chariots

    and in the great strength of their horsemen,

but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,

    or seek help from the Lord.

2 Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster;

    he does not take back his words.

He will rise up against that wicked nation,

    against those who help evildoers.

Isaiah 31:1-2

 

A King Will Reign in Righteousness

  • See, a king will reign in righteousness

    and rulers will rule with justice.

2 Each one will be like a shelter from the wind

    and a refuge from the storm,

like streams of water in the desert

    and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.

3 Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed,

    and the ears of those who hear will listen.

4 The fearful heart will know and understand,

    and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear.

5 No longer will the fool be called noble

    nor the scoundrel be highly respected.

6 For fools speak folly,

    their hearts are bent on evil:

They practice ungodliness

    and spread error concerning the Lord;

the hungry they leave empty

    and from the thirsty they withhold water.

Isaiah 32:1-6

 

O Lord, Be Gracious to Us

  • The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high;

    he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness.

6 He will be the sure foundation for your times,

    a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;

    the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.

Isaiah 33:5-6

 

  • Those who walk righteously

    and speak what is right,

who reject gain from extortion

    and keep their hands from accepting bribes,

who stop their ears against plots of murder

    and shut their eyes against contemplating evil—

16 they are the ones who will dwell on the heights,

    whose refuge will be the mountain fortress.

Their bread will be supplied,

    and water will not fail them.

Isaiah 33:15-16

 

The Ransomed Shall Return

  • The desert and the parched land will be glad;

    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.

Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;

    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.

The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,

    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;

they will see the glory of the Lord,

    the splendor of our God.

3 Strengthen the feeble hands,

    steady the knees that give way;

4 say to those with fearful hearts,

    “Be strong, do not fear;

your God will come,

    he will come with vengeance;

with divine retribution

    he will come to save you.”

5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened

    and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,

    and the mute tongue shout for joy.

Water will gush forth in the wilderness

    and streams in the desert.

7 The burning sand will become a pool,

    the thirsty ground bubbling springs.

In the haunts where jackals once lay,

    grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

8 And a highway will be there;

    it will be called the Way of Holiness;

    it will be for those who walk on that Way.

The unclean will not journey on it;

    wicked fools will not go about on it.

9 No lion will be there,

    nor any ravenous beast;

    they will not be found there.

But only the redeemed will walk there,

10     and those the Lord has rescued will return.

They will enter Zion with singing;

    everlasting joy will crown their heads.

Gladness and joy will overtake them,

    and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isaiah 35

 

Hezekiah’s Prayer for Deliverance

  • Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. Isaiah 37:14
  • “Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 17 Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to all the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.

18 “It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste all these peoples and their lands. Isaiah 37:16-18

 

Sennacherib’s Fall

  • Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria, 22 this is the word the Lord has spoken against him:

“Virgin Daughter Zion

    despises and mocks you.

Daughter Jerusalem

    tosses her head as you flee.

23 Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed?

    Against whom have you raised your voice

and lifted your eyes in pride?

    Against the Holy One of Israel!

24 By your messengers

    you have ridiculed the Lord.

And you have said,

    ‘With my many chariots

I have ascended the heights of the mountains,

    the utmost heights of Lebanon.

I have cut down its tallest cedars,

    the choicest of its junipers.

I have reached its remotest heights,

    the finest of its forests.

25 I have dug wells in foreign lands

    and drunk the water there.

With the soles of my feet

    I have dried up all the streams of Egypt.’

26 “Have you not heard?

    Long ago I ordained it.

In days of old I planned it;

    now I have brought it to pass,

that you have turned fortified cities

    into piles of stone.

27 Their people, drained of power,

    are dismayed and put to shame.

They are like plants in the field,

    like tender green shoots,

like grass sprouting on the roof,

    scorched before it grows up.

Isaiah 37:21-27

 

  • Because you rage against me

    and because your insolence has reached my ears,

I will put my hook in your nose

    and my bit in your mouth,

and I will make you return

    by the way you came.

Isaiah 37:29

 

  • Then the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies! Isaiah 37:36

 

Hezekiah’s Sickness and Recovery

  • In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: 5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life. 6 And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city.

7 “‘This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised: 8 I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.’” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down. Isaiah 38:1-8

 

Comfort for God’s People

  • Comfort, comfort my people,

    says your God.

2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,

    and proclaim to her

that her hard service has been completed,

    that her sin has been paid for,

that she has received from the Lord’s hand

    double for all her sins.

3 A voice of one calling:

“In the wilderness prepare

    the way for the Lord[a];

make straight in the desert

    a highway for our God.[b]

4 Every valley shall be raised up,

    every mountain and hill made low;

the rough ground shall become level,

    the rugged places a plain.

5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,

    and all people will see it together.

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

6 A voice says, “Cry out.”

    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,

    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.

7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,

    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.

    Surely the people are grass.

8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,

    but the word of our God endures forever.”

Isaiah 40:1-8

 

The Greatness of God

  • See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,

    and he rules with a mighty arm.

See, his reward is with him,

    and his recompense accompanies him.

11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:

    He gathers the lambs in his arms

and carries them close to his heart;

    he gently leads those that have young.

Isaiah 40:10-11

 

  • Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

Has it not been told you from the beginning?

    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

    and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

23 He brings princes to naught

    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

24 No sooner are they planted,

    no sooner are they sown,

    no sooner do they take root in the ground,

than he blows on them and they wither,

    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?

    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:

    Who created all these?

He who brings out the starry host one by one

    and calls forth each of them by name.

Because of his great power and mighty strength,

    not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 40:21-26

 

  • Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

    the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

    and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary

    and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,

    and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

    they will run and not grow weary,

    they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31

 

Fear Not, for I Am with You

  • Though you search for your enemies,

    you will not find them.

Those who wage war against you

    will be as nothing at all.

13 For I am the Lord your God

    who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, Do not fear;

    I will help you.

14 Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,

    little Israel, do not fear,

for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,

    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge,

    new and sharp, with many teeth.

You will thresh the mountains and crush them,

    and reduce the hills to chaff.

Isaiah 41:12-15

 

The Lord’s Chosen Servant

  • “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,

    my chosen one in whom I delight;

I will put my Spirit on him,

    and he will bring justice to the nations.

2 He will not shout or cry out,

    or raise his voice in the streets.

3 A bruised reed he will not break,

    and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.

In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;

4     he will not falter or be discouraged

till he establishes justice on earth.

    In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

5 This is what God the Lord says—

the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,

    who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,

    who gives breath to its people,

    and life to those who walk on it:

6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;

    I will take hold of your hand.

I will keep you and will make you

    to be a covenant for the people

    and a light for the Gentiles,

7 to open eyes that are blind,

    to free captives from prison

    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

8 “I am the Lord; that is my name!

    I will not yield my glory to another

    or my praise to idols.

9 See, the former things have taken place,

    and new things I declare;

before they spring into being

    I announce them to you.”

Song of Praise to the Lord

10 Sing to the Lord a new song,

    his praise from the ends of the earth,

you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,

    you islands, and all who live in them.

11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;

    let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.

Let the people of Sela sing for joy;

    let them shout from the mountaintops.

12 Let them give glory to the Lord

    and proclaim his praise in the islands.

13 The Lord will march out like a champion,

    like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;

with a shout he will raise the battle cry

    and will triumph over his enemies.

Isaiah 42:1-13

 

Israel’s Only Savior

  • But now, this is what the Lord says—

    he who created you, Jacob,

    he who formed you, Israel:

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

2 When you pass through the waters,

    I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

    they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,

    you will not be burned;

    the flames will not set you ablaze.

3 For I am the Lord your God,

    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

I give Egypt for your ransom,

    Cush and Seba in your stead.

Isaiah 43:1-3

 

  • “Forget the former things;

    do not dwell on the past.

19 See, I am doing a new thing!

    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the wilderness

    and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18-19

 

Beside Me There Is No God

  • “This is what the Lord says—

    Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty:

I am the first and I am the last;

    apart from me there is no God.

7 Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it.

    Let him declare and lay out before me

what has happened since I established my ancient people,

    and what is yet to come—

    yes, let them foretell what will come.

Isaiah 44:6-7

 

The Lord Redeems Israel

  • “Remember these things, Jacob,

    for you, Israel, are my servant.

I have made you, you are my servant;

    Israel, I will not forget you.

22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,

    your sins like the morning mist.

Return to me,

    for I have redeemed you.”

23 Sing for joy, you heavens, for the Lord has done this;

    shout aloud, you earth beneath.

Burst into song, you mountains,

    you forests and all your trees,

for the Lord has redeemed Jacob,

    he displays his glory in Israel.

Isaiah 44:21-23

 

Cyrus, God’s Instrument

  • I will go before you

    and will level the mountains;

I will break down gates of bronze

    and cut through bars of iron.

3 I will give you hidden treasures,

    riches stored in secret places,

so that you may know that I am the Lord,

    the God of Israel, who summons you by name.

4 For the sake of Jacob my servant,

    of Israel my chosen,

I summon you by name

    and bestow on you a title of honor,

    though you do not acknowledge me.

5 I am the Lord, and there is no other;

    apart from me there is no God.

I will strengthen you,

    though you have not acknowledged me,

6 so that from the rising of the sun

    to the place of its setting

people may know there is none besides me.

    I am the Lord, and there is no other.

7 I form the light and create darkness,

    I bring prosperity and create disaster;

    I, the Lord, do all these things.

8 “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;

    let the clouds shower it down.

Let the earth open wide,

    let salvation spring up,

let righteousness flourish with it;

    I, the Lord, have created it.

Isaiah 45:2-8

 

The Lord, the Only Savior

  • “Turn to me and be saved,

    all you ends of the earth;

    for I am God, and there is no other.

23 By myself I have sworn,

    my mouth has uttered in all integrity

    a word that will not be revoked:

Before me every knee will bow;

    by me every tongue will swear.

24 They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone

    are deliverance and strength.’”

All who have raged against him

    will come to him and be put to shame.

Isaiah 45:22-24

 

The Lord’s Call to Israel

  • This is what the Lord says—

    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

“I am the Lord your God,

    who teaches you what is best for you,

    who directs you in the way you should go.

18 If only you had paid attention to my commands,

    your peace would have been like a river,

    your well-being like the waves of the sea.

19 Your descendants would have been like the sand,

    your children like its numberless grains;

their name would never be blotted out

    nor destroyed from before me.”

Isaiah 48:17-19

 

The Servant of the Lord

  • Listen to me, you islands;

    hear this, you distant nations:

Before I was born the Lord called me;

    from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.

2 He made my mouth like a sharpened sword,

    in the shadow of his hand he hid me;

he made me into a polished arrow

    and concealed me in his quiver.

3 He said to me, “You are my servant,

    Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”

4 But I said, “I have labored in vain;

    I have spent my strength for nothing at all.

Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand,

    and my reward is with my God.”

5 And now the Lord says—

    he who formed me in the womb to be his servant

to bring Jacob back to him

    and gather Israel to himself,

for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord

    and my God has been my strength—

6 he says:

“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant

    to restore the tribes of Jacob

    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.

I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,

    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

7 This is what the Lord says—

    the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel—

to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation,

    to the servant of rulers:

“Kings will see you and stand up,

    princes will see and bow down,

because of the Lord, who is faithful,

    the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

8 This is what the Lord says:

“In the time of my favor I will answer you,

    and in the day of salvation I will help you;

I will keep you and will make you

    to be a covenant for the people,

to restore the land

    and to reassign its desolate inheritances,

9 to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’

    and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’

“They will feed beside the roads

    and find pasture on every barren hill.

10 They will neither hunger nor thirst,

    nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them.

He who has compassion on them will guide them

    and lead them beside springs of water.

11 I will turn all my mountains into roads,

    and my highways will be raised up.

12 See, they will come from afar—

    some from the north, some from the west,

    some from the region of Aswan.”

13 Shout for joy, you heavens;

    rejoice, you earth;

    burst into song, you mountains!

For the Lord comforts his people

    and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,

    the Lord has forgotten me.”

15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast

    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

Though she may forget,

    I will not forget you!

16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;

    your walls are ever before me.

17 Your children hasten back,

    and those who laid you waste depart from you.

18 Lift up your eyes and look around;

    all your children gather and come to you.

As surely as I live,” declares the Lord,

    “you will wear them all as ornaments;

    you will put them on, like a bride.

Isaiah 49:1-18

 

Isaiah Part 3: Chapters 50-62 Highlights

Israel’s Sin & the Servant’s Obedience

  • The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue,

    to know the word that sustains the weary.

He wakens me morning by morning,

    wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.

5 The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;

    I have not been rebellious,

    I have not turned away.

6 I offered my back to those who beat me,

    my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;

I did not hide my face

    from mocking and spitting.

7 Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,

    I will not be disgraced.

Therefore have I set my face like flint,

    and I know I will not be put to shame.

8 He who vindicates me is near.

    Who then will bring charges against me?

    Let us face each other!

Who is my accuser?

    Let him confront me!

Isaiah 50:4-8

 

The Lord’s Comfort for Zion

  • “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness

    and who seek the Lord:

Look to the rock from which you were cut

    and to the quarry from which you were hewn;

2 look to Abraham, your father,

    and to Sarah, who gave you birth.

When I called him he was only one man,

    and I blessed him and made him many.

3 The Lord will surely comfort Zion

    and will look with compassion on all her ruins;

he will make her deserts like Eden,

    her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.

Joy and gladness will be found in her,

    thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

4 “Listen to me, my people;

    hear me, my nation:

Instruction will go out from me;

    my justice will become a light to the nations.

5 My righteousness draws near speedily,

    my salvation is on the way,

    and my arm will bring justice to the nations.

The islands will look to me

    and wait in hope for my arm.

6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens,

    look at the earth beneath;

the heavens will vanish like smoke,

    the earth will wear out like a garment

    and its inhabitants die like flies.

But my salvation will last forever,

    my righteousness will never fail.

Isaiah 51:1-6

 

The Lord’s Coming Salvation

  • Awake, awake, Zion,

    clothe yourself with strength!

Put on your garments of splendor,

    Jerusalem, the holy city.

The uncircumcised and defiled

    will not enter you again.

2 Shake off your dust;

    rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.

Free yourself from the chains on your neck,

    Daughter Zion, now a captive.

3 For this is what the Lord says:

“You were sold for nothing,

    and without money you will be redeemed.” Isaiah 52:1-3

 

  • How beautiful on the mountains

    are the feet of those who bring good news,

who proclaim peace,

    who bring good tidings,

    who proclaim salvation,

who say to Zion,

    “Your God reigns!”

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;

    together they shout for joy.

When the Lord returns to Zion,

    they will see it with their own eyes.

9 Burst into songs of joy together,

    you ruins of Jerusalem,

for the Lord has comforted his people,

    he has redeemed Jerusalem.

The Lord will lay bare his holy arm

    in the sight of all the nations,

and all the ends of the earth will see

    the salvation of our God.

11 Depart, depart, go out from there!

    Touch no unclean thing!

Come out from it and be pure,

    you who carry the articles of the Lord’s house.

12 But you will not leave in haste

    or go in flight;

for the Lord will go before you,

    the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 52:7-12

 

The Lord Is Our Intercessor for Our Sins

  • Who has believed our message

    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,

    and like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,

    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,

    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.

Like one from whom people hide their faces

    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

4 Surely he took up our pain

    and bore our suffering,

yet we considered him punished by God,

    stricken by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,

    he was crushed for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace was on him,

    and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

    each of us has turned to our own way;

and the Lord has laid on him

    the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,

    yet he did not open his mouth;

he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,

    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,

    so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.

    Yet who of his generation protested?

For he was cut off from the land of the living;

    for the transgression of my people he was punished.

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,

    and with the rich in his death,

though he had done no violence,

    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,

    and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,

he will see his offspring and prolong his days,

    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.

11 After he has suffered,

    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;

by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,

    and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,

    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,

because he poured out his life unto death,

    and was numbered with the transgressors.

For he bore the sin of many,

    and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53

 

The Eternal Covenant of Peace

  • “Enlarge the place of your tent,

    stretch your tent curtains wide,

    do not hold back;

lengthen your cords,

    strengthen your stakes.

3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;

    your descendants will dispossess nations

    and settle in their desolate cities.

4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.

    Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.

You will forget the shame of your youth

    and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

5 For your Maker is your husband—

    the Lord Almighty is his name—

the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;

    he is called the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 54:2-5

 

  • Though the mountains be shaken

    and the hills be removed,

yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken

    nor my covenant of peace be removed,”

    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11 “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,

    I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,

    your foundations with lapis lazuli.

12 I will make your battlements of rubies,

    your gates of sparkling jewels,

    and all your walls of precious stones.

Isaiah 54:10-12

 

The Compassion of the Lord

  • “Come, all you who are thirsty,

    come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

    come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

    without money and without cost.

2 Why spend money on what is not bread,

    and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

    and you will delight in the richest of fare.

3 Give ear and come to me;

    listen, that you may live.

I will make an everlasting covenant with you,

    my faithful love promised to David.

4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,

    a ruler and commander of the peoples.

Isaiah 55:1-4

 

  • “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

    neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,

    so are my ways higher than your ways

    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow

    come down from heaven,

and do not return to it

    without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

    It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy

    and be led forth in peace;

the mountains and hills

    will burst into song before you,

and all the trees of the field

    will clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,

    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.

This will be for the Lord’s renown,

    for an everlasting sign,

    that will endure forever.”

Isaiah 55:8-13

 

Salvation for Foreigners

  • This is what the Lord says:

“Maintain justice

    and do what is right,

for my salvation is close at hand

    and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

2 Blessed is the one who does this—

    the person who holds it fast,

who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it,

    and keeps their hands from doing any evil.”

3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say,

    “The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”

And let no eunuch complain,

    “I am only a dry tree.”

Isaiah 56:1-3

 

Comfort for the Contrite

  • And it will be said:

“Build up, build up, prepare the road!

    Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”

15 For this is what the high and exalted One says—

    he who lives forever, whose name is holy:

“I live in a high and holy place,

    but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly

    and to revive the heart of the contrite.

16 I will not accuse them forever,

    nor will I always be angry,

for then they would faint away because of me—

    the very people I have created.

17 I was enraged by their sinful greed;

    I punished them, and hid my face in anger,

    yet they kept on in their willful ways.

18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;

    I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,

19     creating praise on their lips.

Peace, peace, to those far and near,”

    says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”

20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,

    which cannot rest,

    whose waves cast up mire and mud.

21 “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

Isaiah 57:14-21

 

True and False Fasting

  • “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.

    Raise your voice like a trumpet.

Declare to my people their rebellion

    and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.

2 For day after day they seek me out;

    they seem eager to know my ways,

as if they were a nation that does what is right

    and has not forsaken the commands of its God.

They ask me for just decisions

    and seem eager for God to come near them.

3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,

    ‘and you have not seen it?

Why have we humbled ourselves,

    and you have not noticed?’

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please

    and exploit all your workers.

4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,

    and in striking each other with wicked fists.

You cannot fast as you do today

    and expect your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,

    only a day for people to humble themselves?

Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed

    and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?

Is that what you call a fast,

    a day acceptable to the Lord?

6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:

to loose the chains of injustice

    and untie the cords of the yoke,

to set the oppressed free

    and break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry

    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—

when you see the naked, to clothe them,

    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,

    and your healing will quickly appear;

then your righteousness will go before you,

    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;

    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,

    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry

    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,

then your light will rise in the darkness,

    and your night will become like the noonday.

11 The Lord will guide you always;

    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land

    and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

    like a spring whose waters never fail.

12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins

    and will raise up the age-old foundations;

you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,

    Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath

    and from doing as you please on my holy day,

if you call the Sabbath a delight

    and the Lord’s holy day honorable,

and if you honor it by not going your own way

    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,

14 then you will find your joy in the Lord,

    and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land

    and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Isaiah 58

 

Evil and Oppression

  • Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,

    nor his ear too dull to hear.

2 But your iniquities have separated

    you from your God;

your sins have hidden his face from you,

    so that he will not hear.

3 For your hands are stained with blood,

    your fingers with guilt.

Your lips have spoken falsely,

    and your tongue mutters wicked things.

Isaiah 59:1-3

 

Judgement and Redemption

  • “The Redeemer will come to Zion,

    to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”

declares the Lord.

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord. Isaiah 59:20-21

 

The Future Glory of Israel

  • “Arise, shine, for your light has come,

    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

2 See, darkness covers the earth

    and thick darkness is over the peoples,

but the Lord rises upon you

    and his glory appears over you.

3 Nations will come to your light,

    and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

4 “Lift up your eyes and look about you:

    All assemble and come to you;

your sons come from afar,

    and your daughters are carried on the hip.

5 Then you will look and be radiant,

    your heart will throb and swell with joy;

the wealth on the seas will be brought to you,

    to you the riches of the nations will come.

Isaiah 60:1-5

 

God Will Show Compassion to Those He Loves

  • “Foreigners will rebuild your walls,

    and their kings will serve you.

Though in anger I struck you,

    in favor I will show you compassion.

11 Your gates will always stand open,

    they will never be shut, day or night,

so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—

    their kings led in triumphal procession.

Isaiah 60:10-11

 

Redemption is Coming Quickly to Israel

  • Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,

    and silver in place of iron.

Instead of wood I will bring you bronze,

    and iron in place of stones.

I will make peace your governor

    and well-being your ruler.

18 No longer will violence be heard in your land,

    nor ruin or destruction within your borders,

but you will call your walls Salvation

    and your gates Praise.

19 The sun will no more be your light by day,

    nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,

for the Lord will be your everlasting light,

    and your God will be your glory.

20 Your sun will never set again,

    and your moon will wane no more;

the Lord will be your everlasting light,

    and your days of sorrow will end.

21 Then all your people will be righteous

    and they will possess the land forever.

They are the shoot I have planted,

    the work of my hands,

    for the display of my splendor.

22 The least of you will become a thousand,

    the smallest a mighty nation.

I am the Lord;

    in its time I will do this swiftly.”

Isaiah 60:17-22

 

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

  • The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

    because the Lord has anointed me

    to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

    to proclaim freedom for the captives

    and release from darkness for the prisoners,

2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

    and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

3     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

    instead of ashes,

the oil of joy

    instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise

    instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

    a planting of the Lord

    for the display of his splendor.

4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins

    and restore the places long devastated;

they will renew the ruined cities

    that have been devastated for generations.

5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;

    foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,

    you will be named ministers of our God.

You will feed on the wealth of nations,

    and in their riches you will boast.

7 Instead of your shame

    you will receive a double portion,

and instead of disgrace

    you will rejoice in your inheritance.

And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,

    and everlasting joy will be yours.

8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;

    I hate robbery and wrongdoing.

In my faithfulness I will reward my people

    and make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 Their descendants will be known among the nations

    and their offspring among the peoples.

All who see them will acknowledge

    that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”

10 I delight greatly in the Lord;

    my soul rejoices in my God.

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation

    and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,

as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,

    and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up

    and a garden causes seeds to grow,

so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness

    and praise spring up before all nations.

Isaiah 61

 

Zion’s Coming Salvation

  • For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,

    for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet,

till her vindication shines out like the dawn,

    her salvation like a blazing torch.

2 The nations will see your vindication,

    and all kings your glory;

you will be called by a new name

    that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.

3 You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,

    a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

4 No longer will they call you Deserted,

    or name your land Desolate.

But you will be called Hephzibah,

    and your land Beulah[b];

for the Lord will take delight in you,

    and your land will be married.

Isaiah 62:1-4

 

  • I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;

    they will never be silent day or night.

You who call on the Lord,

    give yourselves no rest,

7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem

    and makes her the praise of the earth.

8 The Lord has sworn by his right hand

    and by his mighty arm:

“Never again will I give your grain

    as food for your enemies,

and never again will foreigners drink the new wine

    for which you have toiled;

9 but those who harvest it will eat it

    and praise the Lord,

and those who gather the grapes will drink it

    in the courts of my sanctuary.”

Isaiah 62:6-9

 

Isaiah 3rd Part: Chapters 63-66 Highlights

The Lord’s Day of Vengeance

  • Who is this coming from Edom,

    from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson?

Who is this, robed in splendor,

    striding forward in the greatness of his strength?

“It is I, proclaiming victory,

    mighty to save.”

Isaiah 63:1

 

The Lord’s Mercy Remembered

  • 7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord,

    the deeds for which he is to be praised,

    according to all the Lord has done for us—

yes, the many good things

    he has done for Israel,

    according to his compassion and many kindnesses.

8 He said, “Surely they are my people,

    children who will be true to me”;

    and so he became their Savior.

9 In all their distress he too was distressed,

    and the angel of his presence saved them.

In his love and mercy he redeemed them;

    he lifted them up and carried them

    all the days of old.

10 Yet they rebelled

    and grieved his Holy Spirit.

So he turned and became their enemy

    and he himself fought against them.

Isaiah 63:7-10

 

We Are the Clay, the Lord is the Potter

  • Yet you, Lord, are our Father.

    We are the clay, you are the potter;

    we are all the work of your hand.

9 Do not be angry beyond measure, Lord;

    do not remember our sins forever.

Oh, look on us, we pray,

    for we are all your people.

10 Your sacred cities have become a wasteland;

    even Zion is a wasteland, Jerusalem a desolation.

11 Our holy and glorious temple, where our ancestors praised you,

    has been burned with fire,

    and all that we treasured lies in ruins.

Isaiah 64:8-11

 

Judgement and Salvation

  • “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;

    I was found by those who did not seek me.

To a nation that did not call on my name,

    I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’

2 All day long I have held out my hands

    to an obstinate people,

who walk in ways not good,

    pursuing their own imaginations—

3 a people who continually provoke me

    to my very face,

offering sacrifices in gardens

    and burning incense on altars of brick;

4 who sit among the graves

    and spend their nights keeping secret vigil;

who eat the flesh of pigs,

    and whose pots hold broth of impure meat.

Isaiah 65:1-4

 

New Heavens and a New Earth

  • Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says:

“My servants will eat,

    but you will go hungry;

my servants will drink,

    but you will go thirsty;

my servants will rejoice,

    but you will be put to shame.

14 My servants will sing

    out of the joy of their hearts,

but you will cry out

    from anguish of heart

    and wail in brokenness of spirit.

15 You will leave your name

    for my chosen ones to use in their curses;

the Sovereign Lord will put you to death,

    but to his servants he will give another name.

16 Whoever invokes a blessing in the land

    will do so by the one true God;

whoever takes an oath in the land

    will swear by the one true God.

For the past troubles will be forgotten

    and hidden from my eyes.

New Heavens and a New Earth

17 “See, I will create

    new heavens and a new earth.

The former things will not be remembered,

    nor will they come to mind.

18 But be glad and rejoice forever

    in what I will create,

for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight

    and its people a joy.

19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem

    and take delight in my people;

the sound of weeping and of crying

    will be heard in it no more.

20 “Never again will there be in it

    an infant who lives but a few days,

    or an old man who does not live out his years;

the one who dies at a hundred

    will be thought a mere child;

the one who fails to reach[a] a hundred

    will be considered accursed.

21 They will build houses and dwell in them;

    they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them,

    or plant and others eat.

For as the days of a tree,

    so will be the days of my people;

my chosen ones will long enjoy

    the work of their hands.

23 They will not labor in vain,

    nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune;

for they will be a people blessed by the Lord,

    they and their descendants with them.

24 Before they call I will answer;

    while they are still speaking I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together,

    and the lion will eat straw like the ox,

    and dust will be the serpent’s food.

They will neither harm nor destroy

    on all my holy mountain,”

says the Lord.

Isaiah 65:13-25

 

The Humble and Contrite in Spirit

  • This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,

    and the earth is my footstool.

Where is the house you will build for me?

    Where will my resting place be?

2 Has not my hand made all these things,

    and so they came into being?”

declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:

    those who are humble and contrite in spirit,

    and who tremble at my word.

3 But whoever sacrifices a bull

    is like one who kills a person,

and whoever offers a lamb

    is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;

whoever makes a grain offering

    is like one who presents pig’s blood,

and whoever burns memorial incense

    is like one who worships an idol.

They have chosen their own ways,

    and they delight in their abominations;

Isaiah 66:1-3

 

  • Hear the word of the Lord,

    you who tremble at his word:

“Your own people who hate you,

    and exclude you because of my name, have said,

‘Let the Lord be glorified,

    that we may see your joy!’

    Yet they will be put to shame.

6 Hear that uproar from the city,

    hear that noise from the temple!

It is the sound of the Lord

    repaying his enemies all they deserve.

Isaiah 66:5-6

 

  • For this is what the Lord says:

“I will extend peace to her like a river,

    and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;

you will nurse and be carried on her arm

    and dandled on her knees.

13 As a mother comforts her child,

    so will I comfort you;

    and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice

    and you will flourish like grass;

the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,

    but his fury will be shown to his foes.

15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,

    and his chariots are like a whirlwind;

he will bring down his anger with fury,

    and his rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For with fire and with his sword

    the Lord will execute judgment on all people,

    and many will be those slain by the Lord.

17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things—they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the Lord.

18 “And I, because of what they have planned and done, am about to come and gather the people of all nations and languages, and they will come and see my glory.

19 “I will set a sign among them, and I will send some of those who survive to the nations—to Tarshish, to the Libyans and Lydians (famous as archers), to Tubal and Greece, and to the distant islands that have not heard of my fame or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory among the nations. 20 And they will bring all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord—on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,” says the Lord. “They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.  Isaiah 66:12-20

 

Final Judgement and Glory of the LOrd

  • “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. Isaiah 66:22

 

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