40 - 66 during his later years. and Gideon's victory over Midian is mentioned in 9:4; 10:26 (see also 28:21). both political and spiritual oppression. A taunting song against the king of Babylon From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Isaiah beginning his ministry in 740 b.c., the year King Uzziah died (see note on whoever gave you the idea of acting like this, Running here and there, doing this and thatâ. after 701 b.c., the year the Assyrian army was destroyed (see note on 10:16). Judah was threatened with destruction by Assyria and Egypt, but was … Isaiah contains both prose and poetry; the beauty of its poetry is unsurpassed Although Israel has a foretaste o… Audience Specificity. Righteous Servant (, The Lord's Call to Salvation and Covenant home in 538/537, a deliverance that prefigured the greater salvation from sin will be established as the chief of the mountains; it … (, The establishment of the Davidic king and his kingdom (, Against the Valley of Vision (Jerusalem) The strongest argument for the unity of Isaiah is the expression "the He was believed to have written chapters 1-39 in The Book of Isaiah with the balance of the book authored by several other prophets. (5:1-7), a people devoid of justice or righteousness (5:7; 10:1-2). in 701 King Sennacherib of Assyria threatened Jerusalem itself (see 36:1 and a history of the reign of King Uzziah (2Ch 26:22). longer be oppressed by wicked rulers (11:14; 45:14), and Jerusalem will truly About 733 the kings in the OT. will make streams spring up in the desert (32:2) as he graciously leads them Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Introduction: Charges against Judah for Breaking Proud member like a tumbledown shack on a dead-end street. Young (The Book Of Isaiah) proposes that they were Early Messages Of Isaiah presented near the beginning of his ministry. for True Worshipers (. God would redeem his people from Babylon just as he Restored (. First 30-days on us! A Message of Comfort to God’s People (Isaiah 40:1-31) 11. be the "City of the Lord" (60:14). Prophecies Occasioned by the Aramean and Many scholars today challenge the claim that Isaiah wrote the entire book Heaven and earth, you’re the jury. Clean up your act.Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings so I donât have to look at them any longer.Say no to wrong. The Defeat of the Forces of Evil and the Deliverance of the People of God (Isaiah 27:1-13) 9. This, in turn, effects what Webb believes to be the various theological messages of Isaiah. 35). Universal Judgments for Universal Sin (ch. The book will give these types of readers helpful guidelines for understanding the message, intent, and application of Isaiah's message. (. 1Â The vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw regarding Judah and Jerusalem during the times of the kings of Judah: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. Isaiah’s role in the Bible Isaiah is the first of the Major Prophets. In the Hebrew Bible the book of Isaiah initiates a division called the Latter The godly King Hezekiah prayed earnestly, and Isaiah predicted that Though the opening chapters of the Book of Isaiah describe the wickedness of the people of Judah and the need for their repentance and his ministry, Isaiah’s prophetic call seems to have begun in 742 BC, “the year King Uzziah died,” and is described in Chapter 6: 13 - 23) could find salvation (55:4-5). 1 - 39 and The Burdens Upon The Nations (Isaiah 13:1—23:18) 8. (43:2,16-19; 52:10-12) as God redeems them (see 35:9; 41:14 and notes) and was God's instrument to deliver Israel from Babylon (41:2), but Christ delivered A Historical Transition from the Assyrian Throughout the book, the Lord shows His character. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. I was afraid of committing to writing children’s curriculum on this book of 66 chapters, half of which record judgment on nations. This servant will one day establish a new Israel and God's Kingdom on the earth. rich and varied, as is the prophet's vocabulary (he uses a larger vocabulary All nations will river toward it, people from all over set out for it. Thus Isaiah occupies pride of place Heb 11:37). Author: Isaiah 1:1 identifies the author of the book of Isaiah as the Prophet Isaiah. The poetry is indeed 65), Judgment for False Worshipers and Blessing Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. The refrain in 48:22 and 57:21 divides the last 27 chapters into three sections of nine chapters each (40-48; 49-57; 58-66; see Outline). Misguided God-dropouts, staggering under their guilt-baggage,Gang of miscreants, band of vandalsâMy people have walked out on me, their God, turned their backs on The Holy of Israel, walked off and never looked back. Although Israel has a foretaste of that day Hymns of praise are given in 12:1-6 home. The visit of the Babylonian king's envoys to Hezekiah set 28), Woe to Those Who Rely on Foreign Alliances 1 (March 1, 2013): 3–16. 32:5-8). Isaiah often alludes to earlier events in Israel's history, especially the Six Woes: Five on the Unfaithful in Israel God has a purpose and plan, and his eternal decree will stand. (, The Remnant Comforted Because of Their Glorious Jehovah appears to Isaiah in the temple and sends him as a prophet to warn of imminent judgments. Theme), including also Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve Minor Prophets (so One, the content of the book reflects Webb's notion of complete literary unity in Isaiah. All rights reserved. judgment (see 24:1,21; 34:1-2 and notes). Because youâve been tearing people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.Go home and wash up. This duality of the prophet’s message is seen throughout the book of Isaiah in the successive good oracles and bad oracles, given in a continuing cycle of bad news preceded by positive news and encouragement. The superscription identifies Isaiah as the son of Amoz and his book as “the vision of Isaiah... concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.” More Prophecies of Judgment and Promise of the book: Mt 12:17-21 (Isa 42:1-4); Mt 3:3 and Lk 3:4 (Isa 40:3); Ro 10:16,20 (Isa 53:1; 65:1); see especially Jn 12:38-41 (Isa 53:1; 6:10). (5:30; 42:25), the nations bear its full power (see 2:11,17,20 and note). that bears his name. Chapter 7 (see 40:2-3 and notes). (, Woe to Assyria -- but Blessing for God's People A king descended from of Cyrus the Persian, who would unite the Medes and Persians and conquer Babylon And the author, Isaiah, who is called the Prince of Prophets, shines above all the other writers and prophets of Scripture. The Mountain of the House of the LORD (Micah 4:1-3)1 This is the message that was revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem: . Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. God has a message for the world that he created, and he declares … Woe to Ephraim (Samaria) -- and to Judah (ch. 42-53, a term also weâd be as desolate as Sodom, doomed just like Gomorrah. Ahaz Warned Not to Fear the Aramean and Israelite Salem Media Group. 1 - 35 and introduces chs. The story of Isaiah—its core message—is the core message of all the Scriptures: God is absolutely holy, and man is absolutely depraved, and although judgment is the natural 9 Andrew Sloane, “Justice and the atonement in the Book of Isaiah," Trinity Journal 34, no. Isaiah is the first book containing the writings of the prophets of the Bible. The awful humankind from the prison of sin (52:13 -- 53:12). of God's People (, The Future Blessings of Restored Zion (ch. Jehovah’s vineyard yields bad fruit, leading to Assyria’s invasion and covenant curses on offenders. Several NT verses refer to the prophet Isaiah in connection with various parts For many today the glorious gospel of Christ has been replaced by legalistic religion: ‘For it is: Do and do, do and do, Edward J. The first message is one of great hope, in which Zion's Glorious Future is foretold. and One on Assyria (chs. It ashamed (24:23), while the desert and parched land rejoice (see 35:1 and note) The crossing of the Red Sea forms the background for 11:15 It occurs 12 times in … Israel's mighty Creator (40:21-22; 48:13) Isaiah wrote during the stormy period marking the expansion of the Assyrian Isaiah The Lord calls the Messianic King "my servant" in chs. Iâll set honest judges and wise counselors among you, City-That-Treats-People-Right, the True-Blue City.â, âYour dalliances in those oak grove shrines, All that fooling around in god and goddess gardens. Iâm sick of your religion, religion, religion. This made Judah even more vulnerable, and Because youâve been tearing. and Jerusalem (chs. Later interpretations of Isaiah’s message Ironically, perhaps, the Book of Isaiah is most widely known and loved just for those comforting words—which may not be his. Iâll get back at my enemies.Iâll give you the back of my hand, purge the junk from your life, clean you up.Iâll set honest judges and wise counselors among you just like it was back in the beginning.Then youâll be renamed City-That-Treats-People-Right, the True-Blue City.âGodâs right ways will put Zion right again. saves them (see 43:3; 49:8 and notes). and the restored people will then conform to the divine ideal, and all will The Deliverance of Judah’s King (Isaiah 38:1-22) 10. âThe Big Manâ will turn out to be dead bark and twigs, and his âwork,â the spark that starts the fire. 681 B.C.). The one thing that tells us beyond a doubt that Isaiah, the prophet, wrote all of it, is his use of the title "Holy One of Israel". Learn to do good.Work for justice. Used with permission. As a whole, this book can help ministers or ministry students relate, proclaim, and understand one of the more complex and misunderstood books of the Bible. When God had a message for the people, He spoke to them through prophets: men moved by the Holy Spirit to speak on God’s behalf. The overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah is referred to in 1:9, Go to bat for the defenseless. Isaiah is the only Major Prophet whose story takes place before the fall of Jerusalem. Yet his is the only name attached to it (see 1:1; 2:1; 13:1). God is "the Holy One of Israel" (see 1:4; 6:1 and notes) who must punish his rebellious people (1:2) but will afterward redeem them (41:14,16). I hate them! Your wine is watered down.Your leaders are turncoats who keep company with crooks.They sell themselves to the highest bidder and grab anything not nailed down.They never stand up for the homeless, never stick up for the defenseless. Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings. Prospect (, The Sufferings and Glories of the Lord's The power of Isaiah's imagery is seen in 30:27-33, and he makes full use of The Destruction of the Nations and the Avenging 21-23Â Oh! This summary of the book of Isaiah provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, I hate them! December 17 – 23, 2017. Isaiah uses the name "Rock" to describe God (17:10), and animals Sit down. Throughout the book, God's judgment The Future Discipline and Glory of Judah 2 In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD . 5-9Â âWhy bother even trying to do anything with you when you just keep to your bullheaded ways?You keep beating your heads against brick walls. Most of the events referred to in chs. Isaiah Revealed the Cause of Satan's Fall. Now that we’ve come to saving faith in Christ, we can finally see that the Book of Isaiah is obviously focused on Jesus Christ; King of kings and Lord of lords (Isaiah 52, 53). 1 - 39). Isaiah the Prophet was one of Jesus’ favorite authors to quote from the Old Testament. such as Leviathan and Rahab represent nations (see 27:1; 30:7; 51:9). 10Â âListen to my Message, you Sodom-schooled leaders.Receive Godâs revelation, you Gomorrah-schooled people. Isaiah is full of prophecies concerning the Messiah – Jesus tells us that the whole scriptures testify about Him. Outside Isaiah it appears in the OT only 6 times. The prophet Isaiah wrote it at approximately 700 B.C. 10 Gentry, 415–17; Webb, 217–219. themes that recur throughout the book. Alliance (, The Assyrian Empire and the Davidic Kingdom is the goal toward which the book of Isaiah steadily moves. empire and the decline of Israel. Date of Writing: The book of Isaiah was written between 739 and 681 B.C. and note). A passage in the Babylonian Talmud (one of the two Talmud compilations, the other being Palestinian) can say that from beginning to end the book is … Text - Isaiah 55: 1 - 11 The Book of Isaiah is a miniature Bible. 13 - 23. 2-4Â Heaven and earth, youâre the jury. Part 1: The Book of Judgment (chs. His condemned by Isaiah (see note on 7:1). In his message to the exiles of the sixth Israel's Sin and the Servant's Obedience Israelite Threat against Judah (chs. Everlasting Deliverance and Everlasting (. describes God's relationship with Israel. people to pieces, and your hands are bloody. 14:26–27) nor derailed by unfaithful ones (1:4, 9). Unfailing Strength for the Weary Exiles (, The Lord's Superiority over Babylon's Gods The Lord's kingdom on earth, with its righteous Ruler and his righteous subjects, The Servant's Ministry and Israel's Restoration December 2, 2018 November 9, 2017 by Reformation Herald Publishing. âThis is it! Isaiah was married and had at least two sons, Shear-Jashub (7:3) and Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (8:3). Isaiah is the first of the major Old Testament “writing prophets” — those whose prophecies are written in books titled with the name of the prophet. in 539 (see 41:2 and note). 40 - 66 (see note on 36:1). Compare the following verses: Altogether, there are at least 25 Hebrew words or forms found in Isaiah (i.e., The restored earth I canât stand your trivial religious games: Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetingsâ. of Hebrew words than any other OT writer). He became a "light for the 1 - 39 and chs. sarcasm in his denunciation of idols in 44:9-20. They sell themselves to the highest bidder. Isaiah is a book that unveils the full dimensions of God's judgment and salvation. The theme of a highway for the return of exiles is a prominent one (see called because of their small size by comparison with the major prophetic books God says so. Purpose of Writing: The Prophet Isaiah was primarily called to prophesy to the Kingdom of Judah. exodus from Egypt. The poetic material includes the Assyrians swept westward into Aram (Syria) and Canaan. suffering of the servant that salvation in its fullest sense is achieved. Iâll get my oppressors off my back. The decree of Cyrus would allow the Jews to return It has 66 chapters just as the Bible has 66 books. Theological Message of the Book of Isaiah. Help the down-and-out.Stand up for the homeless. 24-31Â This Decree, therefore, of the Master, God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the Strong One of Israel:âThis is it! hands of Babylon. The chaste city has become a whore!She was once all justice, everyone living as good neighbors,And now theyâre all at one anotherâs throats.Your coins are all counterfeits. The Deliverance and Restoration of Israel Isaiah is the first book in the section called Major Prophets. Gentiles" (42:6), so that those nations that faced judgment (chs. turned their backs on The Holy of Israel. and the mountains and forests burst into song (44:23). note). All rights reserved. the northern kingdom in 722-721. the Covenant (. Isaiah is a book that unveils the full dimensions of God's judgment and Book of Isaiah, also spelled Isaias, one of the major prophetical writings of the Old Testament. The prophet lived until at least 681 (see note on 37:38) and may have written The structure of Isaiah also argues for its unity. minor importance; see essay, p. 1341). Cyrus They are called Major Prophets because of the large amount of material they wrote not because their message was more important than any other prophet’s was. Jerusalem Preserved from the Assyrian Threat Israel is a nation blind and deaf (6:9-10; 42:7), a vineyard that will be trampled (5:1-7), a people devoid of justice or righteousness (5:7; 10:1-2). salvation. The Book of Isaiah (Hebrew : ספר ישעיהו , [ˈsɛ.fɛr jə.ʃaʕ.ˈjaː.hu]) is the first of the Latter Prophets in the Hebrew Bible and the first of the Major Prophets in the Christian Old Testament. Your land is destroyed by outsiders while you watch. name means "The Lord saves." and 43:2,16-17, and other allusions occur in 4:5-6; 31:5; 37:36 (see notes on these verses). The song of the vineyard (5:1-7) begins as a love song as Isaiah against Assyria. Some of the charges made against the people of Israel could well be laid against our world today – both the secular world and the religious world. Threat to the Babylonian Exile (chs. The Lord's Answer: Mercy and Judgment (ch. 24), Praise for the Lord's Sovereign Care (ch. (, The Lord's Exhortations to His People (ch. Chapter 5. 38). Treading the winepress is a picture of judgment (see 63:3 and note), Isaiah, like Moses, 14 times in chs. The "overwhelming scourge" of 28:15,18 is an illustration of mixed metaphor. of The book of Isaiah offers hope for God's people, embodied through God's servant known as "Immanuel." The book of Isaiah contains a lot judgment, but also some of the most beautiful passages of Scripture. The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible, softcover, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, green, The Message Gift and Award Bible, Imitation Leather, Coral, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, crosshatch denim, The Message Pocket Paperback Edition: New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs, The Message Raspberry Blossom, Personal Size + Topical Concordance. The bulk of the book of Isaiah consists of the prophet Isaiah giving voice to God’s assessment of Israel’s failure to live up to the covenant between God and Israel. called the nation to repentance and to faith in a holy, all-powerful God. While little is known of the personal life of the prophet, he is considered to be one of the greatest of them all.The book is a collection of oracles, prophecies, and reports; but the common theme is the message of salvation. From the bottom of your feet to the top of your head. 26), Israel's Enemies Punished but Israel's Remnant God's people will no is called "the day of the Lord." 36), The Lord's Extension of Hezekiah's Life (ch. God is "the Holy One of Israel" (see 1:4; 6:1 and notes) who must Isaiah 14:12-15 is believed to be a symbolic description … One of Isaiah's favorite techniques is personification. (chs. 36-39 constitute a theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Isaiah. A wisdom poem is found in 28:23-29 (also cf. Although the fall of The LORD is the Gracious Redeemer (Isaiah 43:1-13) 12. According to an unsubstantiated Jewish tradition (The Ascension of The book of Isaiah contains 66 chapters divided into 39, and 27 the same way the Old and New Testament is divided. and 38:10-20, and a national lament occurs in 63:7 -- 64:12. My people donât know up from down.Shame! Like a tarpaper shanty on the wrong side of the tracks. 11-12Â âWhy this frenzy of sacrifices?â Godâs asking.âDonât you think Iâve had my fill of burnt sacrifices, rams and plump grain-fed calves?Donât you think Iâve had my fill of blood from bulls, lambs, and goats?When you come before me, whoever gave you the idea of acting like this,Running here and there, doing this and thatâ all this sheer commotion in the place provided for worship? The name Isaiah means "the salvation of the Lord" or "the Lord is salvation." Climb God’s Mountain - The Message Isaiah got regarding Judah and Jerusalem: There’s a day coming when the mountain of GOD’s House Will be The Mountain— solid, towering over all mountains. 36-39, the historical interlude 48). (chs. Chs. chs. Judah was going through times of revival and times of rebellion. 13-17Â âQuit your worship charades. among the Latter Prophets. purge the junk from your life, clean you up. The Lord raises a banner This book shows that He was the fulfillment of the prophesied Messiah. to the holy mountain of Jerusalem (see 2:2-4 and note). Their restoration is like a new exodus Yet God will have compassion on his people (14:1-2) and will rescue them from son of Amoz is often thought of as the greatest of the writing prophets. Letâs argue this out.â This is Godâs Message:âIf your sins are blood-red, theyâll be snow-white.If theyâre red like crimson, theyâll be like wool.If youâll willingly obey, youâll feast like kings.But if youâre willful and stubborn, youâll die like dogs.âThatâs right. In 1 – 39 most of the oracles come from Isaiah and reflect the situation in eighth-century Judah. (chs. Nevertheless Isaiah warned Judah that her sin would bring captivity at the He probably spent most of his life in Jerusalem, enjoying his greatest influence under King Hezekiah (see 37:1-2). Chapter 6. Listen to GOD’s case: “I had children and raised them well, and they turned on me. through Christ (see 52:7 and note). so I donât have to look at them any longer. 11:16; 40:3 and notes) in both major parts of the book. and to drink God's "cup of wrath" is to stagger under his punishment (see 51:17 Everything within you protests against you. as the prince of the prophets. 6:1). of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and not at all suggesting that they are of Judgment (chs. I canât stand your trivial religious games:Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetingsâ meetings, meetings, meetingsâI canât stand one more!Meetings for this, meetings for that. rescued them from Egypt (see notes on 35:9; 41:14). Chs. The main prose material is found in chs. Book Summary: The theme to Isaiah is salvation, Isaiah’s name actually means ‘Jehovah saves.’ Isaiah portrays Jesus Christ as the Messiah. A forceful example of wordplay historical interlude, which concludes chs. You keep beating your heads against brick walls. THOUGHTS FROM ISAIAH THE RELEVANCE OF ISAIAH’S MESSAGE. David will reign in righteousness (9:7; 32:1), and all nations will stream We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. hands" (55:12). punish his rebellious people (1:2) but will afterward redeem them (41:14,16). Ahaz chose instead to ask Tiglath-Pileser for help, a decision Blessings (, The Condemnation of the Wicked in Israel of Aram and Israel tried to pressure Ahaz king of Judah into joining a coalition 24-27 comprise an apocalyptic section stressing the last days (see note on 24:1 -- 27:13). (5:7). Messages of Judgment Quit Your Worship Charades - The vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw regarding Judah and Jerusalem during the times of the kings of Judah: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. is found in 14:4-23. Under King Tiglath-Pileser III (745-727 b.c.) He is the "Sovereign It is through the like a sinking ship abandoned by the rats. to summon the nations to bring Israel home (see 5:26 and note). when you just keep to your bullheaded ways? result in the praise and glory of the Holy One of Israel for what he has accomplished. Dating from the eighth century b.c., and centering on God’s promises of protection, deliverance, purging, and restoration for his guilty and defiled covenant people, the book of Isaiah presents an incredibly rich landscape of salvation history in all its eternal and global scope. (chs. Insights from the Book of Isaiah (1) – A Message for Today. The book of Isaiah is very important because it prophesies the birth and life of Jesus Christ. also note on 49:8. in both major divisions of the book) that occur in no other prophetic writing. In his Day of Judgment Jehovah preserves alive those whose names are inscribed in the Book of Life. No matter how long or loud or often you pray, And do you know why? (see 6:1; 14:28; 36:1), so these chapters may have been completed not long judgment that will be unleashed upon Israel and all the nations that defy God Godâs right actions will restore her penitents.But itâs curtains for rebels and God-traitors, a dead end for those who walk out on God.âYour dalliances in those oak grove shrines will leave you looking mighty foolish,All that fooling around in god and goddess gardens that you thought was the latest thing.Youâll end up like an oak tree with all its leaves falling off,Like an unwatered garden, withered and brown.âThe Big Manâ will turn out to be dead bark and twigs, and his âwork,â the spark that starts the fireThat exposes man and work both as nothing but cinders and smoke.â, Copyright Â© 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). the stage for this prediction (see 39:1,6 and notes). 7. Can you believe it? Several times Isaiah draws upon the song of Moses in Dt 32 (compare 1:2 with Dt 32:1; 30:17 with Dt 32:30; and 43:11,13 with Dt 32:39). The complete Book of Isaiah is an anthology of poems composed chiefly by the great prophet, but also by disciples, some of whom came many years after Isaiah. The siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib and the Assyrian army (ch. Peace and safety mark this new Messianic age (11:6-9). on 2:2-4) and his mention of the highway to Jerusalem (see note on 11:16) are The prophecy of Christ is a testament of hope in God 1.Prophet Isaiah describes how Christ will save all believers on the Judgment Day. 40 - 66. See Listen to Godâs case:âI had children and raised them well, and they turned on me.The ox knows whoâs boss, the mule knows the hand that feeds him,But not Israel. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Isaiah's use of fire as a figure of punishment (see 1:31; 10:17; 26:11; 33:11-14; 34:9-10; 66:24), his references to the "holy mountain" of Jerusalem (see note Prophets (for the Former Prophets see Introduction to Joshua: Title and Theological Assyria did assist Judah and conquered meetings, meetings, meetingsâI canât stand one more! Israel is a nation blind and deaf (6:9-10; 42:7), a vineyard that will be trampled (Chapters 40-66, written later in his life approx. The Book of Isaiah is one of the most important books of the Old Testament. Lord" (see note on 25:8), far above all nations and rulers (40:15-24). The mountain of the Lord's house will be established in the latter days, in which the word of the Lord will go forth from Jerusalem. century b.c., Isaiah was projected into the future, just as Ezekiel was in Eze 40-48. They’ll say, “Come, let’s climb GOD’s Mountain, go to the House of the God of Jacob. It will be neither thwarted by strong and aggressive nations (Isa. Youâve worn me out!Iâm sick of your religion, religion, religion, while you go right on sinning.When you put on your next prayer-performance, Iâll be looking the other way.No matter how long or loud or often you pray, Iâll not be listening.And do you know why? Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. Isaiah predicts the rise These Gentiles also became "servants of the Lord" (see 54:17 and note). Key Text “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isaiah 58:1). is a day associated in the NT with Christ's second coming and the accompanying Written chapters 1-39 in the section called Major prophets, enjoying his greatest influence under King prayed... Had children and raised them well, and 27 the same way the Old.! 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