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Book of Isaiah
Isaiah’s Mini Bible
The first part of the book of Isaiah has 39 chapters, just as the Bible has 39 books in the Old Testament; the last part of the book of Isaiah has 27 chapters, just as the Bible has 27 books in the New Testament.
The first division of the book of Isaiah includes the first six chapters, which represent prophetic sermons that Isaiah preached during the reign of King Ahaz.
Then, starting with chapter 7 and going on through chapter 12, there is a second section of the book of Isaiah that is referred to as the Book of Immanuel, because the word Immanuel is a Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Name Immanuel means God with us, and is mentioned in EVERY chapter of Isaiah, either by the Word or by the phrase.
Beginning with chapter 13 and going on to chapter 23, we find a Book of Burdens, in which nearly every chapter contains the word burdens. Chapters 16 & 18 do not contain the word burden, but they do have: woe, bewail, moan, howl, weeping, trodden down. The word burden describes a message of judgment against a certain nation that was given to the prophet by God.
The Book of Isaiah is truly a prophecy, for not only did it deal with nations which existed in Isaiah's day and in a century or two after Isaiah's day, but the prophecies in that section clearly direct our attention to the present time to what we know as the Middle East. The nations in what is now the Middle East are discussed in that precise section of the Book of Isaiah. Some of Isaiah’s prophecies also look far forward into the latter days.
Then starting with chapter 24 and ending with chapter 27, we see a division in the book of Isaiah that we referred to as the Little Apocalypse, or the Little Revelation. If you read those chapters and read Chapters 6-19 in Revelation, you will think that you are reading the same Book, because both Books deal with the same subject matter, except the part in Isaiah is much shorter than the part in Revelation.
As we come to Chapter 28, we will see that it will go all the way to chapter 33. This specific section of the Book of Isaiah is called the Book of Woes, because every section begins with the word woe. Any time that God uses the word woe, His Holy wrath has been righteously provoked!
The reason for the Book of Isaiah becomes so clear if and when you examine what is in it. God’s just and righteous judgment is so powerfully portrayed in the first part of the book (Isaiah 1-39), but then slowly and surely, the amazing and redeeming grace of our Almighty God is fully revealed to us in the last part of Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66).
The 27 chapters are equally divided into three sections of nine chapters, each ending with a symbolic verse illustrating the total depravity, immorality and wickedness of mankind.
Do you think that it was an accident, that the first 39 chapters parallels the number of Old Testament books, while the second half of Isaiah which numbers 27, parallels the number of New Testament books? I know that it is NO accident! God is not the Author of confusion (1 Cor.14:33). The 66 chapters of Isaiah match the English breakdown of the Bible with 66 books, 39 and 27!
IF the Book of Isaiah has a Centerfold . . . I think that it would have to be Isaiah Chapter 53, for it stands at the center of the middle section. It is there in Isaiah 53 that God's unexplainable grace is unfolded like a beautiful flower, stretched out to reach one and all! BUT . . . think of how many pass by and never see the Beauty nor feel His awesome Presence in their lives! They are simply too busy to pay attention to the Greatest Blessing that God the Father has ever bestowed on sinners! (Jn.3:15-18, 36). The focus of Isaiah 53, is where judgment becomes redemption.
Because of their continued wickedness, God could not use Israel to be a light to the nations, but He would reveal how in spite of them, He would find an Israelite who would do His will. This Lowly Servant, although facing great difficulties to achieve His calling, would bring forth hope and light springing up from Israel to all the world.
Many people object to the fact that God has much to say about the world’s evils. The vast majority of the world seem quite content and happy in their sinful disobedience to God. This is true, but Isaiah is NOT written because of the world, but because of those He has graciously chosen out of the world. Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (KJV)
This humble servant cannot comprehend the fact that the Almighty, Creator God has spoken to Isaiah, and that we have the marvelous Book of Isaiah, to study and consider what lies ahead for us. This simply is proof that God loves us and wants us to consider eternity! His Holy Word does NOT help everyone, in fact, it helps just a few (Mat.7:13-14), but the truth is, most people do NOT want to hear from Him! But . . . for those who are looking for help, will find abundant help in His Word. No matter how powerful the darkness, He will bring Light and help to all those who seek Him.
Isaiah Chapters 1-6
Isaiah Chapters 7-12
Isaiah Chapters 13-23
Isaiah Chapters 24-27
Isaiah Chapters 28-33
Isaiah Chapters 34-35
Isaiah Chapters 36-39
Isaiah Chapters 40-66
God does everything possible to make His people completely faithful to Him. This was to be expected because the Jews (Israel) are God’s covenant people . . . BUT they were not to expect God’s grace in their disobedience to Him, and neither are we. A great warning of persistent sin is clearly seen in the Book of Isaiah. Complete obedience is always what God wants from His people.
Isaiah clearly shows the gradual steps away from a true love towards God. God calls them blind and rebellious. Partial moral reforms are not what God wants! God wants to penetrate into every segment of our life. God wants His people to live holy and so to represent before the nations the greatness of this awesome God.
FIRST MAIN DIVISION
Division One - Chapters 1 to 12
Division Two - Chapters 13 to 27
Division Three - Chapters 28 to 35
Division Four - Chapters 36 to 39
SECOND MAIN DIVISION
Division Five - Chapters 40 to 48
Division Six - Chapters 49 to 57
Division Seven - Chapters 58 to 66
The Book of Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The two divisions of Isaiah agree with the Old and the New Testaments. Each chapter of Isaiah agrees and parallels with a certain Book of the Bible. And it seems that these chapters agree with the books in their consecutive order.
ISAIAH 1 parallels with GENESIS. In Isaiah 1 God calls upon the heavens and the earth to hear His complaint. In Genesis 1 God created the heavens and the earth. In Isaiah 1 man is declared to be very bad . . . the result of man's fall. In Genesis 1 God created man very good . . . but he fell.
ISAIAH 2 parallels with EXODUS. In Isaiah 2 we see that God will redeem Israel again out of all nations where they have been scattered. We see the beginning of Israel as a new creation. Exodus tells of redemption out of Egypt. This was their beginning as a nation.
ISAIAH 3 parallels with LEVITICUS. Isaiah 3 speaks of judgment. Leviticus 26 speaks of judgment pronounced on the disobedient. Consider the contrast . . . In Isaiah 3 the women are decked with ornaments (bad). Leviticus speaks of sanctification. In Leviticus the saints are decked with spiritual ornaments (good), the result of true sanctification.
ISAIAH 4 parallels with NUMBERS. Isaiah 4:5 speaks of the cloud by day, and the fire by night. Numbers 9:15-16 and 12:5, 10 speak of the cloud. Is it possible that the cloud will be restored to its place over Israel, God's ancient people? Isaiah 4 takes us down to when the heavenly Jerusalem will stand over the earthly Jerusalem like a tabernacle. It will be like a defense for a shadow in the daytime from the heat and for a place of refuge. Numbers 35:6 speaks of cities of refuge.
ISAIAH 5 parallels with DEUTERONOMY. Isaiah 5:24 speaks of the law of the Lord. Twice in this verse the Word of God is mentioned. In Deuteronomy is a second giving of the law. In Isaiah 5 there are six woes pronounced upon Israel. These woes answer to the curses of Deuteronomy 28.
ISAIAH 6 parallels with JOSHUA. Isaiah 6:1-4 is a vision of the day of the Lord. Isaiah represents the remnant of Israel during the Millennium. Joshua was a type of Christ leading his people, as a new creation, victoriously into Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, typical of the Messianic Kingdom. In Isaiah 6 we have a vision of Israel's cleansing at the day of the Lord. In Joshua 7 we read of Israel's cleansing from Achan's sin.
ISAIAH 7 parallels with JUDGES. In Isaiah 7 there is a man-made confederacy. In Judges 21:25 we read: Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
ISAIAH 8 parallels with RUTH. In Isaiah 8:8, 10 we read of Immanuel . . . God with us. We read also of Immanuel’s Land (8:8). In Ruth, a son was born who was in the genealogy of Christ. Ruth 4:21-22 Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David. Romans 1:3 Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh. In Isaiah 8:6, the waters of Shiloah speaks of Christ as rest. In Isaiah 8:3 Mahershaial-hash-baz . . . He will hasten to the prey (the nations); He will be to Israel God with us . . . a type of Christ at His Second Coming.
ISAIAH 9 parallels with 1 SAMUEL. Isaiah 9:1-2 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. In a time of darkness, Christ was born. (Mat.4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up.) In the time of Samuel, the light was dim; but God raised up One to speak His Word. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born. This is a prophecy of His First Coming. Isaiah 9:6 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. This is a prophecy of His Second Coming. 1 Samuel 2:10 He shall give strength unto His King, and exalt the horn of His anointed. This is a prophecy of the Lord Jesus Christ as King Messiah.
ISAIAH 10 parallels with 2 SAMUEL. David overcame the Philistines in 2 Samuel 22. David's Son will overcome His enemy . . . Isaiah 10. Consider the contrast . . . In Isaiah 10 the willful king, a shadow of the Anichrist is described. 2 Samuel 7 speaks of the rightful coming King.
ISAIAH 11 parallels with 1 KINGS. In 1 Kings 9:5 there is a confirmation of the Davidic Covenant . . . a Promise. Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel. In Isaiah 11 the Davidic Kingdom is set up . . . Fulfillment of this Promise.
ISAIAH 12 is in contrast with 2 KINGS. In 2 Kings we see Israel cast out of their land because of idolatry. It ends with sorrow. In Isaiah 12 we see Israel restored to fellowship with God, and back in their own land. It ends with shouting praise to God.
ISAIAH 13 parallels with I CHRONICLES. In I Chronicles David is a type of Christ conquering the nations (Gentiles). In Isaiah 13 Christ is the anti-typical David, overthrowing the take-over nations.
ISAIAH 14 parallels with 2 CHRONICLES. In 2 Chronicles 28:1 (and 2 Kings 16:7) Ahaz made a covenant with the Assyrians. In this he is a type of the false prophet at the end time, who will be destroyed with the anti-Christ. In Isaiah 14 we see the overthrow of the Antichrist.
ISAIAH 15 parallels with EZRA. In Isaiah 15 the Moabites opposed Israel. In Ezra 4 the non-Jews of the land, the Samaritans, opposed the returned children of Israel. Isaiah 15:1 Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; ... Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence. Ezra 9:1 The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the ... Moabites. Moab is a type of the false religious world. Israel has united with ungodliness, when they should have separated from them.
ISAIAH 16 parallels with NEHEMIAH. In Nehemiah, King Cyrus showed kindness and gave protection to Israel, and allowed the establishment of worship after the Babylonian captivity. In Isaiah 16 professing Christians (Moab) are reproved to do the same in the end time.
ISAIAH 17 parallels with ESTHER. In Esther the Jews were under the sentence of death by the ruling powers; but God rose up to help and turned the tide in their favor, and exalted them above their enemies. So is it in Isaiah 17. Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
ISAIAH 18 parallels with JOB. In Isaiah 18 we see Israel suffering and restored. Job was a type of Israel in their sufferings, and also in their restoration.
ISAIAH 19 parallels with PSALMS. Isaiah 19:1 Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt. Psalm 18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. Isaiah 19:11, 13 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish . . .The princes of Zoan are become fools . . . they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. Psalm 78:12, 43 Marvellous things did He in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. 43 How He had wrought His signs in Egypt, and His wonders in the field of Zoan.
In Isaiah 19:11, 13 Egypt speaks of the world. So these speak of all the princes and leaders of the world. The counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish. Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His Anointed. Isaiah 19:16, 22 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He shaketh over it. 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. Psalm 60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; Thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. Isaiah 19:19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. Psalm 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy. Isaiah 19:22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt." Psalm 78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt. Psalm 135:8 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt. Psalm 136:10 To Him that smote Egypt in, their firstborn. Isaiah 19:25 Israel Mine inheritance. Psalm 78:71 Israel His interitance.
ISAIAH 20 parallels with PROVERBS. Isaiah 20:6 Behold, such is our expectation. Their expectation was in man, and man will fail. Our faith must be in God alone. Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
ISAIAH 21 parallels with ECCLESIASTES. In Isaiah 21 we see the prediction of the judgment of the vanity of all flesh. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon teaches that all things of the flesh are vanity.
ISAIAH 22 parallels with the SONG OF SOLOMON. Jerusalem is often likened to a woman. Israel is the Bride of Jehovah. In the Song of Solomon we read of the Bride of Christ.
ISAIAH 23 parallels with ISAIAH. The many different burdens in Isaiah match up with this one.
ISAIAH 24 corresponds with JEREMIAH. Isaiah 24:23 The LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before His ancients gloriously. Jeremiah 23:5 A King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Isaiah 24 is a dirge, a mournful song . . . the consummation of burdens. Jeremiah tells of many burdens. He is the weeping prophet. Both foretell tribulation and judgments.
ISAIAH 25 is in conflict with LAMENTATIONS. Lamentations tells of the humiliation of the Jews. Isaiah 25 tells of their exaltation.
ISAIAH 26 parallels with EZEKIEL. Ezekiel 37 tells us of the revival of the dry bones . . . meaning the restoration of Israel. Isaiah 26 speaks of the worship and testimony of restored and converted Israel.
ISAIAH 27 parallels with DANIEL In Isaiah 27 we see the final triumph and restoration of Israel. The people come into their own land . . . the remnant comes into the holy land. Isaiah 27:12-13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 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. Daniel 7:18 The kingdom and dominion 27 shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High.
ISAIAH 28 parallels with HOSEA. Isaiah 28 speaks of woe upon Ephraim. Hosea speaks very often concerning Ephraim, which usually represents the professing church (Christendom). After the Church is raptured (1 Thes.4:13-17), there will still be left a group of ‘professing’ believers on Earth which did not qualify to go at this time. They will have to go through the Tribulation Period with Israel.
ISAIAH 29 parallels with JOEL. Isaiah 29 agrees with Joel in the pronouncing of judgments.
ISAIAH 30 parallels with AMOS. Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Amos 2:4 . . . they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked: Isaiah 30:9 Lying children Amos 2:4 Their lies caused them to err. Isaiah 30:10 Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly. Isaiah 30:15-33 Exhorts them to turn to the Lord for help. . . foretelling of Kingdom blessings. Amos 9:11-15 Speaks of the future glory of the Davidic Kingdom.
ISAIAH 31 parallels with OBADIAH. Isaiah 31:4 So shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. Obadiah 17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
ISAIAH 32 contrasts the Book of JONAH. Isaiah 32:20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters. Jonah refused to sow beside all waters; he did not want to preach to the Gentiles. Jonah is a type of the Jew who failed.
ISAIAH 33 parallels with MICAH. Isaiah 33:17 Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Micah 5:2 The birthplace of the King. "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Isaiah 33:20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down. Micah 4:3-4 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
ISAIAH 34 parallels with NAHUM. Isaiah 34 speaks of judgment. The entire book of Nahum speaks of judgment.
ISAIAH 35 parallels with HABAKKUK. Isaiah 35:8 speaks of the highway of holiness. Habakkuk was much more concerned that the holiness of God should not be blamed, than that Israel should escape punishment.
ISAIAH 36 parallels with ZEPHANIAH. Isaiah 36 speaks of Sennacherib's invasion and Jehovah's deliverance. Zephaniah predicted judgment and restoration. Isaiah 36:2 And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway. Meaning
Jesus. He, and only He alone is the One who directs life from God to us. Zeph. 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
ISAIAH 37 parallels with HAGGAI. In Isaiah 37:1,14 we see Hezekiah going into the Temple. Haggai tells us of the rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem.
ISAIAH 38 parallels with ZECHARIAH. Hezekiah's hopeless condition and mournful prayer in Isaiah 38:14 are a type of the remnant's prayer and mourning in Zechariah 12:10-14.
ISAIAH 39 parallels with MALACHI. There is a prophecy of judgment in both.
Isaiah 39:6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in 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. Mal. 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Isaiah 39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days. Mal. 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
ISAIAH 40 parallels with MATTHEW. In Isaiah 40:3 we see the prophecy of John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. In Matthew we have the fulfillment of that prophecy. Mat. 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
ISAIAH 41 parallels with MARK. In Isaiah 41:8 Israel is called a servant. Isaiah 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
ISAIAH 42 parallels with LUKE. Isaiah 42 describes Christ Jesus, the Son of Man, and His earthly ministry. In Luke, Christ Jesus is seen as a Man, who fulfilled His Father's will. Isaiah 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, . . . If we compare these Scriptures, we can see that when they rejected Christ Jesus, they rejected the Covenant, because He IS the Covenant. He was the embodiment of His Covenant, so His Covenant is His Person.
ISAIAH 43 parallels with JOHN. Isaiah 43 speaks of Israel's redemption. The apostle John speaks much about God's salvation.
Isaiah 43:1 Thus saith the LORD ... I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. John 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. John 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Isaiah 43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King. Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) LORD is mentioned 8 times in Isaiah 43:
43:1, 3, 10, 11; 12; 14, 15, 16. LORD describes Christ's Deity, and completely agrees with John.
ISAIAH 44 parallels with ACTS. The prophecy of the Holy Spirit was fulfilled in Acts 2, and will have a complete fulfillment in the latter days with Israel. Isaiah 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: Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Isaiah 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Isaiah 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 by myself; Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
ISAIAH 45 parallels with ROMANS. Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Rom. 9:20-21 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. Rom. 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Rom. 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
ISAIAH 46 parallels with 1 CORINTHIANS. Christ is made unto us righteousness.
Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory. 1 Cor. 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: Isaiah 46 shows us the contrast between God and idols. Isaiah 46 clearly states that the wisdom of God is superior, and that an idol is NOTHING! 1 Cor. 8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. 1 Cor. 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
ISAIAH 47 is in contrast with 2 CORINTHIANS. Isaiah 47 speaks of the judgment of literal Babylon which is symbolic of religious Babylon, the false church, and/or the false bride of Christ. In 2 Corinthians, we read of the taking up of the true Bride . . . 2 Cor. 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Before the marriage of the true Bride can take place, the false bride has to be judged.
ISAIAH 48 is in contrast with GALATIANS. Believers (new creatures, Gal.6:15) and unbelievers (the old creature, 2 Cor.5:17) are contrasted in Isaiah 48. Gal. 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. . . . This shows that Christ is Abraham's TRUE Seed, the Head of the new creation, and of those that are one with Him. Isaiah 48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. . . . In Galatians we see that the saints tried to perfect themselves by the works of the law, but believers are not under law, but under grace (Rom.6:14); and the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in them who walk after the Spirit (Rom.8:1,4).
ISAIAH 49 parallels with EPHESIANS. Isaiah 49 tells us that Israel will be the Bride of Christ on the Earth. Isaiah 49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. The Book of Ephesians tells us the qualifications of the Bride of Christ. Eph 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. The Church will be the ornament of the Bride of Christ. Isaiah 49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength. Eph. 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Isaiah 49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. Eph. 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
ISAIAH 50 parallels with PHILIPPIANS. Philippians is the book of the racer (Phil.2:16). Isaiah 50:5-7 shows Christ's suffering and purpose of heart, who set His face like a flint to win the race. Compare that with the racer in Phil. 3:7-14, and with Christ's humiliation as in Phil. 2:8. The remnant will be the actual racers in Israel. Isaiah 50:5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Heb. 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: . . . His Body was pierced, that Special, Perfect Body was for sacrifice. Phil. 2:7-8 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. . . . He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of that horrid Cross.
ISAIAH 51 parallels with COLOSSIANS. Colossians is the book of correction. In Isaiah 51, God's chosen people are repeatedly rebuked to listen to Him and to look to Him for judgment. Isaiah 51:4-5 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people. 5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. Col. 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Col. 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: . . . Consider this wisdom: 1 Cor. 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
ISAIAH 52 parallels with 1 THESSALONIANS. Isaiah 52:7 describes the Gospel messengers. 1 Thes. 2 does also. The conclusion is Thy God reigneth! (Isa.52:7).
1 Thes. tells of the Second Coming of Christ, and His enthronement.
ISAIAH 53 is in contrast with 2 THESSALONIANS. Isaiah 53 reveals Christ as the suffering Servant at His First Coming. 2 Thes. describes His Second Coming.
ISAIAH 54 parallels with 1 TIMOTHY. Isaiah 54:1 O barren, thou refers to Israel under the law. Isaiah 54 shows the contrast between law and grace, the results of atonement to Israel. Isaiah 54 tells the cause of their fruitfulness and rejoicing, which is Calvary. 1 Timothy shows us Paul, a shadow and representative of Israel, in his barren condition under the law and then in his fruitfulness under grace.
ISAIAH 55 parallels with 2 TIMOTHY. In Isaiah 55:11 the emphasis is upon God's Word. In 2 Timothy Paul gives instructions concerning the Word. Isaiah 55:11 So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 2 Tim 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Tim. 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 3:15-16 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
ISAIAH 56 parallels with TITUS. Isaiah 56 speaks of God's rest. It is also a picture of the millennial rest. Titus tells us how to enter into God's rest. Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, We are admonished in Titus, while we are resting, to do good works. Isaiah 56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful. We are to maintain good works.
ISAIAH 57 parallels with PHILEMON. Isaiah 57:15 declares that God dwells not only in the high and holy place, but also with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. We can compare this with Onesimus in Philemon 11. Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me. The former unprofitable servant, became of a contrite, penitent spirit, was revived and became profitable and a fit dwelling place for the Holy One.
ISAIAH 58 parallels with HEBREWS. Isaiah 58 tells us of the contrast between shadow and substance. Hebrews tells us of the types and shadows contrasted with reality (Christ Himself). Isaiah 58:13-14 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 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. Heb. 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Heb. 4:9-10 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
ISAIAH 59 parallels with JAMES. Isaiah 59 describes human wickedness and God's judgment. James tells us how fierce and vicious the old creature is, and also speaks of God's judgment. Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
James 3:8-9 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
ISAIAH 60 parallels with 1 PETER. Isaiah 60:21 describes the holy nation, Israel Thy people also shall be all righteous. 1 Peter 2:9 refers to the holy nation, Israel Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people.
Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
ISAIAH 61 parallels with 2 PETER. Isaiah 61:2 refers to the day of vengeance. The day of vengeance of our God. 2 Peter 3 speaks of Christ coming in judgment as a thief in the night. 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. . . . Isaiah 61:3-11 speaks of millennial peace and blessing. 2 Peter 3:13 is a warning. 2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
ISAIAH 62 parallels with 1 JOHN. Isaiah 62 describes Israel as a new creation, possessing eternal life. 1 John is the Book of eternal life.
ISAIAH 63 parallels with 2 JOHN. Isaiah 63 describes the judgment of the false teachers and the Antichrist, and the praise and prayer of the remnant who were liberated through the Truth and learned to know Him who is love and truth. In 2 John the love in the truth is stressed, also warning against the false teachers and the Antichrist.
ISAIAH 64 parallels with 3 JOHN. Six times in the brief Letter of 3 John the word truth is emphasized. In Isaiah 64 God's Truth revealed to penitent Israel that their righteousnesses were as filthy rags. Isaiah 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. Therefore, they continued their earnest prayer; and also acknowledged and appropriated God as their Father and their Potter. Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 3 John describes various characteristics of people, both good and bad. 3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. Isaiah 64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
ISAIAH 65 parallels with JUDE. We see both in Isaiah 65 and in Jude, the vast wickedness of religious mankind and the wickedness of satanic forces described; also the victories of Christ's Second Coming.
ISAIAH 66 parallels with REVELATION. Isaiah 66 describes whom the Lord chooses, whom He refuses, and the blessings bestowed upon the chosen; also the final destination of both. It is the conclusion of God's doings, even as is Revelation the conclusion of the Bible. We see the man child in Isaiah 66:7 and in Revelation 12:5. Isaiah 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Rev. 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. We see the glorious appearing of Christ Jesus as Judge in Isaiah 66:15-16 and also in Revelation 19:11-21.
Isaiah 66:15-16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many. Revelation 19:11-21 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. And we also see the new heavens and the new earth in both Books.
Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
Rev. 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
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