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The Ryrie Study Bible titles this section "In Releasing Judah from Babylon." The Lord was speaking to Cyrus, Israel's deliverer from Babylon; then He spoke directly to Babylon. Now He speaks to Israel.

...continue reading "Isaiah 48 (Judah)"

This is a continuation of the Lord speaking from Chapter 23.

...continue reading "Isaiah 44"

Beautiful promises of redemption from our Lord.

...continue reading "Isaiah 43"

In Isaiah Chapters 40 and 41 we have been exploring Who God Is. Here's what we know so far. God is Great! He delivered Israel; He is in control of world leaders; He is greater than idols. He provides. He protects. Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord.

Now, in Chapter 42, we learn more about God and His mysterious Trinity, specifically His Servant Jesus.

The Lord is our God; the Lord is One.

...continue reading "Isaiah 42"

We now enter a new section of Isaiah. Most commentators distinguish two "halves" of the book. The dire prophetic judgements of the "Old Testament" half, with the tragic end of Israel and much of Judah by the Assyrians, and the more hopefully, Messianic, "New Testament" half in which Isaiah has amazingly accurate prophesies regarding Babylon. This second second begin with chapter 40.

...continue reading "Isaiah 40"

With Assyria (God's enemies) vanquished in Chapter 31, we a righteous king and just princes rule.

(In Warren Wiersbe's Commentary on Isaiah, Be Comforted, he categorizes the next four chapters, Chapters 32-35, the four chapters that conclude the first section of Isaiah's prophesy, to be followed by an historical interlude and then the "consolation"/"new testament" portion of the book. Four future events divinely-inspired for God, His people, and the world.)

...continue reading "Isaiah 32"

Chapters 28-31 include 5 "woes". This chapter covers Woe 4.

...continue reading "Isaiah 30 (Judah)"