- Lived 700 years before Jesus Christ
- Name means – God is salvation
- Son of Amoz a nobleman possible relative to king Mannasseh
- Prophesied during the reigns of: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah
- His wife was a prophetess (Isa. 8:3)
- Two sons
- Shear-Yashub (a remnant will return) (Isa. 7:3)
- Maher-shalal-hasbaz (spoil quickly; plunder speedily) (Isa. 8:3; 37:21-23)
- Called to ministry – “year King Uzziah died” (740 BC)
- prosperity by oppressing the poor
- Assimilation with other cultures/gods (idolatry; immorality)
- Alliances with Egypt and Assyria (Isa. 30:2-4)
- Samaria captured 722 BC
- Hezekiah revolted against Sennacherib (king of Assyria) (2 Kings 18:7)
- Contemporary to the prophets Haggai and Zechariah
Gems from Isaiah
Isa. 1:19 “…Willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land…”
Isa. 1:25 “…I will y purge away your dross and remove all your impurities…”
Isa. 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind resides on You…”
Isa. 26:9 “My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit longs for you…”
Isa. 30:18 “The Lord will wait, to be gracious to you…”
Isa. 33:6 “He will be the sure foundation for your times…”
Isa. 40:8 “…the Word of our God stands forever…”
Isa. 40:29 “He gives strength to the weary & increases the weak…”
Isa. 40:31 “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…”
Isa. 43:2 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you…”
Isa. 43:25 “I alone will blot our your sins…and never think of them again…”
Isa. 44:22 “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud…”
Isa. 45:2 “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight…”
Isa. 46:4 “ Even to your old age/grey hairs I am He who will sustain you…”
Isa. 53:5 “…And by His wounds we are healed…”
Isa. 54:17 “No weapon formed against you will prosper…”
Isa. 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way & thoughts & return to the Lord…”
Isa. 55:11 “My Word…will not return empty but accomplish what I purpose…”
Isa. 57:1-2 “Those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die…”
Isa. 58:9 “Then… you will cry and He will say, Here I Am…”
Isa. 58:11 “The Lord will guide you and will strengthen your frame…”
Isa. 60:1 “…My ways and thoughts are higher than yours…”
Isa. 66:9 “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born…”
Verses for Isaiah – Foregone Conclusions
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;
I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
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.
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
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.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
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.
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.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.”
I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
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.
no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.
Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
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.
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I…
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.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.