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Isaiah 66:1-5

A.(1) Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? (2) For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

B.(3) He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

C.(4) I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear:

B’. but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

A’.(5) Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified:  but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.





Isaiah 24:4-7

A.(4) The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

B.(5) The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof;

C. because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

B’. therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

A’. (6) Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: (7) The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.





Isaiah 25:1-26:4

from Pete O.

Between Isaiah 25:2-  and 26:1- there is a contrast between the city which is destroyed and the future city of the righteous. In this proposal the covering or vail over the nations has to do with their wrong understanding of the nature of God. There is stress on the bringing down of the proud and the defence of the poor. At the centre is the promise of resurrection and eternal life in the Kingdom go God on earth.

Isaiah 25

A – 1 O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

B. – 2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.- 3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee. 4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

C.   5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

D – 6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

E – 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.

F – 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the LORD God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

E’ – 9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

D’ – 10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.

C’. 11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands. 12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and, even to the dust.

Isaiah 26

B’ – 1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah;  – We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

A’ – 2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

Isaiah 41:8-14

A (8) But thou, ISRAEL, art my servant,

B (8) JACOB whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

C (9, 10) Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. FEAR THOU NOT; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;

D (10) for I am THY GOD: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

E (11) Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be AS NOTHING; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

F (12) Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee:

E′ (12) they that war against thee shall be AS NOTHING, and as a thing of nought.

D′ (13) For I Yahweh THY GOD will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,

C′ (13, 14) FEAR NOT; I will help thee. FEAR NOT,

B′ (14) thou worm JACOB,

A′ (14) and ye men OF ISRAEL; I will help thee, saith Yahweh, and thy redeemer, the Holy One OF ISRAEL.

Isaiah 62:1-7

Two proposals for Isaiah 62:1-7 have been submitted. Might this section be part of a larger unit beginning in chapter 61? Further comments most welcome.

A.(1) For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.(2) And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory:

B. and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

C. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

B’.(4) Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.(5) For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

A’.(6) I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, (7) And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.


A.(1) For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,

B: a. until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness

b. and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

      a’. (2)And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,

b’. and all kings thy glory:

C: and thou shalt be called by a new name,
which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

D.(3) a. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD,
            b. and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

C’. (4) a : Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken;

b: neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate:

a’: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, [My delight is in her]

b’: and thy land Beulah: [Married]

B’: a.: for the LORD delighteth in thee,

b: and thy land shall be married.

b’.(5) For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee:

a’: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

A’: a. (6) I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,

b.: which shall never hold their peace day nor night:

b’. ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,  And give him no rest,

a’: till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Isaiah 45:5-22

A.(5) a. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

b.(6) That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me.

a’. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

B.(7) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

(8)a. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

b.(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? (10) Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

b’.(11) Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,  Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

a’.(12) I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. (13) I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts. (14) Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God. (15) Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

C.(16) They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

D.(17) But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation:

C’. ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

B’.(18) For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens;  God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited:  I am the LORD; and there is none else. (19) I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.(20) Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. (21) Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time?   have not I the LORD?

A’. a. and there is no God else beside me;

b. a just God and a Saviour;

c. there is none beside me.

b’.(22) Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:

a’. for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 33

A.(1) Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled;
and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee!
when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled;
and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously,
they shall deal treacherously with thee.

B.(2) O LORD, be gracious unto us;
we have waited for thee:
be thou their arm every morning,
our salvation also in the time of trouble.
(3) At the noise of the tumult the people fled;
at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
(4) And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller:
as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

C.(5) The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high:
he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
(6) And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation:
the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

D.(7) Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without:
the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
(8) The highways lie waste,
the wayfaring man ceaseth:
he hath broken the covenant,
he hath despised the cities,
he regardeth no man.
(9) The earth mourneth and languisheth:
Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down:
Sharon is like a wilderness;
and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

E.(10) Now will I rise, saith the LORD;
now will I be exalted;

now will I lift up myself.

F.(11) Ye shall conceive chaff,
ye shall bring forth stubble:
your breath, as fire, shall devour you.
(12) And the people shall be as the burnings of lime:
as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

G.(13) Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done;
and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 

F’. (14) The sinners in Zion are afraid;
fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.
Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?
who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

E’. (15) He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly;
he that despiseth the gain of oppressions,
that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes,
that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood,
and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
(16) He shall dwell on high:
his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:
bread shall be given him;
his waters shall be sure.

D’. (17) Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty:
they shall behold the land that is very far off.
(18) Thine heart shall meditate terror.
Where is the scribe?
where is the receiver?
where is he that counted the towers?
(19) Thou shalt not see a fierce people,
a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive;
of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

C’.(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;
not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed,
neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

B’.(21) But there the glorious LORD will be unto us
a place of broad rivers and streams;
wherein shall go no galley with oars,
neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
(22) For the LORD is our judge,
the LORD is our lawgiver,
the LORD is our king;
he will save us

A’.(23) Thy tacklings are loosed;
they could not well strengthen their mast,
they could not spread the sail:
then is the prey of a great spoil divided;
the lame take the prey.
(24) And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick:
the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

Isaiah 52:1, 2

A (1) Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O ZION;

B (1) put on thy beautiful garments, O JERUSALEM, the holy city:

C (1) for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.

B′ (2) Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O JERUSALEM:

A′ (2) loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter OF ZION.

Isaiah 63:1-2

A (1) Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed GARMENTS from Bozrah?

B (1) this that is glorious IN HIS APPAREL, travelling in the greatness of his strength?

C (1) I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

B′ (2) Wherefore art thou red IN THINE APPAREL,

A′ (2) and THY GARMENTS like him that treadeth in the winefat?

Isaiah 56:1-8

(1) Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

A. (2) Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

B.(3) Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people:

C. neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

C’.(4) For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; (5) Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

B’.(6) Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants,

A’. every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; (7) Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. (8) The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.