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Isaiah 47:1-10

1A.(1) Come down, and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground:
1B. there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans:
for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
(2) Take the millstones, and grind meal:
uncover thy locks,
make bare the leg,
uncover the thigh,
pass over the rivers.
(3) Thy nakedness shall be uncovered,
yea, thy shame shall be seen:
I will take vengeance,
and I will not meet thee as a man.

1B.(4) As for our redeemer,
the LORD of hosts is his name,
the Holy One of Israel.

1C’.(5) Sit thou silent,
and get thee into darkness,  O daughter of the Chaldeans:
for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

1B’.(6) I was wroth with my people,
I have polluted mine inheritance,
and given them into thine hand:
thou didst shew them no mercy;
upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

1A’.(7) And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever:
so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart,
neither didst remember the latter end of it.

2A.(8) Therefore hear now this,
thou that art given to pleasures,
that dwellest carelessly,
that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me;

2B. I shall not sit as a widow,

2C. neither shall I know the loss of children:

2D.(9) But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day,

2C’. the loss of children,

2B’. and widowhood:
they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. (10) For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me.

2A’. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

Isaiah 46:1-6

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A.(1) Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. (2) They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.

B.(3) Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:

C.(4) And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:

B’. I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

A’. (5) To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? (6) They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship. (7) They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

 

Isaiah 43:8-44:8

A.(8) Bring forth the blind people that have eyes,
and the deaf that have ears.
(9) Let all the nations be gathered together,
and let the people be assembled:
who among them can declare this, and shew us former things?
let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified:
or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
(10) Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD,
and my servant whom I have chosen:
that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he:

B. before me there was no God formed,
neither shall there be after me.
(11) I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
(12) I have declared, and have saved,
and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
(13) Yea, before the day was I am he;
and there is none that can deliver out of my hand:
I will work, and who shall let it?

C.(14) Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles,
and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

D.(15) I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

E.16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea,
and a path in the mighty waters;
(17) Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse,
the army and the power;
they shall lie down together,
they shall not rise:
they are extinct,
they are quenched as tow.
(18) Remember ye not the former things,
neither consider the things of old.
(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.
(20) The beast of the field shall honour me,
the dragons and the owls:
because I give waters in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert,
to give drink to my people, my chosen.

F.(21) This people have I formed for myself;
they shall shew forth my praise.

G.(22) But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob;
but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.

H.(23) Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings;
neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices.
I have not caused thee to serve with an offering,
nor wearied thee with incense.
(24) Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money,
neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices:
but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins,
thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

J.(25) I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake,
and will not remember thy sins.

H’.(26) Put me in remembrance:
let us plead together:
declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
(27) Thy first father hath sinned,
and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

G’.(28) Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary,
and have given Jacob to the curse,
and Israel to reproaches.
(1) Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant;
and Israel, whom I have chosen:

F’. 2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee,
and formed thee from the womb,
which will help thee;

E’. Fear not, O Jacob, my servant;
and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
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:
4 And they shall spring up as among the grass,
as willows by the water courses.

D’. 5 One shall say, I am the LORD’S;
and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob;
and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD,
and surname himself by the name of Israel.

C’. 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel,
and his redeemer the LORD of hosts;

B’. I am the first, and I am the last;
and beside me there is no God.

A’. 7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it,
and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people?
and the things that are coming, and shall come,
let them shew unto them.
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.

Isaiah 28:10-13

from Pete 0wen.

A – 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

B – 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

C – 12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: 

B’ – 13 yet they would not hear.

A’ – 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little;

“This is an interesting chiastic structure. I think it is of interest as it is the principle used by Sunday school teachers, faithful families and any Bible student for Bible study. How do we come to a knowledge of the truth? How do we study? How do we expound the word of God? Precept upon precept and line upon line. This may seem a linear structure. It isn’t. The passage quite clearly demonstrates these phrases being repeated to bring us to the middle. We have to be prepared to hear the word of the LORD! There is a refreshing, there is a rest which those who will listen to the word will be blessed with. If though we do not follow the principles of the word: precept upon precept, line upon line – carefully being guided by the word then we are will not receive that blessing and are like the rest who ‘would not hear.’ “

Isaiah 18

A 1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings,
which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
(2)  That sendeth ambassadors by the sea,
even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying,
Go, ye swift messengers,
to a nation scattered and peeled,
to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto;

a nation meted out and trodden down,
whose land the rivers have spoiled!

B  (3)  All ye inhabitants of the world,
and dwellers on the earth, see ye,
when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains;
and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

C  (4)  For so the LORD said unto me,
I will take my rest,
and I will consider in my dwelling place
like a clear heat upon herbs,
and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
(5)  For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect,
and the sour grape is ripening in the flower,
he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks,
and take away and cut down the branches.

B’  (6)  They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains,
and to the beasts of the earth:
and the fowls shall summer upon them,
and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

A’  (7)  In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts
of a people scattered and peeled,
and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto;
a nation meted out and trodden under foot,
whose land the rivers have spoiled,
to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts,
the mount Zion.

Isaiah 14

A. Israel restored
1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob,
and will yet choose Israel,
and set them in their own land:
 and the strangers shall be joined with them,
and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 And the people shall take them,
and bring them to their place:
and the house of Israel shall possess them
in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids:
and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were;
and they shall rule over their oppressors.

B. A proverb against Babylon
3 And it shall come to pass in the day  that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, (4) That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say,

a. Babylon’s crimes against the people
How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
(5) The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked,
and the sceptre of the rulers.
(6) He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke,
he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. (7) The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet:
they break forth into singing.
(8) Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

b. The kings in the graveyard makes room for Babylon
(9) Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming:
it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth;
it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
(10) All they shall speak and say unto thee,
Art thou also become weak as we?
art thou become like unto us?

(11) Thy pomp is brought down to the grave,
and the noise of thy viols:
the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

c. Babylon’s ambition to become God
(12) How art thou fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!

how art thou cut down to the ground,
which didst weaken the nations!

(13) For thou hast said in thine heart,
 I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:

I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north:
(14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will be like the most High.

b’. But no royal sepulchre in the graveyard  for Babylon
(15) Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell,
to the sides of the pit.
(16) They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee,
and consider thee, saying,
Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,
that did shake kingdoms;
(17) That made the world as a wilderness,
and destroyed the cities thereof;
that opened not the house of his prisoners?
(18) All the kings of the nations, even all of them,
lie in glory, every one in his own house.
(19) But thou art cast out of thy grave (sepulchre) like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain,
thrust through with a sword,
that go down to the stones of the pit;
as a carcase trodden under feet.

a’. Babylon crimes against their own people
(20) Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial,
because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people:
the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
(21) Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land,
nor fill the face of the world with cities.

A’. Babylon Cut off
(22) For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts,
and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
(23) I will also make it a possession for the bittern,
and pools of water:
and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction,
saith the LORD of hosts.

A. 24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying
Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass;
and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

B. 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land,
and upon my mountains tread him under foot:

B’. then shall his yoke depart from off them,
and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

A’.26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth:
and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?

28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.

A. 29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina,
because the rod of him that smote thee is broken:
for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice,
and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

B. 30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed,
and the needy shall lie down in safety:
and I will kill thy root with famine,
and he shall slay thy remnant.

A’. 31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city;
thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved:
for there shall come from the north a smoke,
and none shall be alone in his appointed times.

B’. 32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation?That the LORD hath founded Zion,
and the poor (needy) of his people shall trust in it.

Isaiah 12

A.(1) And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee;  though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

B. (2) Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Yah Yahweh is my strength and my song;  he also is become my salvation.

C. (3) Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

A’. (4) And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD,  call upon his name, declare his doings among the people,  make mention that his name is exalted.

B’. (5) Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

C’. (6) Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

Isaiah 66:10-14

A.(10) i. Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her:

     ii.  rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

B.(11)i.  That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations;

ii. . that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

C.(12) For thus saith the LORD, Behold,

i’ I will extend peace to her like a river, 

ii. and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream:

B’. then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

A’.(13) As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you, and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. (14) And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

Isaiah 5:1-7*

A.(1) Now will I sing to my wellbeloved
a song of my beloved touching his vineyard.
My wellbeloved hath a vineyard
in a very fruitful hill:

B.(2) And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof,
and planted it with the choicest vine,
and built a tower in the midst of it,
and also made a winepress therein:

C. and he looked that it should bring forth grapes,
and it brought forth wild grapes.

D.(3) And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. (4) What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it?

C’. wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

B’.(5) And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up;
and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:(6) And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged;
but there shall come up briers and thorns:
I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

A’.(7) For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant:
and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression;
for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Isaiah 63:11-14

A  (11a)  Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock?
B  (11b)  where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
C  (12)  That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
A’  (13)  That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
B’  (14a)  As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest:
C’  (14b)  so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.