Isaiah - Outline
A. Isaiah the man
1. The son of Amoz was
born in Jerusalem about 760 B.C (1:1).
B. The background
2. Ministry began about 740
a. Preached 40 years
in his native city.
3. His attitude (6:8).
b. He was a young noble who
had access to the court.
c. He was married about 734
B.C and his wife was a prophetess (8:3).
d. He had two sons.
4. His name means “Salvation
of the Lord”.
1. Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz,
and Hezekiah were kings in Judah (1:1).
a. Assyria defeated
Syria and Israel and become a world power (II Kings 17:3-6).
2. Idolatry was taking over God’s
people (II Kings 21:2-9).
b. Judah was invaded by the
Assyrian king, Sennacherib, but was saved by divine intervention -- 185,000
Assyrians died in one night (II Kings 18:13-19:37).
II. The Book
A. Rebukes, promises,
and prophecies of judgment on Judah, Israel, and some foreign nations (1:1
III. Judah and Israel consoled by
promises of restoration (40:1 - 66:24)
1. Spiritual condition
of Judah (1:1-31).
B. Events in the reign of Hezekiah
(36:1 - 39:8).
a. Sin-sickness and
rejection of nation (1:2-17).
2. Messiah promised and Judah further
b. An appeal to reconsider (1:18-20).
c. Evil conditions again stated
d. Offer of grace or condemnation
a. A brief prophecy
of a King Redeemer (2:1-4).
3. Oppression of rulers and wickedness
of women (3:1-26).
b. A plea to abandon idolatry
c. A coming judgment of destruction
because of the glory of Jehovah’s majesty (2:12-22).
a. Elders have allowed
the evil (3:1-15).
4. A coming day of restoration (4:2-6).
b. The perverse women of Judah
5. Corrupt conditions in Judah
in Isaiah’s time (5:1-30).
a. Parable of Jehovah’s
6. The commission of Isaiah (6:1-13).
b. Woes pronounced (5:8-30).
7. Rezin, Pekah and Immanuel
a. Alliance of Syria
and Israel (7:1-2).
8. Assyria to afflict Judah (8:1-22).
b. Ahaz not to fear Syria and
c. The sign and the virgin born
d. Coming destruction of Judah
a. The sign of Isaiah’s
9. The coming Prince of Peace (9:1-7).
b. Assyria will distress Judah
c. Isaiah’s confidence (8:9-17).
d. Assyria will not utterly
destroy Judah (8:18-25).
10. Judgment on Israel for her
11. Assyria’s victories and
a. Assyria will humiliate
12. Messiah’s kingdom will bring
peace to all nations (11:1 to 12:6).
b. Assyria will be punished
in her turn (10:5-19).
c. A remnant of Israel will
13. The burden [prophecy of
destruction] upon the nations (13:1 to 23:18).
a. The burden of Babylon
14. God’s judgments on the world
b. The return of God’s people
c. The doom of Babylon (14:4-28).
d. The burden of Philistia (14:29-43).
e. The burden of Moab (15:1-16:14).
f. The burden of Damascus (Syria)
g. The homage of Ethiopia (18:1-7).
h. The burden of Egypt (19:1-20:6).
i. The burden of the wilderness
of the sea (Babylon)
j. The burden of Dumah (Edom)
k. The burden of Arabia (21:13-17).
l. The burden of Jerusalem (22:1-25).
m. The burden of Tyre (23:1-18).
15. Praise for Jehovah’s kingdom
and favor (25:1-12).
a. Thanksgiving for
16. A song of thanksgiving for the
goodness of Jehovah (26:1-21).
b. Blessings granted (25:6-8).
c. Rejoicing in salvation (25:8-12).
a. Jehovah will protect
and watch over his people (16:1-10).
17. Renewed denouncement of Israel
and Judah (28:1-29).
b. The people shall be restored
to divine favor (26:16 to 27:13).
a. A warning to Samaria
18. Warnings and promises to Jerusalem
b. An offer of mercy to Judah
c. The sinfulness of Judah (28:7-13).
d. Leaders and priests condemned
e. A parable of planting and
19. Folly of reliance on Egypt;
a renewal of promises; destruction of Assyria (30:1-33).
20. Not Egypt, but Jehovah can
help; Jehovah, not Egypt, will discomfit Assyria (31:1-9).
21. The righteous King (32:1-8).
22. Denunciations of Israel joined
with promises (32:9-20).
23. God’s judgments against Assyria;
the privileges of the godly (33:1-24).
24. Vengeance against the enemies
of Jehovah (34:1-17).
25. The flourishing state of those
who fear and obey Jehovah (35:1-10).
1. Assyria, under Sennacherib,
invades Judah; Jehovah delivers Judah and destroys 185,000 Assyrian soldiers
(36:1 - 37:38).
2. The sickness and recovery
of Hezekiah (38:1-8).
3. Hezekiah’s song of thanksgiving
4. Hezekiah shows all his treasure
to visitors from Babylon (39:1-2).
5. Isaiah prophesied Babylonian
A. Tender words of consolation
to people under affliction
B. The grandeur and goodness
of Jehovah (40:12-30).
C. The contest between Jehovah
and Idols (41:1 - 48:22).
1. The nations are addressed
2. Israel is addressed (41:8-20).
3. The Idols are challenged
to show what they can do (41:21-29).
4. Jehovah’s ideal servant (42:1-9).
5. A song of praise to Jehovah
6. Israel is blind and deaf
and destined to be punished (42:18-25).
7. Israel is promised deliverance
and protection (43:1-7).
8. Israel and the nations challenged
9. Jehovah will redeem his people
10. Israel rejects God’s offer
of mercy (43:22-18).
11. The shame and folly of idolatry
12. Jehovah forgives and redeems his
people—Cyrus is named as the deliverer (44:21 to 45:7).
13. Jehovah’s purpose in creation—unto
me every knee shall bow (45:8-25).
14. The gods of Babylon versus Israel’s
15. Jehovah will punish Babylon (47:1-15).
16. Assurance of deliverance (48:1-22)
17. The suffering Servant and the
glory of Zion (49:1 - 57:21).
a. The Servant of Jehovah
and Israel (49:1-26).
18. Sins of Israel and Judah (58:1
b. The suffering Servant as a prophet
of God (50:1-11).
c. Words of cheer to Zion (51:1-23).
d. Encouragement for Zion (52:1-12).
e. Victory through the Servant’s suffering
(52:13 - 53:12).
f. The future splendor of Zion (54:1-17).
g. Jehovah’s gracious invitation of
free mercy (55:13).
h. The rejected consoled—the watchmen
blind (56:1 - 57:2).
i. A rebuke of the people’s idolatry
a. Good and evil observance
of fasts and Sabbaths (58:1-14).
19. Redemption and restoration (60:1
b. National confession of wickedness
a. Glorified Zion (60:1-22).
b. Those who endure will be
c. Zion’s glory and her new
name & Gentiles will see (62:1-12).
d. Jehovah’s vengeance and a
prayer for mercy (63:1-19).
e. A prayer for present mercy
and help (64:1-12).
f. God’s answer to the prayer
g. Jehovah’s judgments and Zion’s
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