Brian Yeager's Outlines
Isaiah - Outline
I. Introduction
A.  Isaiah the man
1.  The son of Amoz was born in Jerusalem about 760 B.C (1:1).
2.  Ministry began about 740 B.C.
a.  Preached 40 years in his native city.
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.
3.  His attitude (6:8).
4.  His name means “Salvation of the Lord”.
B.  The background
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).
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).
2.  Idolatry was taking over God’s people (II Kings 21:2-9).
          
II. The Book
A.  Rebukes, promises, and prophecies of judgment on Judah, Israel, and some foreign nations (1:1 to 39:8).
1.  Spiritual condition of Judah (1:1-31).
a.  Sin-sickness and rejection of nation (1:2-17).
b.  An appeal to reconsider (1:18-20).
c.  Evil conditions again stated (1:21-23).
d.  Offer of grace or condemnation (1:24-31).
2.  Messiah promised and Judah further rebuked (2:1-22).
a.  A brief prophecy of a King Redeemer (2:1-4).
b.  A plea to abandon idolatry (2:5-11).
c.  A coming judgment of destruction because of the glory of Jehovah’s majesty (2:12-22).
3.  Oppression of rulers and wickedness of women (3:1-26).
a.  Elders have allowed the evil (3:1-15).
b.  The perverse women of Judah (3:16-4:1).
4.  A coming day of restoration (4:2-6).
5.  Corrupt conditions in Judah in Isaiah’s time (5:1-30).
a.  Parable of Jehovah’s vineyard (5:1-7).
b.  Woes pronounced (5:8-30).
6.  The commission of Isaiah (6:1-13).
7.  Rezin, Pekah and Immanuel (7:1-25).
a.  Alliance of Syria and Israel (7:1-2).
b.  Ahaz not to fear Syria and Israel (7:3-9).
c.  The sign and the virgin born Immanuel (7:10-17).
d.  Coming destruction of Judah (7:18-25).
8.  Assyria to afflict Judah (8:1-22).
a.  The sign of Isaiah’s son (8:1-4).
b.  Assyria will distress Judah (8:4-8).
c.  Isaiah’s confidence (8:9-17).
d.  Assyria will not utterly destroy Judah (8:18-25).
9.  The coming Prince of Peace (9:1-7).
10.  Judgment on Israel for her hypocrisy (9:8-21).
11.  Assyria’s victories and defeat (10:1-34).
a.  Assyria will humiliate Israel (10:1-4).
b.  Assyria will be punished in her turn (10:5-19).
c.  A remnant of Israel will return (10:20-34).
12.  Messiah’s kingdom will bring peace to all nations (11:1 to 12:6).
13.  The burden [prophecy of destruction] upon the nations (13:1 to 23:18).
a.  The burden of Babylon (13:1-22).
b.  The return of God’s people (14:1-3).
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) (17:1-14).
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) 
(21:1-10).
j.  The burden of Dumah (Edom) (21:11-12).
k.  The burden of Arabia (21:13-17).
l.  The burden of Jerusalem (22:1-25).
m.  The burden of Tyre (23:1-18).
14.  God’s judgments on the world (24:1-23).
15.  Praise for Jehovah’s kingdom and favor (25:1-12).
a.  Thanksgiving for deliverance (25:1-5).
b.  Blessings granted (25:6-8).
c.  Rejoicing in salvation (25:8-12).
16.  A song of thanksgiving for the goodness of Jehovah (26:1-21).
a.  Jehovah will protect and watch over his people (16:1-10).
b.  The people shall be restored to divine favor (26:16 to 27:13).
17.  Renewed denouncement of Israel and Judah (28:1-29).
a.  A warning to Samaria (Ephraim) (28:1-4).
b.  An offer of mercy to Judah (28:5-6).
c.  The sinfulness of Judah (28:7-13).
d.  Leaders and priests condemned (28:14-22).
e.  A parable of planting and reaping (28:23-29).
18.  Warnings and promises to Jerusalem (29:1-24).
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).
B.  Events in the reign of Hezekiah (36:1 -  39:8).
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 (38:9-22).
4.  Hezekiah shows all his treasure to visitors from Babylon (39:1-2).
5.  Isaiah prophesied Babylonian captivity (39:3-8).
III. Judah and Israel consoled by promises of restoration (40:1 - 66:24)
A.  Tender words of consolation to people under affliction 
(40:1-11).
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 (41:1-7).
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 (42:10-17).
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 (43:8-13).
9.  Jehovah will redeem his people (43:14-21).
10.  Israel rejects God’s offer of mercy (43:22-18).
11. The shame and folly of idolatry (44:1-20).
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 God (46:1-13).
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).
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 (57:3-21).
18.  Sins of Israel and Judah (58:1 - 59:21).
a.  Good and evil observance of fasts and Sabbaths (58:1-14).
b.  National confession of wickedness (59:1-21).
19.  Redemption and restoration (60:1 - 66:24).
a.  Glorified Zion (60:1-22).
b.  Those who endure will be exalted (61:1-11).
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 (65:1-25).
g.  Jehovah’s judgments and Zion’s happiness (66:1-24).


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