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2018 November 24
Isaiah 2

The Temptation of Christ:
From Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (c. 1416)

Limbourg Brothers (Early 15th Century)
International Gothic Style
Musee Conde, Chantilly, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting features the castle of Duke Jean de Berry which stands strong, as in Isaiah's prophecy below, and in contrast to the previous chapter which prophesied judgment which would come before the blessings of strength and holiness which Christ, who is also featured in the painting, will bring. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: In Isaiah 2, the LORD promises "that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it." This will happen after God's people are judged and chastised for their sins, as in the previous chapter (1-2). From Zion the law will go forth (3); peace will prevail among the nations. All of this will be brought about in its ultimate form by Jesus Christ (4-5). Therefore the prophet cautions the people against their reliance on their riches and their military strength and warns them to fear the LORD and his judgments (6-11). For the LORD is going to tear down all of man's defenses and all their pride; and they will try to hide from him in the day when he "arises to shake terribly the earth" (12-21). Therefore, he tells them to "Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?" (22).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

[1] Isaiah 1:1.
[2] Micah 4:1-3; Daniel 10:14.
[3] Jeremiah 31:6.
[4] Isaiah 9:7; Psalm 82:8.
[5] Isaiah 50:10-11.
[6] Deuteronomy 31:16-17.
[7] 2 Chronicles 9:20-25.
[8] 2 Chronicles 27:2.
[9] Isaiah 5:15.
[10] Isaiah 42:22.
[11] Isaiah 5:15-16; Isaiah 13:11; 1 Corinthians 1:29-31.
[12] Isaiah 13:6, 9; Luke 14:11.
[13] Isaiah 10:33-34.
[14] Isaiah 30:25.
[15] Isaiah 40:4.
[16] Isaiah 23:1; 1 Kings 22:48-49.
[17] Isaiah 13:11; Ezekiel 28:2-7.
[18] Isaiah 27:9; Ezekiel 36:25; Ezekiel 37:23; Hosea 14:8; Zechariah 13:2.
[19] 1 Samuel 13:6; Jeremiah 16:16; Hosea 10:8; Micah 7:17; Luke 23:30; Hebrews 11:38; Revelation 6:15; Revelation 9:6.
[20] Isaiah 30:22; Isaiah 31:7.
[21] Isaiah 2:10, 19.
[22] Psalm 62:9; Psalm 146:3; Jeremiah 17:5.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Book of Proverbs. ECCLESIASTES: Book of Ecclesiastes Dramatized. SONG OF SOLOMON: Song of Solomon Dramatized. ISAIAH: Isaiah Dramatized. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Isaiah Detailed Outline

Isaiah 2

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

Blessing: Exaltation of the Temple Mount Bringing World Peace (2:1-5)

     1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

     2 And it shall come to pass in the last days,
that the mountain of the LORD'S house
shall be established in the top of the mountains,
and shall be exalted above the hills;
and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say,
Come ye,
and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
and he will teach us of his ways,
and we will walk in his paths:
for out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations,
and shall rebuke many people:
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruninghooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob,
come ye,
and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Judgment: On Judah and Jerusalem - Invasion, Distress, Famine (2:6 - 4:1)

     6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob,
because they be replenished from the east,
and are soothsayers like the Philistines,
and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold,
neither is there any end of their treasures;
their land is also full of horses,
neither is there any end of their chariots:
8 Their land also is full of idols;
they worship the work of their own hands,
that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the mean man boweth down,
and the great man humbleth himself:
therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock,
and hide thee in the dust,
for fear of the LORD,
and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled,
and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,
and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

     12 For the day of the LORD of hosts
shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty,
and upon every one that is lifted up;
and he shall be bought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon,
that are high and lifted up,
and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains,
and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower,
and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish,
and upon all pleasant pictures.
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
and the haughtiness of men shall be made low:
and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks,
and into the caves of the earth,
for [the face of the] fear of the LORD,
and for the glory of his majesty,
when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

     20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver,
and his idols of gold,
which they made each one for himself to worship,
to the moles [to hole diggers] and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,
and into the tops of the ragged rocks,
for fear of the LORD,
and for the glory of his majesty,
when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease ye from man,
whose breath is in his nostrils:
for wherein is he to be accounted of?

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