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2018 December 18
Isaiah 26

Concert (1485-1495)
Lorenzo Costa the Elder (1460-1535)
Italian Renaissance Style
National Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting shows people rejoicing in song, as in the chapter below. ]


[ 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 26, the prophet offers a song for those who would return to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon. Salvation will be the walls and bulwarks of the city (1).
     Into it will come those who keep righteousness and truth; and the LORD will keep them in perfect peace because their mind rests upon him (2-3).
     They should trust the LORD because he casts down the high and their lofty city; and those who trust in him will do likewise (4-6).
     The LORD meets with the upright in the paths of judgment (7-9).
     But the wicked will not learn righteousness even when the LORD shows favor to them; rather, they will be devoured by their own fire (10-11).
     Therefore, the righteous plead for God's peace since it is God who has enabled them to obey and has destroyed their enemies and their gods (12-15).
     By contrast, God's people repented when the LORD chastened them (16).
     They travailed but brought forth only wind; so they turned to the LORD and his resurrection power (17-19).
     In reply, the LORD tells them to come and hide from the wrath which he will send upon the earth for its murderous deeds (20-21).

     [ Sermons: William Taylor. William Still. 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.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Isaiah 26: Isaiah 24. Isaiah 25. Isaiah 26. Isaiah 27. Isaiah 28. Isaiah 29. Isaiah 30. Isaiah 31. Isaiah 32. Isaiah 33. Isaiah 34. Isaiah 35. ]
[1] Isaiah 5:1; Isaiah 27:1-2; Isaiah 60:18.
[2] Isaiah 60:11; Psalm 15:1-2; Psalm 24:3-4; Psalm 118:19-20; Revelation 21:27.
[3] John 14:27.
[4] Isaiah 12:2; Psalm 68:4; Deuteronomy 32:4.
[5] Isaiah 2:12.
[6] Isaiah 25:10.
[7] Proverbs 4:26; Proverbs 5:6; Proverbs 5:21.
[8] John 12:28.
[9] Psalm 63:6-7.
[10] Isaiah 26:9; Psalm 143:10; Matthew 5:8.
[11] Psalm 10:12.
[12] Psalm 57:2.
[13] Romans 6:22.
[14] Psalm 88:10; Isaiah 14:9; Ezekiel 32:21.
[15] Isaiah 9:3.
[16] Deuteronomy 4:29-30; 2 Chronicles 6:37-38.
[17] Isaiah 13:8.
[18] John 5:28-29; Isaiah 37:3; Romans 8:20-22.
[19] Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 11:15; Hosea 6:2; 2 Samuel 23:4; Psalm 110:3; Isaiah 26:18.
[20] Psalm 27:5.
[21] Micah 1:3-8; Ezekiel 9:3-6; Ezekiel 10:3-5, 18-19.
     -- 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 26

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

1. Pre-Exile: The Judgment & Blessing Cycles (1:1 - 39:8) - 740-709 B.C., Israel
(These 2 groups of prophecies concentrate first on Judah & Jerusalem then on the Nations.)

C. Cycles of Prophecy for Judah and Jerusalem (24:1 - 35:10)
1. Cycle 1 - (24:1 - 27:13)
a. Judgment: On the Whole Earth (24:1-23)
b. Blessing: On God's People in Judah and Israel (Continued) (25:1 - 27:13)

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.

2 Open ye the gates,
that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth
may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace [peace peace],
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever:
for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
5 For he bringeth down
them that dwell on high;
the lofty city,
he layeth it low;
he layeth it low, even to the ground;
he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down,
even the feet of the poor,
and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness:
thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD,
have we waited for thee;
the desire of our soul is to thy name,
and to the remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night;
yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early:
for when thy judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked,
yet will he not learn righteousness:
in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,
and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up,
they will not see:
but they shall see,
and be ashamed for their envy at the people;
yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us:
for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13 O LORD our God,
other lords beside thee have had dominion over us:
but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead,
they shall not live;
they are deceased,
they shall not rise:
therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them,
and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD,
thou hast increased the nation:
thou art glorified:
thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee,
they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child,
that draweth near the time of her delivery,
is in pain,
and crieth out in her pangs;
so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
18 We have been with child,
we have been in pain,
we have as it were bought forth wind;
we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth;
neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live,
together with my dead body shall they arise.
Awake and sing,
ye that dwell in dust:
for thy dew is as the dew of herbs,
and the earth shall cast out the dead

20 Come, my people,
enter thou into thy chambers,
and shut thy doors about thee:
hide thyself as it were for a little moment,
until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold,
the LORD cometh out of his place
to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:
the earth also shall disclose [this] her blood,
and shall no more cover [cover over] her slain.

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