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2019 January 9
Isaiah 48

Fishermen at the Gulf of Naples (1829-1830)
Karl Blechen (1798-1840)
Romanticism Style
Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Isaiah 48 Today's painting symbolizes several elements is today's chapter. Verses 1, 18, and 21 have water themes, symbolized by the ocean in the painting. Also see Numbers 24:7; Deuteronomy 33:28; and Psalm 68:26. The few fishermen in the painting symbolize Israel's reduced numbers because of their sin (verses 17-19). ]


[ 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: Isaiah 48 contains the LORD's indictment against Israel for their sins, explaining toward the end of the chapter (v. 19), that their numbers had been reduced because they would not listen. The indictment begins by revealing that they call on the LORD insincerely (1-2).
     But the LORD has revealed himself to them as the true God by predicting the future (3-5).
     Yet they still dealt treacherously with him (6-8).
     But instead of destroying them with his judgments, he refined them (9-11).
     Therefore he calls them to listen to him who created the heavens and the earth (12-13).
     He calls all to witness his prophecy against Babylon and the Chaldeans (14-16).
     He laments that Israel had not listened, otherwise they would have lived in peace and righteousness and had been many, like the sand and gravel on the seashore, instead of being reduced in numbers (17-19).
     He tells them, nevertheless, that they will flee from Babylon with singing when he delivers them (20-21).
     And he concludes with a warning: "There is no peace, says the LORD, unto the wicked" (22).

     [ Sermons: Eric Alexander. 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 48: Isaiah 40. Isaiah 41. Isaiah 42. Isaiah 43. Isaiah 44. Isaiah 45. Isaiah 46. Isaiah 47. Isaiah 48. ]
[1] Genesis 32:28; Genesis 35:10; Psalm 68:26.
[2] Psalm 15:1; Matthew 3:9.
[3] Isaiah 41:22; Isaiah 42:9.
[4] Isaiah 46:12; Psalm 78:8.
[5] Isaiah 44:7; Isaiah 46:10.
[6] Isaiah 43:8-10; Psalm 71:15-18.
[7-8] Isaiah 29:10-11; Isaiah 6:9-10.
[9] Isaiah 37:35; Isaiah 43:25.
[10] Isaiah 1:25; Ezekiel 22:18-22; Malachi 3:3; Psalm 12:6.
[11] Ezekiel 20:9, 39.
[12] Revelation 1:8, 11, 17-18; Revelation 2:8; Revelation 22:13.
[13] Exodus 20:11; Psalm 102:25; Isaiah 42:5.
[14] Isaiah 43:9.
[15-16] Isaiah 45:19; Luke 4:18.
[17] Matthew 16:26; John 14:4-6.
[18] Deuteronomy 5:29.
[19] Deuteronomy 32:29-30; Luke 19:42.
[20] Isaiah 52:11; Jeremiah 50:8.
[21] Isaiah 41:17-19; Isaiah 43:19-20; John 4:10.
[22] Isaiah 57:21; Romans 3:17.
     -- 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 48

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

2. Post-Exile: The Blessing & Judgment Cycles ( 40:1 - 66:24 ) - 701-681 B.C., Israel
(These 8 groups of prophecies alternate between blessings on Israel and judgment on God's enemies.)

A. Cycle 1 (40:1 - 48:22)

Judgment (46:1 - 48:22)

b. Judgment on his People -- Corrective Discipline (48:1-22)

1 Hear ye this,
O house of Jacob,
which are called by the name of Israel,
and are come forth out of the waters of Judah,
which swear by the name of the LORD,
and make mention of the God of Israel,
but not in truth,
nor in righteousness.
2 For they call themselves of the holy city,
and stay themselves upon the God of Israel;
The LORD of hosts is his name.

6 Thou hast heard,
see all this;
and will not ye declare it?
I have shewed thee new things from this time,
even hidden things,
and thou didst not know them.
7 They are created now,
and not from the beginning;
even before the day when thou heardest them not;
lest thou shouldest say,
I knew them.
8 Yea,
thou heardest not;
thou knewest not;
from that time that thine ear was not opened:
for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously [being treacherous you are treacherous],
and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

9 For my name's sake
will I defer mine anger,
and for my praise
will I refrain for thee,
that I cut thee not off.
10 Behold,
I have refined thee,
but not with silver;
I have chosen thee
in the furnace of affliction.
11 For mine own sake,
even for mine own sake,
will I do it:
for how should my name be polluted?
and I will not give my glory unto another.

12 Hearken unto me,
O Jacob
and Israel,
my called;
I am he;
I am the first,
I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth,
and my right hand hath spanned the heavens:
when I call unto them,
they stand up together.

14 All ye,
assemble yourselves,
and hear;
which among them hath declared [this] these things?
The LORD hath loved him:
he will do his pleasure on Babylon,
and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken;
yea, I have called him:
I have bought him,
and he shall make his way prosperous.
16 Come ye near unto me,
hear ye this;
I have not spoken in secret from the beginning;
from the time that it was,
there am I:
and now the Lord GOD,
and his Spirit,
hath sent me.

17 Thus saith the LORD,
thy Redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel;
I am the LORD thy God
which teacheth thee to profit,
which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments!
then had thy peace been as a river,
and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
19 Thy seed also had been as the sand,
and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof;
his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

20 Go ye forth of Babylon,
flee ye from the Chaldeans,
with a voice of singing declare ye,
tell this,
utter it even to the end of the earth;
say ye,
The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts:
he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them:
he clave the rock also,
and the waters gushed out.

22 There is no [nothing of] peace,
saith the LORD,
unto the wicked.

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