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2019 January 18
Isaiah 57

Tancred Revived by Erminia and Vafrine after the Combat with Argantes (1650s)
Pier Francesco Mola (1612-1666)
Baroque Style
Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting symbolizes the revival theme in the last part of today's chapter (14-21). ]


[ 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 57, the LORD promises to "revive the spirit of the humble" (v. 15).
     The humble, righteous people perish; but it is only to deliver them from the evil to come and to enter into peace (1-2).
     Therefore the LORD warns their persecutors that their sorcery and idolatry will not deliver them (3-10).
     They have forgotten God; their "righteousness" will not profit them; and they will be carried away by the wind, while those who trust the LORD will inherit God's land and God's city (11-13).
     God will remove their stumblingblocks; he will dwell in the high and holy place with the contrite of heart; he will not contend forever though they have sinned; he will speak peace to them; but the wicked will be without rest and will have no peace (14-21).

     [ 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 57: Isaiah 57. Isaiah 58. Isaiah 59. ]
[1] Psalm 12:1; Micah 7:2.
[2] Matthew 25:21; 2 Corinthians 5:1, 8.
[3] Matthew 16:4; Isaiah 45:20.
[4] Isaiah 37:23, 29; Ephesians 5:6.
[5] Hosea 4:11-13.
[6] Jeremiah 3:9.
[7] Jeremiah 2:20.
[8] Ezekiel 8:8-12.
[9] Isaiah 30:1-6; Isaiah 31:1-3.
[10] Isaiah 47:13.
[11] Proverbs 29:25.
[12] Isaiah 1:11-15.
[13] Judges 10:14; Isaiah 56:7.
[14] Isaiah 40:3; Luke 3:5-6.
[15] 1 Kings 8:27; Isaiah 61:1-3.
[16] Psalm 103:9-16.
[17] Isaiah 56:11.
[18] Isaiah 1:18.
[19] Hosea 14:2.
[20] Jude 1:12.
[21] Isaiah 48:22; Isaiah 3:11.
     -- 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 57

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.)

E. Cycle 5 (52:1 - 57:13)

2. Judgment On Israel's Evil Rulers and Evil Inhabitants (Continued) (56:9 - 57:13)

1 The righteous perisheth,
and no man layeth it to heart:
and merciful men are taken away,
none considering
that the righteous is taken away
from [from the face of] the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace:
they shall rest in their beds,
each one walking in his uprightness.

3 But draw near hither,
ye sons of the sorceress,
the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves?
against whom make ye a wide mouth,
and draw out the tongue?
are ye not children of transgression,
a seed of falsehood,
5 Enflaming yourselves with idols
under every green tree,
slaying the children
in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion;
they are thy lot:
even to them hast thou poured a drink offering,
thou hast offered a meat offering.
Should I receive comfort in these?
7 Upon a lofty and high mountain
hast thou set thy bed:
even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
8 Behind the doors also
and the posts
hast thou set up thy remembrance:
for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me,
and art gone up;
thou hast enlarged thy bed,
and made thee a covenant with them;
thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.
9 And thou wentest to the king
with ointment,
and didst increase thy perfumes,
and didst send thy messengers far off,
and didst debase thyself even unto hell.
10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way;
yet saidst thou not,
There is no hope:
thou hast found the life of thine hand;
therefore thou wast not grieved.

11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared,
that thou hast lied,
and hast not remembered me,
nor laid it to thy heart?
have not I held my peace even of old,
and thou fearest me not?
12 I will declare thy righteousness,
and thy works;
for they shall not profit thee.
13 When thou criest,
let thy companies deliver thee;
but the wind shall carry them all away;
vanity shall take them:
but he that putteth his trust in me
shall possess the land,
and shall inherit my holy mountain;

F. Cycle 6 (57:14 - 59:21)

1. Blessing On the Contrite, Humble, and Repentant in Israel (57:14 - 59:15)

14 And shall say,
Cast ye up,
cast ye up,
prepare the way,
take up the stumblingblock
out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One
that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy;
I dwell in the high and holy place,
with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend for ever,
neither will I be always wroth:
for the spirit should fail before me,
and the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth,
and smote him:
I hid me,
and was wroth,
and he went on frowardly
in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways,
and will heal him:
I will lead him also,
and restore comforts unto him
and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips;
to him that is far off,
and to him that is near,
saith the LORD;
and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
when it cannot [not it is able to] rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no [nothing of] peace,
saith my God,
to the wicked.

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