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2019 January 26
Isaiah 65

Prayer of the Penitent Monks (1st Half of the 18th Century)
Alessandro Magnasco (1667-1749)
Baroque Style
Private Collection
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts men earnestly seeking the LORD (as in verse 24), and in contrast (v. 14) to those who cry and howl in distress for forsaking the LORD. ]


[ 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 65, the LORD says that he was sought by a nation of strangers when he revealed himself to them (coming to him, by implication, in penitence, as in the painting above); but his own people rebelled and followed the abominable practices of idolatry (1-7).
     He says, nonetheless, that a blessing remains within Israel; and he will, therefore, not utterly destroy them; rather, his elect will inherit his blessings; but those who forsake the LORD will be given to the sword (8-12).
     He warns the rebels that his servants will eat; but they will be hungry; his servants will sing; but they will cry and howl; their name will be cursed; but he will give his servants a new name; and his servants will bless themselves in the LORD's name and swear by the God of truth, for the former things will be forgotten (13-16).
     "For, behold," the LORD says, "I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind;" and Jerusalem, and his people, will be a joy to him; life will be long; living will be secure; prayer will be answered before it is offered; peace will prevail even among the wolf and the lamb; but the serpent will still be cursed; and there will be no harm in the LORD's holy mountain (17-25).

     [ Sermons: William Taylor. Kim Riddlebarger. 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.]


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[1] Romans 10:20; Isaiah 64:12; Hosea 1:10; Hosea 2:1; Romans 9:25-26; 1 Peter 2:10; Isaiah 43:22; Isaiah 64:7.
[2] Romans 10:21; Isaiah 1:2; Matthew 23:37.
[3] Isaiah 1:29; Micah 5; Ezekiel 20:28; 2 Kings 23:12; Jeremiah 19:13; Exodus 20:24-25.
[4] Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:3; Isaiah 8:19; Isaiah 29:4; Ezekiel 8:14; Isaiah 66:17; Isaiah 66:3; Isaiah 29:17; Leviticus 11:11; Leviticus 11:13; Leviticus 18:26; Leviticus 18:30.
[5] Leviticus 21:8.
[6] Jeremiah 17:1; Psalm 56:8; Daniel 12:1; Malachi 3:16; Romans 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9.
[7] Isaiah 57:7; Hosea 4:13; Ezekiel 6:13; 2 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 15:35.
[8] Genesis 18:23-33; Psalms 57:1; Psalm 58:1; Psalm 59:1.
[9] Isaiah 14:25; Isaiah 29:11; Ezekiel 6:2-3.
[10] Isaiah 33:9; Isaiah 35:2; Joshua 7:24-26; Hosea 2:15.
[11] Psalm 137:5; Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:17.
[12] Isaiah 3:25.
[13] Luke 6:20-26.
[14] Matthew 8:12; Matthew 13:42; Matthew 22:13; Luke 13:28.
[15] Numbers 5:21; Zechariah 8:13; Jeremiah 29:22; Isaiah 62:2, Revelation 2:17; Revelation 3:12.
[16] Revelation 3:14; John 17:3.
[17] 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1; Acts 3:21; Romans 8:19.
[18] Galatians 4:26; Revelation 21:10.
[19] Isaiah 62:4-5; Jeremiah 32:41.
[20] Zechariah 8:4.
[21] Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:30.
[22] Psalm 92:12-14.
[23] Genesis 37:35; Genesis 42:38.
[24] Isaiah 58:9; Psalm 91:15.
[25] Romans 8:22.
     -- 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 65

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.)

H. Cycle 8 (63:7 - 66:24)

1. Blessing On Israel (63:7 - 66:14)

b. The Lord's Answer (65:1 - 66:14)

1). Part of Israel Will be Saved (65:1-16)

1 I am sought of them that asked not for me;
I am found of them that sought me not:
I said,
Behold me,
behold me,
unto a nation that was not called by my name.
2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people,
which walketh in a way that was not good,
after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face;
that sacrificeth in gardens,
and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
4 Which remain among the graves,
and lodge in the monuments,
which eat swine's flesh,
and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
5 Which say,
Stand by thyself,
come not near [approach not] to me;
for I am holier than thou.
These are a smoke in my nose,
a fire that burneth all the day.
6 Behold,
it is written before me:
I will not keep silence,
but will recompense,
even recompense into their bosom,
7 Your iniquities,
and the iniquities of your fathers together,
saith the LORD,
which have burned incense upon the mountains,
and blasphemed me upon the hills:
therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

8 Thus saith the LORD,
As the new wine is found in the cluster,
and one saith,
Destroy it not;
for a blessing is in it:
so will I do for my servants' sakes,
that I may not destroy them all.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains:
and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks,
and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in,
for my people that have sought me.
11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD,
that forget [this] my holy mountain,
that prepare a table for that troop,
and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called,
ye did not answer;
when I spake,
ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes,
and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

2). A New Heavens & a New Earth Will be Created (65:17-25)

17 For, behold,
I create new heavens and a new earth:
and the former shall not be remembered,
nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [unto perpetuity]
in that which I create:
for, behold,
I create [this] Jerusalem a rejoicing,
and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
and joy in my people:
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her,
nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days,
nor an old man that hath not filled [this] his days:
for the child shall die an hundred years old;
but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
21 And they shall build houses,
and inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards,
and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build,
and another inhabit;
they shall not plant,
and another eat:
for as the days of a tree are the days of my people,
and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They shall not labour in vain,
nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD,
and their offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass,
that before they call,
I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking,
I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock:
and dust shall be the serpent's meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the LORD.

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