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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Isaiah

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]The wickedness of Judah  (Isa 1:1-20)
Sins of Israel   
    B(1:5-9)    Where would you yet be struck, you that rebel again and again? (1:5)
      C(1:10-14)      What care I for the number of your sacrifices? (1:11)
    B'(1:15-17)    Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes (1:16)
Sins of Israel   
   A: Sins of Israel. B: Condemnations. C: Useless rituals.

[2]The degenerate city  (Isa 1:21-31)
"Justice used to lodge within her, but now, murderers (1:21)"   
    B(1:24-25)    I will take vengeance on my foes and fully repay my enemies! (1:24)
After that you shall be called city of justice (1:26)   
    B'(1:28-31)    Rebels and sinners alike shall be crushed, those who desert the LORD shall be consumed (1:28)
   A: Justice. B: Punishments.

[3]The future house of God  (Isa 2:1-22)
  A(2:1-5)  The mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills (2:2)
    B(2:6-11)    From the terror of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty (2:10)
  A'(2:12-16)  Human pride will be abased, the arrogance of men brought low (2:17)
    B'(2:17-22)    From the terror of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty (2:19)
   A: High and low. B: The terror of the LORD.

[4]The daughters of Zion  (Isa 3:1-26 4:1)
  A(3:1-7)  there is no bread or clothing (3:7)
    B(3:8-12)    Jerusalem is crumbling, Judah is falling (3:8)
      C(3:13-15)      The LORD rises to accuse, standing to try his people (3:13)
    B'(3:16-17)    The Lord shall cover the scalps of Zion's daughters with scabs, and the LORD shall bare their heads (3:17)
  A'(3:18-4:1)  We will eat our own food and wear our own clothing (4:1)
   A: Food and clothing. B: Destruction of Jerusalem. C: Judgement of the LORD.

[5]The future glory of the survivors in Zion  (Isa 4:2-6)
The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory (4:2)   
    B(4:3)    He who remains in Zion and he that is left in Jerusalem Will be called holy (4:3)
    B'(4:4)    purges Jerusalem's blood from her midst (4:4)
For over all will be the Glory as canopy (4:5)   
   A: Glory. B: Jerusalem.

[6]The song of the unfruitful vineyard  (Isa 5:1-7)
planted the choicest vines (5:2)   
    B(5:3)    judge between me and my vineyard (5:3)
  A'(5:4-6)  Take away its hedge (5:5)
He looked for judgment (5:7)   
   A: A vineyard. B: Judgement.

[7]Social injustice denounced  (Isa 5:8-25)
Woe to you (5:8)   
Woe to those who tug at guilt (5:18)   
Therefore (5:24)   
   A: Woe. B: Therefore.

[8]Foreign invasion predicted  (Isa 5:26-30)
  A(5:26)  whistle to them from the ends of the earth (5:26)
None of them will stumble with weariness (5:27)   
      C(5:28)      Their arrows are sharp, and all their bows are bent (5:28)
they carry it off and none will rescue it (5:29)   
  A'(5:30)  They will roar over it on that day (5:30)
   A: Voice of the LORD. B: Nobody. C: Attacks.

[9]A vision of God in the Temple  (Isa 6:1-13)
  A(6:1-4)  All the earth is filled with his glory! (6:3)
    B(6:5)    Words of Isaiah
      C(6:6-7)      your wickedness is removed, your sin purged (6:7)
Whom shall I send? (6:8)   
send me (6:8)   
      C'(6:9-10)      Else their eyes will see, their ears hear, their heart understand, and they will turn and be healed (6:10)
    B'(6:11a)    Words of Isaiah
  A'(6:11b-13)  the earth is a desolate waste (6:11)
   A: The earth. B: Words of Isaiah. C: Forgiveness. D: To send.

[10]The sign of Immanuel  (Isa 7:1-25)
P(7:1-2)invasion of Rezin and Pekah
  A(7:3-9)  Prophecy of Isaiah
Ask for a sign from the LORD (7:11)   
I will not ask (7:12)   
  A'(7:13-25)  Prophecy of Isaiah
   A: Prophecy of Isaiah. B: To ask a sign.

[11]With us is God  (Isa 8:1-20)
"I took reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah (8:2)"   
    B(8:5-8)    the LORD raises against them the waters of the River (8:7)
      C(8:9-10)      With us is God (8:10)
    B'(8:11-15)    A trap and a snare to those who dwell in Jerusalem (8:14)
The record is to be folded and the sealed instruction kept among my disciples (8:16)   
   A: Testimony. B: Disasters. C: With us is God.

[12]Waiting for the LORD  (Isa 8:21-23 9:1-6)
"there shall be distress and darkness, with the light blacked out by its clouds (8:22)"   
    B(8:23b)    in the end he has glorified the seaward road, the land West of the Jordan, the District of the Gentiles (8:23)
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light (9:1)   
    B'(9:5-6)    upon his shoulder dominion rests (9:5)
   A: Darkness. B: Glory.

[13]Judgment on arrogance and oppression  (Isa 9:7-10:4)
devour Israel with open mouth (9:11)   
their orphans and widows he does not pity (9:16)   
"they eat on the left, they are not filled (9:19)"   
"Making widows their plunder, and orphans their prey (10:2)"   
   A: To eat. B: Orphans and widows.

[14]Arrogant Assyria also judged  (Isa 10:5-19)
Assyria is LORD's rod in anger   
    B(10:7-11)    Words of a king of Assyria
      C(10:12)      I will punish the utterance of the king of Assyria's proud heart (10:12)
    B(10:13-14)    Words of a king of Assyria
As if a rod could sway him who lifts it (10:15)   
   A: Rods. B: Words of a king of Assyria. C: Punishment.

[15]The repentant remnant of Israel  (Isa 10:20-34)
  A(10:20-23)  The remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob (10:20)
    B(10:24-27)    he will raise his staff over the sea as he did against Egypt (10:26)
  A'(10:28-32)  Madmenah is in flight, the inhabitants of Gebim seek refuge (10:31)
    B'(10:33-34)    The forest thickets are felled with the axe, and Lebanon in its splendor falls (10:34)
   A: Escape. B: Judgement of the LORD.

[16]The peaceful kingdom  (Isa 11:1-16)
  A(11:1-2)  the stump of Jesse (11:1)
    B(11:3-5)    he shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted (11:4)
      C(11:6-9)      the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb (11:6)
  A'(11:10)  The root of Jesse (11:10)
    B'(11:11-12)    The dispersed of Judah he shall assemble from the four corners of the earth (11:12)
      C'(11:13-16)      The envy of Ephraim shall pass away, and the rivalry of Judah be removed (11:13)
   A: Jesse. B: Salvation for the weak. C: Coexistence.

[17]Thanksgiving and praise  (Isa 12:1-6)
  A(12:1-2)  Words of thanks to the Lord
    B(12:3)    With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation (12:3)
  A'(12:4-6)  Words of thanks to the Lord
   A: Words of thanks to the Lord. B: With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation.

[18]Proclamation against Babylon  (Isa 13:1-22)
  A(13:1-5)  The LORD and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy all the land (13:5)
    B(13:6-8)    as destruction from the Almighty it comes (13:6)
      C(13:9-13)      The day of the LORD will come
    B'(13:14-18)    I am stirring up against them the Medes (13:17)
  A'(13:19-22)  Ruin of Babylon
   A: Ruin of Babylon. B: To send troops. C: The day of the LORD.

[19]Downfall of the king of Babylon  (Isa 14:1-27)
  A(14:1-2)  making captives of its captors and ruling over its oppressors (14:2)
    B(14:3-5)    The LORD has broken the rod of the wicked, the staff of the tyrants (14:5)
      C(14:6-8)      That struck the peoples in wrath relentless blows (14:6)
Down to the nether world your pomp is brought (14:11)   
          E(14:12-14)          How have you fallen from the heavens, O morning star, son of the dawn (14:12)
Yet down to the nether world you go to the recesses of the pit! (14:15)   
      C'(14:21)      Lest they rise and possess the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants (14:21)
    B'(14:22-23)    I will rise up against them, says the LORD of hosts (14:22)
  A'(14:24-27)  I will break the Assyrian in my land and trample him on my mountains (14:25)
   A: Destruction of enemies. B: Judgement of the LORD. C: Attacks of enemies. D: The nether world. E: How have you fallen from the heavens, O morning star.

[20]An oracle concerning Philistia  (Isa 14:28-32)
  A(14:28-29)  Rejoice not, O Philistia, not a man of you (14:29)
    B(14:30a)    the needy lie down in safety (14:30)
  A'(14:30b-31)  Philistia, all of you melts away (14:31)
    B'(14:32)    in her the afflicted of his people find refuge (14:32)
   A: Warnings against Philistia. B: Salvation for the suffering people.

[21]An oracle concerning Moab  (Isa 15:1-9 16:1-14)
  A(15:1)  Moab is destroyed (15:1)
    B(15:2-9)    Moab's lamentation
      C(16:1)      Send lambs to the ruler of the land (16:1)
        D(16:2-4)        Let the outcasts of Moab live with you, be their shelter from the destroyer (16:4)
      C'(16:5)      A throne shall be set up in mercy (16:5)
    B'(16:6-13)    Moab's lamentation
  A'(16:14)  the glory of Moab shall be degraded despite all its great multitude (16:14)
   A: Destruction of Moab. B: Lamentation of Moab. C: The king. D: Salvation of Moab.

[22]An oracle concerning Damascus  (Isa 17:1-11)
  A(17:1-3)  The remnant of Aram shall have the same glory as the Israelites (17:3)
"Two or three olives remain at the very top, four or five on its fruitful branches (17:6)"   
  A(17:7-8)  On that day man shall look to his maker, his eyes turned toward the Holy One of Israel (17:7)
top and branches of a tree   
   A: Glory as the Israelites. B: Branches.

Isa 18:1-7
  A(18:1-2)  a nation strong and conquering, whose land is washed by rivers (18:2)
    B(18:3)    When the signal is raised on the mountain, look (18:3)
      C(18:4)      I will quietly look on from where I dwell (18:4)
    B'(18:5-6)    when the flowering is ended, and the blooms are succeeded by ripening grapes (18:5)
  A'(18:7)  a nation strong and conquering, whose land is washed by rivers (18:7)

[23]An oracle concerning Ethiopia  (Isa 17:12-14 18:1-7)
  A(17:12-14)  In the evening, they spread terror, before morning, they are gone (17:14)
    B(18:1-3)    a nation strong and conquering, whose land is washed by rivers (18:2)
  A'(18:4-6)  Then comes the cutting of branches with pruning hooks and the discarding of the lopped-off shoots (18:5)
    B'(18:7)    a nation strong and conquering, whose land is washed by rivers (18:7)
   A: Destruction. B: A nation strong and conquering.

[24]An oracle concerning Egypt  (Isa 19:1-15)
Egyptian idol stumbles(19:1)   
I will bring to nought their counsel (19:3)   
      C(19:5-10)      Egyptian drought
the wisest of Pharaoh's advisers give stupid counsel (19:11)   
The chiefs of her tribes have led Egypt astray (19:13)   
   A: Astray. B: Stupid counsel. C: Egyptian drought.

[25]Egypt, Assria and Israel blessed  (Isa 19:16-25)
On that day   
On that day   
On that day   
On that day   
On that day   
On that day   
   A: On that day.

[26]Isaiah dramatizes the conquest of Egypt and Ethiopia  (Isa 20:1-6)
  A(20:1)  the general sent by Sargon, king of Assyria, fought against Ashdod (20:1)
"This he did, walking naked and barefoot (20:2)"   
my servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot for three years (20:3)   
  A'(20:6)  We have fled here for help and deliverance from the king of Assyria; where can we flee now? (20:6)
   A: Attack of Assyria. B: Walking naked and barefoot.

[27]An oracle concerning Babylon  (Isa 21:1-10)
  A(21:1-4)  A cruel sight, revealed to me (21:2)
    B(21:5)    Rise up, O princes, oil the shield (21:5)
"he sees a chariot, a pair of horses (21:7)"   
"he comes now: a single chariot, a pair of horses (21:9)"   
    B'(21:9b)    Fallen, fallen is Babylon, And all the images of her gods are smashed to the ground (21:9)
  A'(21:10)  I have announced to you (21:10)
   A: Revelation. B: To rise / to fall. C: A chariot, a pair of horses.

[28]An oracle concerning Edom  (Isa 21:11-17)
The oracle concerning Dumah (21:11)   
    B(21:12)    Morning comes, and also the night (21:12)
The oracle concerning the desert plain (21:13)   
    B'(21:16-17)    Within a year, according to the years of a hired worker, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end (21:16)
   A: The oracles. B: The end will come.

[29]A warning of destruction of Jerusalem  (Isa 22:1-14)
  A(22:1a)  The oracle
    B(22:1b-3)    O city full of noise and chaos, O wanton town! (22:2)
"Turn away from me, let me weep bitterly; Do not try to comfort me (22:4)"   
        D(22:5-8a)        It is a day of panic, rout and confusion, from the Lord (22:5)
        D'(22:8b-11)        On that day you looked to the weapons in the House of the Forest (22:8)
"To weep and mourn, to shave your head and put on sackcloth (22:12)"   
    B'(22:13)    you feast and celebrate(22:13)
  A'(22:14)  The words of the LORD
   A: The words of the LORD. B: To celebrate. C: To weep. D: The day of the LORD.

[30]Denunciation of self-seeking officials  (Isa 22:15-25)
  A(22:15)  The words of the Lord of hosts
    B(22:16-19)    The LORD shall hurl you down headlong (22:17)
    B'(22:20-24)    I will fix him like a peg in a sure spot, to be a place of honor for his family (22:23)
  A'(22:25)  The words of the Lord of hosts
   A: The words of the Lord of hosts. B: Expulsion / glory.

[31]An oracle concerning Tyre  (Isa 23:1-18)
"Wail, O ships of Tarshish (23:1)"   
Pass over to Tarshish (23:6)   
      C(23:8-9)      The LORD of hosts has planned it (23:9)
"Cross to your own land, O ship of Tarshish (23:10)"   
"Lament, O ships of Tarshish (23:14)"   
   A: Wail, O ships of Tarshish. B: To cross over. C: The LORD of hosts has planned it.

[32]Impending judgment on the Earth  (Isa 24:1-13)
the LORD empties the land and lays it waste (24:1)   
    B(24:5-6)    who have transgressed laws, violated statutes, broken the ancient covenant (24:5)
In the streets they cry out for lack of wine; (24:11)   
   A: Lacks. B: Sins.

[33]The songs from the end of the earth  (Isa 24:14-23)
  A(24:14-15)  These lift up their voice in acclaim; from the sea they proclaim the majesty of the LORD (24:14)
    B(24:16)    The traitors betray: with treachery have the traitors betrayed (24:16)
      C(24:17-18)      He who flees at the sound of terror will fall into the pit; He who climbs out of the pit will be caught in the trap (24:18)
    B'(24:19-20)    The earth will burst asunder, the earth will be shaken apart, the earth will be convulsed (24:19)
  A'(24:21-23)  the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, glorious in the sight of his elders (24:23)
   A: Glory of the LORD. B: Repetition of evils. C: The sound of terror.

Isa 24:1-23
  A(24:1-3)  judgement against all people
    B(24:4-6)    sins on the earth
      C(24:7-15)      give glory to the LORD (24:15)
    B'(24:16-20)    sins on the earth
  A'(24:21-23)  judgement against all people

[34]Praise for deliverance from oppression  (Isa 25:1-12)
  A(25:1-5)  you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin (25:2)
    B(25:6-8)    The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces (25:8)
  A'(25:9-12)  The high-walled fortress he will raze, and strike it down level with the earth (25:12)
   A: Destruction of the fortified city. B: The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces.

[35]Judah's song of victory  (Isa 26:1-21)
"to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith (26:2)"   
"He tumbles it to the ground, levels it with the dust (26:5)"   
My soul yearns for you in the night (26:9)   
        D(26:10-11)        let the fire prepared for your enemies consume them (26:11)
          E(26:12-13)          O LORD, you mete out peace to us, (26:12)
        D'(26:14-15)        you have punished and destroyed them (26:14)
we cried out in anguish under your chastising (26:16)   
"awake and sing, you who lie in the dust (26:19)"   
"Go, my people, enter your chambers (26:20)"   
   A: To enter. B: Dust. C: Calling to God. D: Destruction of enemies. E: Peace.

[36]A vineyard of the LORD  (Isa 27:1-13)
"On that day, The LORD will punish with his sword that is cruel, great, and strong (27:1)"   
    B(27:2-6)    Jacob shall take root, Israel shall sprout and blossom (27:6)
      C(27:7-8)      Is he to be smitten as his smiter was smitten (27:7)
        D(27:9)        This, then, shall be the expiation of Jacob's guilt (27:9)
      C'(27:10-11)      their maker shall not spare them, nor shall he who formed them have mercy on them (27:11)
    B'(27:12)    you shall be gleaned one by one, O sons of Israel (27:12)
"On that day, A great trumpet shall blow (27:13)"   
   A: Great. B: Salvation. C: Punishment. D: Atonement.

[37]Fall of Samaria  (Isa 28:1-8)
who is stupefied with wine (28:1)   
that will trample the majestic garland of the drunkard Ephraim (28:3)   
      C(28:4)      The fading blooms of his glorious beauty on the head of the fertile valley (28:4)
the LORD of hosts will be a glorious crown and a brilliant diadem(28:5)   
But these also stagger from wine and stumble from strong drink (28:7)   
   A: Wine. B: A crown. C: Fading blooms.

[38]Judgment on corrupt rulers, priests, and prophets  (Isa 28:9-13)
  A(28:9)  To whom would he impart knowledge? To whom would he convey the message? (28:9)
"Command on command, command on command (28:10)"   
  A'(28:11-12)  with stammering lips and in a strange language he will speak to this people (28:11)
"Command on command, command on command (28:13)"   
   A: To teach. B: Command on command.

[39]A stone in Zion  (Isa 28:14-22)
"hear the word of the LORD, you arrogant (28:14)"   
"We have made a covenant with death, and with the nether world we have made a pact (28:15)"   
Your covenant with death shall be canceled and your pact with the nether world shall not stand (28:18)   
be arrogant no more lest your bonds be tightened (28:22)   
   A: Arrogant. B: A covenant with death.

[40]Farmer's wisdom  (Isa 28:23-29)
  A(28:23)  Give ear and hear my voice (28:23)
Metaphor of farming   
      C(28:26)      He has learned this rule, instructed by his God (28:26)
Metaphor of farming   
  A'(28:29)  This too comes from the LORD of hosts (28:29)
   A: To come from the LORD. B: Metaphor of farming. C: Instruction of the LORD.

[41]The siege of Jerusalem  (Isa 29:1-8)
  A(29:1-5)  The horde of your arrogant shall be like fine dust (29:5)
    B(29:6)    you shall be visited by the LORD of hosts (29:6)
  A'(29:7-8)  Then like a dream, a vision in the night, Shall be the horde of all the nations (29:7)
   A: Destruction of enemies. B: The LORD visited.

[42]Drunken rulers  (Isa 29:9-14)
  A(29:9-10)  He has shut your eyes (the prophets) and covered your heads (the seers) (29:10)
    B(29:11-12)    the words of a sealed scroll (29:11)
  A'(29:13-14)  The wisdom of its wise men shall perish and the understanding of its prudent men be hid (29:14)
   A: Perishing of the wisdom of its wise men. B: The words of a sealed scroll.

[43]Hope for the future  (Isa 29:15-24)
  A(29:15-16)  Who work in the dark (29:15)
the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel (29:19)   
  A'(29:20-21)  the tyrant will be no more and the arrogant will have gone (29:20)
they shall reverence the Holy One of Jacob (29:23)   
   A: The wicked. B: The Holy One.

[44]The futility of reliance on Egypt  (Isa 30:1-5)
  A(30:1)  make alliances not inspired by me (30:1)
refuge in Egypt's shadow (30:2)   
refuge in Egypt's shadow (30:3)   
  A'(30:4-5)  When their princes are at Zoan and their messengers reach Hanes (30:4)
   A: Alliances. B: To take refuge in Egypt's shadow.

[45]A rebellious people  (Isa 30:6-18)
  A(30:6-7)  Egypt whose help is futile and vain (30:7)
    B(30:8-11)    Words of the people
      C(30:12-14)      The words of the LORD
      C'(30:15)      The words of the LORD
    B'(30:16-17)    Words of the people
  A'(30:18)  he rises to pity you (30:18)
   A: Help. B: Words of the people. C: The words of the LORD.

[46]God's promise to Zion  (Isa 30:19-26)
  A(30:19)  the LORD is waiting to show you favor (30:18)
The Lord will give you the water for which you thirst (30:20)   
      C(30:22)      you shall consider unclean your silver-plated idols and your gold-covered images (30:22)
He will give rain for the seed that you sow (30:23)   
  A'(30:25-26)  the LORD binds up the wounds of his people (30:26)
   A: Favor of the LORD. B: To give food and water. C: To defile idols.

[47]Judgment on Assyria  (Isa 30:27-33)
  A(30:27)  his tongue is like a consuming fire (30:27)
    B(30:28)    Will winnow the nations with a destructive winnowing (30:28)
      C(30:29)      Toward the mountain of the LORD, toward the Rock of Israel (30:29)
    B'(30:30-32)    Assyria will be shattered, as he strikes with the rod (30:31)
  A'(30:33)  the breath of the LORD, like a stream of sulphur, will set it afire (30:33)
   A: Fire. B: Judgement against nations. C: The mountain of the LORD.

[48]Alliance with Egypt is futile  (Isa 31:1-9)
  A(31:1-2)  But look not to the Holy One of Israel nor seek the LORD (31:1)
    B(31:3)    The Egyptians are men, not God (31:3)
      C(31:4-5)      the LORD of hosts shall shield Jerusalem (31:5)
  A'(31:6)  to him whom you have utterly deserted (31:6)
    B'(31:7-8)    you shall spurn his sinful idols of silver and gold (31:7)
      C'(31:9)      the LORD who has a fire in Zion and a furnace in Jerusalem (31:9)
   A: Betrayal. B: False gods. C: Jerusalem.

[49]Complacent women warned of disaster  (Isa 32:1-20)
a king will reign justly and princes will rule rightly (32:1)   
"O complacent ladies, rise up and hear my voice (32:9)"   
"Tremble, you who are complacent (32:11)"   
Right will dwell in the desert and justice abide in the orchard (32:16)   
   A: Rightness. B: Complacent.

[50]The land of the Majestic king  (Isa 33:1-24)
Be our salvation in time of trouble (33:2)   
    B(33:5-6)    he fills Zion with right and justice (33:5)
      C(33:7-9)      travelers have quit the paths (33:8)
brushwood cut down for burning in the fire (33:12)   
          E(33:13)          Hear, you who are far off, what I have done (33:13)
Who of us can live with the consuming fire? (33:14)   
      C'(33:17-19)      To the people of alien tongue you will look no more (33:19)
    B'(33:20-21)    Look to Zion, the city of our festivals (33:20)
he it is who will save us (33:22)   
   A: Salvation. B: Zion. C: Destruction of the people. D: Fire. E: Hear what I have done.

[51]Judgment on the nations  (Isa 34:1-17)
  A(34:1-2)  Come near, O nations, and hear (34:1)
    B(34:3-7)    all their host shall wither away (34:4)
      C'(34:8-10)      the LORD has a day of vengeance (34:8)
    B'(34:11-15)    Her nobles shall be no more (34:12)
  A'(34:16-17)  Look in the book of the LORD and read (34:16)
   A: To listen. B: Devastation. C: Vengeance.

[52]The return of the redeemed to Zion  (Isa 35:1-10)
The desert and the parched land will exult (35:1)   
    B(35:5)    Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared (35:5)
    B'(35:6a)    Then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the dumb will sing (35:6)
Streams will burst forth in the desert (35:6)   
   A: Deserts. B: Recovery.

[53]Sennacherib threatens Jerusalem  (Isa 36:1-37:38)
  A(36:1-22)  Assyrian king's Message to Hezekiah
    B(37:1-4)    Words of Hezekiah
      C(37:5-7)      Isaiah's prophecy
        D(37:8)        Fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy
  A'(37:9-13)  Assyrian king's Message to Hezekiah
    B'(37:14-20)    Words of Hezekiah
      C'(37:21-35)      Isaiah's prophecy
        D'(37:36-38)        Fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy
   A: Assyrian king's Message to Hezekiah. B: Words of Hezekiah. C: Isaiah's prophecy. D: Fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy.

[54]Hizekiah's illness  (Isa 38:1-39:8)
  A(38:1-3)  The LORD's prophecy and response of Hezekiah
    B(38:4-6)    I will rescue you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria (38:6)
This will be the sign for you from the LORD (38:7)   
        D(38:9-20)        Song of Hezekiah
What is the sign that I shall go up to the temple of the LORD? (38:22)   
    B'(39:1-4)    Merodach-baladan, son of Baladan, king of Babylon, heard that Hezekiah had recovered from his sickness (39:1)
  A'(39:5-8)  The LORD's prophecy and response of Hezekiah
   A: The LORD's prophecy and response of Hezekiah. B: Foreign kings. C: The sign. D: Song of Hezekiah.

[55]God's people are comforted  (Isa 40:1-11)
  A(40:1-2)  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her (40:2)
A voice cries out (40:3)   
A voice says (40:6)   
  A'(40:9-11)  Go up onto a high mountain, Zion, herald of glad tidings (40:9)
   A: To proclaim to Jerusalem. B: A voice cries.

[56]Creation by God  (Isa 40:12-31)
showed him the way of understanding (40:14)   
To whom can you liken God? With what equal can you confront him? (40:18)   
      C(40:21-22)      Do you not know? Have you not heard? (40:21)
To whom can you liken me as an equal? (40:25)   
his knowledge is beyond scrutiny (40:28)   
   A: Understanding of the LORD. B: To liken God. C: You don't know.

[57]Israel assured of God's help  (Isa 41:1-26)
Who has stirred up from the East (41:2)   
"I, the LORD, am the first (41:4)"   
      C(41:8-9)      whom I have chosen and will not cast off (41:9)
Fear not (41:10)   
          E(41:13)          I am the LORD, your God (41:13)
Fear not (41:14)   
      C'(41:17-20)      the God of Israel, will not forsake them (41:17)
Tell us the former things (41:22)   
I have stirred up one from the north (41:25)   
   A: To stir. B: The first. C: Not to forsake. D: Fear not. E: I am the LORD, your God.

[58]The servant, a light to the nations  (Isa 41:27-42:25)
  A(41:27-29)  When I look, there is not one, no one of them to give counsel (41:28)
Here is my servant whom I uphold (42:1)   
To open the eyes of the blind (42:7)   
        D(42:10-13)        Sing to the LORD a new song (42:10)
I will lead the blind on their journey (42:16)   
Who is blind but my servant (42:19)   
  A'(42:21-25)  with no one to rescue them, as spoil, with no one to demand their return (42:22)
   A: Nobody. B: My servant. C: Blind. D: A new song.

[59]Israel's redemption  (Isa 43:1-28)
  A(43:1-2)  Fear not, for I have redeemed you (43:1)
    B(43:3-4)    I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in return for you (43:3)
"I created for my glory, whom I formed and made (43:7)"   
Lead out the people who are blind though they have eyes (43:8)   
"It is I, I the LORD (43:11)"   
I am the LORD (43:15)   
Who leads out chariots and horsemen (43:17)   
The people whom I formed for myself (43:21)   
    B'(43:22-24)    You did not bring me sheep for your holocausts, nor honor me with your sacrifices (43:23)
  A'(43:25-28)  I, who wipe out, for my own sake, your offenses (43:25)
   A: Atonement. B: Sacrifices. C: Creation. D: To lead out. E: I am the LORD.

[60]The absurdity of idol worship  (Isa 44:1-28)
"the LORD who made you, who formed you from the womb (44:2)"   
" the LORD, Israel's King and redeemer (44:6)"   
      C(44:9-11)      Idol makers all amount to nothing (44:9)
        D(44:12-17)        he makes a god which he adores, an idol which he worships (44:15)
      C'(44:18-20)      The idols have neither knowledge nor reason (44:18)
"return to me, for I have redeemed you (44:22)"   
"the LORD, who formed you from the womb (44:24)"   
   A: To form you from the womb. B: To redeem. C: Foolishness of Idol worshipers. D: Idolatry.

[61]Cyrus, God's instrument  (Isa 45:1-17)
"I am the LORD and there is no other, there is no God besides me (45:5)"   
"Let justice descend,(45:8)"   
It was I who stirred up one for the triumph of justice (45:13)   
"With you only is God, and nowhere else (45:14)"   
   A: There is no god besides the LORD. B: Justice. C: Woe.

[62]Idols cannot save Babylon  (Isa 45:18-46:13)
I am God; there is no other (45:22)   
    B(46:1-2)    Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols are upon beasts and cattle (46:1)
      C(46:3-4)      It is I who have done this, I who will continue, and I who will carry you to safety (46:4)
    B'(46:5-7)    they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god (46:6)
"I am God, there is no other (46:9)"   
   A: I am God, there is no other. B: Idolatry. C: Creation by the LORD.

[63]The humiliation of Babylon  (Isa 47:1-15)
  A(47:1-3)  I will take vengeance, I will yield to no entreaty (47:3)
    B(47:4-7)    you showed them no mercy, And upon old men you laid a very heavy yoke (47:6)
    B'(47:8-10)    you felt secure in your wickedness, and said, "No one sees me." (47:10)
  A'(47:11-15)  Each wanders his own way, with none to save you (47:15)
   A: Destruction. B: Evils.

[64]Fulfillment of the prophecy  (Isa 48:1-11)
  A(48:1-2)  You who swear by the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel (48:1)
    B(48:3-4)    you are stubborn and that your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead bronze (48:4)
      C(48:5)      That you might not say, "My idol did them" (48:5)
        D(48:6)        hidden events of which you knew not (48:6)
      C'(48:7)      so that you cannot claim to have known them (48:7)
    B'(48:8)    you are utterly treacherous, a rebel you were called from birth (48:8)
  A'(48:9-11)  For the sake of my name I restrain my anger (48:9)
   A: The name of the LORD. B: Stubborn. C: You might not say. D: Hidden events.

[65]God the redeemer  (Isa 48:12-22)
  A(48:12-13)  Listen to me (48:12)
    B(48:14-16)    The LORD'S friend shall do his will against Babylon and the progeny of Chaldea (48:14)
  A'(48:17-19)  If you would hearken to my commandments (48:18)
    B'(48:20-22)    Go forth from Babylon, flee from Chaldea (48:20)
   A: To listen. B: Babylon.

[66]The servant's mission  (Isa 49:1-6)
"The LORD called me from birth, from my mother's womb (49:1)"   
    B(49:4)    my reward is with the LORD, my recompense is with my God (49:4)
the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb (49:5)   
   A: My mother's womb. B: My reward is with the LORD.

[67]Zion's children to be brought home  (Isa 49:7-50:3)
the redeemer and the Holy One of Israel (49:7)   
    B(49:12-13)    some shall come from afar (49:12)
      C(49:14-15)      Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? (49:15)
        D(49:16-19)        they are all gathering and coming to you (49:18)
      C'(49:20-21)      Who has borne me these? (49:21)
    B'(49:22-23)    They shall bring your sons in their arms (49:22)
"your redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob (49:26)"   
   A: To redeem. B: The people come. C: Birth. D: Gathering.

[68]The servant's humiliation and vindication  (Isa 50:4-11)
he opens my ear that I may hear (50:4)   
The Lord GOD is my help (50:7)   
      C(50:8)      He is near who upholds my right (50:8)
the Lord GOD is my help (50:9)   
"Who among you fears the LORD, heeds his servant's voice (50:10)"   
   A: To listen. B: Help. C: He is near who upholds my right.

[69]Return to Zion  (Isa 51:1-52:12)
the LORD shall comfort Zion and have pity on all her ruins (51:3)   
    B(51:4-8)    Be attentive to me, my people (51:4)
"Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD (51:9)"   
        D(51:12-16)        I have put my words into your mouth and shielded you in the shadow of my hand (51:16)
          E(51:17-21)          Awake, awake! Arise, O Jerusalem (51:17)
        D'(51:22-23)        your God, who defends his people (51:22)
"Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; (52:1)"   
    B'(52:4-6)    on that day my people shall know my renown (52:6)
"Break out together in song, O ruins of Jerusalem! (52:9)"   
   A: Ruins of Jerusalem. B: My people. C: Awake. D: To defend. E: Awake.

[70]The suffering servant  (Isa 52:13-53:12)
  A(52:13-15)  See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted (52:13)
"He was spurned and avoided by men, a man of suffering, accustomed to infirmity (53:3)"   
"he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins (53:5)"   
        D(53:5b)        by his stripes we were healed (53:5)
smitten for the sin of his people (53:8)   
the LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity (53:10)   
  A'(53:11-12)  I will give him his portion among the great, and he shall divide the spoils with the mighty (53:12)
   A: Glory of the servant. B: Sufferings. C: Sins. D: Healing.

[71]Everlasting mercy  (Isa 54:1-17)
  A(54:1-3)  Your descendants shall dispossess the nations and shall people the desolate cities (54:3)
"Fear not, you shall not be put to shame (54:4)"   
with enduring love I take pity on you (54:8)   
My love shall never leave you (54:10)   
far from the fear of oppression (54:14)   
  A'(54:15-17)  This is the lot of the servants of the LORD (54:17)
   A: Inheritance. B: Fear not. C: Love.

[72]The covenant extended to all who obey  (Isa 55:1-56:12)
"Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk (55:1)"   
Giving seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats (55:10)   
Who keeps the sabbath (56:2)   
        D(56:3)        Let not the foreigner say, when he would join himself to the LORD, "The LORD will surely exclude me from his people" (56:3)
the eunuchs who observe my sabbaths (56:4)   
"come and eat, all you beasts in the forest (56:9)"   
I will fetch some wine (56:12)   
   A: Wine. B: Food. C: To keep sabbath. D: Equality to the Gentiles.

Isa 58:1-14
  A(58:1-2)  Announce to the house of Jacob their sins (58:1)
    B(58:3-5)    you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers (58:3)
      C(58:6-9)      to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke (58:6)
      C'(58:10-12)      if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted (58:10)
    B'(58:13)    If you refrain from trampling the sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day (58:13)
  A'(58:14)  I will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob (58:14)

[73]A promise of help and healing  (Isa 57:1-58:14)
enters into peace (57:2)   
Are you not rebellious children (57:4)   
      C(57:11-14)      Build up, build up, prepare the way (57:14)
I dwell in the high and holy place (57:15)   
There is no peace for the wicked (57:21)   
"Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins (58:1)"   
      C'(58:9-12)      the restorer of streets to live in (58:12)
If you hold back your foot on the sabbath from following your own pursuits on my holy day (58:13)   
   A: Peace. B: Rebellion. C: To repair a way. D: Holy.

[74]Injustice and oppression to be punished  (Isa 59:1-21)
  A(59:1-3)  your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God (59:2)
"No one brings suit justly, no one goes to law honestly (59:4)"   
"Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us (59:9)"   
        D(59:11-13)        Our transgressions indeed are with us, and we know our iniquities (59:12)
"Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands at a distance (59:14)"   
"He saw that there was no one, and was appalled that there was no one to intervene (59:16)"   
  A'(59:20-21)  my spirit that is upon you, and my words shall not depart out of your mouth (59:21)
   A: To separate. B: Nobody. C: Righteousness. D: Consciousness of sins.

[75]God the glory of Zion  (Isa 60:1-22)
"Arise, shine; for your light has come (60:1)"   
To bring your children from afar with their silver and gold (60:9)   
      C(60:10-12)      in my wrath I struck you down, but in my favor I have had mercy on you (60:10)
        D(60:13-14)        I will glorify where my feet rest (60:13)
      C'(60:15-16)      Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, I will make you majestic forever (60:15)
Instead of bronze I will bring gold (60:17)   
"the LORD will be your everlasting light, (60:19)"   
   A: Light. B: Gold. C: Forgiveness. D: Glory.

[76]The good news of deliverance  (Isa 61:1-11)
They will be called oaks of justice (61:3)   
They shall build up the ancient ruins (61:4)   
I will make an everlasting covenant with them (61:8)   
he has clothed me with the garments of salvation (61:10)   
   A: Justice. B: Everlasting.

[77]The vindication and salvation of Zion  (Isa 62:1-12)
"For Zion's sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet (62:1)"   
You shall no more be termed Forsaken (62:4)   
give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem (62:7)   
"you shall be called "Frequented," a city that is not forsaken (62:12)"   
   A: Silence. B: Not to be forsaken.

[78]Vengeance on Edom  (Isa 63:1-6)
I who am mighty to save (63:1)   
I trod them in my anger (63:3)   
my own arm brought about the victory and my own wrath lent me its support (63:5)   
I trampled down the peoples in my anger (63:6)   
   A: Salvation. B: Anger.

[79]God's mercy remembered  (Isa 63:7-64:11)
  A(63:7-10)  Surely they are my people, children who will not deal falsely (63:8)
    B(63:11-14)    they remembered the days of old, of Moses (63:11)
you are our father (63:16)   
now our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary (63:18)   
  A'(63:19-64:2)  like those not called by your name (63:19)
    B'(64:3-6)    From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived (64:4)
you are our Father (64:8)   
Your holy cities have become a wilderness (64:10)   
   A: The people of God. B: The days of old. C: The father of us. D: Sanctuary.

[80]The righteousness of God's judgment  (Isa 65:1-25)
To a nation that did not call upon my name (65:1)   
    B(65:3-7)    I will not be quiet until I have paid in full (65:6)
it contains a blessing (65:8)   
"when I called, you did not answer (65:12)"   
    B'(65:13-16)    my servants shall eat, but you shall go hungry (65:13)
a race blessed by the LORD (65:23)   
   A: Not to call. B: Rewards. C: Blessing.

[81]The reign and indignation of God  (Isa 66:1-24)
what is the house that you would build for me (66:1)   
    B(66:3-4)    Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who kills a human being (66:3)
      C(66:5-6)      The sound of the LORD repaying his enemies their deserts (66:6)
Before she was in labor she gave birth (66:7)   
          E(66:10-11)          you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast (66:11)
"As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you (66:13)"   
      C'(66:15-16)      the LORD shall judge all mankind by fire and sword (66:16)
    B'(66:17)    eating the flesh of pigs, vermin, and rodents (66:17)
the Israelites bring a grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD (66:20)   
   A: The house of the LORD. B: Carnivorous. C: Judgement. D: A mother and a child. E: Satisfaction.

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