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Read Isaiah Chapter 19 – The Burden Against Egypt
1. What human disasters are foretold for Egypt?

2. What natural disasters are foretold?

3. Who will Egypt be afraid of? Why?

4. What is foretold in Isaiah 19:18-25 about the future for Egypt?

5. What three nations will worship the Lord together in the future?

This prophecy was probably fulfilled in 670 B.C. when Egypt was conquered by Esar-haddon, king of Assyria. The Assyrian conquest proved that the many gods of Egypt were powerless to help (19:1) and that the mediums and wizards were unable to give counsel (v.3). . .

But that is not all. The forty-two provinces of Egypt, called “nomes,” would be thrown into disarray and start fighting each other (Isaiah 19:2). The Nile River, the source of Egypt’s economy, and the streams and canals of the land would all dry up; and this would put farmers, fishermen, and cloth manufacturers out of business (vv.5-10). For centuries, the Egyptians were respected for their wisdom; but now the princes and counselors would not know what to do (vv.11-13). Instead of walking a straight path, the nation was led astray by leaders who were ad dizzy as a drunken man staggering around in his vomit (vv.14-15).
-–W.W. Weirsbe, Be Comforted: Isaiah

Read Isaiah Chapter 20
6. What does God tell Isaiah to do in this chapter? Why?

 

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Isaiah 18 – Message to Ethiopia

Read Isaiah chapter 18
The Ethiopians had sent ambassadors to the Jews asking them to join an alliance against the Assyrians. The Lord, however, said, “Refuse their invitation. I’ll take care of the Assyrians in my own time.”

That’s the point the Lord makes over and over again. “When will the nations look to Me, wait on Me, trust in Me?” He asks. “How long will they try to succeed in their own abilities only to fail miserable?”

Not only is this a word for nations–but for each of us in our own situations.
–Jon Courson’s Application Commentary: Old Testament, Volume 2

1. On whom is this “Woe” being spoken according to Isaiah 18:1-2?

2. What is to happen to them according to Isaiah 18:5-6?

3. What will they do according to Isaiah 18:7?

4. What additional information do you find in Zephaniah 3:10? Psalm 68:31?

 

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Read Isaiah Chapter 17 – Burden against Damascus
1. What information can you find about Damascus?

2. What judgments are spoken against Damascus in Isaiah 17:1-3?

3. Who is being judged in Isaiah 17:4-11? What things will happen to them?

4. What reason does God give for the judgment in Isaiah 17:10?

5. Who is being judged in Isaiah 17:12-14? What will happen to them?

 

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Read Isaiah Chapter 15 – Burden against Moab
1. Who are the Moabites? Review Genesis 19.

2. What do you learn about Moab from Numbers 25?

3. What types of things are promised in the judgment against Moab in this chapter?

Read Isaiah Chapter 16 – Burden against Moab (continued)

4. Record examples of the judgments against Moab from this chapter.

5. What is the time frame given at the end of the chapter for the fall of Moab?

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Read Isaiah Chapter 14
1. What prophecy is given in Isaiah 14:1-2?

2. What prophecy is given against Babylon in Isaiah 14:3-8?

3. What is the conversation in hell recorded in Isaiah 14:9-11?

4. Who is being spoken of in Isaiah 14:12-17? How do you know?

5. What names are given to him in Isaiah 14:12?

6. What caused him to fall according to Isaiah 14:13-14?

7. What is his future according to Isaiah 14:15?

8. How will he be seen in the future according to Isaiah 14:16-17

9. Isaiah continues with the prophecy against Babylon in Isaiah 14:18-23. What do you notice?

10. He continues with a prophecy against Assyria in Isaiah 14:24-26. What do you notice?

11. What do you learn of God from Isaiah 14:26-27

12. What is the timing of the prophecy which came to Isaiah 14:28-32 according to Isaiah 28:14?

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Read Isaiah Chapter 13
1. What does Isaiah say about the judgment against Babylon?

2. What is Babylon? Where is it located?

3. How does Isaiah describe the reaction to the day of the LORD in Isaiah 13:6-8?

4. What additional information about the day of the LORD do you find in Isaiah 13:9-10?

5. What things does God promise in Isaiah 13:11-22?

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Isaiah Chapter 12 – The Remnant

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Read Isaiah Chapter 12
1. What will the remnant say when they return in that day according to Isaiah 12:1-2

2. What do you observe in the following verses?
□ Exodus 15:1-2?

□ Psalm 118:14

3. Copy Isaiah 11:3 here. Meditate on this verse and record what you observe.

4. Observe the praise that the remnant will give to God in Isaiah 12:4-6. Are these statements that you could make? Praise that you could give to God today? Why or why not?

 

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