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Read Isaiah Chapter 22
This burden evidently refers to Jerusalem . . . The burdens began way off at a distance in Babylon, and they have continued to come nearer to Jerusalem. Now the storm breaks in all of its fury upon the Holy City.
-–Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, J. Vernon McGee

  1. What is happening in the city according to Isaiah 22:1-4?
  2. What is going to happen according to Isaiah 22:5-7?
  3. What was their error according to Isaiah 22:11?
  4. What do you learn from the following verses?
    Psalm 37:3, 5; Psalm 55:22; Proverbs 3:5-6; Jeremiah 9:23-24
  5. What is Isaiah’s message for Shebna?
  6. Who is Eliakim? What is doing to happen to him?
  7. What application can you make from these 4 chapters to your own life?

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Read Isaiah Chapter 21

  1. What is Isaiah’s reaction to this vision that God is giving him according to Isaiah 21:3-4?
  2. What does the LORD tell Isaiah to do according to Isaiah 21:6?
  3. What does the watchman see according to Isaiah 21:7-9?
  4. Against whom does the LORD proclaim judgment in Isaiah 21:11-12? Who is “Dumah”?
  5. Against whom does the LORD proclaim judgment in Isaiah 21:13-17?
  6. What is the judgment described?

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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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