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The Prophets Before the Exile

(Category 8 of 16)

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CHAPTER 52 References

1 aNeh. 11:1;
Is. 48:2; 64:10;
Zech. 14:20,
21; Matt. 4:5;
[Rev. 21:2–27] 2 aIs. 3:26 bIs.
9:4; 10:27;
14:25; Zech.
3 aPs. 44:12;
Jer. 15:13 bIs.

God Redeems Jerusalem


1 Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised aand the unclean Shall no longer come to you.
2 aShake yourself from the dust, arise; Sit down, O Jerusalem! bLoose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!

3 For thus says the LORD:

a“You have sold yourselves for nothing, And you shall be redeemed bwithout money.”

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4 For thus says the Lord GOD:

“My people went down at first Into aEgypt to 1dwell there; Then the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here,” says the LORD, “That My people are taken away for nothing? Those who rule over them 1Make them wail,” says the LORD, “And My name is ablasphemed continually every day.
6 Therefore My people shall know My name; Therefore they shall know in that day That I am He who speaks: ‘Behold, it is I.’ ”

7 aHow beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, b“Your God reigns!”
8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, With their voices they shall sing together; For they shall see eye to eye When the LORD brings back Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, You waste places of Jerusalem! For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 aThe LORD has 1made bare His holy arm In the eyes of ball the nations; And all the ends of the earth shall see The salvation of our God.

11 aDepart! Depart! Go out from there, Touch no unclean thing; Go out from the midst of her, bBe clean, You who bear the vessels of the LORD.
12 For ayou shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; bFor the LORD will go before you, cAnd the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

The Sin-Bearing Servant

13 Behold, aMy Servant shall 1deal prudently; bHe shall be exalted and 2extolled and be very high.

4 aGen. 46:6
1As resident
5 aEzek. 36:20,
23; 1DSS
Mock; LXX
Marvel and
wail; Tg.
Boast themselves;
Treat them
7 aRom. 10:15
bPs. 93:1
10 aPs. 98:1–3
bLuke 3:6
1Revealed His
11 aIs. 48:20
bLev. 22:2
12 aEx. 12:11,
33 bMic. 2:13
cEx. 14:19, 20
13 aIs. 42:1
bPhil. 2:9
1prosper 2Lit.
be lifted up
14 aPs. 22:6, 7
15 aEzek.
36:25 bRom.
15:21 1Or

CHAPTER 53 References

1 aJohn 12:38
2 1Stately
form 2splendor
3 aPs. 22:6;
b[Heb. 4:15] c[John 1:10,
11] 1Or forsaken
pains 3Lit.
4 a[Matt. 8:17] 1Lit. sicknesses
pains 3reckoned
5 a[Rom. 4:25] b[1 Pet. 2:24,
25] 1Or
3Blows that
cut in
6 1Lit. has
caused to
land on Him
7 aMatt. 26:63;
bActs 8:32, 33
8 aLuke
b[Dan. 9:26] 1confinement

14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His avisage1 was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
15 aSo shall He 1sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For bwhat had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.


1 Who ahas believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no 1form or 2comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no 3beauty that we should desire Him.
3 aHe is despised and 1rejected by men, A Man of 2sorrows and bacquainted with 3grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and cwe did not esteem Him.

4 Surely aHe has borne our 1griefs And carried our 2sorrows; Yet we 3esteemed Him stricken, 4Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was awounded1 for our transgressions, He was 2bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His bstripes3 we are healed.
6 aAll we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD 1has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet aHe opened not His mouth; bHe was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was ataken from 1prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For bHe was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

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9 aAnd 1they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any bdeceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to 1bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul aan offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 1He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge aMy righteous bServant shall cjustify many, For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 aTherefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, bAnd He shall divide the 1spoil with the strong, Because He cpoured out His soul unto death, And He was dnumbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And emade intercession for the transgressors.

A Perpetual Covenant of Peace


1 “Sing, O abarren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the LORD.
2 “Enlargea the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.
3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will ainherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.

4 “Doa not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
5 aFor your Maker is your husband,

9 aMatt.
Luke 23:33
b1 Pet. 2:22;
1 John 3:5
1Lit. he or He
10 aJohn 1:29;
Acts 2:24;
[2 Cor. 5:21] 1crush
11 a[1 John
2:1] bIs. 42:1
c[Acts 13:38,
39; Rom.
5:15–18] 1So
with MT, Tg.,
Vg.; DSS,
LXX From
the labor of
His soul He
shall see light
12 aPs. 2:8
bCol. 2:15 cIs.
50:6; [Rom.
3:25] dMatt.
27:38; Mark
15:28; Luke
22:37; 2 Cor.
5:21 eLuke
23:34 1plunder

CHAPTER 54 References

1 aGal. 4:27
2 aIs. 49:19, 20
3 aIs. 14:2;
49:22, 23; 60:9
4 aIs. 41:10
5 aJer. 3:14;
Hos. 2:19
bZech. 14:9;
Rom. 3:29
6 aIs. 62:4
7 aPs. 30:5; Is.
26:20; 60:10;
2 Cor. 4:17
b[Is. 43:5;
56:8] 8 aIs. 55:3; Jer.
9 aGen. 8:21;
9:11; [2 Pet.
3:6, 7] bIs.
12:1; Ezek.
10 aPs. 46:2; Is.
51:6; Matt.
5:18 b2 Sam.
23:5; Ps.
89:33, 34; Is.
55:3; 59:21;
11 a1 Chr. 29:2;
Job 28:16;
Rev. 21:18, 19
13 aJer. 31:34;
[John 6:45;
1 Cor. 2:10];
1 Thess. 4:9;
[1 John 2:20] bPs. 119:165
15 aIs.
16 1Or weapon

ISAIAH 54:16

The LORD of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called bthe God of the whole earth.
6 For the LORD ahas called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God.
7 “Fora a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies bI will gather you.
8 With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; aBut with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the LORD, your Redeemer.

9 “For this is like the waters of aNoah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with byou, nor rebuke you.
10 For athe mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, bBut My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.

11 “O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with acolorful gems, And lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, And all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children shall be ataught by the LORD, And bgreat shall be the peace of your children.
14 In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall afall for your sake.

16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an 1instrument for his work;

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ISAIAH 54:17

And I have created the 2spoiler to destroy.
17 No weapon formed against you shall aprosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, bAnd their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.

16 2destroyer
17 aIs.
17:12–14; 29:8
bIs. 45:24, 25;

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PSALM 119 vv. 97 – 118


97 Oh, how I love Your law! aIt is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me awiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, aFor Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 aI understand more than the 1ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
102 I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me.
103 aHow sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

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105 aYour word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
106 aI have sworn and confirmed That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.

PSALM 119 vv. 97 – 118 References

97 aPs. 1:2
98 aDeut. 4:6
99 a[2 Tim.
3:15] 100 a[Job
32:7–9] 1aged
103 aPs. 19:10;
Prov. 8:11
105 aProv. 6:23
106 aNeh.
108 aHos. 14:2;
Heb. 13:15
109 aJudg.
12:3; Job
13:14 1In danger
110 aPs. 140:5
111 aDeut. 33:4
113 1Lit. divided
in heart
or mind
114 a[Ps. 32:7] 115 aPs. 6:8;
Matt. 7:23
116 aPs. 25:2;
[Rom. 5:5;
9:33; 10:11;
Phil. 1:20] 117 1Uphold

108 Accept, I pray, athe freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your judgments.
109 aMy life is continually 1in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 aThe wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
111 aYour testimonies I have taken as a 1heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.


113 I hate the 1double-minded, But I love Your law.
114 aYou are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
115 aDepart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!
116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me abe ashamed of my hope.
117 1Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
118 You reject all those who stray from Your statutes, For their deceit is falsehood.

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PSALM 119 vv. 119 – 128

119 You 1put away all the wicked of the earth alike 2dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 aMy flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.


121 I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be asurety1 for Your servant for good; Do not let the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation And Your righteous word.

PSALM 119 vv. 119 – 128 References

119 aIs. 1:22,
25; Ezek.
22:18, 19 1destroy,
cause to
cease 2slag or
120 aJob 4:14;
Hab. 3:16
122 aJob 17:3;
Heb. 7:22
125 aPs. 116:16
126 1broken
Your law
127 aPs. 19:10

124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, And teach me Your statutes.
125 aI am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for You to act, O LORD, For they have 1regarded Your law as void.
127 aTherefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
128 Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.




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