Isaiah Bible Study

We could spend an entire year studying the Book of Isaiah. Just as the Bible has sixty-six books, Isaiah has sixty-six chapters. The Old Testament has thirty-nine chapters and the New Testament has twenty-seven chapters. The Book of Isaiah is also divided into two sections. The first section, containing thirty-nine chapters, highlights the theme of God's judgment on humanity because of sin. The second section, containing twenty-seven chapters, emphasizes God's grace and mercy and offers comfort and hope.[1]

In the New Testament, Isaiah is quoted more frequently than all the other prophets.

The name Isaiah means 'Salvation of Jehovah.” Isaiah lived in Jerusalem, the capital of Judah. The Book of Isaiah was written during a very troubled time in the Southern Kingdom (Judah). Many of the words of prophecy concern judgment and what would happen to Isaiah's people.

In chapter 6 Isaiah sees an awesome vision of 'the King, the Lord Almighty” (v. 5). God asks, ''Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?'” Isaiah responds, ''Here am I. Send me!'” (v. 8).

Chapter 7 tells of the coming of 'Immanuel” over seven hundred years before Jesus came. ''The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel'” (v. 14). 'Immanuel” means 'God with us.”

Isaiah 9:6-7 clearly speaks about Jesus. 'To us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.”

Chapters 52 and 53 also predict the coming of the Messiah and His work.

'He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted” (52:13).

His blood will be shed for our sins (52:15; 53:12).

He will be 'despised and rejected by men” (53:1,3).

He will bear our sins and our sorrows (53:4-5).

He will be buried in a rich man's tomb (53:9).

He will save those who believe in Him (53:10-11).

Chapter 53 tells us there is triumph over suffering, all suffering. Many sermons have been preached about Isaiah 53:5 and songs even quote it.

He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (KJV).

Chapter 65 describes the coming joys and blessings of God's people who are redeemed. ''Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind'” (65:17). Someday Jesus will come back and take us home; our sufferings and sorrows will be gone forever.

Read the entire Book of Isaiah, and then fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the 'Go to the Word” sheet. May God bless you as you study His Word.

Isaiah Worksheet

The Book of Isaiah has ______-____ chapters and is divided into two sections.

The first section, containing _______-____ chapters, highlights the theme of God's judgment on humanity because of ____.

The second section, containing _______-______ chapters, emphasizes God's grace and mercy and offers _______ and _____.

The name Isaiah means '__________ of ________.”

In chapter 6 Isaiah sees an awesome vision of 'the _____, the _____ _________” (v. 5).

''Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, '____ am I. _____ me!'” (6:8).

Isaiah tells of the coming of _________ (7:14; 9:6-7).

Prophecy

Fulfilled

He will be lifted up and highly _______ (52:13).

Philippians 2:9

His _____ will be shed for our sins (52:15).

1 Peter 1:2

He will be _________ by men (53:1,3).

John 12:37-38

He will bear our _____ and our_________ (53:4-5).

Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 2:24

He will be buried in a _____ man's tomb (53:9).

John 19:38-42

He will _____ those who ________ in Him (53:10-11).

John 3:16; Acts 16:31

''See, I lay a _____ in Zion, a tested stone, a precious ___________ for a sure foundation'” (28:16).

'Suddenly, in an instant, the Lord Almighty will come with _______ and __________ and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire” (29:5-6).

'All the _____ of the heavens will be dissolved and the ___ rolled up like a scroll” (34:4).

'They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting ____ will crown their heads. ________ and ___ will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away” (35:10).

Memory Verse: 'He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).Isaiah

Go to the Word

Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.

Isaiah 17:7                          Isaiah 31:1                             Isaiah 53:5                 Isaiah 10:1

Isaiah 25:8                          Isaiah 65:24                           Isaiah 42:4                 Isaiah 55:6

'Woe to those who go down to ______ for help, who rely on horses,                     Isaiah ______

who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of

their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help

from the Lord.”

'He will ________ up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe             Isaiah ______

away the tears from all faces.”

'In that day men will look to their ______ and turn their eyes to the                    Isaiah ______

Holy One of Israel.”

'Woe to those who make ______ laws, to those who issue oppressive                    Isaiah ______

decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from

the oppressed of my people.”

'But He was _________ for our transgressions, he was_______ for our              Isaiah ______

iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by

his wounds we are healed.”

''He will not falter or be ____________ till he establishes justice on                      Isaiah ______

earth. In his ____ the islands will put their hope.'”

''Before they call I will answer; while they are still ________ I will hear.'”            Isaiah ______

'Seek the Lord while he may be _____; call on him while he is near.”               Isaiah ______


[1] The Living Insights Study Bible, ed., Charles R. Swindoll (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996), 691.