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Questions about the Book of Isaiah

Isaiah is the twenty-third book of the bible. The prophecy of Isaiah is one of the world’s greatest masterpieces. In the book of Isaiah, whose name means, Salvation of the Lord, he was the greatest of the writing prophets. He carried on his ministry in Judah during the reigns of four Kings. In the Old Testament, no prophet is more fully occupied with the redemptive work of Christ. In no other place, in the Scriptures written under the law, is there so clear a view of Grace. The book of Isaiah can be divided into seven parts: 1) The prophecies concerning Judah, 2) The prophecies concerning the nations, 3) The prophetic warnings concerning Ephraim and Judah, 4) The historical parenthesis; Sennacherib’s invasions and Hezekiah’s illness, 5) The greatness and transcendence of God, 6) The suffering servant of the Lord, 7) The concluding exhortations and prophecies. The author of this book is Isaiah. Listed below are questions on the book of Isaiah. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

Isaiah Chapter 1

1) Who was Isaiah and what was his father’s name, according to verse one of this book? (Isaiah 1:1)

2) During the reigns of which kings did Isaiah see visions from God concerning Judah and Jerusalem in verse one? (Isaiah 1:1)

3) What uncomplimentary images did God use to describe His people in these verses? (Isaiah 1:2-3)

4) What had Israel done to God by this stage in their history in verse four? (Isaiah 1:4)

5) How had God attempted, but failed, to get through to Israel in these verses? (Isaiah 1:5-8)

6) What prevented Israel from becoming just like Sodom and Gomorrah in verse nine? (Isaiah 1:9)

7) How did God feel about the many religious celebrations going on in Judah in these verses? (Isaiah 1:10-14)

8) How did God promise to react to the prayers of the people of Judah in verse fifteen? (Isaiah 1:15)

9) What behaviors did God expect of His own people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 1:15-17)

10) What wonderful offer did God make to His people in verse eighteen? (Isaiah 1:18)

11) Under what conditions would God’s people receive God’s blessing, and under what conditions would they lose it? (Isaiah 1:19-20)

12) What contrasts did Isaiah use to give a “before and after” picture of God’s people? (Isaiah 1:21-23)

13) What did God promise to do for Israel for their own good in these verses? (Isaiah 1:24-26)

14) How did God intend to treat the repentant and the unrepentant differently in these verses? (Isaiah 1:27-28)

15) How did God predict that Israel would come to feel about her current behavior in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 1:29-31)

Isaiah Chapter 2

1) What are the status of Jerusalem and the mountain of the Lord in the last days of Isaiah’s vision in these verses? (Isaiah 2:1-3)

2) What will be the status of international relations in the last days in verse four? (Isaiah 2:4)

3) During Isaiah’s day, why had the Lord abandoned His people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 2:6-9)

4) What images did Isaiah use to describe arrogant men faced with God’s judgment in these verses? (Isaiah 2:10-21)

5) When Isaiah prophesied about Christ’s kingdom, what did he say about men will do in these verses? (Isaiah 2:11-17)

6) What will happen to all of man’s silver idols and his gold idols in verse twenty? (Isaiah 2:20)

7) What caution did Isaiah preach to God’s people before it was too late in verse twenty-two? (Isaiah 2:22)

Isaiah Chapter 3

1) When God judges Israel, according to Isaiah’s prediction, what will be taken away from them in these verses? (Isaiah 3:1-5)

2) What attitudes brought God’s judgment on Israel in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 3:8-11)

3) When God sits in judgment in Isaiah’s vision, what does He hold against the elders and leaders? (Isaiah 3:13-15)

4) What did God determine to do about pride and vanity in His people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 3:16-24)

5) What did Isaiah say would happen to the men in verse twenty-five of this book? (Isaiah 3:25)

Isaiah Chapter 4

1) According to verse one, in that day seven women shall take hold of one man and say what? (Isaiah 4:1)

2) What images of renewal did Isaiah use to characterize the Branch of the Lord (remnant of Israel) in these verses? (Isaiah 4:2-6)

Isaiah Chapter 5

1) How did Isaiah use a parable about a vineyard to illustrate the sin and ingratitude of Israel in these verses? (Isaiah 5:1-7)

2) What kinds of suffering did Isaiah predict as a result of Israel’s sin in these verses? (Isaiah 5:8-15)

3) What would become apparent about the character of God through His judgments in verse sixteen? (Isaiah 5:16)

4) What sorts of people did Isaiah preach woe to in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 5:18-25)

5) How did Isaiah characterize the might of the nations God uses to execute His judgments? (Isaiah 5:26-30)

Isaiah Chapter 6

1) When was Isaiah granted his vision of the Lord in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 6:1)

2) How did Isaiah describe the awe-inspiring sights around God’s throne in these verses? (Isaiah 6:1-4)

3) How did Isaiah see himself once he had been exposed to God’s glory in verse five? (Isaiah 6:5)

4) What provision was made for Isaiah’s guilt in the presence of a holy God in these verses? (Isaiah 6:6-7)

5) How did Isaiah respond to God’s call in verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 6:8)

6) What unusual way did God state the message that Isaiah was to take to Israel in of these verses? (Isaiah 6:9-10)

7) What did God want Isaiah to do in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 6:9-10)

8) What did Isaiah ask God about his commission in verse eleven of this book? (Isaiah 6:11)

9) What was sobering about God’s response to Isaiah’s question in these verses? (Isaiah 6:11-13)

10) What was hopeful about God’s response to Isaiah’s question in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 6:11-13)

Isaiah Chapter 7

1) What two nations united against Judah during the kingship of Ahaz in verse one? (Isaiah 7:1)

2) How was the morale of Judah affected when they heard about the alliance of Aram and Israel in verse two? (Isaiah 7:2)

3) What word of encouragement did God send via Isaiah and his son in these verses? (Isaiah 7:3-9)

4) What did God mean when He said, “the head of Damascus is only Rezin” and “the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son” in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 7:8-9)

5) What did God invite Ahaz to do in order to reassure himself in these verses? (Isaiah 7:10-11)

6) How did Ahaz respond to the invitation to ask God for a sign in verse twelve? (Isaiah 7:12)

7) How did God react to Ahaz’s refusal to ask for a sign in verse thirteen of this book? (Isaiah 7:13)

8) What sign was promised by God, even though Ahaz had not asked in these verses? (Isaiah 7:14-15)

9) What was Isaiah’s specific prediction regarding Ahaz’s enemies in verse sixteen? (Isaiah 7:16)

10) What country would be used by God to punish both Judah and its enemies in these verses? (Isaiah 7:17-20)

11) What concrete ways would Judah lose its status as a land of rich, productive agriculture in these verses? (Isaiah 7:21-25)

Isaiah Chapter 8

1) What message of warning did God tell Isaiah to write as a large public sign in verse one? (Isaiah 8:1)

2) What two men did God call upon to support Isaiah in his prophecy in verse two? (Isaiah 8:2)

3) What did God tell Isaiah to name his son in verse three of this book? (Isaiah 8:3)

4) What imminent event in the history of Samaria and Damascus was Isaiah’s son’s name meant to refer to in verse four? (Isaiah 8:4)

5) In what other nation was Judah more likely to put its trust than in God Himself in these verses? (Isaiah 8:5-6)

6) What metaphor did the Lord use to describe how Assyria would punish Judah in these verses? (Isaiah 8:7-8)

7) How did Isaiah express his confidence that Judah would not be completely destroyed by the invaders? (Isaiah 8:9-10)

8) What did God expressly direct Isaiah not to do in verse eleven of this book? (Isaiah 8:11)

9) About what sorts of facts was the reasoning of the people reversed in verse twelve? (Isaiah 8:12)

10) How did God want His people to respond to Him in verse thirteen of this book? (Isaiah 8:13)

11) What images are given to illustrate a variety of people’s responses to God in these verses? (Isaiah 8:14-15)

12) What and whom did Isaiah know to be completely reliable, despite what others might say or believe? (Isaiah 8:16-17)

13) What action did Isaiah take concerning what God said in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 8:16-17)

14) How did Isaiah see himself and his family in verse eighteen of this book? (Isaiah 8:18)

15) What did Isaiah have to say to those who recommended seeking guidance through the occult in these verses? (Isaiah 8:19-20)

16) How did Isaiah predict that the mediums and their followers would react to the circumstances they had incorrectly predicted in these verses? (Isaiah 8:21-22)

Isaiah Chapter 9

1) Although he had been preaching God’s judgment (particularly on the kingdom of Israel), what total reversal did Isaiah foresee in the future in verse one? (Isaiah 9:1)

2) What contrasting images did Isaiah use to set the scene of his prophecy in verse two? (Isaiah 9:2)

3) To what situations did Isaiah compare the joy that will be Israel’s in verse three? (Isaiah 9:3)

4) What did Isaiah predict God would do for Israel, causing her to rejoice in these verses? (Isaiah 9:4-5)

5) How does Isaiah describe the Ruler who will be provided by God for His people in these verses? (Isaiah 9:6-7)

6) When God judged Israel, what erroneous thinking prevailed among the people in these verses? (Isaiah 9:8-10)

7) What foreign powers did God use to ensure that Israel would not quickly be rebuilt in these verses? (Isaiah 9:11-12)

8) What refrain did Isaiah use to emphasize the seriousness of God’s wrath in verse twelve? (Isaiah 9:12)

9) What choice did the people make about their response to the God-provoked suffering in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 9:13)

10) How did Isaiah portray the cross-section of society that would come under God’s judgment in these verses? (Isaiah 9:14-17)

11) How did Isaiah portray the depths to which Israel would sink when God abandoned them to their own devices? (Isaiah 9:18-21)

Isaiah Chapter 10

1) What sins of the powerful did God single out in His list of judgments in these verses? (Isaiah 10:1-2)

2) What rhetorical question did God ask the oppressors of His people in verse three? (Isaiah 10:3)

3) Against what nation did Isaiah declare God’s judgment in verse five of this book? (Isaiah 10:5)

4) For what purpose did God use Assyria in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 10:5-6)

5) How did the king of Assyria overstep the purpose for which God raised him up in verse seven? (Isaiah 10:7)

6) How did the king of Assyria see himself in relation to all other nations and their gods in these verses? (Isaiah 10:8-11)

7) What did God promise to do with the king of Assyria after He had used him to His own ends in verse twelve? (Isaiah 10:12)

8) How did the king of Assyria flatter himself about his accomplishments in these verses? (Isaiah 10:13-14)

9) What was the king of Assyria’s boast in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 10:13-14)

10) What inanimate tools did God compare Assyria to in verse fifteen of this book? (Isaiah 10:15)

11) What calamities would be part of God’s judgment against Assyria in these verses? (Isaiah 10:16-19)

12) How is figurative language used to describe God in verse seventeen of this book? (Isaiah 10:17)

13) What would characterize the few people God would spare from His judgment in verse twenty? (Isaiah 10:20)

14) Who did the Israelites come to rely on, at their lowest point in verse twenty of this book? (Isaiah 10:20)

15) What word picture did Isaiah use to illustrate how few the survivors of God’s judgment would be in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 10:21-22)

16) Who was going to punish the Israelites for their sins in verse twenty-three? (Isaiah 10:23)

17) Why did God instruct the people of Judah not to be afraid of the Assyrians in these verses? (Isaiah 10:24-25)

18) What is the best news that Isaiah offers the people about the Assyrian invasion in verse twenty-five? (Isaiah 10:25)

19) How did Isaiah predict that the fall of Assyria would compare to other enemies He had judged? (Isaiah 10:26)

20) If Israel is likened to a yoked ox, what did Isaiah say would happen to it in verse twenty-seven? (Isaiah 10:27)

21) How did Isaiah describe the forward march of the invading Assyrians in these verses? (Isaiah 10:28-32)

22) Just when the Assyrians thought they had their world trembling in terror, what would God do to them in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 10:33-34)

Isaiah Chapter 11

1) What did Isaiah predict for Judah by using the image of a tree cut down to a stump in verse one? (Isaiah 11:1)

2) What qualities did Isaiah ascribe to the Branch of Jesse in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 11:2-5)

3) What things would characterize the unique One in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 11:3-4)

4) What unlikely scenarios from nature were used by Isaiah to illustrate God’s peace? (Isaiah 11:6-8)

5) What image is used to describe the earth and when in verse nine of this book? (Isaiah 11:9)

6) What honors did Isaiah bestow upon the Root of Jesse in verse ten? (Isaiah 11:10)

7) What did God promise to do for His people a second time in verse eleven? (Isaiah 11:11)

8) Where will the exiles be gathered from in verse twelve of this book? (Isaiah 11:12)

9) What long-standing hostility will be abolished when God reclaims His remnant in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 11:13)

10) What traditional enemies would the reunited Hebrews triumph over in verse fourteen? (Isaiah 11:14)

11) In what miraculous way did God promise to intervene in order for the people to return to their land? (Isaiah 11:15-16)

Isaiah Chapter 12

1) What very personal expression of a delivered exile is included in Isaiah’s prophecy in these three verses? (Isaiah 12:1-3)

2) What was God’s description of the rebelliousness of Israel, according to these verses? (Isaiah 12:1-2)

Isaiah Chapter 13

1) Who did God reveal the future destruction of Babylon to even before it achieved the height of its power in verse one? (Isaiah 13:1)

2) What are some of the images Isaiah used to illustrate the power of God to be mustered against Babylon in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 13:1-5)

3) How does the prophecy express the terror that will be felt by the Babylonians in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 13:6-8)

4) What strange events would signal the day of the Lord (Day of Judgment), according to these verses? (Isaiah 13:9-13)

5) What would be the primary reason for God’s judgment of Babylon in verse eleven? (Isaiah 13:11)

6) How did Isaiah describe the helplessness and terror that would pervade Babylon in these verses? (Isaiah 13:14-16)

7) What nation would be God’s instrument against Babylon in verse seventeen? (Isaiah 13:17)

8) How would the Medes’s goals of warfare be distinctly cruel in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 13:17-18)

9) What images of desolation contrast with the glory and pride that Babylon experienced at its height in these verses? (Isaiah 13:19-22)

Isaiah Chapter 14

1) What pleasant reversals did Isaiah prophesy for the people of Israel in verses one and two of this book? (Isaiah 14:1-2)

2) How did Isaiah say the Israelites would be able to taunt their former oppressors in these verses? (Isaiah 14:3-8)

3) How would the spirits of those in the grave greet the spirits of the Babylonians in these verses? (Isaiah 14:9-11)

4) How did Isaiah describe Babylon’s opinion of itself before its fall, according to these verses? (Isaiah 14:12-15)

5) What would be hard for other nations to comprehend about the total destruction of Babylon in these verses? (Isaiah 14:16-17)

6) What ultimate indignities did God have in store for an arrogant nation in these verses? (Isaiah 14:18-23)

Isaiah Chapter 15

1)How does Isaiah describe the fate of Moab in the wake of God’s judgment? (Isaiah 15:1-9)

2)What was the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moad in these verses? (Isaiah 15:13-14)

Isaiah Chapter 16

1)What did Isaiah predict the Moabites would seek from Sela, “across the desert”? (Isaiah 16:1-4)

2)Where would a throne of love and righteous judgment for all nations be established? (Isaiah 16:4-5)

3)What sin on the part of the Moabites brought all the destruction and mourning for their former abundance? (Isaiah 16:6-11)

4)Where did God know that the Moabites would seek help when they began to feel His wrath? (Isaiah 16:12)

5)How soon after he prophesied the fall of Moab did Isaiah say it would happen? ( Isaiah 16:13-14)

Isaiah Chapter 17

1) What kind of foreign power had the northern kingdom of Israel allied itself with, leading to God’ judgment on them both? (Isaiah 17:1-8)

2) What had Israel forgotten, which would put an end to their fruitfulness in these verses? (Isaiah 17:10-11)

3) How did Isaiah compare the “raging” of peoples and nations to the wrath of God in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 17:12-14)

Isaiah Chapter 18

1) What kingdom would attempt to mount an alliance against Assyria, God’s instrument of judgment, according to these verses of this book? (Isaiah 18:1-7)

2) How did God instruct Judah to respond to the request to join the alliance with Cush against Assyria in verses four and five? (Isaiah 18:4-5)

Isaiah Chapter 19

1) What kind of ways does Isaiah describe the coming humiliation of Egypt in these first ten verses? (19:1-10)

2) What help would Egypt be able to find in her wise men and leaders, according to these verses? (Isaiah 19:11-16)

3) What former slave nation did God intend to use to punish Egypt in verse seventeen? (Isaiah 19:17)

4) What amazing change did Isaiah prophesy in the relationship between Egypt and Jehovah God in these verses? (Isaiah 19:18-22)

5) How did Isaiah state God would describe even former enemy nations in these verses? (Isaiah 19:23-25)

Isaiah Chapter 20

1) What unusual command did God give to Isaiah as a sign to the people in these first five verses? (Isaiah 20:1-5)

2) What did God want His people to know ahead of time about the reliability of Egypt as an ally against Assyria in verse six? (Isaiah 20:6)

Isaiah Chapter 21

1) Against what major power did God post Isaiah as a lookout for its destruction in these verses? (Isaiah 21:1-10)

2) What future did Isaiah prophesy for Edom and the border territories in these verses? (Isaiah 21:11-17)

Isaiah Chapter 22

1) What labels, used by Isaiah, showed God’s disapproval of Jerusalem’s morality, according to these first two verses? (Isaiah 22:1-2)

2) What humiliating experience did Isaiah predict for Jerusalem and its leaders in verse three? (Isaiah 22:3)

3) What was Isaiah’s emotional response to God’s revelation about the future of Jerusalem in verse four? (Isaiah 22:4)

4) How did Isaiah describe the magnitude of the military threat against Jerusalem in these verses? (Isaiah 22:5-8)

5) How did the people of Jerusalem respond to the threat against them in these verses? (Isaiah 22:9-11)

6) How did Isaiah portray the people’s neglect of God during their time of need in verse eleven? (Isaiah 22:11)

7) What attitude prevailed in Jerusalem on the eve of its destruction, rather than repentance in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 22:12-13)

8) How did God emphasize the sinful attitudes of the people of Jerusalem in verse fourteen? (Isaiah 22:14)

9) How did God intend to deal with Shebna, the evil palace steward in these verses? (Isaiah 22:17-19)

10) What attitude toward the people would characterize God’s replacement for Shebna, the steward in verses twenty and twenty-one? (Isaiah 22:20-21)

11) Despite the entire honor bestowed by God, what would eventually become of the replacement steward in these verses? (Isaiah 22:22-25)

Isaiah Chapter 23

1) What was the “glory” of the kingdom of Tyre, which Isaiah predicted would become useless to them in verse one? (Isaiah 23:1)

2) What were some of the wares that were traded by the ships of Tyre in verses two and three? (Isaiah 23:2-3)

3) Why would Egypt be in anguish over the absence of the “sons and daughters of the sea” (ships of Tyre and Sidon) in these verses? (Isaiah 23:4-5)

4) What were some of the titles given to the kingdom of Tyre at its height in these verses? (Isaiah 23:6-8)

5) Why did Isaiah say the Lord planned to destroy Tyre in verse nine of this book? (Isaiah 23:9)

6) Why would the former seafaring kingdom of Tyre need to turn to agriculture in these verses? (Isaiah 23:10-11)

7) How did God say that the people of Tyre would be acting at the time He judged them in verse twelve? (Isaiah 23:12)

8) What kingdom did Isaiah say that Tyre and Sidon should fear in these verses? (Isaiah 23:13-14)

9) How long did Isaiah predict that Tyre would be devastated in verse fifteen? (Isaiah 23:15)

10) What would God do for the kingdom of Tyre after seventy years in verses sixteen and seventeen? (Isaiah 23:16-17)

11) What would be different about the attitudes and purposes of Tyre before and after God’s judgment in verse eighteen? (Isaiah 23:18)

Isaiah Chapter 24

1) How did Isaiah announce the extent of God’s judgment of the whole earth in verse one? (Isaiah 24:1)

2) Who would be affected by the devastation God announced in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 24:1-3)

3) By what method of repetition did Isaiah emphasize the point that no one will be spared from God’s judgment in verse two? (Isaiah 24:2)

4) Who is responsible for turning the earth itself into a wasteland in these verses? (Isaiah 24:3-6)

5) How will the day of God’s judgment reverse the experience of those who were inclined to continuous partying in these verses? (Isaiah 24:7-9)

6) What images did Isaiah use to portray the physical and spiritual emptiness in the wake of God’s judgment, according to these verses? (Isaiah 24:10-13)

7) What will be the response of God’s faithful people to the arrival of God’s justice in these verses? (Isaiah 24:14-16)

8) How did Isaiah illustrate God’s inescapable judgment in verses seventeen and eighteen? (Isaiah 24:17-18)

9) What expressions indicate that the whole earth will feel the force of God’s judgment in these verses? (Isaiah 24:18-20)

10) What are the various powers that will be judged by God, according to these verses? (Isaiah 24:21-23)

Isaiah Chapter 25

1) What aspect of God’s character is the primary reason for Isaiah’s song of praise in verse one? (Isaiah 25:1)

2) How had God followed through on His plans for the fortresses of people in verse two? (Isaiah 25:2)

3) How will God’s treatment of the ruthless and the needy differ, according to these verses? (Isaiah 25:3-5)

4) What honor will God prepare for all of the faithful people in verse six? (Isaiah 25:6)

5) What great burdens of human life will ultimately be lifted by God in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 25:7-9)

6) How will God treat the rebellious of the world (Moab) in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 25:10-12)

Isaiah Chapter 26

1) What will God do for His people, which will give rise to praises in these first six verses? (Isaiah 26:1-6)

2) What characterizes the relationship between God and His people in these verses? (Isaiah 26:7-9)

3) What prevents the wicked from experiencing God’s favor in verses ten and eleven? (Isaiah 26:10-11)

4) How will God’s people look back on His activity in the world when it has been completed in these verses? (Isaiah 26:12-15)

5) How are God’s people humbled by His discipline, according to these verses? (Isaiah 26:16-18)

6) What images did Isaiah use to portray the resurrection of the dead in verse nineteen? (Isaiah 26:19)

7) What did Isaiah instruct God’s people to do while God judges the world in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 26:20-21)

Isaiah Chapter 27

1) To what huge creature did Isaiah compare God’s defeat of evil in verse one? (Isaiah 27:1)

2) What is Isaiah’s image for God’s nurturing care of His people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 27:2-6)

3) To what end did God strike and contend with Israel in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 27:7-11)

4) What is God’s promise of restoration for His people, according to these verses? (Isaiah 27:12-13)

Isaiah Chapter 28

1) How did God illustrate the pride of Ephraim, according to these verses of this book? (Isaiah 28:1-4)

2) What images did God give for the relationship He wanted with His people in verses five and six? (Isaiah 28:5-6)

3) How did God see the religious leaders who led the people astray in verses seven and eight? (Isaiah 28:7-8)

4) What were the people saying about Isaiah and his harsh teachings in these verses? (Isaiah 28:9-10)

5) How did Isaiah say that the people would be taught if they didn’t listen to him verses eleven through thirteen? (Isaiah 28:11-13)

6) Why did the rulers of Jerusalem think they had exempted themselves from the coming destruction in verses fourteen and fifteen? (Isaiah 28:14-15)

7) What did God reveal as the true source of security for His people in verse sixteen? (Isaiah 28:16)

8) What would the people of Israel discover about their supposed refuge in these verses? (Isaiah 28:17-20)

9) How did Isaiah use the imagery of a farmer to communicate that God will not totally destroy? (Isaiah 28:23-29)

Isaiah Chapter 29

1) What would become of Ariel (Jerusalem), the “Lion of God”, according to Isaiah the Prophet in these verses? (Isaiah 29:1-4)

2) What are the various word pictures used to describe God’s punishment of the enemies of Jerusalem in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 29:5-8)

3) In what different ways did Isaiah express the fact that God’s ways had been revealed but the people didn’t understand them? (Isaiah 29:9-12)

4) Why did Isaiah condemn the worship of the people of his day in these verses? (Isaiah 29:10-14)

5) What sorts of hidden deeds did God promise to bring into the open and address with His justice in these verses? (Isaiah 29:15-21)

6) What new relationship would God bring about between Himself and His people in these verses? (Isaiah 29:22-24)

Isaiah Chapter 30

1) What did God predict about the alliance with which Judah sought to protect itself from Assyria in these verses? (Isaiah 30:1-5)

2) At the same time they sent gifts to buy the favor of Egypt, what did the people say to the prophets (such as Isaiah) who were telling them the truth in these verses? (Isaiah 30:6-11)

3) How did God respond to the variety of disobedience Judah practiced, according to these verses? (Isaiah 30:12-17)

4) What was God holding out to the people in the middle of their rebellion in verse eighteen? (Isaiah 30:18)

5) What did Isaiah prophesy about the ultimate reconciliation between God and His people in these verses? (Isaiah 30:19-26)

6) How did Isaiah describe the way God would rescue His people from their enemies, according to these verses? (Isaiah 30:27-33)

Isaiah Chapter 31

1) What did Isaiah insist would be the outcome of reliance on Egypt, according to these verses of this book? (Isaiah 31:1-3)

2) What wild animal did Isaiah compare the Lord’s vengeance against Israel’s enemies to in these verses? (Isaiah 31:4-9)

Isaiah Chapter 32

1) What would characterize the reign of the king that Isaiah foretold in these first four verses? (Isaiah 32:1-4)

2) What are the differences between the foolish and the noble, in God’s eyes, according to these verses? (Isaiah 32:5-8)

3) What warning did Isaiah have for the women of Jerusalem who had become complacent in these verses? (Isaiah 32:9-13)

4) How long did Isaiah predict the punishment would continue in these verses? (Isaiah 32:14-20)

Isaiah Chapter 33

1) What judgment did God declare for His destroyer, Assyria in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 33:1)

2) What prayer did Isaiah utter for God’s faithful in verse two of this book? (Isaiah 33:2)

3) What does the “key” of the fear of the Lord unlock for the believer in verses five and six? (Isaiah 33:5-6)

4) What sad state did Isaiah predict for both the land and the people in the face of God’s judgment? (Isaiah 33:7-9)

5) How did Isaiah predict that the experiences of the sinner and the righteous person would differ in these verses? (Isaiah 33:10-19)

6) What are some of the physical and spiritual characteristics of the Jerusalem of the future in these verses? (Isaiah 33:17-24)

7) What are some of the roles that will be taken on by the Lord as Messiah-King in these verses? (Isaiah 33:21-22)

Isaiah Chapter 34

1) What sobering news did Isaiah announce to all people and nations in verses one and two? (Isaiah 34:1-2)

2) What are some of the images Isaiah used to describe the extent of the slaughter to come in these verses? (Isaiah 34:3-7)

3) On whose behalf did the Lord plan retribution in verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 34:8)

4) What are some of the ways Isaiah chose to express the desolation that would follow God’s judgments, according to these verses? (Isaiah 34:9-15)

Isaiah Chapter 35

1) What physical transformations of the land provide pictures of God’s redemptive work in the first two verses? (Isaiah 35:1-2)

2) What message did Isaiah have for believers who might have begun to falter in their hope in verses three and four? (Isaiah 35:3-4)

3) What are some of the miraculous signs which will be common in the Kingdom of God in these verses? (Isaiah 35:5-7)

4) What did Isaiah tell us about the “highway” in the Kingdom of God, according to these verses? (Isaiah 35:8-10)

Isaiah Chapter 36

1) What enemy moved against Judah during King Hezekiah’s reign in verse one? (Isaiah 36:1)

2) Who did Hezekiah send to meet the field commander of the king of Assyria in verses two and three? (Isaiah 36:2-3)

3) What sources of help did the king of Assyria belittle for their supposed inability to help Judah sustain a rebellion in these verses? (Isaiah 36:4-7)

4) How did the field commander taunt Judah’s representatives about their helplessness in verses eight and nine? (Isaiah 36:8-9)

5) What final blow did the field commander deal to the morale of the people of Judah in verse ten? (Isaiah 36:10)

6) Why did the officials from Jerusalem ask the Assyrian field commander to speak to them in Aramaic in verse eleven of this book? (Isaiah 36:11)

7) Why did the commander refuse to change languages for communication purposes in verse twelve? (Isaiah 36:12)

8) What message did the commander address directly to the people on the wall of the city in these verses? (Isaiah 36:13-15)

9) What reasons did the Assyrian urge the people of Jerusalem to surrender for in these verses? (Isaiah 36:16-17)

10) Why was the Assyrian field commander convinced that God could not help the people of Jerusalem in these verses? (Isaiah 36:18-20)

11) Why didn’t the people on the wall of Jerusalem reply to the Assyrian when he spoke to them in verse twenty-one? (Isaiah 36:21)

12) With what attitude did Hezekiah’s delegation bring him the news of the encounter with the Assyrian in verse twenty-two of this book? (Isaiah 36:22)

Isaiah Chapter 37

1) What was the attitude of Hezekiah and his ministers when confronted with the superior might of the invading Assyrians in these verses? (Isaiah 37:1-2)

2) What was the primary reason that Hezekiah thought God might intervene on behalf of the helpless people of Jerusalem in verses three and four? (Isaiah 37:3-4)

3) How did God view the words of the Assyrian field commander, according to the prophet Isaiah in these verses? (Isaiah 37:5-7)

4) What further threat did Hezekiah receive from the king of Assyria before he saw a fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy in these verses? (Isaiah 37:9-13)

5) Why did Sennacherib believe he was invincible, according to these verses of this book? (Isaiah 37:11-13)

6) What attributes of God did Hezekiah remind himself as he began his prayer to God of in these verses? (Isaiah 37:14-16)

7) Why did Hezekiah know that the track record of the gods of other nations had no bearing on what would happen to Jerusalem in verse nineteen? (Isaiah 37:19)

8) Why did Hezekiah believe that the rescue of Jerusalem would serve God’s ultimate purposes in verse twenty? (Isaiah 37:20)

9) Who did God reveal to Hezekiah His judgment against Assyria through in verse twenty-one? (Isaiah 37:21)

10) What attitude on the part of Assyria amounted to blasphemy against God in these verses? (Isaiah 37:23-25)

11) What images did Isaiah use to foretell the future of Assyria in contrast to its present position in these verses? (Isaiah 37:26-27)

12) How did God plan to emphasize His power over Assyria in verses twenty-eight and twenty-nine? (Isaiah 37:28-29)

13) What would be accomplished by the “zeal of the Lord Almighty” in verse thirty-seven? (Isaiah 37:32)

14) How far did Isaiah predict that the king of Assyria would get in his assault on the city of Jerusalem in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 37:33-35)

15) What sudden and miraculous event caused the Assyrians to withdraw from Jerusalem in verses thirty-six and thirty-seven? (Isaiah 37:36-37)

16) What event brought to completion the personal prophecy concerning Sennacherib in verse thirty-eight? (Isaiah 37:38)

Isaiah Chapter 38

1) What message did God send via Isaiah to the good king Hezekiah when he became gravely ill in verse one? (Isaiah 38:1)

2) What was Hezekiah’s reaction to the prophecy about his imminent death in verses two and three? (Isaiah 38:2-3)

3) What did Hezekiah appeal in asking for more time on this earth to in verse three? (Isaiah 38:3)

4) What two specific promises did God make in answer to Hezekiah’s prayers in these verses? (Isaiah 38:4-5)

5) How did God contradict natural laws in order to give Hezekiah a sign, according to these verses? (Isaiah 38:7-8)

6) What were some of the images used by Hezekiah in his song to describe his anguish upon learning that he would soon die in these verses? (Isaiah 38:9-14)

7) How did Hezekiah acknowledge God as the source of his healing in verses fifteen and sixteen? (Isaiah 38:15-16)

8) How did Hezekiah view his physical and mental suffering after he was delivered in verse seventeen? (Isaiah 38:17)

9) What did Hezekiah see as the duty of those to whom God gives the gift of life in these verses? (Isaiah 38:18-19)

10) What details did Isaiah add about how God brought about Hezekiah’s healing and why God gave a sign that these events would happen? (Isaiah 38:21-22)

Isaiah Chapter 39

1) What king sent envoys to Hezekiah after hearing of his illness and recovery in verse one? (Isaiah 39:1)

2) What was the nature of the tour that Hezekiah gave the Babylonian envoys in verse two? (Isaiah 39:2)

3) What two questions did Isaiah have for Hezekiah concerning the foreign visitors, according to these verses? (Isaiah 39:3-4)

4) What did Isaiah prophesy about the future of Judah when he learned about the visitors from Babylon in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 39:5-7)

5) How did Hezekiah react to Isaiah’s sobering prophecy in verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 39:8)

Isaiah Chapter 40

1) In contrast to the previous announcements of God’s judgment, how did Isaiah begin God’s message in verse one? (Isaiah 40:1)

2) What good news did Isaiah have for Jerusalem concerning the sufferings that went before in verse two? (Isaiah 40:2)

3) What did Isaiah instruct the people to do, even while they were in the wilderness in verse three? (Isaiah 40:3)

4) How did Isaiah use the surrounding land to illustrate the change that Isaiah envisioned when God would intervene on behalf of His people in verse four? (Isaiah 40:4)

5) How did Isaiah contrast the mortality of human life with the Word of God in these verses? (Isaiah 40:6-8)

6) What exclamations of joy did Isaiah announce God’s arrival with in verses nine and ten? (Isaiah 40:9-10)

7) How else did Isaiah portray the relationship of God to His chosen people, in contrast to the picture of God approaching in great power in verse eleven? (Isaiah 40:11)

8) What aspects of the created world did Isaiah use to illustrate God’s greatness in verse twelve? (Isaiah 40:12)

9) What questions were the only adequate way, for Isaiah to hint at the wisdom of God in verses thirteen and fourteen? (Isaiah 40:13-14)

10) How did the power of even the most feared nations of Isaiah’s time compare to the power of God in these verses? (Isaiah 40:15-17)

11) What observations did Isaiah make about the idols commissioned by the rich and by the poor in these verses? (Isaiah 40:18-20)

12) What questions did Isaiah introduce his thoughts about the transcendence of God with in these verses? (Isaiah 40:21-24)

13) What wonder of nature did the Holy One use as an example of His power in these verses? (Isaiah 40:25-26)

14) How did God respond to Judah’s assertion that He had forgotten them in verses twenty-seven and twenty-eight? (Isaiah 40:27-28)

15) What were God’s special promises to the weak and weary in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 40:29-31)

Isaiah Chapter 41

1) What challenge did Isaiah issue on behalf of God to all the nations of the earth in verse one? (Isaiah 41:1)

2) How did Isaiah describe the wrath of God’s tool of righteousness, according to these verses? (Isaiah 41:2-3)

3) Who did Isaiah say would take responsibility for the judgment being wrought against the nations in verses three and four of this book? (Isaiah 41:3-4)

4) Where do the pagan nations turn for help in the face of God’s judgment in these verses? (Isaiah 41:5-7)

5) What relationship had God initiated with Israel, according to these verses? (Isaiah 41:8-9)

6) What words of comfort and strength did God announce to His people through Isaiah in verse ten? (Isaiah 41:10)

7) What would become of Israel’s enemies, according to the prophecy in these verses? (Isaiah 41:11-12)

8) How did Isaiah contrast God’s view of the people of Israel with His own power in verses thirteen and fourteen? (Isaiah 41:13-14)

9) How did God intend to use His people against their enemies in these verses? (Isaiah 41:15-16)

10) What images concerning water did Isaiah use to illustrate what God would do for His people in these verses? (Isaiah 41:17-20)

11) What challenges did God lay before the idols of Israel’s enemies in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 41:21-24)

12) Where were the origins of the nation God would use against His enemies in verse twenty-five? (Isaiah 41:25)

13) Why did all of the idols prove totally inadequate in the face of God’s wrath in these verses? (Isaiah 41:26-29)

Isaiah Chapter 42

1) How does God introduce His Servant in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 42:1)

2) How is the gentleness of God’s Servant described by Isaiah, according to verses two and three? (Isaiah 42:2-3)

3) What attitude would characterize God’s Servant in verse four of this book? (Isaiah 42:4)

4) How is the glory of God described by Isaiah, according to verse five of this book? (Isaiah 42:5)

5) What did God promise to accomplish through His Servant in these verses? (Isaiah 42:6-7)

6) What kinds of compromise are impossible, given who God is in verse eight? (Isaiah 42:8)

7) What was Israel learning through Isaiah’s prophecy that they could have learned no other way in verse nine? (Isaiah 42:9)

8) Who will sing the “new song” of praise to God, according to Isaiah in these verses? (Isaiah 42:10-12)

9) How is God described in relation to His enemies in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 42:13)

10) What wonders will take place when God no longer holds Himself back in these verses? (Isaiah 42:14-16)

11) How will God take pity on our blindness, according to verse sixteen? (Isaiah 42:16)

12) What will become of those who worship idols in verse seventeen of this book? (Isaiah 42:17)

13) Why did God call Israel blind and deaf, according to these verses? (Isaiah 42:19-20)

14) How did the people compare to the laws God had given them in these verses? (Isaiah 42:21-22)

15) What response did God want, and what response did He get, when He turned Israel over to her enemies in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 42:23-25)

Isaiah Chapter 43

1) Why did the Lord tell Israel not to be afraid in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 43:1)

2) What sorts of trials did Isaiah say God’s people would pass unscathed through in verse two? (Isaiah 43:2)

3) What valuable price was God willing to pay for Israel’s ransom, according to verse four? (Isaiah 43:4)

4) How did God promise to address the exile and scattering of Israel in these verses? (Isaiah 43:5-7)

5) What could God’s people witness about Him that other peoples could not claim about their gods in these verses? (Isaiah 43:8-10)

6) What is impossible for human beings apart from God, according to these verses? (Isaiah 43:11-13)

7) What did God promise to do with a proud, conquering nation in verses fourteen and fifteen? (Isaiah 43:14-15)

8) What past deeds of God were related by Isaiah to illustrate his point in these verses? (Isaiah 43:16-18)

9) What forsaken land and its animal inhabitants would recognize God’s activity among His chosen people? (Isaiah 43:19-21)

10) What did God hold Israel accountable for failing to do in response to His goodness to them in these verses? (Isaiah 43:22-24)

11) What did Israel do in relation to God that they should not have done in verse twenty-four? (Isaiah 43:24)

12) What did God promise to do with sin, according to verse twenty-five? (Isaiah 43:25)

13) What punishment did God assign to Israel in verses twenty-seven and twenty-eight? (Isaiah 43:27-28)

Isaiah Chapter 44

1) Having just announced His judgment on Israel’s pride, how did God, through Isaiah, comfort His people in these two verses? (Isaiah 44:1-2)

2) What images from nature illustrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on humankind in these verses? (Isaiah 44:3-4)

3) In the bright future prophesied by Isaiah, how will people feel about being identified as the people of God in verse five? (Isaiah 44:5)

4) How does God compare with other gods that people worship in verse six of this book? (Isaiah 44:6)

5) What challenge from the living God are the idols unable to answer in verse seven? (Isaiah 44:7)

6) What is the role of God’s people in relation to the sovereignty of God in verse eight? (Isaiah 44:8)

7) Despite how they might initially be received, what will be brought to light about those who manufacture idols, according to these verses? (Isaiah 44:9-11)

8) What is a telltale sign that the blacksmith who fashions an idol is no different from anyone else in verse twelve? (Isaiah 44:12)

9) Where does the carpenter get the model and the materials for making false gods in verses thirteen and fourteen? (Isaiah 44:13-14)

10) What is particularly ironic to God about the fact that people use wood for idol-making in these verses? (Isaiah 44:15-19)

11) What is the state of the soul of the person who makes his or her own idol and then worships it in verse twenty? (Isaiah 44:20)

12) What did God do on Israel’s behalf (even though they didn’t deserve it) that Isaiah said should motivate Israel to return to God? (Isaiah 44:21-22)

13) What did Isaiah envision as appropriate praise for what God had done for Israel in verse twenty-three? (Isaiah 44:23)

14) How did God describe Himself with regard to the smallest and largest things in verse twenty-four? (Isaiah 44:24)

15) How does God reveal truth and falsehood through people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 44:25-26)

16) How does Isaiah illustrate God’s sovereignty over nature and humankind in these verses? (Isaiah 44:27-28)

Isaiah Chapter 45

1) Who did God “anoint” to subdue the nations, according to verse one of this book? (Isaiah 45:1)

2) How does Isaiah’s prophecy portray the power that God would give to Cyrus in verse two? (Isaiah 45:2)

3) Whose sake did God choose to honor a pagan king who didn’t honor Him for in verse four? (Isaiah 45:4)

4) How would the supremacy of Cyrus ultimately give glory to God in these verses? (Isaiah 45:5-7)

5) What imagery is used to communicate the generosity of God’s righteousness and salvation in verse eight? (Isaiah 45:8)

6) What does Isaiah liken the foolishness of questioning God to in verses nine and ten? (Isaiah 45:9-10)

7) How did God make it clear that Cyrus was merely a tool in His hands in these verses? (Isaiah 45:11-13)

8) What of the might and wealth of nations in Isaiah’s time would revert to Cyrus of Persia in verse fourteen? (Isaiah 45:14)

9) How did God’s purposes exceed even what Israel was praying for in these verses? (Isaiah 45:15-17)

10) Why did God create the earth and tell people to seek Him, according to these verses? (Isaiah 45:18-19)

11) What gods did people pray to in Isaiah’s day, according to these verses? (Isaiah 45:20-21)

12) How will the future be different for people who turn to Him versus people who rage against Him in these verses? (Isaiah 45:22-25)

Isaiah Chapter 46

1) What observations does Isaiah make about Bel and Nebo, the gods of the conquering Babylonians in these verses? (Isaiah 46:1-2)

2) What ways does the text use the word “burden” in, according to verses one and two of this book? (Isaiah 46:1-2)

3) What relationship did Jehovah have with Israel in contrast to Gods that must be carried in verses three and four? (Isaiah 46:3-4)

4) What do we know about the process of setting up an idol which is totally unlike God in these verses? (Isaiah 46:5-7)

5) Who did Isaiah intend to take these words about the uniqueness of God to heart in verse eight? (Isaiah 46:8)

6) What respects does God show Himself to be totally different from idols in, according to verses nine and ten? (Isaiah 46:9-10)

7) How was the threat from the east part of God’s purpose in verse eleven of this book? (Isaiah 46:11)

8) What assurance is given concerning God’s words and plans, according to verse eleven? (Isaiah 46:11)

9) What heart attitude was God addressing through this prophecy of Isaiah in verse twelve? (Isaiah 46:12)

10) What does God say about His righteousness in verse thirteen of this book? (Isaiah 46:13)

Isaiah Chapter 47

1) What happens to the wealthy and refined “Virgin Daughter of Babylon” in Isaiah’s prophecy in these verses? (Isaiah 47:1-3)

2) Who is the redeemer of Israel, according to verse four of this book? (Isaiah 47:4)

3) What ultimate fate did God predict for the Babylonian empire in verse five? (Isaiah 47:5)

4) How did Babylon treat God’s people when He “gave them into your hand”, according to verse eight? (Isaiah 47:8)

5) What calamities did Babylon consider herself exempt from in verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 47:8)

6) What would the sorceries and spells of Babylon be unable to prevent in verse nine? (Isaiah 47:9)

7) What mistaken impressions did Babylon have about her accountability in verse ten? (Isaiah 47:10)

8) What did Isaiah predict would happen to Babylon unexpectedly in verse eleven? (Isaiah 47:11)

9) What comprised Babylon’s religion, according to verse twelve of this book? (Isaiah 47:12)

10) What were the gods and priests of Babylon completely incapable of in these verses? (Isaiah 47:13-15)

Isaiah Chapter 48

1) What inconsistencies did God see in the people of Judah in these first two verses of this book? (Isaiah 48:1-2)

2) Why did God give plenty of notice but then act suddenly with respect to Judah in these verses? (Isaiah 48:3-5)

3) How did God characterize what He planned to do “from now on”, according to verse six? (Isaiah 48:6)

4) What was God preventing by doing something completely new in verse seven? (Isaiah 48:7)

5) What negative characteristics did God see in Judah in verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 48:8)

6) What was God’s reason for delaying His wrath against Judah in verse nine? (Isaiah 48:9)

7) Whose sake did God test Judah with afflictions for in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 48:10-11)

8) What did God announce about His own nature in this prophecy of Isaiah in verses twelve and thirteen? (Isaiah 48:12-13)

9) What did Isaiah prophesy that God’s “chosen ally” would accomplish in verses fourteen and fifteen? (Isaiah 48:14-15)

10) What did God announce, and invite people to hear, from a posture of nearness in verse sixteen? (Isaiah 48:16)

11) What did God pledge to do for His people, according to verse seventeen? (Isaiah 48:17)

12) What blessings would have been theirs, if Israel had heeded God’s Word from the beginning in these verses? (Isaiah 48:18-19)

13) What joyful announcement did Isaiah predict for the people who would be taken captive by Babylon in verses twenty and twenty-one? (Isaiah 48:20-21)

14) What truth did God pronounce concerning the wicked, according to verse twenty-two? (Isaiah 48:22)

Isaiah Chapter 49

1) When did God place His call on His Servant, the Messiah in verse one of this book? (49:1)

2) What implement of hunting or war was Messiah compared to in verse two? (49:2)

3) What did God promise to show through His Servant in verse three of this book? (49:3)

4) Although His work might have seemed to be in vain, what would vindicate Messiah in verse four? (Isaiah 49:4)

5) What was God’s greater purpose in sending Messiah, besides bringing Israel back to Himself in verses five and six? (Isaiah 49:5-6)

6) How would Messiah be regarded initially by the people of Israel in verse seven? (Isaiah 49:7)

7) What promise did God make concerning the honor that His Servant deserved in verse seven? (Isaiah 49:7)

8) How did God intend to use the Messiah, in His own time in verses eight and nine? (Isaiah 49:8-9)

9) How does Isaiah’s prophecy describe the calling out of the people of God in these verses? (Isaiah 49:9-12)

10) How did the people of God express their situation in compared to the response that God expected in these verses? (Isaiah 49:13-14)

11) What images did God illustrate the depth of His love with in verses fifteen and sixteen? (Isaiah 49:15-16)

12) What was God’s promise to the land with regard to the people exiled from it in these verses? (Isaiah 49:17-18)

13) What happy circumstance would surprise the people who saw the desolation of God’s judgment in these verses? (Isaiah 49:19-21)

14) How did God promise that the Gentiles, who once oppressed Israel, would treat them in the future in verse twenty-two of this book? (Isaiah 49:22)

15) What would the people of God know when the powerful of other nations served them in verse twenty-three? (Isaiah 49:23)

16) What seemed impossible to Israel and Judah when Isaiah was prophesying in verse twenty-four? (Isaiah 49:24)

17) What would be understood as a result of God’s dealings with Israel’s oppressors? (Isaiah 49:25-26)

Isaiah Chapter 50

1) What sorts of evidence did God challenge Israel to produce to prove that He was the cause of their defeat and captivity in verse one? (Isaiah 50:1)

2) What response did Israel give when God came to them and called them in verse two? (Isaiah 50:2)

3) What were the rhetorical questions to which Israel would have to have answered no in verse two of this book? (Isaiah 50:2)

4) What examples from nature did God use to illustrate the extent of His power, according to these verses? (Isaiah 50:2-3)

5) What characterized the tongue (therefore the words) of God’s Chosen One in verse four? (Isaiah 50:4)

6) What did God’s Messiah refuse to do, unlike the people of Israel in verse five? (Isaiah 50:5)

7) What suffering would the Messiah have to endure, in obeying God in verse six? (Isaiah 50:6)

8) How was the Sovereign Lord a powerful source of determination and confidence in verses seven and eight? (Isaiah 50:7-8)

9) How did the power of Messiah’s accusers compare with the power of God on His side in verse nine? (Isaiah 50:9)

10) What does God want us to do whenever when we find ourselves “walking in the dark” (unsure of what to do next)? (Isaiah 50:10)

11) What will become of those who insist on lighting their own way in verse eleven? (Isaiah 50:11)

Isaiah Chapter 51

1) How should it boost our faith to look back at the lives of believers how came before us in these first two verses? (Isaiah 51:1-2)

2) How did Isaiah depict the New Jerusalem to come in verse three? (Isaiah 51:3)

3) What good gifts did God promise to His people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 51:4-6)

4) How should the people of God respond to threats and insults, according to these verses? (Isaiah 51:7-8)

5) What great deeds did Isaiah mention when calling upon the Lord for help in verses nine and ten? (Isaiah 51:9-10)

6) What qualities will characterize God’s people at Christ’s coming in verse eleven? (Isaiah 51:11)

7) How were the fears of Israel turned upside down when Isaiah confronted them in verses twelve and thirteen? (Isaiah 51:12-13)

8) What can He do for the fearful prisoner, if God can command the sea in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 51:14-15)

9) Who is the God who acts in our lives, according to verse sixteen of this book? (Isaiah 51:16)

10) How did Isaiah describe the plight of God’s people because of their disobedience in these verses? (Isaiah 51:17-20)

11) What great reversal between Israel and her enemies was prophesied by Isaiah in these verses? (Isaiah 51:21-23)

Isaiah Chapter 52

1) What did Isaiah call the city of Jerusalem to, in the first two verses of this book? (Isaiah 52:1-2)

2) How did Isaiah communicate the fact that God did not “benefit” from the punishment His people in these verses? (Isaiah 52:3-5)

3) How did Isaiah say the news of God’s deliverance would be greeted in Israel in these verses? (Isaiah 52:6-9)

4) How does God regard those who communicate His Good News, according to verse seven? (Isaiah 52:7)

5) What promise did God make to the watchmen who awaited His deliverance in verse eight? (Isaiah 52:8)

6) Who will know about the salvation of the Lord when He comforts His people in verse ten? (Isaiah 52:10)

7) What did God require from His servants who were to leave Persia, according to verse eleven? (Isaiah 52:11)

8) What did God promise to His people who would be allowed to leave Persia in verse twelve? (Isaiah 52:12)

9) How did God, through Isaiah’s prophecy, characterize the actions of the coming Servant in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 52:13)

10) What opposite reactions would people have to the Messiah before and after His suffering in these verses? (Isaiah 52:14-15)

Isaiah Chapter 53

1) What was unbelievable about the message of God’s chosen deliverance? (Isaiah 53:1-3)

2) What did Isaiah prophesy about the attractiveness of God’s Servant? (Isaiah 53:2-3)

3) What would actually be happening when people were assuming that God was punishing Jesus? (Isaiah 53:4)

4) What would the wounds of the Messiah accomplish for all believers? (Isaiah 53:5)

5) In what way did Isaiah illustrate people’s sinfulness? (Isaiah 53:6)

6) What has God done with the sin of each human being? (Isaiah 53:6)

7) How did Isaiah say that the Messiah would respond to mistreatment and suffering? (Isaiah 53:7)

8) What earthly heritage would remain for the Messiah? (Isaiah 53:8)

9) In what way would the Messiah’s death not fit the deeds of His life? (Isaiah 53:9)

10) What was God’s will in relation to the life of His Son? (53:10)

11) What “satisfaction” did God promise would follow the suffering of the Messiah? (Isaiah 53:11)

12) Why did Isaiah say that the Messiah would be exalted and “divide the spoils”? (Isaiah 53:12)

Isaiah Chapter 54

1) What great misfortune for women of Isaiah’s day did he compare with Israel’s desolation in verse one? (Isaiah 54:1)

2) What did Isaiah predict for Israel in terms of numbers and prosperity in these verses? (Isaiah 54:2-3)

3) What did God promise concerning the shame that Israel brought on herself in verse four? (Isaiah 54:4)

4) What human relationship did Isaiah compare to the relationship between God and His chosen people in verse five? (Isaiah 54:5)

5) What comparison did God use to express His treatment of Israel, according to these verses? (Isaiah 54:6-8)

6) What was the duration of God’s displeasure relative to His compassion in verse eight? (Isaiah 54:8)

7) What period in history did God compare the day that Isaiah prophesied to in verse nine? (Isaiah 54:9)

8) What covenant did God proclaim to be unshakable in verse ten of this book? (Isaiah 54:10)

9) What visual picture did Isaiah paint of the city of Jerusalem before and after God’s salvation in verses eleven and twelve? (Isaiah 54:11-12)

10) What blessings would characterize the children of those who experienced God’s grace in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 54:13)

11) From what curses would Jerusalem be delivered in the day Isaiah foresaw in these verses? (Isaiah 54:14-15)

12) What did Isaiah reveal about the “destroyer,” whether it is the destroyer of Israel or of Israel’s enemies in these verses? (Isaiah 54:16-17)

13) How did God plan to vindicate His people, according to verse seventeen of this book? (Isaiah 54:17)

Isaiah Chapter 55

1) Whom does God invite to come eat and drink in abundance in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 55:1)

2) What does God ask in return for the abundant provisions He makes in verse one? (Isaiah 55:1)

3) What question does God pose with regard to money and labor in verse two? (Isaiah 55:2)

4) Why does God invite us to listen and to come to Him in verse three? (Isaiah 55:3)

5) What covenant does God offer, according to these verses of this book? (Isaiah 55:3-4)

6) What honor does God promise to bestow on Israel in verse five of this book? (Isaiah 55:5)

7) What advice does this prophecy offer with respect to seeking God in verse six? (Isaiah 55:6)

8) What will God do for him or her, if the evil person turns to God in verse seven? (Isaiah 55:7)

9) How does God contrast His thoughts and ways with ours in verses eight and nine? (Isaiah 55:8-9)

10) How is the message of God’s Word like snow and rain, according to these verses? (Isaiah 55:10-11)

11) What is the effect of God’s Word, according to verse eleven of this book? (Isaiah 55:11)

12) How does Isaiah describe the overwhelming joy of God’s ransomed people in verse twelve? (Isaiah 55:12)

13) What change in the nature of the vegetation will be like the accomplishment of God’s purpose in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 55:13)

Isaiah Chapter 56

1) Why does God encourage us to maintain justice and do what is right in verse one? (Isaiah 56:1)

2) What two examples illustrate what God means by “doing what is right” in verse two? (Isaiah 56:2)

3) What does God declare about the availability of His kingdom in verse three? (Isaiah 56:3)

4) What characterizes the eunuchs in Isaiah’s illustration in these verses? (Isaiah 56:4-6)

5) What characterizes the foreigners about whom Isaiah spoke in verses six and seven? (Isaiah 56:6-7)

6) What was unique about the house of God as opposed to the temples of pagan gods in verse seven? (Isaiah 56:7)

7) How did Isaiah characterize Israel’s watchmen, according to these verses? (Isaiah 56:10-12)

Isaiah Chapter 57

1) What did Isaiah say that people failed to understand when the righteous were perishing in verses one and two? (Isaiah 57:1-2)

2) What sins did God hold against Israel that prevented Him from relenting from His anger in these verses? (Isaiah 57:3-6)

3) Where did Israel seek help instead of turning to the Lord in these verses? (Isaiah 57:7-9)

4) What did Israel refuse to say in spite of her weariness with the pursuit of sin in verse ten? (Isaiah 57:10)

5) How had Israel come to fear other gods more than the Lord in verse eleven? (Isaiah 57:11)

6) What powerless source of help would God abandon Israel to in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 57:12-13)

7) How did God say the people who turned to Him would be rewarded in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 57:13)

8) What does God tell us about Himself through Isaiah the prophet in these verses? (Isaiah 57:15-16)

9) What decision did God make with respect to His people, in spite of their stubbornness in these verses? (Isaiah 57:17-19)

10) What truth did God reveal concerning the wicked in verses twenty and twenty-one? (Isaiah 57:20-21)

Isaiah Chapter 58

1) What was the outward appearance of rebellious Israel in verse two of this book? (Isaiah 58:2)

2) Why did the people of Israel think they deserved God’s attention in verse three? (Isaiah 58:3)

3) What fault in the fasting of God’s people prevented God from answering their prayers in these verses? (Isaiah 58:3-5)

4) What kind of fast did God want His people to practice, according to verse six? (Isaiah 58:6)

5) What blessings were promised to the righteous that had compassion on the poor in these verses? (Isaiah 58:7-8)

6) What kinds of activities characterized the people God would guide and bless in these verses? (Isaiah 58:9-11)

7) What did God promise to empower His people to do, according to verse twelve? (Isaiah 58:12)

8) What did the people need to do in order to experience God’s joy in these verses? (Isaiah 58:13-14)

Isaiah Chapter 59

1) What was the cause of Israel’s separation from God in these first two verses? (Isaiah 59:1-2)

2) What specific sins did God charge against His people in verses three and four? (Isaiah 59:3-4)

3) How were the people of Israel compared to spiders and snakes in verses five and six? (Isaiah 59:5-6)

4) What prevented God’s sinful people from knowing His peace in these verses? (Isaiah 59:7-8)

5) What did Isaiah liken the people in their separation from God to in these verses? (Isaiah 59:9-11)

6) What confession did Isaiah make on behalf of Israel, according to verses twelve and thirteen? (Isaiah 59:12-13)

7) What was missing from God’s people, according to Isaiah in these verses? (Isaiah 59:14-15)

8) What did God do when he found no righteousness among His people in these verses? (Isaiah 59:16-17)

9) What did Isaiah predict God would do, that inspire fear of the Lord in these verses? (Isaiah 59:18-19)

10) Who did God promise to come to, according to verse twenty of this book? (Isaiah 59:20)

11) What is the nature of God’s covenant in verse twenty-one of this book? (Isaiah 59:21)

Isaiah Chapter 60

1) How does Isaiah’s prophecy contrast the spiritual condition of the earth with that of God’s redeemed people in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 60:1-3)

2) What emotions will accompany the restoration and blessing of God’s people in these verses? (Isaiah 60:4-6)

3) What nations and their resources are being brought as tribute to God, in this prophecy of these verses? (Isaiah 60:6-9)

4) How did Isaiah say that the roles would be reversed with the foreign kings who had formerly oppressed Israel? (Isaiah 60:10)

5) When His anger was past, what did God bestow on His people, according to verse ten? (Isaiah 60:10)

6) What indications of abundance and honor are predicted for Israel in verse eleven? (Isaiah 60:11)

7) What did Isaiah say would happen to nations that refused to serve Israel in verse twelve? (Isaiah 60:12)

8) How will God’s temple reflect His new relationship with His people in verse thirteen? (Isaiah 60:13)

9) How will Israel’s former oppressors refer to Jerusalem in verse fourteen? (Isaiah 60:14)

10) What great contrast is made concerning Israel’s current and future status in verse fifteen? (Isaiah 60:15)

11) When God’s people received honor from other nations, what would His people know about God in verse sixteen? (Isaiah 60:16)

12) With what illustrations did Isaiah show that God would replace the ordinary things with the best in verse seventeen? (Isaiah 60:17)

13) What former conditions would be replaced with Salvation and Praise in verse eighteen? (Isaiah 60:18)

14) What will be the light in the City of God, according to verses nineteen and twenty? (Isaiah 60:19-20)

15) What did Isaiah say would characterize God’s people in verse twenty-one? (Isaiah 60:21)

16) What is God’s perspective on the timing for accomplishing His purposes in verse twenty-two? (Isaiah 60:22)

Isaiah Chapter 61

1) What are the purposes for which God’s Anointed was sent into the world in these first three verses? (Isaiah 61:1-3)

2) What adornments did Isaiah say God’s people would receive in exchange for “ashes,” “mourning,” and “a spirit of despair” in verse three? (Isaiah 61:3)

3) What promise did God make concerning the cities that had been destroyed by invaders in verse four? (Isaiah 61:4)

4) How would the work force of Israel reflect its power and status in verse five? (Isaiah 61:5)

5) What honor did Isaiah say God would bestow on all His people, besides riches in verse six? (Isaiah 61:6)

6) How is the joy of God’s, redeemed people, and in contrasted with their present condition of verse seven? (Isaiah 61:7)

7) What does God love, according to verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 61:8)

8) What does God hate, according to verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 61:8)

9) What will the whole world understand about God’s people in verse nine? (Isaiah 61:9)

10) How did Isaiah illustrate the honor and intimacy with which God will relate to His people in verse ten? (Isaiah 61:10)

11) What did Isaiah portray as sprouting like seeds out of soil in verse eleven? (Isaiah 61:11)

Isaiah Chapter 62

1) What great event was Isaiah watching and praying on behalf of Israel for, according to verse one? (Isaiah 62:1)

2) When God exalted His people, what did Isaiah expect the Lord to give them in verse two? (Isaiah 62:2)

3) What symbol of kingship did Isaiah compare Israel in the day of the Lord’s favor to in verse three? (Isaiah 62:3)

4) How did Isaiah predict that a change of name would reflect a change of status for Israel in verse four? (Isaiah 62:4)

5) What status and emotions went along with marriage for a young woman of Isaiah’s time in verse five? (Isaiah 62:5)

6) Who did Isaiah feel should have no rest until Jerusalem was restored and established, according to these verses? (Isaiah 62:6-7)

7) What did God swear that He would never allow this to happen again in verse eight? (Isaiah 62:8)

8) What will peace and prosperity allow God’s people to do with their crops in verse nine? (Isaiah 62:9)

9) What is the call of the prophet to the people as they wait for the Day of the Lord in verse ten? (Isaiah 62:10)

10) What names did Isaiah prophesy would be used in reference to God’s people in Jerusalem in verse twelve? (Isaiah 62:12)

Isaiah Chapter 63

1) How does Isaiah describe the figure seen approaching Jerusalem in verse one? (Isaiah 63:1)

2) How does the Lord announce Himself, in Isaiah’s vision in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 63:1)

3) What question does the prophet ask of the approaching ruler in verse two? (Isaiah 63:2)

4) What did the stains on God’s garments resemble, according to verse two? (Isaiah 63:2)

5) What is the source of the red stain on the Lord’s garments in verse three? (Isaiah 63:3)

6) What is clear about what the Lord has done to His enemies in the vision in verse three? (Isaiah 63:3)

7) What was the timing involved in the Lord’s wrath, according to verse four? (Isaiah 63:4)

8) Who fought with the Lord to accomplish His purposes, according to verse five? (Isaiah 63:5)

9) What strength did the Lord draw upon to execute judgment in verse five of this book? (Isaiah 63:5)

10) What motivated the Lord to “trample” the nations and pour out their blood in verse six? (Isaiah 63:6)

11) What did Isaiah tell about God’s relationship to Israel in verse seven of this book? (Isaiah 63:7)

12) What did God want from the people He chose to bless in verse eight of this book? (Isaiah 63:8)

13) How did God respond to the distress of His people, according to verse nine? (Isaiah 63:9)

14) How did God’s people respond to His love and mercy in verse ten of this book? (Isaiah 63:10)

15) How did God relate to them, after Israel rebelled in verse ten of this book? (Isaiah 63:10)

16) What era in their past did the people of Israel look with nostalgia to in these verses? (Isaiah 63:11-14)

17) What were the people of Isaiah’s day asking, in contrast to the time of Moses when God’s interventions were abundant, according to verse fifteen? (Isaiah 63:15)

18) What was the current plight of God’s people as described by Isaiah, according to these verses? (Isaiah 63:17-19)

Isaiah Chapter 64

1) What did Isaiah and the people of his day long for in these first four verses of this book? (Isaiah 64:1-4)

2) How did Isaiah take responsibility on behalf of Israel for their own plight, after acknowledging what God could do, according to verse five? (Isaiah 64:5)

3) How did Isaiah view the “righteous” deeds of the people, which they might have used to argue that they deserved God’s favor in these verses? (Isaiah 64:6-7)

4) What basis did Isaiah ask God to relent from His anger on in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 64:9-12)

Isaiah Chapter 65

1) Who did God say that He had revealed Himself to in verse one of this book? (Isaiah 65:1)

2) What characterized the people to whom God reached out in verse two of this book? (Isaiah 65:2)

3) What activities did Israel provoke God by, according to verses three and four? (Isaiah 65:3-4)

4) How did Israel evaluate their own morality in comparison to others in verse five? (Isaiah 65:5)

5) What did God promise He would do because of the people’s sin, according to these verses? (Isaiah 65:6-7)

6) How did God portray the fact that there was a remnant of faithful people even in an unfaithful nation in verse eight? (Isaiah 65:8)

7) What did God promise to do on behalf of those who remained faithful in verses nine and ten? (Isaiah 65:9-10)

8) What did God say He would do to those who forsook Him and consulted other gods in verses eleven and twelve? (Isaiah 65:11-12)

9) Why did God hold the people responsible for their disobedience in verse twelve? (Isaiah 65:12)

10) How did God contrast the future of His servants with that of the disobedient in Israel in these verses? (Isaiah 65:13-14)

11) How did the names of the obedient and disobedient reflect their standing with God in verse fifteen? (Isaiah 65:15)

12) Who would be the source of all blessings and all promises when God redeemed His remnant in verse sixteen? (Isaiah 65:16)

13) What will happen to the memory of the past in these verses of this book? (Isaiah 65:17-18)

14) When God rejoices over Jerusalem, what will be eliminated from it forever in verse nineteen? (Isaiah 65:19)

15) How will premature death is redefined when God redeems His people in verse twenty? (Isaiah 65:20)

16) How will the nature of child-bearing and work is different in the new earth, according to verse twenty-three? (Isaiah 65:23)

17) When does God promise to hear and answer His people in verse twenty-four? (Isaiah 65:24)

18) How will the relationships within the natural world reflect the peace of God’s presence in verse twenty-five? (Isaiah 65:25)

19) What will be totally absent from God’s holy mountain, according to verse twenty-five? (Isaiah 65:25)

Isaiah Chapter 66

1) Why is humankind presumptuous to think of building a house for God in verses one and two of this book? (Isaiah 66:1-2)

2) What kind of person does God esteem, according to verse two of this book? (Isaiah 66:2)

3) How does God view the sacrifices made by arrogant people who “have chosen their own ways” in verse three? (Isaiah 66:3)

4) What will happen to the person who chooses evil and ignores God’s voice in verse four? (Isaiah 66:4)

5) What does God have in store for those who exclude the humble worshiper in verses five and six? (Isaiah 66:5-6)

6) What image did God use to make the point that just because they didn’t see the immediate restoration of Jerusalem didn’t mean it wouldn’t happen in these verses? (Isaiah 66:7-11)

7) What does God compare the tender care, nourishment, and comfort He will give His people to in verses twelve and thirteen of this book? (Isaiah 66:12-13)

8) How will the reward of the wicked differ from the reward of the faithful in these verses? (Isaiah 66:14-16)

9) What is the ultimate punishment for not respecting God, according to verse sixteen? (Isaiah 66:16)

10) What will become of people who worship false gods when God’s glory is revealed in verses seventeen and eighteen of this book? (Isaiah 66:17-18)

11) What inspiring imagery did Isaiah use to predict how the message of God’s glory would spread throughout the earth in these verses? (Isaiah 66:19-21)

12) How long will the new creation last, according to verse twenty-two of this book? (Isaiah 66:22)

13) How does this prophecy express the promise of eternal life in verses twenty-two and twenty-three? (Isaiah 66:22-23)

14) What will become of the unrighteous and disobedient, according to verse twenty-four of this book? (Isaiah 66:24)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose