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Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible
Isaiah 1

 

 

Verses 1-31

Analysis and Annotations

The reader will find that every chapter has been analyzed as to its contents. We have not made copious annotations, because the three lectures on the book of Isaiah as found at the close of the analysis cover the contents of this book in such a manner that detailed annotations for a study of the book can be omitted. We suggest that all who desire to study this great prophecy in a closer way read carefully the introduction, and after that the three lectures on “The Scope of Isaiah,” “The Messianic Predictions” and “Future Glories and Blessings.” These lectures should be carefully studied and every passage should be looked up. After this has been done, take up the book section by section and follow the analysis we give and consult the lectures whenever needed.

I. THE EARLIER PROPHECIES (1-35)

1. Prophecies under the Reign of Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz (1-12)

CHAPTER 1

Jehovah’s Case Against Judah and the Promise Of Restoration

1. The title of the book and contents (Isaiah 1:1) 2. The moral and religious decline of the nations (Isaiah 1:2-15) 3. Jehovah’s exhortation and appeal (Isaiah 1:16-20) 4. The result of obstinate refusal (Isaiah 1:21-24) 5. The promise of restoration (Isaiah 1:25-31)The promised restoration of Jerusalem is still future. The “afterward” when the earthly Jerusalem is to be called “The City of Righteousness” refers to the second coming of Christ. Compare with Jeremiah 33:14-26.

 


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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Isaiah 1:4". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gab/isaiah-1.html. 1913-1922.

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