Isaiah

e-Watchman articles considering the entire prophecy of Isaiah.

The Glory of Jehovah Will Be Revealed

This article renews the Isaiah commentary series. The history of Israel and Judah during the days of the kings is a saddening chronicle of the back and forth struggle between unfaithful, apostate, baal worshipping kings and the reformers. No sooner would the righteous kings have cleared out the idolators the next generation of regents would apostatize again. Back and forth it went for nearly four centuries. [...]

2019-09-19T14:51:05-04:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Isaiah|0 Comments

The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies

A common thread that runs through most of the books known as the prophets is the exile and repatriation of the Israelites and the Jews. Through Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, the so-called major prophets, to Micah, Amos, Hosea, Zephaniah and Joel, the theme is the same. God used both the Assyrian and Babylonian empires as his punishing agents. And then he brought judgment upon those [...]

2019-10-01T14:47:02-04:00August 8th, 2017|Categories: Isaiah|14 Comments

My corpses will rise up

Sunday, July 23 Give us more faith.—Luke 17:5. What can you do to build and maintain strong faith? Do not be satisfied with only what you learned up to the point of your baptism. Take note of fulfilled prophecies in the Bible because these can provide you with powerful reasons for having faith. You can also use God’s Word as a measuring rod to see if your faith [...]

2019-09-30T13:45:02-04:00July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Commentary, Isaiah|65 Comments

The Coming of Christ in the Glory of Jehovah

QUESTION #8 - According to John 12:41, John says Isaiah saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him. The New World Translation has a cross reference pointing back to Isaiah 6:1,8. There, Isaiah saw Jehovah and spoke about him. There is even a cross reference pointing to John 12:41. So the Watchtower agrees that these scriptures are related. How can both passages of scripture be true unless [...]

2019-10-13T14:43:35-04:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Answers, Isaiah|3 Comments

You will see your Grand Instructor

Jehovah's Witnesses Daily Text Thursday, March 2 Your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.”—Isa. 30:21. You no doubt agree that the Bible contains God’s message for mankind in general. But does the Bible also convey how you in particular can draw closer to Jehovah? Indeed it does. How? As you regularly read and study the Bible, consider [...]

2019-09-21T13:03:53-04:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Commentary, Isaiah|88 Comments

He will do away with the shroud that is enveloping

Thursday, November 24 Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned.—Rom. 5:12. The first to die was faithful Abel. Then Adam’s other offspring grew old and died. Did they inherit sin as well as death? The apostle Paul answers: “Through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners.”  Sin and [...]

2019-09-21T13:49:14-04:00November 24th, 2016|Categories: Commentary, Isaiah|86 Comments

The Eyes of the Blind Will Be Opened

  The eyes of the blind (to download right click and save as)   When Jesus walked through the land of Palestine he healed the sick and the lame. He opened the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf and expelled the demons from their victims with just a word. He even raised the dead. Yet, although God enabled him to perform [...]

2019-09-30T14:01:10-04:00May 26th, 2014|Categories: Isaiah|2 Comments

The Legal Case Over Zion

The preceding chapters of Isaiah (24-33) are focused primarily upon Israel and God’s intention to chastise, correct and ultimately save his wayward people. However, in the 34th chapter of Isaiah Jehovah turns his attention to all the nations, inviting them to consider the awful judgment he has in store for them. This particular ordering of events is in keeping with the biblical precept that judgment begins [...]

2019-09-30T13:53:41-04:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Isaiah|0 Comments

The Destroyer Will Be Destroyed

  Woe to you, you destroyer who has not been destroyed; You betrayer who has not been betrayed! When you finish destroying, you will be destroyed. When you finish betraying, you will be betrayed.  The 33rd chapter of Isaiah opens with the last of what is a series of woes that began with the 28th chapter announcing “woe to the showy crown of the drunkards of Ephraim.”  Subsequently, Jehovah [...]

2019-09-30T13:51:07-04:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Isaiah|4 Comments

The Hubbub of the City Is Abandoned

Egypt had been the major power in the region prior to the ascendancy of Assyria. And long before the children of Abraham had settled in the promised land they had relied on the Egyptians for support during a time of famine. It was God’s provision for them. But this time was different. Looking to the Egyptians for help during the calamity would indicate that the Israelites lacked faith in Jehovah. So, God determined to allow the calamity to come upon them in order to purge evildoers from among his people.

2019-09-30T13:58:48-04:00October 19th, 2013|Categories: Isaiah|0 Comments