Key Verses & Themes of Cited Passages in Isaiah

Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project

Passage (in order of chapter and verse)

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Is.  1:11-17 God desires no sacrifices from people who practice oppression and injustice.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  2:11     God will humble those who trust in themselves rather than in him.

Theme 2 – Arrogance in work leads to destruction

Is.  2:22     Don’t trust human power apart from God.

Theme 2 – Arrogance in work leads to destruction

Is.  2:7       Wealth is no source of security.

Theme 2 – Arrogance in work leads to destruction

Is.  3:3-15  God judges leaders for gaining wealth by grinding down the poor.

Theme 3 – God despises wealth gained by exploitation

Is.  5:8       The nation is judged for allowing the rich to accumulate all the resources needed for production.

Theme 3 – God despises wealth gained by exploitation

Is.  7:14     God is with his people wherever we are.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  7:9       Faith is the pre-requisite of action pleasing to God.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  8:13-14Worshiping God is the source of strength for work.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  9:3       The people of God rejoice at harvest time.

Theme 4 – God wills our peace and prosperity in trusting him

Is.  24:5-6  Corrupt practices degrade the earth, for which the people pay a price.

Theme 3 – God despises wealth gained by exploitation

Is.  28:26   God gives understanding to people who work the land.

Theme 5 – God is the source of life, knowledge and wisdom

Is. 29:13   The people honor God with their lips, but not their lives.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  32:15-20          By the power of God’s spirit, people will dwell in peace, security and enjoyment of their work.

Theme 4 – God wills our peace and prosperity in trusting him

Is.  37:30   God promises to restore the people’s productivity as they return to trust in him.

Theme 4 – God wills our peace and prosperity in trusting him

Is.  37:36-37a        God’s people can rely on God’s power to bring forth what God desires in the world.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  39:1-8  Boasting in wealth and power brings destruction.

Theme 2 – Arrogance in work leads to destruction

Is.  40:12-18          God is the source of all knowledge and power.

Theme 5 – God is the source of life, knowledge and wisdom

Is.  40:27   God’s people cry out for justice from God’s hand.

Theme 6 – The example of God’s servant at work

Is.  40:27-40          God gives strength to the weak and powerless.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  42:1-4  God’s servant establishes justice.

Theme 6 – The example of God’s servant at work

Is.  43:13   God is the source of power and compassion.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  44:10-20          Nothing humans make can bring true security.

Theme 2 – Arrogance in work leads to destruction

Is.  44:6-7  Only God has lasting power.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  46:3-4  God teaches and leads his people.

Theme 5 – God is the source of life, knowledge and wisdom

Is.  48:12-14          The created order comes from God alone.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  51:4-8  God’s people are called to pursue justice and righteousness.

Theme 6 – The example of God’s servant at work

Is.  56:1     Justice, doing right, and salvation go hand in hand.

Theme 6 – The example of God’s servant at work

Is.  58:1-8  God expects his people to look after workers’ interests and provide for people in economic need.

Theme 1 – Integration of worship and work

Is.  58:6-9  God wants his people to worship him by loosing the chains of injustice, setting the oppressed free, sharing food, shelter and clothing, and providing for their families.

Theme 6 – The example of God’s servant at work

Is.  59:14-16          God’s servant uses whatever power he has to bring justice to the oppressed and truth to God’s people.

Theme 6 – The example of God’s servant at work

Is.  60:1-18God will bring his people together under his own leadership, establish justice, and vanquish oppression.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  60:5     The New Creation includes products of work from every nation.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  61:8     God will recompense those who have suffered hardship.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  62:8-9  God promises a time when his people can enjoy the fruits of their labor in peace.

Theme 4 – God wills our peace and prosperity in trusting him

Is.  64:5-65:10      God will redeem the rebellious who repent, and give them a share in the blessings of the New Creation.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  65:13   There will be plenty to eat and drink.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  65:20   Everyone will enjoy health and long life.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  65:21   There will be plenty of housing for everyone.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  65:21-22          God promises a time when his people will build houses and live in peace.

Theme 4 – God wills our peace and prosperity in trusting him

Is.  65:23   The labor of God’s people is not in vain.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  66:13   Prosperity and wealth will be enjoyed by all.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation

Is.  66:16   God will bring to an end everything that would mar the New Creation.

Theme 7 – Today’s work finds meaning in the New Creation