Author: Ron Graham
Outline of Isaiah chapters 32, 33, 34, 35
—The King in His Beauty
This page provides an outline of Isaiah chapters 32 to 35 for your reference. The complete outline of Isaiah is spread over several lessons.
1 Context Overview
In chapters twenty-eight to thirty-nine of Isaiah, Jerusalem is issued with a series of warnings,especially that their trust in Egypt as an ally is misplaced, and they should be trusting in God. These warnings are followed by encouragement, in the form of poems about the Messiah, "the King in his beauty." Next Isaiah warns all nations that they are accountable to God. Isaiah then tells the story of how God helped king Hezekiah in Jerusalem to save the city from destruction by Sennacherib king of Assyria. He then records how God extended Hezekiah’s life, and promised him that Jerusalem would not be destroyed until after his death.
2 The King in His Beauty (Isaiah 32-33)
Although in the nearer future Judah will undergo great suffering and loss, there is a time in the more distant future when a king will reign in a new Jerusalem that will never pass away. Those who dwell in this kingdom will be forgiven of their iniquity forever. Isaiah presents these facts in two poetic triads.
- First triad...
- 1. A king will right the wrongs (Isaiah 32:1-8).
- 2. The women of Judah are challenged to set an example of repentance and endurance "until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high" (Isaiah 32:9-15).
- 3. A poem about the peaceful kingdom of God (Isaiah 32:16-20).
- Second triad...
- 1. The Lord exalted (Isaiah 33:1-9).
- 2. The Lord will rise up (Isaiah 33:10-16).
- 3. The King in his beauty (Isaiah 33:17-24).
3 The Nations and God’s Kingdom (Isa 34-35)
Whilst God has allowed, and even used, the nations around Israel and Judah to punish them, he will bring those nations to nothing and his own kingdom will be glorious.
- 1. The end of all nations (Isa 34:1-4).
- 2. God’s sword falls on Edom, who in this poem represents all nations (Isa 34:5-17).
- 3. The glory of God’s kingdom in contrast to the kingdoms of this world (Isa 35:1-10).