Author: Ron Graham
Outline of Isaiah chapters 40, 41, 42, 43, 44
—Messages to Judah and the remnant of Israel
This page provides an outline of Isaiah chapters 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44 for your reference. The complete outline of Isaiah is spread over several lessons.
1 Context Overview
Chapters forty to fifty-one of Isaiah deliver a series of messages to Judah and the remnant of Israel. Isaiah looks into the next two centuries. He sees beyond the Babylonian captivity to the fall of Babylon, the rise of Persia, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem. In chapters 40 to 44 outlined below, Isaiah sends a series of strong messages to God's people.
2 God’s Messages to Judah and the Remnant of Israel (Isaiah 40-44)
- Speak comfort to Jerusalem (Isaiah 40:1-2).
- Prediction of John the Baptizer’s ministry (Isaiah 40:3-5 Mark 1:1-5).
- Transience of flesh contrasted to the word of God that stands forever (Isaiah 40:6-9).
- Christ the good Shepherd (Isaiah 40:9-11).
- The Almighty God sits above the circle of the earth. Those who wait on him shall renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:12-31).
- "Keep silence before Me... I the Lord am the first and the last" (Isaiah 41:1-4).
- God the great Craftsman (Isaiah 41:5-20).
- The worthless work of those who craft idols (Isaiah 41:21-29).
- Messiah, the chosen Servant of God (Isaiah 42:1-4).
- The Creator speaks of his glory (Isaiah 42:5-9).
- The new song (Isaiah 42:10-13).
- God brings light into darkness (Isaiah 42:14-17).
- The blind and deaf servant —referring to Israel (Isaiah 42:18-25).
- Do not fear! (Isaiah 43:1-7).
- You are my witnesses (Isaiah 43:8-13).
- God’s plan to rescue Israel from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 43:14-21).
- Israel has forgotten God (Isaiah 43:22-28).
- Do not fear! (Isaiah 44:1-8).
- A satire on idolatry (Isaiah 44:9-20).
- Remember these things (Isaiah 44:21-28).