In the Kingdom (Isaiah 65:17–25)

Date: 11/17/2019
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Isaiah 65:17–23 - “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. 18 “But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing And her people for gladness. 19 “I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; And there will no longer be heard in her The voice of weeping and the sound of crying. 20 “No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be thought accursed. 21 “They will build houses and inhabit them; They will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 “They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands. 23 “They will not labor in vain, Or bear children for calamity; For they are the offspring of those blessed by the LORD, And their descendants with them. 24 “It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. 25 “The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the LORD.

David Dorsey ( Literary Structure of the Old Testament, The: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi ) outlines Isaiah as a sevenfold chiasm:
A. Condemnation, pleading, promise of future restoration, 1:1-12:6
    B. Oracles to the nations, 13:1-26:21
        C. Woes, 27:1-35:10
            D. historical narrative, 36:1-39:
        C’. Yahweh triumphs over idols, 40:1-48:22
    B’. Servant Songs, 49:1-54:17
A’. Condemnation, pleading, promise of future restoration, 55:1-66:24

Context: Is 65 is parallel to Isaiah 11
A. Condemnation, pleading, promise of future restoration, 1:1-12:6
A’. Condemnation, pleading, promise of future restoration, 55:1-66:24




Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more