Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah: What They had to Say


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Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah: What They had to Say
This paper analyzes the message of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah. The paper looks at what each has to say about the sins of the nations Judah and Israel; what God’s actions were against these sins; and what God’s plans were/are for these nations in the estimation of the prophets.
Isaiah reports that the nation of Israel and the nation of Judah have both sinned against God by renouncing God; they have forsaken and contemned God (Isaiah, 1.1-5). Indeed, the prophet compares the two nations to Sodom and Gomorrah (Isaiah, 1.10). To really expand on what Isaiah says, consider the following passage that appears aimed at both nations – but particularly Israel: “Ah sinful nation, a people laden...
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.....ם; הָאֹמֵר לִירוּשָׁלִַם תּוּשָׁב, וּלְעָרֵי יְהוּדָה תִּבָּנֶינָה, וְחָרְבוֹתֶיהָ, אֲקוֹמֵם.
26 That confirmeth the word of His servant, and performeth the counsel of His messengers; that saith of Jerusalem: 'She shall be inhabited'; and of the cities of Judah: 'They shall be built, and I will raise up the waste places thereof';
כז  הָאֹמֵר לַצּוּלָה, חֳרָבִי; וְנַהֲרֹתַיִךְ, אוֹבִישׁ.
27 That saith to the deep: 'Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers';
כח  הָאֹמֵר לְכוֹרֶשׁ רֹעִי, וְכָל-חֶפְצִי יַשְׁלִם; וְלֵאמֹר לִירוּשָׁלִַם תִּבָּנֶה, וְהֵיכָל תִּוָּסֵד.  {פ}
28 That saith of Cyrus: 'He is My shepherd, and shall perform all My pleasure'; even saying of Jerusalem: 'She shall be built'; and to the temple: 'My foundation shall be laid.' {P}