Isaiah 4: Blessings for the Humble

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 140

Isaiah 4 acts as a contrast to chapter 3 by telling what happens when Israel turns to the Lord in humility.

Understanding the Scriptures

Isaiah 4

Reproach (v. 1)Shame 
Purged (v. 4)Cleansed 
Assemblies (v. 5)People meeting together 
Tabernacle (v. 6)Shelter 
Refuge (v. 6)Place of peace and safety apart from a dangerous or undesirable situation 
Covert (v. 6)Place of shelter 

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Isaiah 4.

Activity A iconInterpret the Images

Pay careful attention to the images Isaiah created in this short chapter. Unlike the women at the end of Isaiah 3, the women described in Isaiah 4 are humble.

  1. 1.

    According to verses 2–6, what are the results of these women’s humble actions?

  2. 2.

    What can we do to be like the women so that we can be relieved of our shame, be cleansed from filth, become a “beautiful and glorious” people, and be guided and protected by the Lord? (see vv. 5–6). You may want to look at the following scriptures before you answer: 2 Nephi 31:13, 17; 32:1–3; Alma 7:14–15; Moses 6:52, 57.