Understanding the Scriptures
|Nourished (v. 2)||Cared for, fed, clothed|
|Laden with iniquity (v. 4)||Carrying a heavy load of sin|
|Corrupters (v. 4)||Sinners|
|Provoked (v. 4)||Stirred up, offended|
|Soundness (v. 6)||Free from injury or disease|
|Putrifying (v. 6)||Open, fresh|
|Desolate (v. 7)||Destroyed|
|A cottage in a vineyard, a lodge in a garden of cucumbers (v. 8)||A temporary shelter|
|Besieged city (v. 8)||City under attack|
|Remnant (v. 9)||Remaining group of people|
|Who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? (v. 12)||Who invited you to be in my house?|
|Vain oblations (v. 13)||Meaningless offerings|
|Spread forth your hands (v. 15)||Pray|
|Relieve the oppressed (v. 17)||Give hope to those who are burdened, help lift their burdens|
|Dross (vv. 22, 25)||Impure matter in a metal|
|Purge (v. 25)||Refine|
|Quench (v. 31)||To put out a fire|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Isaiah 1.
Israel Is Like a …
Read Isaiah 1:2–9, 21–22, 30–31 and list all of the images, or symbols, Isaiah used to describe the people of Judah and their sins.
Which of the sins of Judah are sins of people today?
Scripture Mastery—Isaiah 1:18
Although the Lord was stern and used strong language with the Israelites, we can sense His love in the way He invited them to repent. The Lord’s solutions to our sins and problems may not always be quick or easy, but they will give us a lasting solution.