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ISAIAH – LESSON THREE


I. THE PARABLE OF JEHOVAH’S VINEYARD (Chapter 5).

A. The parable of the vineyard and its interpretation (v. 1-7).

B. Six woes: the character of the “wild grapes” (v. 8-23).

1. Covetousness and avarice (v.8-10).

2. Drunkenness in Feasting (v. 11-17)

3. Presumptuous sinning (v. 18-19).

4. Morals completely overturned (v. 20).

5. Conceit (v. 21).

6. Perversion of Justice by unjust judges (v. 22-23).

C. God’s initial works of punishment (v. 24-25)

D. God brings nations from afar to complete his punishment upon Judah (26-30).


QUESTIONS:


1. Who is God’s vineyard in the parable?


2. Who represents the “pleasant plant” that God wanted in the parable?


3. What is the main point of the parable?


4. What was Judah guilty of coveting and acquiring?


5. What word does Isaiah use to introduce the various deplorable characteristics with consequent punishment?


6. In what three ways does Isaiah describe the “desolation” that will occur to the land of Judah?


7. What had God’s people not considered while they were in drunken feasts?


8. Why does Isaiah say that the people have gone into captivity in the past tense?  What is the reason for the captivity?


9. Who or what is “Sheol”?


10. In bringing captivity upon his people, God is exalted in ________________ and __________________ in righteousness.


11. What attitude is Isaiah describing when he says God’s people are sinning as if they were pulling a cart rope?


12. What were the people calling “good”?


13. Why does God pronounce judgment upon those who are “wise”?


14. Why is righteousness being taken away from the righteous?


15. Why is God’s anger kindled against his people?


16. Why is God’s hand “stretched out still”?


17. How do you know that the nations God brings for judgment upon His people will be successful?