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  1. ISAIAH CHAPTER FIFTY-SEVEN

  2. OUTLINE ISAIAH CHAPTER FIFTY-SEVEN ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY V. 1-13 HEALING FOR THE BACKSLIDER V. 14-21

  3. READ: ISAIAH 57:1-2 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness.

  4. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1-2 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT IS SAID CONCERNING THE RIGHTEOUS? WHAT DID THE UN-RIGHTEOUS FAIL TO CONSIDER? WHY ARE THE MERCIFUL TAKEN AWAY? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEROBOAM? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT MANASSEH? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JOSIAH? WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO THE SRIBES & PHARISEES? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS?

  5. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. WHAT IS SAID CONCERNING THE RIGHTEOUS? READ: PSALMS 12:1 1 Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. NKJV READ: MICAH 7:2 2 The faithful man has perished from the earth, And there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net. NKJV

  6. WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JEROBOAM? READ: 1 KINGS 14:9-13 9 You have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back — 10 therefore behold! I will bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam every male in Israel, bond and free; I will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as one takes away refuse until it is all gone. 11 The dogs shall eat whoever belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city, and the birds of the air shall eat whoever dies in the field; for the LORD has spoken!"‘ 12 Arise therefore, go to your own house. When your feet enter the city, the child shall die. 13 And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he is the only one of Jeroboam who shall come to the grave, because in him there is found something good toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.

  7. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. WHAT IS SAID CONCERNING THE RIGHTEOUS? WHY ARE THE MERCIFUL TAKEN AWAY? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT MANASSEH? READ: 2 KINGS 21:16 16 Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin by which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD. NKJV WHAT HAPPENED TO MANASSEH?

  8. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 WHAT HAPPENED TO MANASSEH? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 33:10-13 10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not listen. 11 Therefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon. 12 Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God. NKJV

  9. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO JOSIAH? READ: 2 KINGS 22:18-20 18 But as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the LORD, in this manner you shall speak to him, 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel: "Concerning the words which you have heard — 19 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolationand a curse, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you," says the LORD. 20 Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place."'" So they brought back word to the king.

  10. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO THE SCRIBES & PHARISEES? READ: MATTHEW 23:29-36 29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' 31 "Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt. 33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?

  11. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 WHAT DID JESUS SAY TO THE SCRIBES & PHARISEES? READ: MATTHEW 23:29-36 34 Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. NKJV

  12. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. WHAT DID THE UN-RIGHTEOUS FAIL TO CONSIDER? WHY DID THE LORD GIVE THEM UP? READ: ISAIAH 42:24-25 24 Who gave Jacob for plunder, and Israel to the robbers? Was it not the LORD, He against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His ways, Nor were they obedient to His law. 25 Therefore He has poured on him the fury of His anger And the strength of battle; It has set him on fire all around, Yet he did not know; And it burned him, Yet he did not take it to heart. NKJV

  13. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 1 The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. WHAT DID THE UN-RIGHTEOUS FAIL TO CONSIDER? WHAT DID PETER SAY TO THE JEWS? READ: ACTS 3:14-15 14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. NKJV

  14. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:1 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO ABRAM? READ: GENESIS 15:13-15 13 Then He said to Abram: "Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.

  15. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:2 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS? READ: JOB 3:13 & 17 13 For now I would have lain still and been quiet, I would have been asleep; Then I would have been at rest 17 There the wicked cease from troubling, And there the weary are at rest. NKJV

  16. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:2 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS? READ: PSALMS 37:37 37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. NKJV WHAT DID THE LORD SAY TO DANIEL? READ: DANIEL 12:13 13 "But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.“ NKJV

  17. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:2 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS? WHAT DID SIMEON SAY TO THE LORD? READ: LUKE 2:29-32 29 "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; 30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation 31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, 32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel." NKJV

  18. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:2 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS? READ: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:14-15 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.

  19. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:2 2 He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO FOR THE RIGHTEOUS? READ: HEBREWS 4:9-10 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. NKJV READ: REVELATION 14:13 13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'“ "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." NKJV

  20. READ: ISAIAH 57:3-5 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! 4 Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood, 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks?

  21. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3-5 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! 4 Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood, 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY?

  22. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ: EXODUS 22:18 18 "You shall not permit a sorceress to live. NKJV

  23. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY? WHAT DID MANASSEH DO? READ: 2 KINGS 21:6-7 6 Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. 7 He even set a carved image of Asherah that he had made, in the house of which the LORD had said to Davidand to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever; NKJV

  24. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY? READ: ISAIAH 1:21 1 How the faithful city has become a harlot! It was full of justice; Righteousness lodged in it, But now murderers. NKJV READ: ISAIAH 2:6 6 For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with eastern ways; They are soothsayers like the Philistines, And they are pleased with the children of foreigners. NKJV

  25. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY? READ: JEREMIAH 2:20 20 "For of old I have broken your yoke and burst your bonds; And you said, 'I will not transgress,‘When on every high hill and under every green tree You lay down, playing the harlot. NKJV READ: MALACHI 3:5 5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien — Because they do not fear Me,“ Says the LORD of hosts. NKJV

  26. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY? WHAT DID JESUS SAY? READ: MATTHEW 12:39 30 But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. READ: MATTHEW 16:4 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah." And He left them and departed.

  27. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:3 3 "But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! HOW DID THE LORD REFER TO ISRAEL? WHY? WHO IS JAMES REFERRING TO? JEWS? GENTILES? READ: JAMES 4:4 4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. NKJV

  28. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:4 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 4 Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood, WHO IS ISAIAH SPEAKING TO? WHO ARE THEY RIDICULING? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 36:15-16 15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. 16 But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy. NKJV

  29. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:4 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 4 Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood, WHO IS ISAIAH SPEAKING TO? WHO ARE THEY RIDICULING? READ: ISAIAH 1:2-3 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me; 3 The ox knows its owner And the donkey its master's crib; But Israel does not know, My people do not consider." NKJV

  30. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:4 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 4 Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood, WHO IS ISAIAH SPEAKING TO? WHO ARE THEY RIDICULING? WHAT ARE THEIR ENEMIES DOING? READ: LAMENTATIONS 2:16 16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you; They hiss and gnash their teeth. They say, "We have swallowed her up! Surely this is the day we have waited for; We have found it, we have seen it!" NKJV

  31. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? WHAT WAS ISRAEL DOING? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ: LEVITICUS 18:20-21 21 You shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. NKJV

  32. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? WHAT WAS ISRAEL DOING? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ: DEUTERONOMY 12:2-4 2 You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations which you shall dispossess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree. 3 And you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and burn their wooden images with fire; you shall cut down the carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place. 4 You shall not worship the LORD your God with such things. NKJV

  33. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? WHAT WAS ISRAEL DOING? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ: DEUTERONOMY 12:29-31 29 "When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.‘ 31 You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. NKJV

  34. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? WHAT WAS ISRAEL DOING? WHAT DID THE LORD COMMAND ISRAEL? READ: DEUTERONOMY 18:9-11 9 "When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. NKJV

  35. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 WHAT GODS DID THE SAMARITANS SERVE? READ: 2 KINGS 17:29-33 29 Every nation continued to make gods of its own, and put them in the shrines on the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in the cities where they dwelt. 30 The men of Babylon made Succoth Benoth, the men of Cuth madeNergal, the men of Hamath madeAshima, 31 and the Avites madeNibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burned their children in fire toAdrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. 32 So they feared the LORD, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33 They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods — according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away. NKJV

  36. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 WHAT DID KING AHAZ DO? READ: 2 KINGS 16:2-4 2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done. 3 But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel. NKJV READ: 2 CHRONICLES 28:3-4 3 He burned incense in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and burned his children in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree. NKJV

  37. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 WHAT DID MANASSEH DO? READ: 2 CHRONICLES 33:3-6 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem shall My name be forever.“ 5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. 6 He caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. NKJV

  38. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? WHAT DID THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DO? READ: PSALMS 106:35-38 35 But they mingled with the Gentiles And learned their works; 36 They served their idols, Which became a snare to them. 37 They even sacrificed their sons And their daughters to demons, 38 And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood. NKJV

  39. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 WHAT HAPPEN TO JUDAH & JERUSALEM? WHY? READ: JEREMIAH 7:32-34 32 "Therefore behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "when it will no more be called Tophet, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Tophet until there is no room. 33 The corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth. And no one will frighten them away. 34 Then I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For the land shall be desolate. NKJV

  40. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:5 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 5 Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? WHAT DID THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DO? READ: EZEKIEL 16:20-21 20 "Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, 21 that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire? NKJV

  41. READ: ISAIAH 57:6-8 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? 7 "On a lofty and high mountain You have set your bed; Even there you went up To offer sacrifice. 8 Also behind the doors and their posts You have set up your remembrance; For you have uncovered yourself to those other than Me, And have gone up to them; You have enlarged your bed And made a covenant with them; You have loved their bed, Where you saw their nudity.

  42. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6-8 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? 7 "On a lofty and high mountain You have set your bed; Even there you went up To offer sacrifice. 8 Also behind the doors and their posts You have set up your remembrance; For you have uncovered yourself to those other than Me, And have gone up to them; You have enlarged your bed And made a covenant with them; You have loved their bed, Where you saw their nudity. WHAT DID THEY OFFER ON THE SMOOTH STONES? WHERE DID THEY OFFER THEIR SACRIFICES?

  43. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? WHAT DID THEY OFFER ON THE SMOOTH STONES? WHAT DID JACOB OFFER ON THE PILLAR OF STONE? GENESIS 35:14-15 14 Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He talked with him, a pillar of stone; and he poured a drink offering on it, and he poured oil on it. 15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Bethel. NKJV

  44. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? WHAT DID THEY OFFER ON THE SMOOTH STONES? WHAT DID THE LORD ASK FOR AS AN OFFERING? READ: NUMBERS 15:4-5 4 He who presents his offering to the LORD shall bring a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil; 5 and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering you shall prepare with the burnt offering or the sacrifice, for each lamb. NKJV

  45. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6 WHAT DID ISRAEL OFFER ON THE SMOOTH STONES? READ: 2 KINGS 17:9-12 9 The children of Israel secretly did against the LORD their God things that were not right, and they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree. 11 There they burned incense on all the high places, like the nations whom the LORD had carried away before them; and they did wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger, 12 for they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, "You shall not do this thing." NKJV

  46. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? WHAT DID ISRAEL OFFER ON THE SMOOTH STONES? READ: JEREMIAH 3:8-10 8 Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. 9 So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. 10 And yetfor all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense," says the LORD. NKJV

  47. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? WHAT DID ISRAEL OFFER ON THE SMOOTH STONES? READ: JEREMIAH 7:18 18 The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 19:13 13 And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah shall be defiled like the place of Tophet, because of all the houses on whose roofs they have burned incense to all the host of heaven, and poured out drink offerings to other gods."'" NKJV

  48. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:6 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? WHY DID ISRAEL MAKE THESE OFFERINGS? READ: JEREMIAH 44:17-18 17 But we will certainly do whatever has gone out of our own mouth, to burn incense to the queen of heaven and pour out drink offerings to her, as we have done, we and our fathers, our kings and our princes, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For then we had plenty of food, were well-off, and saw no trouble. 18 But since we stopped burning incense to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have lacked everything and have been consumed by the sword and by famine." NKJV

  49. QUESTIONS: ISAIAH 57:7 ISRAEL'S FUTILE IDOLATRY 7 "On a lofty and high mountain You have set your bed; Even there you went up To offer sacrifice. WHERE DID THEY OFFER THEIR SACRIFICES? READ: JEREMIAH 3:6 6 The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: "Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot. NKJV READ: JEREMIAH 13:27 27 I have seen your adulteries And your lustful neighings, The lewdness of your harlotry, Your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! Will you still not be made clean?" NKJV