Isaiah 1 Chronicles

Isaiah chapter 37 and the book of 1 Chronicles.

FE 1It came to pass when King Hezekiah heard it he tore his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the Master. 2He sent Eliakim who was steward of the house and Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos. 3They said to him, Hezekiah says, This is a day of distress and of rebuke and of anger for the sons have come to the birth and there is not strength to bring forth. 4It may be the Master your god will hear the words of the field commander whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to disgrace the god of the living and will reprimand him on account of the words which the Master your god has heard, therefore beg and pray for the remnant that is left. Isaiah 37:1-45The servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6Isaiah said to them, Thus you will say to your master. Thus says the Master, Do not be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the messengers of the king of Assyria have blasphemed in my presence. I Isaiah 10:24 7I will send a spirit against him and he will hear a rumor and return to his own land, and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land. Isaiah 37:5-78The field commander returned and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish. Isaiah 37:89He heard said concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, He has come out to fight with you. He heard it and he sent messengers to Hezekiah saying, 10Thus you will speak to Hezekiah king of Judah saying, Do not let your god in whom you trust deceive you saying, Jerusalem will not be delivered into the hands of the king of Assyria. 11You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly and will you be delivered? 12Have the gods of the peoples delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, even Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, the inhabitants of Eden, and them of Tel Assar? 13Where is the king of Hamath and the king of Arpad and the king of the city of Sepharvaim and of Hena and of Ivvah? Isaiah 37:9-1314Hezekiah received the letters from the hand of the messengers and read them, and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Master and spread them before the Master. 15Hezekiah prayed before the Master saying, 16Master of hosts, god of Israel who sits above the cherubim, you are the god, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the land. You have made the skies and land. 17Incline your ear Master and hear, open your eyes Master and see, and hear the words of Sennacherib which he has sent to disgrace the god of the living. Isaiah 37:14-1718Of a truth Master the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the peoples and their lands 19and have burned their lands and their gods with fire for they were not gods but the work of men's hands, of tree, of silver, and of stone, therefore they have destroyed them. 20Now Master our god save us from his hands that all the kingdoms of the land may know that you are the Master, even you only. Isaiah 37:18-2021Isaiah the prophet the son of Amos sent to Hezekiah saying, Thus says the Master of hosts the god of Israel, All that you have prayed before me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. 22This is the word which the Master has spoken concerning him: The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you and laughs you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem wags her head at you. 23Who have you disgraced and blasphemed and against who have you raised your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Against the holy one of Israel. 24By the hand of your messengers you have disgraced the Master and you have said, By the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice fir trees, and I will enter into the height of its border, to the forest of Carmel. 25I will dig and drink water, and with the hoofs of my horses I will dry up all the great rivers. Isaiah 37:21-2526Have you not heard long ago how I have done it, and of the days of old that I have prepared it? Now I have brought it to pass that you should be laid waste and desolate as when fortified cities are in ruin, 27whose inhabitants were weak and were defeated and confounded, and became like the grass of the field and the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, as tender blades of wheat blasted before it is grown up. Isaiah 37:26-2728I know your conduct and your going out and your coming in and your daring threat in my presence. 29Because you have dared in my presence and your blasphemous words have come up into my ears therefore I will put a hook in your nose and a bit between your lips, and I will cause you to return by the way by which you came. Isaiah 37:28-2930This will be a sign for you: You will eat this year such as grows of itself, and the 2nd year what springs of the same, and in the 3rd year you will sow and reap and plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 31The remnant that survives of the house of Judah will again return and will again take root downward and bear fruit upward, 32for out of Jerusalem will go forth a remnant and those who escape out of the mount of Zion, the zeal of the Master of hosts will do this. Isaiah 37:30-3233Therefore, thus says the Master concerning the king of Assyria: he will not enter this city nor shoot an arrow there nor come before it with shields nor cast siege-works against it, 34but by the way that he came, by the same way he will return, and he will not enter this city, says the Master, 35for I will defend this city and save it for my own sake and for my servant David's sake. Isaiah 37:33-3536The king of the Master went forth and struck in the camp of the Assyrians 185,000, and when the soldiers arose early in the morning their comrades were all dead. 37Sennacherib departed and went and returned and lived at Nineveh. Isaiah 37:36-3738It came to pass as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god that his sons Adrammelek and Sharezar killed him with the sword and they escaped to the land of Ararat. Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place. Isaiah 37:38 (Isaiah 37 BRB)

Round One

FE 1David consulted with the commanders of 1,000s and 100s, and with all the leaders and governors of Israel. 2David said to all the assemblies of Israel, If it seems good to you let us beg the Master our god to repair the breaches of our brothers who reside in all the towns of Israel, and settle with them priests and Levites in their cities and suburbs, 3and let us bring again the ark of our god to us, for we did not inquire before him in the days of Saul. 1 Chronicles 13:1-4 (1 Chronicles 13:1-3 BRB)


9They came to the threshing floor of Kidon and Uzzah put forth his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen ran toward the threshing floor. 10The anger of the Master was kindled against Uzzah, and he struck him there because he put forth his hand to the ark, and he died there before the ark. 1 Chronicles 13:9-1011David was displeased because the Master had struck Uzzah; therefore that place is called Perez Uzzah to this day. 1 Chronicles 13:1112David was afraid of the Master that day saying, How can I bring the ark of god home to me? 1 Chronicles 13:12-14 (1 Chronicles 13:9-12 BRB)

Came Out

8The Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel and all the Philistines went up seeking David. David heard of it, and went out against them. 9The Philistines came and camped in the valley of Rephaites. 10David inquired of the Master saying, Will I go up against the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands? 1 Chronicles 14:8-10The Master said to him, Go up, for I will deliver them into your hands. 1 Chronicles 14:10 (1 Chronicles 14:8-10 BRB)

False Gods Burned

11They came up to the valley of Lord Perazim, and David struck them there. Then David said, The Master has broken in on my enemies before me like the breaking forth of waters; therefore they called the name of that place Lord Perazim. 12They left their idols there and David gave a commandment to his mighty men saying, Burn them with fire and scatter their ashes to the wind. 1 Chronicles 14:11-1213The Philistines came up again and camped in the valley of Rephaites. 14Therefore David inquired again of god; and god said to him, You will not go up after them; but turn away from them, and go attack them from the front. 15It will be, when you hear the sound of howling in the top of the mountain, then you will go out to battle; for the Master has gone forth before you to strike the army of the Philistines. 16David therefore did as the Master commanded him; and they struck the army of the Philistines from Gibeon, even to Gadar. 1 Chronicles 14:13-1617The fame of David went out into all lands; and the Master brought the fear of him on all the peoples. 1 Chronicles 14:17 (1 Chronicles 14:11-17 BRB)

Round Two

13so that the Master our god may not strike us because we did not seek him after the due order. (1 Chronicles 15:13 BRB)


7On that day, David delivered this psalm, both he and the chiefs of all the priests and the Levites, to praise the Master, in the company of Asaph and his brothers: 8Give thanks to the Master, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. 9Sing to him, give thanks to him, tell of all his wondrous works. 10Glory in his holy name; let the heart of those who seek the Master rejoice. 11Seek the Master and his strength, seek his face continually. 12Remember his marvellous works that he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth, 13seed of Israel his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 1 Chronicles 16:7-1314He is the Master our god; his laws are in all the land. 1 Chronicles 16:14-18 (1 Chronicles 16:7-14 BRB)


15Be mindful of his contract forever, the word which he commanded to 1,000 generations, 16even his oath to Abraham and the contract which he made with Isaac; 17and he has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting contract, 18saying, To you I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. Q Genesis 17:8 19When you were but few, even a few in numbers and strangers in it, 1 Chronicles 16:19-22 (1 Chronicles 16:15-19 BRB)

Going Out

20and when you were carried away captive from people to people, and from kingdom to another kingdom, 21he did not permit the rulers to harm you, yes, he chastened kings for your sakes, 22saying, Do not touch my anointed ones and do not harm my prophets. (1 Chronicles 16:20-22 BRB)


23Sing to the Master, all the land; show forth his salvation, from day to day. 24Declare his glory among the peoples 25for great is the Master and greatly to be praised, and he is to be reverenced above all kings. 26For all the gods of the peoples are images; but the Master made the skies. 27Glory and majesty are in his presence; strength and greatness are in his place. 28Give thanks to the Master, families of the peoples, give thanks before the Master, due to his glory and strength. 29Give thanks to the Master with the honor due his name; bring offerings and give thanks before him; bow to the Master with holy songs. 30Quake before him all the land; the world will also be stable, that it not be quaked. 31Let the skies be glad, and let the land rejoice; and let men say among the peoples, the Master reigns. 32Let the sea roar and its fullness; let the fields rejoice, and all that is in them. 33Then the trees of the forest will sing praises at the presence of the Master, because he comes to judge the land. He will judge the world with justice, and reprimand the peoples in faithfulness; 1 Chronicles 16:23-3334also say, Give thanks to the Master; for he is good; for his mercy endures forever. 35Save us, Master, save us and gather us together, and bring us back from among the peoples, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praises. 36Blessed be the Master, god of Israel, forever and ever. Then all the people will say, Amen, and with a pleasant and pure mouth, let them praise their god. 1 Chronicles 16:34-36 (1 Chronicles 16:23-36 BRB)


14The Master sent pestilence on Israel; and there fell of Israel 75,000 men. 15The Master sent a king to Jerusalem to destroy it; and as he was destroying it, the Master saw and considered it and averted the disaster, and said to the king that destroyed, You have destroyed a great many, stay now your hand. The king of the Master stood by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 1 Chronicles 21:14-15 (1 Chronicles 21:14-15 BRB)