The Prophet Isaiah

“Here am I, send me” (Isaiah 6:8). These are the words of the prophet Isaiah when he finds himself face to face with the Lord, who confides to him that He is looking for a messenger. The book of Isaiah is found in the Old Testament between the Song of Songs the book of the prophet Jeremiah. Isaiah 53 is a key passage that summarizes the message of God’s salvation. Let us find out who Isaiah is in the Bible and the messianic prophecies he pronounced.

Who is the prophet Isaiah?

The name Isaiah means “God is salvation” or “God saves”. The Bible tells us that he had a wife, also a prophet: “Then I made love to the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. And the Lord said to me, ‘Name him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz.” (Isaiah 8:3) and two children: “Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.” (Isaiah 8:18).

Isaiah, the envoy of God

The ministry of Isaiah reportedly lasted more than 40 years from the reign of King Ozias to the siege of Jerusalem by Assyrian King Sennacherib. God sends him to speak to the people to Israel, Judea and other nations about their acts of idolatry and disobedience to God, but most importantly, Isaiah announces the salvation to come. He speaks of a person “Emmanuel”, the Messiah who will come and bring peace and justice to the nations. This prophecy was fulfilled in the person of Jesus.

10 Beautiful Passages from the Book of Isaiah

Isaiah 53

“Now, it was because of our revolts that he was pierced, because of our faults that he was crushed. The punishment that gives us peace has weighed on him: By his wounds, we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

Isaiah 56

"these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7)

Isaiah 6

“They screamed at each other: “Holy! Holy! Saint, the Lord of the universe! The whole earth is filled with his glory. (...) I then heard the voice of the Lord who said, “who will I send? who will be our messenger? And I said, ‘here I am: Send me!” (Isaiah 6:3-8)

Isaiah 11

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:1-2)

Isaiah 9

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”. (Isaiah 9:5)

Isaiah 58

“The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)

Isaiah 43

“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” (Isaiah 43:4)

Isaiah 40

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (Isaiah 40:29)

Isaiah 30

“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it!” (Isaiah 30:15)

Isaiah 60 The glory of the Lord has risen on you

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Isaiah 60:1-3)