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Isaiah 59 - NIV

Sin, Confession and Redemption


Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,
nor his ear too dull to hear.

2 But your iniquities have separated
you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
so that he will not hear.

3 For your hands are stained with blood,
your fingers with guilt.
Your lips have spoken falsely,
and your tongue mutters wicked things.

4 No one calls for justice;
no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;
they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.

5 They hatch the eggs of vipers
and spin a spider’s web.
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.

6 Their cobwebs are useless for clothing;
they cannot cover themselves with what they make.
Their deeds are evil deeds,
and acts of violence are in their hands.

7 Their feet rush into sin;
they are swift to shed innocent blood.
They pursue evil schemes;
acts of violence mark their ways.

8 The way of peace they do not know;
there is no justice in their paths.
They have turned them into crooked roads;
no one who walks along them will know peace.


So justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;
for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.

10 Like the blind we grope along the wall,
feeling our way like people without eyes.
At midday we stumble as if it were twilight;
among the strong, we are like the dead.

11 We all growl like bears;
we moan mournfully like doves.
We look for justice, but find none;
for deliverance, but it is far away.


For our offenses are many in your sight,
and our sins testify against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
and we acknowledge our iniquities:

13 rebellion and treachery against the Lord,
turning our backs on our God,
inciting revolt and oppression,
uttering lies our hearts have conceived.

14 So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.

15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

The Lord looked and was displeased
that there was no justice.

16 He saw that there was no one,
he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;
so his own arm achieved salvation for him,
and his own righteousness sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,
and the helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments of vengeance
and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18 According to what they have done,
so will he repay
wrath to his enemies
and retribution to his foes;
he will repay the islands their due.

19 From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord,
and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory.
For he will come like a pent-up flood
that the breath of the Lord drives along.[a]


“The Redeemer will come to Zion,
to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”
declares the Lord.

21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.


a. Isaiah 59:19 Or When enemies come in like a flood,the Spirit of the Lord will put them to flight

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Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 59
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-29
Views: 307
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Lords Hand Is Not Shortened
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Lords Hand Is Not Shortened
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 312
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: DREAM BIGGER: Thanksgiving and appreciation are cousins to HOPE. When you marry a person you get the whole family. If we desire HOPE, than we must develop an attitude of thanksgiving.
Scripture: Isaiah 59:19
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,517
Thomas Swope avatar
Why Your Prayers Are Not Answered – Part III
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jun, 2014
Summary: A study of chapter 59 verses 1 through 21
Series: Isaiah
Ed Vasicek avatar
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jun, 2014
Summary: God makes the case that we are sinners, lost, and helpless; we need a redeemer who will first intervene and then empower us by his Spirit.
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-21
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 358
Stephen Belokur avatar
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Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Jan, 2014
Summary: Sanctity of Life includes assisted suicide as well as abortion but abortion is the predominate abuse of life in America today. This sermon deals with the tragic consequences to the abortive mother as well as the judgement of the US because of this sin.
Jason Smith avatar
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Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: What kind of things in our life can get in the way of us praying like we should as Christians. This sermon gives a few of those things.
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-4
Views: 979
James May avatar
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Shared by: James May on Dec, 2012
Summary: Dwelling on the past will put our journey into the future into jeopardy. Focusing on the future, where God is already waiting, will produce victory in life. We need a clearer vision of what lies ahead in order to be truly victorious in Christ.
based on 8 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,028
Dan Cormie avatar
Hope For The Season
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Dec, 2012
Summary: Only when Christ is the OBJECT of our hope can EXPECTATION be realized. Find your hope in Jesus this Christmas.
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,004
Herbert Armstrong Bosantog avatar
Shared by: Herbert Armstrong Bosantog on Nov, 2012
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:21
Denomination: *other
Views: 442
Jerry Watts avatar
Dear God, Please Hear Me
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Oct, 2012
Summary: Most of us go through times when we 'feel' God is not listening to our prayers. From Isaiah 59, this message gives some of the process for this season in our lives.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,213
Stephen E. Trail avatar
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Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Jul, 2012
Summary: Patriotic themed message to stir Christians to action.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,146
Damian Phillips avatar
Hitting the Target
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Jan, 2012
Summary: All human beings are born off target with God, and separated from the Lord by sin. We cannot hit the target by ourselves through good works. Only Jesus can hit the target for us, and that is what He did when He died for us on the cross.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,766
Amiri Hooker avatar
Shared by: Amiri Hooker on Mar, 2011
Summary: Setting: Sermon given during Annual multi-church Mid-Week Lent service which is limited to 30 min for the entire service. Sermon seeks to connect Lent and the Messiah with Poverty and the issues of Poor in our Country and our communities.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:12-19
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 808
Glenn Durham avatar
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Shared by: Glenn Durham on Dec, 2010
Summary: God’s own Redeemer comes to ransom his people.
Series: Advent
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:15-21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,310
John Perry avatar
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Shared by: John Perry on Apr, 2010
Summary: Perth 24/08/07 “God the engineer” Intro: God is in the business of working in & through human lives. Do you remember that God is the God of the supernatural? Not a mental knowledge but is this truth a part of your daily thinking? Most of the
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Scripture: Isaiah 59:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,354
Gregory Mc Donald Sr. avatar
Shared by: Gregory Mc Donald Sr. on Feb, 2010
Summary: This morning I want to look at v. 5 especially, and the idea of hatching snake eggs and spinning spider webs. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in the world today there is a serious breakdown of holiness even among God's people.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-8
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,437
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on May, 2009
Summary: Of all cities in the world, none has been so frequently attacked like Jerusalem. Why is it so? It is because the place has a prophetic destiny. So, as a child of God, in case you are seriously under attack or you are wondering why you are sweating and str
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 62,537
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2008
Summary: Who or what is truly defeating Israel? Sin. Sin is the great enemy that defeats them & hold them captive, keeping them from living the life of righteous. Sin is the undefeated enemy against whom God comes to make war.
Series: Isaiah
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:15-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,215
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2008
Summary: God’s victory over sin (59:15b-21) is not provided until genuine repentance is entered. The outpouring of God’s grace in our lives awaits our humble honest admitting to the hideousness of our sins & our powerlessness to save ourselves from them.
Series: Isaiah
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:9-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,572
Jeff Pearce avatar
Shared by: Jeff Pearce on Oct, 2008
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 580
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Oct, 2008
Summary: Sin separates from God, be it the sin of a person or of a nation. God demands righteousness on the part of the people with whom He enters into covenant relationship. The fault of rejection is not the Lord’s but His peoples’ choice of the ways of sin.
Series: Isaiah
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,093
Charles Wall, Jr. avatar
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Shared by: Charles Wall, Jr. on Jul, 2008
Summary: Does God hear and answer the prayers of Non-Christians?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-2
Views: 818
Dave Kinney avatar
Truth Has Fallen In The Street
Shared by: Dave Kinney on Jun, 2008
Summary: If substantial change does not happen in the next 10 years, we will face calamity, terrorism, natural disasters and anarchy like we have never seen before in the history of this nation!
based on 97 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 11,464
Jeff Strite avatar
Rolling Up His Sleeves
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Mar, 2008
Summary: 16% of Americans think of God as being critical and uncaring. Another 25% believe Him to be distant and unwilling to intercede in human affairs. But how does this contrast with the message of Isaiah?
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:9-17
Views: 7,144
J. Brad Campbell avatar
Shared by: J. Brad Campbell on Jun, 2007
Summary: This is the first sermon in a series dealing with things that hinder our prayer life. This also makes a great Study for the Adult Sunday School class.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-2
Views: 2,529
Donnie  Martin avatar
Shared by: Donnie Martin on Jun, 2007
Summary: This message makes a comparison of the backslidden condition of Israel of long ago, with that of present-day America,and makes a plea for seeking God for revival in our nation.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:16-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,059
Greg Hanson avatar
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Shared by: Greg Hanson on Feb, 2007
Summary: Why doesn’t God answer all our prayers? And when he doesn’t, what should our response be? Part 4 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:1-3
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Views: 2,884
Matthew Bullen avatar
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Shared by: Matthew Bullen on Nov, 2006
Summary: it is time for the church to raise the standard of leadership in the body. This is an oppertunity to teach it from the biblical perspective.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:19
Views: 683
Matthew Bullen avatar
Shared by: Matthew Bullen on Nov, 2006
Summary: a great series talking about what our values need to teach us in our everyday life.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 59:19
Views: 1,379