In the first sample for Isaiah chapter 1, the Lord makes several connections to the 1st book of the Bible.
- He mentions the heavens and the earth in both Genesis and Isaiah chapter 1.
- He nourishes and brings up children in both Genesis and Isaiah chapter 1.
- His created children in Genesis and His Jewish children in Isaiah chapter 1 both rebel against him.
- The connection for Isaiah verse 2 begins in Genesis chapter 2.
ISAIAH 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
GENESIS 2:1- 22 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground…
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it…
22 …the LORD God…made… a woman, and brought her unto the man.
GENESIS 3:2-6 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it…
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
In the second sample for Isaiah chapter 1, the Lord makes a connection with God hiding himself from unrepentant people who have the blood of another person on their hands.
ISAIAH 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean…
18 Come now let us reason together, saith the Lord though your sin be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…
GENESIS 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
14 …and from thy face shall I be hid…
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD….
In the third sample, the Lord makes a connection with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
ISAIAH 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
GENESIS 19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;