In the latter half of the 18th century B.C., the prophet Isaiah was assigned an important mission. He was to declare the doom (judgment) that Jehovah would visit upon his Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and the pagan nations antiquity. In spite of that dismal responsibility, he sweeps into the future and reveals, in a word of comfort, the coming of the Messiah. This commentary puts the message of Isaiah on the level of the common person. It is brief enough that ones does not get lost in countless technical details, yet it does not avoid difficult questions.