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Isaiah 28:11–12

11  lFor by people of strange lips

and with a foreign tongue

the Lord will speak to this people,

12  to whom he has said,

m“This is rest;

give rest to the weary;

and this is repose”;

yet they would not hear.

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Isaiah 28:11–12 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues

God will speak to this people,

12 to whom he said,

“This is the resting place, let the weary rest”;

and, “This is the place of repose”—

but they would not listen.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue

Will he speak to this people.

12 To whom he said,

This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest;

And this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 So now God will have to speak to his people

through foreign oppressors who speak a strange language!

12 God has told his people,

“Here is a place of rest;

let the weary rest here.

This is a place of quiet rest.”

But they would not listen.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue

He will speak to this people,

12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which

You may cause the weary to rest,”

And, “This is the refreshing”;

Yet they would not hear.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 So the Lord will use strange words and foreign languages

to speak to these people.

12 God said to them,

“Here is a place of rest;

let the tired people come and rest.

This is the place of peace.”

But the people would not listen.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

11 Nay, but by men of strange lips and with another tongue will he speak to this people; 12 to whom he said, This is the rest, give ye rest to him that is weary; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 For with stammering lips and a strange tongue will he speak to this people; 12 to whom he said, This is the rest: cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing. But they would not hear.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 The Lord will speak to these people. 

He will mock them by speaking in a foreign language. 

12 He will say to them, 

“This is a place for comfort. 

This is a place of rest for those who are tired. 

This is a place for them to rest.” 

But they weren’t willing to listen. 

Isaiah 28:11–12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 So He will speak to this people

with stammering speech

and in a foreign language.

12 He had said to them:

“This is the place of rest,

let the weary rest;

this is the place of repose.”

But they would not listen.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Truly, with stammering lip

and with alien tongue

he will speak to this people,

12 to whom he has said,

“This is rest;

give rest to the weary;

and this is repose”;

yet they would not hear.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 For he will speak with stammering and another tongue to this people, 12 to whom he has said,

“This is rest; give rest to the weary;

and this is repose”; yet they were not willing to hear.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

11 All right then, these people won’t listen to me.

So God will speak to them.

He will speak by using people who speak unfamiliar languages.

He will speak by using the mouths of strangers.

12 He said to his people,

“I am offering you a resting place.

Let those who are tired rest.”

He continued, “I am offering you a place of peace and quiet.”

But they wouldn’t listen.

Isaiah 28:11–12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 Indeed, He will speak to this people

Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,

12 He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,”

And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen.


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