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Isaiah 28:13

13  And the word of the Lord will be to them

precept upon precept, precept upon precept,

line upon line, line upon line,

here a little, there a little,

nthat they may go, and fall backward,

and be broken, and snared, and taken.

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Isaiah 28:13 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 So then, the word of the Lord to them will become:

Do this, do that,

a rule for this, a rule for that;

a little here, a little there—

so that as they go they will fall backward;

they will be injured and snared and captured.

Isaiah 28:13 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 But the word of the Lord was unto them

Precept upon precept, precept upon precept;

Line upon line, line upon line;

Here a little, and there a little;

That they might go, and fall backward, and be broken,

And snared, and taken.

Isaiah 28:13 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 So the Lord will spell out his message for them again,

one line at a time,

one line at a time,

a little here,

and a little there,

so that they will stumble and fall.

They will be injured, trapped, and captured.

Isaiah 28:13 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 But the word of the Lord was to them,

“Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,

Line upon line, line upon line,

Here a little, there a little,”

That they might go and fall backward, and be broken

And snared and caught.

Isaiah 28:13 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 So the words of the Lord will be,

“A command here, a command there.

A rule here, a rule there.

A little lesson here, a little lesson there.”

They will fall back and be defeated;

they will be trapped and captured.

Isaiah 28:13 — American Standard Version (ASV)

13 Therefore shall the word of Jehovah be unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Isaiah 28:13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 And the word of Jehovah was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little: that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Isaiah 28:13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 The Lord speaks utter nonsense to them. 

That is why they will fall backwards. 

That is why they will be hurt, trapped, and captured. 

Isaiah 28:13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 Then the word of the Lord came to them:

“Law after law, law after law,

line after line, line after line,

a little here, a little there,”

so they go stumbling backward,

to be broken, trapped, and captured.

Isaiah 28:13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 Therefore the word of the Lord will be to them,

“Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,

line upon line, line upon line,

here a little, there a little;”

in order that they may go, and fall backward,

and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Isaiah 28:13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 And to them the word of Yahweh will be

blah-blah upon blah-blah

blah-blah upon blah-blah

gah-gah upon gah-gah

gah-gah upon gah-gah,

a little here, a little there,

so that they may go and stumble backward

and be broken and ensnared and captured.

Isaiah 28:13 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

13 So then, here is what the Lord’s message will become to them.

Do this and do that.

Do that and do this.

Obey this rule and obey that rule.

Obey that rule and obey this rule.

Learn a little here and learn a little there.

So when they try to go forward,

they’ll fall back and be wounded.

They’ll be trapped and captured.

Isaiah 28:13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

13 So the word of the Lord to them will be,

Order on order, order on order,

Line on line, line on line,

A little here, a little there,”

That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive.