Loading…
King James Version

Isaiah 28:23–32:20

Embed This Verse

Add this verse to your website by copying the code below. Customize

23  Give ye ear, and hear my voice;

Hearken, and hear my speech.

24  Doth the plowman plow all day to sow?

Doth he open and xbreak the clods of his ground?

25  When he hath made plain the face thereof,

Doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin,

And cast in ||the principal wheat

And the appointed barley and the ||rie in their place?

26  ||For his God doth instruct him to ydiscretion, and doth teach him.

27  For the fitches are not threshed with za threshing instrument,

Neither is a cart awheel turned about upon the cummin;

But the fitches are aabeaten out with a staff,

And the cummin with a rod.

28  Bread corn is bruised;

Because he will not ever be threshing it,

Nor break it with the wheel of his cart,

Nor bruise it with his horsemen.

29  This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts,

bWhich is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in cworking.

29 ||Woe to aAriel, to Ariel, ||the city bwhere David cdwelt!

Add ye year to year; let them dkill esacrifices.

Yet I will distress aAriel,

And there shall be heaviness and sorrow:

And it shall be unto me as aAriel.

And I will ccamp against thee fround about,

And gwill lay siege against thee with ha mount,

And I will raise iforts against thee.

And kthou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground,

And lthy speech shall be low out of the dust,

And thy voice shall be, as of mone that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground,

And thy speech shall mwhisper out of the dust.

Moreover the multitude of thy nstrangers shall be like small dust,

And the multitude of nthe terrible ones shall be oas chaff that passeth away:

Yea, it shall be pat an instant suddenly.

Thou shalt be qvisited of the Lord of hosts

With thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise,

With rstorm and tempest, and sthe flame of devouring fire.

tAnd the multitude of all the nations that fight against aAriel,

Even all that fight against her and her umunition, and that distress her,

Shall be vas a dream of a night vision.

It shall even be as when an hungry man vwdreameth, and, behold, he eateth;

But whe awaketh, and his soul is empty:

Or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh;

But he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and xhis soul hath appetite:

So shall the multitude of all the nations be,

That fight against mount Zion.

Stay yourselves, and wonder;

||Cry ye out, and cry:

yThey are drunken, zbut not with wine;

They stagger, but not with strong drink.

10  For athe Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of bdeep sleep,

And hath cclosed your eyes:

The prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

11  dAnd the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a ||book ethat is sealed,

Which men deliver to one that is learned,

Saying, Read this, I pray thee:

And he saith, I cannot; efor it is sealed:

12  And the book is delivered to him that is not learned,

Saying, Read this, I pray thee:

And he saith, I am not learned.

13  Wherefore the Lord said,

fForasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth,

And with their lips do ghonour me,

But have removed their heart far from me,

And their fear toward me is taught by hthe precept of men:

14  iTherefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people,

Even a marvellous work and a wonder:

For jthe wisdom of their wise men shall perish,

And the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

15  Woe unto kthem that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord,

And their works are in the dark,

And lthey say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

16  Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay:

For mshall the work say of him that made it, He made me not?

Or shall nthe thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

17  Is it not oyet a very little while,

And pLebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,

qAnd the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

18  And rin that day sshall the deaf hear the words of the book,

And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

19  tThe meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord,

And uthe poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

20  For vthe terrible one wis brought to nought, and the xscorner wis consumed,

And all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

21  That make a man an offender for a word,

And lay a snare for yhim that reproveth in the gate,

And zturn aside the just afor a thing of nought.

22  Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob,

Jacob shall not now be ashamed,

Neither shall his face now wax pale.

23  But when he seeth his children, bthe work of mine hands, in the midst of him,

cThey shall sanctify my name,

And sanctify the Holy One of Jacob,

And shall fear dthe God of Israel.

24  They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding,

And ethey that murmured shall learn fdoctrine.

30 Woe to athe rebellious children, saith the Lord,

bThat take counsel, but not of me;

And that ccover with a covering, but not of my spirit,

dThat they may add sin to sin:

That walk eto go down into Egypt,

And have not fasked at my mouth;

To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh,

And to trust in gthe shadow of Egypt!

Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame,

And hthe trust in gthe shadow of Egypt your confusion.

For his princes were at iZoan,

And jhis ambassadors came to kHanes.

lThey were all ashamed of ma people that could not profit them,

Nor be an help nor profit,

But a shame, and also a reproach.

nThe burden of othe beasts of the south:

Into the land of ptrouble and panguish,

qFrom whence come the young and rold lion,

stThe viper and sufiery flying serpent,

vThey will carry their riches upon the shoulders of wyoung asses,

And vtheir treasures upon the bunches of camels,

To ma people that shall not profit them.

For hthe Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:

Therefore have I cried ||concerning this, Their xstrength is to sit still.

Now go, ywrite it before them in a table,

And znote it in a book,

That it may be for the time to come

For ever and ever:

That athis is a rebellious people, lying children,

Children that will not hear the law of the Lord:

10  Which say to the bseers, See not;

And to the prophets, cProphesy not unto us right things,

dSpeak unto us smooth things,

Prophesy deceits:

11  Get you out of the way,

Turn aside out of the path,

Cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

12  Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel,

Because ye despise this word,

And trust in ||oppression and eperverseness,

And stay thereon:

13  Therefore this iniquity shall be to you fas a breach ready to fall,

Swelling out in a high wall,

gWhose breaking cometh ghsuddenly at an instant.

14  And ihe shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel

That is broken in pieces; khe shall not spare:

So that there shall not be found in the bursting of it kka sherd

lTo take fire from the hearth,

Or to take water withal out of mthe pit.

15  For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;

In returning and nrest shall ye be saved;

oIn quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:

pAnd ye would not.

16  But ye said, No; for qwe will flee upon horses;

Therefore shall ye flee:

And, qWe will ride upon rthe swift;

Therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

17  sOne thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one;

At the rebuke of five shall ye flee:

Till ye be left as ||a beacon upon the top of a mountain,

And as ttan ensign on an hill.

18  And utherefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you,

And therefore vwill he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you:

For the Lord is a God of judgment:

wBlessed are all they that wait for him.

19  For xthe people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem:

Thou shalt weep no more:

He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry;

When he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

20  And though the Lord give you ythe bread of adversity, and zthe water of ||affliction,

Yet ashall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more,

But thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

21  And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying,

aaThis is the way, walk ye in it,

bWhen ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

22  Ye shall defile also cthe covering of dthy graven images eof silver,

And fthe ornament of thy molten images eof gold:

Thou shalt cast them away gas a menstruous cloth;

hThou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

23  Then shall he give the rain of thy seed,

That thou shalt sow the ground withal;

And bread of the increase of the earth,

And it shall be fat and plenteous:

iIn that day shall thy cattle feed in large jpastures.

24  kThe oxen likewise and lthe young asses that mear the ground

Shall eat ||clean nprovender,

Which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

25  And there shall be oupon every high mountain,

And oupon every high hill,

Rivers and pstreams of waters in the day of the great slaughter,

When othe towers fall.

26  Moreover qthe light of rthe moon shall be as the light of rthe sun,

And the light of rthe sun shall be ssevenfold,

As the light of seven days,

In the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people,

And thealeth the stroke of their wound.

27  Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far,

Burning with his anger, ||and the burden thereof is heavy:

His lips are full of indignation,

And his tongue as a devouring fire:

28  And whis breath, as an overflowing stream,

xShall reach to the midst of the neck,

xxTo sift the nations with the sieve of vanity:

And there shall be ya bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

29  Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;

And gladness of heart, as zwhen one goeth awith a pipe

To come into bthe mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel.

30  And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard,

And shall shew cthe lighting down of his arm,

With the indignation of his anger,

And with dthe flame of a devouring fire,

With scattering, and etempest, and efhailstones.

31  For gthrough the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian hbe beaten down,

iWhich smote with a rod.

32  And in every place where the grounded staff shall …

Read More


x

See Job 39:10.

||

Or, the wheat in the principal place, and barley in the appointed place.

||

Or, spelt. See Ezek. 4:9.

Heb. border?

||

Or, And he bindeth it in such sort as [his] Goddoth teach him.

y
z

See Job 41:30. See also ch. 21:10.

a
aa

See ch. 27:12.

b
c

See Job 5:12 marg.

||

Or, Oh Ariel, that is, the lion of God.

a

ver. 2, 7. Ezek. 43:15, 16. See 2 Sam. 23:20. Comp. ch. 33:7.

||

Or, of the city.

b
c

Heb. as ver. 3.

Heb. cut off the heads [of].

d

See Job 19:26.

e
a

ver. 2, 7. Ezek. 43:15, 16. See 2 Sam. 23:20. Comp. ch. 33:7.

a

ver. 2, 7. Ezek. 43:15, 16. See 2 Sam. 23:20. Comp. ch. 33:7.

c

Heb. as ver. 3.

f

See ch. 22:18.

g

Comp. 2 Kin. 25:1. See Luke 19:43.

h

Jdg. 9:6 (Heb.).

i
k
l

Comp. ch. 26:16.

m

See ch. 8:19.

Heb. peep, or, chirp.

m

See ch. 8:19.

n

ch. 25:5. Comp. ver. 20.

n

ch. 25:5. Comp. ver. 20.

o

See Ps. 1:4.

p

So Num. 6:9. ch. 30:13.

q
r

So ch. 28:2.

s

ch. 30:30.

t

Comp. ch. 37:36.

a

ver. 2, 7. Ezek. 43:15, 16. See 2 Sam. 23:20. Comp. ch. 33:7.

u

See Prov. 12:12 marg.

v
v
w
w
x

Ps. 107:9 (Heb.).

||

Or, Take your pleasure, and riot.

y

See ch. 19:14.

z

ch. 51:21.

a

Cited generally Rom. 11:8.

b

See Job 4:13.

c

See ch. 6:10.

Heb. heads. So Ezra 5:10.

d

Comp. 2 Cor. 3:14, 15.

||

Or, letter. 2 Sam. 11:14, &c.

e

ch. 8:16, See Dan. 12:4

e

ch. 8:16, See Dan. 12:4

f
g

See ch. 25:3.

h
i

Heb. I will add. So ver. 19.

j
k
l
m

See ch. 45:9.

n

Ps. 103:14 (Heb.).

o

See ch. 10:25.

p

Comp. ch. 10:34.

q

ch. 32:15. See ch. 10:18.

r

See ch. 2:11.

s

See ch. 35:5. & Matt. 11:5.

t

Heb. shall add. So ver. 14.

u

See Matt. 5:3.

v

See ver. 5.

w

ch. 16:4 (Heb.).

x

So ch. 28:14, 22.

w

ch. 16:4 (Heb.).

y
z
a

So ch. 59:4 (Heb.).

b

ch. 19:25. & 60:21. So ch. 45:11. See Ps. 100:3.

c

See Matt. 6:9. Comp. 2 Cor. 5:5.

d

Heb. shall know understanding. See Job 38:4.

e

See Ps. 106:25. Comp. Luke 5.

f

See Job 11:4.

a

So ver. 9. See Ps. 68:6.

b

So ch. 29:15.

c

See ch. 25:7.

d
e

ch. 31:1.

f
g

See Num. 14:9 marg.

h

ver. 7. ch. 20:5. & 31:1. Comp. ch. 36:6, 9. Jer. 37:5, 7.

g

See Num. 14:9 marg.

i
j
k

Jer. 43:7 marg.

l
m

ver. 6.

n

See ch. 13:1.

o

Job 40:15. Comp. Ps. 68:30 marg. ch. 51:9. Ezek. 29:3.

p

ch. 8:22.

p

ch. 8:22.

q

Comp. Deut. 8:15.

r
s

ch. 14:29 (Heb.).

t

See Job 20:16.

s

ch. 14:29 (Heb.).

u

See Num. 21:6.

v

So ch. 57:9. Hos. 12:1.

w

Judg. 10:4. & 12:14. ver. 24.

v

So ch. 57:9. Hos. 12:1.

m

ver. 6.

h

ver. 7. ch. 20:5. & 31:1. Comp. ch. 36:6, 9. Jer. 37:5, 7.

||

Or, to her.

x

See Job 9:13.

y
z

Job 19:23 (Heb.).

Heb. the latter day. So Num. 24:14. Comp. Job 19:25.

a

So Deut. 32:20. ch. 1:4. ver. 1.

b
c
d
||

Or, fraud.

e
f
g
g
h

See ch. 29:5.

i

See Ps. 2:9.

Heb. the j bottle of potters.

k

Job 6:10 (Heb.).

kk
l
m

Eze. 47:11 (Heb.).

n

So ch. 28:12. See Job 36:16.

o

ch. 7:4. So Ex. 14:14.

p
q

So ch. 31:1. Comp. Hos. 14:3.

q

So ch. 31:1. Comp. Hos. 14:3.

r

See ch. 18:2.

s
||

Or, a tree bereft of branches, or, boughs: or, ta mast.

tt

ch. 33:23 (Heb.).

u

See Rom. 2:4.

v
w

See Ps. 2:12. & 33:20.

x

So ch. 65:9, 19.

y
z
||

Or, oppression. Ex. 3:9.

a

See Ps. 74:9.

aa

Ch. 35:8. See Acts 9:2.

b
c
d

So ch. 2:20. & 31:7.

Heb. dthe graven images of thy silver.

e
f

Ex. 28:8. & 39:5 in the Heb.

e

Heb. scatter. Num. 16:35. So ch. 41:16 (Heb.).

g
h
i

See ch. 2:11.

j
k

So ch. 32:20.

l

See ver. 6.

m

See Gen. 45:6 (Engl.).

||

Or, savoury.

Heb. leavened.

n

See Job 24:6.

o

ch. 2:14, 15.

o

ch. 2:14, 15.

Heb. lifted up. ch. 2:14.

p

ch. 44:4 (Heb.).

o

ch. 2:14, 15.

q

So ch. 60:19, 20.

r
r
r
s

See Ps. 79:12.

t

See Job 5:18.

||

Or, and the ugrievousness of vflame.

Heb. heaviness. Prov. 27:3.

w
x

So ch. 8:8.

xx

See ch. 27:8.

y

So ch. 37:29.

z

Comp. Ps. 42:4. & 55:14.

a
b

ch. 2:3.

Heb. Rock. Deut. 32:4. ch. 26:4 marg. & 44:8 marg.

Heb. the glory of his voice.

c
d

ch. 29:6.

e

See ch. 28:2.

e

See ch. 28:2.

f
g

See ch. 37:36.

h

ch. 31:4 (Heb.).

i

ch. 10:5, 24.

Heb. every passing of the rod founded.