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Isaiah 30:15–16

15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:

s“In returning and rest you shall be saved;

In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

tBut you would not,

16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses”—

Therefore you shall flee!

And, “We will ride on swift horses”—

Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift!

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Isaiah 30:15–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,

in quietness and trust is your strength,

but you would have none of it.

16 You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’

Therefore you will flee!

You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’

Therefore your pursuers will be swift!

Isaiah 30:15–16 — English Standard Version (ESV)

15 For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;

in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”

But you were unwilling, 16 and you said,

“No! We will flee upon horses”;

therefore you shall flee away;

and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”;

therefore your pursuers shall be swift.

Isaiah 30:15–16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

In returning and rest shall ye be saved;

In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:

And ye would not.

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

Therefore shall ye flee:

And, We will ride upon the swift;

Therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

Isaiah 30:15–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 This is what the Sovereign Lord,

the Holy One of Israel, says:

“Only in returning to me

and resting in me will you be saved.

In quietness and confidence is your strength.

But you would have none of it.

16 You said, ‘No, we will get our help from Egypt.

They will give us swift horses for riding into battle.’

But the only swiftness you are going to see

is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you!

Isaiah 30:15–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 This is what the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“If you come back to me and trust me, you will be saved.

If you will be calm and trust me, you will be strong.”

But you don’t want to do that.

16 You say, “No, we need horses to run away on.”

So you will run away on horses.

You say, “We will ride away on fast horses.”

So those who chase you will be fast.

Isaiah 30:15–16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

15 For thus said the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. And ye would not: 16 but ye said, No, for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

Isaiah 30:15–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 For thus saith the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest shall ye be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength; but ye would not. 16 And ye said, No, but we will flee upon horses, —therefore shall ye flee; and, We will ride upon the swift, —therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

Isaiah 30:15–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 This is what the Almighty Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: 

You can be saved by returning to me. 

You can have rest. 

You can be strong by being quiet and by trusting me. 

But you don’t want that. 

16 You’ve said, “No, we’ll flee on horses.” 

So you flee. 

You’ve added, “We’ll ride on fast horses.” 

So those who chase you will also be fast. 

Isaiah 30:15–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said:

“You will be delivered by returning and resting;

your strength will lie in quiet confidence.

But you are not willing.”

16 You say, “No!

We will escape on horses”—

therefore you will escape!—

and, “We will ride on fast horses”—

but those who pursue you will be faster.

Isaiah 30:15–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:

In returning and rest you shall be saved;

in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.

But you refused 16 and said,

“No! We will flee upon horses”—

therefore you shall flee!

and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”—

therefore your pursuers shall be swift!

Isaiah 30:15–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 For the Lord Yahweh, the holy one of Israel, said this:

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;

your strength shall be in quietness and in trust.”

But you were not willing, 16 and you said,

“No! For we will flee on horses!” Therefore you shall flee!

And, “We will ride on swift horses!” Therefore your pursuers shall be swift!

Isaiah 30:15–16 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

15 The Lord and King is the Holy One of Israel. He says,

“You will find peace and rest

when you turn away from your sins and depend on me.

You will receive the strength you need

when you stay calm and trust in me.

But you do not want to do what I tell you to.

16 You said, ‘No. We’ll escape on horses.’

So you will have to escape!

You said, ‘We’ll ride off on fast horses.’

So those who chase you will use faster horses!

Isaiah 30:15–16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,

In quietness and trust is your strength.”

But you were not willing,

16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,”

Therefore you shall flee!

“And we will ride on swift horses,

Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.