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Isaiah 29 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:1 - Ah, Ariel, Ariel,
the city where David encamped!
Add year to year;
let the feasts run their round.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:2 - Yet I will distress Ariel,
and there shall be moaning and lamentation,
and she shall be to me like an Ariel.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:3 - And I will encamp against you all around,
and will besiege you with towers
and I will raise siegeworks against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:4 - And you will be brought low; from the earth you shall speak,
and from the dust your speech will be bowed down;
your voice shall come from the ground like the voice of a ghost,
and from the dust your speech shall whisper.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:5 - But the multitude of your foreign foes shall be like small dust,
and the multitude of the ruthless like passing chaff.
And in an instant, suddenly,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:6 - you will be visited by the LORD of hosts
with thunder and with earthquake and great noise,
with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:7 - And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel,
all that fight against her and her stronghold and distress her,
shall be like a dream, a vision of the night.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - As when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he is eating
and awakes with his hunger not satisfied,
or as when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he is drinking
and awakes faint, with his thirst not quenched,
so shall the multitude of all the nations be
that fight against Mount Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:9 - Astonish yourselves[fn] and be astonished;
blind yourselves and be blind!
Be drunk, but not with wine;
stagger, but not with strong drink!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:10 - For the LORD has poured out upon you
a spirit of deep sleep,
and has closed your eyes (the prophets),
and covered your heads (the seers).

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:11 - And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:12 - And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:13 - And the Lord said:
“Because this people draw near with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
while their hearts are far from me,
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:14 - therefore, behold, I will again
do wonderful things with this people,
with wonder upon wonder;
and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:15 - Ah, you who hide deep from the LORD your counsel,
whose deeds are in the dark,
and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 - You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,
that the thing made should say of its maker,
“He did not make me”;
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:17 - Is it not yet a very little while
until Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be regarded as a forest?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:18 - In that day the deaf shall hear
the words of a book,
and out of their gloom and darkness
the eyes of the blind shall see.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:19 - The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the LORD,
and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:20 - For the ruthless shall come to nothing
and the scoffer cease,
and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:21 - who by a word make a man out to be an offender,
and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate,
and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:22 - Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:
“Jacob shall no more be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:23 - For when he sees his children,
the work of my hands, in his midst,
they will sanctify my name;
they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob
and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 - And those who go astray in spirit will come to understanding,
and those who murmur will accept instruction.”
ESV Footnotes
Ariel could mean lion of God, or hero (2 Samuel 23:20), or altar hearth (Ezekiel 43:15-16)
Or Linger awhile

ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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