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Isaiah 29 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jerusalem Is Warned

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:1 - Woe, [fn]Ariel, [fn]Ariel the city where David once camped!
Add year to year, [fn]keep your feasts on schedule.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:2 - I will bring distress to Ariel,
And she will be a city of grieving and mourning;
And she will be like an [fn]Ariel to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:3 - I will camp against you [fn]encircling you,
And I will set up siegeworks against you,
And I will raise up battle towers against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:4 - Then you will be brought low;
From the earth you will speak,
And from the dust where you are prostrate
Your words will come.
Your voice will also be like that of a [fn]spirit from the ground,
And your speech will whisper from the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:5 - But the multitude of your [fn]enemies will become like fine dust,
And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which [fn]blows away;
And it will happen instantly, suddenly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:6 - From the LORD of armies you will be punished with thunder and earthquake and loud noise,
With whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a consuming fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:7 - And the multitude of all the nations who wage war against [fn]Ariel,
Even all who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress her,
Will be like a dream, a vision of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It will be as when a hungry person dreams
And behold, he is eating;
But when he awakens, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied,
Or as when a thirsty person dreams
And behold, he is drinking,
But when he awakens, behold, he is faint
And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.
So will the multitude of all the nations be
Who wage war against Mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:9 - Be delayed and horrified,
Blind yourselves and be blind;
They become drunk, but not with wine,
They stagger, but not with intoxicating drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:10 - For the LORD has poured over you a spirit of deep sleep,
He has shut your eyes—the prophets;
And He has covered your heads—the seers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:11 - The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed [fn]book, which, when they give it to the one who [fn]is literate, saying, “Please read this,” he will say, “I cannot, because it is sealed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:12 - Then the [fn]book will be given to the one who [fn]is illiterate, saying, “Please read this.” And he will say, “I [fn]cannot read.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:13 - Then the Lord said,
“Because this people approaches Me with their [fn]words
And honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me,
And their [fn]reverence for Me [fn]consists of the commandment of men that is taught;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:14 - Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous;
And the wisdom of their wise men will perish,
And the understanding of their men who have understanding will be concealed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:15 - Woe to those who deeply hide their [fn]plans from the LORD,
And whose deeds are done in a dark place,
And they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 - You turn things around!
Shall the potter be considered [fn]as equal with the clay,
That what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”;
Or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

Blessing after Discipline

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:17 - Is it not yet just a little while
[fn]Before Lebanon will be turned into a fertile field,
And the fertile field will be considered as a forest?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:18 - On that day those who are deaf will hear words of a book,
And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of those who are blind will see.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:19 - The afflicted also will increase their joy in the LORD,
And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:20 - For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished,
Indeed all who [fn]are intent on doing evil will be eliminated,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:21 - Who [fn]cause a person to be indicted by a word,
And set a trap for the arbitrator at the gate,
And [fn]defraud the one in the right with [fn]meaningless arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:22 - Therefore this is what the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, says concerning the house of Jacob:
“Jacob will not be ashamed now, nor will his face turn pale now;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:23 - But when [fn]he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst,
They will sanctify My name;
Indeed, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob,
And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 - “Those who err in [fn]mind will know [fn]the truth,
And those who [fn]criticize will [fn]accept instruction.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., Lion of God, or Jerusalem
I.e., Lion of God, or Jerusalem
Lit let your feasts run their round
Ariel (i.e., Jerusalem) is a Heb word for “altar hearth” where offerings were burned
Lit like a circle
Or ghost
Lit strangers
Lit passes away
See note 1 v 1
Lit soul
Lit soul
Or scroll
Lit knows books
Or scroll
Lit does not know books
Lit do not know books
Lit mouth
Lit fear of Me
Lit is
Lit counsel
Lit like
Lit And
Lit watch evil
Lit bring a person under condemnation
Lit turn aside
Lit confusion
Or his children see
Lit spirit
Lit understanding
Lit murmur
Lit learn

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