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Isaiah 30 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Judah Warned against Egyptian Alliance

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:1 - “Woe to the rebellious children,” declares the LORD,
“Who execute a plan, but not Mine,
And [fn]make an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:2 - Who proceed down to Egypt
Without consulting [fn]Me,
To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh,
And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:3 - “Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame,
And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:4 - “For their officials are at Zoan
And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 - “Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who do not benefit them,
Who are not a help or benefit, but a source of shame and also disgrace.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The pronouncement concerning the animals of the Negev:
Through a land of distress and anguish,
From [fn]where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent,
They carry their riches on the [fn]backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on camels’ humps,
To a people who will not benefit them;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:7 - Even Egypt, whose help is vain and empty.
Therefore, I have called [fn]her
[fn]Rahab who has been exterminated.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:8 - Now go, write it on a tablet in their presence
And inscribe it on a scroll,
That it may [fn]serve in the time to come
[fn]As a witness forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:9 - For this is a rebellious people, false sons,
Sons who [fn]refuse to listen
To the [fn]instruction of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:10 - Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”;
And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy the truth to us.
Speak to us [fn]pleasant words,
Prophesy illusions.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:11 - “Get out of the way, turn aside from the path,
Stop speaking before us about the Holy One of Israel!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:12 - Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says:
“Since you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in oppression and crookedness, and have relied on them,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:13 - Therefore this wrongdoing will be to you
Like a breach about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 - Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter’s jar,
[fn]So ruthlessly shattered
That a shard will not be found among its pieces
To [fn]take fire from a hearth
Or to scoop water from a cistern.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:15 - For this is what the Lord [fn]GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said:
“In [fn]repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:16 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:17 - One thousand will flee at the threat of one man;
You will flee at the threat of five,
Until you are left like a signal post on a mountain top,
And like a flag on a hill.

God Is Gracious and Just

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:18 - Therefore the LORD [fn]longs to be gracious to you,
And therefore He [fn]waits on high to have compassion on you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
How blessed are all those who [fn]long for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:19 - [fn]For, you people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will certainly be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:20 - Although the Lord has given you bread of deprivation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher, will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will see your Teacher.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:21 - Your ears will hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:22 - And you will desecrate your carved images plated with silver, and your cast metal images plated with gold. You will scatter them as a filthy thing, and say to [fn]them, “Be gone!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:23 - Then He will give you rain for your seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be [fn]rich and [fn]plentiful; on that day your livestock will graze in a wide pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:24 - Also the oxen and the donkeys that work the ground will eat [fn]seasoned feed, which [fn]has been winnowed with shovel and pitchfork.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:25 - And on every lofty mountain and every high hill there will be [fn]streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:26 - And the light of the full moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds up the fracture of His people and heals the wound [fn]He has inflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:27 - Behold, the name of the LORD comes from a [fn]remote place;
His anger is burning and [fn]dense with [fn]smoke;
His lips are filled with indignation,
And His tongue is like a consuming fire;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:28 - His breath is like an overflowing river,
Which reaches to the neck,
To shake the nations back and forth in a [fn]sieve,
And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:29 - You will have [fn]songs as in the night when you keep the festival,
And gladness of heart as when one marches to the sound of the flute,
To go to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:30 - And the LORD will cause [fn]His voice of authority to be heard,
And the [fn]descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger,
And in the flame of a consuming fire
In cloudburst, downpour, and hailstones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:31 - For at the voice of the LORD Assyria will be terrified,
When He strikes with the rod.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:32 - And every [fn]blow of the [fn]rod of punishment,
Which the LORD will lay on him,
Will be with the music of tambourines and lyres;
And in battles, brandishing weapons, He will fight them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:33 - For [fn]Topheth has long been ready,
Indeed, it has been prepared for the king.
He has made it deep and large,
[fn]A pyre of fire with plenty of wood;
The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit pour out a drink offering
Lit My mouth
Lit them
Lit shoulders
Lit this one
MT They are Rahab or arrogance, to remain; i.e., Egypt, as a sea monster; see note Job 26:12
Lit be
As in most ancient versions; MT Forever and ever
Lit are not willing
Or Law
Lit smooth things
Lit Crushed, it will not be spared
Lit snatch up
Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Lit returning
Lit waits
Lit is on high
Lit wait
MT For a people will inhabit Zion, Jerusalem
Lit it “Go out”
Lit fatness
Lit fat
Lit sorrel-seasoned
Lit one winnows
Lit canals, streams of water
Lit of His blow
Lit distance
Lit heaviness
Lit uplifting
Lit sifting of the worthless
Lit the song
Lit the majesty of His voice
Lit descent
Lit passing
Lit staff of foundation
I.e., the place of human sacrifice to Molech
Lit Its pile

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