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Isaiah 30 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 princes are at Zoan
And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 - “Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them,
Who are not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The [fn]oracle concerning the beasts 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 cannot profit 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 before them
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 to us what is right,
Speak to us [fn]pleasant words,
Prophesy illusions.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:11 - “Get out of the way, turn aside from the path,
[fn]Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:12 - Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,
“Since you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:13 - Therefore this iniquity 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 sherd 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 thus 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 as a [fn]flag on a mountain top
And as a signal 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]O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely 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 privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:21 - Your ears will hear a word behind you, “[fn]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 defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to [fn]them, “Be gone!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:23 - Then He will give you rain for [fn]the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be [fn]rich and [fn]plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:24 - Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which [fn]has been winnowed with shovel and fork.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:25 - On every lofty mountain and on 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 - The light of the moon will be as 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 bruise [fn]He has inflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:27 - Behold, the name of the LORD comes from a [fn]remote place;
Burning is His anger and [fn]dense is His [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 torrent,
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 [fn]leads to ruin.
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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: pour out a drink offering
Literally: My mouth
Or, burden of
Literally: them
Literally: shoulders
Literally: this one
M.T. reads They are Rahab (or arrogance), to remain
Literally: be
So the versions; Heb Forever and ever
Literally: are not willing
Or, law
Literally: smooth things
Literally: Cause to cease from our presence the
Literally: Crushed, it will not be spared
Literally: snatch up
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Literally: returning
Literally: pole
Literally: waits
Literally: is on high
Literally: wait
M.T. reads A people will inhabit Zion, Jerusalem
Literally: saying, ``This
Literally: it ``Go out"
Literally: your
Literally: fatness
Literally: fat
Literally: one winnows
Literally: canals, streams of water
Literally: of His blow
Literally: distance
Literally: heaviness
Literally: uplifting
Literally: sifting of the worthless
Literally: misleads
Literally: the song
Literally: the majesty of His voice
Literally: descent
Literally: passing
Literally: staff of foundation
I.e. the place of human sacrifice to Molech
Literally: Its pile

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