THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 30 ©
The Lord threatens the Jews who sought unto the Egyptians for help, v. 1. And foretells that it shall be of no worth, 3, etc. The Lord commands the prophet to write his prophecy, 8. And He complains of His people’s rebellion, 9. Wherefore He threatens them that Jerusalem would be laid waste, 13, etc. But promises to have mercy on the penitent, 18. And to give them faithful teachers, 20. Whom they would hear, 21. Casting away the idols, 22. A promise concerning the blessing of the fruits of the earth, 23. And of greater glory and joy, 25, etc. A prophecy concerning the destruction of the Assyrian army, by the fierce anger of the Lord, 27, etc. And the joy of the people of God for it, 29.
WOE to 1the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take 2counsel, 3but not of me; and that cover with 4a covering, but 5not of my spirit, that they may add 6sin to sin:
7That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not 8asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust 9in the shadow of Egypt!
Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
For 10his princes were at 11Zoan, and his 12ambassadors came to 13Hanes.
14They were 15all 16ashamed of a people thata could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
The 17burden of the beasts 18of the south: 19into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the 20young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, 21they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunchesb of camels, 22to a people that shall not profit them.
For the 23Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, 24Their strength is to sit still.
¶ 25Now go, 26write it 27before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may 28be 29for the time to come for ever and ever:
That this is 30a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the 31law of the LORD:
Which say 32to the seers, 33See not; and to the 34prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, 35speak unto us smooth things, prophesy 36deceits:
Get you out 37of the way, turn aside out of the path, 38cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise 39this word, and trust 40in oppression and perverseness, and stay 41thereon:
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you 42as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whosec breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
And 43he 44shall break it 45as the breaking of the potters’ vesseld that is broken 46in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found 47in the bursting of it a sherde to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the 48pit.
For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; 49In returning and rest shall ye 50be saved; in quietness and in 51confidence shall be your strength: and 52ye would not.
But ye said, No; for we 53will flee upon horses; 54therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride 55upon the swift; therefore shall they 56that pursue you be swift.
57One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: tillf ye be left as 58a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
¶And 59therefore will the LORD 60wait, 61that he may be gracious unto you, and 62therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is 63a God of judgment: blessedgare all they that wait for him.
For 64the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: 65thou shalt weep no more: 66he will be very gracious unto thee 67at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will 68answer thee.
And though the 69Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers 70be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes 71shall see thy teachers:
And thine ears shall hear a 72word behind thee, saying, This is 73the way, walk ye in it, 74when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Ye shall 75defile also 76the covering of thy graven images of silver, and 77the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, 78Get thee hence.
Then shall 79he give the rain of 80thy seed, 81that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and 82bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and 83plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat 84clean provender,h which hath been 85winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.
And 86there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, 87rivers and streams of waters 88in the day of the great slaughter, when 89the towers fall.
Moreover 90the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be 91sevenfold, as 92the light of seven days, in the day 93that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth 94the stroke 95of their wound.
¶Behold, 96the name of the LORD cometh 97from far, burning with 98his anger, and 99the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
And hisi100breath, as an overflowing stream, shall 101reach to the midst of the neck, 102to sift the nations 103with the 104sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, 105causing them to err.
106Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy 107solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come 108into the mountain of the LORD, 109to the mighty One of Israel.
And the LORD shall cause 110his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew 111the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and 112tempest, and hailstones.
For 113through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
And 114in every place where the 115grounded 116staff shall pass, which the LORD 117shall lay upon him, 118it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight 119with it.120
For 121Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for 122the king it is prepared; 123he hath made it deep and large: 124the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle 125it.