Isaiah 30 ©

1 The people threatened for their confidence in Egypt, 8 and contempt of God's word. 18 God's mercies toward his church. 27 God's wrath, and the people's joy, in the destruction of Assyria.


WOE ato the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that btake counsel, but not of me; and that ccover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may dadd sin to sin:


eThat walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!


fTherefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.


For his princes gwere at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.


hThey were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.


iThe burden of jthe beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, kfrom whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they lwill carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that mshall not profit them.


For nthe Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried 1concerning this, oTheir strength is to sit still.


¶Now go, pwrite it before them *in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for 2the time to come for ever and ever:


That qthis is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:


Which say to the rseers, sSee not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, tspeak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:


uGet you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.


Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise vthis word, and trust in 3oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:


Therefore this iniquity shall be to you was a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.


And he shall break it as the breaking of 4the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a *sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water *withal out of the pit.


For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; xIn returning and yrest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and zye would not.


But ye said, No; for awe will flee upon horses; therefore bshall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; ctherefore shall they that pursue you be swift.


dOne thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as 5a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as ean *ensign on an hill.


¶And therefore will the LORD fwait, that he may be gracious unto you, and gtherefore will he be hexalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of ijudgment: jblessed are all they that wait for him.

g Ro. 2.4.

For the people shall kdwell in Zion at Jerusalem: lthou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; mwhen he shall hear it, he will answer thee.


And though the Lord give you nthe bread of adversity, and the water of 6affliction, yet oshall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:


And pthine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is qthe way, walk ye in it, when ye rturn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.


sYe shall defile also the covering of 7thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt 8cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.


tThen shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground *withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that uday shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.


The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat 9clean *provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the *fan.


And vthere shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every 10high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the wgreat slaughter, when the towers fall.


Moreover xthe light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that ythe LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.


¶Behold, zthe name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the 11burden thereof is 12heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and ahis tongue as a devouring fire:


bAnd his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, cto sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be da bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.


eYe shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth fwith a pipe to come into gthe mountain of the LORD, to the 13mighty One of Israel.

g ch. 2.3.

And the LORD shall cause 14his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.


For hthrough the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which ismote with a rod.


And 15in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall 16lay upon him, jit shall be with *tabrets and harps: and kin battles of shaking will he fight 17with it.

j v.29.

For lTophet is ordained 18of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and mmuch wood; nthe breath of the LORD, like a stream of *brimstone, doth kindle it.