The prophet threateneth the people for their confidence in Egypt,
Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, sayth the LORD, that take counsell, but not of mee; and that couer with a couering, but not of my Spirit, that they may adde sinne to sinne: Isaiah 30:2 That walke to goe downe into Egypt, (and haue not asked at my mouth) to strengthen themselues in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt. Isaiah 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt, [your] confusion. Isaiah 30:4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes. Isaiah 30:5 They were all ashamed of a people [that] could not profit them, nor be an helpe nor profite, but a shame and also a reproch. Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beastes of the South: into the lande of trouble and anguish, from whence [come] the yong and old lyon, the viper, and fierie flying serpent, they will carie their riches vpon the shoulders of yong asses, and their treasures vpon the bunches of camels, to a people [that] shall not profite [them]. Isaiah 30:7 For the Egyptians shall helpe in vaine, and to no purpose: Therefore haue I cried concerning this: Their strength is to sit still.
and contempt of God's Word.
Isaiah 30:8 Now goe, write it before them in a table, and note it in a booke, that it may bee for the time to come for euer and euer: Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not heare the Law of the LORD: Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophecie not vnto vs right things: speake vnto vs smooth things, prophecie deceits. Isaiah 30:11 Get ye out of the way: turne aside out of the path: cause the Holy one of Israel to cease from before vs. Isaiah 30:12 Wherefore, thus saith the Holy one of Israel: Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and peruersnesse, and stay thereon: Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquitie shalbe to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking commeth suddenly at an instant. Isaiah 30:14 And he shall breake it as the breaking of the potters vessell, that is broken in pieces, he shall not spare; so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it, a sheard to take fire from the hearth, or to take water [withall] out of the pit. Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy one of Israel, In returning and rest shall ye be saued, in quietnesse and in confidence shalbe your strength, and ye would not: Isaiah 30:16 But ye said; No, for we will flee vpon horses; therefore shall ye flee. And we will ride vpon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you, be swift. Isaiah 30:17 One thousand [shall flee] at the rebuke of one: at the rebuke of fiue, shall ye flee, till ye be left as a beacon vpon the top of a mountaine, and as an ensigne on a hill.
God's mercies towards his Church.
Isaiah 30:18 And therefore wil the LORD wait that he may be gracious vnto you, and therefore wil he be exalted that he may haue mercy vpon you: for the LORD is a God of Iudgment. Blessed [are] all they that wait for him. Isaiah 30:19 For the people shall dwel in Zion at Ierusalem: thou shalt weepe no more: hee will be very gracious vnto thee, at the voice of thy cry; when he shall heare it, he will answere thee. Isaiah 30:20 And [though] the Lord giue you the bread of aduersitie, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be remooued into a corner any more: but thine eyes shall see thy teachers. Isaiah 30:21 And thine eares shall heare a word behinde thee, saying; This [is] the way, walke ye in it, when ye turne to the right hand, and when ye turne to the left. Isaiah 30:22 Ye shall defile also the couering of thy grauen images of siluer, and the ornament of thy moulten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth, thou shalt say vnto it; Get thee hence. Isaiah 30:23 Then shall he giue the raine of thy seed that thou shalt sow the ground withall; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shalbe fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattell feed in large pastures. Isaiah 30:24 The oxen likewise and the yong asses that eare the ground, shall eate cleane prouender which hath bene winnowed with the shouell and with the fanne. Isaiah 30:25 And there shall be vpon euery high mountaine, and vpon euery high hill, riuers [and] streames of waters, in the day of the great slaughter when the towers fall. Isaiah 30:26 Moreouer the light of the Moone shalbe as the light of the Sunne, and the light of the Sunne shall be seuenfold, as the light of seuen dayes, in the day that the LORD bindeth vp the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
God's wrath, and the people's joy, in the destruction of Assyria.
Isaiah 30:27 Beholde, the Name of the LORD commeth from farre, burning with his anger, and the burden [thereof] is heauy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a deuouring fire. Isaiah 30:28 And his breath as an ouerflowing streame, shall reach to the midst of the necke, to sift the nations with the sieue of vanitie: and [there shalbe] a bridle in the iawes of the people causing [them] to erre. Isaiah 30:29 Yee shall haue a song as in the night, [when] a holy solemnitie is kept, and gladnesse of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountaine of the LORD, to the mighty one of Israel. Isaiah 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting downe of his arme, with the indignation of [his] anger, and with the flame of a deuouring fire, [with] scattering and tempest and hailestones. Isaiah 30:31 For through the voyce of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten downe, [which] smote with a rod. Isaiah 30:32 And in euery place where the grounded staffe shall passe, which the LORD shall lay vpon him, it shall be with tabrets and harpes: and in battels of shaking will he fight with it. Isaiah 30:33 For Tophet [is] ordained of olde; yea, for the king it is prepared, he hath made it deepe [and] large: the pile thereof [is] fire and much wood, the breath of the LORD, like a streame of brimstone, doeth kindle it.