God's heavy judgment upon Jerusalem.
Isaiah 29:1 Alas for Ariel, Ariel, The city against which, David, encamped,Add ye a year to a year, Let, the festivals, come round; Isaiah 29:2 Yet will I bring Ariel into straits,And she shall become a bewailing and wailing, Yea she shall become to me a veritable Hearth of God. Isaiah 29:3 And I will encamp round about against thee,And lay siege against thee with a fort, And raise against thee siege-works; Isaiah 29:4 And thou shalt be brought lowOut of the earth, shalt thou speak, And, out of the dust, shalt thou lower thine utterance,And, as one that hath a familiar spirit, Out of the earth, shall come thy voice, And, out of the dust, thy speech shall chirp; Isaiah 29:5 Then shall be, as fine dust, the multitude of thy foreigners,And, as chaff that passeth away, the multitude of tyrants; And it shall come to pass, in a twinkling, suddenly. Isaiah 29:6 From Yahweh of hosts, shalt thou be visited, With thunder, and with earthquake and a great noise,hurricane and storm, and flame of fire devouring;
The unsatiableness of her enemies.
Isaiah 29:7 And it shall be like the dream of a night vision, With the multitude of all the nations who have been making war against Ariel,Even with all who have been making war against her, and her stronghold, and who have been laying siege to her; Isaiah 29:8 Yea it shall be, As when the hungry man dreameth, and lo! he is eating, But he awaketh, and his soul, is empty, Or as when the thirsty man dreameth, and lo! he is drinking, But he awaketh, and lo! he is faint, and, his soul, is craving, So, shall it be with the multitude of all the nations, that have come forth to war against Mount Zion.
Isaiah 29:9 Stand ye stock still, and stare, Besmear your eyes, and be blind,They are drunken, but not with wine, They reel, but not with strong drink; Isaiah 29:10 For Yahweh, hath poured out upon you, a spirit of deep sleep, Yea hath tightly shut your eyesthe prophets,And, your headsthe seers, hath he covered, Isaiah 29:11 And so all, vision hath become unto you, as the words of a writing that is sealed, Which is delivered unto one acquainted with writing, saying, Pray thee, read this, And he saith, I cannot, for it, is, sealed; Isaiah 29:12 And then the writing is delivered to one unacquainted with writing, saying, Pray thee, read this, And he saith, I am not acquainted with writing.
and deep hypocrisy of the Jews.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore My Lord hath said,Because this people, hath drawn near, with their mouth, And, with their lips, have honoured me, But, their heart, have they moved far from me, And so their reverence of me hath become A commandment of men, in which they have been schooled, Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold me! Again, dealing wonderfully with this people, doing wonderfully a wonderful thing,So, shall perish, the wisdom of their wise men, And, the intelligence of their intelligent men, shall vanish! Isaiah 29:15 Alas! for them who would fain have been too deep for Yahweh, by giving secret counsel,and therefore, in the dark, have been their doings, and they have said, Who, can see us? and,Who, can understand us? Isaiah 29:16 Your perverseness! As if, like clay, the potter, could be reckoned; For shall, the thing made, say, of him that made it, he made me not? Or hath, the thing fashioned, ever said, of him that fashioned it, He hath no understanding. Isaiah 29:17 Is it not yet, a very little while, And, Lebanon, shall be turned, into garden land,And, garden land, for a forest, be reckoned?
A promise of sanctification to the godly.
Isaiah 29:18 Therefore, in that day, shall the deaf hear, the words of a book,And, out of gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind, shall see; Isaiah 29:19 And again, shall the humbled, in Yahweh, have joy,And, the needy of mankind, in the Holy One of Israel, exult; Isaiah 29:20 For the tyrant, hath vanished, And the scoffer, is no more, Yea cut off, are all who watch for iniquity: Isaiah 29:21 Who bring a man into condemnation with a rumour, And, for him that decideth in the gate, lay a snare,And have driven away, for a thing of nought, one who was righteous. Isaiah 29:22 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, concerning the house of Jacob, [even he saith it] who redeemed Abraham,Not now, shall, Jacob, turn pale, And, not now, shall their faces whiten; Isaiah 29:23 For, when he seeth his children, the work of my hands, in his midst, They will hallow my Name,Yea they will hallow the Holy One of Jacob, And, the God of Israel, will they regard with awe. Isaiah 29:24 Then will they who erred in spirit, comprehend, And, the murmurers, accept instruction.