The prophet threateneth the people for their confidence in Egypt,
Isaiah 30:1 Alas! for sons who are rebellious, Declareth Yahweh. Executing a purpose, but not from me, And pouring out a libation, but not from my spirit,That they may add sin to sin: Isaiah 30:2 Who are setting out to go down to Egypt, But, at my mouth, have not asked,Betaking them to the protection of Pharaoh, And seeking refuge under the shadow of Egypt. Isaiah 30:3 Therefore shall, the protection of Pharaoh, become to you, a shame, And, the refuge in the shadow of Egypt, an insult; Isaiah 30:4 For, their princes, have been, in Zoan,And, their messengers, unto Hanes, would draw near. Isaiah 30:5 Every one, hath felt ashamed of a people that could not serve them,Neither with help, nor with service, But they are a shame, yea even a reproach. Isaiah 30:6 The Oracle on the Beasts of the South,Through a land of distress and oppressionLioness and lion coming therefrom, Viper and fiery flying serpent, They would carry, on the shoulders of young asses, their wealth, And, on the humps of camels, their treasures, Unto a people that cannot serve them. Isaiah 30:7 But, the Egyptians, with vanity and emptiness, would help,Therefore, have I proclaimed concerning this, Insolent! they, sit still!
and contempt of God's Word.
Isaiah 30:8 Now, enterWrite it upon a tablet before them, And, upon a scroll, inscribe it,That it may serve for a later day, For futurity, unto times age-abiding: Isaiah 30:9 That it is, a rebellious people, Sons, apt at deceiving,Sons, unwilling to hear the law of Yahweh: Isaiah 30:10 Who have said to, the seers, Ye must not, see! To the prophets, Ye must not prophesy to us reproofs! Speak to us smooth things, Prophesy delusions: Isaiah 30:11 Depart ye from the way, Turn aside from the path,Desist, from setting before us, the, Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 30:12 ThereforeThus, saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye have rejected this word,And have trusted in oppression and perverseness, And have relied thereon, Isaiah 30:13 Therefore, shall this iniquity become to you, As a breach ready to fall, A bulging in a high wall,Whose breaking down cometh, suddenly in a twinkling. Isaiah 30:14 Yea he will break itas the breaking of the pitcher of a potter, crushed, he will not spare; So that there shall not be found, when it is smashed, A sherd, wherewith to snatch fire from a hearth, Or to skim off water out of a cistern. Isaiah 30:15 For, thus, said my Lord Yahweh, the Holy One of IsraelBy returning and resting, shall ye be saved, In keeping quiet and trusting, shall be your strength,Howbeit ye would not! Isaiah 30:16 But ye said,Nay! but on horses, will we flee, For this cause, shall ye indeed flee,And, on the swift, will we ride, For this cause, swift, shall be your pursuers: Isaiah 30:17 One, thousand, before the war-cry of onebefore the war-cry of five, shall ye flee,Until ye have been left, As a pole on the top of a mountain, And as an ensign upon a hill.
God's mercies towards his Church.
Isaiah 30:18 And, therefore, will Yahweh wait, That he may grant you favour, And, therefore, will he lift himself up, That he may show you compassion,For, A God of justice, is, Yahweh, How happy all they who are waiting for him. Isaiah 30:19 For, a people, In Zion, shall dwell, In Jerusalem,As for weeping, thou shalt not weep! As for favour, he will grant thee favour, at the sound of thine outcry,As soon as he heareth, he hath answered thee! Isaiah 30:20 Though My Lord, should give you, bread in short measure, and, water in scant allowance, Yet will thy Teacher, not hide himself any more, But thine eyes shall ever be looking on thy Teacher. Isaiah 30:21 So shall, thine own ears, hear a word from behind thee saying,This, is the way, walk ye therein, When ye would turn to the right hand, Or when ye would turn to the left. Isaiah 30:22 Then will ye defileThe overlaying of thy graven images of silver, And the coating of thy molten image of gold,Thou wilt cash them away, as a woman the token of her sickness, Begone! shalt thou say thereto, Isaiah 30:23 Then will he give-Rain, for thy seedwherewith thou shalt sow thy ground, and, Bread, as the increase of thy ground, which shall be fertile and fat,Thy cattle, in that day, shall feed, in broad pasture: Isaiah 30:24 And, the oxen and the young asses that till the ground, salted provender, shall eat, which hath been winnowed with shovel or fan. Isaiah 30:25 Then shall there be, On every lofty mountain, and, On every lifted hill, Channels, Conduits of water,In the great day of slaughter, When the towers fall. Isaiah 30:26 Then shall, the light of the moon, be, as the light of the sun, And, the light of the sun, shall be, sevenfold, as the light of seven days,In the dayWhen Yahweh, bindeth up, the laceration of his people, and, When, the severe wound caused by smiting them, he healeth.
God's wrath, and the people's joy, in the destruction of Assyria.
Isaiah 30:27 Lo! the Name of Yahweh, coming in from afar, His anger kindling, A heavy storm,His lips, are full of indignation, And, his tongue, is like a fire that devoureth; Isaiah 30:28 And, his breath, like an overflowing torrent, even unto the neck, doth reach, To sift nations, with a sieve of calamity,A bridle leading to ruin, being upon the jaws of the peoples. Isaiah 30:29 A song, shall ye have, As in the night of hallowing a festival,And gladness of heart, As when one goeth with the flute to enter, Into the mountain of Yahweh, Unto the Rock of Israel. Isaiah 30:30 Then will Yahweh, cause to be heardthe resounding of his voice, And, the bringing down of his arm, shall be seen, In a rage of anger, And with the flame of a devouring fire,A burst and a downpour, and a hailstone! Isaiah 30:31 For, at the voice of Yahweh, shall Assyria, be crushed,With his rod, will he smite. Isaiah 30:32 And it shall come to pass,that, every stroke of the staff of doom, which Yahweh shall lay upon him, shall be with timbrels, and with lyres,when, with battles of brandished weapons, he hath fought against them. Isaiah 30:33 For there hath been set in order, beforehand, a Topheth, Yea, the same, for the king, hath been prepared, He hath made it deepmade it large,The circumference thereof is for fire and wood in abundance, The breath of Yahweh, like a torrent of brimstone, is ready to kindle it.